TORONTO (October 14, 2015)—Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released a federal election platform report card, grading the four major political parties for their stances on critical free expression issues in Canada.
Bill C-51 received royal assent and passed in to law, but CJFE continues to fight against this dangerous and reckless legislation. Bill C-51’s sweeping measures and tactics compromise the privacy and free expression rights that are valued by Canadians and critical to a healthy democracy. CJFE supports OpenMedia’s ongoing campaign to #KillC51 and joins the call to express our concerns to the Conservative Party about the threats this bill poses to our rights.
Bill C-51 is long, complicated, and poses a serious threat to free expression in Canada. To help you understand the bill’s contents, and how this legislation could impact you, we’re pleased to share a helpful resource that contains everything you always wanted to know about Bill C-51.
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By Peter Jacobsen and Andrew MacDonald
On this day in 1982, the rights and freedoms essential to a "free and democratic society" were entrenched into Canada's Constitution by the proclamation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony on Parliament Hill. Much of the time, most of us are able to take these guarantees for granted - we are fortunate to be able to do so.
By Megan Drysdale
Since Bill C-51 was introduced, an abundance of analyses and commentaries have been published, examining the contents and broad reach of the proposed legislation. The general threats to your rights are widely reported on, but what do these threats actually mean for you?
Here are six ways that Bill C-51 could affect your day-to-day life: