Cowichan Conversations: You should be worried about Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act

Canadians observing the recent election in the USA should not become complacent over the threats to our securities and freedoms. Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is showing arrogance and disregard for our freedom through Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: NDP MP Randall Garrison introduces bill to repeal Bill C-51

Randall Garrison’s Bill C-303 seeks to repeal the Harper-era “secret police” legislation, Bill C-51 or Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. Experts and rights groups say C-51 violates the Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The post NDP MP Randall Garrison introduces bill to repeal Bill C-51 appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Northern Reflections: Time To Take On Bill C-51

  David Christopher, over at rabble.ca, writes: After all, Bill C-51 represents one of the most dangerous assaults on Canadians’ basic rights that this country has ever seen. It turns the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) into what The Globe and Mail described as a “secret police force,” with little oversight or accountability. It ...

Northern Reflections: Pierre Would Be Appalled

Sometimes silence isn’t golden. June 21st marked the anniversary of the passage of Bill C-51. When Justin Trudeau’s party voted to pass the bill, they did so saying they would change it substantially once they were elected. Michael Harris writes: C-51 handed Canada’s spy service grotesque new powers that are unconstitutional, indefensible and unnecessary. Short ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Surveillance Crisis: Spy Agencies Must Come Clean

Three years after Edward Snowden’s eye-opening state surveillance revelations, it’s time for the Communications Security Establishment and Canada’s other spy agencies to come clean. The post Canada’s Surveillance Crisis: Spy Agencies Must Come Clean appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in keynote NDP Convention speech

Former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis sharply criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on key Canadian policy issues during an electrifying address to the New Democrats’ 2016 convention in Edmonton. The post Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in keynote NDP Convention speech appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Northern Reflections: Let’s Hope They Understand That

 The Trudeau government has vowed to “fix” Bill C-51 — the bill which the Harper government claimed guaranteed Canadians national security. But that guarantee came with a price: the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Communications Security Establishment were allowed to operate outside the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In January, Ralph Goodale and David ...

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: What Now? Privacy and Surveillance in Canada After the Paris Attacks

The recent Paris terror attacks shouldn’t stop the new Liberal government from re-examining Canada’s privacy and surveillance policies, argues Michael Geist, the Canada research chair in Internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa. The post Michael Geist: What Now? Privacy and Surveillance in Canada After the Paris Attacks appeared first on The Canadian ...

Cowichan Conversations: Welcome Back To Canada- The Sun Is Shining Brighter!

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. This post should write itself. I should be able to rest my fingers on the keyboard and have them automatically write of the defeat of Conservative PM Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister

Here are The Canadian Progressive’s ten arguments against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau replacing Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister: The post A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Jack Layton: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done”

With opinion polls and the corporate media already declaring Justin Trudeau the winner of the 2015 federal election, the late Jack Layton would tell Thomas Mulcair and the New Democrats: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.” The post Jack Layton: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done” appeared first on The ...

Politics and its Discontents: “A Betrayal Of Conservative Values, And A Betrayal Of Canadian Values.”

That’s how impassioned tech entrepreneur Frederick Ghahramani describes Bill C-51 in this interview with Power and Politics’ Rosemary Barton. As you will see, he is willing to put his money where his mouth is: Recommend this Post

Susan on the Soapbox: If Not Harper, Then Who?

“I’ve seen issues come up before that get a lot of press attention, and sometimes a photograph or sometimes a side issue can move votes, but I always believe that the big votes are moved on the big issues. I don’t believe that most people are attracted by the rabbit tracks of day-to-day media coverage.”—Stephen ...

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau to give Canada’s NSA more powers to spy on Canadians

Justin Trudeau promises to give the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s most secretive spy agency, more powers to spy on Canadians if the Liberals form the next government after the 2015 federal election. The post Justin Trudeau to give Canada’s NSA more powers to spy on Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Margaret Atwood leads artists’ rebellion against Harper’s Bill C-51

Celebrated author Margaret Atwood is leading a group of 200 notable Canadian writers and artists demanding an immediate repeal of Bill C-51, Stephen Harper’s “secret police” legislation. C­51, the artists argue, “directly attacks the creative arts and free expression in this country.” The post Margaret Atwood leads artists’ rebellion against Harper’s Bill C-51 appeared first ...

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: Why Internet Privacy Should be a Key Election Issue

Internet law expert and University of Ottawa prof, Michael Geist, argues that Internet privacy and Harper’s draconian anti-terror Bill C-51 should be key 2015 federal election issues. The post Michael Geist: Why Internet Privacy Should be a Key Election Issue appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Meat For The Conservative Base

… is, I hope, indigestible for the rest of us. At Sunday’s Calgary-Signal Hill all-candidates debate, Conservative candidate Ron Liepert responded to criticisms of the Conservatives’ controversial Bill C-51 by suggesting “civil liberties” and “freedom” are not the most pressing issues facing the country in light of “criminal activities.” “I know there’s a whole group ...

OpenMedia.ca: PressProgress: Conservative candidate on C-51: Civil liberties? "Folks, that’s not the country we live in"

Civil liberties protect our personal freedoms. They allow us to express ourselves without fear of interference, they preserve our right to speak, to assemble, to organize, to move around freely and protect our identity.  C-51 will limit our civil liberties, and even this Conservative candidate said so. Let’s stop this before it’s too late! Speak ...

Montreal Simon: Harper’s Police And Yet Another Reason To Kill Bill C-51

As you know I have been steadily losing confidence in the RCMP, which I now frequently call Harper's police.Not because I'm anti-police, I'm not.But because I can't help feeling that its bosses have turned it into a tool of the sinister Con regime.And as you know I also believe that if Harper isn't defeated, and ...

OpenMedia.ca: Star: Trudeau backed C-51, but won’t say if it’s constitutional

Looks like the Liberal Party voted for a bill they’re not even sure is constitutional… Article by the Canadian Press at the Toronto Star BROSSARD, QUE. — Justin Trudeau won’t say if Bill C-51 — the controversial anti-terror bill introduced by the Conservatives — is constitutional, even though the Liberals backed it in Parliament. read ...

Politics and its Discontents: Olivia Chow’s Video About Bill C-51

Given yesterday’s post on the growing worldwide governmental repression of civil society groups and NGOs, as well as the disturbing information included in my update, a video by Olivia Chow attacking the Liberal position on Bill C-51 seems especially pertinent. The NDP is launching a national attack on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals over their support for ...

The Canadian Progressive: RCMP planning mass arrests of indigenous Unist’ot’en activists under Bill C-51: Reports

Canadian rights defenders are warning that the RCMP is planning mass arrests of members of the indigenous Unist’ot’en First Nation using the country’s new police state law, Bill C-51. The post RCMP planning mass arrests of indigenous Unist’ot’en activists under Bill C-51: Reports appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Activists Warn That The RCMP Are Planning Mass Arrest of Indigenous Activists Under Bill C-51

Conservative Leader Steve Harper! The website ‘Thinkpol’ has posted a warning that the RCMP are preparing to move against the the Unist’ot’en clan blockade. It certainly would raise the temperature politically. Perhaps that is Read more…

LeDaro: Big Brother is watching you

Big Brother Harper is watching you. Bill c 51.

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Canada’s Domestic False Flag War Has Many Fronts

“Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no ...