VICE: Opposition to C-51 is as high as it’s ever been
Even after the bill passed, opposition to C-51 is as high as it's ever been. This reckless legislation is shaping up to be a key election issue. Speak out now to get it repealed at KillC51.ca Article by Justin Ling for Vice Canadians aren't the biggest fans of C-51, the anti-terrorism bill that is now law.
While that much might have been clear for months, a new poll shows how the debate over the issue may help explain the NDP's rise in the polls.
A survey conducted by Forum Research on June 22-23 and provided exclusively to VICE shows that opposition to C-51 is as high as it's ever been, as fully 41 percent of Canadians are against the security legislation, while 39 percent support it. A sizable 20 percent of those polled were unsure about C-51.
What's more important for Canada's three main political parties is exactly who is opposed to the bill.
The poll found that more than half of those who voted for the NDP, Liberal, Green, and, in Quebec, the Bloc Quebecois, in the last election are unhappy with C-51.Unsurprisingly, 61 percent of those who cast their ballot for Stephen Harper in 2011 are supportive of the legislation.
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