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Open Letter to Federal Leaders: Do Not Expand Anti-Terrorism Laws In Name Of Anti-Racism

February 22, 2021

CCLA, along with over 170 other organizations, academics, lawyers, and other experts, has signed on to a letter initiated by Azeezah Kanji, a legal academic and writer at Noor Cultural Centre, and Tim McSorley, National Coordinator at International Civil Liberties Monitoring group. The letter urges the leaders of the five political parties represented in Parliament not to expand anti-terrorism laws in the name of anti-racism. The growth, proliferation, and emboldening of White supremacist and far-right groups across Canada is alarming, and urgently requires a strong response. However, the entrenchment and expansion of problematic anti-terrorism tools threatens to further intensify racism, rather than alleviate it.  

Read the full letter here.

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