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Senate approves anti-terror Bill C-51

The Senate has rubber-stamped new anti-terror legislation that will beef up Canada's policing and spying powers, despite an outcry from those worried the bill will infringe on individual privacy.

Bill C-51 will amend the Criminal Code to make it easier for CSIS officers, border guards, and other law enforcement officials to monitor and arrest potential terror threats in Canada, including individuals seeking to leave the country to commit terror acts abroad.

Critics of the bill warn that it will make it easier for security officials to place Canadians under surveillance, as well as monitor their actions online.

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