Hi! The Caracal Kid
last time i checked, canada still had not made downloading music illegal and the canadian governments were not using the fear of terrorism to strip people of their supposed rights
The downloading of music is not illegal as yet, but the battle is still with the courts. The real fight is between the ISP's and the music industry. The music industry wants the ISP's to supply the personal information of people downloading tunes and stuff.
When our Anti-Terrorism legislation was introduced and passed in parliament .... the government spent alot of time frightening us into it. Since the U.S. is fighting a war and requires the constant support of taxpayers to pay for the war, they talk of terrorism all the time. But, make no mistake .... our anti-terrorism laws are just as encompassing as the Patriot Act. No difference really.
They used the scare of the Hells Angels to build a special courthouse in Quebec and used the indians out west to scare everyone into building special courthouses there.
I could go on and on, but I don't wanna bore yuh.
The anti-gang laws, the anti-hate laws and the anti-terrorism laws are all wrapped into what we may as well call "martial law".
The governments of communities, provinces and the country are using any excuse to increase a police presence within our everyday lives.
The Federal government has just signed on to an additional 250 RCMP under the pretense of gun violence investigations. The damn Mounties couldn't even stop the drug trade and that comes across our boders by the bale .... a gun is much smaller then a bale of dope or a kilo of heroine.
Huge increases in police hirings are gonna take place across the country. Every civil servant able to carry a gun will be given the right to. Whether it is border patrol, public transit patrol or street patrols. Where feasible, they are gonna militarize the civil service employees at every level of government.