Here is the text of the joint public letter that was sent to the federal government about Bill C-59 (An Act respecting national security matters). The bill seeks to respond to Bill C-51. The letter (which I signed) sets out the concerns of over 40 organizations and individuals.
“We recognize that Bill C-59 is a substantial undertaking that aspires toward balanced policy-making. Unfortunately, it is not the fundamental change needed to undo C-51’s legacy, nor to fully realize and respect that human rights must sit at the core of our national security framework.”