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Canadian Government Still Wants to Make Spying on You Legal


67,982 people have now signed the online petition against the legislation Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are trying to sneak through. The bills they wish passed into law will require Internet Service Providers to install expensive new infrastructure, the purpose of which will be to spy on Canadians’ private Internet use.

Who foots the bill for this new infrastructure? Canadian taxpayers. We will be paying for the government to spy on us.

If you think that’s sick, you should sign the petition, share this link on Facebook and Twitter, and talk about it to your friends and family.

In a recent issue of their newsletter, also had this to say about the bills:

Those lobbying in favour of this scheme have even asked for the power to dictate how mobile devices are made and how online services work, so that they can force providers to hand over information from text messages, email, cellphones, and online activity. This scheme will hinder Internet choice, hurt small businesses, and hit the wallets of ordinary Canadians.

This video really puts into perspective what’s being proposed here:

6 Comments leave one →
  1. John Erickson permalink
    09/22/2011 1:58 PM

    Sorry, I can’t help ya, being one of those annoying Southern neighbours of yours! ;)
    Seriously, this bill shouldn’t be allowed to pass. Both the US and Canadian governments get enough information on us as it is. It’s their analysis skills that need the help. Well, that, and better training for the airport security folks! (Free grope, anyone?)

  2. 09/22/2011 10:03 PM

    Both our governments seem pretty nosy lately, don’t they? I don’t envy you that TSA of yours, though. Not sure what I’d rather undergo–a questionably maintained full body scanner (emitting a questionable amount of radiation) or molestation at the gloved hands of a stranger.

    Of course, airport security on our side of the border is still pretty ludicrous.

    • John Erickson permalink
      09/22/2011 10:13 PM

      Well, elsewhere I made the suggestion that you should take a Viagra before going through the patdown. I figure if they’re gonna grope me, might as well give ’em a real “HELLO!” type of moment!
      For some reason, the universal reaction was “EEWWWW!!!!!”. Can’t figure out why… ;)

  3. Anonymous permalink
    09/26/2011 9:36 AM

    Hahahahaha! Hilarious comment section going on here. Already signed.

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