By: Steve Dellar | 10-30-2018 | News
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PM Trudeau Astonishingly Seizes 500,000 Canadians Banking Data “Without their Consent”

Whereas historic literature warns us that it would be rightwing military styled dictatorship governments that would come for your private data, in Canada they seem to do it the other way round. The liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to defend in parliament the reasoning for statistics Canada to obtain the private banking information of some 500,000 Canadians ‘without their consent.’

Canada’s nine biggest banks and credit unions would be forced to turn over highly personal data about their customers (and not tell the customer in the process). Data includes name, address, social insurance number and every single banking transaction that person does in a year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hey <a href="">@scotiabank</a> I hope you won&#39;t be complying with this proposed program from the <a href="">@JustinTrudeau</a> Liberal government to take the total banking info of 500,000 Canadians a year.<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) <a href="">October 30, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The number would be upped to 1 million per year as from 2020.

Conservative House Leader Ms Candice Bergen questioned the policy: “With a long history of government privacy breaches, Canadians are rightly worried.”

“Why are the Liberals collecting the personal data of Canadians without telling them?”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was slammed in the press over the plan this weekend, defended the new policy in parliament, saying that his government would ensure that all personal information would be protected and the anonymized data will be used for statistical purposes only: “High quality and timely data are critical to ensuring that government programs remain relevant and effective for Canadians.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Cdn Government will be accessing your personal banking info including what you purchase online &amp; e-transfers. This is a terrible and outrageous breach of your privacy, but watch Trudeau tell you not to worry- just trust him. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Candice Bergen (@CandiceBergenMP) <a href="">October 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ms Bergen did not think his answer was satisfactory and called on the PM to “immediately assure Canadians that this intrusion into their lives will be stopped.”

“It was the Conservative government who chose to stop the long-form census,” Mr Trudeau answered

“What that led to was more policy based on ideology and less policy based on evidence like we are doing now. Their attacks on data and information continue.”

The association of Canadian banks responded via a statement, declaring that they were not “aware that Statistics Canada was moving to compel disclosure of this information.”

“No customer transaction data or other personal information has been transferred to Statistics Canada.”


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Anonymous No. 40815 2018-10-30 : 13:47

SNL should do a skit on this, it would be great.

Oh Boy Babbit! No. 40833 2018-10-30 : 17:11

They really did it this time!

Anonymous No. 40852 2018-10-30 : 20:37

They need to identify Cucks that have to much disposable income so they can fund their socialist health system for another few years. The 2020 date is prolly the approx. date of the next shortfall.

yankeefifth No. 41026 2018-11-02 : 02:53

right wing dictators?

then nazis were socialists, not right wing.

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