One thing is certain; we are living in an atmosphere of governmental obsession with every citizens personal buisiness and slowly slipping into a society under heavy surviellance. This would be justified if buildings were being blown up or trainstations being bombed like Syria , Bahrain recently or London in 2007 or the eighties. To be honest there is just as much of a chance of a safe falling on your head as being killed in a terrorist attack. The new online lawful access bill C-51 is a really a full frontal assault on freedom of speech. They say it is to monitor online criminal activity; they will say it’s for online pornography or to stop the proliferation of the Anarchist Cookbook etc.If you study history that is how the descent into tyranny begins. What it really is about is to attack dissent, alternative views and government criticism;(though they won’t say it openly).
We have already lost our national sovereignity . That is pretty obvious if you read between the lines from last months Davos summit. The attack on online privacy is going on simultaneously across the board;in the U.S.,Britian and all over Europe. The Great Firewall Of China is to be the new internet model.
Micheal Geist; a law professor at The University Of Ottawa and an online privacy advocate has stated; that the current laws don’t stymie criminal investigation. He also figures that it will be a big waste of the tax payers money to install the monitoring infrastructure and has voiced concern that your information will be shared around the world.(The Winnipeg Free Press). Isn’t bad enough that Google, Twitter, and Facbook are already doing this. But I sure feel alot safer; please take away all of my rights and freedoms on the offchance my neighbour could be a terrorist. Maybe I will get myself one of those Rogers Home Monitoring Systems; I am sure old George Orwell would get a kick out of that. So I better watch what I say around here because the ubiquitous eye of Big Brother is monitoring my online activities.