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.
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.