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. Legal Sourcery  2. Michael Geist 3. Administrative Law Matters  4. Michael Spratt  5. Pierre Roy & Associes

Legal Sourcery
Finding Legislative Intent (Tip of the Week)

Erica Anderson, Research Librarian at the Ontario Legislative Library, and Susan Barker, Digital Services and Reference Librarian at the Bora Laskin Law Library, recently wrote an excellent article exploring legislative intent research for the Canadian Parliamentary Review, Cinderella at the Ball: Legislative Intent in Canadian Courts. …

Michael Geist
Why Universal, Affordable Internet Access Should be 2015 Election Campaign Issue

The long election campaign of 2015 has featured a myriad of daily policy announcements as the three largest political parties vie for attention and votes. From targeted tax cuts to new spending promises, political leaders have focused on education, child care, defence, the environment and more. Yet thus far largely missing from the campaign has been the most fundamental digital issue – universal, affordable broadband Internet access. …

Administrative Law Matters
How Changing Modes of Communication May Change the Law

Last week’s important Supreme Court of Canada decision on tribunal standing prompts some more general thoughts on my part. There was no oral argument on the standing issue during the hearing, which is striking given the extensive discussion in Rothstein J.’s majority reasons. Standing was argued in the written submissions, but it did not feature (as far as I could tell) in the oral presentations. …

Michael Spratt
Update: ‘Bona fide star candidate’: Emilie Taman

Welp – things have been very busy. In July I wrote that my spouse Emilie Taman was seeking the NDP nomination in Ottawa-Vanier. She won! Then things got very busy. Emilie has been knocking on doors, winning debates, engaging with voters, providing TV commentary, and working on policy. …

Pierre Roy & Associes
Les ainés n’échappent pas aux problèmes financiers

On entend presque quotidiennement parler de la situation financière fragile des ménages québécois. Les dossiers de faillite sont en hausse, la dette moyenne des foyers augmente rapidement, le pouvoir d’achat décline, etc. Par contre, ce qui fait moins la une des journaux ce sont les problèmes d’endettement que connaissent nos ainés. …


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