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Posted: Dec 23, 2017 - 8:56am

 miamizsun wrote:
good news! 

canada will be much safer!

Canadian Government Looking To Step Up Domestic Surveillance, Scale Back Intelligence Oversight

from the if-you-like-your-surveillance-state,-you-can-keep-it dept

Canada has its own PATRIOT Act — one that was supposed to be fixed by its new heartthrob PM, Justin Trudeau. As Cory Doctorow points out at Boing Boing, Trudeau promised to fix it in post, but that's not what's happening.

Back in 2015, Canada's failing, doomed Conservative government introduced Bill C-51, a far-reaching mass surveillance bill that read like PATRIOT Act fanfic; Justin Trudeau, leader of what was then a minority opposition party, whipped his MPs to vote for it, allowing it to pass, and cynically admitting that he was only turning this into law because he didn't want to give the Conservatives a rhetorical stick to beat him with in the next election — he promised that once he was Prime Minister, he'd fix it.

Now the Trudeau government has introduced Bill C-59, which is meant to correct those deficits. Instead, it makes them far, far worse.

Security research group Citizen Lab have done the heavy lifting Trudeau seems uninterested in doing. A comprehensive report  detailing everything wrong with the bill (along with 54 recommendations for fixes) has been published by the group. In it, Citizen Lab notes C-59 expands domestic surveillance, lowers standards for surveillance deployment, and trims back government oversight.



 
Has he had an epiphany like the one Obama seemed to have once in office?
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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 8:24pm

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Didn't read the article because my internet is throttled, but doesn't this also correspond to the end of the Canadian Wheat Board?
 
No, it doesn't. The CWB ended in 2015 (which is almost where the previous graph ends), though it was undergoing change a few years (2011) before.
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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 6:56pm

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Didn't read the article because my internet is throttled, but doesn't this also correspond to the end of the Canadian Wheat Board? That might have had an effect, too. Of course, companies can use changes to the regulatory structure to game the system.
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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 12:14pm

This chart shows how bread prices soared during the price-fixing scheme

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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 8:04am

good news! 

canada will be much safer!

Canadian Government Looking To Step Up Domestic Surveillance, Scale Back Intelligence Oversight

from the if-you-like-your-surveillance-state,-you-can-keep-it dept

Canada has its own PATRIOT Act — one that was supposed to be fixed by its new heartthrob PM, Justin Trudeau. As Cory Doctorow points out at Boing Boing, Trudeau promised to fix it in post, but that's not what's happening.

Back in 2015, Canada's failing, doomed Conservative government introduced Bill C-51, a far-reaching mass surveillance bill that read like PATRIOT Act fanfic; Justin Trudeau, leader of what was then a minority opposition party, whipped his MPs to vote for it, allowing it to pass, and cynically admitting that he was only turning this into law because he didn't want to give the Conservatives a rhetorical stick to beat him with in the next election — he promised that once he was Prime Minister, he'd fix it.

Now the Trudeau government has introduced Bill C-59, which is meant to correct those deficits. Instead, it makes them far, far worse.

Security research group Citizen Lab have done the heavy lifting Trudeau seems uninterested in doing. A comprehensive report  detailing everything wrong with the bill (along with 54 recommendations for fixes) has been published by the group. In it, Citizen Lab notes C-59 expands domestic surveillance, lowers standards for surveillance deployment, and trims back government oversight.


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Posted: Nov 12, 2017 - 2:43pm

Naked suspects in Alberta kidnapping may have sipped trippy tea

From a related article, "The family members were reluctant to share their experience because of the ongoing court case, but they told The Canadian Press they know the accused as neighbours. They are all members of the same Jehovah's Witnesses church." {#Eek}

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Posted: Oct 8, 2017 - 4:10pm

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Happy Thanksgiving!

