CAUT analysis of Bill C-51

by Faculty Association | Filed under April 2015.

What does C-51 Mean for Academic Freedom and Campus Free Speech?

Bill C-51, the federal government’s Anti-Terrorism Act, has raised 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 increase in oversight or accountability. While much of the focus of the debate has rightly centred on the infringements on civil liberties generally, the legislation will also affect academic freedom and free speech on university and college campuses.

The analysis can be accessed on the CAUT website here.


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