Friday, June 6, 2014

Federal government spying on protesters



The Ottawa citizen is reporting that The federal government is expanding its surveillance of public activities to include all known demonstrations across the country, a move that collects information even on the most mundane of protests by Canadians.

The email requesting such information was sent out Tuesday by the Government Operations Centre in Ottawa to all federal departments. “The Government Operations Centre is seeking your assistance in compiling a comprehensive listing of all known demonstrations which will occur either in your geographical area or that may touch on your mandate,” noted the email, leaked to the Citizen.

So the Canadian government is spying on protestors. No wonder Stephen Harper likes Communist China so much. He’s just like them. The violation of civil liberty in one concern. The other is wasting tax dollars. They are using tax dollars to create a file on you and spy on you for your political affiliations. Not only is that illegal but it is the misappropriation of tax revenue.

Evidently if you exercise your Charter Right to protest Robocalls or GMO foods then that puts you on the list of government surveillance. So can you access this file they have on you through a freedom of information act request or are they breaking those laws too? Please advise.



FIPA has absolutely nothing to do with promoting free trade and everything to do with destroying our democratic system. Just like NAFTA Chapter 11.

10 comments:

  1. Anyone who attends a demonstration anywhere in North America needs to wear a mask and leave their cell phone at home. Here's why.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-hi-tech-police-surveillance-the-stingray-cell-phone-spying-device/5331165

    Cell phones auto connect to the nearest tower. All these devices mimic a cell tower, allowing the government to gain complete access to all phones that connect to them. Call logs, texts, list of contacts, all of it. "No warrant needed". Increasingly, law enforcement agencies are "going Nike". ("Just do it") After all, what are you going to do about it, shoot a bunch of cops? (sarcasm)

    It's not just the NSA anymore. Or other Feds. The regular police are doing this. Of course, "it's to catch drug dealers" or some other worthy target.......but we all know that no organ of state security can be trusted to restrain itself, otherwise drunken off duty cops wouldn't be robbing newspaper deliverymen and such. The police prove over and over again that they can't really be trusted and need constant oversight, or that they don't really have a lot of respect for people's rights. They don't need tools like this except with a specific target and even then, only with a warrant.

    Why a mask? Facial recognition technology. Anyone who has a drivers license is already on file...... :)



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    1. Ah but Harper made it illegal to wear a mask at a demonstration.

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    2. More accurately, the government made it illegal to wear a mask once a protest has been pronounced a an "illegal assembly", it's still okay to wear them the rest of the time...

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    3. Do you have a link to that? That's not the wording I recall when it first hit the press.

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  2. Anywhere you go you can be found. Technology can be a curse

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    1. Yes but that doesn't mean they have a right to open a file on you and do surveillance without cause. That is illegal.

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    2. There are countermeasures for everything. Whether you know them, or go to the trouble to obtain and employ them, is another matter.

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  3. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/local-cops-in-15-us-states-confirmed-to-use-cell-tracking-devices/

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    1. And people wonder why I don't have a cell phone.

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    2. All those freaking text messages end up in court documents.

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