Policies

B-09

Immediate repeal needed to Bill C-51

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS the United Nations Human Rights Committee reviewed Canada’s adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights found that sweeping powers contained in the new anti-terror bill, C-51, may not contain enough legal safeguards to protect people’s rights;

WHEREAS the United Nations Human Rights Committee explained Canada should refrain from adopting legislation that imposes undue restrictions on the exercise of rights under the Covenant;
WHEREAS the United Nations Human Rights Committee explained the Canadian government should ensure legislation complies, impose better safeguards so information-sharing doesn’t lead to human rights abuses and put in place oversight mechanisms for security and intelligence agencies, including the 5 Eyes Alliance;

WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada has agreed to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;

BE IT RESOLVED that The Liberal Party of Canada will immediately repeal C-51 to safeguard all peoples’ rights;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The Liberal Party of Canada will repeal any data mining in the 5 Eyes Alliance that is not in compliance with the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.