Our answers to the National Security online consultation


The consultation is now closed. We will closely observe the data analysis process: its duration, its transparency, and the policies that will be based on it; stay tuned!

The federal government has held an online consultation on National Security from September to December 2016. It was a long questionnaire with pointed questions and informed by a Green Paper seemingly biased in favour of what law enforcement and national security entities want. Therefore, we decided to make our answers public in an attempt to make the process more accessible for all, and more focused on human rights, civil liberties and the principles of fundamental justice.

Although the consultation is over, feel free to read and share our answers some more. They offer a detailed look at the issues with and solutions to Canada’s National Security Framework. You can read them below per topic or download them in one single PDF document here.

Our answers

Please click on the links below to open pages with the questions and our answers on each topic.

Acronyms & Glossary



Threat Reduction

Domestic National Security Information Sharing

Passenger Protect Program

Criminal Code Terrorism Measures

Terrorist Entity Listing Procedures

Terrorist Financing

Investigative Capabilities in a Digital World

Intelligence and Evidence

General Feedback

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