A Canadian leader is supposed to stand up for the Canadian People. Instead – as always – Justin Trudeau stood up for government power.
With Canadians getting more and more outraged over Stats Canada trying to take our personal banking information without our permission, Justin Trudeau has decided to stand with the dishonest and unaccountable bureaucracy, instead of standing with the Canadian People.
As reported by Global News, when Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen pushed back against the creepy Stats Canada move, Justin Trudeau refused to defend Canadians:
“With a long history of government privacy breaches, Canadians are rightly worried,” Bergen said. “Why are the Liberals collecting the personal data of Canadians without telling them?”
Trudeau said his government would ensure that all personal information would be protected and the anonymized data will be used for statistical purposes only.
“High quality and timely data are critical to ensuring that government programs remain relevant and effective for Canadians,” the prime minister said.
Bergen called on Trudeau to “immediately assure Canadians that this intrusion into their lives will be stopped.”
But instead of standing up for the privacy of Canadians, Trudeau attacked the Conservatives:
“It was the Conservative government who chose to stop the long-form census,” Trudeau shot back. “What that led to was more policy based on ideology and less policy based on evidence like we are doing now. Their attacks on data and information continue.”
Unprecedented invasion of the privacy of Canadian Citizens
Stats Canada’s effort to steal our banking info is a disgusting and disgraceful invasion of the privacy of the Canadian People. A real leader would have immediately shut down Stats Canada’s efforts to take our info, and would have fired whoever authorized the privacy breach.
But Trudeau isn’t a real leader.
Instead, he stood up for a ruthless bureaucracy trying to control Canadians and take our info. As always, Trudeau shows that expanding his power and the power of the government is all that matters to him.
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