And how you can act to stop it.
From said site...quotations...
'The government is trying to ram through an anti-Internet set of electronic surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to "authorities" without a warrant.
This bizarre legislation will create Internet surveillance that is:
Warrantless: A range of "authorities" will have the ability to invade the private lives of law-abiding Canadians and our families using wired Internet and mobile devices, without a warrant or any justification.
Invasive and Dangerous: The laws leave our personal and financial information less secure and more susceptible to cybercrime.
Costly: Internet services providers may be forced to install millions of dollars worth of spying technology and the cost will be passed down to YOU.
If enough of us speak out now the government will have no choice but to stop this mandatory online spying scheme. Sign the petition now, and forward it to everyone you know.'
I'm REALLY angry about this. Essentially, the big telecom companies here in Canada(Bell, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, and Quebecor) want to become 'Internet Police', forbidding Canadians from knowing about, using, or enjoying certain websites outside Canadian borders. If this law goes through, it means one thing only. Canada loses the Internet. Period. No one here will want to use the Internet for anything.
I STRONGLY urge those here, Canadian or not, to let my country's government know that this crap won't be tolerated, and cannot continue. Please sign the petition on that page. I don't want the Internet in Canada to die, due to Telco protectionism of Canadian Culture. Canadian Culture, frankly, isn't worth a damn anymore.