Auditor general singles out Cape Breton housing for doing 'Google checks' on applicants

Justice advocates say using internet for criminal record checks on housing applicants is inappropriate, unfair

CBC NewsTom Ayers

Justice advocates say the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority was placing another hurdle in front of people already facing barriers by denying public housing to applicants after searching the internet looking for criminal records.

In a report to the provincial government on Tuesday, Nova Scotia Auditor General Kim Adair said oversight and governance of publicly owned housing is severely lacking. In one section, Adair mentioned that the island authority was doing inappropriate "Google checks" to…

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Auditor general singles out Cape Breton housing for doing 'Google checks' on applicants

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CBC NewsTom Ayers, Posted: Jun 23, 2022 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: 10 minutes ago
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