Canada unveils law to give police, spies more anti-terror powers

Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:17pm EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government on Friday formally introduced new security legislation to give its police and spies more powers to disrupt potential terror attacks.

Media reports on Thursday said the new law would, for the first time, allow the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to act to disrupt and prevent attacks. It will also let police detain potential terror suspects for longer periods.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by)

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie