P.E.I. Medical Marijuana Users Involved In Privacy Complaints

CANADA:  After a privacy breach that affected thousands of people enrolled in the medical marijuana program, including some from P.E.I., a Halifax law firm wants to launch a class-action lawsuit against the federal government.

Canada’s privacy commissioner ruled earlier this week that Health Canada violated privacy rules in 2013 when it mailed out information to more than 40,000 people enrolled in the medical marijuana program.

The mailouts, which explained changes that were coming to the program, revealed the recipients were receiving medical marijuana.

Health Canada says it was an administrative error and it’s put measures in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.