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Canadians #TellVicEverything In Response To Bill C-30 84

First time accepted submitter beerdragoon writes "In order to protest the government's new Internet snooping legislation, some Canadians have started a somewhat unorthodox protest. Vic Toews, the minister responsible for tabling the legislation, has had his twitter account bombarded with tweets regarding the boring, banal aspects of regular Canadians' lives. The idea is that since Toews wants to know everything about your personal life, we should oblige him and #TellVicEverything."
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Canadians #TellVicEverything In Response To Bill C-30

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  • Goals (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Nerdfest ( 867930 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @08:16PM (#39081165)

    I'm still quite surprised that nobody is connecting the online surveillance to the media companies. People still seem to believe that it's just a misguided child predator act.

  • Vikileaks (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Grieviant ( 1598761 ) * on Friday February 17, 2012 @08:25PM (#39081253)
    Vic has been part of some rather amusing drama as of late. Apparently, the "family values" man was divorced after knocking up his parliamentary assistant, as disclosed on a Twitter account with handle 'Vikileaks' who had access to the divorce proceedings. A local Ottawa newspaper then sent a twitter message with a honeypot link to Vikileaks in an attempt try to ascertain the IP address behind this account, and it led back to a Canadian parliament IP address. The Conservatives are now accusing the NDP of a smear campaign. I notice that Wikipedia has been sanitized since last night to remove any mention of Vikileaks. [] []
  • by dittbub ( 2425592 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @08:52PM (#39081461)
    Gun Owners = Law abiding citizens. leave them alone! don't pre-judge them! innocent until proven guilty! Internet Users = Potential pedophile. More than potential. If you're reading this right now you probably are a pedophile. The RCMP have been contacted and will be there shortly to arrest you.
  • Re:Some background (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 17, 2012 @09:48PM (#39081867)

    That used to be true. The old Progressive-Conservatives (Tories)aligned roughly with the right wing of the Democratic Party, while the Liberals aligned with its left wing. However, that alignment went haywire during the Mulroney-Reagan era, when Mulroney espoused the sellout of Canada under the FTA and (most of) the Liberals opposed it-- in other words, swapping the positions they would have held if they really believed in their principles. Then the Liberals won and went hell-bent-for-leather into globalization, restrained (ironically enough) by both the old-style Tories and the NDP (social democrats). Then the Liberals imploded due to a corruption scandal while the Tories were still weak. The new upstart right-wing Reform Party had gained quite a few seats in the West and the Conservatives were down to a minority except in Ontario (most seats) so they figured their chances would be better if they merged. The resulting party was supposed to retain the old Tory principles (national sovereignty included) but that promise was immediately broken and most of the PCs quit in disgust. What was left was what I call the Reform-A-Tories--named Conservatives but actually the same narrow-minded, mostly undereducated bunch who hate easterners on general pinciples, Quebecers in particular, and also feminists, environmentalists, artists, First Peoples, and practically anyone not in the oil business. Most are eager to implement Dubya's policies here and/or sell of the 20% of our economy we still own. Politically I'd put them somewhere between Gingrich and Ron Paul. Consider Toews the Canadian Gingrich and you won't be far off.

  • by DeeEff ( 2370332 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @09:48PM (#39081869)

    In Canada this is how we remind parliament who's in charge.

  • Re:Some background (Score:4, Interesting)

    by vladilinsky ( 1071536 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @10:05PM (#39081987)
    Acording to Political compass the NDP are almost exactly in the centre the Liberals are to the right and the Conservitives are far right, According to that site everyone has moved substantial to the right, to the point that the NDP are nearly where the Libs were 10 years ago and the Libs are where the Cons were 10 years ago. Intrestingly, it actually puts the Liberals right of Barak Obama. []
  • by mykepredko ( 40154 ) on Friday February 17, 2012 @11:07PM (#39082429) Homepage

    First off, the "Ottawa Citizen" claims that the IP address of the VicToews30 comes from a block used by Parliament. The newspaper alleges that it sent a web link to the twitter account and monitored the IP of who looked at it.

    I wouldn't be surprised if somebody didn't do a Google search on "spoof ip address" and thought it would be funny/in their best interests to put in a Government of Canada IP address - again, another Google search on "parliament of canada ip address" yielded –

    So, it could be interesting to see our various political parties, the RCMP, CSIS, Ottawa police chase their tails looking for somebody that actually lives in Bumfuque Saskatchewan and is laughing his ass off.

    Regardless, Mr. Toews is an absolute hypocrite (just in case you forgot, he's the guy who said that anybody who was against our version of SOPA is in league with pedaphiles), all while dealing with the fallout of a divorce because he got his babysitter knocked up (who may have been underage when the affair started). So, there's a good chance that we will see his resignation come Monday morning as part of the Harper Government's damage control.


  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 17, 2012 @11:22PM (#39082535)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 18, 2012 @12:27AM (#39082949)

    As a recent immigrant to Canada, to think that CBC is somehow partisan on the same level as Fox News, MSNBC, or CNN (or even ABC/CBS/NBC) is hilarious.

    This isn't to say that that CBC isn't biased. It's just nowhere in the same league. If you doubt this, I'm sure we could provide countless examples of how nobody beats American media when it comes to bullshit.

  • Email as well (Score:5, Interesting)

    by arthurpaliden ( 939626 ) on Saturday February 18, 2012 @01:34AM (#39083275)
    In addition people were emailing him about what they were doing, cc'ing him on all their emails and emailing him their web browsing histories. In fact so much data was coming into the parliaments servers they were taken or knocked off line.
  • Re:Some background (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tlhIngan ( 30335 ) <slashdot&worf,net> on Saturday February 18, 2012 @03:16AM (#39083621)

    The Vickileaks site (rumoured to be from a Parliament Hill staffer) has been publishing the (public) records of his ugly divorce. What Toews is missing here is that information, once collected, takes on a life of its own. The parallel between his public divorce file and the impact of his proposed snooping legislation is a delicious irony, especially considering that the remarkably fertile prick is himself basically a child molester with better PR.

    The whole reason Vickileaks was created was in response to the legislation. It wasn't a well-timed thing, it was a response. Basically saying that since the government wants the information, perhaps their information should be made public as well.

    In another twist, a Liberal MP has asked for the surfing histories of all politicians and staffers, saying if it's good on the Canadian public, it's good on Government as well.

  • Re:Goals (Score:3, Interesting)

    by BergZ ( 1680594 ) on Saturday February 18, 2012 @02:41PM (#39086727)
    The mockery and rejection that Vic is being subjected to (for his use of a vitriolic false dilemma) is what George Bush should have gotten for his: "Either you are with us [in support of warrantless wiretaps, invasion of privacy, and Iraq war 2], or you are with the terrorists."

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