The Harper government is trying to push Bill C-51 through Parliament.
This omnibus security bill contains many new provisions, and the sweeping nature of the bill is raising concerns.
Critics of the bill say it’s not receiving enough scrutiny given it’s sweeping nature.
Carmen Cheung is senior counsel with the BC Civil Liberties Association.
She says peaceful protests, such as those against resource projects in northern BC, could be labelled a security risk under the new bill.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs says the Harper government is trying to silence its critics.
Bill C-51 is currently in committee.