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This week’s C-51 hearings may have been flawed, but we made sure your message was heard loud and clear
As the public hearings on the unpopular Bill C-51 culminate in Halifax tonight, let’s look back at how the consultations unfolded throughout the week, and where we go next.
Video Preview of tonight’s C-51 Public Hearings in Vancouver
Here's our David Christopher with a preview of tonight's C-51 public consultations in Vancouver. Our Executive Director Laura Tribe will be testifying on behalf of Canadians who want to see this legislation repealed.
Despite flaws, the government’s security consultation finally gives us a real chance to repeal Bill C-51
A long-awaited public consultation on national security is finally here and although it is not as focused towards public concerns, we must make the best of it.
Our Best Chance to Repeal Bill C-51 is Officially Here
An overdue promise has become a reality and we need everyone on board to ensure all Canadians can experience privacy and security online.
The best thing you can do right now to kill Bill C-51
The battle isn't over - we can still kill Bill C-51 and there's more than one way to do it. Make sure to add your voice!
Maclean’s: Conservatives made deal to quiet dissent on C-51, gun group says
Conservatives offered a deal with the National Firearms Association to quiet C-51 dissent, and then broke their promise. Article by Laura Payton for Maclean's The president of the National Firearms Association says the Conservative government offered to make changes to its gun licensing bill if the NFA held its fire on the controversial bill C-51, then reneged on the agreement.
The Varsity: Why Bill C-51 (and your privacy) matter
Here's why our privacy is so important to us. If you value yours, keep speaking up to repeal C-51 at KillC51.ca Article by Kaitlyn Simpson for The Varsity The year is 2011: Edward Snowden has just come forth with a shocking disclosure regarding the United States National Security Agency’s invasive and secretive practices. The initial media storm gradually grew into a serious and thoughtful conversation about what privacy means in our technological age — naturally, some were outraged, while others felt it was justified.
Star: Why Internet privacy should be a key election issue: Geist
This election, we need to put privacy front and centre to ensure every Canadian has surveillance-free Internet. Sign our pro-Internet vote pledge today. Article by Michael Geist for the Toronto Star Canada’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, Bill C-51, has emerged as a key talking point in the current election campaign. Pointing to its big implications for privacy and surveillance, the NDP sees political opportunity by emphasizing its opposition to the bill, while the Liberals have been forced to defend their decision to support it (but call for amendments if elected). The Conservatives unsurprisingly view the bill as evidence of their commitment to national security and have even floated the possibility of additional anti-terror measures.
Heroes and Zeros - here’s how your Senators voted on Bill C-51
Yesterday we witnessed how the Senate passed Bill C-51. Once again, the government used its majority to ram the unpopular legislation through the Senate by 44 votes to 28, a much closer margin than many expected. The legislation - opposed by a whopping 56% of Canadians with just 33% in favour - will now become Canadian law. But many are wondering who were the Senators who sided with Canadians, and who were those who sided against them.
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