An estimated crowd of 500 people gathered outside the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Saturday to protest the Harper government's proposed bill C51 anti-terror legislation.
One of the speakers, lawyer Rocco Galati, told the crowd:
What this legislation creates — and make no mistake about it — is a modern day Gestapo, no exaggeration. It chills, censors, and criminalizes free speech, free association, and constitutional rights of assembly. This legislation is not new, German and Italian versions were passed in the 1930s in Europe and they looked very much like C-51."
According to a report at the left leaning National Observer, other speakers included "anti-tar sands activist Heather Milton-Lightening of the Pasqua First Nation, Josephine Grey, founder of Low Income Families Together, and Andrew Cash, the New Democratic Party (NDP) MP for Davenport." (...)
Galati’s concerns over these proposed changes were echoed by Mark Taliano at GlobalResearch.ca. He cited U.S. author Naomi Wolf who he said labelled Bill C-51 a ‘fascist shift’ in Canadian politics akin to the American Patriot Act passed weeks after 9/11. He said it uses the threat of Islamic State terrorism to implement a range of restrictive measures, such as muzzling the press, infiltrating citizens’ groups, and spying on the public, among others.
The Rebel's video of confused protesters at a previous #StopC51 rally went viral back in March.
(Photo: TheRebel.media, March 15, 2015)
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