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

Limit Communications Security Establishment’s powers by requiring a warrant to engage in the surveillance of Canadians.

Liberal Platform Page 53 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jun 2019

An Act respecting national security matters

Parliament of Canada June 21, 2019

Warrant — Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (3.‍2) The Service may take measures under subsection (1) that would limit a right or freedom guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms only if a judge, on an application made under section 21.‍1, issues a warrant authorizing the taking of those measures.

Condition for issuance (3.‍3) The judge may issue the warrant referred to in subsection (3.‍2) only if he or she is satisfied that the measures, as authorized by the warrant, comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Warrant — Canadian law (3.‍4) The Service may take measures under subsection (1) that would otherwise be contrary to Canadian law only if the measures have been authorized by a warrant issued under section 21.‍1.

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