I assume you all know about this, but just in case
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From: David at OpenMedia <cont...@openmedia.org>
Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Subject: Montréal: Have your say at Thursday's C-51 public hearings!
*Crucial parliamentary consultations on Bill C-51 are coming to Montréal on
Thursday. Will you join us there in person?*
We need MPs to hear from as many people as possible that we need to repeal
this reckless, dangerous, and ineffective spying legislation. Everyone is
welcome to attend Thursday's public hearings – it’s an open mic session so
you can have your say.
*Here’s what you need to know:*
*Date:* Thursday October 20, 2016
*Time:* 5.30pm to 7.30pm PT *(lines are expected, so best to turn up early)*
*Venue:* Sofitel Montréal, 1155 Rue Sherbrooke W, Montréal. (see map
*Requirements:* It’s free to attend – just be sure to bring your photo ID.
Whether it’s Bill C-51
or the RCMP demanding our device passwords
we’ve been travelling in the wrong direction for far too long and we all
need to seize this chance to change course.
These consultations represent our single best chance to finally get Bill
C-51 repealed. But that will only happen if people like yourself show up on
Thursday to tell MPs we need strong privacy rules to keep us safe from
Looking for some inspiration as to what to say? We’ve put together a great
resource with talking points (which you can also use to put your voice
directly on the record!)
- Check out our handy resource on seven high-level privacy topics that
people have told us are most important to them.
P, you’ve supported our privacy work in the past, and it’s because of the
efforts of people like you that these important consultations are finally
Every single person speaking out will move us forward to getting Bill C-51
repealed and securing the privacy safeguards we deserve — and MPs need to
hear from you.
Hope you can make it on Thursday!
David, and your OpenMedia team
*P.S. Looking for more talking points, or to dig in deeper to the issues
around Bill C-51, privacy, and surveillance? Here are some great resources:*
- *Bill C-51: A Primer*
- everything you always wanted to know about Bill C-51, from CJFE, CIPPIC,
and OpenMedia. *
- *Canada’s Privacy Plan*
- our positive action plan on privacy, crowdsourced by over 100,000
- the in-depth analysis of Professors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, two of
Canada’s most respected voices on Bill C-51. *
- *A Different Shade of Green Paper*
- our friends at the BCCLA set the record straight on the biased way in
which the government have framed many of the consultation issues.*
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