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Terrorist Return To Canada?

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews answers the tough torture question and responds to critics on the left who would prefer to do nothing when Canadian lives are at risk. This report aired on The Source August 31 2012....

Public Safety Shuffle Could Allow for an Internet Surveillance Restart

Sometime in the next few weeks, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to be appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal. The Toews appointment is among the worst kept secrets in Ottawa, with the move causing a domino effect hatShow More Summary

Complying with “Counter-Terrorism”: State Securitization of Canadian Academia (part 2)

(Part 1) Taking Hostages: Research Funding to “Prevent Terrorism” Earlier this year, on January 25, 2012, Canada’s rather infamous and unpopular Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, announced the first call for proposals for the Kanishka Project, “a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused research by the Government of Canada”. (It’s somehow both chilling and comical: that [...]

Bravo to Vic Toews’ boldness

Vic Toews, Canada's public safety minister, wrote to Leon Panetta, the U.S. secretary of defence, Thursday telling him that before Canada decides whether or not to allow Omar Khadr, the al-Qaida terrorist, to transfer here from the Pentagon's prison...

‘Thank god’

In an interview today, Vic Toews apparently noted that he has the power to...

Vic Toews: Still not ready to say yes

Three months after first receiving Omar Khadr’s application to return to Canada—and 21 months...

Reaction to the Danzig shooting

A joint statement from Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and...

The Magnotta Case and Online Surveillance

The CBC reports hat it obtained documents under the Access to Information Act in which the government tries to justify statements from Public Safety Minister Vic Toews that Bill C-30, the online surveillance bill, would have assisted with the Luka Magnotta investigation. I appeared on CBC's Power and Politics to challenge the claims.

How bout now? (Vic Toews edition)

For the second time in four years, Vic Toews is being linked to a...

Canadian Privacy Gets Toews-ed Again: Why a PIA on Airport Eavesdropping Isn't Good Enough

For the second time this year, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has found himself at the centre of a major privacy backlash. In February, Toews was the lead on Bill C-30, the Internet surveillance legislation hat sparked a huge public outcry hat forced the government to shelve the bill within ten days. Show More Summary

On second thought

Yesterday, the NDP’s Rosane Dore Lefebrve asked Public Safety Minister Vic Toews if he...

Canada's warrantless surveillance bill is back, and bigger than ever, with surveillance powers for US gov't, too

4 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Bill C30, the sweeping Canadian warrantless Internet surveillance bill, is back from the dead. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (who declared that opposition to his bill was tantamount to support for pedophiles) has been working behind the scenes to resurrect his legislation, joining forces with the US government in the name of "perimeter security." This [...]

Public policy and the real world

Michael Geist dismisses Vic Toews’ attempt to link the case of Luka Rocco Magnotta...

Toews Draws False Link Between Magnotta Investigation and Lawful Access

As the search for Luka Magnotta continues, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has used the case as an opportunity o claim hat Bill C-30 would have helped with the investigation. According to Toews, he Internet surveillance legislationShow More Summary

How Canada's Telecom Companies Have Secretly Supported Internet Surveillance Legislation

Canada's proposed Internet surveillance was back in the news last week after speculation grew that government intends to keep the bill in legislative limbo until it dies on the order paper. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews denied the...Show More Summary

Toews Insists Bill C-30 Going Ahead

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has stated that the Tories’ Bill C-30, the online surveillance bill, is not dead in the water as has been reported in some places. What’s more the bill is going ahead through the political process. “Our government has been very clear, that matter will be referred to a parliamentary committee. In [...]

Canada's warrantless surveillance bill is, improbably, dead

4 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Remember Canada's Bill C-30, the sweeping surveillance bill proposed by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who declared that if you opposed unlimited, unaccountable, secret warrantless snooping on networked communications by the police and by appointed civilians, you "stand with the child pornographers?" The bill that was a sure thing to pass, given the Conservative majority [...]

Is Lawful Access Dead? Not Yet.

The Globe's John Ibbitson has a column hat confirms much of the private speculation about lawful access, namely that the bill is going nowhere so long as Vic Toews remains public safety minister. This is consistent with the prevailing...Show More Summary

Maher Arar on Canada's pro-torture policy

4 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Maher Arar, a Canadian who was rendered to Syria for years of brutal torture on the basis of bad information from Canada's intelligence agencies, writes in Prism about the revelation that Canadian public safety minister Vic Toews has given Canadian intelligence agencies and police the green light to use information derived from torture in their [...]

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