Press Progress: Six ways you may have already broken Harper's Secret Police law

Will your private life be under the government’s microscope if the Secret Police Bill is passed? Don't forget to speak out at

Article by Press Progress

Don't worry. The Harper government won't get "bogged down" down in legal definitions of terrorism -- Justice Minister Peter MacKay even told reporters to "look it up."

Neither Tory comment is likely to reassure critics who say the new anti-terror legislation could be used against lawful dissenters and legitimate protesters -- including environmental and aboriginal activists.

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Globe and Mail: Chretien, Clark, Martin, and Turner: Stop Bill C-51

4 former Prime Ministers, including Conservative Joe Clark, want more oversight on Canada's spy agencies.

Article by Jean Chretien, Joe Clark, Paul Martin and John Turner for The Globe and Mail

The four of us most certainly know the enormity of the responsibility of keeping Canada safe, something always front of mind for a prime minister. We have come together with 18 other Canadians who have served as Supreme Court of Canada justices, ministers of justice and of public safety, solicitors-general, members of the Security and Intelligence Review Committee and commissioners responsible for overseeing the RCMP and upholding privacy laws.

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Here is how this principled Conservative is speaking out against the Secret Police Bill

Tens of thousands are speaking up to help stop Stephen Harper's Secret Police Bill in a movement that's bringing together Canadians from across the political spectrum.

Here's how one grassroots principled Conservative, Joe Jesso, is pushing back - he's sent this hard-hitting letter to his local MP Gary Schellenberger. We're encouraging supporters of all the parties to contact their MP - you can use our online tool right here, or locate your MP's contact details by entering your postal code here.

Dear Mr. Schellenberger.

As a long time Conservative supporter, I have to voice my displeasure in how the government is trying to erode the basic rights of Canadians. In particular, I am speaking of Bill C-51. The bill is the 3rd attempt the Conservatives have made to remove the privacy rights of Canadians.
Topics: Online Spying

Leadnow: Bill C-51 will create a secret police force

Check out this great video about the government’s Secret Police Bill C-51 by our privacy coalition partners at @LeadNow 

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