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November 27, 2014
 
 

Government Tables Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act

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Government Tables Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act
Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Steven Blaney, tabled, October 27, 2014, Bill C-44 An Act to Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts (short title: Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act). The bill, in part, amends the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act to give greater protection to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) human resources; clarify the scope of the CSIS mandate; and confirm the jurisdiction of the Federal Court to issue warrants that have effect outside Canada.

While of little direct relevance to the water and wastewater sector, as a critical infrastructure water and wastewater utilities do need to be prepared for emergencies from natural through to terrorist attacks. Increased clarity of the role of CSIS is an important component in anti-terrorism measures.

 

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