Hi Kim, did you hear the big news about Stingray surveillance in Canada?

Recently, the RCMP was finally forced to admit – for the first time ever – that they’ve been spying on Canadian cellphones.1

The reason for this sudden u-turn was shocking: an investigation revealed that politicians themselves were possible victims of spying, after Stingray surveillance devices were discovered around Parliament Hill.2

It means that politicians’ sensitive information and personal intimate moments may have been compromised simply by walking through the streets using their phones. And because the RCMP has, until now, refused to divulge anything about their own use of these devices, it’s a threat that every single Canadian faces every day.3

Over 50,000 people have already demanded an end to warrantless cell phone spying. Will you join them?

The pressure from this has already forced them to come clean about something the government has been hiding for years. Now we have a real chance to demand accountability and transparency, right when they’re clearly making decisions based on public pressure.

That’s also why we’re turning up the heat in a major way. We’re about to place a series of huge bus stop ads right around Parliament Hill – here’s a sneak preview!

We’re making the most of this high-stakes time by putting our message right in front of the faces of decision-makers, making sure they can’t ignore us. But it doesn’t stop there. The more of us are a part of this call, the more weight our voice has as we continue to push hard to end this outrageous privacy violation.

So please, if you haven’t had a chance yet, add your voice today!

Thanks so much,

Victoria with OpenMedia

P.S. We’re still a little behind our target to get our ad out to as many Parliament Hill locations as we were hoping. Can you chip in a few dollars to help get the message right in front of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s eyes?

Footnotes
[1] RCMP reveals use of secretive cellphone surveillance technology for the first time: CBC News
[2] RCMP, CSIS launch investigations into phone spying on Parliament Hill after CBC story: CBC News
[3] What the heck is a Stingray? (And what does it have to do with my privacy?): OpenMedia

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