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. U of A Faculty Law Blog  2. The Law of Work 3. Off the Shelf  4. Youth and Work  5. Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog

U of A Faculty Law Blog
Dominatrix dominates Senate

I had the pleasure of testifying at the Senate last year on a mundane question of the income tax act and union disclosure requirements. Today, it seems the Senate was discussing something more salacious, namely prostitution! And drama ensued. Not only did the dominatrix madam who brought down the last bill get cut off because her time was up, she also was booted out. But she did not leave quitely. Nope! She threatened to name names. You know what happens when people name names…

Law of Work
The Academics Strike Back: Windsor Faculty Union Plots Its Next Move

Let’s start the fall term with a look at the interesting situation at the University of Windsor. The bargaining there is playing out like a labour law textbook example of how our collective bargaining and industrial conflict laws work. The Background: The University and the Faculty union (WUFA) bargained but didn’t reach a deal. According to the laws of Ontario governing collective bargaining, as of July 2 the employer was in a position to lockout the workers or to unilaterally impose contract terms, as I explained in an earlier post….

Off the Shelf
A Bounty of Bookplates

The Osgoode Library has purchased a modest collection of twenty-eight bookplates of various Canadian legal personages. These bookplates are of interest for biographical, bibliographical and professional reasons, and are also sure to be of interest to Game of Thrones fans for their assortment of family sigils and words, or in heraldic parlance, charges and mottoes….

Youth and Work
Precarity, Unemployment, and Unpaid Internships: an Interview with Andrew Langille

I recently did an interview with Travis Welowszky, the Editor-in-Chief of London’s Openwide magazine, where we discussed youth unemployment, post-secondary education, and unpaid internships. It appears at pages 17 to 20 of their frosh week issue, which you can read here. I’ve reprinted my interview in its entirety below and have added some links to relevant information. …

Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog
Fee for Renouncing United States Citizenship Increases Significantly

On August 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, which raised the fee for processing renunciations of United States citizenship from $450.00USD to $2,350.00USD, a 522.22% increase. This new fee became effective on September 6, 2014….


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