About Bill C-51

against 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.

2. Dangerous: It opens the door for violations of our Charter Rights including censorship of free expression online.

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.

Learn More

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression: Bill C-51 poses a serious threat to Free Expression in Canada

National Council of Canadian Muslims: Who has the most to fear from Bill C-51? (by Amira Elghawaby)


Background Videos


Craig Forcese C-51 animated explanation video

Bill C-51 (Antiterrorism Act 2015): Short Primer on Key Aspects from Craig Forcese on Vimeo.






​Relevant Articles and Background materials:


Legal scholars Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have provided extensive, in-depth and comprehensive analysis at: AntiTerror.ca

Poll: Only 29% of Canadians believe that "police/intelligence agencies should more powers to promote security, even if it means giving up personal privacy safeguards."

Voices-Voix case study, examining Bill C-51 and its impact on dissent, democracy and civil liberties in Canada.

Open Letter to the government from 100 academics

Conservatives' Facebook post promoting Bill C-51 may be violation of same law: expert

Why The Anti-Terrorism Bill is Really an Anti-Privacy Bill: Bill C-51′s Evisceration of Privacy Protection

Here is how this principled Conservative is speaking out against the Secret Police Bill

Why Conservatives should oppose C-51

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