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Petition to stop the mass collection of Canadians’ private communications data by the government foreign intelligence spy agency CSEC.

Posted on September 18, 2014 | No Comments

The following petition is very important to me because I believe that there needs to be more oversight and transparency over the collection of Canadians’ private communications data by CSEC. That is why I also introduced my Private Member’s Bill C-622 the CSEC Accountability and Transparency Act. The more signatures I can get on petitions, the more I get to raise the issue on the floor of the House of Commons in Ottawa.

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:

THAT Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) fulfills a critical function in our country: collecting and analyzing foreign communications to identify threats and protect our physical and cyber security;

THAT Canadians need to know that they are secure from foreign and domestic threats, and that their privacy rights are protected;

THAT the law governing CSEC in the aftermath of 9/11 has not been updated, while advances in technology have expanded their surveillance activities to include broad and secretive powers including overseas spy operations against friendly countries, as well as domestic surveillance, by collecting the meta-data of Canadians’ internet and phone activity, without adequate oversight;

THAT recent Supreme Court decision affirms the rights of Canadians to privacy with regard to internet activity are protected by the Charter of Rights;

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, call on the Government of Canada to update the laws governing CSEC in order to protect personal meta-data, require a federal court order to authorize necessary collection of Canadians’ data, be transparent about data sharing with other agencies, and implement proper oversight that is accountable to the public.

Petition to stop the mass collection of Canadians’ private communications data by the government foreign intelligence spy agency CSEC

If you would prefer to submit this petition in hard copy, please download the petition. Once you have compiled at least 25 signatures, please mail it my Ottawa office:

Office of Joyce Murray
Room 450, Confederation Building
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

No postage is required to send mail to your MP.

I would be proud to present your petitions in the House of Commons.

– Joyce

Joyce Murray questions the Minister of Defence on the lack of mental health services for Canadian Forces Members

Posted on September 18, 2014 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, this year, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrates its 100th anniversary.

I was honoured to attend the maple tree planting ceremony this morning at Rideau Hall to recognize this significant milestone.

The Princess Pats, as it is affectionately know, has a long history serving Canada. It was formed here in Ontario in August, 1914, and was renowned for holding the line at Passchendaele at great personal cost.

Following the First World War, the Patricia’s were formed into a permanent force regiment and are now based in western Canada at Shilo, Manitoba and Edmonton, Alberta.

The Princess Pats’ brave men and women have served with distinction in both World Wars, the Korean War and in Afghanistan, and were a critical part of NATO’s Canadian Brigade Group in Europe. They made Canadians proud serving as UN peacekeepers throughout the world.

It is truly an honour to mark this very special occasion.

Please join me as we congratulate the Princess Pats.

MP Joyce Murray questions Government on suicides in the Canadian Forces

Posted on September 16, 2014 | No Comments

Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of National Defence should just stop pretending that his budget cuts are not contributing to the tragedy […]

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MP Joyce Murray Speaking in the House — Emergency Debate on Iraq

Posted on September 16, 2014 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in this emergency debate. I appreciate the comments of my colleague from Westmount—Ville-Marie who is knowledgeable on the issue […]

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MP Breakfast September 26: Can public broadcasting survive in Canada?

Posted on September 9, 2014 | No Comments

Please join MP Joyce Murray on Friday September 26, for our next MP Breakfast Connections with guest speaker President & CEO of Knowledge Network, Rudy Buttignol: […]

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Meeting with Canadians about the privacy of their internet activity

Posted on August 22, 2014 | No Comments

(Vancouver, BC) Joyce Murray, MP Vancouver Quadra hosted Scott Andrews the MP for Avalon, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Liberal Party Critic for Privacy for an […]

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Roundtable on immigration hears about Canada’s broken immigration system

Posted on August 21, 2014 | No Comments

(Vancouver, BC) Joyce Murray, MP for Vancouver Quadra and Hon. Judy Sgro MP for York West and former Minister of Immigration met with representatives from business, […]

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Our Open Letter to the Minister of National Defence

Posted on August 14, 2014

Please see below, a letter from myself, Liberal Critic for National Defence and Wayne Easter, Liberal Critic for Public Safety. August 6, 2014 Hon. Robert Nicholson, […]

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Special Summer August 22 MP Breakfast with guest speaker Hon. Judy Sgro

Posted on August 13, 2014

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