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Update on Recent Speaking Engagements

IMG122   Well, I have been fortunate over the past couple of weeks to have addressed two, separate audiences.  First, I appeared on 95.7 talk radio, the Sheldon MacLeod — http://www.news957.com/shows/the-sheldon-macleod-show/ — discussing the recent progress made with the City of Halifax in resolving its alleged expropriation of land belonging to the traditional African-Nova Scotian communities of Lake Loon-Cherry Brook.  Appearing on Sheldon MacLeod’s show — alongside Brenton Sparks, the President of the Lake Loon-Cherry Brook Community Association, was a positive experience — providing Sparks and I with the opportunity of stating cautious optimism for a long-term resolution to this controversy.  For those previously unaware, a diligent PR and political effort was made to stave off the necessity of filing litigation versus the City of Halifax.

Separately, I was recently a guest lecturer with managers at Nova Scotia Community College.  The topic?  Canada’s Anti-SPAM legislation, titled the “CASL.”  It is interesting how it contrasts with the U.S.’s CAN-SPAM Act.  Indeed, one conclusion I made — as someone who has been exposed to both laws pursuant to my representation of Internet websites — is that the Canadian CASL is much more broad than its U.S. counterpart, and thus much more capable of overbroad and politicized application versus academia and non-governmental organizations.  I enjoyed my hour-long lecture to these managers, who were extremely inquisitive of the implications within academia.

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