I am writing today in protest of Bill C-51. This bill is reckless, ineffective and in danger of creating a Canadian secret police. This secret police, made of CSIS agents, will have little oversight or accountability. This bill is in danger of opening a door that will enable violation of our charter rights, including censorship of free expression online.
I am not willing to give up rights and freedoms for alleged safety's sake. Even Stephen Harper has admitted that the dragnet surveillance and information sharing on Canadians that this could lead to, is ineffective.
In February, 17 per cent of Canadians opposed this bill, because nobody else knew what it was, now, a few weeks later, over 50 per cent or more, oppose it, myself included. The more Canadians learn about what's in this bill, the less they like it, and opinion is changing fast.
To make matters worse, our government is trying to push this bill through parliament in record time. I am not willing to have my private and sensitive information (financial status, sexuality, religious and political beliefs) shared with no fewer than 17 different agencies.
I don't want a government that's willing to create a shadowy, unaccountable secret police force that will illegally spy and gather personal information on innocent citizens. All for what? Safety? I would rather be in danger and free, than enslaved and safe.
Say no to Bill C-51. The people don't want this. Take it back to the drawing board and start over.
I encourage Canadians to learn more about how we can work together to stop Secret Police Bill C-51 at: StopC51.ca
One morning, in the very early hours, Gina Christakos awoke to the sound of a pop.
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