Conservatives must protect Canadians from snooping

The NDP is introducing an opposition day motion to force the Conservative government to start protecting Canadians from warrantless snooping into their phone and Internet records.

“Conservatives have failed to protect Canadians’ personal information and are making us pay over $1 million every year for this invasion of privacy,” said NDP Digital Issues critic, Charmaine Borg (Terrebonne – Blainville). “People have a right to know just how often Conservatives are allowing Canadians’ private communications to be intercepted, and why.”

The NDP motion:

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should follow the advice of the Privacy Commissioner and make public the number of warrantless disclosures made by telecommunications companies at the request of federal departments and agencies; and immediately close the loophole that has allowed the indiscriminate disclosure of the personal information of law-abiding Canadians without a warrant