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. News from the Break Room 2. Startup Source 3. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 4. Labour Pains 5. Susan On The Soapbox

News from the Break Room
148 Things You Need To Know About Bill 148

This Fall has officially been a whirlwind for employment law in Ontario. On November 22, Queen’s Park passed Bill 148, otherwise known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017. The Act gives employment law in this province its first facelift in over a decade, and it’s a major one. …

Startup Source
New Venture Fund Provides Support to Female Entrepreneurs

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) recently announced the first closing of StandUp Ventures Fund I, an initiative to provide financing and advisory services to female-led businesses and startups. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
Reconcili-Action for the Holidays

It’s our last post of the semester and, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably telling your friends and family how stressed you are over your two finals and the three twenty-five-page papers you have due next week (but what they don’t know is that you’ve actually been binge watching the new season of “Stranger Things” for the past three days while hiding under your sheets hoping your responsibilities will just fade away). So, in hopes of helping you get out of bed or off of your couch, we’ve decided to help you procrastinate even more by providing you with this list of ways to implement some reconcili-action into your life during the holidays (hopefully post-exams…). …

Labour Pains
Mooch Ado About Nothing: Being Fired Before You Begin

Can you be fired from your job before you even begin it? As preposterous as that question may sound, that was the very question with which the Supreme Court of British Columbia found itself faced in the case of Buchanan v Introjunction Ltd., 2017 BCSC 1002 (CanLII). …

Susan On The Soapbox
Politics and the Debate Club

I know, I know, you’d rather watch the Grey Cup game, so I’ll make this quick. Yesterday, Ms Soapbox and a friend judged the final round in the Sir Winston Churchill High School Debate Competition. The competition was hosted by the Alberta Debate and Speech Association and The Winston Churchill Society and included teams from 12 schools across the city. The students were intelligent, articulate, and passionate. …


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