I'm sure any American reading this will probably be all, "welcome to the club, the NSA's been spying on us for years.", but a super controversial anti-terrorism bill that's been in "discussions" (read: was going to be passed regardless of what literally every human rights organization in Canada or legal experts said, namely it's fucking horrible) for the past six months and has been universally panned and protested by the majority of Canadian citizens since its announcement, became law today. Effectively, this gives CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) virtually unchecked power to monitor private communications without warrants, arresting suspected terrorists and sympathizers without warrants, the ability to charge terrorist sympathizers with jail time, sharing personal information between government departments, and "disrupting critical infrastructure" can be deemed a terrorist act, amongst a bunch of other shit. Basically, CSIS has no oversight and has been given unprecedented power to monitor Canadian citizens in ways that typically violate our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the whole Bill is so vaguely defined that it's almost certainly going to be abused to horrifying degrees. The fact that something like this was passed or even considered in the first place is just another sign that the terrorists fucking won as we continue to throw insane amounts of money spying on our own citizens and acting on paranoid and largely unfounded impulses. Read about it here.