Canadian Lawful Access Bill & US NSA domestic spying

Michael reports that a new "lawful access" bill is about to be introduced that is intended to give authorities easier access to private communications.  Also see Cory Doctorow's take on it .  The privacy commissioner and CAIP (Canadian Association of Internet Providers) are not enamoured of the idea either.   At the same time, the EFF reports about a New York times article about the "National Security Agency's systemic and significant "overcollection" — that is, illegal interception — of Americans' domestic communications".

Perhaps requiring a warrant for the interception of communications is not such a bad thing?