Saturday, March 21, 2015
Three More Reasons Why Bill C-51 Should be Scrapped
There are so many good reasons why Bill C-51 should be gutted or scrapped.
Starting with the main one: it would turn us into a police state.
But here are three other reasons I came across today:
(1) The police didn't need any new powers to arrest and convict these pathetic wannabe terrorists.
Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, two men accused of plotting to derail a Via passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S., have been found guilty of a series of terror-related charges.
They had all the tools they needed, and some they didn't use. And as in other cases, enough video to make a movie.
(2) Michael Geist, who knows what he's talking about, says the bill is dangerous.
As witnesses line up to warn about the dangers associated with Bill C-51, Canada’s anti-terrorism bill, it’s increasingly clear that the proposed legislation is an unprecedented undermining of Canadian privacy protection.
The bill permits information-sharing across government for an incredibly wide range of purposes, most of which have nothing to do with terrorism. The government has tried to justify the provisions on the grounds that Canadians would support sharing information for national security purposes — but the bill allows sharing for reasons that would surprise and disturb most Canadians.
But even though it would gut the Privacy Act, the Con controlled Public Security committee hasn't seen fit to invite the Privacy Commissioner.
Because that's the kind of kangaroo hearings Roxanne James and the other Cons are running...
Which in itself tells us all we need to know about the bill, and why it should be scrapped.
(3) The Canadian Bar Association also thinks the Bill threatens our freedoms.
The Conservative government's anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will deprive Canadians of liberties without increasing their safety, the Canadian Bar Association says.
And the Charter of Rights.
It potentially brings "the entire Charter into jeopardy, undermines the rule of law, and goes against the fundamental role of judges as the protectors of Canada's constitutional rights."
But despite the CBA's expertise, or because of it, the Con committee hasn't invited it to testify either.
Now take all of the above, boil it down, and sum it up this way for anyone who STILL doesn't get it.
Bill C-51 should be scrapped, because it has nothing to do with terrorism, and everything to do with YOU...
And our deranged Big Brother, and his depraved need for total control...
And since we can't scrap the bill, unless we defeat him, we know what to do.
Help spread the message about why it's so dangerous. Because polls show the more people know what's in the bill, the more they dislike it.
And of course, for the sake of internet freedom, and the rule of law.
Work to drive Stephen Harper and his foul Cons from power.
Before they turn this country into a police state...
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