said by MaynardKrebs:
Unfortunately, we have a government that sees our online world as a threat. They think everybody who lives in this online world needs to be monitored.
I don't think that's true at all.
I think it's more of a situation where the UK and Americans are pressuring and trying to force Canada to do this, per everything I read.
Sure some sock-puppets creep up, like an association for police chiefs and whatever else.
Keep in mind, the UK and the states already do indeed do this.
Also keep in mind that Canadian intel already looks at Email communications of "non-Canadians" in Canada, and those destined or coming from non-Canadians.
The Americans do the same.
So between the two countries, in effect, this is all already done anyhow on the entire north American population anyhow.
The only loophole they want to close is the domestic spying on legal Canadians citizens. All else is already done.