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A Canadian woman exposes hers breasts in The Canadian
Parliament to protest the Conservative governments new security
bill, C-51. During a public session of the Canadian Parliament, a
woman in the visitors gallery appeared topless and yelled out
against the governments proposed new anti-terrorism bill. The
woman is evidently a member of the Quebec Femem group, which
has used this tactic before to draw attention to other issues.
There are currently hearings in Parliament on the new proposed
This is just one of many growing protests against the bill. On Mar.
14, several rallies were held across Canada to demonstrate
against it. The Federal government has said it is needed to

protect Canadians from foreign and home-grown terrorism in

reaction to the attack on the Parliament buildings and the killing
of an unarmed soldier at the War Memorial last October by a
single gun man.
But several groups including the opposition parties, the New
Democratic Party and The Green Party leaders, as well as the
Canadian Bar Association, have come out against the new
legislation , they say, would put over-reaching powers into the
hands of the Canadian security apparatus, including CSIS, the
Canadian equivalent of the NSA in the U.S. It has also just
recently been revealed that like the NSA, CSIS has been collecting
data on not only suspected foreign nationals, but also been
compiling meta-data on Canadian citizens and their
communications both outside and inside the country. A professor
at the well-respected Munk Centre of International Relations at
the University of Toronto has been quoted as saying, Canadians
have been used as lab rats, without their knowledge and that
the legislation would extend these powers substantially more.
I wrote in my previous blog: Edward Snowden: The Unlikely
James Bond, that Snowden revealed that the NSA wanted to
have (and almost got) secret capabilities in all devices sold to the
public so they could listen in on all communications. And as I said
in my blog, Canada Loses Its Innocence written right after the
attack on the Canadian Parliament last October, Canadians should
not over-react out of fear. Several activists and aboriginal groups
have also expressed that new criminal legislation could also be
used to stifle them as well. The woman who exposed herself at
the Canadian Parliament was, evidently a member of the Quebec
Femem group, and they have used this tactic before to draw
attention to other issues. I also wrote a previous blog about the
anti-Putin demonstrators and musical group who has used similar
public displays in Russia, Pussy Riot, Putin & The Ukraine.

Russian musical, political group, Pussy Riot protesting Putin: