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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. Family LLB 2. The Factum 3. O’Faolain 4. Meurrens on Immigration 5. DroitDu.Net

Family LLB
Could Long-Haul Trucker Dad Quit His Job (and Avoid Child Support) Due to Dizziness?

After separating from the father, the mother had full-time custody of their two 17-year-old children. The father agreed to pay a set amount of child support, based on his long-distance trucker’s income of $66,000. However, he was prohibited from communicating with any of them, under the terms of his bail …

The Factum
Have your say on BC’s Human Rights Commission

The Government of BC has announced that the BC Human Rights Commission will be re-established. To help shape this, a public engagement is now underway until November 17, 2017. British Columbians are asked to share their experiences and ideas on how a human rights commission can meet its goals of promoting and protecting the principles of dignity and equality. …

O’Faolain
Technology Won’t Stop Intrusions By Itself

I was in a Skype chat early this morning when the people at the company on the other end found that staff were opening a very unusual e-mail. The chaos that ensued reflected a lack of preparedness and a misunderstanding of how technology can protect against external threats. This wasn’t a law firm but, as I saw the messages go by, I kept thinking how it easily could have been. …

Meurrens on Immigration
The Inside Canada vs. Outside Canada Sponsorship Process

One of the quirkier features of Canadian immigration law is the distinction between what is generally referred to as the “Inside-Canada Sponsorship” process and the “Outside-Canada Sponsorship” process. The biggest myth is that if a couple is residing in Canada then they must use the “Inside-Canada Sponsorship” process. This is not true. However, each program contains advantages and disadvantages vis-a-vis the other, and I have provided a list of the key features and requirements of each program below. …

DroitDu.Net
Renseignements biométriques à la frontière – Les États-Unis souhaitent élargir leur programme de reconnaissance faciale

La reconnaissance faciale semble de plus en plus à la mode aux frontières. Le Département de la Sécurité intérieure des États-Unis a invité les membres du monde techno à soumettre, le 14 novembre prochain, leur projet pour un nouveau système de reconnaissance faciale aux frontières terrestres américaines qui permettrait de vérifier les entrées et les sorties des voyageurs. …

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