from the aforementioned Q/A... waiting for those fevered MLW gun registry advocates to chime in on this thread and rally the charge!
Q: Does the government seem somewhat inconsistent on its crime and privacy policies?
A: If by inconsistent you mean supporting the creation of widespread surveillance capabilities, removing foundational privacy principles requiring court oversight, and claiming the need to support police investigations, while:
- killing the long gun registry over the objections of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
- planning to delete the data from the long gun registry on privacy grounds (Toews: "to maintain the registry and the information is a complete violation of law and the principles of privacy that all of us in the House respect")
- scrapping the mandatory long-form census on privacy grounds
then, yes, they seem somewhat inconsistent.