Sunday, May 5, 2019
Canada Border Services confiscate lawyer's phone and laptop after he refuses to give up passwords
The Georgia Straight is reporting that "CBC News has reported that a Toronto business lawyer's phone and laptop were seized by Canada Border Services Agency officers after he refused to tell them passwords. The lawyer, former Green party candidate Nick Wright, told CBC that he feels that searching phones without a warrant a "a breach of our constitutional rights". Section 8 of the charter states that everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure."
He is absolutely correct. If he was entering the US they would have said the Canadian Charter of Rights doesn't apply. They would also have said since he was a Canadian he is not protected by the US Constitution. That is what their courts have upheld and it is disgusting. This happening in Canada is obscene. He is a Canadian on Canadian soil. The Charter of Rights applies.