“C-51 is the single most statist, freedom crushing piece of Canadian legislation passed by Parliament in my lifetime, which is saying quite a bit, given that I was alive during the only implementation of the War Measures Act in October, 1970.
The law is purportedly an anti-terrorist measure, but it actually says so much more than that. Things such as “disruption of the Canadian economy” are now classified as terrorist acts, which is overbroad and ripe for abuse. Groups on both the Left and the Right could be targeted under it.
Don’t believe me? Let’s see what a uniformed RCMP has to say about it.”
Much about C-51 is cause for concern.
I can’t help but wonder whether its introduction was due to Snowden’s “revelations” having compromised our defenses to such an extent that we are now at far greater risk than is publicly acknowledged.
Muslim terrorists have obviously benefited thanks to Snowden and recently word has surfaced that both China and Russia have decrypted the store of files he stole.
China was just implicated in a years long breach of US Government personnel files. It’s an ugly scary world out there.