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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. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 2. Excess Copyright 3. Eloise Gratton 4. IdeaBlawg 5. Startup Source

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Public Holidays and Retail Business

Summer is almost over. I’m looking forward to kids going back to school and enjoying our last public holiday of the season. On the topic of public holidays; I’ve blogged aboutLabour Day in the past and we have followed along with the various changes (and reversals of those changes) made by Bill 148 to the Ontario Employment Standards Act public holiday pay rules. You can read all about Bill 148 here and about public holiday pay specifically here. …

Excess Copyright
More On Mass Copyright Litigation in Canada – Part I

I have recently written about the Voltage “reverse class action” copyright infringement lawsuit wherein Voltage is trying to sue 50,000 or so people for an effective filing fee of about $0.001 per defendant, and in which Voltage has so far has been unwilling to pay $75,000 for security of costs, despite having been ordered to do so “forthwith” almost 20 months ago on February 2, 2017. The Supreme Court of Canada has refused Voltage’s application for leave to appeal regarding the security for costs issue. …

Eloise Gratton
Loss of Legal Privilege over Cyberattack Investigation Report (Kaplan v. Casino Rama Services)

Cyber incident response activities often involve the creation of forensic investigation reports that might be protected by legal privilege, depending on the purpose of the reports and the circumstances surrounding their creation and use. The 2018 Ontario Superior Court decision in Kaplan v. Casino Rama Services illustrates how an organization can lose the right to …

IdeaBlawg
Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Concerning Bill C-75

On September 24, I will be appearing before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to present my recommendations on revision of the amendments to the Criminal Code in Bill C-75 relating to preliminary inquiries. Here is an excerpt of that Brief: …

Startup Source
Aird & Berlis Supports Students and Startups in Kingston, Ontario

Aird & Berlis works with the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) and Queen’s Business Law Clinic to support startups and law students at Queen’s University and in the surrounding areas. The DDQIC was founded in 2012 as a startup and has since become a driver of …

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