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. Startup Source 2. Michael Geist 3. BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog 4. AvoidAClaim 5. Blogue du CRL

Startup Source
Alberta’s New Exemptions for Startup Businesses

In a welcome development for Alberta-based startups and small businesses, the Alberta Securities Commission (the “ASC”) has adopted a new rule – Prospectus Exemption for Start-up Businesses (ASC Rule 45-517, adopted July 19, 2016). The rule is designed to streamline small, local investment rounds for startups and high-growth companies, while still providing appropriate investor protection. …

Michael Geist
Lawful Access is Back: How the Government Quietly Revived Canada’s Most Controversial Privacy Issue

The controversial issue of lawful access rules, which address questions of police use of Internet subscriber information and interception capabilities at Canadian telecom companies, has long been played down by Canadian governments. When policy proposals first emerged in the early 2000s, the Liberal government focused on the anti-terrorism and anti-spam benefits. Subsequent Conservative proposals promoted the ability to combat child pornography, and most recently, cyber-bullying. …

BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog
Responding Expert Reports Must Be Tendered in Party’s Case in Chief

Interesting procedural reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing when a party must tender responding expert reports. In today’s case (Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia) the Plaintiffs sought to tender their responding expert reports after the Defendant tendered their expert reports. The Defendant objected noting the reports should properly be admitted as part of the Plaintiff’s case in chief. In agreeing with the Defendant Mr. Justice Steeves provided the following reasons: …

TAG Access to Justice Week: Oct 17-21

Oct 17-21, 2016 is the inaugural TAG Access to Justice Week, and this is your chance to register. Engage, connect and share in the access to justice conversation with the public, legal professionals, practitioners, organizations, students and A2J advocates. There will be 40 hours of networking and learning opportunities over 5 days. …

Blogue du CRL
Bruit et devoir de tolérance entre voisins : gare au règlement municipal!

Dans la décision Roussel c. Gosselin, 2016 QCCA 1461, la Cour d’appel rappelle les limites de l’application du devoir de tolérance entre voisins, notamment lorsqu’un règlement municipal est en cause. Faits: Dans cette affaire, l’appelant, exploitant d’une pension pour chien, était poursuivi par son voisin en raison du bruit occasionné par les jappements et aboiements des chiens dont il avait la garde. …


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