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MaynardKrebs
Heave Steve, for the good of the country
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Conservatives in minority on Bill C-30

Poll Finds Majority Of Canadians Think Tories' Online Surveillance Bill Shouldn't Become Law
»www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/02/28···f=canada

A majority of Canadians think that the Conservatives’ proposed online surveillance Bill C-30 is too intrusive and should be defeated, according to a poll by Angus-Reid.

The poll, conducted February 23-24 and surveying 1,011 respondents on the polling firm’s online panel, found 53 per cent of Canadians believe the bill is too intrusive, compared to only 27 per cent who believe the it is necessary to fight online criminal activity.

Even a plurality of Conservative voters, or 47 per cent, thinks that the bill has gone too far. And considering that opposition to the bill is strongest in the Tory-heartland of Alberta, where 66 per cent of respondents said it was too intrusive, it is not surprising that the Conservative government has backed away from strongly supporting the proposed legislation.


Mister M

join:2010-05-01
Vancouver, BC
said by MaynardKrebs:

...The poll, conducted February 23-24 and surveying 1,011 respondents on the polling firm’s online panel, found 53 per cent of Canadians believe the bill is too intrusive, compared to only 27 per cent who believe the it is necessary to fight online criminal activity...

Simply jaw-dropping.

Testament to the incredible ignorance of a very large portion of our society.


PierrePoutin

@videotron.ca
said by Mister M:

Testament to the incredible ignorance of a very large portion of our society.

Indeedy. They believe what the GOC tells them.


Ott_Cable

@teksavvy.com
A non-trusting government is one that is not trustworthy.

jfmezei
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Had a short chat with the ministry offices today. The bill is essentially frozen right now. They told me to keep checking on the bill's status to find out when consultations would begin.

I suspect this time period is used to allow the realy lobbying to happen.