Sean of PolSpy links to an article from last week that claims 72 per cent of Canadians support having video cameras installed in all public places, presumably a response to potential terrorist attacks. The results are based on a poll by The Strategic Counsel, a "dedicated team of market-research professionals" that have worked on other governmental friendly studies like "Helping a television network understand the landscape of Canadian women", "Conducting in-depth audience research for a leading North American center for the performing arts" and "Launching a new public-policy initiative".
While there isn't a strong civil libertarian tradition in this country, "Canadians have always had a sense of fair play and the right thing," Allan Gregg, chairman of The Strategic Counsel, told CTV.ca on Wednesday.So law-abiding citizens, I guess you won't mind if the statists install cameras in your home next year - after all, if you aren't doing anything illegal, how could you possibly object?
If a housewife has the corners of her cupboards clean, and last night's dishes washed, there is no great trouble in the letting police "look through" any more than prospective buyers or inspectors from the gas company.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, August 17, 2005