Editor: I was appalled by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ comments in the House of Commons, when he accused all Canadians who oppose the government’s invasive spying scheme, Bill C-30, of siding with child pornographers. This is outrageous rhetoric.
He should apologize to all Canadians for his comments.
I believe the government must amend its online spying legislation, so that any new surveillance powers are based on a clear need for new powers, demonstrated by verifiable evidence.
I also want to see a clear plan to offset the estimated $80 million this will cost Canadian families and businesses.
You can voice opposition to Bill C-30 by signing the Stop Online Spying petiton at: www.stopspying.ca