Bill C51 is onto the Senate after passing it’s third reading last night in the House of Commons.
The Anti-terrorism Act gives Canadian Security Intelligence Service more freedoms and force to monitor and gather information on suspected Terror plots.
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says that 70% of Canadian opposed the bill, which he has experienced first hand.
“Very conservative to very progressive people, from gun owners to environmentalists to first nations, every body. I just can’t find anybody who likes it,” he says.
Cullen himself is also very against the passing of the Bill, stating that “it attacks our charter rights, our freedoms of expression, of association. These are things that we need to defend. No argument has been made by the government, successfully, otherwise.”
Cullen states that this point will be a major issue that the NDP will fight against in the next federal election.