Wednesday, February 28, 2007

NY Times: Canada regains high ground

In response to the Canadian parliament voting to bring down two elements of anti-terrorist legislation, one that permits detention without charge, and one that allows coerced testimony, the NY Times wrote an editorial supporting the decision of the Canadian parliament, saying

The United States was not the only country to respond to the horror of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with policies that went much too far in curtailing basic rights and civil liberties in the name of public safety. Now we see that a nation can regain its senses after calm reflection and begin to rein back such excesses, but that heartening news comes from Canada and not the United States.

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