Snowden: 'Politics of fear' keep Trudeau from repealing Canada anti-terror law

Speaking to an audience in Toronto via video, Snowden pointed to a campaign promise by Justin Trudeau to amend the law, which hasn’t happened

Edward Snowden suggested what he described as the minimum changes needed to the law.
Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Edward Snowden has waded into the simmering debate over Canada’s controversial anti-terror law, saying that Justin Trudeau was reluctant to repeal the law out of a fear of appearing soft on terror.
Speaking to an audience in Toronto on Tuesday, Snowden pointed to a campaign promise by the Canadian prime minister to amend the sweeping legislation, which gives security forces heightened powers to apprehend suspected terrorists and disrupt their activities. “But he’s been in office a little while now and we haven’t seen that actually come to pass,” said Snowden, appearing at the SecTor cybersecurity conference via videolink from Russia.
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