Bill C-51: All the resources, analyses and criticism you need

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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The #StopC51 Week of Education continues until April 20th in a bid to educate Canadians about the contents of this dangerous bill before the final vote takes place. To help you educate yourself and spread the word to your fellow Canadians and MPs, we have compiled a handy (and extensive!) list of resources. Learn more about the bill, see what people are saying about it, and get involved to put a stop to this dangerous and ineffective legislation.

1. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Actions, petitions and other resources


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Background information, summaries and fact sheets

  • Backgrounder #2: The Canadian Security Intelligence Service's Proposed Power to 'Reduce' Security Threats Through Conduct that May Violate the Law and Charter
  • Backgrounder # 3: Sharing Information and Lost Lessons from the Maher Arar Experience
  • Backgrounder #5: Oversight and Review: Turning Accountability Gaps into Canyons?


What are the political parties saying?

Government experts criticize Bill C-51

  • Joint statement from 4 former Prime Ministers, 5 former Justices of the Supreme Court, 7 former Ministers of Justice and Solicitor Generals, 3 past Security Intelligence Review Committee members, 2 former Privacy Commissioners, and a retired RCMP watchdog
  • Statement from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada following the tabling of Bill C-51
  • Submissions and briefs presented to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of the House of Commons:
  • List of briefs from 14 organizations, including Amnesty International, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, GreenPeace Canada, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, and OpenMedia

Civil society organizations, experts and media outlets across the country speak up against the Bill

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What do you think?

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