A new Anonymous video posted March 1 references a 2008 Xtra story about Public Safety Minister Vic Toews in which Winnipeg writer Kaj Hasselriis describes seeing Toews at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
In the story Hasselriis reveals information about Toews’ adultery and divorce — both of which have more recently been discussed in relation to Bill C-30 and what is being called the VikiLeaks attack.
The story also cites a Winnipeg Free Press report about a vacancy on Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench, which Toews had allegedly been vetted for by the prime minister’s office, despite Stephen Harper’s knowledge of Toews’ adultery.
“The Treasury Board President’s formerly squeaky-clean image as an upright, Christian family man is now in tatters,” wrote Hasselriis in 2008. “Many people would say that’s nobody’s business, except for one thing: the way the Conservatives are allegedly trying to deal with the sticky situation of having an adulterer in their ranks.”
The Anonymous video, called “Sex, Lies and Judicial Appointments Part II” uses a computer-generated woman’s voice and states the group will soon reveal more information about Toews.
“Our allegiance lies with the Canadian people,” it states. “Fellow Canadians, our own government is attempting to intimidate its citizens into not engaging in legal forms of protest.”
An Angus Reid poll found that 53 percent of Canadians think Bill C-30 is too intrusive, while just 27 percent think it is necessary to fight online criminal activity.
Xtra is following this story.