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Kent v Postmedia: The Largest Individual Defamation Award Given in Alberta

On June 8, 2016, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta released a 60-page ruling in the cases of Kent v. Martin,  and Kent v. Postmedia, awarding $150,000 in general damages for the print publication of a defamatory article, and a further $50,000 for continuing online publication. Costs of the legal proceedings remain to be […]

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Kent Jesse
Kent Jesse is a partner with the firm of McLennan Ross LLP in Calgary, Alberta.
 

The Production of Cell Tower Records Breaches Canadians’ Privacy Rights

Justice Sproat of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in R. v. Rogers Communications Partnerships [2016] O.J. No. 151 has ruled that police cannot seek the production of cellphone records of thousands of Canadians in order to pursue investigations. This means that the personal information of Canadian cellphone users cannot be in the hands of […]

Authors:

Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.
 


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