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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. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 2. Family Health Law Blog 3. Off the Shelf 4. Global Workplace Insider 5. National Magazine

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Farmer’s Odyssey: Prolonged Class Action Proceedings Against Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Ends in Summary Dismissal

In Holland v Saskatchewan (Ministry of Agriculture), 2017 SKQB 172, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed a class action brought by a group of deer and elk farmers against the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. The class action alleged damages caused by the Ministry’s negligent implementation of a Chronic Wasting Disease monitoring program. The Court of Queen’s Bench concluded …

Family Health Law Blog
Illegal (but life-saving) pop-up overdose prevention site opens in Toronto

Once in a while illegal activity is not prosecuted because it appears to be in the best interests of the public. This is currently happening in Toronto, where Harm Reduction Workers set up an illegal pop-up overdose prevention site in Moss Park because they believed the opioid crisis is at a point where drug users in the city cannot wait months for a legal supervised injection site …

Off the Shelf
An Important Association Copy: George-Étienne Cartier and Louis-Hippolyte La Fontain

The Osgoode Library’s Canada Law Book Rare Book Room contains many treasures illustrative of Canadian law and history. One of my favourites is a small book, not of great value in its own right, but valuable both because of its association with two great of Canadians and because of the insight it gives us into their politics. …

Global Workplace Insider
Holiday pay – Regular voluntary overtime should be included

A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that employees who regularly work voluntary overtime beyond their contracted hours may now have those payments taken into account in calculating holiday pay. …

National Magazine
CBSA pilot project not the answer to border backups

Once around the flagpole, then home? Not so fast. Flagpoling is a term used by foreign nationals who exit the country only to immediately re-enter in order to satisfy the requirements of a work visa or to confirm landing. …

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