HELLO THAR Cities of Vancouver and Richmond

The log reading doesn’t stop with the RCMP! It seems that Vancouver and Richmond are also known for their blog reading as well. The City of Vancouver appears to have started reading my blog over the last couple of days and was searching for the names of Sgt. Ryan Kenny and Sgt Paul Huston of the RCMP. Now, given that the RCMP can include the notorious Vancouver Police Department, this could just be the request, but it looks as if someone is looking into these two officers for some reason. - - [21/Mar/2011:16:28:50 +0000] “GET /visu/visit.pdf HTTP/1.1” 200 429180 “” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13”

BTW: Thank you City of Vancouver, for supporting the Open Web! I’m certain that the many open source advocates on City Council will be glad to know that you visited my site with Firefox!

A side note, if you look up Sgt. Paul Huston, you can see that he raided a charity that turned out to be a front for the Tamil Tigers</a>, who are listed as a terrorist group in Canada, so it’s clear that Huston was a veteran specialist in investigating terrorist groups when he ended up being assigned to harass various Anarchists, Aboriginal Activists, and various members of the public that made up the NO2010 Victoria group, the Olympic Resistance Network, the Anti-Poverty Committee and “OTHER”.

The City of Richmond, on the other hand, was searching for information about the RCMP Infoweb. Since Richmond has a contract with the RCMP, this is someone who is actually associated with City Hall, and they use IE7 at Richmond City Hall: - - [22/Mar/2011:21:51:44 +0000] “GET /2011/02/rcmp-fail/ HTTP/1.1” 200 7341 “” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)” </em>

It seems that sudden interest in PRIME BC and PRIMECorp has caused this huge surge in activity from the City of Vancouver and Richmond, and I’m glad that they’re just as curious about these files as I am. The difference is that I KNOW that I have a file in PRIME, where most other people don’t.

Since I don’t like leaving a blog post with only 300 words, here’s the latest update on ATIPs:

  • After I got the less redacted list, I decided to file a compliant to get the full number. What sucks is that Normand Sirios of the RCMP called the day I filed the request, making me feel kinda bad, since he was only doing his job, and I don't know if it's his call as to whether or not I'm allowed to know the numbers of the list.</li>
  • As above, Normand Sirios of the RCMP called and notified me about my G20 requests asking for Org Charts, MOUs, etc, and it'll take a couple of months because there's third party contracts and things that they need to get consent for. It makes perfect sense, and I'm fine with waiting for that</li>
  • CBSA called me at 7:30 in the morning yesterday and asked if I really meant everything, I told them that I DID want everything they had on my for the past couple of years, and not just my Traveller Record. They asked if I talked to the RCMP, and I told them that I did.</li>
  • DND called and asked about the info that I requested for the CSEC last Saturday night! The service was prompt, and I had a really good experience talking to this ATIP coordinator. I look forward to getting more info out of the DND, and as far as Government Orgs go, they're not nearly as bad as the RCMP, CSIS or the CSBA!</li>
  • Industry Canada CASHED MY CHEQUE! - It's the first ATIP cheque that I got cashed, and given the timeframes of the RCMP responses vs. Industry Canada and the fact that the RCMP actually sent my ATIP back, it's impressive. I expect the response to that ATIP request to arrive sometime in April.</li> </ul> I know that I promised a blog post about the upcoming election, and I'll get on that right away! I just wanted to make sure that I have seperate thoughts in seperate blog posts if possible.