The CMLA has partnered with several civil rights organizations and experts to express our concerns with the revised national security legislation known as Bill C-59. Although the amendments in Bill C-59 address some of the problems in the predecessor legislation (Bill C-51) more reforms are needed to improve oversight of agencies, procedural fairness, and limits for data collection and sharing.
Amendments that only scratch the surface of oversight for agencies with unprecedented powers will not suffice. More safeguards against misuse of power are necessary.
Enclosed are links in English and French of the letter the CMLA co-signed to the Ministers of Public Safety, Justice, and Immigration.