Post Tagged with: "c-27"

The Anti-Spam Bill: New Name, Roughly Same Bill

The government today introduced Bill C-28, the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act.  The bill carries a new name from the old Bill C-27 (which was titled the Electronic Commerce Protection Act), but the bill is roughly the same as the bill that passed the House of Commons last year.  […]

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May 25, 2010 4 comments News

The Cost of Proroguing on C-27

The Globe ran a story over the weekend that estimated the cost of proroguing on Bill C-27, the anti-spam bill.  It points to the hours spent debating the bill and the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent working toward its introduction.

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January 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Anti-Spam, Lawful Access To Die With Parliament Prorogation

Reports this morning indicate that the government plans to prorogue Parliament, effectively shutting it down until March. One of the effects of prorogation is that all bills that have not received royal assent die and must be restarted from the beginning when a new Parliament begins.  While the government can […]

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December 30, 2009 16 comments News

ECPA Receives First Reading in the Senate

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act received first reading in the Senate on Monday with plans for second reading tomorrow.  It will then go to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications for review.

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December 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

ECPA (C-27) Passes House of Commons, Moves to Senate

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act, Canada's anti-spam bill (Bill C-27) passed through the House of Commons yesterday as a motion to support sending the bill to the Senate received approval.  The bill received all-party support but will undoubtedly face an intense lobbying campaign at the Senate.  Copyright lobbyists, real estate […]

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December 1, 2009 5 comments News