[nSLUG] Fwd: Breaking! Big Brother comes to Canada...

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Thu Feb 19 16:06:51 AST 2015

Hi Everybody

I know this is away off topic, but I feel very strongly that every 
Canadian should sign this petition.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Breaking! Big Brother comes to Canada...
Date: 	Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:53:38 -0500
From: 	Danny Auron - Avaaz <avaaz at avaaz.org>
To: 	jwark at bellaliant.net <jwark at bellaliant.net>

/Breaking news: A new RCMP report

identifies the environmental movement as a threat to the petroleum
industry. This could open the door to being suspected of terrorism under 
the new Big Brother bill, ramping up surveillance for protesters, so 
share this with everyone! /

Dear friends across Canada,


PM Harper wants to create *a new law that would let spies get permission 
to break into our homes.* But there's time to stop this Big Brother bill 
if we show our politicians we won't stand for it -- *click now to take 


They won’t be able to kill or harm us, or “violate our sexual integrity” 
-- but the Prime Minister*just introduced a new anti-terrorism act that 
could let CSIS do just about anything else*. Unless we make this Big 
Brother bill politically untouchable.

And worse, Stephen Harper is using the fear of terrorism to give our spy 
agency crazy new powers like letting them get *secret warrants to break 
into our houses, copy or take documents, and even install monitoring 
devices*. But we can still show him we won't let trumped up fears 
override our freedoms.

The Conservative and Liberal parties are planning to vote for the bill
-- and the only way to stop it is to show them that Canadians value
freedom more than fear. *When 50,000 join* we’ll build a non-partisan
coalition of freedom-loving Canadians, and use every tactic in our
toolbox to*persuade MPs and Senators to split from their parties*.

Click now to join:


In 2006, PM *Harper warned that “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m
through with it”*, and now he’s making that promise come true. Under
this bill, peaceful protests that break a law and challenge Canada’s
economic stability -- possibly even protests against a tar sands
pipeline -- could be considered terrorism. Harper’s poisonous
fearmongering threatens our freedoms, but we can make this bill
political poison to any MP supporting it.

Harper’s implied that the horrific attacks in Ottawa and
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu make this bill necessary. But experts say that our 
*security agencies already have the powers needed *to stop terror
attacks, and there’s no proven link between these lone killers and
terrorist groups.

This is an election year, and analysts say that leaders who oppose this
law risk being seen as soft on terror. *If we can show our politicians
that this isn’t true -- that our basic freedoms can not be traded for
fear -- we can win.*

Click now to take action:


Prime Minister Harper is always telling us that we’re at war, and now
he’s trying to turn this fear against us and trample on our rights. Our
community is bigger than this fear. Let’s stand up to the government and 
show them that when it comes to our freedoms, Canadians stand united.

With hope,

Danny, Jo, Ari, Ricken, and the rest of the Avaaz team


Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill (Globe and Mail)

Anti-terror bill: Experts worry about sweeping powers for CSIS (Ottawa

Security bill risks too much (Winnipeg Free Press)

Canada Seeks to Strengthen Spy Agency After Attacks (New York Times)

‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say
(Globe and Mail)

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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6

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