Bill C-13 - dubbed the “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act” is really an attempt by our so-called Conservative government to re-introduce measures from their failed Bill C-30, "Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act". You remember that one, right? That’s the bill where then-Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said you either sided with the government (and … [Read more...]
A Victory for Privacy Rights! Conservatives Kill Bill C-30
[powerpress] Never let it be said that you can’t make a difference. When the Conservatives introduced Bill C-30, titled the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, Vic Toews said anyone who didn’t agree with the bill was standing “with the child pornographers”. In light of that stand, I suppose it’s reasonable to conclude Vic Toews is now standing “with … [Read more...]
Bill C-30’s invasions of privacy and warrantless searches are outrageous, but all the other Acts are just fine?
Bruce Cockburn wrote a famous song that contained the line “The trouble with normal is it only gets worse.” The same can be said for governments. They always get worse, too. The current so-called Conservative government is a perfect example of this, and Vic Toews unwittingly tried using this to his advantage. He quickly discovered, much to his dismay, that Canadians … [Read more...]
Inside the Prime Minister’s Office after Vic Toews called all Canadians child pornographers
This video contains language not suitable for all audiences, as the saying goes, but is absolutely hilarious nevertheless. This clip has floated around the internet for some time, but never in the context of opposing Bill C-30. If you have a sense of humour, enjoy. And while you're here, how about downloading my Stop Bill C-30 WordPress plugin and installing it on your … [Read more...]
Protect Your Right to Privacy and Help Stop Bill C-30
The Conservative Government of Stephen Harper has introduced Bill C-30, disingenuously named the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act. This Act seeks to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide police with your personal private information WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT. Warrantless searches are not something Canadians should tolerate or be subjected to. If … [Read more...]
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews: Are you really as incompetent as your protestations make you appear?
I couldn't help but laugh as I read reports that Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is suddenly shocked to learn what Bill C-30,the "Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act", actually contains. I find this odd, since I've listened to him defend Bill C-30 repeatedly and blather on endlessly about how police can never abuse their powers under this act; that he is … [Read more...]
Vic Toews: Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often, and for the same reason
While claiming it’s perfectly reasonable for the government to spy on its citizens, the shoe is clearly on the other foot in a lovely social media twist that makes a point to Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews. Toews is very cranky over how his personal life and details of his divorce, infidelity and lack of child support is being displayed very publicly on a … [Read more...]