March 10, 2009, 7:30 AM — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Which of these G8 countries is the odd one out? Well, I suppose that each of them is in some way, but Canada is unique among the G8 nations for not having any form of anti-spam legislation. Surprising, eh?
I have no idea why Canada has chosen to ignore the problem of unsolicited commercial emails for so long, but it’s something which may change in the not too distant future. Senator Yoine Goldstein has introduced an anti-spam bill, known as S-220, An Act respecting commercial electronic messages (the Anti-Spam Act), which is now on its second reading and, if passed, will provide Canadian authorities with some much-needed powers to deal with spam. Read full article about anti spam legislation>>