The federal government is allowing Statistics Canada to start searching for the personal bank account information of about half a million Canadians.
Being done in order to keep government services and information relevant, the Prime Minister insists the move is vital and will be secure.
The Opposition Conservatives object, saying it’s ridiculous for Justin Trudeau to think it’s ok for government to have access to all of Canadians’ financial information held by banks and credit agencies.
So, we took our news mic into the community to get your thoughts.
We couldn’t find one person who felt this was ok, with the majority saying it’s none of the government’s business and this is an invasion of privacy.
The first person we spoke to said it was absolutely deplorable they’d want this information, while another added some things should stay private.
A couple of people noted not being comfortable with the internet, and lack of security. Another person then pointed to the Phoenix pay scandal.
It was also noted the government has enough personal information on us, they don’t need this.
One man didn’t want his banking information out there, noting he doesn’t do e-transfers.