All I needed to assess the need for this petition was the link to the CBC Report, from the Footnotes for the Petition:
Inside Canada’s top-secret billion-dollar spy palace, CBC News (http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=11133)
This is very serious. But we can fight it.
Please sign on, and alert your friends:
NEW: The government has just announced a shameful plan to use bullied kids as a front to ram through an unpopular online spying plan.1 Send a message to Justice Minister Peter MacKay now —>
Government dragnet collection of our sensitive private information is secretive, expensive, and out of control
- SECRETIVE: The sensitive private data of law-abiding Canadians could be caught up in spying efforts by CSEC, an unaccountable and highly secretive government spy agency.2
- EXPENSIVE: The government is about to spend $4-billion of our tax dollars to house new spying operations.3
- OUT OF CONTROL: In recent years there have been over 3,000 breaches of sensitive citizen data, affecting approximately 725,000 of us.4
Online spying initiatives threaten to provide a range of authorities with access to your private data, at anytime, without a warrant.5
A broad-based Protect Our Privacy Coalition of citizens, experts, organizations, and businesses have come together to defend our right to privacy based on a common statement of principle.