Our MPs could be just a few days away from a vote on bill C-51. Can you help us send a powerful message with 1,000 phone calls to their offices calling on them to stop C-51, and start over with a law that defends our security, privacy and freedom?
You’ve already forced them to admit their bill is flawed. After widespread criticism from experts and the public, the Conservatives have made a few amendments to the bill – but it’s still reckless, dangerous and ineffective and must be stopped.[1-5]
Can you take a few moments now and use this tool to make a simple call to your MP’s office?
The tool will connect you to your MP, and you can leave a simple message that you want them to stop C-51 and start over.
Politicians take phone calls really seriously, especially in an election year, because they show them that you – their constituent – are deeply concerned about the issue.
What should I say during the call?
Introduce yourself as a constituent of the riding and tell the staff member that you want C-51 stopped. That's enough. If you want to say more, we encourage you to speak in your own words, and you can use the talking points and party positions below if it helps:
Reckless - the bill has a vague definition of terrorism that could be abused by governments and spy agencies to shut down dissent.
Dangerous - the bill would shred our privacy by allowing information gathered through widespread spying on Canadians to be shared broadly within government. It would also give CSIS new powers to intervene in the day to day life of Canadians, with actions that could break the law and violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Ineffective - the bill fails to use proven counter-radicalization strategies, and contains no proper oversight to prevent abuses.
There are sources at the bottom of the page if you want to read more.