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CRA, law enforcement’s collection of fingerprints raises questions

Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 8:45 AM | By Tom Venetis

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been working with law enforcement agencies to upload fingerprints to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database of those charged with or convicted of tax evasion.

While Canadians may question if the CRA can ask for law enforcement to fingerprint a person who is charged or convicted of tax evasion, the reality is that the CRA is within its rights to do so.

“Tax evasion is a criminal offence,” said Vern Krishna, professor of law at the University of Ottawa...