Post Tagged with: "new brunswick"

New Brunswick To Implement Province-Wide Broadband Initiative

The Province of New Brunswick has announced plans to provide province-wide broadband connectivity within the next 18 months.

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January 4, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

New Brunswick Bans Facebook During School Hours

The CBC reports that the New Brunswick Department of Education has banned the use of Facebook by teachers and students during school hours.

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November 24, 2008 3 comments Must Reads

NB Politician Files Human Rights Complaint Over Lack of Broadband Access

The Daily Gleaner reports that Jack Carr, a Conservative candidate in a New Brunswick by-election, has filed a human rights complaint over the lack of high-speed Internet access in rural parts of the province.  The complaint names the provincial government, Aliant, and Rogers.

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October 20, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

New Brunswick Court Weighs In On Bloggers

I'm late to this case (NY Times and Slaw have covered it), but a New Brunswick court has recognized blogging as an occupation in a case involving an arrest for obstructing a police officer.  The decision, R. v. LeBlanc, involved an arrest for obstructing a police officer.  The person charged is a well-known blogger who was covering a political demonstration for his blog.  The judge acquitted the man, concluding that there was reasonable doubt that there was willful obstruction.

More interesting are the judge's comments regarding blogging.  In particular, the judge notes that that the blogger was "simply plying his trade, photographing a demonstration for inclusion in his blog when he was arrested."  He goes on to state that:

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December 6, 2006 1 comment News