Rhetoric over bill opponents dirty politics

I am writing to express my disapproval and outrage at the Lawful Access act.

I am writing to express my disapproval and outrage at the Lawful Access act.

The proposed legislation will force every phone and Internet provider to collect the private information of any Canadian, at any time, without a warrant. This is almost humorously Orwellian, not to mention invasive, costly and warrantless.

Stephen Harper, Vic Toews and the Conservative Party’s sensationalist rhetoric regarding dissenters being in league with child pornographers is dirty politics at its finest. Not only that, but it’s disturbingly close to George Bush’s “You’re either for us or against us” statement.

We live in 2012, not 1984. It is pure madness to suggest that if one values their privacy they are a child pornographer.

Should I be allowed to read all of Harper’s and Toews’ emails just to prove to myself that they’re not involved in criminal activity? Of course I shouldn’t. However, that is what the Conservative Party is proposing to do to all Canadians.

Interested citizens can sign a petition at www.StopSpying.ca.

Will Ballantyne

Victoria