Category Archives : Online Surveillance

FIPA’s Submission on Bill C-51

FIPA prepared a submission on Bill C-51 to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, asking the committee to withdraw the bill. Our submission is attached and below. INTRODUCTION FIPA is a non-partisan, non-profit society that was established in 1991 to promote and defend freedom of information and privacy rights in Canada. Our READ MORE

Comment: War Measures Act less onerous than Bill C-51?

Originally published in the Times Colonist, March 8 2015 In January, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the audience at the campaign-style announcement of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, that “the international jihadist movement has declared war on Canada.” As the broad definitions of “terrorism,” unclear purposes, lack of oversight and the other many disturbing aspects READ MORE