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Canadians aren't apathetic, we're just sick of the political status quo

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"Canadians don't care about politics."

Every time some smug, entitled pundit spews out that hollow retort, I cringe.

In my experience, most Canadians do care about politics. They care about social justice, equality, freedom, tolerance -- these are all political goods that are important to every Canadian with whom I've ever had a serious conversation. What we've grown weary of is not so much the politics surrounding justice, self-determination, and good governance, but that same old partisan rhetoric.

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NSA North: Why Canadians should be demanding answers about online spying

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"We are living in an age of surveillance," concludes Professor Neil Richards, privacy law and civil liberties expert at Washington University. "There's much more watching and much more monitoring, and I think we have a series of important choices to make as a society -- about how much watching we want."

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