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AVAILABLE EXPERT – Bill C-51 receiving royal assent

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Queen’s University terrorism and security expert Christian Leuprecht is available to comment on Bill C-51 which will receive royal sssent tomorrow. The controversial bill was introduced at the end of January and sets out to extend Canada’s anti-terror laws.

“Bill C-51 adapts Canada’s national security instruments to a rapidly evolving threat environment,” says Dr. Leuprecht. “That threat environment has seen a proliferation of radical groups and individuals committed to violent extremism as a means to promote ideologies and worldviews that are fundamentally at odds with Canadian values and our democratic way of life. C-51 is one in a series of measures that bolster Canada’s capacity to deter those intent on harming us, and the democratic principles Canadians espouse.”

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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