A Collection of Resources Concerning Bill C-51- the “Anti-Terrorism Act”

The Federal Government’s “anti-terror” legislation, bill C-51, has just passed second reading in the House of Commons. As has become custom, the Harper government limited debate on the bill. Though the habit of limiting debate is always problematic, in this instance the nature of the legislation makes it even more so; bill C-51 sits squarely between the often conflicting interests of individual freedoms and the responsibility of the state to protect citizens and enforce the law. Any such law should be passed with the utmost caution and transparency to ensure that wherever and however freedoms are limited, there is ample reason to do so. All expansion of state powers that limit freedoms and infringe privacy rights should be made in a proportional and transparent manner.

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This is a huge resource on C-51 containing dozens of links and covering every possible aspect of the bill and why its so problematic. If you’re not familiar with Bill C-51, this article should help.

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The city is burning around them, and they dance a dance made of gunsmoke, trembling cathedrals and the splatter of blood against a police shield. On their bodies is writ the story of a kingdom come tumbling down; in their bones are the towers, in their fingers the laws coming unbound, in their eyes shine the electricity thundering through the streets, and in their hearts nothing but freedom. Princes and society girls are screaming, queens are bowing on their balconies to the ravening crowds, and presidents are losing the iron grasp of their armies. The internet is ablaze, the books are burning, the priests are gasping, and the soldiers are warring with the police on the steps to parliament. The city lives tonight; in the fires, in their blood, in the roaring of the maddened crowd as they come alight to the cracked, holy voice of the revolutionary, who sucks the air out of every room, who is unbearably beloved, who is a violent black hole of hope; who is everything and nothing but this.

Huey Percy Newton, Black Panther Party (BPP), Minister Of Defense, 1968.


The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best.

[Director Carter]