MPs voted 183 to 93 in favour of Bill S-7 which provides for the use of investigative hearings. It would allow courts to compel a witness to disclose information about a possible act of terrorism, even if that person has not been charged. The hearings could be held in secret and those who don’t comply could be subject to arrest.

Preventative arrest provisions will allow an individual suspected of engaging in terrorist activity to be brought before a judge who can impose conditions on their freedom, such as barring them from communicating with a particular person. An individual who refuses to abide by the conditions could be jailed for up to one year.

Goodbye Freedom! Preventative Arrests? Look for these to be used to prevent all sorts of crimes in the name of “Terrorism Prevention”