So it's not really a surprise to learn that the bulk of the Bill C51 protesters turned out to be actual morons, led by the usual core group of professional protesters you'll find at all anti-federal government events:
The new proposed security Bill by the Conservative government has some areas of concern, particularly in areas of oversight for security agencies and vagueness about what could be considered terrorism. But there is no question that Islamist terrorists and terror-supporters have been using Canada as a base, and are becoming more sophisticated. Which means dealing with them requires new tools. Despite what the imbeciles who gathered at Toronto's Nathan Philips Square believed and were encouraged to believe by manipulative protest leaders, there's nothing criminalizing peaceful protest and dissent in the new Bill. Nor will growing garlic in your garden be made a criminal offence.
See also: a great photo essay of the protest at Blogwrath