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Opinion: Bill C-30 Is Dead in the Water

PRIVACY LAW

October 12, 2012

In an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail, John Ibbitson discusses Bill C-30, which once drew widespread opposition from federal and provincial privacy commissioners and some members of Parliament. In a May column this year, Ibbitson called the bill, which would have required ISPs to hand over identifying information about users, “dead in the water.” Now Ibbitson says the bill is “not just dead in the water—it’s at the bottom of the sea.” The bill was to be referred to a parliamentary committee, but Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan says when he inquires about the bill, he gets the same answer back, “which is a non-answer.”
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