False Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorism

September 18, 2015|
False Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorism by Craig Forcese
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Winner of the 2016 Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize

On 20 October 2014, a terrorist drove his car into two members of the Canadian Armed Forces, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. Two days later, another terrorist murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo before storming Parliament. In the aftermath of these attacks, Parliament enacted Bill C-51 — the most radical national security law in generations. This new law ignored hard lessons on how Canada both over- and underreacted to terrorism in the past. It also ignored evidence and urgent recommendations about how to avoid these dangers in the future.

For much of 2015, Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have provided, as Maclean’s put it, the “intellectual core of what’s emerged as surprisingly vigorous push-back” to Bill C-51. In this book, they show that our terror laws now make a false promise of security even as they present a radical challenge to rights and liberties. They trace how our laws repeat past mistakes of institutionalized illegality while failing to address problems that weaken the accountability of security agencies and impair Canada’s ability to defend against terrorism.

Craig Forcese teaches national security law at the University of Ottawa''s Faculty of Law and is an executive member of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. Kent Roach teaches anti-terrorism law at the University of Toronto''s Faculty of Law and was the director of research (legal studies) of the 2006-2...
Title:False Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorism
Product dimensions:600 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.45 in
Shipping dimensions:600 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.45 in
Published:September 18, 2015
Publisher:Irwin Law Inc.
ISBN - 13:9781552214107

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