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MEDIA RELEASE: Sudbury March for Repeal of Bill C-51

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"Repeal BILL C-51 - United We Stand, A Canada-Wide March for Freedom”


Saturday June 20th – 1PM Sudbury Rainbow Centre Mall – 40 Elm St.


Join with thousands of Canadians (and residents of Canada) across the nation in solidarity against Bill C-51 at a family friendly, peaceful demonstration against the governments’ proposed "Anti-Terrorism" legislation. This proposed legislation threatens the rights and freedoms of all citizens in Canada. This will likely be the last opportunity for the public to demonstrate before the legislation undergoes its third reading in the House of Commons parliament resumes on April 20th, 2015.


Bill C-51 threatens to:

  1. Violate Charter rights, says 100 legal experts and professors in an open letter to the public;

  2. Has been rushed through Parliament and the Senate with little debate or meaningful amendments;

  3. Risk CSIS, an intelligence agency, becoming a secret police;

  4. Act as a catch-all for those who dissent and criticize the government and its agencies; and

  5. Define environmental, 1st Nations, and other activist groups as “terrorists”.


On Saturday, June 20th, 2015 @ 1PM, Sudbury along with the rest of Canada, will gather to protest this bill. While concerns about the bill are diverse, dissenters agree that it is reckless and dangerous legislation, which even if amended, could be abused to infringe on our democratic right to free speech and expression.


This national day of events is being hosted in 30+ cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, London, Montreal, Halifax, Fredericton, Newfoundland and many more.


Sudbury's “March for Freedom / Repeal C51” Canada-wide rally begins at 1pm, Saturday June 20th at the Rainbow Centre.



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