Posts Tagged ‘c-30

The government fights for its “lawful access”

- February 15th, 2012

Across our newspaper chain today, I argue that the C-30, the government’s so-called “lawful access” legislation, is bad, that, “there is no excuse for this kind of intrusion on the privacy rights of Canadians and certainly not one from a government that says it champions the idea that the federal government ought to respect individual liberties and rights.” [Read my full column on this]

Last night, perhaps seeing that there were a great number of pundits criticizing this bill [here's the Post's Matt Hartley, for one], one of the aides for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews circulated three examples Read more…

Warrant-less wiretaps: What Toews says and what C-30 says

- February 14th, 2012

In the House of Commons Monday, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said this, in response to allegations that his about-to-tabled legislation, would allow police to obtain information about the online activities of Canadians without a warrant:

    Mr. Speaker, I can assure the member that any outrageous claims that private communications will be intercepted without a warrant is a complete fabrication. Read more…