Combating Terrorism Act

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (investigative hearing and recognizance with conditions)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Rob Nicholson  Conservative


Report stage (House), as of March 2, 2011
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment replaces sections 83.28 to 83.3 of the Criminal Code to provide for an investigative hearing to gather information for the purposes of an investigation of a terrorism offence and to provide for the imposition of a recognizance with conditions on a person to prevent them from carrying out a terrorist activity. It also provides for those sections to cease to have effect or for the possible extension of their operation.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.


Sept. 22, 2010 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Public Safety and National Security Committee, on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Denis Barrette, spokesperson, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
  • Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director, Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Paul Copeland, Lawyer, Law Union of Ontario
  • Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • James Kafieh, Legal Counsel, Canadian Islamic Congress
  • Khalid Elgazzar, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations

Public Safety and National Security Committee, on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector, Department of Justice

Public Safety and National Security Committee, on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Ziyaad Mia, Chair, Advocacy and Research Committee, Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
  • Carmen Cheung, Counsel, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
  • Eric Vernon, Director, Government Relations and International Affairs, Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Public Safety and National Security Committee, on March 1, 2011