This bill at least on the surface seems to even scare Opposition parties and with good reason some of them could now be classifies as terrorists. Activists like my self peaceful and long time dvocates of freedom and passive resistance could now face indefinite detention, secret trials and all with no public over sight.
I never personally imagined it could get this bad in Canada that when Steven Harper said
“You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it,” warned Stephen Harper
WELL MR HARPER I DO its George Orwell’s 1984 it is a POLICE STATE and you are a DICTATOR.
BILL OF RIGHTS – Read all here
Marginal note:Recognition and declaration of rights and freedoms
1. It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,
(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
(b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law;
(c) freedom of religion;
(d) freedom of speech;
(e) freedom of assembly and association; and
(f) freedom of the press.
…. ^You get the point right? we are protected in theory but in practice I am worried.
NOW it is my personal opinion that this Bill is in conflict with the BILL OF RIGHTS and it is the SUPREME LAW of CANADA so this act is void but this only is the case if the police and the courts also believe it and as we have seen time and time again POLICE are almost always ignorant of the laws they are sworn to uphold.
The most egregious, anti-democratic elements of Harper’s terror Bill C-51 are the following:
-jail for 5 years if someone posts anything counter to the government and that could be interpreted as a terrorist posting in general;
-indefinite detention without charge;
-sharing of information between all departments of government without concern for privacy;
-no civilian oversight;
Here’s one of our other favourite sections of Bill C-51: arrest without charge leading to indefinite detention
(2) Subsection 83.3(4) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Arrest without warrant
(4) Despite subsections (2) and (3), a peace officer may arrest a person without a warrant and cause the person to be detained in custody, in order to bring them before a provincial court judge in accordance with subsection (6), if
(i) the grounds for laying an information referred to in paragraphs (2)(a) and (b) exist but, by reason of exigent circumstances, it would be impracticable to lay an information under subsection (2), or
(ii) an information has been laid under subsection (2) and a summons has been issued; and
(b) the peace officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the detention of the person in custody is likely to prevent a terrorist activity.
More excerpts from Bill C-51: (the secret court case provision)
Exclusion of public
486. (1) Any proceedings against an accused shall be held in open court, but the presiding judge or justice may, on application of the prosecutor or a witness or on his or her own motion, order the exclusion of all or any members of the public from the court room for all or part of the proceedings, or order that the witness testify behind a screen or other device that would allow the witness not to be seen by members of the public, if the judge or justice is of the opinion that such an order is in the interest of public morals, the maintenance of order or the proper administration of justice or is necessary to prevent injury to international relations or national defense or national security.
-Advocating or promoting commission of terrorism offenses
83.221 (1) Every person who, by communicating statements, knowingly advocates or promotes the commission of terrorism offences in general — other than an offence under this section — while knowing that any of those offences will be committed or being reckless as to whether any of those offences may be committed, as a result of such communication, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years.
(“In general” = they can prosecute whomever they don’t like.)
Thanks Bill C-51 for eliminating the liberty of Canada.