If You're Against Warrantless Online Surveillance, Then You Are With the Child Pornographers

#Politics

Tue, Feb 14th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Although many reasonable individuals and groups such as Michael Geist, Open Media, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Council of Canadians, stand against bill C-30 -- the Evidence-Free Bill to Spy on Your Online Activities -- Canadian Tory MP Vic Toews in charge of Public Safety who is pushing the bill through told a Liberal MP on Monday that he could either stand with the government or "with the child pornographers" prowling online.

[...] opposition MPs were alarmed by his comments Monday.

"Apparently if you care about civil liberties in this country you obviously side with child pornographers, murderers," said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

"You're the worst form of scum if you believe the charter's an important instrument for the rule of law in this country. I'm horrified by this kind of rhetoric. It demeans us all."

Amusingly, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is struggling to find evidence that would justify the 'lawful access laws':

The CACP email admits lawful access laws would be difficult to justify, noting the group "could not find a "sufficient quantity of credible examples" for a two year-old version of the legislation. The Ottawa-based police association did not respond to a request for confirmation of the email's content.

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