Canada's Privacy Commissioner has commented, “The scale of information sharing between government departments and agencies being proposed in this bill is unprecedented. The new powers that would be created are excessive and the privacy safeguards being
proposed are seriously deficient. All Canadians – not only terrorism suspects – will be caught in this web.”
It's important to understand how draconian these measures are, particularly when wielded by the Harper government, a government that has all too readily utilized its powers to advance its politics by shutting down climate science , promoting a double standard of free speech , sharply reduced independent media's ability to report , and making more Canadians criminals for longer  (during a very low-crime period in Canadian history).
Canadians need to take a stand and #StopC51 (https://stopc51.ca/).