32%
Yes
68%
No
13%
Yes
66%
No
13%
Yes, but only by court order
2%
No, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications
3%
Yes, but only for those with criminal backgrounds
2%
Yes, this is necessary to combat terrorism

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Other Popular Answers

Unique answers from Canada users whose views extended beyond the provided choices.

 @9LTNCX4from Ontario answered…3wks3W

No, unless the person is a registered offender or someone else that must be kept tabs on for safety reasons.

 @9L2P5YGfrom Ontario answered…2mos2MO

Depends. If the person is under government radar for illegal activities, then yes. But if the person is off radar or reformed and is completely fine, even with criminal background, then should be occasionally monitored but not strictly.

 @9JC6BKVfrom Ontario answered…4mos4MO

Yes, and all communications for any elected official should be public record before ANY private citizens are subjected to monitoring excepted by court order.

 @9GNXSP7from Ontario answered…7mos7MO

No, only in cases where a warrant is needed and deemed necessary for extreme crime and terrorist activities.

 @9F98QSTfrom British Columbia answered…8mos8MO

 @9F5KMPVfrom Alberta answered…8mos8MO

No, this is a severe violation of privacy. Emails, messages and phone calls should be private. Privacy is a fundamental right and it is not the government's business what Canadians are talking about on call, email or messages. National security is an excuse the government shouldn't be allowed to monitor it's citizens regardless.