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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. Erin Cowling 2. Michael Geist 3. Condo Adviser 4. Risk Management & Crisis Response 5. Legal Sourcery

Erin Cowling
 “Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution”: A Must Read for the Next Generation of Feminist Lawyers

I’ve been a feminist as long as I can remember, even before I knew what a feminist was. Growing up in a small town in Ontario, I vividly recall being 12 and having my male teacher call me a “women’s libber”. I had written an essay on why the name “manhole” cover was sexist and argued that we should be using a more inclusive term. (Yes, I am keenly aware that there are more pressing issues facing women than being excluded from the name of a piece of metal covering the sewers, but 12 year old Erin saw it as a grave injustice!) I painted on my childhood bedroom wall: …

Michael Geist
Canadian Government Puts Copyright Board Overhaul on Fast Track With Consultation Launching Tomorrow

The Canadian government is planning the most significant changes to the Copyright Board of Canada in decades with a consultation set to officially launch tomorrow. Given the longstanding concerns with the Board from creators and users alike, the government has decided to place board reform on a fast track that is separate from the broader copyright review scheduled to commence later this year. The consultation, …

Condo Adviser
Condo Pool Dress Code: What’s Too Much and What’s Not Enough?

An Ontario woman recently launched a human rights complaint against the municipality of Cornwall over its policies preventing her from swimming topless at public pools. This legal challenge comes two decades after courts recognized women’s right to bare their breasts in public in Ontario. In this blog we explore whether a condominium can impose a dress code for the pool. …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
OFAC announces two major sanctions fines in July

On July 20, 2017, OFAC announced a $2 million fine levied against ExxonMobil Corp. and its subsidiaries for violations of the Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations. ExxonMobil had allegedly violated the sanctions by signing documents related to oil and gas projects in Russia with Igor Sechin, President of Russian oil company Rosneft OAO. Sechin was listed on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the “SDN List”). …

Legal Sourcery
Research Tip Roundup: Judicial Considerations

Over the summer, we will be highlighting Legal Sourcery’s most popular research tips. On that note, here are Legal Sourcery’s most popular judicial consideration tips: …

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