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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. Eloise Gratton 2. Administrative Law Matters 3. Robichaud’s Criminal Law Blog 4. Double Aspect 5. David Whelan

Eloise Gratton
Our comments in response to the OPC Notice of consultation on new mandatory breach reporting guidance

Brad Freedman, François Joli-coeur and I have submitted comments on October 2, 2018 in response to the Notice of consultation on new mandatory breach reporting guidance and form issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”). The Notice invites comments regarding the OPC’s draft guidance, published September 17, 2018, regarding the breach of …

Administrative Law Matters
Appellate Review Down Under: Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZVWF [2018] HCA 30

In August, I posted on an interesting and potentially very important United Kingdom Supreme Court decision on appellate standards of review. In R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2018] UKSC 48, Lord Carnwath concluded for a unanimous court that in an appeal from an application by the High Court of the proportionality …

Robichaud’s Criminal Law Blog
Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Morris, 2018 ONSC 5186

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Morris, 2018 ONSC 5186 “Mr. Morris, these are my written reasons explaining why I gave you the sentence that I did. I also know that my reasons must explain the sentence to the Crown, and perhaps most importantly, to the public. Before I begin, I will be frank. I know that some may accuse me of being soft on crime. On gun crime. I do not believe that is so. Let me explain.” …

Double Aspect
Canadians ought to care about who gets on the Supreme Court

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Beaverton ― Canada’s version of the Borowitz report ― ran a piece called Canadians thankful they can’t name single Canadian Supreme Court Justice. Remarkably enough, a number of lawyers in my social media feeds shared it ― with apparent approval. And of course a more reputable outlet published a rather similar story in all seriousness just a few months ago. …

David Whelan
Watch Your Systems

The archives team I manage has digitized hundreds of videos of corporate events, transferring analog tapes to digital file formats. You can imagine, then, how we felt when the videos suddenly disappeared. And IT couldn’t find them, and coincidentally found that the backup on that server had been throwing an error for a few weeks that no-one had seen. …

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