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Gov’t agencies, public safety groups oppose widespread use of cell jammers

News | 07/24/2001 4:00 am EDT

Allowing restaurants, movie theatres and other public places to use cell phone jammers could result in ‘dead air zones’ which jeopardize public safety, environmental and emergency response groups warn in letters to Industry Canada. Responding to the government’s call for comments on whether to legalize the sale and use of these devices in Canada (RoW, March 19/01, Gazette Notice DGTP-002-01), public safety groups, federal agencies and provincial governments stress that the status quo is the safest course of action.

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