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The Canadian Progressive: Bill C-13: Harper tries to turn Canada into a surveillance state… again!

by: Obert Madondo | May 20, 2014

Call it the Harper Conservatives’ resurrection the Orwellian ghost of Vic Toews.

Back in 2012, Canadians nuked the then public safety minister’s Bill C-30. The bill, deceptively christened Preventing Children from Internet Predators Act, had sought to give law enforcement agencies unlimited power to spy on Canadians.

A . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Bill C-13: Harper tries to turn Canada into a surveillance state… again!

Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: Interview on Cyberbullying Legislation and Privacy Laws

Omar Ha-Redeye spoke to National Magazine TV on cyberbullying legislation and internet privacy.

Critics have charged that Bill C-13 aims in part to revive a whole host of lawful access provisions from Bill C-30, the controversial internet-surveillance bill that the government dropped earlier this year following a public outcry. National wrote about lawful access . . . → Read More: Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: Interview on Cyberbullying Legislation and Privacy Laws

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bill C-13 Does Not Address Online Bullying

In spite of the Harper Government’s public claims to the contrary, Bill C-13 has very little to do with online bullying.

It talks about a whole lot of things, but only a small fraction has anything to do with online bullying.  At its core, it adds a few changes to essentially broaden the definition . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bill C-13 Does Not Address Online Bullying

LeDaro: Now What (and Especially WHO) Will Vic Toews Watch?

With all the bad news coming out of Canadian politics – dysfunctional Parliament, an arrogant, indifferent, and hard-rightwing prime minister – great to have some good news. The people spoke out, and won. On internet surveillance, Toews brought forward draconian, Big Brother style proposals with Bill C-30. Now Conservatives have backed off this after . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Now What (and Especially WHO) Will Vic Toews Watch?

The Canadian Progressive: VICTORY: Canadians Killed Harper’s Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 12, 2013: Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Internet surveillance Bill C-30 is dead. The demise of the deceptively christened Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act is a victory for the Internet. For Canadian democracy. For Canadians. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson confirmed it yesterday when he announced that . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: VICTORY: Canadians Killed Harper’s Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

OpenMedia.ca: It’s Back: How New Legislative Amendments are Bringing Online Spying Bill C-30 Back into Focus

A few months ago Canadians sent a loud, clear message to the Canadian government to StopSpying.ca. This followed the introduction of warrantless Online Spying Bill C-30, a bizarre piece of legis… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: It’s Back: How New Legislative Amendments are Bringing Online Spying Bill C-30 Back into Focus

OpenMedia.ca: Privacy Commissioners Speak out Against Bill C-30

Last week, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police had called on the government to revive the invasive Online Spying Bill C-30 – legislation that would grant them warrantless access into the private data of citizens. Now, three of Canada’s Info… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Privacy Commissioners Speak out Against Bill C-30

OpenMedia.ca: The Tyee: Police won’t say if they use cell phone surveillance technology

After last week’s push to revive invasive Online Spying Bill C-30, police are now refusing to comment on whether they have accessed Canadians’ cell phone data without a warrant. Call on your MP to speak out against this intrusive expansion of surveillance powers at OpenMedia.ca/Stand.

Article by Andrew MacLeod for The Tyee

. . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: The Tyee: Police won’t say if they use cell phone surveillance technology

OpenMedia.ca: Law enforcement chiefs call for return of Online Spying Bill

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has called on the government to revive the invasive Online Spying Bill C-30, granting warrantless access to the private data of citizens. Law-abiding Canadians shouldn’t have to compromise their online security and privacy. If our police chiefs and government want to target criminals, they need to start over . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Law enforcement chiefs call for return of Online Spying Bill

OpenMedia.ca: Is the Online Spying Bill C-30 gone for good?

A recent article has suggested that with the prolonged Parliamentary absence of Online Spying Bill C-30 – the warrantless legislation that would compromise Canadian Internet security – it could in fact be gone for good.

We’re staying vigilant and pushing our government for a definitive promise to all Canadians that these costly and invasive . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Is the Online Spying Bill C-30 gone for good?

OpenMedia.ca: Online spying Bill C-30 threatens Canada’s national security

An access-to-information request from The Globe and Mail has revealed that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment has concerns about our nation’s network security. Specifically, the documents show that Huawei Technologies—a Chinese company that has become the world’s leading maker of telecom equipment—has been the subject of national security concerns.

With all these security . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Online spying Bill C-30 threatens Canada’s national security

OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: CSIS Suspends Two Over Security Lapses

Last month we brought you news on how it had been revealed that CSIS wanted to help ‘advise’ Vic Toews on rewriting Canada’s Online Spying Bill C-30, all in the hopes that with their input the legislation would be passed through government.

