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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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