Canadian Electronic Surveillance Reports

Over the past several years I’ve undertaken research exploring how, how often, and for what reasons governments in Canada have accessed telecommunications data. As one facet of this line of research I worked with Dr. Adam Molnar and Benjamin Ballard to understand the regularity at which policing agencies across Canada have sought, and obtained, warrants to lawfully engage in real-time electronic surveillance. Such data is particularly important given the regularity at which law enforcement agencies call for new powers; how effective are historical methods of capturing communications data? How useful are the statistics which are tabled by governments?

Note: Last updated with available report on December 13, 2022.

  1. Alberta
  2. British Columbia
  3. Government of Canada
  4. Manitoba
  5. New Brunswick
  6. Newfoundland and Labrador
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. Ontario
  9. Quebec
  10. Saskatchewan


British Columbia

Government of Canada


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia