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Border Security: Exploiting Immigrants for Canadian Reality TV

Rachel Décoste | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Questions were raised in the 1990s when home videos of homeless Americans baited to fight one another for a mere $50 were put on the market. I took solace in trusting Canada was so much better than that. We would never stoop that low. I was wrong. Our own federal government (approved by the Prime Minister's Office) put their stamp of approval on a "misery for reality TV" show. Lowly undocumented workers, desperate to leave their horrible homelands to start a new life in the 11th best country in the world, are now fodder for the cable television subscribers' amusement. It's a corporate venture to garner ratings and valuable advertising dollars under the cloak of "promotion of Canada's commitment to border security."

Warning/Attention: You Are Under Surveillance in Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Trudeau's Protection of Privacy Act made it illegal for people to use wiretaps and other forms of electronic devices without a person's consent. The law has since evolved, but its spirit still resonates with Canadians. That explains the widespread wince last winter, following Vic Toews' tabling of an "online snooping bill" that put an electronic prisoner's bracelet on every Canadian. And members of the LGBT community were left disturbed and frightened when a GLBT-themed message from the minister's office landed in their email inbox in September. The Harper government's Orwellian strategies constitute an affront on the Canadian way of life and the freedoms we all cherish.

A Probe To Nowhere?

CBC | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Politics

A committee charged with looking into threats against Public Safety Minister Vic Toews by the hackers group Anonymous morphed into an exa...

Toews vs. Anonymous Hits The Hill

CBC | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Politics

All Canadians, including elected officials, should be concerned about online videos that contained threats against him, Public Safety Min...

Vikileaker Claims He's Too Sick To Appear Before MPs

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A former Liberal party staffer who quit after posting a cabinet minister's divorce details online is again putting off an appearance before a...

Parliament Targets Anonymous Over Vic Toews Videos

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has ruled Public Safety Minister Vic Toews' parliamentary privileges were breached by videos posted on...

WATCH: Anonymous Launches New Attack Against Toews

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Anonymous has released a new video threatening retaliation against Vic Toews after the ouster of the Liberal staffer behind the Vikileaks Twitter acco...

WATCH: Vikileaks vs. Robocalls On 22 Minutes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Politics

Vikileaks and robocalls: The two biggest stories in Canadian politics today, head to head, on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes." Last week, interim Libera...

Toews Hints At Trudeau's Involvement In Vikileaks

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Vic Toews took to Twitter Monday to question Justin Trudeau's involvement in the Vikileaks scandal. The Public Safety Minister made the move after ...

Opposition Jumps On Toews Over Bill Confusion

CBC | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews' office sought to clear up confusion over the government's online surveillance bill Sunday, following co...

Toews Surprised By Content Of Online Surveillance Bill

CBC | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says he is surprised to learn that a section of the government's online surveillance bill provides for "e...

Anonymous Demands Vic Toews' Resignation

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The original video has been removed from YouTube. The above video was posted by user Operation VicTory. Vikileaks has been shut down, but P...

Vikileaks Shut Down

CBC | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada Politics

The anonymous campaign behind the "Vikileaks" Twitter account has shut down, after having purportedly posted tawdry details of Public Saf...

Toews Fights Back After Twitter Attack Account Linked To Parliament

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Twitter account that posted personal information about Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was apparently shut down Friday after sparking a po...

Twitter Account Attacking Toews Linked To House Of Commons

CBC | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is stepping back from comments he made Monday, sounding a more conciliatory note in the debate over legi...

Toews' Privacy Attacked On Twitter

CBC | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics

An anonymous Twitter account is targeting Public Safety Minister Vic Toews over an online surveillance bill that would give police more p...