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One Degree Thursday, September 5, 2019

Should advertising regulators enforce wokeness?

In an interesting development, two ads were recently banned under new gender stereotyping in advertising rules recently implemented by the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority.

The ASA, the U.K.’s member-based independent advertising regulator, introduced its new gender stereotyping advertising rules in June after consultations with industry and a report entitled Depictions, Perceptions and Harm. The ASA’s new rule, which applies to all broadcast and non-broadcast media, including online claims and social media, prohibits gender stereotypes in advertising “that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence.”

CANADIAN LAWYER

Unlike U.S., Canada plans coordinated attack on foreign election interference

Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election rattled America’s next-door neighbor so badly that Canada spent the last three years developing the most detailed plan anywhere in the Western world to combat foreign meddling in its upcoming election.

POLITICO

Election Day 101: Read This Before You Vote Or Volunteer In Canada’s Federal Election

On October 21, 2019, Canadians will elect our 43rd Parliament. The Canada Elections Act (the “Act”) governs what candidates, volunteers, and voters may (and may not) do on Election Day. Here’s what you need to know.

This election law primer is intended as general guidance only. Please contact Awi Sinha or Adam Goldenberg if you have any specific questions. We would be pleased to assist you.

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