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Another stranded Canadian in Kenya coming home, & more evidence of ministerial screwups (or worse).

As I said a couple of days ago, it was likely that this young man would finally get some action from the Canadian government on his 3 years of being stranded in Kenya due to the fallout from the Suaad Hagi Mohamud embarrassment, and that appears to be the case:

Abdihakim Mohamed, a 25-year-old autistic man of Somali origin, has been unable to get a passport to return to Canada because his mother, Anab Mohamed Issa, could not convince Foreign Affairs officials he was really her son..The recent case of Suaad Hagi Mohamud, accused by Canadian diplomats of faking her identity, brought new attention to the case of Mr. Mohamed, […]

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A new threat to privacy rights in Canada on the internet?

Under a rather Orwellian sounding name for a proposed bill – The Investigative Powers for the 21st Century (IP21C) Act – the Conservative government has put forth proposed surveillance legislation for the internet that I am very uneasy about at first blush:

Internet service providers would have to make it possible for police and intelligence officers to intercept online communications and get personal information about subscribers under bills tabled Thursday…Nicholson said the government believes the proposed legislation strikes an “appropriate balance” between law enforcement’s investigative powers to protect public safety and the privacy and rights and freedoms of Canadians.

What makes me uneasy about this proposed legislation? The first and […]

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