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.

Who's signing

Sharon Rose Kneeshaw
Rick Hudson
Andrea Lindenberg
Tim Groenenberg
Gary Withers
Gail Dodds
Dila Dinh
Bob Harri
Lance Weber
Aenea Cameron
Andrew Slater
Eliane Lebel
Lynne Turner
Michael Pagé
Doug Prentice
Lillian Lentz
Lliam Hildebrand
Robert Bridgeman
Monica Hall Kowalewski
Derek Sou
Alan Martin
Charles Dorworth
Gregory Nicholls
Sally Williams
jane hunter
Barb Lucas
Mary Furlong
310 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 252 reactions

  • Sharon Rose Kneeshaw
    signed 2016-10-30 12:14:23 -0700
  • Rick Hudson
    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.
  • Andrea Lindenberg
    signed 2015-09-23 12:26:30 -0700
  • Tim Groenenberg
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-20 19:40:50 -0700
    Sign the petition: Defend Our Rights and Freedoms
  • Tim Groenenberg
    @timgroenenberg tweeted link to this page. 2015-08-20 19:40:46 -0700
  • Tim Groenenberg
    signed 2015-08-20 19:40:41 -0700
  • Gary Withers
    signed 2015-07-11 08:51:50 -0700
    ELIZABETH MUST BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK, IN EVERY DEBATE.
  • Gail Dodds
    signed via 2015-07-11 07:15:15 -0700
  • Dila Dinh
    signed 2015-06-06 14:21:10 -0700
  • Bob Harri
    signed 2015-04-24 19:45:01 -0700
  • Lance Weber
    signed 2015-04-20 10:38:45 -0700
  • Aenea Cameron
    signed 2015-04-17 19:22:28 -0700
  • Andrew Slater
    signed 2015-04-14 08:44:49 -0700
  • Eliane Lebel
    signed 2015-04-14 07:40:13 -0700
  • Lynne Turner
    signed 2015-04-13 20:38:23 -0700
  • Michael Pagé
    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.
  • Doug Prentice
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-13 17:55:20 -0700
    Sign the petition: Defend Our Rights and Freedoms
  • Doug Prentice
    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.
  • Lillian Lentz
    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.
  • Lliam Hildebrand
    signed 2015-04-13 10:36:10 -0700
  • Robert Bridgeman
    signed 2015-04-13 09:38:46 -0700
  • Monica Hall Kowalewski
    signed 2015-04-12 23:22:26 -0700
  • Derek Sou
    signed 2015-04-12 22:08:25 -0700
  • Alan Martin
    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.
  • Charles Dorworth
    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.
  • Gregory Nicholls
    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.
  • Sally Williams
    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.
  • jane hunter
    signed 2015-04-12 09:13:27 -0700
    No thanks, we don’ t need this bill.
  • Barb Lucas
    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.
  • Mary Furlong
    signed 2015-04-12 08:26:43 -0700