Media Advisory: CJFE to send important Bill C-51 message to Parliament Hill

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will deliver an important visual message about Bill C-51 and digital rights as part of the #MyPrivacy campaign on January 27, 2016, outside the National Press Building across from Parliament Hill.

The campaign follows a Charter challenge filed by CJFE and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) in July on the grounds that five sections of Bill C-51 unjustifiably violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Liberal government recently announced an intention to hold a broad consultation process about the bill as part of their promise to repeal its "problematic elements." CJFE is committed to holding the government accountable for these promises and their responsibility to protect Canadians' rights, and is continuing its efforts to encourage a national dialogue on Bill C-51 with a planned public message for members of Parliament and government officials on Parliament Hill.

To see the #MyPrivacy campaign's important public message to the government, look to the National Press Building, across and west of Parliament Hill, on January 27 at 5:00 p.m.

What: A campaign initiative from CJFE on Bill C-51 and privacy rights

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Where: Outside of the National Press Building, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others' free expression rights.

SOURCE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

For further information: Tom Henheffer, CJFE Executive Director, 416-515-9622 ext. 226,


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