Toronto Day of Action Against Bill C-51
There has been a call out to protest Bill C-51 on March 14, 2015 in cities across the country.
The proposed legislation Bill C-51 would clearly allow for the violation of Charter Rights, facilitate spying on innocent Canadians, and create a secret police force with little oversight or accountability.
This bill disproportionately targets indigenous communities, environmental activists, dissidents, and Muslims, many of whom are already subjected to questionable and overreaching powers by security officials. This bill will make it easier and ostensibly lawful for government to continue infringing upon the rights of peaceful people.
C-51 is reckless, irresponsible and ineffective.
We are calling on the government to withdraw the legislation.
We are calling on everyone to do what they can to bring attention to this governments attempt to compromise privacy for false security, while promoting a culture of fear and racism.
Please send a message to your MP, share this event, and join us on March 14!
Find YOUR MP using your postal code here: http://bit.ly/1GlPdaa
Meet us at Nathan Phillips Square at 12pm for a rally to oppose Bill C51, followed by a march!
More details to come.
Donations Gratefully Accepted
To be involved in organizing the event message one of the admins or post saying so on the page.
We encourage every one to do what they can on this national day of action, rally, march, take direct action, spread information, write MP's, whatever it is you think will make a difference, do it.
This rally is endorsed by;
Leadnow.ca - À l'Action
Youth Vote Canada
Action for Civil Liberties - A4CL
Idle No More Toronto
COMER - Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform
Millions Against Monsanto Toronto
Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice
Greater Toronto Area Council (PSAC)
LIFT (Low Income Families Together) www.lift.to
Centre for Social Justice
Network for the Elimination of Police Violence
Elementary Teachers of Toronto
Amnesty International Canada
The Zeitgeist Movement Toronto Chapter
If you would like to endorse the action in Toronto let us know!
Go here for information on communicating securely: https://ssd.eff.org/en
FOLLOW UP EVENT:
Opposing this bill doesn't end with this event, come to our follow up townhall meeting to discuss this Bill and it's implications.
National Event Page:
Leadnow.ca - À l'Action campaign:
Read The Bill:
News releases on impact of Bill C-51 by the BCCLA: