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Wikileaks: Canada shares 10 million health records with US Homeland Security

Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry

WikiLeaks: Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities

By Sarah Bridge
CBC News

More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Lois Kamenitz, 65, of Toronto contacted the office last fall, after U.S. customs officials at Pearson International Airport prevented her from boarding a flight to Los Angeles on the basis of her suicide attempt four years earlier.

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