Would you want up to three billion dollars of your country’s tax dollars spent on your own online surveillance? How would you feel if Public Safety Minister Vic Toews had already quietly set aside your money for such a scheme?
This isn’t a hypothetical question. If passed, online spying bill C-30 will have you paying for a range of authorities to invasively access your private online information, at any time, without a warrant. The warrantless online spying plan is invasive and poorly thought-out, and one expert is saying it could cost billions of dollars (see link for all references below).
Toews has already set aside millions of your tax dollars just to get the online spying plan started, and just last week he told media that the government is still “intent on proceeding” with the wildly unpopular bill.
We know from experience that MPs get the message when contacted by local constituents, and there’s only a small window of opportunity to stop this scheme.
To join the 140,360 Canadians who have stood up and spoken out already, sign the form here.
Please pass this on to everyone you know and almost-know, too!
In 13 short days the Take Back Democracy! conference will begin here in the Ottawa area – 3 solid days of learning together what the 1% doesn’t want us to know, and fighting back against their destruction of hope, freedom and democracy. The title of this conference alludes to the theft of the term democracy by the 1%, and their attempts to re-use it as a term to refer exclusively to the multi-house, majoritarian rule election-based type of institutionalized governmental system. Such as the Westminster system we suffer from here in Canada, originally designed by and for the British monarchy and ruling class. That is not and cannot be democracy by itself. Only when the true will of the people, in the absence of their deception, is being expressed, is a community democratic.
And right now, Canada is not what democracy looks like.
Everyone is invited, everyone is welcome! Invite your friends, family, co-workers! For more information see our website: http://www.occuconference.org . More details will be up on the website soon, including programs and information regarding accommodations. Printable posters and handbills can be downloaded here: TBDpostercolor1.jpg
TBDposterbw1.jpg TBDhandbillsfrontbw1.jpg . Please distribute and post these wherever and to whatever extent you can.
Update: We have a rough website up here: tbd.occupiedottawa.org. The information that is there is accurate, but please understand that site is very much under construction still.