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.Environmental Law and Litigation 2. Startup Source 3. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 4. Eloise Gratton 5. Barry Sookman

Environmental Law and Litigation
Teck Coal Fined $1,425,000

On October 5, 2017 Teck Coal Limited (“Teck”) in British Columbia court pled guilty to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act for discharging a deleterious substance, namely selenium, into a tributary of the Elk River frequented by fish. On October 16, 2014, approximately 45 dead fish were discovered in Line Creek which is located …

Startup Source
InnovateTO150 Shines Spotlight on the Country’s Best Student-Led Startups

InnovateTO150 is celebrating Toronto’s 150th birthday by shining a spotlight on some of the best student-led startups from across Canada. Innovate TO150 is a collaboration between the City of Toronto and OCAD University, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and York University. Together …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
IRSSA: The Dollar Value of Abuse

Rather than resulting in joy and excitement, the IRSSA’s payouts to Indigenous groups or individuals have generally been met with frustration and disappointment. This is because the traumas of residential school remain and the losses suffered are far greater than any dollar amount can cover. Despite this reality, …

Eloise Gratton
B.C. Supreme Court Certifies National Class Action for Financial Institution Data Breach

In August 2017, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued its decision in Tucci v. Peoples Trust Company, certifying a national class action lawsuit against Peoples Trust Company relating to a 2013 breach of customers’ personal information. The decision demonstrates how Canadian courts approach the certification of data breach class actions. To read BLG’s bulletin on …

Barry Sookman
Is Google a publisher according to Google? The Google v Equustek and Duffy cases

Is Google, the operator of the world’s most popular search engine, a publisher entitled to the constitutional protections accorded to publishers of free speech? Or is Google a passive/neutral intermediary which has no control over what its search engine algorithms disseminate and which doesn’t publish the information in, or hyperlinked to, it’s search results? Google argues it is and is not a publisher, depending on which position will best exonerate it from legal demands including court orders that it de-index URLs and websites from which illegal content is made available. …


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