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Canada: House of Commons votes against extension of controversial anti-terror provisions

On 27 February, the Canadian House of Commons voted not to continue two provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The provisions allowed the police to make preventive arrests without warrant and gave judges the power to compel witnesses to testify in terrorism cases. On 27 March, the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security also published a new report with recommendations on the Anti-Terrorism Act as part of its mandate to review the legislation.

ATA Press Article