Home Page News Opinion Foreign Policy Politics Policy Legislation Lobbying Hill Life & People Hill Climbers Heard On The Hill Calendar Archives Classifieds
Hill Times Events Inside Ottawa Directory Hill Times Store Hill Times Careers The Wire Report The Lobby Monitor Parliament Now
Subscribe Free Trial Reuse & Permissions Advertising FAQ
Log In

MacKay says feds’ Online Crime Act to help justice system combat cyber-bullying

I am writing in response to a letter to the editor published on Nov. 24, 2014, “Federal government’s online spying Bill C-13 wrong, says reader.”
This letter is factually incorrect and falsely portrays the true impact of Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.
Bill C-13, is an informed, measured response that requires judicial oversight. It will help our justice system combat cyber-bullying, which has tragically contributed to the death and suffering of many young victims and caused the agony of many others in Canada. C-13 will modernize our laws by providing police with the necessary means to fight crime in today’s high-tech environment with the judicial checks and balances needed to protect Canadians’ privacy.
Currently before Parliament, this bill is being scrutinized and examined transparently and rigorously in detail, as is normal practice. Our government supports this bill and is confident that it is constitutional and will further protect Canadians from despicable cyber crime that threatens vulnerable people.
Bill C-13 is strongly supported by our security forces and many others, including the director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, who says “Bill C-13 will assist in stopping the misuse of technology and help numerous young people impacted and devastated by this type of victimization.”
Our government, security forces, and judges are acting in complete accordance with the law and in the interest of enhanced security for all Canadians.
The world is a much more complex and dangerous place for today’s youth. Technology opens up a world of opportunity but also a world of potential harm. Terrorism, child pornography, luring, and internet fraud are the type of insidious crime bill C-13 seeks to prevent. Our government continues its commitment to keeping our families and all Canadians safe. This bill will help ensure that.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay
Ottawa, Ont.

Sponsored Content

Supporting a Digital Public Sector

By Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division - Canada

Politics This Morning

Get the latest news from The Hill Times

Politics This Morning


Your email has been added. An email has been sent to your address, please click the link inside of it to confirm your subscription.

Lambropoulos’ comments could be used against Grits in next election, say Liberal insiders, pollsters, and MPs

News|By Abbas Rana
Quebecers are more upset with Liberal MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos’ comments about decline of French in Quebec than they were with the WE Charity scandal, says one Quebec Liberal insider.

Race to replace MP Kent as Thornhill’s Conservative on the ballot a chance to ‘bring Conservatives back into the fold’, sign of ‘generational shift’, say early candidates

News|By Mike Lapointe
Two names have emerged stating their intentions of running for the party’s nomination in the riding so far, including long-time Conservative staffer Melissa Lantsman as well as Progressive Conservative MPP Gila Martow.

MPs, experts paying close attention to housing supply after very strong year of sales, despite COVID-19

News
During a banner year for home sales in Canada despite the economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, both MPs and experts are watching the country's housing supply carefully in the months and years to come.

Aerospace sector looks to government for help as pandemic grounds once high-flying industry

The aerospace industry is a big contributor to GDP and employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Many of Canada's biggest competitors in the space, like France, have doled out billions in sector specific relief.

Feds need to flex creative muscles in pandemic messaging, say experts

News|By Beatrice Paez
The feds’ television ad campaigns featuring Dr. Theresa Tam don't sufficiently leverage the power of the medium, says Professor Alex Marland.

Ottawa projects three million Canadians could be vaccinated by March 2021

News|By Beatrice Paez
Though Canada no longer has the manufacturing ability to scale up production, the two most promising vaccines are produced using a new technology called mRNA, which is not widely available. 

MPs press Bibeau to give trade compensation timeline, details to struggling farmers

‘It’s caused a great deal of stress,’ and agriculture producers want an answer on compensation before 2020 closes, says Conservative MP Richard Lehoux.

NDP’s spring convention offers chance to pit party’s vision against governing Liberals’, say members

News|By Beatrice Paez
For New Democrats, conventions often generate 'vigorous and energetic' debate on 'emerging policy' issues among the party faithful, says former NDP MP Libby Davies. 

DND says budget for Surface Combatants remains unchanged; PBO report expected in late February

News|By Neil Moss
In 2019, the PBO projected the cost of 15 CSC frigates to be nearly $70-billion. The defence department says the ships are still projected to cost between $56- and $60-billion.
Your group subscription includes premium access to Politics This Morning briefing.