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I’m with the child pornographers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gordon Prentice   
Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:42

The absurd Minister for Public Safety, Vic Toews, tells the Canadian House of Commons on Monday that MPs should back the Conservatives who want to give the police powers to snoop on internet users without seeking a warrant first.

If they disagree, says Toews, they are siding with the child pornographers.

Whoa! Steady on.

The Globe and Mail’s distinguished columnist, Margaret Wente, goes into print today declaring that, on this one, she is with the child pornographers.

Such has been the reaction in the on-line community that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pausing to reflect.

A perfect storm is engulfing Canada's Conservative Government with even some of his own MPs declaring the legislation goes too far.

Now, in a further twist to the story,  Toews’ private life goes public with tweets promising further revelations.

“Vic wants to know about you. Let’s get to know about Vic.”

I strongly disapprove of this.

So why am I writing about it, I hear you ask.

Good point.   

I suppose the tweets reflect the outrage many Canadians feel that their right to privacy is about to be invaded.

And that those who care about privacy are being branded as the allies of child pornographers.

Here is internet lawyer, Michael Geist, explaining everything you wanted to know about lawful access, but were (understandably) afraid to ask.


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