Will the government’s controversial anti-terror bill be an election issue, even if it becomes law before the writ is dropped this year? In all likeliness, yes, if Bill C-51’s critics have anything to do with it.
The House of Commons wrapped up debate on the legislation this week, which passed in a vote at third reading stage Wednesday night with a Conservative majority, as well as with the support of the Liberal Party.
The NDP and Greens voted against C-51 and have had serious concerns with the bill since it was tabled in the House earlier this year.
The Greens are readying themselves to make Bill C-51 an election issue and get the bill repealed.
“The fact is that this bill will not make Canadians safer – it will actually do the opposite and that’s the big lie being told to Canadians,” noted Green Party leader Elizabeth May after the vote Wednesday night.
“We need outreach programs that counter radicalization of our youth, oversight over our intelligence agencies, and improvedRead More »from NDP, Greens vow to make C-51 an election issue as bill heads to the Senate