Reports of massive public surveillance badly timed for Conservatives’ cyberbills

The Conservative government is proposing changes to Canadian law that critics say will make it easier for authorities to gain access to personal information on telecommunications users without a warrant.

Posted:
May 06, 2014
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Government agencies seek telecom user data at 'jaw-dropping' rates

Government agencies are asking telecoms and social media companies to turn over Canadians' user data at "jaw-dropping" rates, with nearly 1.2 million requests in 2011 alone.

Posted:
April 30, 2014
Article source:
Toronto Star

Consumer Alert: Applying for Ontario Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates

The government is looking into complaints that a company has been offering to obtain applications for, and speed up the delivery of, Ontario marriage and death certificates.

Posted:
April 29, 2014
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Canadian court documents posted online, via Romania

The site Globe24h.com has been posting Canadian court documents and charging a fee to anyone who wants them removed.

Posted:
April 28, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario Energy Support Program Announced: LIEN Applauds Proactive Step

The Ontario government has announced that it is moving to set up an electricity affordability program for low-income Ontarians.

Posted:
April 24, 2014
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario to trim residential hydro bills

Ontario is planning to make electricity bills cheaper in an attempt by the Liberals to take a pocketbook issue away from the opposition parties.

Posted:
April 23, 2014
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Oxford County's Operation Sharing applauds London Food Bank's decisions to stop food bank, offers help

Replacing the food bank is a program that allows people to use a non-transferable card to pick out what non-taxable food items they want at grocery stores.

Posted:
April 15, 2014
Article source:
Woodstock Sentinel-Review

Canadians' mental-health info routinely shared with FBI, U.S. customs

Ontario's privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Posted:
April 14, 2014
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How the U.S. pulled off the great Canadian privacy giveaway

For the first time in Canadian history, our federal government is preparing to provide a foreign government with sensitive personal financial information about hundreds of thousands of Canadians.

Posted:
April 11, 2014
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canada proposes comprehensive digital plan after years of delay

The federal government has presented a comprehensive plan for digital communications and commerce to protect online privacy, beef up cybersecurity, and bring the Internet everywhere in Canada.

Posted:
April 09, 2014
Article source:
Reuters Canada