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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Investigates Prime Minister's List of Jewish Canadians

The federal privacy commissioner has launched a "preliminary inquiry" following several complaints that Prime Minister Stephen Harper compiled a mailing list of Jewish Canadians. The investigation follows reports that a number of households received unsolicited Rosh Hashanah greetings from Harper last month. Some of the recipients complained to news media that they had no idea how they came to be on a mailing list based on their religious affiliation.

Privacy commissioner probes PM's list, The Canadian Press, October 11, 2007.