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Conservatives mulling legislation making it illegal to condone terrorist acts online

Conservatives mulling legislation making it illegal to condone terrorist acts online:

Sources suggest the government is likely to bring in new hate speech legislation that would make it illegal to claim terrorist acts are justified online.

The Prime Minister told the House of Commons on Thursday that Canada’s law and policing powers need to be strengthened in the areas of surveillance, detention and arrest. He said work is already under way to provide law enforcement agencies with “additional tools” and that work will now be expedited.

The Conservative MP said the new legislation was crafted before this week’s events and is not “trauma tainted.”

Never waste a crisis: one way of using them is to to pass legislation that’s crafted ‘well in advance’ of any given crisis, but that could likely only pass with the support of the House and/or the citizenry in the face of the crisis.