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Toews Has Been Smearing Online Surveillance Critics For Weeks - 2012-02-14

F0.png Toews Has Been Smearing Online Surveillance Critics For Weeks February 14, 2012, Michael Geist, www.michaelgeist.ca

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews' shocking comments on critics of online surveillance in the House of Commons yesterday have attracted widespread media attention with coverage in the Globe CBC , and Postmedia . Toews responded to questions about online surveillance by accusing critics of siding with child pornographers:

As technology evolves, many criminal activities, such as the distribution of child pornography, become much easier. We are proposing measures to bring our laws into the 21st century and to provide the police with the lawful tools that they need. He can either stand with us or with the child pornographers.

Toews may be surprised by the negative reaction because he has been saying similar things for weeks. Consider:

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