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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. Eloise Gratton 2. The Docket 3. Slater Vecchio Connected 4. ABlawg.ca 5. First Reference

Eloise Gratton
The OPC Publishes its Report on Consent

In May 2016, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published a discussion paper and launched a consultation on consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) with the objective of identifying potential enhancements to the consent model and better defining the roles and responsibilities of the actors who could implement such improvements. …

The Docket
Opioids and Harm Prevention with Leila Attar

So episode 63 – a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast – right? You should. Canada has a drug problem but it is a problem of policy. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Do You Need Winter Tires for Vancouver Streets?

Vancouver’s mild climate means most people don’t install winter tires on their cars. Given the problems of last winter, City Hall thinks it might be time to change that. Council is considering a proposal to fine drivers who do not use winter tires in the colder months. While the city’s political leaders mull over this…

ABlawg.ca
GRTAs, Patch Agreements, Indefeasible Title and Collapse Orders

Case Commented On: Chesterworld Holdings Ltd v Computershare Trust Company of Canada, 2017 ABQB 43 (CanLII). This decision involves the interpretation of a will from 1949 as well as the validity of a gross royalty trust agreement (GRTA) and a subsequent patch agreement. Justice Park concluded that the patch agreement was incapable of saving the GRTA because it was executed by the incorrect parties …

First Reference
The basics of the WSIB’s NEER system

Understanding the basics about the WSIB’s NEER financial system is a challenge for many employers. With limited time available to prepare for the upcoming implementation of the new Rate Framework, which will replace NEER, there are a few basic concepts you should understand regarding the current program. …

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