I feel a sense of duty to comment on Peter MacKay's Online Spying Bill C-13. The Bill gives telecom providers a legal immunity for handing over our private information to the government without a warrant or oversight. Victims of these breaches would not even be informed - that means the government could spy on anyone, at anytime, and you wouldn’t even know when you’ve been a victim. C-13 is hugely unpopular: 73% of Canadians oppose Bill C-13, with just 15% approving. There is huge opposition among all regions, age groups, genders, and income levels. Conservatives oppose Bill C-13 by 62% to 24%. The government is misleading Canadians when it says Bill C-13 is about cyberbullying. It only includes a couple of pages about cyberbullying, along with 65 pages lifted from Vic Toews’ hugely unpopular spying bill C-13 which was abandoned after Canadians spoke out. The Bill was rammed through the House of Commons and will soon be voted on by the Senate. The Senate prides itself on being a chamber of sober second thought, and if ever a Bill needed a sober rethink it’s this one. It would be reckless and irresponsible for Parliament to pass C-13 in its current form, especially as it could cost Canadian taxpayers millions to defend in the courts. Privacy is a fundamental right in any healthy democracy. By spying on us and collecting our private information in giant databases, the government is doing huge damage to Canadian democracy. Get involved. Fight at openmedia.ca .