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Statistics Canada to collect banking info of 500,000 Canadians

Statistics Canada to collect banking info of 500,000 Canadians

Trudeau defends Statistics Canada move to collect banking info of 500,000 Canadians

Source: Global News
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending a decision by Statistics Canada to compel banks and financial institutions to release the personal transaction data of 500,000 people without their consent.

Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen grilled Trudeau during question period Monday following a report by Global News that revealed Statistics Canada is asking the country’s nine largest banks for the transaction data of 500,000 randomly chosen Canadians, including everything from bill payments to cash withdrawals from ATMs to credit card payments and even account balances.

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