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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation survives court appeal 

Media | 06/05/2020 5:03 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the constitutionality of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, commonly known as CASL.  In a decision released Friday, the court dismissed an appeal that sought to challenge the constitutionality of the anti-spam legislation. The appeal, brought by a company doing business as CompuFinder, argued that the legislation -- and a $200,000 administrative fine it received from the CRTC under the law in 2017 after sending out hundreds of unsolicited marketing emails -- violated several sections of the Charter.  Writing for the court, Justice Marc Nadon ruled that CASL did not violate several sections of the Charter, as alleged by CompuFinder. Specifically, CompuFinder had argued that the fine they were handed by the CRTC constituted a penalty without the...

Smartphone penetration at 80% among anglophones: MTM

Media | 05/09/2017 5:42 pm EDT

The number of anglophone Canadians who have smartphones climbed up to 80 per cent in the fall of 2016 from 77 per cent a year earlier, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). At the same time, the percentage of anglophones who specified they had basic phones dropped from 11 per cent to eight per cent over that time. “Although they are still available for purchase, the vast majority of Anglophones are opting to get a smartphone when getting a new phone,” the report said. Half of anglophone smartphone owners now use their devices to stream music,...

Trump withdraws from TPP

Media | 01/23/2017 10:16 pm EST

The United States is officially withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, after president Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday. Advocacy group OpenMedia said in a press release following the announcement that Canada should also reject the deal. In Canada, the...