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Annual Conference in Vancouver, November 6 & 7, 2020.

For members and invited guests only, join us at the Pan Pacific Hotel for an interesting and informative programme.

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Ayangma v The Saltwire Network Inc 2020 PECA 1
The PECA upholds the decision of a motions judge dismissing the claim of defamation.


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v Ferrier 2019 ONCA 1025
The ONCA allows the appeal from the Divisional Court's judgment and sets aside its order dismissing the application for...


Lyncaster v Metro Vancouver Kink Society 2019 BCSC 2207
In this BCSC decision, the court dismissed an application under the PPPA (Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019,...


Hobbs v Warner 2019 BCSC 2196
The BCSC dismissed this defamation action under the PPPA (Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019, c.3)

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Subway must pay CBC $500K for failed defamation lawsuit over chicken
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/subway-defamation-chicken-1.5480512

Statement on the Arrest of Documentary Filmmaker Melissa Cox by Yint’ah Film https://link.medium.com/216kADtuo4

Privacy commissioners launch investigation into facial recognition technology tested by Toronto police, other GTA forces https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/02/20/privacy-commissioners-launch-investigation-into-facial-recognition-technology-tested-by-toronto-police-other-gta-forces.html via @torontostar

The future of local newspapers just got bleaker. Here’s why we can’t let them die. - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/the-future-of-local-newspapers-just-got-bleaker-heres-why-we-cant-let-them-die/2020/02/14/a7089d16-4f39-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html

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