One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s campaign promises was that he would pass the Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act within 100 days of his May 2, 2011 election. This bill contains some of the most dangerous and oppressive sections in Canadian law.
One example of the dangers of this bill is:
Clause 5 of the bill provides that the offences of public incitement of hatred and wilful promotion of hatred may be committed by any means of communication and include making hate material available, by creating a hyperlink that directs web surfers to a website where hate material is posted…
That’s a very wide and very subjective avenue and who gets to be judge, jury and hangman? Here’s the full bill.