Van Loan eyes changes to the security certificate

posted on December 15, 2009 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

by The Canadian Press Source: CTV News URL: [link] Date: February 14, 2009 Minister eyes changes to security certificate

OTTAWA — The federal government has launched a sweeping review of a crumbling anti-terrorist law, acknowledging the system needs fixing, The Canadian Press has learned. "We are working on it actively, very actively, and recognize that the current situation is not ideal -- and that there is a need for change," Peter Van Loan, Canada's public safety minister, said in an exclusive interview. The review of the rickety national-security certificate system could scrap or revamp a law used to arrest and deport non-Canadians considered a threat to national security. Certificates have existed for three decades, and more than two dozen have been issued since 1991, when they became part of federal immigration law.

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