Despite the opposition of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, the 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 free speech, privacy and civil liberties. This dangerous legislation has been widely criticized by experts and Canadians across the country as being recklessdangerous and ineffective. It can and does affect all Canadians, every day.

Bill C-51 must be repealed and our national security framework must be reformed. 

What Happens Now

The Liberal Government has announced parliamentary consultations on C-51—and national security in general—running from September 8th to Dec. 1st, 2016.

The consultations has two components:

1) an online component where you can detail your concerns to the government in writing.

2) a series of in-person consultations run by individual Members of Parliament in ridings across Canada.

The government also released two supporting documents for the consultation:

A national security 'green paper' which establishes the framework for the consultation. (Download 1.7mb)

A background document which details specific scenarios and precedents for the use of the legislation. (Download 1.5mb)


What you can do

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  • commented 2016-08-18 16:43:13 -0400
    I can’t study C51, and I don’t think privacy is a big deal. Terroism may be better preventid if we remove our privacy rights. I did it much bifore this Bill.
    But Verbal Delict – should be removed. It is OK for c51 people to check all the words they like, but not to imprison for that. Verbal delict was a trade mark of harsh Communism. One woman spent two years for a political joke about the ruler. I never had even bad thoughts about viiolnet change of a regime. And bill c51 is about it as well as all those Communism bills. But I do resent keeping an innocent women for talking the joke. Political or not. This minimum of personal freedom should e preserved
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