Join the Protect Our Privacy Coalition

Sign the petition and tell decision-makers that you're standing up for privacy in Canada:

Attn: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Attn: The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, P.C., M.P. Minister of National Defence

"More than ever, Canadians need strong, genuinely transparent, and properly enforced safeguards to secure privacy rights. We call on Government to put in place effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada against intrusion by government entities."

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The government has rammed through extreme new legislation, Bill C-51, that even The Globe and Mail says will lead to "Secret Police" in Canada.

Thousands of Canadians are coming together to stop this reckless, dangerous, and ineffective secret police bill.



The government has been caught engaging in secretive, expensive, and out of control spying on our private lives.

SECRETIVE: The government has been caught tracking law-abiding Canadians and collecting our sensitive private data.2,3
EXPENSIVE: The government is about to spend $4-billion of our tax dollars to house new spying operations.4
OUT OF CONTROL: In recent years there have been over 3,000 breaches of sensitive citizen data, affecting approximately 725,000 of us.5

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The Protect Our Privacy coalition is supported by:

Experts, Academics and Public Figures Who Support the Protect Our Privacy Coalition:

Prof. Lisa Austin
Caleb Behn, Indigenous Leader
Prof. Colin Bennett
Prof. Cindy Blackstock
Prof. Andrew Clement
Prof. Kathleen Cross
Shawna Finnegan, Privacy Advocate
Prof. Craig Forcese
Prof. Michael Geist
Prof. Ian Goldberg
Prof. Linda M. Harasim
Prof. Ian Kerr
Mallory Knodel, Privacy Advocate
Dr Monia Mazigh
Prof. Normand Landry
Prof. David Lyon
Prof. Randall Marlin
Dr. Kate Milberry, Privacy Advocate
Prof. Benjamin Muller
Dr. Jonathan Obar
Christopher Parsons, fellow at Centre for Global Studies
Claudiu Popa, Privacy & Security Advocate
Prof. Leslie Shade
Dr. Andrea Slane
Prof. David Murakami Wood


  1. Bill C-13 moves ahead, despite claims Supreme Court already killed it. Source: Huffington Post
  2. Canada’s spy agency may have illegally targeted Canadians: watchdog Source: The National Post.
  3. CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travellers: Edward Snowden documents CBC News
  4. Inside Canada's top-secret billion-dollar spy palace. Source: CBC News.
  5. Data breach protocols deficient in 9 federal departments, watchdog finds. Source: CBC News

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