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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 more than 80 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. Alcohol & Advocacy 2.Municipal Matters 3. First Reference 4. Wise Law Blog 5. Meurrens on Immigration

Alcohol & Advocacy
Yukon Liquor Corporation Contemplating Tax Break for Local Brewers

The Yukon Party are making headlines again up north by revisiting (from the opposition benches) a plank from their unsuccessful 2016 election platform: eliminating the government markup on locally produced alcohol and allowing producers to sell directly to retailers. …

Municipal Matters
Changes to the Greenbelt Plan

The Greater Golden Horseshoe is experiencing tremendous pressure as the fastest growing region in North America. In response to the increasing growth and population, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs released the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 and Greenbelt Plan, 2017 on May 18th, 2017 which will update the current legislation and is set to come into effect on July 1st 2017. …

First Reference
Celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec

In Quebec, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne, is a statutory (public) holiday on June 24 each year. Since June 24 falls on a Saturday this year, the following rules apply when it comes to employee statutory entitlements: …

Wise Law Blog
LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday June 22, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates. When a person dies in Ontario, and no next of kin claims an inheritance from the Estate, the government attempts to locate a surviving relative …

Meurrens on Immigration
Work Permits for Camp Counsellors

As of March 1, 2017, camp counsellors going to residential camps during the summer season are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA“) requirement. They can apply for work permits once their employers submit their online offers of employment into the employer compliance portal. …

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