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MP needs to speak out against Bill C-51

Editor: Langley MP Mark Warawa needs to speak out against Bill C-51. The secret police bill shreds our privacy rights and bypasses the critical steps in assuring power isn’t abused.

If the bill passes, your sensitive private information would be shared between no fewer than 17 government agencies and even handed to foreign governments. This includes sensitive information that can reveal everything from your financial status to your medical history, your sexual orientation, and even your religious and political beliefs.

The bill is dangerous because it opens the door for violations of our Charter rights, including censorship of free expression online. The bill is reckless because it turns CSIS into a ‘secret police’ force with little oversight or accountability. Victims of these privacy breaches wouldn’t even be informed.

The government could spy on anyone, at anytime, and we wouldn’t even know when we’ve been a victim.

I don’t like it when we trade our rights and freedoms for safety. To take out the need for warrants, you venture onto a slippery slope that can easily be abused. With all the videos showing how a percentage of people with authoritative power abuse it, sometimes to a lethal point, I think it’s even more important to add levers to stop abuse of power. Bill C-51 removes levers that protect our rights and privacy. We don’t a secret police state.

Don’t be scared into giving up your rights. There is more chance of getting killed by a moose then a terrorist. And no one is worried about that. Start protecting us with pollution stopping bills, mandatory renewable energy and zero emission cars. Make  GMO labelling on foods mandatory, ban pesticides and you’ll save more lives from better environment.

T. Kennedy,

Langley

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