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

Robin Murray nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 15:28:01 AST 2015

There's a video campaign from leadnow that needs funding:


Robin Murray
Hatchet Lake,
Nova Scotia

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net> wrote:
> Hi Everybody
> I know this is away off topic, but I feel very strongly that every Canadian
> should sign this petition.
> Regards
> Jack
> -------- 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
> <http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/9-weirdest-things-about-rcmp-intelligence-report-anti-petroleum-movement>
> 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,
> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
> 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 action*:
> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
> 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:
> https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765
> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
> 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:
> https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765
> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
> 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)
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/parliament-must-reject-harpers-secret-policeman-bill/article22729037/
> Anti-terror bill: Experts worry about sweeping powers for CSIS (Ottawa
> Citizen)
> http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-experts-worry-about-sweeping-powers-for-csis
> Security bill risks too much (Winnipeg Free Press)
> http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/security-bill-risks-too-much-290752621.html
> Canada Seeks to Strengthen Spy Agency After Attacks (New York Times)
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/world/americas/canada-seeks-to-strengthen-spy-agency-after-attacks.html?_r=0
> ‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say
> (Globe and Mail)
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-petroleum-movement-a-growing-security-threat-to-canada-rcmp-say/article23019252/
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