False Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorism by Craig ForceseFalse Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorism by Craig Forcese

False Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorism

byCraig Forcese, Kent Roach

Paperback | September 18, 2015

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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 2006-201...
Title:False Security: The Radicalization Of Canadian Anti-terrorismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:600 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.45 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.45 inPublished:September 18, 2015Publisher:Irwin Law Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552214109

ISBN - 13:9781552214107


Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: History: A Short History of Canada's Over- and Underreaction to Terrorism

Chapter 3: Threat: An Evolving Terrorist Threat

Chapter 4: Watch: Surveillance of Threats

Chapter 5: Share: Information Sharing about Threats

Chapter 6: Interdict: Restricting the Movement of Threats

Chapter 7: Restrain: Limiting Threats

Chapter 8: Interrupt: Disruption When All Else Fails

Chapter 9: Prosecute: The Challenges of Terrorism Prosecutions

Chapter 10: Delete: Criminalizing and Censoring Extremist Speech

Chapter 11: Oversight: Who Is in Charge of Canadian Anti-terrorism?

Chapter 12: Review: Accountability Gaps

Chapter 13: Dissuade: An Ounce of Prevention and the Sociology of Anti-terrorism

Chapter 14: Conclusion: The Need for a Re-think


Editorial Reviews

"A vital threshold and fair-minded analysis of the excesses, inadequacies, assumptions, and judgments impacting the new national security laws in Canada; coherent, inclusive, and trenchant - not to be missed or set aside. Invaluable to all those who care about the right balance between freedom and security."