Given the complexity of Bill C-51 and the multitude of security and privacy issues it raises, it's clear that Canadians should be consulted before any reform package is introduced.
The personal appeal of Justin Trudeau will not be enough to cover for an unwillingness on the part of the Liberals to stand up and be counted on crucial issues.
What makes Stephen Harper think that we are in dire need of new legislation to fight terrorism? Maybe the increase in police power and surveillance in Bill C-51 is not intended for terrorists.
While the Prime Minister waxed rhetorically about the war against "Jihadists," his proposed anti-terrorism legislation is very broad and could profoundly endanger basic rights and freedoms.