Other methods available for surveillance

Monitoring online activities a matter of personal privacy

Bill C-30 is unnecessary. We have mechanisms to allow surveillance of persons of interest and their online activities. They are called warrants. They work.

Warrantless surveillance as enabled by Bill C-30 removes vital checks and balances and violates the rights of all Canadians. One does not have to stand with criminals to oppose an intrusive police state.

Federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, in promoting Bill C-30, has made outrageous and insulting remarks about opponents of the bill and all Canadians.

It is past time for Toews to publicly and sincerely apologize to all Canadians for his inappropriate comments, to learn the details and implications of his pet bill, and to listen to the overwhelming opposition from ordinary Canadians.

Information about the potential social and monetary costs of Bill C-30 and an online petition can be found at www.StopSpying.ca.

Gordon Horne

Victoria