Concerned about government spying

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I am very concerned about how government spying has grown secretive, expensive, and out-of-control. An independent inquiry recently found         CSEC (Communications Security Establishment Canada) guilty of misusing public funds and found "serious breaches" of values and ethics.

I am very concerned about how government spying has grown secretive, expensive, and out-of-control. An independent inquiry recently found         CSEC (Communications Security Establishment Canada) guilty of misusing public funds and found "serious breaches" of values and ethics.
I’ve been shocked to learn how the government’s spy agency, CSEC, is using taxpayer money to spy on innocent Canadians. We know they spied on    thousands of law-abiding airport          travellers, and even tracked their      movements for weeks after.
Over 150,000 Canadians spoke out and stopped the government’s last attempt to spy on us through Vic Toews’ online spying bill. Now they’re using CSEC to spy on us while covering their tracks with their new Bill C-13 that would give our telecom providers immunity for handing over our private information without a warrant.
The cost of this spying is staggering. Taxpayers are on the hook for over $850 million to pay for CSEC this year, and over $4 billion to buy them a lavish new headquarters that the CBC has called a “spy palace” and the “most expensive government building ever built.” This is a massive waste of public funds.
Over 30,000 Canadians and over 50 major organizations are speaking up to protest the government’s reckless online spying behaviour. They’ve formed a huge non-partisan privacy coalition to help protect Canadians from government spying. The type of data CSEC is collecting can reveal everything from financial status, to medical history, sexual orientation, and even religious and political beliefs.
CSEC’s activities are making our     sensitive information more susceptible to identity theft and vulnerable to attacks by cyber criminals. I encourage everyone to learn more about these threats and our rights to privacy.
Ronald & Eliene Wilson
WESTMEATH, ON