if the government changes the law so the RCMP will be able to do what they couldn't do before.
OTTAWA (CP) - An Ontario judge has struck down key portions of Canada's national secrecy law, tossed out RCMP warrants used to search a reporter's home, and delivered yet another stinging rebuke to the Mounties over the Maher Arar affair.
Justice Lynn Ratushny of Ontario Superior Court, in a ruling Thursday, quashed three sections of the so-called leakage provisions of the Security of Information Act, passed following the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The provisions were used by the RCMP on a frosty morning in January 2004 to search the home and office of Ottawa Citizen reporter Juliet O'Neill, in an attempt to find the source of leaked information about the Arar case that had embarrassed the force.
The sections of the law that were struck down were drawn directly from the decades-old Official Secrets Act, long criticized as archaic and poorly drafted. They dealt with communicating, receiving and failing to return official information
seems we americans arent alone on fools:(