On May 6, ICLMG’s National Coordinator, Tim McSorley, presented our main concerns to the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence on Bill C-59, the National Security Act, 2017. Some of them are:
1. C-59 empowers Canada’s national security agencies to engage in mass surveillance, including the mass collection and storage of our public information;
2. C-59 does not address the ongoing problems with the No Fly List, including the impossibility of an individual to effectively challenge their inclusion on the list;
3. C-59 would grant Canada’s signals intelligence agency, CSE, new powers to conduct cyberattacks, including hacking, deploying malware, and “disinformation campaigns.”
There are a LOT of issues with the bill but we had little time so you can read all about them and our **45** recommendations in our brief to the Senate.
Watch the full panel with our member Amnesty International Canada’s presentation and the Q&A with Senators.
If you prefer to read instead of watching/listening to a video, here are Tim’s speaking notes.
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