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Privacy commish ‘surprised’ by political ‘chill’ comments

News | 11/01/2018 4:28 pm EDT
Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien appears before the Senate committee on national security and defence on Dec. 4, 2017./ Hill Times photo by Andrew Meade.

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy commissioner said Thursday that comments made by a Liberal party counsel suggesting the country’s private sector privacy laws would deter volunteers from engaging in the political process surprised him, considering his office currently doesn’t have enforcement powers under the law to administer penalties.

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