Intrusive Electricity-Use Law Challenged

     VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) – A City of Coquitlam ordinance unconstitutionally allows warrantless searches of private homes that use a lot of electricity, on mere suspicion that the residents are using the power to grow marijuana, according to a class action in B.C. Supreme Court. Plaintiffs also claim the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority has no right to report such electricity consumption to the Mounties.

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