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ERIC Number: ED561878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Does C-51 Mean for Academic Freedom & Campus Free Speech? CAUT Analysis of Bill C-51
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Bill C-51, the Canadian federal government's "Anti-Terrorism Act," has sparked serious concerns about the potential impact on the basic civil liberties of all Canadians. The proposed legislation would establish criminal offences that infringe upon the right to free expression. Security agencies would be granted unprecedented and intrusive powers to monitor and share information about Canadians, with no commensurate increase in oversight or accountability. While much of the focus of the debate has rightly centred on the infringements on civil liberties generally, there are also specific concerns about the impact of the legislation on academic freedom and free speech on university and college campuses. The following are appended: (1) Excerpts from Bill C-51; and (2) Iacobucci Inquiry--October 2008 and O'Connor Commission (Maher Arar)--September 2006.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Identifiers - Location: Canada