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Question of the Week (Class 4): Should there be “should’s” in S. 3 of the Broadcasting Act?

As you may have already noticed S.3 of the Broadcasting Act (S.C. 1991, c. 11) is bit different from most other statutory provisions you might have come across. It is rather full of the word “should”. This is in stark contrast to most statutory drafting norms and, interestingly for our purposes, quite different in style if not […]

B.C. Minister Promises Review of Alert System After Patchwork of Tsunami Warnings

The B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth says the province will be reviewing its alert system, following a tsunami warning to areas of B.C.’s coast. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, 278 kilometres southeast of Kodiak at a depth of about 10 kilometres. Environment Canada has initially issued a tsunami […]

News of the Week; January 17, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Rogers employees say managers turn a blind eye so call centre workers can lie and cheat customers: ‘We do not believe the concerns raised represent our values or sales practices,’ Rogers says Judge Sweet: Fox News’s Statement that It Took “Decisive Action” After Assault Allegation Does Not Disparage the Unnamed […]