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Protesters oppose Bill C-51

Multiple rallies opposing the Harper government’s proposed Bill C-51 took place over the weekend, including one in the Comox Valley.

The bill would essentially give authorities more power to detain terror suspects. It would also give new power to Canadian spy agencies.

We caught up with one of the event’s organizers, Barb Biley. In her words, the proposed anti-terrorism bill would “basically criminalize all of us”.

She says the bill is so broad and would split Canadians apart.

She adds that there’s going to be an information meeting at Courtenay’s Native Son’s Hall on April 1st for anyone interested in finding out more about Bill C-51.

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