Everyone, please sign the petition located at http://openmedia.ca/StopSpying and please ensure you share it with everyone you know, be FB, Hotmail or on Twitter. We have to step up to the plate, raising the signatures on the petition so Harper and Co. know we are serious.
If you want to write to your MP, you can locate them @ http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseofCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC
More information about the Lawful Access is on Maiden Heaven's discussion page called, "Canadian Police State Legislation Needs Closer Examination". You can use a letter she has drawn up. Edit, copy and paste as you will (and if you do edit, please paste the edited letter to the discussion so that others may use it too) It’s located at https://www.facebook.com/openmedia.ca
It is CRITICAL that as many people as possible know about online spying as soon as possible. If people don't understand or seem apathetic, ask them to imagine coming home to find a cop rifling through your home without a warrant, then handing you a bill for their services on their way out the door.
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' – It’s long, but worth the read: http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Privacy-Matters-Even-if/127461/
The government is trying to ram through internet surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to "authorities" without a warrant.The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, along with every provincial and territory Privacy Commissioner, has written of their concerns for the loss of Our privacy under the Lawful access bill. http://www.priv.gc.ca/media/nr-c/2011/let_110309_e.cfm
This bizarre legislation will create Internet surveillance that is:
* Warrantless: A range of "authorities" will have the ability to invade the private lives of law-abiding Canadians and our families using wired Internet and mobile devices, without a warrant or any justification.
* Invasive and Dangerous: The laws leave our personal and financial information less secure and more susceptible to cybercrime.
* Costly: Internet services providers may be forced to install millions of dollars worth of spying technology and the cost will be passed down to YOU.
Meanwhile in other news, we Canucks get to subsidize big oil again