Canadians urged to protest Bill C-51

Canadian Bar Association wants people to contact MPs to voice concerns

To the editor:

The Canadian Bar Association (BA), which represents all Canadian lawyers, is urging Canadians to protest a the federal Conservative government’s Bill C-51.

How often does that happen?

As organizers prepared for a day of nation-wide demonstrations against Bill C-51 on May 30, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) urged Canadians to march in protest against the legislation.

The CBA is a national professional organization representing all Canadian lawyers. Spokesperson Eric Gottardi outlined the CBA’s strong condemnation of the bill, saying, “We would encourage Canadians to continue to march, to protest and to write letters and e-mails to their MPs voicing their concerns.”

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod thinks Bill C-51 is great.

She also thinks Canada-China-FIPA is great. This is a recent agreement that allows Chinese investors to challenge Canadian laws they don’t like.

Hugh Thomas

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