Lorne Waldman, a leading immigration lawyer and author of the semonal text in the area (Immigration Law and Practice) is representing Maher Arar, a Canadian who was deported to Syria where he was allegedly tortured.
His article on security and rights was published today in the Toronto Star. The article is at http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1140521651009&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795.
His well founded concern is the amendments to the Canada Evidence Act - which allows the suppression of evidence by the attorney general and little recourse or effective oversight by the Federal Court of Canada.
Unfortunately I don't believe the public at large will grasp the implications or that there has been significant intrusion into fundamental rights and freedoms.