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e-1924 (Privacy and data protection)

Initiated by Colleen Fenton from Owen Sound, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Government of Canada has broken the laws that cover our right to Privacy (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), by authorizing Statistics Canada to collect the personal financial and banking information and history from Canadian Banks and Credit Bureaus for 500,000 citizens and residents;
  • The Government has no right to our private financial information and this act is both illegal and immoral; and
  • The Government of Canada and Statistics Canada do not have the right to this information without our signed authorization per the Privacy Act.
We, the undersigned, Taxpayers of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to cease and desist collection of information of Canadian Citizens’ private financial affairs, and demand that the Government of Canada put an immediate end to Statistics Canada compelling Canadian financial institutions and credit bureaus from transferring any financial information from any taxpayer (detailed or otherwise) to Statistics Canada.
Government response tabled on May 27, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-243-01)
Open for signature
November 2, 2018, at 8:25 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 2, 2019, at 8:25 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Larry Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
April 9, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03340)
Government response tabled
May 27, 2019
Photo - Larry Miller
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Conservative Caucus
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