Don’t let Harper read your e-mails

Protect your Charter rights. Support the Liberal amendments for judicial oversight on electronic surveillance.

The Conservative government has introduced an Online Surveillance Bill that could violate your Charter right to privacy — unless you act now to stop them.

This bill would force internet service providers to track, preserve and hand over your personal subscriber information, including your email and IP addresses, upon request without a warrant. Forget creeping your Facebook. Stephen Harper’s people would now have the legal right to monitor your emails and track your every move online without any kind of judicial oversight.

The government is on the defensive following a public outcry. They will be sending the bill to committee and said they’ll consider opposition amendments. But with a majority government they can oppose any fair, sensible amendments we propose unless we demonstrate an overwhelming show of public support.

The Liberal Party’s Public Safety Critic Francis Scarpaleggia has studied the work of experts like Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart and Canada Research Chair Michael Geist to craft amendments that strike a proper balance between privacy rights and public safety. We need you to sign our petition promoting the amendments, and then share it as widely as possible before the committee meets.

With your support we can force the government to hold open, televised committee hearings and stop them from using procedural tactics to limit debate and ram the bill through Parliament to avoid further scrutiny.

Support the Liberal amendments calling for judicial oversight on electronic surveillance.

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  • Sign the petition:

    To: Stephen Harper

    I, the undersigned, fully support Liberal amendments to the Online Surveillance Bill that ensure:

    • that any requirement by law enforcement to access personal subscriber information is done only with judicial oversight.

    Furthermore, I insist:

    • that all committee meetings in the examination of Bill C-30 are done in open, televised sessions, with an exhaustive witness list that allows for maximum input and consultation from the Canadian public; and
    • that debate in the House of Commons or Senate relating to this Bill NOT be limited through time allocation or any other procedural mechanism.

                                                                                                 - my name, postal code

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