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COMMENTARY July 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, July 21

Libel, Slander and Defamation

JAMES MORTON

I often have calls from people saying they want to sue for libel or slander.

Both are valid claims and can lead to large damages, but they are not available just because someone says something mean.

The key issue in either claim is an impact on a person’s reputation in the eyes of a reasonable...

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COMMENTARY July 20, 2016 - 7:00 am

Making the connection: Why the Arctic needs broadband access

“It is the only way of ensuring our communities reach their full potential.”

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TARA SWEENEY

In many parts of the industrialized world, from Beijing to Boston, you are able to read this column at your own convenience — its digital distribution as simple as a few taps on your smartphone or tablet. Even streaming high definition or ultra-high definition video poses few...

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COMMENTARY July 18, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Arctic satellites should serve northerners

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna needs to engage personally

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MICHAEL BYERS

On Oct. 6, 2011, the Arctic was cut off from the rest of Canada for 16 hours.

A software glitch on a satellite caused 56 communities to lose internet and long-distance telephone service. Businesses and government offices shut down; dozens of flights were cancelled.

The outage was...

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COMMENTARY July 14, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Ottawa should restrict marine traffic through Northwest Passage

Risk to people and the environment too great to ignore, says retired Canadian Forces colonel

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PIERRE LEBLANC
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The Canadian government should consider placing restrictions on the number of corridors allowed for access to the Arctic waters in order to reduce two important risks: loss of life and environmental impact.

The risk of a marine accident in the Arctic is...

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COMMENTARY July 13, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Legal Ease, July 13

Fundamental Freedoms and Limits on Rights and Freedoms

JAMES MORTON

The Canadian Constitution protects specific “fundamental freedoms”; these freedoms are seen as the core of Canadian liberty and are protected against governmental infringement at any level.

The fundamental freedoms are freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of...

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