While I personally agree, from a crime-control perspective there is at least some value in this law as a general deterrent.
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Id expect cases like that would be handled by extrajudicial measures either before or after charges - Police or Crown warnings/Extrajudicial sanctions/referral to programs.
I think its in Nunavut. the article mentions PEARL being on the 80th parallel - which is way up in Ellesmere island's neck of the woods. agreed, communication probably by satellite/radio - theres only a couple cell towers in Nunavut at the moment - owned by Lynx Mobility
For any Canadians reading today:
There are two petitions you should sign if you don't feel like this is right.
http://stopubb.ca/ - A petition to stop forced usage based billing.
and if you dont like the fact that the CRTC appears to bend to the will of the telcos without regard for the consumer, there is a petition to dissolve the CRTC here - http://dissolvethecrtc.ca/
and also, the 'fantastic 4: rise of the silver surfer' remastered-3d version is set to debut to the general populous in about 400,000 years.
thats the hipster / avant garde / indie in you speaking. now be a bit less objectively ignorant.
decent music can be decent music. plain. simple.
not everything pop-culture-radio-jocks squeeze out is shit.
"the unsuspecting reader may unconsciously consume a variety of advertisements through the written word. Perhaps through the use of Alliteration spelling out a brand. Or through the use of landmark phrases to connect a user to a previously addressed food or drink. The power of the written word is underestimated and is thus one of the greatest untapped marketing mediums known to exist"
you have Jinxed us sir! the Earth Quakes COMETH!
though people may just lean over to the passenger side to text..
RFID confined to the drivers seat area, limiting the functions on any compliant phone.
Hopefully by that time, Stephen Harper will no longer be prime minister, some other asshat will. And Canada will go back to its "peacekeeping" role. We're safe up here!
err wait wrong parent!