July 17, 2017
Access to PAL's on CPIC (Canadian Police Information Centre) violates citizen's privacy rights. Supposedly, this is for public safety, but this is dangerously false. It is standard policy for the police to check CPIC to see if anyone holds a PAL when they go out on a call. This is wrong headed. PAL holders are not more likely to be violent than other Canadians.
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