On May 30, the third installment of the Canada-wide protests to stop Bill C-51 will happen, with the national convergence occuring in Ottawa.
Find a local solidarity event in your community here.
Bill C-51 may have passed the House of Commons, but the fight is far from over.
Bill C-51 is a dangerous piece of legislation and a threat to our rights and freedoms. The Harper government must know its attempt to rush Bill C-51 through parliament is undemocratic and unacceptable.
Help build pressure on the Senate to stop this bill by contacting your senator(s) on social media or email: https://stopc51.ca/
Nine senators oppose the bill, three support it and 70 are undecided. There is still time.
Join your local community event, and tweet your support to stop Bill C-51 with the hashtags #StopC51 and #rejectfear
For a feed of highlights about the protests on Twitter, scroll down to the bottom of the story on Saturday.
For more information on this unconstituional legislation, we have compiled some of rabble's critical reads on Bill C-51. Please leave your vital reads on Bill C-51 in the comments section below.
- Get familiar with Bill C-51! Why is there a Canada-wide protest on May 30 and what can you do to stop Bill C-51.
- Find event details for the Ottawa convergence and all the local solidarity events.
- For background, read Matthew Behrens' primer on what's in the bill and what it might do.
- When Bill C-51 passed the House, a lot of people weren't happy. Read Karl Nerenberg's analysis.
- Why did Justin Trudeau's Liberals support Bill C-51 after criticizing it? Oh, right.
- Pam Palmater does not mince her words when criticizing Bill C-51 and its impact on Indigenous communities.
- Is the Harper government trying to cover up the potential use of disruption techniques? Find out.
- Let's be honest: there are some shared racists roots between Bill C-51 and security certificates.
- Tom Mulcair and the NDP have been vocal about opposing Bill C-51. Has this increased their popularity?
- Krystalline Kraus discusses how Bill C-51 will affect you. (And it's not good.)
Those are just a few of the articles rabble.ca has produced on Bill C-51. Read all of our news on Canadian Politics here. See you in person, or in spirit, on the streets.
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