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The federal government lost 505 BlackBerrys and other mobile devices, 152 computers, and a “public transit token” curiously valued at $153 in 2017-18, newly released public accounts figures show. A total of 461 government-owned Blackberry and other mobile devices were reported accidentally lost by government workers in the 2017-18 fiscal year. Another 44 phones were reported stolen. Mobile devices are among the pieces of government property most likely to be found on the list of stolen, lost, vandalized,

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Doppler radar, $10 garage-opener remote, 505 phones: feds lose $18-million of property in 2017-18

By Jolson Lim      

Among items lost or stolen are a $5,683 boat motor, a $170 sleeping bag, and 472 keys, badges, identity cards, and electronic security and access items.

The Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council, pictured in 2011, is the central hub for the federal government and its public service. More than $18-million were lost to thefts, vandalism, accidental losses, damages and destruction. The Hill Times file photograph
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