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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 seventy 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. Michael Geist  2. Susan on the Soapbox  3. McElroy Law Blog  4. Vincent Gautrais  5. DroitDu.net

Michael Geist
Secret Spending & Weak Results: Why the Ontario Government’s Music Fund Strikes the Wrong Note

Earlier this month, the British Columbia government unveiled a new $15 million music fund to support the local music industry. The fund matches a similar Ontario initiative that has doled out nearly $30 million over the past two years with a commitment from Premier Kathleen Wynne to make the Ontario Music Fund a permanent program to support the industry. …

Susan on the Soapbox
Journalism Redefined

It’s been a disturbing week. Ezra Levant, who swore under oath that he was not a reporter, sued the NDP government for refusing to let him attend (and report, presumably) on government media events. Established journalists fell all over themselves supporting Mr Levant’s position. …

McElroy Law Blog
Fixing our Broken Bail System

There has been growing discontent with our current bail system and the topic is on the radar of the federal government, who just released a study that it commissioned to look at how to reform our bail system in Canada. A news story of the report can be found here. …

Vincent Gautrais
Contravention et droit des technologies (2)

Le 09 mai 2014, nous avions rédigé un blogue selon lequel la Loi concernant le cadre juridique des technologiques de l’information pouvait, selon nous, nous permettre de contester un constat d’infraction pour stationnement qui avait été émis alors que j’avais effectué une erreur dans le code du lot où était stationné mon auto. …

DroitDu.net
Les Stingrays, l’outil de surveillance à la James Bond

Les cell-site simulators (IMSI) appelés “Stingrays” sont des appareils de surveillance hautement sophistiqués. En mode actif, ces appareils peuvent émuler les pylônes de téléphonie cellulaire forçant ainsi tous les appareils cellulaires en périphérie à se connecter à lui. …

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