|Subject:||Spying in Canada|
|Date:||Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:00:38 -0500|
|From:||Ryan Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
I am not sure if you’ve had a chance to visit the web site whatthefukushima.wordpress.com, but in case you have not, there is a section on there which details my interactions with you, regarding spying. In this section, I say the following:
Bruce Stanton, MP Simcoe North / Conservative Party
I asked Bruce about spying, both US and Canadian. It took him more than a month and a half to respond. When he did respond, the majority of his message was a regurgitated list of acts that CSEC (Canada’s NSA) apparently follows. He then stated that America is our ally, and that we have strong trade and political relationships. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Bruce is contradicted by John Adams, head of CSEC, from 2005-2012, who states that greater parliamentary involvement is required. He is also contradicted by recent evidence of industrial espionage, in Brazil, performed by Canada. He neglected to address Canada’s involvement in the Five Eyes security network. He did not at all factor in the ongoing, massive news releases regarding the invasive spying performed by the Americans. He didn’t mention how the NSA has spied on United Nations gatherings, nor G20 gatherings. He absolutely ignores the volumes of whistleblower information that seemed to show major misdoings. As further information is released (by Snowden/Greenwald) on Canada’s International and Domestic spying, his comments will look even more ridiculous.
I posted this months ago, and actually felt a little badly. I thought I was maybe a little hard on you. I no longer feel this way, as the breadth and depth of Canadian spying revelations are clearly evidence of major misdoings. It’s on the front page of the globe and mail. It’s all over the place now, undeniable.
My question for you is whether or not you have changed your stance. I am going to be updating that web site in the near future and if you have any new thoughts or perspectives you would like to share, on either Fukushima or spying in Canada, I’d be happy to include anything you might want to say. If I don’t hear from you within a couple of weeks (two weeks) I will assume you are non-responsive, and note that on the web site.