Security Bill C-51 (Anti-terrorism Act, 2015)

Define “terrorist propaganda” more clearly.

Liberal Platform Page 53 October 5, 2015
Jun 2019

An Act respecting national security matters

Parliament of Canada June 21, 2019

144 The definition terrorist propaganda in subsection 83.‍222(8) of the Act is replaced by the following: terrorist propaganda means any writing, sign, visible representation or audio recording that counsels the commission of a terrorism offence.‍ (propagande terroriste)

Bill C-59 received royal assent on June 21, 2019.

Jun 2017

Liberals to create 'super' national security watchdog as part of anti-terror law overhaul

CBC News June 20, 2017

The federal Liberal government is creating a new "super" civilian watchdog to review security and intelligence agencies across government and extending new powers to Canada's electronic spy agency.

The proposed changes were unveiled today as part of a massive legislative overhaul of Canada's anti-terrorism regime.

The new bill also checks off a number of election campaign promises to repeal what the platform called "problematic elements" of Bill C-51, including: Tightening the definition of "terrorist propaganda."

Bill C-59 is currently in its first reading as of June 20, 2017.