Your Life Your Cyber Live Your Security

How Secure is Your Cyber Life

How secure is your cyber lifeDoes all this connectivity give us more communication? Are you happy with the results of your own cyber security functionality? How secure is your cyber life? I would like to talk some on how security is today.

Email has been around for a long time now. It has been a threat to regular mail for years now. It is quick compared to physical mail. Can anyone remember far enough back to remember any troubles with physical mail? I mean have you ever lost physical mail or had your mail tampered with.

Yes there have been mail strikes, and even some mail bombs. There have been other tampering with the mail such as biochemical threats.

It seems today that a person has to concern themselves with the security of your email all the time. Just look at Yahoo. Two big server breaches in the last for years. Should this be normal today? I think not.

There is so much stuff or data that one has out there today. There are documents, pictures, videos, and email. Some people even have a lot more out there because of the career they are in.

Recent Cyber Breaches Revealed

Looking at what happened to Yahoo I think that this is a shame that this even happened. They are one of the oldest cyber companies out there. From what I have read they have been lax in maintaining an efficient cyber security for their servers.

It does not matter if you and new to the game or seasoned in the game. Maintaining proper and up-to-date cyber security is vital. Not only do your clients depend on that so does your reputation.

Yes I understand that Yahoo has been going through some growing pains. This does not matter. I have had a yahoo email for years. As a result I thought that because they were still around that they must be doing something right.

I also have used their Flickr account for some time now. Thus, I wonder how credible is Yahoo’s security on protecting my pictures for me. As a result I can say today that right now it is low.

The Use of The Cloud

I use many cyber iClouds. It is becoming more clear to me that nothing on any iCloud is safe. There are so many ways to lose your data today. Yes, more than a good old fire that our ancestors had to worry about.

It seems that you need a lot of security these days. Everywhere you turn you are told of the need for two-step security in cyberspace. People keep asking when will this be enough.

Peoples Cyber Security Responsibility

I find that people do not understand their responsibility for the security of their own data. Especially the older generation. Many of them think that no one can get it.

This is the way it is with my in-laws. They have lived on a farm for more years that most people reading this have been alive. Locking things up was never an issue with them. They seemed to live in a safe area with little to no theft.

It is hard to get them to understand that what they do on the computer now is not secure. They think that because it is in their home that everything is safe. No matter how much time is spent on telling them of Internet security issues. That is once they access the Internet they can have security situations that they do not want. They do not understand because they do not see the Internet.

Is that the way it is with you. What you can not see you are not worried about. If you are a Yahoo user you know that what you can not see can affect you. This could mean such things as Identity Theft for some. It could mean monetary loss for others. Do you want to take that risk today.

In The End Who is More Responsible

In the end it does not matter who is your server. They have a responsibility to keep your data secure. You have a responsibility to keep your data secure. That means using all security available. Two-step security is an added benefit. Especially now that we have cell phones.

Two-step security is most effective when you use it by having the system send you a text. Not only is it more secure for you. If someone accesses any system with two-step turned on then you get a notation. How you say! Well the system sends your cell phone a notification. If you did not access that account then you know someone is trying to tamper with that account.

I will leave you with this thought. With Yahoo’s new hack revealed don’t you think it is time to be more conscious of your cyber security? With every account that offers you two-step security access you should use it. Is not your life online your life? Why let someone else take it over on you?

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur and Beryl P. Wasjman Making a Difference

Would You Make a Difference

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur and Beryl P. Wasjman Made a DifferenceI would to start this post with a couple of questions. Can you make a difference today? Should you make a difference today? How can you make a difference today. Yes these questions are about what you can do to make a difference. The difference you choose will be one for the better good of all mankind.  Lawyer Gerald Chipeur and Beryl P. Wasjman Made a Difference.

Over the decades and centuries people and groups have stepped out to make a difference. Some for the better and some not so good.

I guess you need to also ask yourself if the world around you is worth it. Do you want to create something for the future that will last?

A gentleman by the name of Beryl p. Wasjman thinks so. He believes that you influence the world around you. I think that he is just one of many who think this way. I also think that he is one of many who is willing to step out and speak out. By stepping out you will definitely make a difference.

Changes Through The Years

Over the years we have seen a lot of change take place. Through the expressed thoughts and ideas that others this has taken place. There have been civil wars, world wars, and just wars over many thoughts and ideas. Countries have risen and then disappears and even dissolved because of thoughts and ideas. How about your thoughts and ideas? Can they and will they make a difference or even an impact on the world around you?

