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

Norma Castillo
Elisabeth McColl
Victoria Cate May Burton
Kerry Brewer
Aimes Gentile
Sandra Leckie
Jeff Daines
Valerie Robinson
Robin Roberts
Garnet Finlay
Denis Hoddinott
Kathryn Lacerte
Kyle Mcarthur
Carol Anderson
Susan Munroe
Justin Love
Richard Mackenzie
Michael Allan
Jaginder Ram
Luke Barone
Rae Huth
Ann Taylor
Sue Moen
Keith Machattie
Ian Bruce
John - Conrad Jones
Kendra Christiansen
Galina Coffey Lewis
Fabian Wolk
Gale Fidyk
307 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 250 reactions

  • Norma Castillo
    signed 2015-04-11 13:49:54 -0700
  • Elisabeth McColl
    signed 2015-04-11 13:47:15 -0700
    Bill C 51 is not the solution to the threat of terrorism and losing our individual rights to freedom

    and rights with this Bill is abhorrent.
  • Victoria Cate May Burton
    signed 2015-04-11 13:44:22 -0700
  • Kerry Brewer
    signed 2015-04-04 14:13:19 -0700
  • Aimes Gentile
    signed 2015-04-03 01:05:57 -0700
  • Sandra Leckie
    signed 2015-04-01 20:36:04 -0700
  • Jeff Daines
    signed 2015-04-01 19:59:45 -0700
  • Valerie Robinson
    signed 2015-03-31 20:25:56 -0700
  • Robin Roberts
    signed 2015-03-31 18:28:14 -0700
    If Bill C51 passes, it will REIGN all over Canada.

    Just as Harper whips his caucus, he whips us, too.

    Bill C51 says, “Shut up! I run this country — not you.”

    I thank Elizabeth May from the bottom of my heart for her commitment to democracy and to Canada. By speaking up so intelligently, by reading every proposed bill thoroughly, by reaching across party lines, she inspires hope, while Harper shamefully inspires more hate in this country than I’ve ever experienced.

    It’s obviously time for us all to wake up and insist on:

    ~ returning Canada to being a country of peacekeepers (not war-mongerers),

    ~ welcoming cultural differences that allow us all to grow and learn,

    ~ protecting the environment by putting money behind alternative energy instead of pouring it down the oil fields’ drain,

    ~ respecting, honouring and preserving scientific research, instead of throwing it all in Canada’s grave,

    ~ returning our parliament to a house filled with respectful discourse between MPs who are elected to represent their constituents instead of being whipped by a political party leader,

    ~ insisting on the next government committing that all future elections will be based on effective proportional representation, not ‘first-past-the-post’ and/or fraudulent robo-calls.
  • Garnet Finlay
    signed 2015-03-31 17:15:31 -0700
    If this Bill was Excluding Canadian Citizens that were born and have lived their whole lives in Canada I may look more into it. But to include anyone in Canada, Born and Raised or not , Then I oppose it totally. I still have yet to see a Born and Raised Canadian or even US Citizen that has been involved in any terrorist act on the news or on internet media.

    That is as bad as Convicting People for downloading songs they have not paid for. For all the time and money it would cost the Canadian taxpayers not to mention the amount of invasion of privacy counterclaims. Again that would cost The people with taxes inflating to compensate the funds in order to convict more citizens again. I do not agree on that at all.
  • Denis Hoddinott
    signed 2015-03-30 16:51:15 -0700
  • Kathryn Lacerte
    signed 2015-03-30 15:10:08 -0700
  • Kyle Mcarthur
    signed 2015-03-30 12:15:51 -0700
  • Carol Anderson
    signed 2015-03-30 11:27:32 -0700
  • Susan Munroe
    signed via 2015-03-30 11:08:26 -0700
  • Justin Love
    signed 2015-03-30 11:07:20 -0700
  • Richard Mackenzie
    signed 2015-03-30 10:55:30 -0700
    I grew up under the threat of mutual nuclear annihilation and Survived. While The United States plunged itself into McCarthyism, Canada held onto its principles of freedom. A lot has changed since the Berlin Wall came down. What we used to see as the hall-marks of authoritarianism and thank God we we were free, has ever so insidiously crept into our society. The electronic snooping capabilities that Democratic governments have and use today would make Stalin green with envy. We may not be able to turn back the clock on this invasion of personal liberty, but we must stop it in its tracks.

    I read an article on the muzzling of artist Franke James the other day and the penny doped:

    In a totalitarian state the masses exist to serve the state, and all art and culture must serve the ends of the state according to the ideology of the power elite and their apparatchiks. In a Democracy, the state is there to serve the population in all its individual diversity. McCarthyism scared the hell out of my father. Harperism scares the hell out of me. Just say no to Bill C-51 and vote the bums out while we still have the freedom to do so.
  • Michael Allan
    signed 2015-03-30 09:45:49 -0700
  • Jaginder Ram
    signed 2015-03-30 09:28:39 -0700
    Thank you for your work on this matter
  • Luke Barone
    signed 2015-03-30 09:21:33 -0700
  • Rae Huth
    signed via 2015-03-30 09:15:30 -0700
  • Ann Taylor
    signed 2015-03-30 08:35:51 -0700
  • Sue Moen
    signed 2015-03-30 03:39:14 -0700
  • Keith Machattie
    signed 2015-03-29 22:31:51 -0700
  • Ian Bruce
    signed 2015-03-29 22:13:47 -0700
  • John - Conrad Jones
    signed 2015-03-29 20:51:50 -0700
    C51 is a very bad law, it will not protect us from terrorists but instead will take away our traditional Canadian freedoms and we can be subject to harassment by a new secret and unaccountable police force centred on CSIS. To put it more directly; Bill C51 is uncanadian, it has the potential to do a lot of damage to our democracy. Please withdraw Bill C51! Prime Minister Harper, it seems to me that your real motive for drafting this law, is not to protect Canadians, but to sow distrust. Members of organizations critical of government policy will begin to suspect that their organization has been infiltrated by government secret police spies, people will start to mistrust one another. Please withdraw this Bill !
  • Kendra Christiansen
    signed 2015-03-29 20:11:50 -0700
  • Galina Coffey Lewis
    signed via 2015-03-29 18:21:58 -0700
  • Fabian Wolk
    signed 2015-03-29 18:15:22 -0700
  • Gale Fidyk
    signed 2015-03-29 18:14:00 -0700