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| March 30, 2015

How to protect your privacy when Bill C-51 becomes law

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A covert intelligence gathering agency becomes a covert enforcement agency? No problem!

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Last Friday, viewers of the CBC's flagship news program, The National, could be forgiven for thinking they were back in the Leave it to Beaver 1950s. Indeed, they ran a saccharine story that would have done proud former Soviet and East German state news agencies. In fact, had it run during the Cold War, it would hopefully be touted in today's journalism schools as an embarrassing parody of what their profession is supposed to be.

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Is there a need to create a broad and vague definition of terrorism that police and CSIS may one day use to label organizations a "criminal threat" to Canada's economy or "infrastructure?"
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This weekend, protests were held in communities across Canada to protest Bill C-51, a bill that would increase powers for CSIS.

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Protest continues: All the rabble news about Bill C-51

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Keeping up with the Canada-wide protests of Bill C-51? You've come to the right place. Read on for your list of "must reads" on Bill C-51, petitions, and for a curated Twitter feed rounding up all the action from the protests on Saturday.

Bill C-51 will give CSIS new powers to disrupt activities that potentially "threaten the government", and give the government of Canada new powers of surveillance. Many see it as another step toward silencing all forms of dissent in Canada. This weekend, there are protests scheduled across Canada to display opposition to Bill C-51. Click here to see a full list of emerging protests from our friends at LeadNow.ca

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Bill C-51 wants you to stop protesting in support of Palestinians

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One of the less discussed questions of the Harper government's anti-terror bill, Bill C-51, is whether Palestinian rights advocates and advocates of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) will be targeted by CSIS agents armed with new powers to target and disrupt, courtesy of a judicial warrant.

Admittedly, the legislation and its intended objects are vague, except that what constitutes "terrorism," seems to be broadening beyond wanton acts of violence.

So, we need to be on guard when Public Safety minister Steven Blaney, the author of Bill-C-51, also talks about "zero tolerance" for promoters of the international BDS campaign against Israel.

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