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shockedcanadian Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:19 PM
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How is this for total access? This bill will allow ANY intelligence agency, or regular police force to monitor, intercept and interfere with anyones internet, telephone etc. without a court order. Not only are there the obvious massive abuses that will occur, but due to no court order there will be no paper trail, it never happened...

OTTAWA Canadian judges and politicians have grown too old and out of touch with the reality of todays digital world to be trusted to make sound decisions about privacy rights, Ontarios privacy watchdog has warned.

Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said she is frustrated with recent judicial decisions that she believes trivialize Canadian privacy rights.

She also criticized the federal governments planned lawful access legislation Bill C-50 and Bill C-51 which Cavoukian believes will amount to a major breach of rights and freedoms.

We are talking about the expansion of surveillance without judicial authorization. This should scare you, she said....
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:26 PM
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1. Damn, it's getting to be a race between US and Canada as to who's going to
be the most draconian police state it seems.
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johnb72341js Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 03:21 AM
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3. true
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teddy51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:33 PM
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2. Well the stupid Canadian Electorate is getting what they paid for
in the last election. Voting the Harper Government in with a resounding majority was crazy. 4 years at least of this asshole and his minions.
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