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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the controversial Bill C-30, known as the online surveillance or warrantless wiretapping bill, won't go ahead due to opposition from the public.

The bill, which was known as the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, was designed to help police combat child pornography. But civil liberties and privacy groups — even the federal privacy commissioner — said the bill violated the rights of Canadians.

Opponents lobbied strenuously against C-30, saying it was an overly broad, "Big Brother" piece of legislation that would strip all Canadians of the right to privacy.

The bill would have required internet service providers to maintain systems to allow police to intercept and track online communications without a warrant.

Canadians rallied against the bill after Public Safety Minister Vic Toews famously told an opposition MP that he could "either stand with us or with the child pornographers." Those explosive comments outraged many Canadians and helped to galvanize the opposition to C-30. www.cbc.ca... Well, once again the Harper gov't bows to the will of the people. Or else they checked with their lawyers and saw this wouldn't fly. Anyway, thanks to my fellow Canadians, that made enough noise about this that they backed down. They could be just trying to distract us from being bitter at our Senators for their abuse of the public money but that also is ongoing. This is a good thing and shows if enough people let them know how they feel we can change things. At least we have it in print that they won't reveal our private info about our internet activities. They have other ways to catch predators and Canadians are not stupid enough to buy what they try to sell. I'm sure we Canadians would like to see you catch these pervs but not at the expense of becoming a Big Brother country. Way to go Canada!!! And NO, Mr Toews, we do not stand with the child pornographers. I guess we could say because you pulled this Bill, you guys stand with them.




posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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The bill, which was known as the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act


Lol... Dont you just love how they give bills names like this? thinking that no one would dare vote against it, even though it has absolutely nothing to do with protecting children.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:40 PM
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Yea that and the "your with us or your with the child pornographers" line. That really pissed off a lot of Canadians. Just cause we don't want them spying on us, that means we like child porn. Nice try!!



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:49 PM
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Well good for yall for not falling for their BS. They thought they could frighten or shame you into supporting something like this but you guys saw right through it.
Now if you Canadians could please give some lessons on how to recognize lies like this to many of my country men in the US, I would be forever in your debt.
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posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by Juggernog
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Well good for yall for not falling for their BS. They thought they could frighten or shame you into supporting something like this but you guys saw right through it.
Now if you Canadians could please give some lessons on how to recognize lies like this to many of my country men in the US, I would be forever in your debt.
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I am afraid it is already too late for you guys... to much bad legislation have already been passed, nothing short of a revolution(complete reboot) of the judical system would suffice to give you your freedoms back.



posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 12:44 AM
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Yea , I agree, unfortunately you guys let GW and Dick curtail your rights post 9 11. Thereby, causing a ripple effect across the world. Airport scanners being the prime example. It's scary how the U.S. can influence everyone else. Even allies.



posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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I am glad that we voice our disapproval on bills such as Bill c30. I continue to write to the Prime Minister when there is something that I feel is not in our public interest; from the Internet Surveillance Bill to other public-infringing motions and ideas. That something we can all do- writing to our elected officials, is important. Far too many bitch and complain and it is just not heard by those in a position of influence. There is so much that can be changed- little by little.





posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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I am surprised that they don’t do what they do in America.
That is to Change the fingers.
And people are fooled and believe the doctored fingers.

When you Control the news.
You control the people.



posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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I am glad that Bill C-30 was killed........It would allow the government to infringe on our privacy. I really believe that this government is evil and must be, at the very least, kept in check by us ordinary citizens standing up the them.

Now.... if they could only KILL the Senate. Harper said he would abolish the Senate and has yet to do so. I believe that he will never do this unless the public pushes for it.

Canadian Senators are a bunch of Harper-appointed, freeloaders and deadbeats that serve no useful purpose other than to "second" the passing of bills and advise on legislation. They draw huge salaries, pensions and percs.

Despite their gracious remuneration, they only sat for 132 days in the last 1.5 years. They regularly use up more than their allowed 21 day's leave each, this is in addition to the days they take off for tours and lectures that have nothing to do with Senate business www.cbc.ca....

....And, they do this all at the taxpayers' expense! Disgusting and unacceptable, but par for the course with this government. While the huddled masses go hungry, the Harper "Spin Doctors" twist everything to their advantage and paint a rosey picture for everyone!

I, for one, am incensed by how this government conducts itself and am planning my own little "tax revolt" in protest. Anyone care to join me???



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:05 AM
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One good way to get past the law on tracking you is getting in a video game and then spelling out whatever with bullets or what have ya.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:12 AM
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its truley a good day for canadians..very sick how they tried to shame/intimidate us into accepting this pile of bovine scatology






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