On 15 October 2001, just thirty-four days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-36 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Official Secrets Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Act and other Acts, and to enact measures respecting the registration of charities, in order to combat terrorism or (The Anti-Terrorism Act).