Harper is using the 'jihadi threat' fear tactic to silence dissent
a group of 100 academics, made up mainly of law professors from across Canada, have signed an open letter arguing the proposed bill has major problems that threaten Canadians' privacy and freedom of speech and that C-51 is dangerous' legislation.
The most quoted legal opinion - Bill C-51: A Legal Primer by Clayton Ruby and Nader R. Hasan - concludes, Bill C-51's "overly broad and unnecessary anti-terrorism reforms could criminalize free speech."
As Keith Jones explains: "No one should be taken in by the government’s pretense that “lawful dissent” will be protected from CSIS dirty tricks and provocations. Canada’s national security apparatus is notorious for spying on socialist, labor, anti-war, environmental, and aboriginal groups and justifying it on the grounds that one of their members “may” engage in unlawful activity sometime in the future."
In Ottawa the NDP now says they're 'again' it, the Liberals look squeamish at best, Justin's worst decision ever. Where would we be without Elizabeth May who from Day #1 has spoken out saying: “[Bill C-51] is about creating a secret police. It's the death of freedom,” Elizabeth's excellent interview in The Strait pulls no punches as well. May is the only truly progressive voice people have in Parliament.