Rocco Galati vows to challenge C-51 in court, urges Canadians to vote against parties supporting the bill

Constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati vowed to challenge Harper government’s anti-terror legislation in court and called on Canadians to vote against candidates of any party supporting Bill C-51 at the next election.

Speaking at rally against Bill C-51 in Toronto, Galati, who successfully blocked Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s nominee Marc Nadon’s appointment to the supreme court, said that the legislation mirrors what was passed in Germany and Italy in the 1930s.

“What this legislation creates is a modern-day Gestapo,” Galati said. “No exaggeration, that’s what it creates. It chills, sensors and criminalizes free speech, free association and constitutional rights of assembly.”

“It takes all your private information and shares it will all government agencies, including foreign governments,” Galati said. “And for some Canadians, it becomes an eventuality of torture and death when travelling abroad.”

“It makes freedom of expression and political criticism with respect to ‘terrorism’ and the government’s role, a terrorist offence in itself,” Galati added. “ So words and thoughts become an act of terrorism under this bill.”

Calling the legislation fascist and dictatorial, Galati urged Canadians to reject politicians who voted for it at the next election.

“Any MP who voted for this bill should not get a Canadian citizen’s vote,” Galati said. “Any candidate who’s running for a party who voted for this bill, should not get a Canadian citizen’s vote”

Canadians held rallies coast to coast today in a bid to stop Bill C-51, which is currently making its way through the Senate after comfortable passing in the House of Commons with Conservative and Liberal support.

The NDP and the Green Party voted against the bill that has drawn criticism from all quarters including four former prime ministers, First Nations Chiefs, legal scholars, the Canadian Bar Association representing over 36,000 lawyers, more than 100 academics, civil liberties advocates, Canada’s privacy commissioners, former justices of the Supreme Court, former attorneys general, Canadian business leaders, the union representing over 51,000 Canada Post workers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation, former CSIS agents, NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden, Conrad Black, and Ralph Nader.

7 Responses to Rocco Galati vows to challenge C-51 in court, urges Canadians to vote against parties supporting the bill

  1. Anonymous says:

    Rocco Galati is a true Canadian hero. He is the only one right now standing between Harper and the Conservative’s vision for a total Orwellian dystopia for Canada.

    • Anonymous says:

      Rocco would make a great P.M. for Canada! Vote for Rocco! No to Bill C-51. And No to using Foreign Private Banks and paying compound interest!!
      Canadians are debt slaves, and controlled with fear and ignorance…
      Media is hushed about Comer lawsuit.
      Let’s speak louder…. While we still have that constitutional right!?

    • bryan koehler says:

      does harper not see what he has done ?? he has created an internal prison for himself and his family , for selling out Canadians !! he made a decision to side with the bilderberg group instead of doing whats right for the country … him and his cronies will never have open freedom in this country without bodyguards around them for the rest of ther lives !! can you look your kids in the eyes harper and tell them the truth of what you have done to the people of this country ??? no i didn’t think so.shame on you the truth will come out on the crimes you committed against the people of Canada and in the end there will be new world order but not for the people you work for it will be a new world order of truth and justice and all dirty politicians will face there crimes in the court of law and will be sent to jail for the rest of your miserable lives

  2. sharon lawrence says:

    Rocco Galati also won in Supreme Court re: COMER vs Bank of Canada. He stands up for democratic rights and the banking change in 1974 under Trudeau which has caused our National Debt to go wild. BoC should lend to provinces/muni’s and cut out the middleman takeover of high interest – notice how the mainstream media ignores this case????

  3. Trevor says:

    We’re Canadians we stay up to right for Canada I agree that make sure Canada is a peaceful and freedom place to live this place we live should never here the words C51 ever again it should never come up in the first end the rights for the government to think they can just do whatever I think they should the same of what people have as same as for the government I don’t what to hear about it no more end C51 for good that us have peace and freedom the government shouldn’t have brought this up in first place what it’s the government trying to do to Canada leave it alone government should give Canadians peace and freedom not danger keep us safe not in danger

  4. KA Geare says:

    “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”
    J.Robert Oppenhiemer “I am become death the destroyer of words” Canada C51

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