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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 the Conservatives won’t be pursuing the READ MORE

The Internet v. Vic Toews: Score one for The Tweeps

That the HarperCon’s might in any way be surprised by the public response to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ introduction of the “Snoop and Spy” Bill C-30 made the regina mom laugh! . The public responses to the HarperCons over the past while have been strong:

The lack of action on Attawapiskat and the near-futility of the Crown First Nations Gathering; Stephen Harper’s announcement of changes to Old Age Pension during a speech in Davos, Switzerland; the closed doors on Committee meetings in the House of Commons; Joe Oliver’s attack on opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline; and the Omnibus . . . → Read More: The Internet v. Vic Toews: Score one for The Tweeps

Canadian Progressive World: ANONYMOUS: Canada Should Scrap Bill C-30, Fire Minister Vic Toews

In this YouTube video, activist hacker group Anonymous is demanding the resignation of Canada’s beleaguered Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews. The group also calls for the dictatorship-style online surveillance bill C-30 to be scrapped. …Read More

Occupy Ottawa: Conservatives Bill C-30: Upset Canadians #TellVicEverything

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews, attacked the Internet and Canadians through Bill C-30. He insulted Canadians, and threatened their right to online privacy and a host of individual freedoms. …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Conservatives Bill C-30: Upset Canadians #TellVicEverything

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews attacked the Internet with Bill C-30. And Canadians’ right to online privacy and a host of individual freedoms. But Canadians – and the Internet …Read More

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

…#tellviceverything edition! My son and I were hit by a stomach bug the other night so we spent the day yesterday comfortably at home. It afforded me the opportunity to follow a Twitter hashtag called #tellviceverything. This was aimed at Justice Minister Vic Toews, who has been trumpeting the virtues of Bill C 30… which [...]

Pop The Stack: Tell Vic Everything…but don’t worry, he doesn’t want to know about your guns

Update 2: Some more great examples of inconsistency, remember when the government used private information on Vets to smear their spokesperson?

Update 1: A version of this post can also be seen here at the Huffington Post.

Maybe you can help me figure something out. How is it exactly that the same Conservative government so against gathering information about law abiding Canadians that they crippled the long form census and scrapped the long gun registry can now be so eager to give police the ability to gather information about Canadians using the internet for the chance that some child pornographers could be caught faster?

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Pop The Stack: Tell Vic Everything…but don’t worry, he doesn’t want to know about your guns

Update 2: Some more great examples of inconsistency, remember when the government used private information on Vets to smear their spokesperson?

Update 1: A version of this post can also be seen here at the Huffington Post.

Maybe you can help me figure something out. How is it exactly that the same Conservative government so against gathering information about law abiding Canadians that they crippled the long form census and scrapped the long gun registry can now be so eager to give police the ability to gather information about Canadians using the internet for the chance that some child pornographers could be caught faster?

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