PC Party: Senate and Governor General must refuse to sign Bill C-51! PDF Print E-mail
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PC Party: Senate and Governor General must refuse to sign Bill C-51

For Immediate Release May 27, 2015

Newmarket, Ont.
- A legal analysis by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has moved the Harper Government's anti-terrorism Bill C-51 onto the world stage.

The view of Canadians that Bill  C-51 is extreme, threatens privacy rights, individual freedoms and freedom of expression under the Charter is supported internationally. The media outlet Thinkpol reports that the OSCE has concluded:

"The Harper government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Canada has ratified, according to legal analysis by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization."

Though passed in the House of Commons, both the Senate and the Governor General have the power to save Canadians from this dictatorial legislation through performing their proper legislative roles as drawn to their attention more than two months ago by the P.C. Party through "An Open Letter Sent to Both the Governor General and the  Speaker of the Senate"

Two months ago the PC Party called upon the Speaker of the Senate and the Governor General of Canada to act to protect Canadians against abuse of power by the Harper government threatening Canadian values and freedoms under the pretence of national security. Progressive Canadians believe the Governor General and Senate must refuse to pass Bill C-51 into law to protect Canadian values and Canada's international reputation.

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For more information contact:
The Hon. Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, PC Party
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1-800-666-3821


An Open Letter Sent to Both the Governor General and the  Speaker of the Senate

 
For Immediate Release March 20, 2015
 
Newmarket, Ont. - The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Progressive Canadian Party leader stated in letters sent to Governor General David Johnston and Speaker of the Senate Claude Nolin reasons why they ought to reject agreeing to the passage of Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.

Seemingly oblivious to Articles 39 and 40, undoubtedly the most famous of Magna Carta’s clauses, (as translated from the original Latin) : http://www.bl.uk/magna-carta/articles/magna-carta-english-translation#sthash.lrO30tP4.dpuf

(39) No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land.

(40) To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay, right or justice.

the authors of Bill C-51 are proposing pre-emptive arrest and seeking to create or modify “ … the law of the land.” to facilitate pre-emptive arrest. Moreover, the current majority government is forcing the Bill through the House by limiting the time for Parliament and its committees to fully debate the proposed law and ignoring requests to provide oversight.

Should the Bill be passed by the Harper Government majority in the House of Commons both Speaker and Governor General have been beseeched to reject it outright. The Senate through performing its proper role as ‘Chamber of sober second thought’, the Governor General for the preservation of the freedoms granted to us 800 years ago by a predecessor of She whom he represents.

It is further suggested that when passing Bill-C51 back to the House a complete copy of the Magna Carta be included without further comment on the reason(s) for its rejection.

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For more information contact:
The Hon. Sinclair Stevens,
Leader, PC Party
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
1-800-666-3821

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