Bill C-13 is called the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.
But, according to OpenMedia.ca, it's Canadians who need to be protected from this legislation.
The group's latest video argues the bill will make it easier for the federal government to spy on Canadians' online activities while "threatening free speech on the Internet".
On Facebook, Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Sarah Blyth has announced she is not seeking reelection or running for city council in this November's civic election.
But that's not all Blyth said in her statement, posted today (March 4). The former park board chair wrote (this is a straight-up cut-and-paste):
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Every year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation celebrates the "best of the worst in government waste" with its Teddy Waste Awards.
Well, the tax-hating organization has announced the results of its 16th annual Teddy awards, and TransLink is one of the big "winners".
Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority took home the prize in the local government category for its new South Surrey park and ride lot.
Here's what the CTF says:
This week, a couple of opinion pieces about the B.C. Liberal government's Park Amendment Act appeared on Straight.com. In them, Andrew Gage of West Coast Environmental Law and Peter Wood of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society explain how this legislation would weaken the protection afforded to provincial parks.
Here's the latest video from the Liberal Party of Canada on how the middle class is being squeezed.
It shows how Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is trying to reinforce that he has sufficient gravitas to become prime minister.
It also reveals how the soft-spoken and sunny Trudeau is creating contrasts between himself and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's command-and-control regime.
Near the end, Trudeau mentions how cities must become "incubators for innovation".
The conspiracy theorist inside me wonders if there's any connection between this federal Liberal theme and the City of Vancouver's handling of the former police station on Main Street.
The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, has been outed as a misogynist by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America.
In a Valentine's Day article, researcher Timothy Johnson cites 10 instances in the past by the heavy-metal axeman.
Nugent has made a name for himself in right-wing circles, most recently by supporting Texan Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Nugent will make two appearances on Tuesday (February 18) on behalf Abbott, a director of the widely loathed National Rifle Association.
The most notorious Nugent outburst came when he characterized Hillary Clinton as a "worthless bitch" during one of his concerts.
The Conservative government appears concerned that digital currencies could be used to fund terrorism.
On Tuesday (February 11), Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty tabled the 2014 budget, which describes Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as "emerging risks" threatening "Canada’s international leadership in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing".
Years ago, the Body Shop was seemingly known for its "Against Animal Testing" T-shirts as much as its cosmetics. So, it's not a surprise that this company is still marketing this worthy cause and getting attention for it.
Today (February 4), representatives from the Body Shop met with Green Leader Elizabeth May on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. According to Marketing magazine, the company officials brought with them a petition bearing one million signatures—67,000 of them from Canada—against testing on nonhuman animals.
One Body Shop executive tweeted:
If you attended the 2014 Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver, chances are good you received a red envelope or two (without any lucky money though) from a politician you'd never heard of.
The annual parade attracts a herd of politicians hoping to keep their names and faces in the minds of voters, especially in a year featuring civic elections and a B.C. NDP leadership race.
Here's my photos of some of the politicians (and a few others) who hit the streets of Chinatown today (February 2), ostensibly to celebrate the Year of the Horse.
If you like a challenge, see how many pictured politicians you can name before looking at the photo cutlines.