Case Mail volume 16, no. 18 (Sept. 15) is now available on the Law Society website. Produced by the Law Society Library, Case Mail is a free semi-monthly electronic newsletter of digests of Saskatchewan cases with links to fulltext decisions on CanLII. Numerous areas of law are covered, including R. v. Maurer, 2014 SKPC 118, in which it was found that the accused did not commit an offence under the Criminal Code when he posted nude photos of his former girlfriend on the internet without her permission. The Court did note that Bill C-13 has been drafted by Parliament to address a gap in the legislation concerning the non-consensual distribution if intimate images. Bill C-13 proposes to amend the Criminal Code by creating the following new offence:
162.1 (1) Everyone who knowingly publishes, distributes, transmits, sells, makes available or advertises an intimate image of a person knowing that the person depicted in the image did not give their consent to that conduct, or being reckless as to whether or not that person gave their consent to that conduct, is guilty:
(a) of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or
(b) of an offence punishable on summary conviction.