Canada Is About to Authorize Its Own Global Spying Operations

The Canadian government has proposed new anti-terror legislation that will authorize its spies to look outside its own borders for the first time.

Privacy advocates had feared that two recent terrorist attacks would trigger a push for controversial new powers such as pre-emptively detaining terror suspects and cracking down on pro-ISIS online propaganda.

It appears the government has exercised some restraint while attempting to increase its own powers, but the proposal still includes unprecedented, broad new powers for the nation's spying agencies.