In a stunning revelation during an interview with Vice Canada yesterday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was asked about his party’s platform which includes the ability for the Communication Security Establishment to spy on Canadians:
According to the party’s official election platform, released earlier in the day, an elected Liberal government would “limit Communications Security Establishment’s powers by requiring a warrant to engage in the surveillance of Canadians.”
VICE News originally reported that meant the Liberals intended to give the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) new powers, since the agency is currently prohibited from “directing” surveillance at Canadians for domestic purposes
Asked several times during a special town hall in Toronto hosted by VICE Canada to clarify his stance, Trudeau emphasized that CSE would be subjected to oversight.
“We have to recognize that there are new threats in this world that we have to have the tools to [deal with],” said Trudeau (see here)
The press would go apocalyptic if the Conservatives had stated in their platform that they would allow Canadians to be spied on but there isn’t a single mention of this today from any of the mainstream media. How many articles and protests have we seen on outrage over Bill C-51?
Another perfect example how the Media Party will protect Trudeau no matter what.