Video series on Bill C-59, the new national security act


Video 1: What’s in C-59? Breaking down the bill

Want to know what’s in Bill C-59, the new National Security Act, but don’t have time to read 150 pages of complicated legalese?? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

Over the next few weeks, ICLMG will be releasing six videos on everything you need to know about Bill C-59. Let’s start with this intro video breaking down the bill into seven main sections, and digging into what’s good, bad and ugly. Subscribe to our youtube channel to be notified with the next videos come out.

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Video 2: What’s in C-59? New oversight and review mechanisms

Here is our second explainer video on Bill C-59, the National Security Act, and what changes it would bring to oversight and review of national security activities in Canada. While new review and oversight mechanisms are good, they still won’t go far enough in protecting our rights and ensuring accountability. Act now to fix C-59 and protect our rights!

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Video 3 on C-59 : Does the National Security Act Fix Bill C-51?

Here is our 3rd video explainer on Bill C-59, the new National Security Act, and the changes it would bring to C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act of 2015. One of the Liberal government’s main arguments in favour of Bill C-59 is that it would “fix” C-51 – but is that true? Spoilers: IT’S NOT. Watch our video to find out why. Act now to fix C-59 and protect our rights!

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Video 4 on C-59 : Dangerous new mass surveillance powers

Here is our 4th and last video explainer on Bill C-59, the National Security Act of 2017, and how it adds huge powers of mass surveillance and cyber operations, along with immunity from the law for our spy agencies. Act now to fix C-59 and protect our rights!

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ICLMG’s National Security & Human Rights Speaker Series

This series of panels is sponsored by CUPE, the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

ICLMG will be hosting one panel per month for 5 months on an important and timely issue related to national security and human rights in Canada. Stay tuned for the next dates and topics on our website and on the events’ section of our Facebook page.

Panel 1: C-51 two years later: Will C-59 restore human rights?

With Tamir Israel (CIPPIC), Micheal Vonn (BCCLA) and Paul Champ (Champ & associates)

Panel 2: Islamophobia in Canada: How National Security affects Muslim Communities

With Dr. Monia Mazigh and lawyer Yavar Hameed.

Panel 3: National Security and the Criminalization of Dissent in Canada and Abroad

With Freddy Stoneypoint, Jennifer Moore and Paul Champ.

Panel 4 : Canada’s Complicity in Torture

With Sophie Harkat, Monia Mazigh and Khalid Elgazzar. Part 1:

Watch Part 2 here.

Press conference in support of Mohamed Harkat

With ICLMG’s National Coordinator, Tim McSorley, Amnesty International Canada’s Program Manager, Hilary Homes, National Council of Canadian Muslims’ Executive Director, Ihsaan Gardee, author and human rights activist (and wife of torture survivor Maher Arar) Monia Mazigh, and Coordinator of Stop Canadian Involvement in Torture and Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada and writer, Matthew Behrens.

Press conference on Bill C-23

With the Canadian Muslim Lawyers’ Association, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, and the ICLMG.

Confronting Big Data: Popular Resistance to Government Surveillance in Canada Since 2001

Watch our National Coordinator Tim McSorley talk about our paper at the Big Data Surveillance workshop in Ottawa. As a bonus, watch Valerie Steeves from OttawaU and Jeff Monaghan from CarletonU talk about “Looking at Bill C-51 as an opportunity for connective action against big data surveillance”.

The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear: A talk with Dennis Edney,  Omar Khadr’s lawyer

Vigil to Bring Hassan Diab Home

ICLMG calls for strong Oversight & Review of our national security agencies

Guantanamo meets Hollywood: the case of Ammar al Baluchi

ICLMG, Octopus Books, and Amnesty International Canada held a talk with Maj. Raashid Williams, the defense counsel for Guantánamo detainee Ammar Al-Baluchi, in a full room in Ottawa. Al-Baluchi is portrayed in the movie Zero Dark Thirty, which contains details about what happened to him that even his lawyers have been refused access to. Watch to learn more!

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