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Cyberbullying law ruled void in Nova Scotia

Thursday, January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

Rehtaeh Parsons’ death in 2013 shocked people across the country, most particularly in Nova Scotia where after being sexually assaulted and belittled on the web, the 17-year-old attempted suicide in the bathroom of her family home and later died.

Within weeks and before a provincial election, Nova Scotia’s then-NDP government introduced the Cyber-safety Act, passed unanimously in the legislature.

It allowed an alleged victim of cyberbullying to request a protection order from a justice of the peace that could result in the confiscation of the accused’s...