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R v Wright 2020 ONSC 7049
At issue here was the interplay between s. 645(5) and s. 648(1) of the CCC in respect of publication...


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Attorney General) v L.A. 2020 NSCA 75
A criminal ban does not preclude a common law ban, but must be considered as part of the Dagenais/Mentuck...


British Columbia (Attorney General) v BridgeMark Financial Corp 2020 BCSC 1704
BC court refused a request to seal documents in a civil proceeding relating to a securities dispute, finding insufficient...


R v Verrilli 2020 NSCA 64
A NSCA case that confirms the Dagenais/Mentuck principles and the Crown burden to justify continuation of a sealing...

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Top ten highlights of the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Digital Charter Implementation Act: https://blog.privacylawyer.ca/2020/11/10-ways-canadas-consumer-privacy.html

My side-by-side comparison chart for the CPPA portion of #BillC11 and #PIPEDA is now available here for those who are interested: https://dataverse.scholarsportal.info/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.5683/SP2/ZVXFHY @uOttawaTechLaw @elliemarshall @f_mb @privacylawyer

The livestream from the NSCA is underway. Chief Justice Michael Wood & Justices David Farrar & Cindy Bourgeois are presiding (& physically distanced on the Bench). Counsel are in person & the intervenors are participating via Skype from MB. Watch online at https://www.courts.ns.ca/Webcasts/webcasts_live.htm

The NS Court of Appeal has updated its Practice Directive for hearings held during the #COVID19 pandemic: https://www.courts.ns.ca/Civil_Procedure_Rules/documents/NSCA_PD_Proceedings_during_COVID19_20_06.pdf Unless otherwise noted, this applies to appeal matters held on or after Nov. 10, 2020 @NS_Justice @NSBS @CBA_NS @NSLegalAid @Advocates_Soc @APTLAssoc

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