Posted by Soledad Vega on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:24
Freedom of expression is in danger and here's why
Article by The CJFE
This is an abridged version of a longer article that will be published in the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) 2014-15 Review of Free Expression in Canada in early May.
Bill C-51 is complex, dangerous, and poses a serious threat to free expression in Canada. If found to be in violation of the proposed legislation, citizens and visitors could wind up slapped with censorship orders, detained without due process or imprisoned for up to five years.
Conservative MPs Patrick Brown, Kellie Leitch and Bruce Stanton have a duty and a responsibility to their constituents to consult, discuss and have the people decide the legitimacy of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorist Act, and whether the government should stop the promotion of a fear society.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 15:02
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.
Posted by Josh Tabish on Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:21
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.