Episode 184: Philip Palmer on the Constitutional Doubts About the Government’s Internet Laws

November 13, 2023 00:30:54
Episode 184: Philip Palmer on the Constitutional Doubts About the Government’s Internet Laws
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Episode 184: Philip Palmer on the Constitutional Doubts About the Government’s Internet Laws

Nov 13 2023 | 00:30:54

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Show Notes

Is the Canadian government’s Internet legislation constitutional? That question arose during the hearings on Bills C-11 and C-18, but has taken on a new urgency given the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision involving an Alberta challenge to federal environmental assessment legislation. With limits on federal powers back in the spotlight, the vulnerability of the legislation requires further examination. Philip Palmer is a former Justice lawyer who appeared before the House of Commons committee studying Bill C-11 to make the case that the law does not fall within the scope of federal powers. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to explain why and what it might mean for the Internet streaming and news laws.

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