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Nova Scotia to revise flawed cyberbullying law

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Nova Scotia’s minister of justice has made it clear that new cyberbullying legislation will be introduced this spring. What is much less clear — the nature, breadth and depth of that legislation.

Last December, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia found the provincial government’s ground-breaking legislation, the Cyber-safety Act, was unconstitutional. “The government lost quite soundly,” said David Fraser, a privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper in Halifax and co-counsel representing the respondent in the court challenge to the cyberbullying act.

Two fundamental flaws were identified in...