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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. ABlawg.ca 2. Global Workplace Insider 3. National Security Law 4. Barry Sookman 5. NSRLP

ABlawg.ca
Foreclosing Mortgagees’ Liability for Tenants’ Security Deposits

This appeal from an order of a Tenancy Dispute Officer of the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) is worth noting for several reasons. First, it appears that the question of whether a mortgagee becomes a “landlord” under the Residential Tenancies Act, SA 2003, c R-17.1 (RTA) upon foreclosing on leased residential premises had not been addressed before. This is an important question for tenants looking to recover their security deposits and for foreclosing mortgagees who have not received those security deposits from their mortgagor. …

Global Workplace Insider
Le projet de loi sur la réforme de la LNT: quelles sont les conséquences pour les agences de placement?

Le projet de loi 176 « Loi modifiant la Loi sur les normes du travail et d’autres dispositions législatives afin principalement de faciliter la conciliation famille-travail » (le projet de loi) a été déposé par le gouvernement libéral à l’Assemblée nationale à la fin du mois de mars. Plusieurs dispositions du projet de loi auront un impact significatif sur les agences de placement de personnel (agences). Voici quelques-unes de nos observations sur le sujet. …

National Security Law
Bill C-59 and the Judicialization of Intelligence

With the teaching term winding down, I am preparing more formal papers, stitching together pieces memorialized as blogs on this site. My first effort is here. Abstract: Canada’s Bill C-59 responds to quandaries common to democracies in the early part of the 21st century. Among these challenges: How broad a remit should intelligence services have to build pools of data in which to fish for threats? …

Barry Sookman
FairPlay copyright blocking proposal: my presentation at the Fordham IP conference

I had the pleasure to speak at the 26th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference. In my opinion, this is the best IP conference. My topic was Canada’s Fairplay’s Website-Blocking Plan: What is it and is it consistent with international norms and principles including requirements for proportionality, rights to freedom of expression and principles of net neutrality?

NSRLP
Access to Justice, A Step at a Time

Three weeks ago, I testified at the UK Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse. This is the largest public inquiry ever conducted in England and Wales. Forgive me for making the obvious point: the scale of the inquiry reflects the enormous amount of largely undisclosed and almost entirely covered-up historic child sex abuse crimes – in churches, in residential schools and children’s homes, and in custodial institutions. …

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