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Bill C-51: The Cons Turn the Committee Hearings Into a Star Chamber

Montreal Simon - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:32

Well as could have been predicted, the committee hearings into Stephen Harper's totalitarian Bill C-51 are turning into a sinister spectacle.

With a little bit of Orwell, and a little bit of Kafka.

The Kafka part being that although the bill would give the security forces massive powers to invade our privacy, on a scale never seen before. 

The Cons don't think the committee needs to hear from Canada's Privacy Commissioner, 
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Cpl. Stuart Langridge and the Horror of Harper's Army

Montreal Simon - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:46

The other night I wrote about the tragic story of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, who killed himself seven years ago after serving his country honourably in Bosnia and Afghanistan.

And I described how the military didn't accept that he was suffering from PTSD, treated him like a criminal, and didn't let his family read the suicide note he addressed to them until more than a year after he died.

Well today his family finally got to read a heavily redacted secret military report, and it couldn't be more shocking.
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