There has always been the physical and mental worlds to make major changes and be of some type of influence. I am not a great history buff but there have been so might people over time who have influenced history. People like Alexander the great, Stalin, Hitler, Churchhill, and others. There have been many presidents and prime ministers who have made many changes. They have had great impacts on countries and nations.

Does the above paragraph mean you have to have great power to influence the world. Will that influential impression last. Maybe! It could be that you just need to be in a position where you are able to influence people of great power. Stepping out for what you believe in means that you will have to go outside your personal box of comfort. I am sure that this fact alone scares many people. A lot of people who feel the fear of stepping outside their box of comfort never do step outside that box.


The Influence of People Like Beryl P. Wasjman

Beryl P Wasjman has stepped outside his box of comfort. He has spoken out through such avenues as radio and newspapers. Also he has spoken out for such things as the rights of both English and French Quebec’s. As well he spoke out about how Bill 14 if passed will not be of benefit to either groups of people in Quebec. This is just one of many things that he has addressed.

The Internet is becoming quite an avenue of influence now. You are able to read anything on it. You can watch just about anything you want to today. Radio uses the Internet also. You have Facebook, Twitter, Istagram, blogs and many different cyberspace communications today. Because technology has advanced so much you do not even need to be by a computer or laptop. You are able to communicate your thoughts and ideas with ease.

There are a lot of people today that are influencing the world. My question is it for the better. The Internet or cyberspace is just another tool to use. It is like radio, TV, and newspapers. They are not evil and never is the Internet. The material on the radio, TV, newspapers and Internet influences the masses today. It is what people say and print through these different mediums that will make our world a better place.


The Influence of Communication

It is amazing to see how far things have come in the way of communication over the last 5 to 10 years. Back in 2009 physical conferences were still the standard. Now many also use streaming video. People still had to go to the conference to get anything out of the conference. In 2009 Gerald Chipeur went to one of these conferences in which Beryl P Wasjman was apart of. It was the third Institute Policy Conference.

This was the third Institute Policy Conference. It was on the Security and Trade in the post-Iraq Era. Gerald Chipeur was in conversation with Jim Woolsey and Dale Watson. These gentlemen stated they were impressed and honored. all due to the professionalism and treatment received at this conference. They also said they were also talking on how soon they would be able to return to Canada. Gerald Chipeur conveyed that this conference had a positive impression on these two men. This just shows what can take place for the betterment of humanity. Though such ideas and conferences and how just one person can start to make the difference.

That was the third on a major issue with a positive outcome. Beryl P Wasjman has continued to contribute to important cause since then. He is giving an example to the world around him of the importance of speaking out for what is good for mankind.


The Avenues of Influence

People like Beryl P Wasjman and Gerald Chipeur use the law, policies, and the media. These are ways to influence others for the better of mankind. You might not be able to use the law or policies. You have the media and social media today. People access them today for some means of communication.

I am finding more and more people think there is freedom on cyberspace. But so little is used much for the betterment of mankind. Cyberspace today is the most influential place on the planet it seems now a day. Anyone can find you. You can converse on any subject. You can reach anyone these days, thanks to cell phones.

Beryl P Wasjman stated in one of his addresses. Disinformation seems to be the way people control things today. Because of disinformation people are not informed. The next generation has already forgotten what happened just a generation ago. From the rest of his comments this is not a beneficial thing for future generations.


The Need of Influence

To get information and to inform is what needs to be taking place. To influence and to be influenced needs to continue. How will the future generations be able to make positive and constructive influential decisions. Without the knowledge of their history they will at a loss. How can the future world benefit without good and decisive decisions from us and our children?

Where is it all headed today. Computers are great but the use of them is in the direction of play and destruction. At least for the most part. Do we want to have our world end up as gigantic nation of couch potatoes. We need more people who will stand up and act on things they believe in.


Final Thoughts

Maybe you need to decide what is it that motivates you. Then you need to decide on how that would be of benefit to mankind. Then you need to find a way to put in place that idea. After that you need to find others who will help you put in place your idea. Then you might think about stepping outside your own box. Then you will be able to take your idea to the world around you. Allow the world around you to reap the benefits of you good and important idea(s) today.

