Privacy Commissioner rules Ottawa violated Cindy Blackstock's Privacy
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 |
Cindy Blackstock (photo from CBC Doc Zone site)
Canada's Privacy Commissioner says the federal government violated First Nations activist Cindy Blackstock's privacy by monitoring her Facebook page. Ms. Blackstock says this is just one of many tactics Ottawa has used to stymie her complaint about alleged discrimination against First Nations children.
Surveillance of her Facebook and other social media accounts began after Ms. Blackstock spearheaded the complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. She argued that federal funding for child welfare in First Nations communities is 22% lower than it is for provinces.
Click 'Listen' to hear Cindy Blackstock explain why she feels Ottawa is throwing roadblocks in the path of the tribunal.