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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. O’Faolain  2.Michael Spratt 3. Canadian Appeals Monitor 4.Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 5. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue

O’Faolain
How Many Law Librarians Does It Take?

When we describe to decision makers what law librarians do, it hopefully involves metrics. The measurements can show activity but, on their own, they invite comparisons that may not be accurate. In particular, I tend to think that measuring reference activity often lacks the context of capacity. …

Michael Spratt
Dear Doug Ford….

A few short weeks before the election, you took the time to stop for a selfie with me on the streets of Toronto. I am sure that this happens quite a lot in your line of work. I doubt that you remember. But maybe you do. That day, my spouse had just finished a seven-hour canvass for the NDP and was covered in orange buttons. She was also politely heckling as we had our picture taken. I will admit, it was slightly awkward. But, even as we told you there was no way your party would ever get our vote, you took time to stop and talk with us. Then you gave me you cell number and told me to text you if I ever had any questions. I am told that this is a very Ford thing to do. …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Divisional Court’s Decision in CPSO v. Peirovy

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in College of Physicians and Surgeons v. Peirovy, overturning the Divisional Court’s decision. The Court of Appeal confirmed that significant deference is owed to penalty orders made by disciplinary tribunals and held that appellate courts should not attempt to change established penalty ranges. …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Study – KO / TKO Rate Due to Head Trauma Lower in Female MMA Compared to Boxing

Adding to this site’s archived combat sports safety studies, an article was recently published in the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise looking at the rate of finishes in Mixed Martial Arts where a bout was stopped due to Knockout or Technical Knockout involving head trauma. The data revealed that the combined incidence of KOs …

SOQUIJ | Le Blogue
L’autorisation de voyager à l’étranger avec son enfant

Une autre année scolaire tire à sa fin. Certains d’entre vous profiteront des vacances estivales pour voyager à l’étranger avec vos enfants. Vous envisagez peut-être un retour aux sources, ce qui leur permettra de côtoyer leur famille élargie et d’en savoir plus sur leurs origines. De belles vacances en perspective! Mais attention, avant de trop vous avancer dans vos préparatifs, vous aurez peut-être à faire une escale à la Cour. …

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