Friday, January 05, 2007

Reference re. Canadian War-On-Terror Legislation

Don't have time to read it in depth, but based on a quick scan, this (in PDF format) seems to be an important critical reference by a prominent Canadian legal scholar, W. Wesley Pue, and published in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal in 2003. I would imagine it would be a good source for anyone doing research or writing on the topic, with lots of useful references to the legislation itself and to other sources, as well as for anyone seeking to understand how our liberties have been eroded in the so-called "war on terror."

The abstract reads:

This article assesses Canada's principle legal response to the challenge presented by terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Untied States. A review of major federal "Anti-terrorism" legislation reveals a legislative response that fundamentally violates core constitutional principles while failing to significantly enhance public safety.

Thank-you, Chretien Liberals.


crizette said...

This is actually a good reference. Many thanks for the post!

Scott said...

Glad you found it useful!

rabfish said...

looks promising--but the link seems to have stopped working

Scott said...

Weird...just now, when I would click on it directly, it would download, but when I would try to open it in a new tab, it would be unable to find the file. I stole the URL from one that had the address of the referring page first and then the referred-to pdf, and it changed the spaces in the filename to special characters in a different way then when I went to the page and looked the URL up directly. Why this was so, and why it had this effect, I have no idea. Anyway, it should work now...let me know if it does not!

rabfish said...

yes thank you, clicking on it directly works