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Cellphone Ban in New Brunswick

The Canadian Province of New Brunswick has enacted a ban on using cellphones or other hand-held devices while driving. The ban became effective on June 6, 2011, and Canadians and Americans who are unaware of the new law are being ticketed by police.  Although the ban...

Entry Denied for Medical Reasons

The databases being shared by the U.S. and Canadian Customs and Immigration officials contain a vast amount of personal information – including health related issues. A Canadian woman was denied entry to the U.S. because of a suicide attempt years earlier....

Repairing a Car in the U.S.

A Canadian resident had their car seized when Canadian Customs determined that it had been repaired while it was in the U.S.  The owner did not report the $1,072 in repairs and the vehicle was returned after the owner paid the Canadian sales tax on the repairs and...

Laptop Seizures Upheld

The Court of Federal Claims has once again upheld the right of U.S. Customs officials to seize and examine laptop computers without a warrant or even reasonable suspicion.  (Kam-Almaz v. United States on January 7, 2011).  To date, there have been no successful Fourth...