Super B - Target Motors
Current Weather
-13.2°C Sunny SW 9 km/h
Full Forecast
Tbnewswatch National News
Thursday December 18 2014
7:29 PM EST
Skyscraper - Grodon's
Sign. Minute Muffler
Signature Ad
Signature Ad
Skyscraper-newswatch (except CFNO)
2014-02-11 at 14:24

Legal first

Andrea Paul, chief of the Pictou Landing First Nation, arrives at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Justice Heather Robertson granted a prevention order against Christopher George Prosper after Paul testified that Prosper was posting negative and threatening comments about her and her family on Facebook. The case was the first under the province
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Andrea Paul, chief of the Pictou Landing First Nation, arrives at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Justice Heather Robertson granted a prevention order against Christopher George Prosper after Paul testified that Prosper was posting negative and threatening comments about her and her family on Facebook. The case was the first under the province's Cyber-safety Act.
AD
NO FEE! NO FUSS! Finally…. Prepaid credit cards with NO transaction fees! Find it at Xtra Cash Click here for details.
By The Canadian Press

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has imposed a cyberbullying prevention order on a man who was accused of using Facebook to post threatening and defamatory statements about the chief of a First Nation.

The order is the first imposed by a court under the province's Cyber-safety Act and involves allegations made by Andrea Paul, chief of the Pictou Landing First Nation.

She alleges Christopher George Prosper posted abusive and obscene comments about her and her family on Facebook last year.

Paul says she contacted the province's CyberSCAN unit, which is the first of its kind in the country to be tasked with investigating complaints of cyberbullying.

Judge Heather Robertson told a Halifax courtroom that she was satisfied this was a case of cyberbullying under the act, saying Prosper's actions hurt Paul's reputation and psychological well-being.

The court order is imposed for one year and it says Prosper must remove all messages deemed to be cyberbullying, refrain from contacting Paul and stop cyberbullying.

Prosper was not in court and did not have legal counsel representing him at Tuesday's hearing.

The unique law was passed after the high-profile death of Rehtaeh Parsons, who was taken off life-support last April after a suicide attempt.

Her family says the 17-year-old was subjected to months of bullying after a digital photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in November 2011 was passed around her school.

The Canadian Press
© The Canadian Press, 2014

Tbnewswatch.com(0)

Banner/Vector Construction

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Log In
 
 
Big Box
BB/Lakehead University - Preview Day

Events