Canadians have been raising a loud national call for every MP to stand against costly and invasive online spying. Thanks to the pro-Internet community, the video at http://openmedia.ca/stand 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 through our online tool. We have a real opportunity right now to tip the scales in favour of our online rights.
We need to act quickly. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, far from backing down, is pushing for a renewed multi-faceted scheme to erode Canadians’ online privacy rights: Toews has also quietly 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
We have momentum now, with over sixty MPs—nearly two-thirds of opposition MPs—on our side. Let’s seize this crucial moment and turn up the heat on the government.
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. 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
P.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.
 CBC News: Online surveillance bill opponents continue campaign
 Huffington Post: Canadians’ Online Habits Could Soon Be Available To U.S. Government Without Warrant, Critics Say