Vernon joins Canada-wide rallies against Bill C-51

A protest against Bill C-51 is being planned for Saturday, Mar. 14 outside MP Colin Mayes' office downtown Vernon.
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VERNON - Vernon residents will protest a controversial piece of government legislation at a rally Saturday afternoon.

The focus of the protest is Bill C-51, the federal government’s Anti-terrorism Act. The proposed legislation would allow federal authorities to investigate terrorism by accessing the public’s private information, and sharing that information among intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Opponents call it the “secret police” bill and a violation of our Charter Rights.

A #StopC51 movement is picking up momentum and protests are planned across the country on Saturday, Mar. 14.

The Vernon rally will be held at noon Saturday in front of Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes’ constituency office.

There is a Facebook group for those who would like to join the rally.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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