Sunday, March 15, 2015
Bill C-51 and Human Rights
Yesterday, thousands of Canadians took to the streets in protest over Bill C-51: the Anti Terrorism Act. You can see some pictures here. You can read about the government of Canada's rationale for the Act here and a brief summary of the criticism here. The government claims that C51 is necessary to give security agencies more power to combat the threat of terrorism while civil liberties advocates argue that C51 could be used to crack down on legitimate protest. What are your thoughts on the Bill and its relationship to social justice and the common good? Will C51 make Canadians safer or will it undermine basic civil liberties across the country?