Nova Scotia's insane cyber bullying law


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#2

Ever since this story broke last year the only time I ever see the term cyberbullying being used is when it's being inappropriately thrown up as a defense by assholes online. See the Amy's episode of Kitchen Nightmares as a perfect example.


#3

As I have said before, this is why the U.S. has the first amendment.


#4

RCMP to hold news conference at 8pm Atlantic time, half an hour later in Newfoundland.


#5

I guess they have to make this about cyber-something because gang rape just isn't a big deal?


#6

I see this backfiring on victims immediately much as "stand your ground" laws do. Now saying you have been raped, or having your rape documented by the rapists online will be called "bullying" I'm sure.


#7

Oh, Nova Scotia...


#8

Police have charged two teens with distributing child pornography in the case of Rehtaeh Parsons


#10

How's that working out for you guys?


#11
  1. Not sure how Nova Scotia is going to fare with the (Canadian) Supremes on this one - it is pretty flagrantly against the Charter and will likely fail.
  2. But, knowing the Canadian Supreme Court, they will likely just strike it down on the grounds that criminal and communications stuff belongs to the feds, and NS is going way out of bounds with it.

Of course, that means somebody's life has to be turned upside down in order to have a case to take to the SC, but that will be grist for the mill.

I am on the opposite side of the country, but I am very disappointed with my party for what is quite obviously a pandering kneejerk bill in response to a truly awful event.


#12

Of the 3 major parties, the NDP is closest to my views on most things, but holy fuckballs do they do some stupid shit sometimes.


#13

Obviously pretty good. We don't have hate speech laws or batshit insane stuff like this.


#14

If you're disappointed with 'your' party, don't just say so here, tell THEM!


#15

So, one con and one pro, then?


#16

Well, I do and have many times. But the Nova Scotia NDP is a different branch of the party than the BC NDP (and separate again from the federal).

Here in BC they have often been very willing to throw the environmentalists under the bus at the first sign of trouble, so much so that they lost my vote 2 elections ago. If they ever win government again I'll be sure to hold them to account. As for the NS NDP, they don't answer to me.


#17

Enjoy going to jail for saying something that some government bureaucrat perceives as "hateful" to some loosely defined ethnic group. Now pick up that can.


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