Kudos to my former colleague back at the Sun News Network, David Akin, for his very important scoop:
Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge
Documents obtained by Global News show the national statistical agency plans to collect “individual-level financial transactions data” and sensitive information, like social insurance numbers (SIN), from Canadian financial institutions to develop a “new institutional personal information bank.”
What’s more incredible is that this was being done secretly, before Global broke the story.
And the data will be swept up secretly, too. No search warrant. No probable cause. Your bank will not be able to tell you when or why.
It’s obviously against the law — privacy laws.
I don’t trust Trudeau or his wrecking crew. But I wouldn’t trust a conservative, either. I wouldn’t trust any politician, and as the thousands of security breaches already show, you just can’t trust people in government, bureaucrats, clerks, whomever. They snoop, like Revenue Canada did, and Statistics Canada did.
I want to do something about it. Because somebody has to!
So we’ve set up a massive petition at StopSnooping.ca.
(And no, I won’t give your personal details to Trudeau! In fact, I’ll redact your last name...)
But that's not enough. So today I spoke with a lawyer who specializes in class actions. He convinced me that a better approach is to hire a privacy lawyer, and to file a complaint with the privacy commissioner; and that when that is inevitably rejected by Trudeau’s man, to appeal that, for judicial review, to the courts.
We're now trying to recruit just the right lawyer. I’ll keep you posted.
But this is serious: It’s just the thing to drive people underground, actually — to switch to Bitcoin, get a foreign bank account, whatever. Would you want Justin Trudeau, that law-breaking, ethically challenged snoop, having access to your most private business? Not me.
So please sign the petition, at StopSnooping.ca.
And I hope to have a privacy lawyer in place by next week, maybe even sooner.
NEXT: Our good friend, John Carpay with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom, joins me with the verdict of a bizarre Human Rights Commission involving a transwoman and a waxing salon.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!