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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. Susan On The Soapbox 2. Slater Vecchio Connected 3. Risk Management & Crisis Response 4. Environmental Law and Litigation 5. NSRLP

Susan On The Soapbox
Mr Kenney Runs Away

The last two weeks have been particularly tiring for Mr Kenney, the leader of the UCP, he spent most of it running away. Mr Kenney hightailed it out of the Legislature, not once but six times, to avoid debating Bill 9 which would create protective bubble zones around abortion clinics to protect women from abusive protesters. He kicked up a dust storm of excuses to explain why he’s not bound by a resolution passed by his party which would out kids who want to join gay-straight alliances at school. Apparently social issues scare him witless. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Home Security: Renter Edition

Are you one of the nearly 50% of all British Columbians that rent a unit in a multi-person housing complex? Here are some key things to keep in mind before and after signing your lease: Before signing a lease Research local crime You’ve finally found it, your dream apartment. Everything about its interior…

Risk Management & Crisis Response
New compensation rules will affect all Ontario employers

Shortly before the Ontario legislature closed for business pending the outcome of the June 7 election, Ontario enacted Bill 3, which imposes new obligations on employers relating to the hiring process and the reporting of workplace…

Environmental Law and Litigation
New Oil-and-Gas Sector Regulations for Methane Emissions

On April 26, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced new regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by almost half. The purpose of the regulations are to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector in order to …

NSRLP
Conflict of Interest: Should Lawyers Decide Who Provides Legal Services?

Driving to the barn this weekend, I turned on US National Public Radio and found myself listening to a Freakonomics episode about nurse-practitioners. The longer I listened to this discussion of the role of nurse-practitioners in the US – which touched on the general antipathy of the American Medical Association towards nurse-practitioners, and the debate over who should decide their scope of practice – the more I thought of Canadian paralegals and lawyers. There was so much similarity in the questions …

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