What Does C-51 Mean for Academic Freedom & Campus Free Speech?

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Bill C-51, the 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.


version française: http://www.caut.ca/docs/default-source/reports/projet-de-loi-c-51—analyse-de-l’acppu-(2015-03).pdf?sfvrsn=14


This content has been updated on 15 June 2015 at 15 h 15 min.