D'Arcy Norman from Calgary, Canada, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2011_ballot.jpg

D'Arcy Norman from Calgary, Canada, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2011_ballot.jpg


The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 166: Colin Bennett on How the Government Is the Using the Budget Implementation Act to Weaken the Privacy Rules for Political Parties

For the second consecutive year, the government is using the Budget Implementation Act to quietly pass concerning legislation with minimal oversight or public attention. Last year, the BIA was used to extend the term of copyright in order to comply with the USMCA. This year, it is privacy that is at issue, with provisions related to political parties. Why would the government squeeze in privacy rules on political parties in Bill C-47? 

Colin Bennett, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria and a leading privacy expert, has the answer. He’s been focused on Canada’s inadequate privacy rules governing political parties for a decade and is now sounding the alarm on the bill, noting that the provisions appear to be an effort to sideline a case in British Columbia that would apply tougher provincial privacy rules to Canada’s national political parties. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to explain.

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House of Commons, May 1, 2023


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