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Court rules NEXUS cards can’t be cancelled for minor rules infractions

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A recent Federal Court decision could make it more difficult for Canadian government officials to cancel someone’s NEXUS trusted-traveler card for a minor infraction.

Federal Court Justice John Norris ruled late last month that revoking a Montreal man’s membership in the NEXUS trusted traveler program for neglecting to declare some of the cash he was carrying was unreasonable. Norris set aside the decision to cancel the card and ordered that the matter be “remitted for reconsideration by a different decision maker.”

Lawyer Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, who pleaded the case, said the ruling means it now takes more than a minor error for someone to lose a NEXUS card and the travel privileges that come with it.

“That’s going to be critical because people make mistakes,” said Todgham Cherniak, a lawyer with the Toronto law firm LexSage. “People make minor mistakes at the border. They didn’t intend to make a mistake and they shouldn’t have their NEXUS cards taken away.”

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) does not plan to appeal the Federal Court decision.

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Source: CBC News

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