Group objects to Canada sharing wiretap info with U.S.

Canada violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms when it shared wiretaps about an alleged ecstasy trafficker with the U.S. government, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association is claiming.

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Privacy watchdog coalition slams surveillance

The “largest-ever pro-privacy coalition in Canadian history” launched in B.C. Thursday, amidst revelations the country’s electronic spy agency hacked into Brazil’s federal mining department and shared the intelligence with national energy interests.

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Creating Safer Sex Work: Can a new policing policy improve relations between police and survival sex workers?

Standing alone under the bleak overpass by the Alexander Street railway tracks, DJ Joe holds up a small white card as a train rumbles by beyond a fence. A white car slides slowly by, and Joe clutches her arms for warmth from the chilly air. Her foldable, two-sided card would fit easily into the long-time sex worker advocate’s pocket or wallet. Thousands will be handed out to survival sex workers on the street and at support centres around the Downtown Eastside.

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