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Friday, February 17, 2012

Whose "information freedom" is Stephen Harper interested in?

Whose "information freedom" is Stephen Harper interested in?

February 15, 2012

In 2001, as president of the National Citizen’s Coalition, Stephen Harper wrote a fundraising letter about Paul Bryan who was being sued by Elections Canada for posting early voting results.

In that letter, Stephen Harper said:

“The jackasses at Elections Canada are out of control.... What was Paul’s crime? He simply posted news on his personal website. And no, it wasn’t part of a criminal conspiracy, or luring children toward violent pornography. It was actually something government officials seem to believe is a lot more dangerous – information. In fact, this is the first attempt by our government to control the Internet and press charges – just for the sake of controlling information. The implications are very ominous, very scary.”

The Conservatives said they wanted to change Ottawa, instead Ottawa changed them.

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