Tag Archives: Bill C-51

Support for Bill C-51 hits all time low

The support for outgoing Conservative government’s controversial anti-terror legislation has fallen to an all time low, a new poll suggests. Only 16 per cent of Canadians want the incoming Liberal government to keep Bill C-51 as it is, while 26

RCMP planning mass arrest of indigenous activists under Bill C-51, supporters warn

The RCMP are preparing to carry out a mass arrest operation against the indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC under Harper government’s Bill C-51 labelling as terrorists First Nations activists exercising their Aboriginal Title and Rights

Constitutionality of bills C-51 and C-24: Dept of Justice won’t release study until after election

Department of Justice has decided to not release any information related to the its examination of the controversial Conservative bills C-51 and C-24 claiming that meeting the legal deadline would “interfere” with the Department’s operations. DOJ Act 1985 4.1 requires

Conservative’s ISIS ad violates Geneva Convention, opposition says

By Mary Simpson The Conservative Party of Canada’s new ad using ISIS imagery of prisoners of war to attack the Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau’s stance on the terror group violates the Geneva Convention on the treatment of PoWs, according

Open letter to Justin Trudeau: Your Conservative light policies feed voter cynicism

By Derek Birch Young people don’t vote. Why don’t they vote? No one under the age of 35 even remembers a time when politicians actually did the will of the people. For anyone under 35 this means an entire lifetime

Peter MacKay’s exit: a matter of justice and relevance

By H. Grant Timms Peter MacKay’s announcement late last month that he would not run for re-election in the fall was sudden and unexpected – he had, after all, only just filed his nomination papers. Mr. MacKay’s decision not to

Harper wants to control Canada by keeping Canadians ignorant and afraid, scientist says

Stephen Harper is muzzling scientists and bringing legislation like Bill C-51 because the Prime Minister wants to keep Canadians ignorant and afraid, according to Simon Fraser University Professor Lynne Quarmby. “I was arrested for an act of civil disobedience,” the

Bill C-51 and the Conservative culture of contempt

By H. Grant Timms The debate on Bill C-51, distilled into its simplest form, seems to go something like this. On one side the government and its supporters, borrowing from the rhetoric of the American right, insists that there are

Bill C-51 incompatible with Canada’s commitment to constitutional supremacy and rule of law

Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director, Canadian Civil Liberties Association Bill C-51 creates new laws and amends existing laws to create new powers and crimes. One of these new laws is the security of Canada information sharing act, which

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,