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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. Canadian Privacy Law Blog 2. Susan on the Soapbox 3. Global Workplace Insider 4. Slater Vecchio Connected 5. Library Boy

Canadian Privacy Law Blog
Nova Scotia’s cyberbullying law declared to be unconstitutional and a “colossal failure”

Full disclosure: I was counsel to the applicant in this case. The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has just released its decision in Crouch v Snell, 2015 NSCC 340 (PDF). In the decision, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has declared the province’s cyberbullying law to be unconstitutional, from start to finish. …

Susan on the Soapbox
The Value of Money

Dr David Dick is fascinated by money. Ms Soapbox isn’t…or wasn’t until she tried to understand why Albertans kept telling pollsters they’re okay with the NDP’s plans for greening the environment, funding education and healthcare and protecting paid farm workers as long as it doesn’t cost the taxpayers any more money. (Some Albertans swear they’ll slash their charitable contributions to zero if the NDP asks for another dime.)

Global Workplace Insider
Changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act in Ontario

There are many rules and regulations that employers must follow to ensure workplace safety. The Ministry of Labour has just announced new rules relating to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the “Act”), which make it even more important for employers to be aware of and comply with all of the rules contained within the Act. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Text Walking Lanes

Want to text and walk? Go to Belgium. Digital Trends says pedestrians using smartphones in the Belgian city of Antwerp are now using dedicated “text walking lanes”. Like The University of Utah and Chongqing in China, the text walking lanes have been painted onto Antwerp’s busiest sidewalks. While this was a clever marketing stunt by a smartphone company, residents now want to keep the lanes. …

Library Boy
New Website to Find US Congressional Research Reports

For years, American open-government advocates have complained about the lack of direct access to reports prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the policy research arm of the U.S. Congress. …
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