Board challenges law blocking 'big oil' lawsuit - Yahoo News
Here are two staggeringly naive, indisputably inaccurate statements that apparently drove their thought process: Naive, inaccurate statement #1: Legitimate businesses that use email to market their products to Canadians should not be negatively impacted by this law. That statement is false. Most legitimate businesses that rely on email for prospecting and transactional sales dont mail strictly to opt-ins that is, people who have explicitly given a company permission to receive their emails. My educated guess is that up to 90% of the names on a typical outbound email list are not opt-in. That means just what you think it means: if you have a business in Canada that relies on email marketing, CASL just tried to destroy 90% of your marketing capability and may have delivered a fatal blow to your business.
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While backing legislation to kill the lawsuit, Jindal also has been replacing protection authority board members with lawsuit opponents as vacancies occur. He is expected to have an opportunity by September to replace a lawsuit supporter and give opponents a 5-4 majority on the board.
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Ugandan Lawmakers Plan to Reintroduce Court-Quashed Anti-Gay Law - Bloomberg
Uganda lawmakers are circulating a petition to reintroduce a similar motion and they plan to form a committee to prepare legislation, Latif Ssebaggala, a member of parliament leading the campaign, said today by phone from the capital, Kampala. We have given members up to Tuesday to sign the petition when we shall launch a committee to handle the process, he said. By close of yesterday 103 had signed, and the number will be 200-plus by end of today. Lawmakers are eager to pass new legislation on punishing homosexual acts because the process to challenge the annulment in the countrys Supreme Court will take too long, said Ssebaggala. Proponents of the anti-gay law say its needed to protect the countrys moral values.
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