This week on Spark, we're taking a close look at lawful access -- controversial new proposed legislation. To be clear, the legislation hasn't been made public. But based on previously introduced bills (C-50, C-51, and C-52), it's expected that lawful access would give police new electronic surveillance and interception powers. We're talking about police being able to track your online behaviour, email, and text messages. In some cases, they could track these things without a warrant. That, as you can imagine, is highly controversial.
To find out why police feel they need updated powers, Nora talked to two guests: Tom Stamatakis, president of the Canadian Police Association, and Murray Stooke, Deputy Chief of the Calgary Police Service and Former Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police's Law Ammendments Committee.You can hear the full, uncut interviews below, or download the MP3. [runs 25:51]
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