Defend Our Rights and Freedoms

The Harper Conservatives introduced a new anti-terrorism bill that is invasive, overreaching and dangerously vague. Acts of terrorism are a threat that must be addressed, but C-51 is not primarily an anti-terrorism law. We already have anti-terror laws. 

See Elizabeth's press release: “The words found under the definition of ‘activities,’ which affect the ‘security of Canadians,’ are so broad that this can apply to almost any activity, including nonviolent civil disobedience. This could treat peaceful protesters as potential terrorists.”

Toronto Star Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is "the only opposition MP with enough guts to critique the content of the Conservative government’s new anti-terror bill".

Green MPs continue to defend civil liberties in the House of Commons.  Stand with Elizabeth May today — add your name.

Tell your MP that sacrificing individual rights and freedoms is not the solution to the threat of terrorism.

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  • signed 2016-10-30 12:14:23 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-26 16:43:04 -0700
    Clean up. Clean out C-51. It’s undemocratic in a nation that prides itself on being democratic.
  • signed 2016-02-29 17:39:47 -0800
  • signed 2015-09-23 12:26:30 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-20 19:40:50 -0700
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  • signed 2015-08-20 19:40:41 -0700
  • signed 2015-07-11 08:51:50 -0700
    ELIZABETH MUST BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK, IN EVERY DEBATE.
  • signed via 2015-07-11 07:15:15 -0700
  • signed 2015-06-06 14:21:10 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-24 19:45:01 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-20 10:38:45 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-17 19:22:28 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-14 08:44:49 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-14 07:40:13 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-13 20:38:23 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-13 19:34:59 -0700
    The Charter of Rights is the bedrock upon which our democratic society rests. It’s not negotiable. It’s what we have fought to defend. Our government has finally found a way around it.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-13 17:55:20 -0700
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  • signed 2015-04-13 17:55:01 -0700
    No democracy has ever survived unchecked, uncontrolled, sweeping, unappealable, domestic espionage and police powers, enacted on such a scale. Harper-Quisling’s assertion that Canadian democracy can survive this is, I think, indefensible.
  • signed 2015-04-13 14:58:53 -0700
    I’m shocked by and ashamed of a government that requires us citizens to defend our rights against such abuses as are in Bill C-51.
  • signed 2015-04-13 10:36:10 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-13 09:38:46 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-12 23:22:26 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-12 22:08:25 -0700
  • signed 2015-04-12 20:32:31 -0700
    I am appalled at the stubbornness with which the Conservatives defend Bill C51, refusing any real amendments, ridiculing those who oppose it as soft on terrorism. I believe that the whole bill should be scrapped.
  • signed 2015-04-12 15:11:43 -0700
    BILL 51 BEQUEATHS POWER TO THE GOVERNMENT WHICH I WOULD NOT WISH ANY PARTY TO POSSESS, PARTICULARLY SO WITH THE HARPER LOT. NOTE: WHEN THE U.S CONGRESS TRIED TO LIMIT SECRET SERVICE, ETC. ACTIVITIES AFTER REVELATIONS OF THEIR ACTIVITIES, THEY WHITTLED AWAY ALL ATTEMPTS AT CONTROL SAVE FOR ONE OR TWO ITEMS, WHICH CAME AWAY SLIGHTLY DILUTED. ONCE THESE TRASH TAKE POWER, THEY ARE A DISEASE, WHICH INVADES THE HOST THOROUGHLY. THIS GOVERNMENT IS A DISEASE, WORKING ALWAYS TO REINFORCE IOTS OWN POWER.
  • signed 2015-04-12 14:28:15 -0700
    I see Bill C-51 not as anti-terrorism legislation but as anti- protest legislation. Both protest and civil disobedience will become increasingly necessary to try to halt or at least slow down the neo-conservative global agenda.
  • signed 2015-04-12 09:41:54 -0700
    We are already concerned about police response when dealing with potential criminals. We don’t understand why the trend seems to be to shoot to kill – why not just to disable. We see this as a further step down this worriesome line.
  • signed 2015-04-12 09:13:27 -0700
    No thanks, we don’ t need this bill.
  • signed 2015-04-12 08:37:30 -0700
    More debate and review of C-51 MUST be allowed by the Conservative government. This bill cannot be passed without an oversight mechanism and further review and analysis is needed; the rights and freedoms of Canadians must be protected.