From the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario:
Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, commends the efforts of Edward Snowden to preserve civil liberties and encourages Canadians to follow suit by insisting upon greater transparency and accountability from our federal government and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
“Edward Snowden’s brave sacrifices have revealed that we all face significant dangers associated with unchecked state power,” said Dr. Cavoukian. “Our silence is unacceptable as we are now vulnerable to both indiscriminate data collection and warrantless surveillance. The federal government needs to respond by ensuring that CSEC’s surveillance powers are transparent and accountable so that our right to privacy remains protected. We can, and indeed, must have both privacy and security!”