Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security Meeting Summary - Anti-Terrorism Act Review

April 27 – 29, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario

Participants: The Minister of Public Safety Canada, senior officials from the Department of Public Safety Canada and its security agencies (RCMP, CSIS, CBSA), Foreign Affairs, Transport Canada and Canadian Heritage participated in the dialogue with Roundtable members.

Issues of Discussion: The seventh meeting of the Roundtable focused on the Anti-Terrorism Act, and specifically the House of Commons and Senate proposals to reform it.

Outcomes: Although consensus was not reached on every issue, the Roundtable provided advice and recommendations, to be considered in the potential government response to the House of Commons and the Senate, on the following issues: racial profiling and ethno-cultural community issues; the definition of terrorist activity; security certificates; review and oversight; special advocates; and the passenger protect program.

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