Could this be the antidote to Bill C-51?

Could this be the antidote to Bill C-51?
Posted on May 20, 2015 | Open Media | Written on May 20, 2015
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Today’s the big day: we’re launching our positive, pro-privacy action plan, packed with ideas from thousands of Canadians about how to roll back Bill C-51, end mass surveillance, and restore the privacy rights of all of us.

We wrote this plan together, Canada - so join us as we launch it in style with a Social Media Town Hall featuring some of Canada’s top privacy experts.

Check out Canada’s Privacy Plan right now, and join us on reddit and on our lively Facebook page at 11am PT/ 2pm ET for our Social Media Town Hall.

We’ve got an amazing guest list, including:

  • Brett Gaylor, documentary filmmaker
  • Connie Fournier, principled conservative
  • Tom Henheffer, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
  • Brenda McPhail, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and
  • Cindy Blackstock, a child welfare advocate who was spied on for years for making human rights complaints.1

And, with the government poised to ram its reckless spying Bill C-51 through the Senate, it couldn’t be more important to have a plan to roll back C-51 and restore our privacy rights.

The Senate has the power to stop Bill C-51, and is watching us very closely right now. This is our chance to show them that Canadians are united behind our positive plan to protect our privacy today at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

This is important - weak privacy protections are ruining Canadian lives. Ellen, for example, was barred from entry to the U.S. after her private medical information was wrongfully handed over, without her consent, to U.S. border guards.2

Enough is enough.

To win we need a positive plan we can all point to and say YES! And that begins now - join with me and leading experts at 11am PT / 2pm ET today for our Privacy Town Hall to start putting things right.

For our privacy!

David, on behalf of your OpenMedia team

P.S. We’re making history today by charting a positive path for our privacy and civil liberties. Our small team has worked tirelessly to create this plan, working with experts and thousands of everyday Canadians on solutions that work for all of us. Join us today at 11am PT / 2pm ET for our Privacy Town Hall - see you there!

[1] The government spied on me without a warrant. Source: The Toronto Star.
[2] Peter MacKay's Privacy Deficit Turned These Lives Upside Down. Source: Huffington Post.

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