People from coast to coast to coast have been taking action against Bill C-51. We need to keep up the momentum. The Bill passed out of committee this week with a handful of very superficial changes, and the Harper Government has already sent this bill to the Senate for a preliminary review. So when the Members of Parliament return to Ottawa on April 20th, they may face a vote quite soon afterwards. Then, with the preliminary review, the time Bill C-51 spends in Senate may be shortened.
Members of Parliament are in their ridings from April 3rd to April 19th. Openmedia.com has set up a thunderclap on Twitter, scheduled for 10AM on April 13th, and scroll down for a overarching calender and links to local actions planned for the week of education, April 13th to 20th, here.
Please join these actions and let's stand up of our civil liberties.
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