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Letter to Supporters: Who’s on your side?

Thanks to you, over sixty MPs have said they will stand with Canadians against Vic Toews’ online spying plan. Find out which through the Pro-Privacy MP tool we created for you at http://openmedia.ca/WithCanada. By sharing the video at http://openmedia.ca/stand and taking action, you raised a loud national call for every MP to stand with Canada against costly and invasive online spying. Thanks to you and the rest of the pro-Internet community, the video went viral and got national news coverage from CBC,1 among others. The response so far has exceeded our expectations: Over sixty MPs have signed up as Pro-Privacy politicians. You can see exactly which MPs are on your side, and which are not, using our new pro-privacy MP display tool here: http://openmedia.ca/WithCanada Vic Toews, far from backing down, is pushing for a renewed multi-faceted scheme to erode Canadians’ online privacy rights: Toews has been working on a deal with the U.S. known as “Perimeter Security”, which could lead to the U.S. government having access to your private data.2 Additionally, the Federal Budget for this year includes a plan to cut funding to the watchdog responsible for overseeing Canada's spy agency, CSIS.3

All in all, Toews’ actions could lead Canada to become a large, recklessly-governed surveillance society.

But we have momentum now, with nearly two-thirds of opposition MPs on our side. You got us this far, now take a moment to get your friends, family, co-workers—everyone you know—to speak out about the costly scheme to collect your private online information at any time, without a warrant.

Share the MP display tool:

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Or simply forward this email.

Show your contacts which MPs are on our side here: http://openmedia.ca/WithCanada
And share the action here: http://openmedia.ca/stand

Thank you for all that you do to safeguard the open, affordable, surveillance-free Internet.


Steve and Lindsey, on behalf of your OpenMedia.ca team

P.S. We were only able to build this online Pro-Privacy MP tool for you because people from across the country chipped in to make it happen. Please help our small team continue to do this kind of work by making a contribution today.


[1] CBC News:
Online surveillance bill opponents continue campaign
[2] Huffington Post:
Canadians' Online Habits Could Soon Be Available To U.S. Government Without Warrant, Critics Say
[3] See CBC News:
CSIS watchdog to be cut in budget

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