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Experts warn ArriveCAN app could be violating constitutionally protected rights – National
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Experts warn ArriveCAN app could be violating constitutionally protected rights – National

A recent glitch in the controversial ArriveCAN app that sent fully vaccinated travellers erroneous messages saying they needed to quarantine affected more than 10,000 people, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The extent of the glitch, which was revealed in a statement sent to Global News by the CBSA, represents 0.7 per cent of the typical number of cross-border travellers each week.Global News has also learned it took the government 12 days to notify travellers of the error. Read more: Federal privacy commissioner investigating controversial ArriveCAN app This is troubling to some data and privacy experts who say the app may be violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects the right to move freely. Story continues ...
Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario
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Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario

Canada has reported 890 monkeypox cases as of Aug. 3, with Ontario reporting the most cases, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on Wednesday. Ontario reported 423 cases. There are 373 cases reported in Quebec, 78 in British Columbia, 13 in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan and one in Yukon.Monkeypox is a viral infectious disease related to smallpox, according to PHAC. The agency is working with provinces, territories and international partners to actively monitor the situation in Canada. Read more: Monkeypox cases rise to 423: Public Health Ontario Most people who are infected with monkeypox could recover on their own after a few weeks, but in some circumstances, people can become very sick and die, PHAC states on its website. Story continues ...