“Thousands” Participate in Anti-Terrorism Town Hall
Prince George, B.C. – Over three thousand people took part in an “anti-terrorism” telephone town hall in NDP MP Nathan Cullen’s Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding last night.
He says the focus was on Bill C-51, which just passed the Senate last week, and says the town hall allowed people to ask questions.
“The questions we were asking were should the bill be rescinded, should it be amended, are you in favour of it and it was overwhelming, more than 70% are opposed to the bill in Skeena.”
Cullen says the one of the most powerful questions during the one hour conversation was from an ex-military veteran.
“One caller talked about how he had served in the Canadian military for more than 20 years protecting democracies across the globe and couldn’t believe that in Canada he’s seeing this happen,” he says. “That kind of testimony is incredibly powerful and persuasive.”
Why hold the town hall after the bill has already passed?
“Because people keep asking me about it either out of concern or they don’t understand what it will do, allowing the spy agency to spy on Canadians, tap their phones and read your emails.”
Cullen also notes the NDP have pledged to rescind the bill if they win this October’s federal election.