Bill C-38: Will rabble/babble go black on June 4?
'Black Out, Speak Out': Canadian Internet Campaign Targets 'Undemocratic' Bill
"A sweeping omnibus bill introduced last month to the Canadian parliament has been harshly condemned as 'undemocratic'. Over 13,000 websites across Canada are planning to protest with a June 4 blackout to highlight their cause.
Bill C-38 - otherwise known as the 'Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act' - is a 425 page document that has been described as a 'statutory juggernaut.'
What was submitted as a budget bill to the Canadian House of Commons will introduce, amend or repeal nearly 70 federal laws.
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec, Dennis Drainville, was anything but diplomatic of the bill. Drainville accused the Harper government of 'using every tyrannical tool they can find to ensure that their corporate agenda and ideological policies become the law of the land.'
'In the last twelve months I have seen clearly the rise of tyrannical policies and the application of such mind and state control that the people of Canada, unless they soon react, will find themselves not only slaves to a corporate and political abomination they never chose, but they will experience the extinguishing of any of the hopes and dreams that they once had for a nation firmly based upon the foundations of compassison, justice and peace.
For God's sake, for all our sakes, wake up Canada,' the letter concludes..."