Even after the bill passed, opposition to C-51 is as high as it’s ever been.
This reckless legislation is shaping up to be a key election issue. Speak out now to get it repealed at KillC5…
A new government could amend or repeal it before the end of this year. Let’s keep building opposition to C-51 until October and then let’s get it repealed: KillC51.ca
Article by Aaron Wherry for Macleans
C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism act, was given royal assent one week ago. Many provisions of the bill are now in force. But even with the Governor General’s signature, C-51 is still something of an open question—an unsettled matter of policy and politics.
The latest compendium of polls by 308 have good news and bad news.
Good news for Harper who – based on these results – would form a minority government after the 2015 election.
Bad news for the Liberals, whose support is slipping.
And good news for the besieged Mulcair’s NDP, which has steadily lost whatever magic it had in the 2011 election, despite herculean efforts in Parliament by their leader.
With these levels of support, the Conservatives would likely win between 120 and 161 seats. That puts them short of the 170 needed to form a majority government. The Liberals would take between 98 and 136 seats, while the New Democrats could win between 61 and 88 seats.
The Greens would likely take two seats, with one to nine seats going to the Bloc Québécois.