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6 Jan

Court orders removal of Facebook posts under cyber-bullying law

Friday, January 6, 2023Stephen A. ThieleLitigationRemedies, Cyber-bullying, Removal of online posts

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The use of social media to threaten, intimidate or harass someone is an obvious cause of concern in our society. Young people are particularly vulnerable to social media harassment or what has...

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2 Dec

Council Resolution Restricting Communications of Councillor Unreasonable and Punitive

Friday, December 2, 2022Stephen A. ThieleLitigationPolitical Law, Remedies, Integrity Commissioner, Judicial Review

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Municipal governments are said to have the most influence on the day-to-day lives of residents. Accordingly, city staff and elected representatives, who in Ontario run as independent...

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15 Feb

Understanding the Ambassador Bridge injunction against the Freedom Convoy protestors

Tuesday, February 15, 2022Stephen A. ThieleLitigationInjunction, Remedies

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As Canada enters the second year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, government restrictions imposed by the federal and provincial governments have led to growing resistance among segments of...

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21 Oct

Defamer gets 18 month jail sentence for contempt of court

Thursday, October 21, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationTorts, Remedies, Contempt of Court

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In the law of defamation, we only tend to think about the damages that are awarded for a person’s loss of reputation or the intellectual analysis conducted by... 

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20 May

Nova Scotia court prevents anti-masking protest from happening

Thursday, May 20, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigation, InjunctionsCOVID-19, Remedies

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This past weekend, despite Ontario’s stay-at-home order, there were two major public protests in Toronto. On late Saturday afternoon (May 15th) an estimated crowd of...

 

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