Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:24
"I just want to say... I found that the comments mentioned a second ago from MP James kind of insinuate that Canadians are not informed and are stupid. I find that really distasteful for a public office holder."
Article by Jeremy J Nuttall
Appearing before the House of Commons public safety committee this week was a disappointing experience, punctuated by one Tory MP's "arrogant and elitist" attitude toward the public, says Vancouver activist Steve Anderson.
March 27, 2015: News that the government will admit up to ten amendments to Bill C-51 has been given a cautious welcome by community-based organization OpenMedia, which is campaigning to scrap the bill. However the amendments will not go anywhere near far enough to address serious concerns about the impact the vaguely written bill will have on Canadians’ privacy and democratic rights.
Responding to the news, OpenMedia’s executive director Steve Anderson said: “I am happy to see the government finally admit that Bill C-51 is flawed, and that they are willing to make amendments. Canadians and experts have been clear that the language in this bill is so vague and poorly written that the government needs to restart the process not tinker around the edges. I’m hopeful that the government will now start to have a meaningful dialogue with Canadians on this reckless, dangerous, and ineffective piece of legislation.”
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:46
The team at Mozilla have joined the growing chorus of voices united against secret police Bill C-51. Have you spoken up yet? https://StopC51.ca
Article by PressProgress
Bill C-51 will "undermine user trust, threaten the openness of the web, and reduce the security of the Internet and its users," according to Mozilla, the creator of one of the world's leading web browsers.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 14:59
Guess who the government is bullying now for standing up against secret police Bill C-51?
Article by Justin Ling for Vice
Canada's foremost pro-gun lobby group backed down from criticizing the Harper government's anti-terrorism legislation out of concerns that the Conservatives would screw them over on changes to new gun laws, VICE has learned.