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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. Welcome to the Food Court  2. National Magazine Blog 3. First Reference Talks  4. Labour Pains  5. Legal Feeds

Welcome to the Food Court
S2E1: Debra Lawson on Food Recovery

Season Two of Welcome to the Food Court! For episode one, we’re talking Food Recovery. At its simplest, enabling food recovery organizations is a common sense approach to improving the viability of our environmental and economic systems. But it’s a huge task that we often take for granted in Toronto – there are many regions that don’t have the same capacity that Second Harvest has provided for so long. …

National Magazine Blog
Putting the Charter First

Canada’s constitutional safeguards are failing us, according to a new report from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and that’s enabling the passage of too many unconstitutional laws. The CCLA released the new report as a part of their Charter First campaign, seeking to raise awareness about the constitutional vetting process. …

First Reference Talks
Human Resource professionals can actually save the world!!!

There are some professions that are automatically seen as having a strong impact on our world and are accepted as having the capability of making our world a better place. Human Resource Management however is often seen as having the potential to make significant impact on business success, rarely do we extend that assessment to the economy and nation building. …

Labour Pains
Being “Reckless With the Truth” Not Just Cause

Is “being reckless with the truth” as to whether a client has insurance coverage “just cause” for the termination of an insurance broker’s employment? That was one of the questions that the Honourable Mr. Justice Ronald M. Laliberte Jr. was asked to resolve in the case of Cassell v. Irving H. Miller Limited, 2016 ONSC 5570 (CanLII). …

Legal Feeds
Report slams Canada’s immigration detention system for treatment of children

A recent report by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program says Canada’s failure to find other ways to detain children violates its international legal obligations. “Canada’s immigration detention regime needs a drastic overhaul,” says Andrew Brouwer, senior counsel of refugee law at Legal Aid Ontario. …
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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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