posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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
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.
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