Paul Calandra calls Glenn Greenwald a porn spy

The PM’s parliamentary secretary defends a Canadian spy agency

The Prime Minister’s parliamentary secretary, Paul Calandra, rose in the House before Question Period to bemoan the CBC’s journalistic integrity. Last night, the public broadcaster revealed top-secret documents that alleged a Canadian spy agency used airport WiFi to track Canadian travellers’ wireless activity. Communications Security Establishment Canada isn’t supposed to monitor innocent Canadians.

Glenn Greenwald, an American journalist who lives in Brazil, collaborated with the CBC on its report. Greenwald retains copies of a trove of U.S. intelligence docs leaked by infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the journalist is working with the CBC—as a freelancer—to report stories relevant to a Canadian audience.

None of this impresses Calandra, who condemned the news report, questioned the CBC’s judgment, and mocked Greenwald’s past association with a porn company. He reacted in much the same way the first time the CBC published Greenwald’s work.

Calandra’s money line: “Why is furthering porn spy Glenn Greenwald’s agenda and lining his Brazilian bank account more important than maintaining the public broadcaster’s journalistic integrity?”

Hey, look at the bright side, CBC. He could have called you the state broadcaster.




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Paul Calandra calls Glenn Greenwald a porn spy

  1. “The document indicates the passenger tracking operation was a trial run of a powerful new software program CSEC was developing with help from its U.S. counterpart, the National Security Agency.”

    wiki -

    The United Kingdom – United States of America Agreement is a multilateral agreement for cooperation in signals intelligence between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The alliance of intelligence operations is also known as Five Eyes.

    Emerging from an informal agreement related to the 1941 Atlantic Charter, the secret treaty was renewed with the passage of the 1943 BRUSA Agreement, before being officially enacted on 5 March 1946 by the United Kingdom and the United States. Due to its status as a secret treaty, its existence was not known to the Prime Minister of Australia until 1973, and it was not disclosed to the public until 2005.

    Currently, the global surveillance disclosure by Edward Snowden has shown that the intelligence-sharing activities between the First World allies of the Cold War are rapidly shifting into the digital realm of the World Wide Web

  2. Hint….if you live in Brazil, there is nothing odd….much less evil…about having a ‘Brazilian bank account’, Paul. Millions of Brazilians do.

    • We can hope he’s spending some of it on pizza …

  3. Has there ever been a group of people more obsessed with porn than those in the CPC?

    • I’d say sex in general….anything to do with sex, no matter how far-fetched the connection.

    • No.

    • CPC comes straight out of Handmaid’s Tale.

  4. Some people prefer to line their bank accounts by bilking their mothers.

      • Yah, your butt got tossed out of office, but out of the kindness of your heart, you did not seek employment to stay home and care for your ailing mother…whilst milking her assets, as compensation for your compassion…

        I think Calandra’s sister is very perceptive and a good judge of character.

      • Wow, Looks like Toronto has a new mayoral candidate.

    • Calandra’s gonna be boffo in “Throw Mama From The Train II”

      • Paul Calandra just epitomizes what is wrong with some Canadian voters. How did this guy get elected? Anytime I see this guy on TV answering questions, I feel embarrassed for him, his party and most sadly for his Family. I can”t imagine what people might be saying to them regarding this guy. If this is the best we can do in Politics, then we are seriously in bigger trouble than we thought.

  5. I wish Paul Calandra was as harmless as he is morbidly entertaining.

  6. why did the govt of Canada institute an anti-bullying initiative if it intended to be the worst offenders?

    • Obviously looking to eliminate the competition.

  7. The act of flinging poo really does say more about the flinger than the target.

  8. Don’t go after the message go after the messenger.
    This government is in denial because it was caught doing illegal acts. What I like about the way Greenwald operates is that he has more information but only gives some out. Then he waits until whoever takes the bait comes out with more lies. Then he exposes them further. Kind of like fishing for politicians except they all seem to take the bait.

  9. I am sure the fine agency was simply emulating what nefarious scoundrels could very well do to the unsuspecting public. The story should state if the public can stop this by turning off location tracking on the phones. I think the answer is obvious.

    I suppose you’d prefer criminals to successfully track thousands of Canucks, commit many crimes of theft and fraud, and then read about the police investigation.

  10. Thank you, comrade Calandra. Your check from Dick Cheney is in your mailbox.

  11. Vote this piece of GARBAGE OUT!!!! Vote Harper out while you are at it.

    Canada is NOT America — well hopefully not.

    Are we going down the same road where we are Facebook obsessed gaming junkies who spend their free time in the Mall?

    Who sit by idly as our government strips our freedoms away?

    Who buy into the obvious lies that the government needs to spy on us – to stop the ‘terrorists’

    How does this clown stay in office??????

  12. From wikipedia: “Prior to entering politics, Calandra was an insurance broker”

    That would explain everything….

  13. We never get the truth from this government, especially these arrogant hyperpartisan nut cases like Calandra and Poilivere. This coming from a man who swindled his own ailing mother. One sick puppy.

  14. Porn Spy? Paul Calandra… defamatory nutter, failed insurance broker and mother abuser? What did I miss?

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