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  1. Canada Set to Unleash Spymasters

    Many see it as an attack on civil rights, and four former prime ministers question it, but Canadian lawmakers — recently attacked themselves — have passed a bill through the House of Commons in favor of controversial new surveillance powers. The Anti-Terrorism Act would expand Canada’s spying capabilities and criminalize the promotion of terrorism while making it easier to detain suspects. The contentious bill, supported by both Conservatives and Liberal Party members, is expected to clear the Senate and be signed into law.

    The Guardian, Globe and Mail

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