December 10, 2015
Crouch v Snell 2015 NSSC 340
Former business partners became entangled in internet exchanges that amounted to cyber-bulling based on the definition of the conduct as set out in the Cyber-safety Act.
Giles Crouch applied for a protection order under s.5(1) of the Cyber-safety Act, S.N.S. 2013, c. 2. The protection order was granted by a Justice of the Peace and served on the respondent, Robert (Bruce) Snell and was forwarded to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for review.
A review of the impugned conduct in light of the Charter resulted in the protection order being declared a nullity after the legislation was deemed unconstitutional for infringing s.2(b) and s. 7 of the Charter.