Cellphones

CBSA to Start Tracking Number of Cellphone Searches

According to a new report from CBC News, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will start tracking the number of cellphones its officers search at the border. After the first six months of collecting data, the agency will release its first glimpse at the frequency of those searches. In a statement, vice-president of the agency's programs...

Cellphones Debuted in Canada 30 Years Ago on July 1, 1985

Exactly 30 years ago on July 1, 1985, a call was made between Art Eggleton and Jean Drapeau, the mayors of Toronto and Montreal at that time, which marked the debut of cellphones in Canada (via The Star). Canada's first cellphone customer Victor Surerus recalls that he paid $2,700 for his first cellphone 30 years ago to help run his...

Ontario Court Declares Holding Cellphone While Driving As Illegal

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has declared that it’s illegal to have a cellphone in hand while driving, even if it’s not transmitting and no matter how briefly it’s in a driver’s hand, according to The Globe And Mail. The court also convicted two people on Friday under the Highway Traffic Act, for violating the ban on...

Police: Cellphones Kill More Drivers In Canada Than Does Alcohol

With the exception of Nunavut, every province and territory in Canada now has a ban on the use of cellphones while driving, and there's a very good reason for that. If you ask Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Dave Woodford about this, he will tell you that car accidents in which drivers were distracted by using a handheld...