Although they want to bypass our Internet security and . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: CSIS Suspends Two Over Security Lapses

OpenMedia.ca: EFF: Proponents of Canada’s Online Spying Bill Still Trying to Justify Excessive Powers

A few weeks ago, we shared how Richard Fadden – director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – had put forth an offer to help justify and tweak the Online Spying Bill (C-30) to make it more ‘palatable’ to the Canadian public. This proposed alliance between Toews and CSIS was met with . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: EFF: Proponents of Canada’s Online Spying Bill Still Trying to Justify Excessive Powers

OpenMedia.ca: CBC News: CSIS advising Toews on online surveillance bill

CSIS has expressed interest in adding their own provisions to the online spying bill, in the hopes that it will be passed through government.

Letting the security lobby write its own laws is not a step in the right direction. In fact, it suggests how dysfunctional the law-making process has become . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: CBC News: CSIS advising Toews on online surveillance bill

Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Case of Luka Magnotta

About a month ago I made this little photoshop, because I was sure that Vic Toews would try to use the Luka Magnotta case to peddle his internet snooping bill.

For a Con zombie is a Con zombie, and there is nothing Toews wouldn't do to rummage stumble through our computers without a warrant.

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Case of Luka Magnotta

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Vic Toews To Use Magnotta Murder Case To Revive Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

In dictatorial regimes, tyrants rule by manipulating prevailing public emotions. They use the smallest emotional opportunity to create draconian laws that take away the people’s rights and freedoms. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has certainly learned a thing or two from this modus operandi.

He wants to use Luka Rocco Magnotta’s gruesome murder and dismemberment . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Vic Toews To Use Magnotta Murder Case To Revive Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Bill that Wouldn’t Die

OMG. That'll teach me to stroll through a graveyard in Con Canada, when a Harper moon is in the sky.

First I read that Vic Toews' internet snooping bill had quietly died.

The Internet surveillance legislation sponsored by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has disappeared down a dark legislative hole. For all intents and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Bill that Wouldn’t Die

Scott's DiaTribes: Supreme Court fires a volley across Bill C-30 (& Harper’s) bow.

Think this decision ruffled a few feathers in the Conservative government today?

The Supreme Court of Canada struck down Friday warrantless wiretap powers that police have in cases of emergency. The high court has given Parliament a year to re-write the law. Ruling in a 2006 British Columbia kidnapping case, the country’s top court said . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Supreme Court fires a volley across Bill C-30 (& Harper’s) bow.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Will Replace Section 13 Of The Canadian Human Rights Act

Rob Nicholson responds to my email.  Comments below:

Correspondence from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada‏

Thank you for your correspondence concerning the Government’s proposed amendments to strengthen the hate crimes provisions of the Criminal Code. I regret the delay in responding.

As you are aware, on September 30, 2011, Conservative Member . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: What Will Replace Section 13 Of The Canadian Human Rights Act

Montreal Simon: Christian Paradis and the Kafka Cons

OK. So let me get this straight. The Con stooge Christian Paradis is stumbling though an ethical mine field.

The opposition is calling for a fresh ethics probe following new allegations about the conduct of federal Industry Minister Christian Paradis.

The call comes less than a week after Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Christian Paradis and the Kafka Cons

Montreal Simon: Is Vic Toews Out of Control?

As you know I have long been concerned about the mental state of the Con zombie Vic Toews. And whether he’s fit to remain in office. 

First he came crawling out of his crypt, the one with the large bed and the mirrored ceiling, claiming that anyone who didn’t support his fascist internet snooping . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Vic Toews Out of Control?

Like porn? You won’t like a Santorum presidency.

In another sign just how dangerous to freedom and the American way Rick Santorum really is, this statement from the presidential contender should send chills down one’s spine.

Current federal “obscenity” laws prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or . . . → Read More: Like porn? You won’t like a Santorum presidency.

Canadian Progressive World: Canadian Online Surveillance Bill on Pause, But the Fight Continues

by Katitza Rodriguez | EFF Last Saturday, the Canadian government announced it would put proposed online surveillance legislation temporarily “on pause” following sustained public outrage generated by the bill. Since its introduction two weeks ago, …Read More

Blunt Objects: Majority of Canadians Don’t Like Bill C-30 – AR Poll

LOLROFLMAO.

This AR poll is the highlight of my week so far – which just started, mind you – because its just awesome.

As reported by HuffPo, the poll shows that 53% of Canadians find Bill C-30 overally as too intrusive, overall, while 27% say its necessary and 19% aren’t sure. But there’s more too . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Majority of Canadians Don’t Like Bill C-30 – AR Poll

Montreal Simon: Vic Toews Goes After Justin Trudeau

Uh oh. Con Zombie Alert. I see Vic Toews is going after Justin Trudeau.

An angry Vic Toews wants an investigation into whether Justin Trudeau encouraged personal Twitter attacks against him after it was revealed a Liberal staffer was the mastermind of the Vikileaks Twitter controversy that aired details of Public Safety Minister’s divorce . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Vic Toews Goes After Justin Trudeau