Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from thirty-five 2010 & 2011 Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. le Blogue du CRL  2. First Reference  3. BC Injury Law  4. Library Boy  5. Youth and Work

le Blogue du CRL
Le calme après la tempête
Par les temps qui courent, il semble tout à fait pertinent de se demander quels sont les effets juridiques d’une tempête de neige. En ce vendredi après-midi décontracté, nous attaquons à cette question sous la perspective de l’impossibilité d’agir, invoquée pour excuser le délai mis à intenter toutes sortes de recours. Dans une décision récente, R.P. c. Saint-Hubert-de-Rivière-du-Loup (Municipalité de) . . .

First Reference
Returning from parental leave and accommodating family status
After 20 weeks of parental leave, I’m back in front of my computer, checking my email, catching up on workplace changes, putting together a schedule, recalling whether we use the serial comma (only when necessary) and generally getting back into the swing of things. It’s a strange feeling to return to a job after such a long break, and something I’ve not experienced before. But it’s a common experience in the workforce. Whether the leave is due to a new arrival, an injury or other health condition, care for a loved one in need, or some other reason, workers take time off and eventually have to reintegrate. . . .

BC Injury Law
Doing It Yourself – Suing For Accelerated Vehicle Depreciation In BC Small Claims Court
As I’ve previously written, when a vehicle is involved in a crash and is then repaired it is generally worth less than it would be had it not been damaged. The reason for this is quite simple, when a buyer is looking to purchase a used vehicle, those that have previously been damaged and repaired carry a stigma. This stigma generally results in a lower resale value. You can click here to watch CBC’s Marketplace investigation highlighting this reality.

Although Defendants often are reluctant to acknowledge such a loss, the law in BC recognizes this lost value. . . .

Library Boy
2012 CLawBies – Canadian Law Blog Awards
The 7th Annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (or Clawbies) were “handed out” on New Year’s Eve:

In its first year, the Clawbies had the not-terribly-difficult task of choosing among exactly 43 Canadian law blogs. This year, that number has increased nearly tenfold: there are now more than 400 Canadian law blogs to be found on the internet.

. . . .

Youth and Work
The Help
Baffler magazine once opined that “interns built the pyramids”. Perhaps the modern equivalent of the pyramids is the prodigious level of governance emanating from Washington and London, cities that are literally fuelled on the exploitation of (illegal, unpaid) intern power. I’ve been pinning for an opportunity to address how local politicians abuse the unpaid labour of young workers, but understandably the concerned parties aren’t exactly forthcoming with concrete information (unless you’re Nick Kouvalis). Recently, I stumbled upon evidence that exposes the practice by senior politicians in Ontario of exploiting unpaid labour. . . .

*Randomness here is created by and its list randomizing function.

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