[ Thanks to Barbara I.
Irwin for this link. ]
“The push for new Internet surveillance capabilities
goes back to 1999, when government officials began crafting
proposals to institute new surveillance technologies within
Canadian networks along with additional legal powers to access
surveillance and subscriber information. The so-called lawful
access initiatives stalled in recent years, but earlier this month
the government tabled its latest proposal with three bills that
received only limited attention despite their potential to
fundamentally reshape the Internet in Canada.
“The bills contain a three-pronged approach focused on
information disclosure, mandated surveillance technologies, and new