OTTAWA, October 23, 2001 ( – Prime Minister Jean Chretien said yesterday that there will be no expiry date on the controversial powers proposed in the anti-terrorism bill. Similar legislation in the United States, where unlike Canada, terrorist events are actually occurring, has been limited by a four year sunset clause. Alan Borovoy, general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, stated that the government’s anti-terrorism legislation “does not require measures that have the capacity this bill does to hit groups that don’t have the slightest association to the terrorism that we’re all properly concerned about”. (Globe and Mail October 22 and 23, 2001)

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