Genetic discrimination bill to begin debate

A Senate bill that proposes to stop genetic discrimination starts debate in the House of Commons next week, after years of resistance from the insurance industry.

Posted:
September 12, 2016
Article source:
Law Times

Federal spies suddenly intercepting 26 times more Canadian phone calls and communications

Interception of Canadians' private communications by the federal electronic spy agency increased 26-fold last year, for reasons authorities won't fully explain.

Posted:
August 25, 2016
Article source:
National Post

Quebec to Ottawa: Consider criminalizing cellphone use while driving

Quebec is asking the federal government to examine the possibility of criminalizing the use of cellphones while driving.

Posted:
August 25, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Password protection a crucial Charter right

The right against self-incrimination cannot be violated, despite police chiefs' legislative request, say the authors of this Toronto Star opinion piece.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 August 2016

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's weekly bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
August 19, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

First prominent case testing Canada's new cyberbullying law begins in Nova Scotia

Bill C-13 doesn't make sexting illegal, says privacy lawyer David Fraser. "It's the nonconsensual part. It's if the boyfriend receives a picture of the girlfriend and then forwards it to his buddies."

Posted:
August 18, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Federal Government Invites Input in Consultation on Cyber Security

The Government of Canada is reviewing its measures to protect critical infrastructure and Canadians from cyber threats. Follow the link to learn about the cyber security environment in Canada and to provide your input.

Posted:
August 18, 2016
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

Leering, groping, exposing: OC Transpo reporting tool reveals bad bus behaviour

OC Transpo "did not believe this was an issue," says Julie Lalonde, founder of Ottawa's chapter of the women's anti-violence group Hollaback, which fought for the launch of the reporting tool.

Posted:
August 17, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Police chiefs want means to get passwords

Canada's police chiefs want a new law that would force people to hand over their electronic passwords with a judge's consent.

Posted:
August 17, 2016
Article source:
yorkregion.com

Postal banking is worth a look to help the working poor

About 15 per cent of Canadians do not have a bank account. They are easy prey for payday lenders that charge 300 per cent interest rates, continuing the cycle of debt for people.

Posted:
August 16, 2016
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator