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Vic Toews targeted in second Anonymous smear campaign

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Hacker group Anonymous – known for its numerous attacks on government websites and document leaks – launched another salvo in its battle against public safety minister Vic Toews, alleging that he appointed to the Manitoba judges' bench a woman with whom he was having an extra-marital affair at the time.

Toews condemned as a smear the group's earlier exposure of his former mistress (and Conservative political staffer), Stacey Meek, and a separate affair with his children's babysitter, as alleged by publicly available divorce affidavits from his first wife. The minister has faced widespread public outrage for his Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act(Bill C-30), which critics accuse of expanding warrantless police and state surveillance powers over citizens.

The latest accusations, revealed over two videos today on Youtube (Video 1, 2), allege that Toews – in his short time as federal Justice Minister – was committing adultery with Catherine Everett, who he then appointed a family court judge in Manitoba. The group cites several “named and anonymous sources” for the allegations – who Anonymous claimed were employees “close to” either Toews or Everett.

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