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Ottawa’s Anti-Terror, Corruption Crackdowns Show the Problem with Rushing In

Posted February 11, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Brian Stewart – CBC News)

The federal government has recently taken two strong initiatives linked to the troubled state of the world — one designed to counter potential corruption and bribery by Canadian firms abroad, the other to confront the jihadist threat at home.

Both are meant, at least in part, to toughen up Canada’s image in the world, and both have stirred up considerable opposition among those who think Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expanding government powers too far.

That opposition, mind you, is vastly different. One is made up of the nation’s corporate elite, the other is the civil liberties crowd, backed by at least some of the opposition parties in Parliament. Click here to read more.

Related: Ottawa’s Crackdown on Foreign Graft Riles Corporate Canada (CBC News)