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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 sixty recent 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. All About Information 2. Combat Sports Law 3. Precedent 4. Michael Geist 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

All About Information

BC court strikes privacy breach claim as being within OIPC’s exclusive jurisdiction

On July 14th, the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed a privacy breach claim against a public body as being within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia. The plaintiff sued the ICBC and others for wrongs arising out of the collection and use of his personal information. …

Combat Sports Law

Reasons For Judgement in Canada’s First “Modern” Prizefighting Prosecution

In my effort to create a database of Combat Sports prosecutions pursuant to Canada’s Criminal Code, I have obtained the full transcript of the sentencing proceedings from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice in the case of HMTQ v. Crowthers and Daku. By way of backgound, Patrick Crowthers and Derek Daku of Saskatchewan’s Prestige Fight Club have the dubious honour of being the first to be successfully prosecuted for hosting an illegal ‘prizefight’ …

Precedent

How to survive a performance review

Performance reviews are one of the more nerve-wracking rituals at law firms, but they’re a crucial part of your career development. They really do help you become a better lawyer by learning from your successes and your inevitable missed marks. As important as they are, they’re not easy. Here are a few strategies for navigating …

Michael Geist

CRTC Finds Rogers Engaged in Unjust Discrimination With Its Domestic Roaming Agreements

From seemingly the moment in launched in Canada, Wind Mobile argued that it was being placed at a competitive disadvantage due to unfair roaming agreements with Rogers. As a new entrant, the company was reliant on roaming agreements to offer nationwide service, yet it claimed that Rogers was tilting the playing field against it. Rogers unsurprisingly disagreed. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Human Rights During the Job Interview

Most companies know which are some of the obviously dangerous questions to ask during a job interview. Are you planning to have children (i.e. many expensive parental leaves)? Do you have a happy (i.e. stable) marriage? Are you religious (i.e. a different religion than me)? …

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