Blogging Tory and Boy Detective Steve Janke seems a bit miffed with recent developments:
Inspections of private homes to commence
The Ontario government will begin entering homes looking for evidence of laws being broken.
In order to ease the people of this province into this new reality, the process will be done in phases.
First, only elderly gun owners will be expected to submit to a search.
After that? Who knows? Once we've established that public safety trumps individual rights, it won't be too hard to extend this principle to anything that the government deems dangerous or risky. Or for that matter, to anything that runs counter to the public interest.
As a police spokesperson said, any steps should be welcome by the public.
And here I was only welcoming constitutionally legal steps.
Forgive me, but wasn't it the Right who have, for the last several years, been contemptuously dismissive of issues of privacy? You know, when it came to warrantless wiretapping, they were all, "Hey, if you're not doing anything wrong, you shouldn't have anything to hide, right?" That was them, wasn't it? Now, suddenly, they're all, "But that's not constitutionally legal!"
When the fuck did that happen?