Trudeau confirms Liberals would start spying on Canadians, Media Party go silent

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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.

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4 Responses to “Trudeau confirms Liberals would start spying on Canadians, Media Party go silent”

  1. Centurion Says:

    crickets…

  2. Centurion Says:

    What’s almost as bad: it’s starkly clear that Junior doesn’t know the law and limits applied to CCSE. Likewise he’s probably not familiar with the contents of Bill C-51. He’s been briefed surely, but he’s actually winging it.

  3. terrence Says:

    It is only wrong when Harper and the Conservatives do it…

  4. Jen Says:

    Didn’t justin with the media’s blessing say ‘terrorists can keep their citizenship not deported as PM Stephen Harper gov wants them too.
    So exactly what threats is he afraid of- ‘his’ ? surely it can’t be for the country’s own citizens.


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