This guy is the slimepit for action by the US NEOCONS and the DOMINIONISTS!!
This is not conspiracy talk - it's merely what it is.
When people can be rounded up by the US and put in dark sites by the Canadians (which has already happened) we are truly no longer free. On American soil, no one is given basic legal rights under GoneGonzales nor Mukasey's watch!! We cannot have people deported/renditioned/kidnapped from Canada and taken into American kangaroo courts!
WAKE UP, CANADA!! Stop the madness!!
God help us all
OTTAWA — With just a few weeks to go before a Supreme Court-imposed deadline effectively crushes the current security-certificate program, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day yesterday urged that a new version of the law be passed, even though he said he fully believes the new law will also face a court challenge.
"We do think it will be challenged" regardless of the wording of the new law, Mr. Day said. "That's why we tried to meet not just the spirit but the letter of the law."
Mr. Day's appearance kicked off a mammoth session by the Senate committee on anti-terrorism. More than 30 groups asked to speak before the committee about Bill C-3, the government's new legislation designed to deal with foreigners deemed to pose a security risk, including alleged terrorists held under security certificates.
The government is racing to have the new law in place before Feb. 23. In 2006, the Supreme Court found that parts of the previous legislation dealing with the same issue violated the Charter of Rights. The court gave the government one year to fix the law, or see the current security certificates expire.
Earlier this month, both the Conservatives and Liberals adopted the new law in the Commons. Now the government is encouraging the Senate to approve the legislation before the February deadline.
Some senators - as well as some outside critics of the new bill - expressed disappointment yesterday that the Senate is being asked to approve the legislation in only a few weeks. However, much of yesterday's debate focused on perhaps the most significant difference between the old law and the new one: the so-called special-advocate program.
Under the old security-certificate legislation, suspected terrorists could be kept from seeing the evidence against them for reasons of national security. Under the new legislation, such suspects would be able to have an advocate - likely a specially selected immigration law expert - act on their behalf. Such advocates would be able to meet at length with suspects, and then see all the secret evidence against them. However, after the advocates have seen the evidence, their subsequent contact with the suspect would be severely limited.
Mr. Day praised the new system as the best of its kind in the world, maintaining the balance between civil liberties and security. However, many of the two dozen or so people who spoke to the committee yesterday disagreed with the minister's assessment.
For more than eight hours, senators heard from myriad religious, legal and community groups.
"An unconstitutional process cannot be replaced by another one," said Christian Legeais for the Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee. Mr. Harkat, one of the subjects of the security-certificate program, also appeared before the Senate committee.
No matter what the new legislation's fate in the Senate, there are risks for the government. If the law doesn't pass before the Feb. 23 deadline, all current security certificates essentially expire; if the law does pass, it is almost certainly going to be the subject of another court challenge.More here:
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Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day predicts the Conservatives new legislation to deport foreign-born terror suspects will survive any court test. ...
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