Newsroom Ready: Liberals to amend terror law blocking Afghan aid, amid 'gender apartheid'

The Liberal government introduced legislation on Thursday that would alter terrorism laws that have blocked Canadian humanitarian aid from reaching Afghanistan. Bill C-41 would amend the Criminal Code to provide a carveout for Canadian aid workers to carry out duties in areas controlled by terrorists without being prosecuted for supporting those groups. International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan said that is needed to respond to the Taliban’s “gender apartheid.”