It is easy to be an introvert. It takes conviction and ideas to be an extrovert. Will your creativity benefit mankind? Will your convictions benefit mankind? It has for people like Beryl P. Wasjman. Will you also be able to say that when your future becomes your history? Will anyone else be able to say that you did great things to improve the future of mankind?

I leave you with the challenge to think. What goals and aspirations do you have? What skills do you have in your possession? How can you use them for the benefit of mankind? Are you willing to use them for the benefit of mankind? Maybe again to many questions. It has taken me many years to understand the importance of thinking. Also of answering the important question(s). Think now when you are able to think. Help mankind now when you are able.


Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Information on Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments

The Future of Business Across the Border

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Reciprocal Enforcement of JudgmentsTo be able to do business easy south of the border is a great idea for some business people. I know myself as a business person this is a great concept to be able to leverage. For some this would give a greater customer base. It is true in today age of computers and the Internet this is more of a reality. But there are still cross border rules and regulations to have to deal with. There is still a lot of red tape to get through too.

I know for me one of my major product supplier is in the United States. For my US customers that is great. For my Canadian customers this fact causes issues. This is because of cross border issues and the exchange rate between United States and Canada.

Maybe not everything will change for the benefit of cross border business. We are sure that some things will benefit cross border business.

Cooperation Between Alberta and Arizona

This is what Alberta and Arizona have done earlier this year. Phoenix and Calgary are sister cities. Thus, things between Arizona and Alberta are moving in a more efficient business venture. Back in April 2015 the governor of Arizona Douglas Ducey signed into the law Senate Bill 1447. This has been a forward step. So Arizona and Alberta can have better business dealing.  All that Alberta had to do at that time was to declared Arizona to be a reciprocating jurisdiction. This takes place under the Alberta Statute.

What does that mean for business owners both big and small. Alberta Businesses and Arizona Businesses can do business transactions between province and state. It will effect loans, employment etc. for the positive between the two.

This means for a business owner like me can do business in the states will be more efficient with less red tape. I think that all business people all would like that to be in place. This is a win win for both sides of the border.


Details From Miller Thomson

Miller Thomson provided the following details.

Some of the common judgments to enjoy this reciprocal Statutes are the following:

  1. Residential or commercial mortgages and other loan agreements
  2. Employment, agency or partnership agreements
  3. Real estate or commodity buy and sale or lease agreements

There are two important considerations that must be investigated. A creditor for debt enforcement needs to do these:

  1. The limitation period under which any action taken in the reciprocating jurisdiction. This is usually two years or less.
  2. The existence of any other statutory and common law means of enforcement that needs to be commenced on a timely basis.  This  is so the creditor’s rights can be preserved.

Finally, all cross border business transactions need to ensure that they include the following provisions. Thus to assist in the enforcement of the business agreement:

  1. First the Submission to the jurisdiction of the reciprocating jurisdictions
  2. Second the Acknowledgment that the parties are doing business in the reciprocating jurisdictions throughout the term of the contracts.

The lawyers of Miller Thomson have spent many hours making sure that everything is in order. So that this business concept will go forward.


Great Ideas Because of Sister Cities

To think that this great idea came from the visit of Phoenix mayor to Calgary last year. This shows the good things that can take place because of sister cities. This has been one giant step for business, one small step in better business relations. It can only get better from here.

With the expanse of the Internet. Also the great accumulation of the Internet of Things (IoT). We do not knows what will be the next bridge in business. You might think that this writer is might be reading into things. It could be. There has been many great things that have happen over a short time lately with communication. There are more and more items that can communicate with you through your cell phone Apps. I think that these facts will effect and will improve such business relations.

From the beginning of the influence of the Internet, business has improved. There has been better communication. Greater business working base created. More efficient ways of service have come about because of the Internet. I am sure the Internet  will aid in cross border business reciprocal enforcement. The Internet will also provide great benefits in other ways.

I want to thank Miller Thomson and lawyers like Gerald Chipeur. For all the work that they have put into this great project between Alberta and Arizona. Without their knowledge of the law and their willingness to make this happen it might still just be a memory. I hope that such actions will aid in the development of new business. Also the enrichment of businesses everywhere in Alberta. I also hope that the same will be true for businesses in Arizona.


Final Thoughts

Now because of economic recession a step forward will only mean progress. The question is. How many Alberta businesses will take advantage of this cross border progress? The hoped is that the recession that we are seeing in Alberta has not put a damper on those businesses. That they are still able to take advantage of the opportunities created by this idea.

