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. Excess Copyright 2. All About Information 3. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 4. Avoid A Claim 5. SOQUIJ

Excess Copyright
Canada at the TPP? The Time to Talk is Precisely During an Election

Michael Geist has just posted an important blog, following his important column in the Toronto Star on “How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii”. I posted a comment on his blog in turn which is as follows: August 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm. Hi, Michael: There an old convention in trade law negotiations that still applies, which is that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. …

All About Information
BCCA says arbitrators have discretion to identify grievors despite PIPA

On August 12th the Court of Appeal for British Columbia held that British Columbia labour arbitrators are bound by British Columbia’s provincial private sector privacy legislation but do not need consent to collect, use or disclose grievor and witness personal information. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
One More on Justice Brown

In an article in the Toronto Star, titled Russell Brown doesn’t belong on the Supreme Court, a former law professor attacks Justice Brown based on two main themes: 1) He is not a liberal, so he can’t be a good judge. 2) The timing is bad and he has done some unethical stuff. …

Avoid A Claim
When preparing wills, don’t dispense with formalities – execution matters

Will-drafting is an area of legal practice that demands extremely careful attention to detail. Decisions in this area make it clear that even where a will is well-drafted and is consistent with the testator’s known intentions, failure to have the will executed in accordance with the applicable legal formalities will render it invalid. …

La Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec fait enquête

La SAAQ peut procéder à des enquêtes lorsqu’il est question d’accidents d’automobiles. Ainsi, des rapports de filature et des bandes vidéo de filature sont régulièrement déposés en preuve pour vérifier la crédibilité des victimes en rapport avec leurs atteintes physiques.


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