By Sheena Goodyear
It may have already passed into law, but the fight against Bill C-51 is far from over.
Sen. Mobina Jaffer, Canada’s first Muslim senator, says she’ll hit the ground running with organizations fighting the controversial anti-terror law this summer and work with whichever party is elected government in the fall to repeal the parts she believes are divisive and dangerous.
“I’m not saying be soft on terrorists, but let’s have a legislation that will truly bring us together in this country and not divide us,” Mobina told Yahoo Canada.
“Presently, there is a fear of Muslims in this country and you don’t feel very comfortable. This is not the Canadian way.”
C-51, which gives the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) increased powers to fight perceived terrorist threats, achieved royal assent last week.
It passed in the House of Commons in May with the support of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. But Jaffer and her fellow Liberal senators — technicallyRead More »from Fight against new spy law just beginning, Muslim senator says