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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. Library Technician Dialog 2. IP Osgoode 3. ABlawg.ca 4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 5. Startup Source

Library Technician Dialog
Goodbye

Skiff – used as “skiff of snow” Slang in Saskatchewan for a few millimeters of fallen snow, not worth shovelling. I’d like to think that Simon Fodden would approve of the fillips that will bookend this final blog post. …

IP Osgoode
Panelists Share Thoughts on Users’ Rights in the Fields of Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

On Monday November 20th, 2017 scholars, students, practitioners and IP enthusiasts alike gathered at Osgoode Hall Law School for a symposium in honour of Prof. David Vaver’s appointment to the Order of Canada. The symposium – “Intellectual Property: Fuel for the Fire of Genius or Shelf Life of a Banana” – highlighted four themes of Prof. Vaver’s IP scholarship, including: …

ABlawg.ca
No Discrimination Against Long-Term Care Residents in Elder Advocates of Alberta Case

Our colleague Lorian Hardcastle recently posted a comment on the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society case, where a class of long-term care residents brought a claim against the Alberta government challenging its ability to charge accommodation fees in their facilities. As she noted, the plaintiffs were unsuccessful in their claims of unjust enrichment, negligence, and contract. …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
In the Media: Indigenous Olympians

Today, we meet some of the incredible Indigenous athletes that have made their way to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. We will be rooting for you all! Spencer O’Brien is an Olympic snowboarder. She is from the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, located near Vancouver Island. She was raised in the British Columbia mountains, and began snowboarding at age 11. …

Startup Source
Toronto on the Cutting Edge of Cryptocurrency Technologies

The Toronto City Council is seeking the public’s input on how the City’s commercial sector can better engage with cryptocurrencies. On Feb. 2, 2018, the City voted to engage in deputations between the public and the City Executive on March 19, 2018.

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