After recent attacks in Ottawa and Quebec left two soldiers dead, Canadians are debating how their government should respond. PM Stephen Harper described the attacks as “ISIL-inspired” and promised to fast-track measures that would strengthen the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and police in “surveillance, detention and arrest”. But critics worry new powers may lead to exploitations that could change the face of Canada. Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.  

In this episode, we speak to:

Benjamin Shinewald @BShinewald
Former public servant

Scott Gilmore @Scott_Gilmore
Columnist, Maclean's Magazine

Christine Duhaime @cduhaime

Harsha Walia @harshawalia
Social activist and journalist

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