CJFE: C-51 will hurt free speech

Secret police Bill C-51 must be scrapped to save free expression in Canada.

Article by CJFE

Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper: Bill C-51 cannot be salvaged; it must be scrapped

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada

Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister,

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, call for the immediate and unconditional dismissal of Bill C-51: Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. We are extremely concerned by the potential impact of this legislation, which fails to strike the balance between protecting Canadians and safeguarding our cherished rights and freedoms as protected in the Charter.

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Topics: Online Spying

We’re voting against secret police in Canada. Will you join us?

In the past few weeks, tens of thousands of Canadians have stood shoulder-to-shoulder to oppose the government’s “secret police” Bill C-51 at events across the country, while over 110,000 have spoken out online.

Together, we’re making a huge difference. Before Canadians learned about the dangers posed by Bill C-51, only 17% opposed it. But now the majority oppose this reckless, dangerous, and ineffective bill.

But we need you to join us, now more than ever. You see, MPs are back in their home ridings this week, so we’re turning up the heat with a ‘#StopC51 Week of Education’ beginning today.

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Vice: Canadians to the government: stop trying to make C-51 happen

The more Canadians learn about secret police Bill C-51, the more they want the government to scrap it. That's why it's so important for you to join our final push to stop C-51

Article by Justin Ling for Vice

As Stephen Harper's controversial anti-terrorism bill clips through Parliament, en route to becoming law by the summer, public opposition is threatening to take wind out of the prime minister's sails.

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5 simple steps to stop secret police Bill C-51

Challenge accepted?

How far can you go to help stop reckless, dangerous, and ineffective secret police legislation, Bill C-51? Follow these five easy steps to get as many Canadians as possible to add their names to the growing petition against this unprecedented to our future.

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