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We are also tracking legislation of interest or concern on our [[Legislation Watch]] page.
 
 
 
== Federal Legislation ==
 
== Federal Legislation ==
 
 
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| date=February 11, 2011
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| date=April 11, 2017
| title=CRTC Regulations
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| title=Bill S-231
| description=Ad IDEM joined over 2000 other concerned parties who have made submissions to the CTRC regarding proposed amendments to its regulations. The proposed changes affect: the prohibition on broadcasting false or misleading news; the prohibition on broadcasting programming that contains obscene or profane language; and the submission of information by licensees to the CRTC.
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| description=Bill S-231 amends the ''Canada Evidence Act'' to protect the confidentiality of journalistic sources. It will allow journalists to refuse disclosure for information or documents that identify or are likely to identify a journalistic source. After being adopted by the Senate the bill now heads to the House of Commons, where it must be adopted before becoming law.}}
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{{Document
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| date=March 22, 2004
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| title=Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, Bill C-25
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| description=The "new" federal government introduced Whistleblower legislation for first reading. While it may give some comfort to whistleblowers blowing the whistle within the government, it gives precious little comfort when they take their whistling outside, where Canadians are more likely to hear it.
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{{Document
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| date=December 18, 2001
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| title=Anti-Terrorism Bill C-36
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| description=Making Canada safe from terrorism, and ensuring that nothing, not even rights, will get in the way. The Bill is now law, and the submissions of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and Open Government Canada, among others remain on record.
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== Provincial Legislation ==
 
== Provincial Legislation ==
{{Document
 
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| title=Ontario Bill 83 Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013
 
| description= An Act to amend the Courts of Justice Act, the Libel and Slander Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act in order to protect expression on matters of public interest.}}
 
  
{{Document
 
| date=January 5, 2011
 
| title=Ontario Anti-SLAPP Report
 
| description=The Ontario government has received a report recommending the adoption of Anti-SLAPP legislation. The government is waiting for public response before taking further action. Interested parties should read the report.
 
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{{Document
 
| date=December 6, 2010
 
| title=Nova Scotia Personal Health Information Act
 
| description=Ad IDEM made submissions today to the Law Amendment Committee of the NS legislature concerning  problems with its current version of a proposed health information act. Most alarmingly it potentially make it a crime for a journalist to make inquiries at a hospital about an patient.
 
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{{Document
 
| date=February 6, 2002
 
| title=Ontario seeks comments on new draft Privacy legislation
 
| description=A new Privacy of Personal Information Act has been drafted by the Ontario government. It aims to "establish clear principle-based privacy rules across Ontario and ... govern how the private, not-for-profit and health care sectors collect, use and disclose personal information". Comments are sought by March 8, 2002.
 
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{{Document
 
| date=October 11 , 2001
 
| title=Ethics and Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2001
 
| description=Greater openness in government? Keep dreaming...
 
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== International Legislation ==
 
== International Legislation ==
 
{{Document
 
| date=April 26, 2013
 
| title=UK Defamation Act 2013
 
| description=The Defamation Act has completed all of its Parliamentary stages and received Royal Assent. The Act is expected to be brought into force later in 2013.For a precis of the relevant provisions of the Act, and to see a copy of the Act, click on the title.
 
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{{Document
 
| date=May 10, 2012
 
| title=Revised Draft Defamation Act 2012
 
| description=After recommendations from the Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill (the Mahwhinney Committee), the revised draft of the Act now contains a defence in s. 5 for website operators with respect to user generated content.
 
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{{Document
 
| date=May 31, 2011
 
| title=U.K. Defamation Act
 
| description=Ad IDEM provided submissions on the draft Defamation Bill. The draft Defamation Bill is of considerable interest to Ad IDEM, as Canadian and English defamation law is similar and developments in England are of interest to Canadian courts. However, Canada has gone in its own direction on some of the issues raised in the Bill, which may be of interest to the Joint Committee.
 
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{{Document
 
| date=November 14, 2001
 
| title=Cookies, anyone?
 
| description=Cookies can't be placed on someone's machine without his or her consent, at least according to the European Union.
 
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Federal Legislation

Bill S-231 (April 11, 2017)
Bill S-231 amends the Canada Evidence Act to protect the confidentiality of journalistic sources. It will allow journalists to refuse disclosure for information or documents that identify or are likely to identify a journalistic source. After being adopted by the Senate the bill now heads to the House of Commons, where it must be adopted before becoming law.


Provincial Legislation

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