Canadian police monitored phones of at least 7 journalists: media

The number of Canadian journalists known to have had their phone records monitored by the police grew to seven on Wednesday following the latest confirmation that authorities tracked reporters’ calls. La Presse journalist Patrick Lagace said on Monday that he had learned the police in Quebec province were collecting data from his telephone calls during the first months of this year, adding his name to five other known journalists and a seventh whose identity remains unknown. The public broadcaster also said the police had confirmed the monitoring of three of its own journalists’ phones, including that of star morning-show host Alain Gravel.

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