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The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 2:51 PM | By Matthew Grace

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Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week.

Access to Justice: When life gives you lemons
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin delivered this address to the annual Summit of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, May 12, 2021.

‘Unprecedented’ Bill C-10 raises freedom of expression, net neutrality concerns: legal scholars
Despite assurances that a bill aimed at updating Canada’s broadcasting regulations to cover the Internet passes constitutional muster, legal scholars are raising concerns about the effect on freedom of expression and net neutrality after MPs voted to modify some of its language on user-generated content.

B.C. seeking public input in developing provincial response to ‘revenge porn’
B.C.’s government is reaching out to the public in its attempts to develop a civil response to the scourge of non-consensual distribution of intimate images (NCDII) online, which is commonly known as “revenge porn” and has led to incidents both serious and tragic.

Canada’s privacy commissioners issue joint statement on COVID-19 vaccine passports
Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners are urging governments, health authorities and businesses across the country to fully comply with applicable privacy laws if they develop and implement controversial COVID-19 vaccine passports.

Minister says N.W.T. justice system faring well during pandemic, despite challenges
Like sheltering from an icy, arctic blast, the Northwest Territories’ justice system is weathering the COVID-19 pandemic better than some of its southern counterparts, but has been far from unscathed, says its justice minister.

Matthew Grace is the Managing Editor of The Lawyer’s Daily.