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    Stockwell Day Hears About IP in U.S. Visit

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    Wednesday April 29, 2009
    Days ahead of the release of the USTR Special 301 report that will undoubtedly criticize Canada over its intellectual property laws, Trade Minister Stockwell Day met in Washington with the head of the USTR, Ron Kirk.  A USTR release on the meeting confirms that IP issues was one of the key issues discussed.
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    The Lawful Access Workaround

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    Thursday October 25, 2007
    With Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day now on record stating that the Conservatives will not introduce lawful access legislation that includes mandatory disclosure of customer name and address information without court oversight, we are likely to see law enforcement respond in two ways. One possibility is to promote the creation a new, specialized warrant that lowers the evidentiary bar - in other words, maintain some oversight, but make it easier to obtain the information. 

    The other possibility was on display in yesterday's National Post, which included a lengthy article suggesting that changing one word in PIPEDA would do the trick. The change would make mandatory the current exemption that permits, though does not require, organizations to disclose information without consent in a law enforcement investigation.  While the article conjures up images of "files are sent around the world, copied, downloaded and erased in seconds," there has never been any credible evidence put forward to indicate that the current PIPEDA standard has proved to be an impediment to law enforcement investigations.  Moreover, the government's recent response to the PIPEDA hearings provided the opening to make that case, but law enforcement declined to do so.
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    Stockwell Speaks

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    Thursday September 20, 2007
    Search Engine, CBC's excellent new show on the Internet and technology, focused this week [MP3 podcast] on recent lawful access controversy.  I appear in the first part of the show, but more important is the response from Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day.  Leaving aside the Minister's inaccurate claims that the consultation was been "wide open" and the suggestion that perhaps the consultation was old Liberal wording, it is good to hear him again confirm that the government will not introduce legislation compelling the disclosure of CNA information without a court order.  According to the Public Safety Minister:

    "We are not, in any way, shape or form, wanting extra powers to police to pursue items without a warrant.  That is not what our purported legislation is going to be doing.  That is previous Liberal legislation and that's not the path we're walking down at all."

    This is both a clear confirmation of the government's position and a good indicator that it smartly intends to use this to score political points by emphasizing the Liberals' support for disclosure without court oversight.
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    Edmonton Journal on a Better Day

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    Monday September 17, 2007
    The Edmonton Journal ran a masthead editorial on the weekend supporting Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day's about-face on lawful access
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