Steven Staples on privacy violation of immigrant by Gatineau officials

“The intention of the [values guide] was to inform new Canadians that we live in a democracy,” said Steven Staples, president of the Rideau Institute (video), “But I think they should be handing out copies to the bureaucrats at city hall because I think they think we live in a country like Iran, to be doing this kind of thing.”

A Moroccan immigrant living in Gatineau, Que., was mistakenly included in an email chain that revealed city officials investigated him after he made a complaint about a new values guide.

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