Randall Garrison’s Bill C-303 seeks to repeal the Harper-era “secret police” legislation, Bill C-51 or Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. Experts and rights groups say C-51 violates the Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Three years after Edward Snowden’s eye-opening state surveillance revelations, it’s time for the Communications Security Establishment and Canada’s other spy agencies to come clean.
Justin Trudeau promises to give the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s most secretive spy agency, more powers to spy on Canadians if the Liberals form the next government after the 2015 federal election.
Celebrated author Margaret Atwood is leading a group of 200 notable Canadian writers and artists demanding an immediate repeal of Bill C-51, Stephen Harper’s “secret police” legislation. C51, the artists argue, “directly attacks the creative arts and free expression in this country.”
Canadian rights defenders are warning that the RCMP is planning mass arrests of members of the indigenous Unist’ot’en First Nation using the country’s new police state law, Bill C-51.
During last Thursday’s Maclean’s leaders’ debate, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau admitted that the Liberals’ support of Harper’s “secret police” Bill C-51 was “perhaps it was naive.”
The hacktivist collective Anonymous is threatening to release decrypted text messages revealing the “real reason” former Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird abruptly resigned as both a senior government minister and elected MP earlier this year.
Bill C-51 “poses a fundamental threat to Canadians’ rights and civil liberties”, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression declare in new Charter challenge against Harper’s police state legislation.