War on Terror

Ministers reject repeal of anti-terror laws

posted on November 15, 2005 | in Category War on Terror | PermaLink

Original author: James Gordon Source: The Ottawa Citizen URL: [link] (subscribers only) Date: November 15, 2005 Terrorism threat 'is real', Senate committee hearing told

Four senior federal ministers made a last-minute pitch yesterday to preserve sweeping anti-terrorism legislation brought in following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. Led by Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan, they dismissed many concerns expressed in 43 public hearings of a special Senate committee that has been reviewing the Anti-Terrorism Act over the past nine months.

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Ottawa demands greater wiretap access

posted on October 11, 2005 | in Category War on Terror | PermaLink

Original author: Campbell Clark
Source: The Globe and Mail
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Date: October 11, 2005

OTTAWA - The federal government is demanding that the telecommunications industry build a wiretapping capacity into their networks that would allow authorities to conduct round-the-clock surveillance on the e-mail, Internet or phone use of more than 8,000 people at a time, sources say.

The major boost in interception capacity is in proposals the government has put forward in confidential negotiations with the telecom industry as it prepares new legislation on high-tech wiretapping scheduled to be introduced next month.

Government officials insist their proposals will bring Canada's laws on wiretaps -- drafted when people still attached alligator clips to telephone lines to listen in -- up to speed with new technologies.

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