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Bill C-51: Canada’s new McCarthy era where advocating for action against climate change is terrorism

John Bennett, Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada First, I’d like to acknowledge the terrible incidents that took place last fall here in Ottawa and in Quebec and share our deepest sympathies for the families. We are very much aware

Canada unites in protest to stop “insidious, deceitful, and totalitarian” Bill C-51

Canadians from coast to coast are holding rallies in a bid to stop Bill C-51 calling Conservative government’s anti-terror legislation “insidious, deceitful, and totalitarian” The National Convergence event is happening Ottawa with a march parliament beginning from from the Canadian

Bill C-51 violates Universal Declaration of Human Rights, OSCE finds

The Harper government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Canada has ratified, according to legal analysis by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),

No longer a matter of public trust: Why Canadians want a truly democratic participatory voice for the future

By Canadians for a Coalition NDP-Green Party Government Many Canadians from all over the country are increasingly voicing frustration with federal politics. On social media, in particular, this frustration has generated debate and given voice to increasing dissatisfaction with the

Supporters publicly abandoning Liberal Party over Trudeau’s support for Bill C-51

Social media is abuzz with images of Liberal supporters symbolically cutting up their party membership cards after their leader Justin Trudeau voted in favour of Bill C-51 at the anti-terrorism legislation’s third reading in the House of Commons. Disillusioned supporters

Bill C-51: Denying Canadians their legitimate right to privacy

By Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDP MP, Scarborough—Rouge River, ON [Photo Credit: Pirate Party of Canada] 12 Canadian privacy commissioners have publicly criticized Bill C-51, but not one privacy commissioner was invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and

Bill C-51: Giving up liberty for little less safety

By Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party and MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC This is not an ordinary debate, this is not an ordinary bill, and this is not about politics any more. This is about the soul of the country

Tories cut and paste “we reject the argument that every time we talk about security our freedoms are threatened”

“We reject the argument that every time we talk about security, our freedoms are threatened. We reject the arguments that every time we talk about our security, our freedoms are threatened. Canadians understand that freedoms and security go hand in

Bill C-51 seeks to criminalize indigenous activism

By Niki Ashton, MP for Churchill, MB (NDP) As we know, indigenous peoples—first nations, Métis, Inuit, or indigenous peoples in general—have often been at the forefront in fighting for what is important to them and, in many ways, what is

Bill C-51: Why it is dangerous and what you can do to fight it

By an independent group of concerned Canadians (and residents of Canada) “Canadians should not be willing to accept such an obvious threat to their basic liberties.” — The Globe and Mail On January 30th, 2015 the Harper Government tabled Bill