Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 14:46
Have you been itching to do something about the government's secret police Bill C-51? Now's your chance to act - go to https://openmedia.org/stopc51 to speak out and find out about an upcoming day of action against C-51 on March 14.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:49
Today in irony: Conservative facebook post may violate the government's own proposed anti-terror law
Article from CTV News
Even some Conservatives say the party’s Facebook post promoting its anti-terrorism bill, using an image of a Somali militant and a quote threatening an attack on the West Edmonton Mall, was over the top. But the ad may also be in violation of the very law the government is trying to implement.
“If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.”
In a bold take on this adage, more and more municipalities across Canada have taken it upon themselves to ensure affordable, citywide Internet access through community-based networks known as municipal broadband, typically operated by local governments, public utilities, co-operatives, non-profits or public-private partnerships. Recent developments in the United States highlight their significance and potential role in galvanizing Canada's otherwise lacklustre digital policy.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 16:56
Want to learn more about secret police Bill C-51? Check out this great expert analysis by Voices-Voix
Since the fall of 2014, the Harper government has introduced two significant bills to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other national security related legislation, identified as Bill C-51 and Bill C-44. At the time of writing, Bill C-44 has been passed by the House of Commons and is awaiting approval by the Senate while Bill C-51 (introduced in Parliament in January 2015) is entering its second reading in the House. The amendments proposed, especially through Bill C-51, represent the most sweeping changes to the powers of CSIS since its inception in 1984 and create far-reaching, vague and controversial changes to anti-terrorism legislation that potentially criminalize now lawful activity, create new vaguely defined speech crimes, and increase the scope for CSIS to engage in secret judicially-approved counter-terrorism actions in Canada as well as in foreign countries.