Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
So this morning I received a very disturbing email. (See below)
Stephen Harper is going to try to push thru a VERY FLAWED BILL AND YOUR PRIVACY IS IN SERIOUS DANGER. Basically it says that if the bill passes that law enforcement will be able to tap our phones and access our online information WITHOUT a search warrant and the will be able to access it by just "SHOWING REASONABLE CAUSE" to the service provider. That "reasonable cause " wording is way to flexible and you know that it can be abused.
Let's not give our privacy or our rights away!! We have to STOP this now.
Start re-posting this on your Facebook, Twitter & Google+ and raise awareness. Make sure you do your part to let EVERYONE know about this terrible bill.
This bill needs to be treated the same as the "Stop Gordo from getting the award" because it's way more important. So Listen UP!! and Speak Up Canadians, because this is some serious sh_t!!!
|Omnibus Crime Bill|
This is Elizabeth's email below.
In a few weeks, Parliament will resume and Elizabeth May, Canada’s first elected Green MP, will be in the House raising the issues that so many others won’t speak to.
Harper’s Conservatives plan to table an omnibus crime bill that contains some very bad legislation. Three of the more disturbing items lumped in with the omnibus Crime Bill are collectively known as the “Lawful Access” legislation:
- Improving Access to Investigative Tools for Serious Crimes Act (C-50)
- Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act (C-51)
- Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act (C-52)
In this context, reasonable is a dangerously flexible word that threatens your right to privacy. A reasonable government would give each section of the crime bill the attention that it deserves, encouraging debate and a clarification of possible, unforeseen consequences. Omnibus bills are known to make profound changes to unrelated aspects of administration and policy, especially because Parliament can’t properly study them.
With a majority government, knowing that it can pass every piece of legislation that it creates, the Conservatve government shows a disturbing contempt for Canadians by continuing the practice of linking highly dubious laws to those upon which we can all agree.
Elizabeth forced the Conservatives to take the Mega-Trials section of the omnibus bill to committee and we were able to help fix serious flaws in that section. Now she needs your help in reminding the Conservatives that Canadians care deeply about our justice system and right to privacy. This bill should be divided into logical segments and debated with the attention and seriousness that Canadian voters deserve from their MPs.
Contact your local MP the Justice Minister and the Prime Minister’s office