I find myself wondering if the Harper Regime's snooping legislation is projection of, for instance, Vic Toews own experiences of having his deposits of marital dishonesty aired to the world. It doesn't seem to have hurt him in the long-run, but it no doubt made life a little uncomfortable.
It takes a sick turn of mind to think that sort embarrassing awkwardness makes a useful political weapon to destroy not political opponents, but citizens who might oppose the policies and practices of the Harper regime.
Recall that a minister of the Harper regime saw fit to interrogate a Canadian imprisoned in a foreign dungeon rather than help him. Recall also that mistreated veterans' personal and confidential medical information made its way into the hands of ministers and party operatives.
Like Dave says.