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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Chilliwack plan to require ID for hydroponics purchases on hold 

The City Council for Chilliwack, in British Columbia's lower mainland, has put a controversial bylaw on hold, pending a review from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC. The bylaw, if passed, would require stores to demand photo ID from purchasers of hydroponic equipment. In addition, the purchaser's personal information would be entered into a database with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Not surprisingly, some have voiced concerns with the initiative. Check out: : Hydroponics bylaw on hold in Chilliwack.

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City of Chilliwack - Notices - City Government:

Public Notice is given that City Council intends to adopt 'Hydroponics and Drug Paraphernalia Bylaw 2006, No. 3223' to regular Hydroponics Equipment and Drug Paraphernalia Dealsers. A Public Information Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2006.

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