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Osgoode Hall Law Journal

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Working Paper

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civil liberties; constitutionalism; security; terrorism; government accountability; omnibus legislation; overbreadth; vagueness; Canada


This article assesses Canada's principal legal responses to the challenge presented by terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United 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.

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