Bill C-51

April 15, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Everyone needs to contact you MP & MPP’s express your opposition to Bill C-51 before its to late!

• The government’s secret police Bill C-51 is reckless, dangerous, and ineffective.

• The bill is reckless because it turns CSIS into a ‘secret police’ force with little oversight or accountability.

• The bill is dangerous because it opens the door for violations of our Charter Rights including censorship of free expression online.

• The bill is ineffective because it will lead to dragnet surveillance and information sharing on innocent Canadians that even Stephen Harper has admitted is ineffective.

• To make matters worse the government is trying to push this law through parliament in record time.

• Before Canadians knew what was in Bill C-51, 17% opposed it. Three weeks later, they found out. Now 50% oppose it.

• The more Canadians learn about what’s in this bill, the less they like it – that’s why opinion is changing so fast.

• If the bill passes, your sensitive private information would be shared between no fewer than 17 government agencies and even handed to foreign governments

• This includes sensitive information that can reveal everything from your financial status, to your medical history, your sexual orientation, and even your religious and political beliefs.

• Victims of these privacy breaches wouldn’t even be informed – that means the government could spy on anyone, at anytime, and we wouldn’t even know when we’ve been a victim.

• Do we really want the government to create a shadowy and unaccountable secret police force that will trample on innocent citizens’ freedoms?

• These new spying powers are highly unpopular: 71% of Canadians don’t want to trade their privacy rights to give spy agencies more power. Over 110,000 people have already spoken out.

• The government has admitted Bill C-51 is fundamentally flawed, so they must withdraw the legislation.

Sign the petition at and I encourage Canadians to learn more about how we can work together to stop Secret Police Bill C-51 at:

Sheldon Crawford



The jig is up

In your April 2 edition you reprinted a general mail-out from the International Climate Science Coalition.  This group has close connections to the Heartland Institute, an American organization dedicated to obscuring the truth about climate change. The Heartland Institute doesn’t like to reveal who its financial contributors are, but it has been revealed that they receive significant support from oil companies and the tobacco industry.

The Heartland Institute’s alumni includes the now notorious Fred Singer, a physicist who is regularly trotted out as an expert by the likes of Fox News. Acting in this role, Singer has denied the existence of the hole in the ozone, the damaging effects of acid rain, and now climate change. At one time he worked for the tobacco industry as an “expert” who denied the harm caused by second hand tobacco smoke. He later admitted that he knew nothing on this subject.

Unable to win the debate in the scientific arena, these organisations resort to PR campaigns designed to make the public wrongly believe that there is no consensus on anthropogenic climate change within the scientific community.

The jig, as they say, is up. The best response to these organisations now is to leave them behind on their flat earth and get on with the work at hand. This is why Mr. Harris’ complaint about being ignored at the Ontario Government’s town hall meetings has no merit.

Mark van Trigt



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