WHAT IS BILL C-51?
The government is about to ram through a "secret police" Bill C-51 that is:
1. Reckless: It turns CSIS into a ‘secret police’ force with little oversight or accountability.
3. Ineffective: It will lead to dragnet surveillance and information sharing on innocent Canadians that even Stephen Harper has admitted is ineffective.
Even the Globe and Mail is warning that Bill C-51 will create "secret police" in Canada.
If the bill passes, no less than 17 government agencies and even foreign governments will also have access to your sensitive private information.
We're talking about sensitive information that can reveal everything from your financial status, to your medical history, your sexual orientation, and even your religious and political beliefs.
This bill disproportionately targets indigenous communities, environmental activists, dissidents, and Muslims, many of whom are already subjected to questionable and overreaching powers by security officials. This bill will make it easier and ostensibly lawful for government to continue infringing upon the rights of peaceful people.
National Council of Canadian Muslims: Who has the most to fear from Bill C-51? (by Amira Elghawaby)
Craig Forcese C-51 animated explanation video
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