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As Canadian and foreign companies that do business in Canada continue to struggle with the complexities of Canda’s Anti-Spam Legislation compliance, some organizations are tempted to just reach for their phones instead and do some old-fashioned “cold calling,” believing themselves immune from legal censure.
I’ll start this column by telling you about what has been referred to as “one of NL’s biggest fraud scandals.” The period of 1999 to 2004 represented both the best of times and the worst of times for local Newfoundland and Labrador real estate development company Myles-Legér Ltd., co-owned by brothers William and Randell Clarke.
Unless you are a keen observer of international human rights, you probably don’t know that earlier this month a United Nations expert committee issued its periodic review on Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. By acceding to this and other treaties, our governments accept the obligation to implement the provisions of the treaties and to report every five years on their progress.
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00 Written by Robin MacKay
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00 Written by Stacey Reginald Ball
The federal Liberal government’s stated intention to bring about electoral “reform” without a referendum brings to mind Lord Acton’s famous dictum: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Sadly, notwithstanding the legal profession’s historical role in protecting the rights we enjoy in modern Canada, a very large percentage of lawyers are unaware of this intention. They should be.
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00 Written by Naveen Mehta
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00 Written by Jane Southren