IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Supreme Court upholds Canadians' privacy rights online

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Conservative incompetence has reached a new high. This morning, the Supreme Court ruled what the NDP and privacy experts have been warning all along, that allowing police to pull private information from telephone companies without warrant is not constitutional. Yet Conservatives are steamrolling ahead with Bill C-13, which also allows unconstitutional spying on Canadians. With yet another bill struck down by the Supreme Court, when will they finally take a balanced approach that keeps Canadians secure without infringing on constitutional rights?

    Mr. Bob Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, CPC): Mr. Speaker, we have just received the decision and we will review it. In addition, we will continue to crack down on cyberbullies and online criminals who work against and make our children and all Canadians unsafe. We will keep Canadians safe.


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