Archive for April 13th, 2012

$PMOOOOO

- April 13th, 2012

It’s easy to poke fun at the Prime Minister’s Office for directing what is meant to be a government-wide austerity effort while harboring 94 staff of whom 21 make over $100,000 a year. So let’s. Then let’s think about how to spend more.

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Wiretaps, Bill C-30, and the Supreme Court

- April 13th, 2012

The first decision written by Canada’s newest Supreme Court judges was just released today. Justices  Michael J. Moldaver and Andromache Karakatsanis were named to the top court in Oct. 2011.

The unanimous  decision strips police of the power to authorize an emergency wiretap without a warrant, and gives Parliament a year to rewrite the legislation.  Interestingly, some of the concerns raised by the judges have already been addressed in the highly controversial Bill C-30. That’s the notorious legislation that spawned the @vikileaks and #tellviceverything Twitter campaigns. It was sent directly to committee after first reading over concerns it breached the privacy rights of Canadians – and after a very public outcry.

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