The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has installed equipment designed to record video and audio in Canadian airports (and possibly other ports of entry). This initiative appears to be based on the 2009 amendment to the Customs Act which allows for the creation of "Customs Controlled Areas" (CCA) to "combat organized crime and internal conspiracies". However, a CCA is only defined as an area where border services officers (BSOs) have the authority to examine goods and to question and search people. So is the bit about audio and video recording just an expensive effort to deter miscreant activity or is it a failure to respect the privacy rights of travelers that will only result in lengthy court challenges and a general distrust of Ottawa's future initiatives?
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