How about you. Do you have a business that might benefit by this agreement? Have been looking for a new Avenue from which to expand your own business. Do you think that this is a good Avenue for Alberta businesses to look at for expansion? Is it the correct time for Alberta businesses to take advantage of cross border business? I leave you with some questions here for you to ponder. We would like to know your views on this idea. Tell us how this would benefit or not benefit the future of Alberta business.

Thank you for your comments and views.


Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding of the Law

Understanding the Language of Law

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides UnderstandingLanguages are important in today’s multicultural life. There are all the written languages. Then there are all the spoken languages. Let us not forget the technical languages both written and machine spoken. Wow, so many and we in one way or another need to keep up with them all. As a result Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding with the language of law.

As a computer IT Tech person I use a lot of different languages over many years. To the common user the ability to use these different languages does not mean a lot. The common user wants a functional computer machine. This includes the Internet. People are on the computer and cyberspace a lot today.  They want everything working in  tip top shape at all times. To people today it is like getting into their car. They expect that when they turn the key the engine will start. When they apply the brakes they expect their car to stop.

Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law

There are so many things in the world today that people use but do not know the inner workings of the system or unit. One such it the inner workings of the law system. Not everyone knows how the law works or even understand the law language.  I found this out this week. when I read the article, “Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law“. This article is about security law. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society used it in the “Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25″ case. To me a lay person in law and law understanding it was confusing. This does not mean that the article written is confusing. It means that I did not understand the law language in the article. Without great research I would not know the full understanding.

I know from the conclusion of the article that the Nova Scotia Barristers Society did not win their case. This is the way it is with many people who use the computer. They know how to turn it on and do what they want to on the computer but that is about it.

For Trinity Western University it was good for them to have a lawyer who understood the law. This lawyer know the language and understood how to use the law language so that they were able to win. The knowledge of how the securities laws work was also crucial. Because of this fact Trinity Western University won the case.

The lawyer did know how the securities laws worked. That is to say how it worked between provinces. He also knew how it worked with the federal government. Thus there was no confusion for Trinity Western University.


Language of Lawyers

It is people like Lawyer Gerald Chipeur who are able to help. People and organizations can rely on such people with such matters. If there were not lawyer to help then there would be chaotic situations.  Lawyers understand the law. The usage of the language of law by the law profession continued for many years now. This is how organizations, groups, villages, towns and cities are set in order. The provinces and states are set in order with the same law understanding. Countries work with their law. All this due to people who are lawyers who put together order for the greater good of the situation.

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society was not successful. This was because of the knowledge and understanding of the law the judge . The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society tried to use the provincial level to win their case. That is the law as it pertains to the securities law to win their case. This case being that all Canadian Universities follow Nova Scotia law. Even if it conflicted with their own provincial law. The case was in favour of Trinity Western University.

This shows that one province has no jurisdiction or authority in any other province of Canada. The article posted by Gerald Chipeur provides written proof of that. This also shows the great strength of the law within its own province. The law has no authority outside the provincial boundaries.


Final Thoughts

The lesson learned here I think is the following. If you are doing any type of business outside your province make sure you know the law. If you do not understand the law then go to someone like lawyer Gerald Chipeur for understanding. This is what lawyers are there for. You sure want a proper understanding and a good lawyer on your side if there is any misunderstanding. It might be much harder to turn the situation around. That is when difficulties arise without a good lawyer. When was the last time you understood the legalities of the law?

If you have any question about the law or a legal situation contact Miller Thomson. You are also able to contact Gerald Chipeur. Also for further understanding of the Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law.


Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding With E-mail Fraud

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding With E-mail Fraud

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides UnderstandingSecurity today plays a big part in everything that we do. The Calgary News article “Former Alberta justice minister’s ex-wife denies retracting allegations of wrongdoing” testifies to this. As a result Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding in this case.

A person claiming to be the ex-wife ‘Breanne Palmer’ denies that she withdrew any allegations. The allegations stated that Denis was aggressive and verbally abusive. But in emails the information is that she did.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Stated the following. “Sworn court documents indicate the e-mail address used to send the messages withdrawing the allegations belongs to Palmer”. Gerald Chipeur was a lawyer for Denis. Also the article stated that the court did not deal with the authentication of the emails. But postmedia did receive a response stating that the emails in this case were not authentic.

