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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Information breach by PM Harper's staff.

The Conservative government has exposed the faces of special forces soldiers in "promotional" videos posted to show the Prime Minister overseas with people that risk their life for the nation. Except they revealed their faces that makes them at risk in the mission and on the streets of any Middle Eastern country where they might have relaxed.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/pmo-apologizes-for-showing-elite-soldiers-faces-in-promotional-videos-1.2358990

PM Harper or his staff have committed an offense under the Security of Information Act, an offense that can be proven, by revealing the identities of secret soldiers and that for any other civil servant would result in a prosecution and punishment. This is not a joke nor a minor error. They have been in power long enough that ignorance is not an excuse. Someone needs to be punished for this. They desverve a fine and and up to 14 years in jail.



Extracts from  http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/O-5/


Wrongful communication, etc., of information
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence under this Act who, having in his possession or control any secret official code word, password, sketch, plan, model, article, note, document or information that relates to or is used in a prohibited place or anything in a prohibited place, or that has been made or obtained in contravention of this Act, or that has been entrusted in confidence to him by any person holding office under Her Majesty, or that he has obtained or to which he has had access while subject to the Code of Service Discipline within the meaning of the National Defence Act or owing to his position as a person who holds or has held office under Her Majesty, or as a person who holds or has held a contract made on behalf of Her Majesty, or a contract the performance of which in whole or in part is carried out in a prohibited place, or as a person who is or has been employed under a person who holds or has held such an office or contract,


“special operational information” means information that the Government of Canada is taking measures to safeguard that reveals, or from which may be inferred,

(b) the nature or content of plans of the Government of Canada for military operations in respect of a potential, imminent or present armed conflict;


Punishment
 Unless this Act provides otherwise, a person who commits an offence under this Act is guilty of
  • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years; or
  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 12 months or to a fine of not more than $2,000, or to both.