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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. Meurrens on Immigration  2. Labour Pains 3. Combat Sports Law  4. Global Workplace Insider  5. Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Meurrens on Immigration
Canada Lifts Visa Requirement Against Mexico; Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil Soon to Follow

On December 1, 2016, the Government of Canada lifted the requirement that Mexican nationals obtain a temporary resident visa (a “TRV”) prior to travelling to Canada. As with all TRV exempt travellers, excluding Americans, Mexican nationals are still required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (an “ETA”) prior to boarding aircraft to travel to Canada. …

Labour Pains
Unrelated Employers Do Not Create Continuous Employment

Taking on the employees of another business can create unexpected financial obligations for employers. For example, this blog has previously looked at cases of employers being found responsible for an employee’s past year of service when that employer takes over or otherwise acquires a business, see Two Employers Under One Umbrella Both Get Soaked by Judge. …

Combat Sports Law
Legal Hurdles To Licence Kelvin Gastelum for UFC 206

Today the UFC announced that Kelvin Gastelum is scheduled to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in Toronto. This, despite Gastelum currently facing a 6 month suspension from the New York State Athletic Commission after failing to make weight and attend the weigh in for UFC 205. …

Global Workplace Insider
Back to the Future for Federal Public Service Labour Relations Regime?

The federal government has moved one step closer to making good on its promise earlier this year to restore the pre-2013 public service labour relations regime. On November 28, 2016, the government tabled legislation to repeal parts of Conservative Bill C-4 (Economic Action Plan, No. 2, Division 17), dealing with essential services, collective bargaining, and processes for grievances and dispute resolution in the federal public sector. …

Canadian Privacy Law Blog
Did the Supreme Court of Canada formally establish a new form of consent? Is “implied consent” really “deemed, irrevocable consent”?

I just posted a comment on the new Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang decision from the Supreme Court of Canada (Supreme Court of Canada permits disclosure of mortgage document over debtor’s privacy objections), but there’s an aspect of it I’d like to dig into further. On close review, it does appear that the Supreme Court of Canada has — perhaps inadvertently — re-written a key aspect of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). …

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