Bill C-51 Analysis

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The most recent Canadian legislative response to the threat of terrorism is Bill C-51. Bill C-51 is a very controversial piece of legislation because it infringes on some basic rights and freedoms that us as Canadian citizens deserve such as allocating more power to police services and security institutions, raises privacy concerns, since the act would allow federal institutions to share private information with the RCMP. Bill-C51 doesn’t just affect Canadians but the whole world, this is due to everyone being connected by the internet and allowing federal institutions to share private information could cause many concerns with our very own privacy. For example Bruce Schneier believes that security should be separated into two different categories, Feeling and Reality. Schneier stated “ Poor understanding of risks or costs leads to feeling won’t match reality.” This means that you may feel safe and in reality you may not be or vice versa. Bill C-51 is attempting to remove all terrorist propaganda from the Internet which sounds awesome but in…show more content…
This makes me personally worry about what if it happened here in my country and it gives me a false sense of insecurity. Another Schneier quote that goes hand in hand with the news is, “If it 's in the news don’t worry about.” This quote makes a lot of sense because news is there to bring us with rare, view getting stories. The news doesn’t show common everyday risks that are more likely to happen then terrorism. Erb 4 In conclusion Bill C-51 is a very controversial piece of legislation and infringes on some basic rights and freedoms that us as Canadian citizens deserve such as allocating more power to police services and security institutions, raises privacy
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