What Could Have Happen

There are a couple of things to look at. Dropping of the charges towards Denis happened. This is because the proceedings did not go any farther with the emails authentication. At least from the article in the Calgary Sun it looks this way. The other thing is bouncing the email through the email IP of Palmer could have taken place. This is how spam travels to different people and organizations. The original sender is not seen. Also someone could have hacked into Palmer’s email without her knowing it. Thus the hacker would have used Palmer’s email address to send the messages.

I had to read the article more than once to understand what took place. It sure looks like a case of email fraud that changed the outcome in the favor of Denis. The case revolved around a publication ban on the dispute between Denis and Palmer. A judge lifted this publication ban.

The whole electronic situation could be talked about more. But I think that it would be best to leave it alone at the present time. The case was not about electronic misgivings. It was about their dispute and the publication ban on it.

This proves the importance of cyber security on the web. Remembering your password is not always the best. Using a application like LastPass is the better way to keep your password safe. Do not rely on your web browser to save your password(s).

Getting back your cyber accounts is time consuming. Sometimes you never get your cyber accounts back.


Cyber Security Close to Home

It is interesting that just I was writing this post a friend of mine called me to look at his site. The site looked OK. When I went to go into his back office for the site a warning that a phishing attack most likely has occurred. This was according to google. This was not a good result especially because this was a business site. Situations like my friend’s could end up with serious negative results.


Final Thoughts

Thus if you are dealing with email or websites remember to Stop, think, and then connect. Remember to use both website and password security measures all the time. Finally know where you are going on the web and who the emails are from you are opening. Even then you are vulnerable to outside attacks. It is because you have connected to the internet. Cyber security is everyone’s business.


Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Addresses the Federal Government Funding for Charter Litigation

Disadvantaged Group Issues Addressed

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Addresses FundingThis is a lengthy debate by the Justice Committee. Gerald Chipeur participated in this debate on April 19th, 2016. The Justice Committee has a question placed in front of them during the meeting. It pertains to the Court Challenges and the program that is in place to deal with them.

This program when established to deal with human right issues of disadvantaged groups in Canada. Also it works with official language minorities in Canada. It ensured their equality and language rights. All this under the Constitution through the courts of Canada.

The panel discussed the ‘government funding for charter litigation challenging federal law. Gerald Chipeur provide his recommendations. He also stated three reason the funding would be ill advised.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Addresses Funding for Charter Litigation Challenging Federal Law

Gerald Chipeur explains why his arguments were not funded. The bureaucrats as he call them refused the funding. The reason behind the decision came from a law school dean and a law school professor. Gerald Chipeur said. “In my view, the test should not be a reasonable chance of success and law professors should not be the gatekeepers.”

Gerald Chipeur also stated that laws that are 30 years old. Because of their age the Justice Committee should disregard them as tests. The tests are too old for legal situations today. He also stated the following. That the work accomplished should be enough. The Attorney General, the cabinet, the House of Commons and the Senate should be enough. Gerald stated there should be adequate opportunity to scrutinize the law. Also to ensure that the litigation is charter compliant. Gerald Chipeur mentioned that the funding of such charter lawsuits shows the following. That the Parliament is subservient to the courts.

Gerald Chipeur stated the following. The ‘Challenges Program’ is redundant. He mentions what the Supreme Court of Canada mentioned in Carter. The detail of the response by the Supreme Court had to say was not mentioned. Gerald does give the reference to the response here in the committee meeting.

Gerald Chipeur also outlined 10 Rules. Every new program should include these rules. This Justice Committee meeting addressed these rules.


Other participants

Other people who took part in this Justice Committee meeting are as follows. Sarah Lugtig from the Canadian Bar Association. Mark Power a special advisor to former French-speaking common law members. Tamra Thomson director of legislation and law reform. Finally Cara Zwibel from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.



At the conclusion of the meeting a statement came from the right from John Rae. He is the Second Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson of Social Policy Committee. He is also Council of Canadians with Disabilities. “Yes. If the community is directly involved, we can work together with other equality seeking groups. I believe we’ve done that in the past. I have full confidence that a range of cases will be selected that do have national implications, and certainly, if the makeup of the program is nationally focused, so that all parts of the country are represented, no part of the country should feel disadvantaged. That is a possibility. Cases from all parts of Canada need to be given equal consideration, and with the community involved, I am confident that will happen”.

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