Bill C-11, the copyright reform bill, passed third reading at the Senate and received royal assent today. The bill is now S.C. 2012, c.20. The reforms do not take effect yet, however. The bill must go through an order-in-council process with a series of new regulations first, a process that […]
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On May 11, 2004, the Government launched Canada’s Task Force on Spam. I was honoured to participate on the Task Force, which unanimously recommended anti-spam legislation its report issued on May 17, 2005. Yesterday – 2038 days after the release of the report – Bill C-28, the anti-spam bill, received […]
Minutes before the Senate shut down for the summer on Friday, both the movie piracy bill (C-59) and the Olympic marks bill (C-47) received royal assent and are now part of the law of the land.
Bill C-37, the do-not-call bill, is now law in Canada. Much to seemingly everyone' s surprise, the Senate put the bill on the fast track last week and granted it the necessary approvals. Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache gave it royal assent late on Friday, minutes before the Senate adjourned. […]