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

Guarantee that all Canadian Security Intelligence Service warrants respect the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Liberal Platform Page 53 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jun 2019

An Act respecting national security matters

Parliament of Canada June 21, 2019

108 Paragraphs 28(a) and (b) of the Act are replaced by the following: (a) prescribing the form of judicial authorizations that may be issued under section 11.‍13 and of warrants that may be issued under section 21, 21.‍1 or 23; (b) governing the practice and procedure of, and security requirements applicable to, hearings of applications for judicial authorization under section 11.‍13, for warrants that may be issued under section 21, 21.‍1 or 23, for renewals of those warrants and for orders that may be made under section 22.‍3; (b.‍1) governing the practice and procedure of, and security requirements applicable to, other matters that arise out of the performance by the Service of its duties and functions under this Act and over which the Chief Justice of the Federal Court or a judge is presiding.

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.

After tabling the 139-page bill in the House of Commons, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said it aims to strike a better balance between strengthening security in a fast-changing threat environment, and safeguarding the charter and privacy rights of Canadians.

"What is critically important is that it be exercised consistently with the law and the charter, and we've put the framework in place to make sure that is the case," he said.

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