Saturday, February 28, 2015
Why Bill C-51 Will End Up Hurting Stephen Harper
They say Stephen Harper is fit to be tied, or restrained.
He can't stand the idea that his monstrously flawed anti-terrorism bill C-51 is going to take weeks, rather than a few days to study in committee.
And what must be driving him absolutely crazy is the thought that with every passing day more Canadians are coming forward to call his bill bad and dangerous.
More than 100 academics are urging the government to drastically alter C-51, the Conservatives' proposed anti-terrorism legislation, arguing it is far too broad and doesn't come with safeguards to protect Canadians' privacy rights.
One that would not only threaten our privacy rights and our freedom of speech, and turn us into a sinister surveillance state.
But could also make us more unsafe rather than safer.
The question is whether C-51 will make Canadians safer or whether it might inhibit the work done by intelligence and law enforcement officials, said University of Ottawa Professor Craig Forcese.
In an interview with CBC Radio's The House, to air Saturday at 9 a.m., Forcese says the bill chills speech, deters participation in counter-violent extremism programs and sets up a "brave new world in terms of what the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) can do.
No matter what Great Strong Leader says...
By among other things undermining de-radicalization programs.
"De-radicalization outreach programs could be negatively affected" because those programs depend on frank discussions between the RCMP, communities and parents of those at risk of radicalization, the academics wrote. "The RCMP may cease to be invited in at all, or, if they are, engagement will be fettered by restraint that defeats the underlying methods of the program."
Even though experts agree they are one of the most effective ways of dealing with the threat of homegrown terrorism.
And what must be bothering Stephen Harper the most is that with all that negative media coverage, even the most complacent Canadians will start to wonder about what kind of society their Great Leader or Big Brother would have them live in...
And to make matters even worse even his own Con base might also start to get paranoit...
Which explains why he is so desperate.
So desperate to scare Canadians into submission, that he would send his hapless stooge Rona Ambrose out yesterday to trumpet his terrorist message,
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose made an unexpected leap Friday from talking about health-care innovation to fears over the threat of the Islamic State.Ambrose was discussing health care in a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce when she abruptly changed topics.
"We're also proud of our record of making careful, principled choices reflecting the values of Canadians whether it's economic and financial security or creating and protecting jobs but also keeping Canada and Canadians safe in a dangerous and an uncertain world," Ambrose said.
You know Rona, the Village Idiot...
Now does that make you feel SAFER?
Or make you feel like doubling your health insurance, or wonder since she's supposed to be the HEALTH minister whether our hospitals will be there when we need them.
But of course the main reason Stephen Harper can't win the battle over C-51 is because after all the negative publicity it will have received before it becomes law, when he passes it anyway.
Or rams it through like a hog in heat...
He'll look even more dangerous or more like a maniac, and we will use that against him in the next election.
Poor Great Leader. He thought he could use his foul bill to scare us into submission and destroy his enemies.
But he ended up scaring Canadians more than the terrorists.
And the bill came back to destroy him...
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