If you’re concerned about being spied on and snooped on, online, the local Liberals want to hear from you.
The Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission riding association is hosting a roundtable talk on the topic this Saturday, 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church on Dewdney Trunk Road and 222nd Street in Maple Ridge.
The federal government could change its legislation after encountering a firestorm of opposition to its three bills that would have made it easier for police to snoop on people.
Under Bill C-30, police would have been able to get customers’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, IP addresses and electronic serial numbers, without getting a warrant and without a crime having been committed. The actual interception of e-mails would have still required a warrant.
Brian Rice of the Liberal riding association said people are also concerned about Bill C-11 regarding tighter copyright rules.
But Rice suspects that most people may want to talk about possible fraud in the 2011 election after controversy erupted in the last few weeks.