I am writing this letter to express my opinion on the Conservative government’s dangerous and undemocratic Bill C-51.
There is not enough oversight or accountability in this Bill, and this will inevitably lead to violations of our Charter rights, specifically censorship of our freedom of expression.
Opposition grows as more Canadians learn about the Bill, and if it passes, our private information would be shared between no fewer than 17 government agencies. Victims of these privacy breaches would not even need to be informed.
I believe that Bill C-51 is fundamentally flawed (and the government has admitted this), so it should be withdrawn and the government go back to the drawing board and start over. Our democratic rights are worth it.
Barbara McLean, Langford