Since its introduction, an impressive number of individuals, groups and organizations from a diversity of backgrounds have spoken, written and acted out their alarm and opposition to the legislation.

Below are a few of the excellent resources they have produced and made public. Know what your government is doing, what rights you are trading; for what impossible guarantees and use your knowledge to do something like participate in the public consultations and tell the government what you think.


UNDERSTANDING BILL C-51: THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT, 2015 (Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA))

8 Things You Need to Know About Bill C-51 (BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA))


Bill C-51: A Legal Primer Overly broad and unnecessary anti-terrorism reforms could criminalize free speech. (Authors: Clayton Ruby & Nader R. Hasan, for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Bill C-51: A Primer (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), & Open Media)

Understanding Bill C-51 (Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA))

Insecurity and Human Rights (Amnesty International)

Primer on Providing Input to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (Faisal Kutty)


Blanket Security: Bill C-51’s Goldilocks problem, and what needs to change in Canada’s anti-terror response (Professors of Law Kent Roach & Craig Forcese)

Bill C-51 Is About Control,  Not Terrorism (The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI))

Who has the most to fear about Bill C-51? Canadian Muslims (iPolitics)

Bill C-51 Poses a Serious Threat to Free Expression (Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE))


Kill Bill C-51 (Open Media)

Save our Security (Open Media)

Sign Petition TO: Repeal Harper’s Bill C-51


Who Will Watch the Spies?

Bill C-51: Short Primer on Key Aspects

IS FEAR OF TERRORISM JEOPARDIZING YOUR RIGHTS? BILL C-51 AND NATIONAL SECURITY (Panelists: Faisal Bhabha, Tom Henheffer, Sukanya Pillay, Centre for Free Expression)

Bill C-51: What’s Next?