Attorney General David Lametti says he will review changes in federal law to allow postal inspectors to open suspicious letters. The Canada Post Corporation Act states inspectors may only open larger packages suspected of carrying contraband.

“It is important not only to law enforcement but also important to the protection of human rights and rights to privacy under the Charter,” said Lametti. “It is a little trickier than a package so it needs more time.”

Testifying at the Senate legal and constitutional affairs committee, Lametti said current regulations that prohibit inspection of letters up to 30 grams would have to be rewritten. “I am open to looking at it,” he said.

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