This new law being introduced by the Liberals is something that Canadians should be concerned about.
The proposed law would also force communication service providers, including traditional telephone companies, wireless firms and Internet providers, to phase out technical barriers to police and security agencies seeking access to messages or conversations.
Now I am not a hardcore advocate of privacy. Sure, take my picture in public; I let a computer read my GMail. I don't mind.
But when it comes to this type of law, there are a number of serious concerns.
1) Who has the authority to grant access to Canadians'
"messages or conversations"?
2) Will people know when their messages are being read?
3) Who has access to this information?
This ought to be an election issue. The NDP, Conservatives, and Bloc: bring it up, make an issue out of it.