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.  2. À bon droit  3. Legal Post  4. National Blog  5. Library Boy
Litigating Death in Care Cases in Alberta

More than 775 children with some involvement with child protective services in Alberta have died since 1999. This past year alone, approximately 31 children have died while in provincial care or while receiving protective services. The vast majority of children dying in care are of Aboriginal heritage, and all come from marginalized backgrounds. Only until recently have the deaths of all children who die in provincial care been investigated. …

À bon droit

Bon rappel quant aux principes qui régissent les demandes de précisions

Vous le savez chers lecteurs, personne n’aime autant un bon jugement récapitulatif que moi. C’est pourquoi j’attire régulièrement votre attention sur ceux-ci. Ce matin, il s’agit de l’affaire SNC-Lavalin Group inc. c. Ben Aïssa (2015 QCCS 4083) où l’Honorable juge Marie-Claude Armstrong résume les principes applicables aux demandes de précisions et communication de documents….

Legal Post
CRA says you can claim medical marijuana on your taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that it will allow the costs of medical marijuana purchased from a licensed producer as a medical expense despite the fact that the Income Tax Act does not as yet recognize the enabling legislation. The news, according to, came in an August 24 letter from the CRA to the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association, which has been lobbying the CRA to clarify the issue. …

National Blog
Campaign silent as the grave on physician-assisted death

Canadians might have been forgiven for thinking, when the election was called way back in August, that an 11-week campaign would give the parties plenty of time to discuss all the issues. But at about the halfway mark, it seems a lot of things are being left unsaid: some ask, where’s the discussion on healthcare? On Canada’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis? On access to justice? On plans to fill the legislative gap following the Supreme Court’s Carter decision? …

Library Boy
Canadian Association of Law Libraries Launches Instructional Materials Bank

The Legal Research & Writing Special Interest Group of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is creating a repository of materials to be used by law librarians in their instructional activities. The Instructional Materials Bank will serve as a portal to share teaching ideas. CALL members can submit materials such as: promotional emails/flyers; presentations; lecture notes; syllabi/outlines; tutorials; videos; hands-on exercises; or assignments/exams. …


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