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Stoddart Questions Increased Cameras on Parliament Hill


October 12, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is questioning a plan to install 134 surveillance cameras on Parliament Hill, adding to the 50 that are currently there, reports The Globe and Mail. The RCMP and House of Commons proposal would install the cameras as part of a government security overhaul. Stoddart’s report notes that a “deliberate decision” was made not to notify the public of the surveillance with signs. In an interview, Stoddart said, “Any of these massive surveillance programs are a real infringement on citizens’ rights and have not necessarily proven their worth.”
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