Michael Den Tandt: Harper pandering with plan to make it illegal to travel to terror-stricken zones| Ottawa Citizen

Posted: August 10, 2015 in Canadian Politics

Michael Den Tandt: Harper pandering with plan to make it illegal to travel to terror-stricken zones.

… The kicker: Once the fact of travel to a banned area has been established to the authorities’ satisfaction, the onus will be on the traveller to prove his or her business abroad was legitimate and inoffensive, according to criteria that have yet to be established, to be judged by security agencies as yet unnamed. If the traveller will not or cannot offer such proof, they will be criminally prosecuted and levied with penalties as yet undefined. In other words, the fact of travel to a “declared area” alone will be enough to have the presumption of innocence overturned. Travellers will be deemed guilty until proven innocent…

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