Online Spying

A secret deal was proposed between CSIS and Canada Border Services Agency

Before Bill C-51, CSIS shared information with other federal agencies - but they needed the Public Safety Minister's permission. C-51 removes political oversight, giving CSIS access to 16 other agencies information about you without even needing to ask. Speak out now to get the bill repealed at KillC51.ca

Article by Alex Boutillier for the Toronto Star

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Connie Fournier: Bill C-51 contradicts conservative principles

Principled Conservative and founder of the website Free Dominion Connie Fournier writes another poignant piece looking at how Bill C-51 contradicts conservative principles, and how this will become a key election issue. 

Article by Connie Fournier by the National Post

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Ottawa Citizen: The cost of our security is not our privacy

At the human level, privacy is the most fundamental form of security. Speak out to commit all party leaders to repeal Bill C-51at KillC51.ca

Article by Shannon Gormley

Ever-benevolent in exactly the wrong ways, our federal government has given our national spy agency powers that no spy agency should have. This particular gift has unsettled many of us since Bill C-51 came into its regrettable existence. But until last week, we didn’t know that our spy agency itself knew that it didn’t need new information-sharing laws.

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VICE: Opposition to C-51 is as high as it's ever been

Even after the bill passed, opposition to C-51 is as high as it's ever been.

This reckless legislation is shaping up to be a key election issue.  Speak out now to get it repealed at KillC51.ca

Article by Justin Ling for Vice

Canadians aren't the biggest fans of C-51, the anti-terrorism bill that is now law.

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Conservative campaign spokesman tried to defend the use of ISIS video in their ad

Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke tried to defend the use of ISIS video in their recent attack ad. He tried. ‪#‎Harpocrisy‬

By Global TV

Chief Political Correspondent Tom Clark sat down with Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke to discuss HarperPAC and a recent attack ad that features ISIS video and why they chose to show such imagery. Read more »

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Canadian Press: Even Members of Parliament are getting treated with contempt by spy agency CSE

“If pressed, say nothing” - that was spy agency CSE’s attitude to a key Parliamentary committee that sought to hold them accountable. Do you think taxpayers should need to rely on whistleblowers to find out the truth about mass surveillance?  Endorse our positive pro-accountability plan at PrivacyPlan.ca

Article by Canadian Press

Canada's electronic spy agency says leaks by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have "diminished the advantage" it enjoyed over terrorists and other targets, both in the short term and — of more concern — well into the future. ...
 
Documents Snowden handed to the media revealed the U.S. National Security Agency — the CSE's American counterpart — had quietly obtained access to a huge volume of emails, chat logs and other information from major Internet companies, as well as massive amounts of data about telephone calls.
 
The documents also suggest Canada helped the United States and Britain spy on participants at a London G20 summit and that the CSE devised a sophisticated spy operation against Brazil's ministry of mines and energy.

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