On Sunday, (CBSA) Canada Border Services Agency announced their plans to install eavesdropping microphones and HD cameras in airports and border crossings across Canada.
Within 48 hours of the announcement, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ decided to halt the CBSA audio monitoring plans, amid public outrage and privacy concerns.
This is the second time recently that Toews has had to retract one of the Canadian government’s big brother schemes, the other being the online surveillance Bill C-30, which was also scrapped due to public outrage and privacy concerns.
It goes to show that if we the people speak out about our government’s wrongdoings, we can hold them accountable and make a difference.
GREAT JOB CANADA!