Canada Passes 'Anti-Terror' Spy Bill, Taking Away Civil Liberties
from the because-fear dept
While the US is actually showing signs of (marginally) limiting the NSA’s surveillance capabilities, Canada has gone in the other direction. A month ago we mentioned the push on bill C-51 and it has now passed the Senate after passing the House of Commons a few weeks ago and is now the law in Canada. It’s a broad snooping charter for the government to have much greater surveillance powers and take away civil liberties for Canadians, all in the name of protecting them from terrorists. This follows on France passing similar laws and the UK pushing for something similar as well. It appears that governments around the globe are seizing on the “Keep Fear Alive” mantra to get greater and greater power to spy on citizens.