NDP REALITY CHECK: What Stephen Harper isn’t telling you – he used bill C-51 to play wedge politics, not to keep Canada safe

While Stephen Harper continues using the real threat of terrorism to play wedge politics, let’s remember what experts said about his dangerous bill C-51.

  • Four former Canadian Prime Minister’s and former Supreme Court Judges agreed that Bill C-51 “poses serious problems for public safety and for human rights”.
  • The Canadian Bar Association denounced the legislation, saying it potentially brings "the entire Charter into jeopardy, undermines the rule of law..."
  • After ignoring expert testimony, Conservatives rammed this bill through parliament – with support from Justin Trudeau – and are now campaigning on the politics of fear.

  • Conservatives are sending out fear-mongering flyers across the country and Stephen Harper is using coded language on the campaign trail to divide Canadians.
  • While playing wedge politics with public safety, Stephen Harper isn’t talking about his real record – like the fact the number of police officers has been on the decline under his watch.

    Tom Mulcair is an experienced principled leader with the courage to stand up against the Conservatives politics of fear.

    As Prime Minister, he will keep Canadians safe without taking away their rights and freedoms.