Slaw Site News – 2011-11-17

Site news for those who read Slaw only via RSS or email

1. Comment Watch:

In the last week there were 56 comments. You might be particularly interested in these:

  • the 15 comments on Yosie Saint-Cyr’s post “Should the Government Make Remembrance Day a Public (Statutory) Holiday?”, which surface concerns about militarization and whether the point is to have a holiday.
  • the extended exchange between David Cheifetz and guest blogger Erik Magraken on his post, “Tort Reform For The Better: Adding Liquidity to Dry Judgements.”
  • the debate following Gabriel Granatstein’s post, “Mandatory Union Awareness Training at Apple”

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2. SlawTips

This week’s tips on SlawTips are:

You’ll find a brief excerpt of this week’s tips on Slaw, but the links above will take you to the full versions, along with 100 more tips. Advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

You can get to SlawTips at either or and you can subscribe by RSS or email. You can also follow SlawTips on Twitter: @slawtips

3. Maritime Law Book Selected Summaries

This week’s Maritime Law Book case summaries are in precis on Slaw and full at

  • R. v. Vuradin (F.) 2011 ABCA 280 [Criminal jury charge]
  • R. v. Sexton (K.M.) 2011 NBCA 97 [Unreasonable search & seizure]
  • R. v. Sarrazin (R.) et al. 2011 SCC 54 [Criminal appeals]
  • McQueen v. Echelon General Insurance Co. 2011 ONCA 649 [Contract damages]
  • Felipa v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) 2011 FCA 272 [Tenure of federal judges]
  • Beacon Hill Service (2000) Ltd. v. Esso Petroleum Canada et al. 2011 ABQB 138 [Barrister as potential witness]
  • Thomas v. Aviva Insurance Co. 2011 NBCA 96 [Insurance]

Thus far, 142 summaries in total are available on You can subscribe to MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries via RSS or email.

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