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Keep calm and get consent: Canadian Anti-Spam Law takes effect this week

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation may have sparked panic among some businesses, but the reality is cause for celebration, not concern.

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Industry Minister James Moore, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, is the minister responsible.

The federal government’s consumer-oriented approach has taken a hit in recent months due to privacy legislation that is distinctly consumer-unfriendly, yet one of its most notable pro-consumer, pro-privacy policies takes effect this week. Canada’s new anti-spam legislation may have sparked panic among some businesses, but the reality is cause for celebration, not concern.

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Keep calm and get consent: Canadian Anti-Spam Law takes effect this week

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation may have sparked panic among some businesses, but the reality is cause for celebration, not concern.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Industry Minister James Moore, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, is the minister responsible.

The federal government’s consumer-oriented approach has taken a hit in recent months due to privacy legislation that is distinctly consumer-unfriendly, yet one of its most notable pro-consumer, pro-privacy policies takes effect this week. Canada’s new anti-spam legislation may have sparked panic among some businesses, but the reality is cause for celebration, not concern.

  
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Monday, May 4, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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