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.
Canadian Privacy Law Blog
Privacy Commissioner thinks there’s a right to be forgotten in Canada
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada just released a news release, another notice of consultation and a draft position paper on “online reputation”.
Online reputation is the nice way of saying “right to be forgotten” or “right to erasure”. And the OPC’s draft position is that such a right exists under PIPEDA and involves manadatory “de-indexing of search results”. …
Simple Bloatware Removal for Android
If you’re trying to trim out some of the bloatware apps that Samsung and your phone provider pre-install on your phone, there’s a nice free, open source app to do it. It’s so straight forward it doesn’t really have a name; it’s just called /system/app remover by developer j4velin. …
University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
At the SCC: Can the government legislate without consultation?
On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding a new issue arising with the Crown’s duty to consult. The case in question is Chief Steve Courtoreille on behalf of himself and the members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council). …
Official Clio Blog
Clio This Month: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the New Clio Experience
This month, we’re highlighting an update of Clio’s Android app, three new integration partners, and a few features from the new Clio experience that you may not have heard of—but that can make your practice run a whole lot smoother. …
Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Personal Emergency Leave
Amongst the many changes to the Employment Standards Act introduced by Bill 148 is the expansion of Personal Emergency Leave. Previously only available to employees in workplaces with 50 or more employees, this 10 day leave is now available to everyone. The first two days of leave are paid. Effectively this amounts to two days of paid sick, caregiver or bereavement leave per year for all employees. …
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