Conservative Leader Says Data Request Violates Canadians’ Privacy

Conservative Leader Says Data Request Violates Canadians’ Privacy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to uphold privacy rights after the privacy commissioner said he is investigating the request of Statistics Canada for the private banking data from 500,000 Canadians.

Scheer emphasized that it does not matter what the PM wants to do with the data, the only concern is that he does not have the right to take it.

PM Trudeau responded that they are working with the head of StatsCan to ensure that privacy is protected, and accused Conservatives of being guided by ideology and not science and criticized them for firing the chief science adviser and eliminating the long form census.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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