Bill C-51 and Implications for Canadian Freedoms
CJPME Factsheet 191, published March, 2015: This factsheet provides a summary analysis of the Harper government’s security bill C-51. The factsheet talks about how the bill endangers Canadian privacy, as well as how certain groups could easily be inappropriately targeted through the legislation.Read more
Bill C-51, and why Canadians should care about privacy
CJPME Political Blog, March 11, 2015: Ever since Edward Snowdon leaked classified National Security Agency (NSA) information in the summer of 2013, the issue of privacy has become an increasingly mainstream one. More specifically, people all over the world have begun to heavily question the relationship between their governments, their rights, and their information.Read more
Position Paper: Dangers of Canada-Israel "Public Safety" Cooperation
On March 23, 2008, Canada signed a “Declaration of Intent” with Israel to cooperate on public safety. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) feels that this agreement was unwise and ill conceived, as it undermines Canadian values of equality and basic freedoms. CJPME believes that Canadians should question both 1) the reasons for Canada’s involvement in such an agreement, and 2) the essence of the envisaged public safety cooperation. CJPME believes that this agreement must be annulled.