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 reckless, dangerous 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Bill C-51 must be repealed and our national security framework must be reformed.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. 15th, 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:
What you can do