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Opinion: Bill C-13 Is Unnecessary

PRIVACY LAW

December 20, 2013

In a National Post op-ed, George Jonas examines the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, often referred to us Bill C-13 or the anti-cyberbullying law, noting that while he “wasn’t unduly concerned about it when it was being attacked by its critics,” his perspective has shifted “when the government started defending it.” He writes that the critics did little to persuade him that Bill C-13 was a bad law, but “the defenders have convinced me that the law is worse than bad: It’s unnecessary. What it outlaws for a good reason is already against the law; the rest is just the state trying to enter the nation’s computer rooms.”
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