(When the sunrise reaches your side of the world)

 
{#Cheers}
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Posted: Oct 8, 2017 - 2:10pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

(When the sunrise reaches your side of the world)
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Posted: Sep 24, 2017 - 6:37am


Title washing: Thousands of hurricane-salvaged vehicles end up on Canadian market, sold with clean titles


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Posted: Sep 24, 2017 - 6:36am

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I have one now. Opened my wallet one day and there it was. Never even noticed it when i got it from some change somewhere.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2017 - 12:07pm

Very cool.  The design is terrific.

I love the fact that the brother-inventors are ethnic Chinese from Richmond.  The background story is wonderful
 
This is such a great idea, I never expect to have one.  Why?  Because people will hoard them.  


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Posted: Jun 25, 2017 - 2:37pm

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Haven't come across one yet. Pretty cool.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2017 - 2:32pm

B.C. brothers' glow-in-the-dark toonie enters circulation


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Posted: Jun 24, 2017 - 11:01am

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I'd rather they went around the whole country and make trade deals with Mexico. And the Brits probably need to get something going with the commonwealth when they Brexit.

 
Too bad about Britain leaving the EU.  If it was not for the labour mobility provisions, I would guess that Britain would still be there.

It is in neither  Mexico's or Canada's interest to skirt the USA for trade but that sentiment is likely alive and well in both Mexico and Canada.  Blow back from President Trump frothing at the mouth.
Memo to Trump and his supporters:  

1.  Playing hard ball and coming across like a self-serving ass-hole works in some business settings.   Doing this with entire countries is bound to create a destructive counter reaction.  

2.   Admitting that your workers — American workers — are culturally inferior, i.e., far less productive than German workers and arguing that American workers require special protection as a result is a) not entirely accurate, many Americans are highly productive, and b) makes you look weak and disoriented.  
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017 - 1:47am

 westslope wrote: 
I'd rather they went around the whole country and make trade deals with Mexico. And the Brits probably need to get something going with the commonwealth when they Brexit.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2017 - 4:13pm

Now this is interesting:
Canada’s Trump Strategy: Go Around Him - NYT
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Posted: Jun 20, 2017 - 5:59pm

haresfur wrote:  Remember the ad of the guy diving into a pool of maple syrup? I think every country should bring something like that back.

 
No I don't.  And I can't find it on the web after a quick search.


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Posted: Jun 19, 2017 - 4:38pm

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Monty Python's Lumber Jack song lead to a number of males in my youthful peer group dressing up like dudes that work in the bush.  
 
Mind you some of them could have simply been heading "back to the land" — a popular theme in the counter-culture days.
  
BTW, is Canada having a 150th anniversary celebration?  Oh. Yawn.  

 
I knew a Canadian who called those plaid flannel shirts, "Quebec tuxedos". Especially, the Chinese ones that cost like $4.50 from Canadian Tire. Not to be confused with the double denim Canadian tuxedo.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2017 - 4:23pm

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Yes it was.  

Some of us like to expression our devotion to country by being less than outwardly patriotic, flag waving, chest-thumping, etc.

That said, the fact that Canada is still one nation state after the Centennial is not amazing but a testament to the flexibility of the pan-Canadian asymmetric federal state, and a testament to the willingness of participants to compromise.

 
Patriotism, like tradition, is best when it is harmless.

Like the Swedes love to fly their (very pretty) flag. But in a unifying way; it isn't a xenophobic political statement.

The Centennial had a lot of encouragement for government at all levels and individuals to have a centennial project. Celebration or social benefit. Remember the ad of the guy diving into a pool of maple syrup? I think every country should bring something like that back.
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Posted: Jun 19, 2017 - 9:50am

 haresfur wrote:

That's too bad. Centennial was a big deal.

 
Yes it was.  

Some of us like to expression our devotion to country by being less than outwardly patriotic, flag waving, chest-thumping, etc.

That said, the fact that Canada is still one nation state after the Centennial is not amazing but a testament to the flexibility of the pan-Canadian asymmetric federal state, and a testament to the willingness of participants to compromise.


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