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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. All About Information  2. Double Aspect 3. Canadian Appeals Monitor  4. Legal Feeds  5. Legal Post

All About Information
The five ways of a strong privacy officer

It has been a few years since Carswell published its Managing Personal Information text, but this morning I had cause to look up a chapter on information governance that I contributed. I had forgotten about what I had written about the qualities of a privacy officer, but liked what I read and thought I would share it here….

Double Aspect
Ideologies in the Marketplace of Ideas

The “marketplace of ideologies” is neither new nor quite disastrous. In a post over at Concurring Opinions, Ronald K.L. Collins laments what he regards as the rise, in the place of the good old marketplace of ideas, of a “marketplace of ideologies.” …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
May it Please the Court: Does “May” in an Arbitration Clause Convey Choice About Proceeding to Arbitration?

The difference between the mandatory “shall” and the permissive “may” in a contract is, perhaps typically, straightforward. One mandates action; the other allows, but does not require, it. This analysis can be more complex in the context of an arbitration agreement: can a party to the agreement force a stay of litigation based on a clause that states the parties may submit the dispute to arbitration?

Legal Feeds
Queen’s law announces Allgood professorship

Queen’s University Faculty of Law is making business law “a major area of strategic priority” with the announcement today that professor Mohamed Khimji has been named the inaugural David Allgood Professor in Business Law. The Allgood professorship is the first privately funded professorship at Queen’s law. …

Legal Post
Imperial Tobacco challenges Quebec law banning flavoured tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco has launched a legal challenge of certain parts of Quebec’s tobacco-control law and is asking a judge to strike them down on constitutional grounds. The company has filed an application for judicial review with Quebec Superior Court, saying various elements of the legislation are punitive. …
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