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DO YOU LIKE BEING WATCHED?

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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.

STAND AGAINST SURVEILLANCE


 WE DON'T LIKE BEING WATCHED

 

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TAKE YOUR PHOTO NOW!

TAKE YOUR PHOTO NOW! 


 

 

Now is the time for action. The federal government has promised to repeal what they deem “the problematic elements” of Bill C-51. This isn’t enough.

We launched a Charter challenge against Bill C-51, but we need your help to raise awareness and make this ineffective bill a national issue again. Let’s hold the government to account and make sure that happens.

Use our online photobooth and share with #myprivacy to tell Justin Trudeau that you don't like being surveilled.

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KEY RESOURCES

PRESS RELEASE

ABOUT BILL C-51

TOP 6 WAYS YOU WILL BE AFFECTED BY BILL C-51

HOW C-51 JEOPARDIZES THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

 BILL C-51 CHARTER CHALLENGE

 


 

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Bill C-51

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“Do you like being watched?” CJFE launches #MyPrivacy campaign ahead of Bill C-51 week of action

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has launched the #MyPrivacy campaign to raise awareness on Bill C-51’s privacy violations while bringing the public’s concerns about the legislation back into the national spotlight. Continue reading

Canadian government open to public consultation on Bill C-51

The Liberal government has agreed to public consultation before committing to any changes to the controversial Bill C-51. CJFE joins the concerned citizens who call for openness and the protection of our rights, and we are optimistic that the government will transparently conduct public consultations with Canadians nationwide. Continue reading

CJFE Releases Federal Election Platform Report Card

TORONTO —Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released a federal election platform report card, grading the four major political parties for their stances on critical free expression issues in Canada. Continue reading