Thursday, June 29, 2006

Taking a page from Dubya's book.

It looks like Stephen Harper and his oh-so-ethical comrades are taking another page from Dubya's book, and potentially legalizing government surveillance without public oversight. Frankly, I'm surprised they aren't a little gun-shy about trying this, considering the fallout from the HRDC scandal a few years back (wherein, if I recall correctly, part of the problem was the maintenace of a massive database of information not directly relevant to the HRDC mandate). Then again, the Cons haven't been bothered to respect the rights of Canadians yet (see: gay marriage), so I'm not surprised privacy rights may wind up on the chopping-block, too.

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