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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 Securities Law 2. Risk Management & Crisis Response 3. Administrative Law Matters 4. The Lean Law Firm 5. Susan On The Soapbox

Canadian Securities Law
CSA: EU Trading Venues with Canadian Participants Subject to Canadian Rules (Unless Exempt)

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have issued a Staff Notice cautioning foreign trading venues that offer access to Canadian participants to consider applicable rules in the local Canadian jurisdictions in which they are seeking to operate….

Risk Management & Crisis Response
Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Law: What you need to know about compliance program requirements

If you (as an individual or a business) are subject to the requirements of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and associated regulations (also referred to as Canadian AML Law), you are required to establish and…

Administrative Law Matters
The Dunsmuir Decade/10 ans de Dunsmuir

It may be hard to believe that March 7, 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Dunsmuir v New Brunswick, where the Court reformulated Canadian administrative law. Dunsmuir is — by some distance — the most cited decision of any Canadian court and, for Canadians and Canadaphiles, synonymous with…

The Lean Law Firm
Small Firms, Big Issues: Highlights of Thomson Reuters’ 2017 State of US Small Law Firms Survey

More than half of all lawyers in the United States and Canada work in small firms of less than 30 people. In a sea of reports on the state of the (large firm) legal industry, it’s nice to see recognition of their particular issues in Thomson Reuters’ State of US Small Law Firms Survey. …

Susan On The Soapbox
Thank You Alberta Party!

When Greg Clark stepped down as the leader of the Alberta Party Ms Soapbox wondered whether the party had lost its mind. When Rick Fraser and Stephen Mandel, two former Progressive Conservatives, entered the AP leadership race, Ms Soapbox wondered whether the party had been taken over by the Progressive Conservatives. She soon realized such idle speculation was pointless…

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