Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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AT01 - (NS-Anti-Cyberbullying)

HALIFAX. x-16s. A law replacing anti-cyberbullying legislation that was struck down in the Nova Scotia courts two years ago will move forward despite concerns from legal experts who say it will be costly and difficult for victims to use. Wayne MacKay, a Dalhousie University law professor, told the legislature's law amendments committee that he doesn't believe there is any "issue" with the proposed bill violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

("... get a remedy.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: MacKay says he believes the changes are "too cautious" in regards to the powers given to the province's CyberSCAN unit which previously could act on behalf of victims by pursuing their cases in court. Under the changes victims would have to pursue their own civil action in court. …

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