Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The law will allow police to detain people pre-emptively and hold them for as long as three days without charges and would give authorities power to compel testimony through so-called investigative hearings at which people are brought before judges to answer questions.Under Paul Martin, the police never used these powers. Under Vic Toews and the Harper Cons, does anybody think they'll be so careful and circumspect? The record so far isn't very reassuring.
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Well, actually, the Cons and the Liberals passed this bill:
"The Liberal decision to back the Conservative bill reflects a change from 2007, when both the Liberals and NDP voted down a proposal to extend the police powers. The Liberals said their switch reflects reviews and studies on the topic that were completed after the last vote and it recognizes that in “extreme circumstances,” with appropriate safeguards, these provisions may be required."
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I had not seen that piece about Omar Khadr. It seems to indicate the gov't's advisers are as delusional as the Cabinet. Please tell me she's an exempt and not a PSC member.