Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Internet surveillance Bill C-30 is dead. The demise of the deceptively christened Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act is a victory for the Internet. For Canadian democracy. For Canadians. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson confirmed it yesterday when he announced that the Conservatives won’t be pursuing the adoption of the police-state-style online surveillance legislation.
By Openmedia.ca | Feb. 5, 2013:
During an interview with CBC News Network host Evan Solomon, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson suggested that the government is working on a revised version to the controversial online spying legislation Bill C-30. When pressed on the online spying plan Nicholson said, “We’re looking at all aspects of that and when we have an announcement to make, we’ll make it.”
In this YouTube video, activist hacker group Anonymous is demanding the resignation of Canada’s beleaguered Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews. The group also calls for the dictatorship-style online surveillance bill C-30 to be scrapped. The bill, deceptively named “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act”, would allow authorities unfettered access to Internet subscriber information — including name, address, telephone number and email address — without a warrant.
You claim this bill is to protect children from internet predators. All this legislation does is give your corrupted government more power to control its citizens. Anonymous will not stand for this.
The message to Toews is part of the group’s “Operation White North”.