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A Law Times column argues the Anti-terrorism Act creates a chill on free speech by adding unclear sections to the Criminal Code. Do you feel the new laws will hurt counter-terrorism efforts?

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 A Law Times column argues the Anti-terrorism Act creates a chill on free speech by adding unclear sections to the Criminal Code. Do you feel the new laws will hurt counter-terrorism efforts?

Yes, the Anti-terrorism Act is vague, and does not provide lawyers with a clear sense of how courts will apply the new provisions.
Votes: 14
53.8%  
No, the Anti-terrorism Act is meant to be applied to a variety of terrorism-related offences, and gives Canadians a stronger legal framework to prosecute such offences.
Votes: 12
46.2%  

Number of Voters   26
Start Voting   2016-12-05 00:00:00
End Voting   2017-01-05 00:00:00

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