Well, not worse if you are a typical Netizen trying to use email and your computer for real work or pleasure, but for those of us who use email for our business communications it may turn out to be a real pain.
Bill C-28, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation. That's the title of the page that introduces you to what I feel is a very tough and potentially (for some companies who just don't get it) devastating piece of new legislation. In contrast to the CAN-SPAM act in the US, this law has a "sundown" period of only 2 years on contacts without getting them to re-up to your email list, or after your commercial transaction that legitimises your contact with them.
The potential penalties are huge - up to $1 million per day!
The major questions are - what will be in the regulations and what will be the actual fervor this law is prosecuted under?
Over and above the email sections, this law also deals with the likes of unauthorized installation of software on someone else's computer and prohibits the collection of personal information by such programs.