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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. Library Technician Dialog  2. Excess Copyright 3. Legal Sourcery  4. Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog  5. The Factum

Library Technician Dialog
I Can’t Get No Respect

When I first joined the profession, I was interested in the debate of librarian as service professional amidst a world of doctors and lawyers. Doctors and lawyers are a closed group of professionals defined as high status with high salaries paying fees to a regulatory agency. Their skills are specialized and not everyone has the capacity to practice in those careers. Value is measured by high salaries or expansive budgets. …

Excess Copyright
A Supremely Cool Day in Ottawa At and From the Supreme Court of Canada

This morning, we learned from recently retired Justice Marshall Rothstein and his colleagues on the Supreme Court of Canada, none of whom dissented on these points, and to the great satisfaction of my clients the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy of McGill University (headed by Prof. David Lametti, now David Lametti, M.P.) and Prof. Ariel Katz of the University of Toronto, both of whom appeared with me at the hearing, that inter alia: …

Legal Sourcery
Holiday Gift Guide 2015 #2

For the Legal Sourcery Holiday Gift Guide this year, instead of looking for some generic lists on the Internet, the library staff decided to get personal. In the next 3 weeks, we will share with you some of our favourite gift ideas. We hope it will help get your creative juices and your spirit of generosity flowing. …

Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Announces Temporary pause on OINP “Base” Stream Applications

On November 16, 2015, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (“OINP”), formerly known as the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program, announced that it has exhausted its base stream allocation for 2015. Annual provincial nomination targets for each year are determined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”). For 2015, the OINP received a base stream allocation of 2,500 nominations. …

The Factum
Hot Off the Press — If Your Child Is Taken: Your Rights as a Parent

We’ve revised this online pamphlet that explains child protection law and what parents or guardians can do if the Director of Child Protection removes their child or plans to remove their child from the home. It also includes where to get legal help. We made minor revisions to describe how to work out an agreement and about the court process. The previous version (July 2014) is still legally accurate and is also available in French online. …
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