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House committee backs stricter border device search rules

A parliamentary ethics committee is recommending the government enact into law policies that limit the ability of Canadian and United States border officials to intrusively search electronic devices without reasonable grounds. “The Committee argues that the Customs Act should be updated to recognize that...


Big Three launch $60, 10 GB plans in Freedom territory

Following the launch of a 10 GB wireless plan for $50 by Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile this fall, Canada’s biggest telecoms have introduced similarly priced plans in Freedom’s operating territory. BCE Inc.’s main brand launched the 10 GB for $60 offer Friday for customers bringing...

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