Editor, The Times:
If you’re not already concerned about Bill C-51, I hope you will be after reading this.
Prime Minister Harper is about to eliminate our long established rights to privacy, a fair trial and protection from prior restraint.
His plan, outlined in Bill C-51, is to transform CSIS from an information collecting spy agency into a secret police force with broad arresting powers, little accountability and negligible oversight.
While some believe this bill will make us safer from Jihad attack, many Canadians are concerned these new powers will be directed against environmentalists, native rights groups, and anyone who opposes the Conservative government’s economic agenda.
If you’re concerned about this dangerous bill, I encourage you to write or email MP Cathy McLeod. Tell her that Bill C-51 poses an unnecessary risk to Canadian’s rights.
Let’s say “No” to a Canadian secret police force.
I encourage Canadians to learn more about how we can work together to stop Secret Police Bill C-51 at: StopC51.ca