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. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 2. Michael Spratt 3. NSRLP 2. Van Dyke Injury Law Blog 5.

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Equal Pay for Equal Work Now in Force

On April 1, 2018 Equal Pay for Equal Work, the new section 42 of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) came into force. This was a Bill 148 amendment. You can read more about the big changes Bill 148 has made to the Ontario employment landscape in our previous posts on this topic. …

Michael Spratt
Liberal criminal justice reforms a bold betrayal

Late last month, in the dying hours before a long weekend, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould, flanked by her parliamentary secretaries Marco Mendicino and Bill Blair, unveiled her self-described and long-promised “bold” criminal justice reform. The legislation, Bill C-75, was billed as a silver bullet to unclog our courts and bring about a “cultural shift” in the justice system. The changes may be bold, but in this case the proposed reforms will likely result in more delays and more unfair trials. …

Latest NSRLP Data: SRLs report less satisfaction with legal assistance

Continuing our commitment to collect and regularly update data on the Self-Represented Litigant phenomenon, this week we release our 2017 Intake Report, based on intake forms completed by 63 self-represented litigants in 2017. Following the publication of the original National SRL Study 2013, which described and analyzed the experiences of 259 SRLs whom I interviewed in-depth, members of the public representing themselves in court continued to contact NSRLP, eager to share their stories and experiences of navigating the legal system. …

Van Dyke Injury Law Blog
Day of Mourning: Fight for the Living, Mourn for the Dead

For more than 30 years, April 28th has been observed in Ontario as the Day of Mourning: a day to honour workers who have died, been injured, or suffer an illness due to their workplace. In 1991, it became a nationally observed day and this “Workers’ Memorial Day” is now observed in more than 100 countries. …
What’s In A List? Examining Canadian Terrorist Listing

In 2001, Canada enshrined into law a public-facing list of terrorist entities as a part of the Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46. In theory, this list is meant to simplify one aspect of Canada’s exceedingly complex terrorism prosecutions. In practice, the listed entities have only been relied on in Canadian criminal proceedings six times. More often than not, the listed entities are referenced during Immigration and Refugee Board decisions. …


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