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When reviewing our Act , they wanted to give us very broad powers and had basically cut and paste stuff from another Act. It was pleasing that all of us frontline regulatory staff objected to the scope of the powers they wanted to give us as we felt they were excessive to our needs. There are people in government that are quite willing and happy to impose stuff on others and then others who are to lazy to carefully craft legislation and will erode the rights of citizenship via cut and paste regulations. Governments are like toddlers and require constant supervision to prevent them from doing something naughty.Outrageous cases are easy. Creative application of laws in order to advance political or even merely personal goals is the threat. People are weak. The only safeguard is to write down things as "Government shall not do X, ever, ever, ever, and we really mean it."