Bill C 30

Tory House Leader Takes Questions From HuffPost Readers

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

As 2013 draws to a close, Huffington Post Canada's Ottawa Bureau Chief Althia Raj put questions from readers to Tory House Leader Peter Van Loan on th...

The Cyberbullying Bill Is A Virtual Big Brother in Disguise

Michael Geist | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Wednesday, Peter MacKay, the new Justice Minister, unveiled Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. The similarly-named bill is now marketed as an effort to crack-down cyber-bullying, yet the vast majority of the bill simply brings back many (though not all) lawful access provisions. As this post suggests, some of the provisions raise some serious concerns. Yet the government is signalling that it would prefer to avoid such debates, wrapping up the provisions in the cyber-bullying flag and backtracking on a commitment made earlier this year to not bring forward Criminal Code amendments that were contained in Bill C-30.

Tory Bill Would Have Allowed NSA-Style Surveillance: Prof

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business

A controversial bill that would have given the federal government greater power to track Canadians online included a provision that would have allowed...

Will This Bill Kill Online Spying?

Catherine Hart | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

The current terrain of Canadian spying legislation is complex. Bill C-30 is dead, and that is cause to celebrate. But it's also important to remain vigilant. Serious questions remain over bill C-55 and its so-called "emergency" situations, as well as how long authorities can continue to monitor communications after getting approval for intercept. At the same time, bill C-55 represents an opportunity to limit warrantless wiretaps to emergency situations only. Such a stipulation would prevent future attempts at mass surveillance along the lines of bill C-30.

Tories Kill Web Surveillance Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has abandoned its controversial and much-maligned Internet surveillance bill, legislation it once claimed was cru...

Online Spying Bill May Be Back In New Form

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal privacy watchdog is trying to help the Conservative government find a compromise in its contentious bid to bolster Internet surve...

Vic Toews is Snooping in Your Data Again

Charlie Angus | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

The notorious online "snooping" bill, C-30, looks like it may be coming back for round two. But people shouldn't be complacent as efforts are underway to put C-30 back on the agenda. Towes claims that getting access to subscriber data is simply like getting access to a phone book. The privacy commissioners of Canada disagree. Canadians aren't fools. Privacy matters to us. So does balance. Justifications for online snooping by the state are not going to be solved by invoking buzzwords and bogeymen.

Canadian Law Enforcement Renews Demand for Internet Surveillance Legislation

Michael Geist | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police renewed its call for Internet surveillance legislation on Friday, urging the government to move forward with Bill C-30. It is striking that the government never mentioned cyber-bullying when it introduced Bill C-30. That is because the bill has little to do with cyber-bullying.

One More Reason To Embrace Online Spying Bill?

CBC | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Politics

The controversial online surveillance Bill C-30 would help police catch criminal suspects such as Luka Rocco Magnotta more quickly, according to brief...

‘One Of The Most Invasive Threats To Our Privacy And Freedom’

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Business

When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews introduced the latest version of the “online spying” bill in February, he wasted little time linking its opp...

WATCH: Ad Blasts Tories' Online Snooping Bill

CBC | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian government's plans for its bill to give law enforcement greater powers over consumer internet information may be on hold, but a consumer ...

Web Surveillance Bill Not Dead, Toews Says

CBC | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is denying reports that the Harper government intends to quietly shelve its controversial online surveillance bill, C...

Justice Committee Report Recommends Expanding Lawful Access Legislation

Michael Geist | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada
Michael Geist

The government has placed Bill C-30, the lawful access/online surveillance bill on hold, but there is no reason to believe it is going away. In fact, ...

The Other Tax Your Internet Bill Could Have Come With

Michael Geist | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

In 2009, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) proposed several possibilities, including the creation of new public safety tax that would appear on monthly customer bills. As I noted in a post on fixing the bill, both the regulations and the cost issues should be made public before the bill is considered by a House of Commons committee.

Liberals Created Bill C-10

Claude Carignan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada
Claude Carignan

You've heard the opposition's all-out attacks on minimum sentences and Bill C- 30, which would adapt the investigative powers of police services to fight cybercrime. But it seems to me that a little embarrassment is in order. Who is behind Bill C-30? The Liberal government of Paul Martin.

Online Snooping Bill Likely Behind Hack Attack On Police Chiefs' Website

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A cyber attack on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police's website has only bolstered the organization's support for the government's c...

A Brave New Blindness

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

@Vikileaks30 isn't only smear -- it's insulting to the very Canadians its creator supposedly intended to protect. Thanks to this person, Toews' mistress and their love-child have been subjected to a level of embarrassment to which no Canadian should be subjected. Does it demonstrate the level of privacy Bill C-30 might violate? Possibly -- but it came at the cost of people who had nothing to do with it.

Bill C-30: Big Brother Hidden in Section 14

Michael Geist | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

If Bill C-30 becomes law, the government can order a telecom provider to comply with additional confidentiality requirements not otherwise specified. It can also order an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or telecom provider to install surveillance capabilities "in a manner and within a time" specified by the government.

RCMP Asked To Investigate Vic Toews Threats

Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics

The RCMP has been asked to investigate what Vic Toews’ spokesman Mike Patton describes as "serious" threats against the public safety minister and h...

Paul Dewar Calls On Vic Toews To Resign

Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada Politics

After a week of turmoil, NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar publicly called on Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, to resign in an online statement...