Oh, man, the irony:
Today Canadian Public Safety Minister, Peter Van Loan, introduced legislation which will allow police to access personal information about the sender or receiver of any electronic message without a warrant.
Apparently, when the Stephen Harper Party of Canada campaigned on a platform of "transparency," they weren't talking for themselves. They could have made that a bit more obvious.
P.S. It should be fun to see how Canada's Blogging Cementheads spin this one. In particular, I'd dearly like to know what Wingnut Welfare Wonder Boy Stephen Taylor thinks of it. I'm sure his tenure over at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy has taught him all kinds of nifty things about, well, democracy. I'm sure he will be very eloquent in his defense of this legislation.
I'm sure I will get another blog post out of it. The word "douchebag" is likely to feature prominently.