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. Michael Geist 3. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 5. Risk Management & Crisis Response
Canadian Securities Law
Proposed Change to IIROC Minimum Dealer Member Fee
In an effort to simplify part of the annual fee model for Dealer Members, IIROC has proposed a single $22,500 Minimum Fee category to replace the existing $15,000 and $27,500 Minimum Fee categories as well as eliminating the Total Allocated Cost Element…
The Bell coalition website blocking proposal downplays concerns about over-blocking that often accompanies site blocking regimes by arguing that it will be limited to “websites and services that are blatantly, overwhelmingly, or structurally engaged in piracy.” …
Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Sexual Harassment and Valentine’s Day
By now everyone should know that sexual harassment is not permissible in the workplace, but even amidst the flurry of allegations we have seen in the #metoo era, exactly what constitutes sexual harassment might still be a little fuzzy. …
University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
In the Media: Edmonton Eskimos Name Chang
Tansi Nîtôtemtik, As we neared the end of 2017, a great debate arose as to whether or not local Canadian Football League (CFL) Team, the Edmonton Eskimos, should change their name. Conversations arose in the spirit of reconciliation, considering the negative connotations that may be associated with the term “Eskimo” and it’s political correctness in a country that should be done away with colonial words, such as “Indian.” …
Risk Management & Crisis Response
Oral summaries thwart work product protection: The case of SEC v. Herrera
In Securities and Exchange Commission v. Herrera, 2017 WL 6041750 (S.D. Fla. December 5, 2017), a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Florida held that providing “oral downloads” of otherwise-privileged witness interview notes and memos to the Securities and Exchange Commission…
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