Despite the opposition of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, the new anti-terrorism law Bill C-51 was passed with little public consultation or consideration of its impact.
Bill C-51 violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and has disturbing implications for our free speech, privacy and civil liberties. This dangerous legislation can and does affect all Canadians, every day.
Why it Matters
Bill C-51, Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act 2015, has been widely criticized by experts and Canadians across the country as being irresponsible,dangerous and ineffective. This fundamentally flawed law will detrimentally impact our social framework, democratic values and fundamental rights Bill C-51’s sweeping measures and tactics compromise the rights and freedoms that are valued by Canadians and critical to a free and healthy democratic society.
- Your private information is no longer private
- Innocent words can be interpreted as terrorism
- Online posts can be censored
- Protesting could put you under government surveillance
- Your travel may be restricted without explanation
- Your material possessions may be seized
What you can do