Letter: the feds should stay away from our bank accounts

The editor:

Just when I think Justin Trudeau-inspired policies can’t get any worse, I learn that the Liberals are sticking their noses into the bank accounts of Canadian citizens.

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Not only will they have account balances and debts owed, they will have the activity report of every cheque written and debit transactions tagged with your social insurance number. While I don’t have anything to hide, this is an absolute invasion of my privacy and it’s none of their business.

Anil Arora, chief statistician of Canada, claims the reason they’re doing this is to gather data regarding household income, dual/single incomes, single parents, etc., to initiate government programs. This begs the question – why did I fill out a census form?

Also, how can I be assured that this info will be secure?  Stats Canada lost a box of completed forms after the last census – they claim it was only one box of many. How big was the box? Was my completed form in it?

Mr. Arora also said that this invasion of bank accounts is what Canadians want. Well, I don’t want it and I’m sure you don’t either.

What I do want is a government that gets pipelines built so we have access to tide water. What I also want is a government that has the ability to negotiate international trade so agriculture producers can market their commodities without tariffs and penalties.

The only thing Trudeau has accomplished is the legalization of marijuana. Wow – he must be proud.


Doreen Eagles


Editor’s note: Eagles is the former Saskatchewan Party MLA for the Estevan constituency.

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