Statistics Canada, the government agency which conducts the nation's census, has ordered banks and other financial institutions to give it personal transaction data for 500,000 people without their consent. The agency says it needs the data, including everything from account balances to ATM cash withdrawals, to create reports on the nation's spending habits and consumer trends. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises the data will be anonymized and no one's privacy will be breached.
"No reasonable officer would engage in such recklessness," complains dissenting judge.
The political extremism of Donald Trump, democratic socialists, and others is a great argument for reducing the size and scope of politics in everyday life.
In short, it's using the power of the state to punish his enemies and make the world the way he wants it to be.
A handful of dumb tweets do not a story make.
Landlords are suing to overturn state rental regulations that limit how much they can charge tenants and who they can rent to.