TPP’s secret backdoor negotiations: Fast Track and Without Congressional Oversight

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The
biggest threat to free speech and intellectual property
that you’ve never heard of
.”

Sandra Fulton,  American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU)

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No one in the public
has had access
to the official TPP text
***

“We are concerned
that an overly broad policy
to crackdown on copyright infringement would allow for the takedown
of non-infringing content as well.”

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Impending cybersecurity power grab: Not just for the U.S.

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“…Canada is now tied to United States cybersecurity strategies through commitments in the joint perimeter security Initiative. If the CISPA vision is adopted in the United States, Canadians can expect similar strategies to appear soon after.”  Katitza Rodriguez

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Canada’s Fishy “Lawful Access” Bill

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“Canada is a popular destination for those who like to fish, but the Canadian government is attempting to spark what may be the country’s largest-ever fishing expedition into its citizens’ private online data.” Continue reading

U.S.-Canada Perimeter Security and the Consolidation of North America

“The U.S. and Canada are very close to unveiling a North American perimeter security deal that would promote greater integration between both countries. This includes expanding collaboration in areas of law enforcement and intelligence sharing which could dramatically affect sovereignty and privacy rights.”
Dana Gabriel

“The concessions the Americans want is the transfer of enormous amounts of information about Canadians and others about whom Canada collects information. It is evident that to meet such expectations Canadian privacy laws will need to be ignored, violated or weakened.”
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Advancing U.S.-Canada Economic, Energy and Security Integration

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In other words, more Canadian oil is needed to fuel the U.S. war machine. This all ties in with the perimeter security deal and further removing trade barriers. It is part of U.S. efforts to secure more access and control of Canadian resources.”   

As part of a continental security perimeter arrangement, Canada could be forced to comply with any new U.S. requirements, regardless of the risks they may pose to privacy and civil liberties.”   Dana Gabriel Continue reading