Colleen Power says the public needs to continue demanding answers and accountability.
No clear statement of legal justification has been offered for the checkpoints
The Trudeau government is set to review the activities of Canada’s spy agencies at a time when it appears Bill C-51 has empowered many of the more than 20 agencies and departments with surveilling powers to violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Against nationwide opposition, the Conservative Government’s impending “anti-terror” legislation passed its third reading in Parliament last week with the support of most Newfoundland and Labrador MPs.
The Québec government took drastic measures last month to quash a student uprising against proposed tuition fee hikes in the province. In turn, “les casseroles” have become a Canada-wide symbol of ‘Solidarité’.