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N.L. tort for non-consensual online sharing of intimate images would give power to victims, lawyers say
Allison Conway
Newfoundland lawyer Allison Conway of Budden and Associates in St. John’s said a tort would give victims greater opportunity for recourse.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

With advancing technology, the ever-expanding realm of social media and the seemingly infinite world of cyberspace, the time has come to give victims of “revenge porn” the ability to sue, say lawyers of the possible new law for Newfoundland and Labrador. ... [read more]

Alberta to provide duty counsel services at bail hearings Kathleen Ganley

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 2:26 PM

The Alberta government is introducing duty counsel at first appearance bail hearings in an attempt to reduce court backlogs, with a prominent defence lawyer saying many in the criminal justice system have been “clamouring” for these services. ... [read more]

B.C. changing securities law to allow self-regulators to enforce orders in court Cristie Ford, UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

The government of British Columbia is moving to strengthen its securities law to allow self-regulators to pursue fraudsters in court, but a legal expert is saying the changes are not likely to increase the amount of fines that are collected. ... [read more]