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Goodbye Spam, Hello Consumer Power

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation is set to come into effect on July 1, 2014. Among the strictest of its type in the world, it was created to combat harmful electronic messages like spam, malware, false representation, spyware and more. But how will the legislation affect consumers?

The Myths About Canada's Anti-Spam Laws

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a myriad of posts and articles criticizing Canada's anti-spam legislation. According to some posts -- primarily those by Barry Sookman -- the legislation will stop family members from sending commercial e-mail to each other, parents from promoting their children's lemonade stands, and discriminate against charities and schools. Is this true?
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Canadian Government Unveils Big Loopholes in Anti-Spam Regulations

Industry Canada unveiled long-awaited revised anti-spam regulations on Friday for the Canadian Anti-Spam Law. The regulations are in draft form and comments can be submitted to the government until February 3. Given the intense lobbying by business groups to water down the legislation passed in 2010 and the initial draft 2011 regulations, it comes as little surprise to find that the proposed regulations include several significant loopholes.
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If you're wondering what happened to the Conservative government's much-publicized anti-spam law, you're not alone. Many consumers and opposition MPs want to know why the legislation, passed two year...