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Who will watch the spies?

Momentum is building to #RejectFear and stop theHarper Conservative’s reckless, vague and unnecessary ‘Secret Police’ bill before they can rush it into law. We’ve got a plan to stop this bill from passing without major changes and proper oversight – and it starts with making sure that people from all across Canada see a new video that shows just how high the stakes are. Source.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has stated that a portable hard drive containing the personal information of more than a half a million Canadians who received student loans went missing last November. The information on the missing hard drive includes: Student names, social insurance numbers, dates of birth, contact information and loan balance of Canada Student Loan borrowers. Personal contact information for 250 HRSDC employees. The government says no banking or medical information was on the hard drive. Policies have since been changed so that personal information cannot be stored on portable drives anymore.

Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney were returning from a trip to Vancouver when they were stopped at the border because they were attempting to bring Kinder Eggs into America. The popular German chocolate eggs are not sold in the U.S. because they are considered a choking hazard. They are also banned because the treats are considered adulterated food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This has got to be one of the stupidest laws in America. Anyone who has ever eaten a Kinder Egg knows that the toy is inside the egg inside a […]

Some parts of Ottawa’s airport have received upgrades to their aging video system. The new system will include audio recording as well as HD video. A CBSA statement said that audio-video monitoring and recording is already in place at unidentified CBSA sites at airports and border points of entry as part of an effort to enhance “border integrity, infrastructure and asset security and health and safety.” “It is important to note that even though audio technology is installed, no audio is recorded at this time. It will become functional at a later date,” CBSA spokesman […]

Canadians will soon have to pay more fees for listening to music at public events. Effective Oct. 1, the Copyright Board of Canada has certified new tariffs on events held at venues that play recorded music, whether it’s convention centres, banquet halls, parades, ice shows, fairs, or weddings. The fees will be collected by not-for-profit agency Re: Sound, which distributes the money to performers and music labels. The fees are on top of those collected by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). For events such as weddings, receptions, conventions and […]

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