Michael Geist: C-51 will trample our privacy rights

Yesterday, Canadians from coast to coast hit the streets to fight back against secret police Bill C-51. In case you missed it, here's what's at stake.

Article by Michael Geist

“The first and main concern is the privacy issue…since the information is to be shared by different levels of government and different governmental bodies. There is a risk that privacy can be compromised. The more information is transferred and shared, the greater the risk of security of the information.

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Toronto Star: Secret police Bill C-51 will hurt Canadians' freedom of speech.

TOMORROW: your chance to fight back. Attend a National Day of Action against C-51 event in your home town! Find out more at


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It’s time the public knew about C-51. Here’s how we tell them.

News broke today that the Canadian government has blocked its own Privacy Commissioner from testifying on their privacy-destroying “secret police” bill C-51.

They’re hoping to pass this sweeping legislation in as little time as possible, with as little public input as possible, and with as little questioning from experts as possible.

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Write a Letter to the Editor About Secret Police Bill C-51

Want to help put a stop to the government's secret police Bill C-51? Why not write a letter to your local newspaper with this handy online tool? 

Stephen Harper’s Secret Police Bill C-51 is reckless, dangerous, and ineffective. 

Harper is trying to ram it through Parliament right now. 

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You won’t want to miss out on Saturday’s Day of Action against Secret Police Bill C-51

Momentum is building for the Day of Action against Secret Police Bill C-51 this Saturday, March 14.

Canadians from coast to coast will be hitting the streets to fight back against reckless government surveillance, which would expand dramatically under the new law.

Ever since the government introduced C-51, privacy experts, advocates, four former prime ministers, and ordinary Canadians have been deeply concerned. The Bill will give unprecedented new powers to CSIS that would allow them to act as a secret police force.

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