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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. Canadian Appeals Monitor 2. First Reference 3. Le Blogue du CRL 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5.Vancouver Immigration Law Blog

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Beer, Bedford, and beyond — the Supreme Court of Canada and the limits of precedent in R. v. Comeau

R. v. Comeau,[1] made headlines because of its sudsy subject matter: Does s. 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 guarantee the free flow of liquor across interprovincial boundaries? The Supreme Court of Canada held that it does not, a conclusion that my colleagues Jacob Stone and Alexandre Saulnier-Marceau analyze in their blog post. But Comeau was not just a case about federalism. It was also — and, arguably, more importantly — about the limits of precedent, and the circumstances in which trial courts may seek to change the law. …

First Reference
$200,000 awarded by the HRTO for sexual harassment and assault of vulnerable employee

Recently, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) awarded one of the largest amounts in its history: $200,000, plus pre-judgment interest dating back to 2008. In A.B. v Joe Singer Shoes Limited, a retail employee alleged sexual harassment and assault by her employer who was also her landlord. …

Le Blogue du CRL
L’argument de taux d’intérêt élevé d’un prêt hypothécaire n’est pas accepté par la Cour

Dans l’affaire Westboro Mortgage Investment c. 9080-9013 Québec Inc., la Cour Supérieure se penche sur le taux d’intérêt d’un prêt hypothécaire et conclut que les prestations de chaque partie aux termes du contrat de prêt garanti par des hypothèques mobilières et immobilières n’étaient pas disproportionnées.

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Pay Transparency Act Passes

In March, we blogged about Ontario’s Bill 203 the Pay Transparency Act, 2018. On April 26, 2018, the Bill passed on third reading. The Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act) will come into force on January 1, 2019. The purpose of the Act is to promote gender equality and equal compensation between men and women through increased transparency around compensation. …

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
The Immigration Consequences of ‘I Just Got Fired’

One of the major impetuses of my decision to switch practices and move to a new law firm was to shift my practice from providing advice mostly to employers to being able to provide advice to primarily employees and educational institutions that will grow future graduates. …

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