CUSJ was one of several of social justice organizations that submitted a brief in response to Bill C-59, “An Act Respecting National Security Matters.” The bill sets out the scope of powers of the Intelligence Commissioner, makes amendments to the criminal code, and much more. To weigh in on every provision of the act would … Read moreCUSJ Bill C-59 recommendations: Amend vague wording and improve transparency
By Jack Dodds Bill C-22 is the Liberal government’s bid to fulfill their election promise of parliamentary oversight of Canada’s security agencies. As first introduced in the Commons, C-22 was criticized for creating an oversight committee that had too little power and independence to allow it to restore public confidence in the security agencies. After second reading in … Read moreBill C-22 Update: Liberals toss out the SECU recommendations
We are grateful to Jack Dodds, CUSJ member from Toronto, for stepping up and presenting our brief during the government public hearing process. The link to the final brief submitted to the public safety committee is here. CUSJ is concerned that the government is going too far and that pervasive surveillance of innocent people without … Read moreCUSJ Brief on Public Safety, National Security, & Human Rights
CUSJ calls on our national government to find a better balance between protecting Canadians against terrorism and taking away the constitutional civil rights of Canadians. Bill C-51 does not find that balance. See our press release.
EROSION OF CIVIL LIBERTIES CUSJ members to join demonstrations coast to coast against “anti-terrorism” bill TORONTO – On Saturday, March 14 2015, Unitarians will join with other concerned Canadians coast to coast for a National Day of Action to oppose the federal government’s latest security legislation, Bill C-51. Peaceful #StopC51 demonstrations that day are to be held in over … Read moreBill C-51 uses terrorism as a pretext for a new secret police