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Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Delayed After Public Outcry

Protesters used witty hashtag to display their disapproval

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Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Delayed After Public Outcry
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We reported a few weeks ago on Bill C-30, a Canadian bill introduced that would essentially allow the state to spy on Internet users.

The EFF is reporting that the bill is now on pause after an enormous public outcry from its citizens. The protests consisted of the usual antics that were used during the SOPA/PIPA protests in the U.S.

One of the more interesting protest movements being a Twitter hashtag – #tellviceverything. In essence, it poked fun at the state’s desire to monitor their online lives but confessing everything to the man behind the bill – Vic Toews.

C-30 has drawn the ire of those opposed to Toews, but other organizations find problems with the legislation as well. Over 115,000 Canadians have shown their disapproval of the bill as well with an online petition.

Of course, Vic Toews is not one to stand down. The bill was being pushed through as a way to protect children from online predators, as is the case with the United States own online snooping bill. Toews even went so far as to rename C-30 to the “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act.” It was found, however, that the government wants the surveillance power for “non-criminal investigations.”

The politicians wanting to pass this bill have the majority so they can take their time. They’re probably hoping for people to forget about the issue and move on.

Any concerned Canadian can sign the petition linked above or send a letter to their MP.

Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Delayed After Public Outcry
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  • LaughingMan3000

    Our government has failed us! Not only the Conservatives but the NDP and Liberals! It’s time Canadians take Canada back! Shout out for changes in the government! Changes that will put the power back in the hands of the people! We need laws that allow us to fore referendums on the politicians when they get out of hand and laws to punish the politicians for when they go to far!

    www.cananon.info

  • LaughingMan3000

    Stephen Harper, Rob Nicholson, John Baird, Jim Flaherty, Diane Finley, Peter MacKay, Tom Lukiwski and Vic Toews, along with the rest of the Conservatives are liars, cheats and thieves! Bill-C10 threatens to throw many in jail longer and needlessly! Bill C-11 would strip Canadians of even more rights to what we already own and censor our flow of information! Bill-30 will strip us of our privacy! Now lets not forget the G20 fiasco, Vic Toews immortal speech about Canadians being pedophiles, the planned pension cuts, they place gag orders on those they appoint to various studies so that if the studies turn up data contradicting their ideals, they can suppress the data, or their election fraud, and now they can’t even get our budget out on time!
    The fascist Conservatives would turn our country into an Orwellian nightmare! How can they even call themselves a legitimate government?! How dare they act like they have our best interests in mind! Who do they think they are telling us what we need and how to live our lives?! They’re the middle management and we’re the ones who hired them! We should be telling them what we want and how we want it!
    Canada needs to rise up march on Ottawa and occupy the parliament! We need to take back our country, remove the Conservatives from power! Our government, as a whole needs to be dismantled and rebuilt (that goes for those other parties as well. I’m looking at you Liberals and NDP. Fat load of good they’ve ever done for the country)! All our political parties have ever really done to us has been to divide Canadians. This only serves to make us easy prey for predators in the night! I say no more! Canadians need to stand up as one, divided by zero! Those that would appose the will of the people need to be taught a lesson, followed by some good old fashion tarring and feathering, finish with banishing traitors from Canada! Finally Canadians need some laws that allow us to force referendums on the government and punish corrupt politicians who think they can screw with their people, their employers, you and me! Fellow Canadians I implore you raise up and shout out your discontent for the horrible state of our country and the world for that matter. Shout from every mountain top (email, letters, phone calls, blogs, forums, twitter, youtube, ect…), “WE WILL NOT STAND FOR CORRUPTION WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENT! WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT AS OUR FREEDOMS ARE SLOWLY ERODED! WE’RE COMING FOR YOU HARPER REGIEM! EXPECT US!” Let the voice of the masses resinate as one, thundering and deafening our oppressors. Keep screaming and screaming, every day, all day, don’t stop screaming until this country is ours again!
    ‘Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the windows, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”
    ‘People shouldn’t fear the government, the government should fear the people!’
    For more information, check out www.cananon.info
    http://www.youtube.com/user/OperationVicTory

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