In spite of the fact the Harper Government fast tracked Bill C-51, the Parliamentary Committee won’t re-convene until next week. When you consider the Harper Government’s vow to have this legislation rushed through so it can be passed by the end of the month, this is a dramatic demonstration of how little scrutiny the Harper Government is willing to accord Bill C-51.
The same can’t be said for the rest of us, because Bill C-51 is actually getting a great deal of scrutiny outside the Parliament Buildings.
There are a lot of terrible things in this draft legislation, but as a writer I am especially concerned about it’s assault on Free Speech. Ordinarily I only blog about Canadian Politics sporadically, but this week I hope to post daily. Previous posts include: David Weber warns Bill C-51 will lead to a Police State #RejectTerror #StopBillC51, the film I’ll be seeing tonight, The Secret Trial 5 ~ Screening Tour, and yesterday’s Learned at the KW Stop C-51 Day of Action
Okay, well, I have to admit there isn’t really a musical… not yet, anyway. Maybe that will be James Gordon’s next project?
But in the mean time, concerned Canadians across this land have begun to engage in the making of Stop Bill C-51 protest songs.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
The Raging Grannies
This one is not a musical.
I hope to put together a series of small films made from the video snippets I recorded at the KW Stop Bill C51 Day of Action. Here is the first:
Security Certificates: KW Stop Bill C51 Day of Action