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      Our Rights Are Under Attack! What Do We Do? Stand Up Fight Back!
      Trudeau Hear Us Loud and Clear:
      Repeal Bill C-51 And Bill C-59 Now!

      By Janine Solanki

      Four years after Bill C-51 was passed and 218 protest actions later, the Working Group to Stop Bill C-51 is still not letting the government of Canada get away with imposing these anti-democratic laws. Bill C-51 gave CSIS undefined powers of “disruption” and allows the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be violated. Under a vague and fear-mongering definition of “terrorism” this legislation can be used for: mass surveillance; to target activists and journalists; and to suppress our freedom of speech and assembly.

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promises to “fix” Bill C-51 have now amounted to more legislation designed to further threaten our privacy and security. On June 21, 2019 the Liberal government’s Bill C-59 received Royal Assent and officially became law in Canada. Bill C-59 gives new mass surveillance powers to Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), with new hacking powers and a near-limitless open door to collect data on people in Canada.

      With the passing of Bill C-59 it is more important than ever for protests against Bill C-51 and Bill C-59 to continue. On July 8 the 217 action took place at Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station, and on July 22 the 218 action was out at New Westminster Skytrain Station. As at every one of these actions, people signed on to the petition against Bill C-51 and Bill C-59, outraged that these laws are infringing on their rights and freedoms, and felt encouraged to see that this fight is continuing! During the combined actions activists distributed more than 700 educational brochures against these extremely undemocratic and anti working class laws.

      Find out about the next action at www.facebook.com/RepealBillC51 or on Twitter @StopBillC51
      REPEAL BILL C-51 & BILL C-59!

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