Date: 2015/04/24 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Monsieur le Président, je remercie mes collègues. Le projet de loi C-51 est non seulement affreux, mais il est également dangereux. I want to pause for a moment because this is not an ordinary debate, this is not an ordinary bill and this is not about politics anymore. This is about the soul of the ...

Date: 2015/04/14 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides

The fight to amend C-51, the so-called Anti-Terrorism Act, ended after a forced march through the Green Party’s 60 amendments (all defeated), as well as the NDP’s 28 amendments, Liberals’ 13 amendments and ten from the Bloc Quebecois — all defeated. It was a grueling ten hours (8:45 AM- 12:45 PM and 4 PM til ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

In 1984, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was created to provide an intelligence gathering service separate from the RCMP. The RCMP’s illegal and embarrassing efforts to infiltrate the FLQ in Quebec, such as the barn-burning incident, had led the McDonald Commission to recommend that intelligence-gathering and policing be separated. It was also viewed as ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

We cannot allow these horrific crimes to go unanswered. However, we must make sure whatever we do does not make matters worse. C-51 won’t make Canadians safer. We should start addressing underlying issues and provide long term solutions to the terrorism problem. To help prevent terrorism, the focus must be on peaceful assistance to local ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

The new bill, C-51, is described by the government as an anti-terrorism act. Having studied it, I cannot agree that it is primarily addressing the threat of terrorism. Acts of terrorism are a threat. They are criminal acts of horrific cruelty and sadism. Luring of disenfranchised, disenchanted, alienated Canadians into their barbaric crusade must be ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

By the time you receive this newsletter, Bill C-51, the so-called “Anti-Terrorism Act,” will likely have become law. It is my hope, and the hope of many more, that the bill is subjected to meaningful amendments. When I first spoke out about this legislation, I was almost alone. Now concerns are growing and many prominent ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

Over $12 billion has been spent by the federal government on increased security since 9-11. The question of whether that was the best way to protect ourselves needs to be asked.  In the wake of the murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo on October 22, 2014, we need to ask what could have been done to ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

The rise of ISIS has been raised in my Town Halls ever since fall 2014. There is no doubt that the brutal and sadistic acts of violence perpetrated by this group disturb and outrage us all. While focusing on ISIS, suddenly in January, it was Al-Qaeda behind the attacks in Paris. Meanwhile, Boko Haram continues ...

Date: 2015/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, along with Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North, announced their amendments to Bill C-51 at a press conference this morning. Ms. May and Mr. Hyer, who have been vocal critics, will table ...

Date: 2015/03/30 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, the hon. Minister of Public Safety earlier in question period completely mis-characterized the evidence of former Justice John Major who headed the Air India inquiry. Justice John Major made it abundantly clear to the public safety committee that he does not find the information sharing provisions in Bill C-51 adequate at ...

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