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. Mack’s Criminal Law  2. Blogue du CRL 3. All about Information  4. Slater Vecchio Connected  5. The Stream

Mack’s Criminal Law
Looked like a gun, walked like a gun, quacked like a gun

Dirie and Omar were both convicted of weapons possession offences. The sole issue at trial was identity. An apartment building equipped with a surveillance system captured the crime in progress. The trial judge found, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the two men in the footage were Dirie and Omar. She compared the men in court to the security footage, and gave some weight to the evidence of a police officer who had encountered Dirie on many occasions and who also recognized him in the footage. …

Blogue du CRL
La détermination du test applicable pour une provision pour frais dans le cadre d’un recours en oppression par un actionnaire minoritaire

Dans l’affaire Derome c. Robillard, 2016 QCCS 3650, la Cour supérieure doit décider si un actionnaire minoritaire a le droit à une provision pour frais dans le cadre d’un recours en oppression. Faits: En 2012, le demandeur a été embauché par une compagnie d’assurances, à titre de directeur général. Entre 2012 et 2013, la compagnie a fait l’acquisition de trois sociétés dont le demandeur est devenu un des actionnaires minoritaires et administrateur, y occupant également le poste de directeur général. …

All about Information
Arbitrator awards nominal damages for unwarranted breathalyser test

On June 25th Arbiator Surdykowski awarded $200 in damages to an employee who underwent an unwarranted breathalyser test following a safety incident. The employer administered the test based on a mistaken belief that it was required by policy even though there was no basis for believing the employee was intoxicated. The employee suffered no particular harm. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Mobi Takes off in Vancouver

Need a bike? There’s probably one near you that’s ready to ride. Vancouver’s new bike sharing program, Mobi, took to the streets in July and so far it seems to be well received. Stats for the first month are looking good – each bike is averaging three riders per day. That’s out pacing Seattle’s six-month-old program, where each bike only gets about one rider per day. …

The Stream
Exploring Electronic Resources: Family Practice Sources

This is the weekly look one of the many valuable online legal information resources available at the Courthouse Libraries of BC. Available through Quicklaw, Family Practice Sources gathers together many resources that family law practitioners will find useful to serve their clients. Content covers topics like domestic contracts, wills and testaments, powers of attorney, divorce, child and spousal support, child protection and more. …


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