The bill, tagged for “anti-terrorism”, would potentially allow for a secret police to be formed with CSIS. You know who else had a secret police and absolute power? Hitler. Should we let Mr. Harper become the next Hitler, in this day and age? Canada already has laws to prosecute and prevent terrorism, and they worked in all but one isolated instance.
Some of the wording allows for collection of everyone’s private information, and having it shared between no fewer than 17 government agencies, including foreign governments. Could this be why they are wanting to push the bill through the Senate without proper oversight? What freedoms must be trampled for the security theatre to end?
Over 110,000 people have already petitioned and spoken out about this bill, and the numbers are growing quickly. We need to let Parliament know that we will not stand to lose more and more freedoms because of one isolated attack. We will not stand to have all our personal information traded like playing cards to foreign government agencies. We will not give CSIS the powers to be a secret police with no oversight.
I encourage Canadians to learn more about how we can work together to stop secret police Bill C-51 at: StopC51.ca