Big Brother Is Watching | A Discussion of Bills C-51 and C-24

Sep 24, 2015
5:30PM to 7:00PM
@ Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre

big-brother-watching-ar-250x0Ever wondered if the Canadian government is watching you? Curious what powers they’ve recently bestowed upon themselves? What does it mean for Indigenous sovereignty, pipeline resistance, Palestinian solidarity, and other forms of “radical” activism?

Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015, includes expanded surveillance and intelligence sharing, a re-modelling of the Canadian no-fly regime in the US mode, expands the extraordinary powers of preventative detention and fundamentally redefines the role of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

Bill C-24, the new Citizenship Act, creates a two-tiered citizenship regime that limits the citizenship rights of dual nationals who may have their Canadian citizenship revoked if they are convicted of certain serious crimes in Canada or abroad; it also allows for citizenship to be revoked if a naturalized Canadian decides to study, accept a job or move in with a romantic partner outside of Canada.

This talk will discuss key aspects of these new laws and how they are being challenged.

The talk will be presented by Micheal Vonn of the BC Civil Liberties Association.

ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.

This event is organized in partnership with SFPIRG, the Free Omar Khadr Now Campaign and the Seriously Free Speech Committee.

source: Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group

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