I had the opportunity this morning to speak at the Ontario Bar Association's annual CLE extravaganza on the topic of cross border laptop searches. I was joined by David P Sanders of Williams Mullen in Washington, DC.
For those who may be interested, here is my presentation that was given at the session:
The ultimate conclusion is that Canadian border authorities have similar powers to search your laptop when you cross into Canada.
In case Google Documents isn't being helpful, here it is as a PDF: Border searches - OBA Institute - DFRASER.pdf.