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Posted: March 13, 2015

Day of Action Against Bill C-­51 tomorrow

On Saturday, March 14, people in Cranbrook and across Canada will gather to protest Bill C-­51: the federal government’s new ‘secret police’ law.

People will be taking a stand from Victoria to Halifax, with more than 50 events across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14.

The Conservative government is trying to push through the proposed legislation, a law that would infringe on Canadians’ civil liberties. While concerns with Bill C-­51 are diverse, supporting organizations agree that the bill is reckless, dangerous and ineffective.

“We’re seeing a growing up-swell of everyday Canadians who are standing up to defend the freedoms necessary for a democratic society,” said Jamie Biggar, Campaigns Director at Leadnow.ca, Canada’s largest pro­democracy advocacy organization.

The Day of Action Against Bill C-­51 – which grew from a grassroots movement and grassroots coalition – is a national day of events hosted in more than 50 cities across the country including: Vancouver, Victoria, Vernon, Port Moody, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, Antigonish, Toronto, Newmarket, Ottawa, London, Montreal and Sarnia.

The coalition is being coordinated and supported by Leadnow.ca, the BCGEU and OpenMedia.ca, with local leaders from across the country.

Cranbrook’s Day of Action Against Bill C-­51 will take place at noon on Saturday, March 14 on 2nd Street North between Kootenay Street and Cranbrook Street.

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