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CBA asks Ottawa for 'robust' protections for solicitor-client privilege at U.S. border

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 11:03 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Trudeau government should rewrite two intrusive customs bills that raise the risks at the Canada-U.S. border of abusive strip searches and interrogations of Canadian travellers by U.S. preclearance officials, violations of solicitor-client privilege and unconstitutional searches of cell phones and other electronic devices, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has advised Parliament.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, LexSageIn a Sept. 27 appearance before the Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee, customs lawyer Cyndee Todgham Cherniak of Toronto’s LexSage renewed the CBA’s so-far unheeded requests to Ottawa...