When the BC government introduced the carbon tax, it was on the basis that the tax would be revenue neutral. To accomplish revenue neutrality, the BC government had to estimate the carbon tax revenues and then provide income tax reductions to off-set that additional estimated revenue.
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The Canadian Anti-SPAM legislation (CASL) is coming into force on July 1, 2014. Are you ready?
Q: Does CASL apply to e-mail and text messages?
Yes. Organizations need to have consent to send e-mails or texts for commercial purposes, or to encourage participation in commercial activity. Some exceptions apply, such as where there is an existing business relationship.
The anti-bullying campaign, Pinkshirtday on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, is an opportunity for employers to bring further awareness to workplace bullying and harassment.
In Hopkins v. Kay 2014 ONSC 321, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has allowed a class action to proceed on the underlying tort of intrusion upon seclusion or breach of privacy.
The main allegation is that approximately 280 patient records of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (the “Hospital”) were intentionally and wrongfully accessed by the Hospital, Sir Sanford Fleming College (the “College”) and seven employees of the Hospital (the “Employees”) without the consent of the patients.
Bell reported this weekend that a third-party system it uses was hacked, resulting in the public posting of 22,421 user names and passwords – as well as 5 valid credit card numbers of Bell small-business customers.
Video surveillance has become commonplace in our society. The decreasing costs of surveillance equipment has made routine and random surveillance more accessible to organizations and even individuals. At the same time, the cost to our personal privacy is increasing.