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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. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 2. All About Information 3. McElroy Law Blog 4. Global Workplace Insider 5. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
What’s in a Name? Renaming and Reclaiming of Indigenous Space

“Indigenous place names carry knowledge that has been passed from generation to generation – they are the story maps that connected Indigenous people to place and guided Indigenous people from place to place. This people and place connection has remained strong despite the era of assimilation and the impacts on culture and community.” [1]…

All About Information
No civil claim for misappropriated contact information says Ont SCJ

On October 25th the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed certification motions in two actions that claimed damages for the misappropriation of contact information from a hospital information system. The information was taken and used to sell RESPs to the families of newborns. …

McElroy Law Blog
October 2018 Criminal Law Round-Up

The biggest news of the month was the legalization of cannabis when Bill C-45 came into force on October 17. As people lined up (or placed their orders online), the government announced that it will pardon those with convicitons for marijuana offences. Advocates for pardons, lead in large part by Annamaria Enenajor’s efforts with Cannabis Amnesty, have highlighted the disproportionate effect that criminal records for marijuana offences has on marginalized communities. …

Global Workplace Insider
Family Responsibility Leave – Bereavement rights

Or, “what’s wrong with the facts of this case, not the result”. You’ll find Part One on Slaw. In this case, the sardonicism will be a bit wryer. Or a bit more ferocious. As I told a friend, I’ve decided to adopt his “it is permissible to care (much) less” attitude starting on January 1, 2017. That doesn’t mean I’ll always live up to the letter of that attitude. …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Study – Tracking Retinal Changes May Prove Useful in Tracking Boxer Brain Damage

A study was recently published noting that Olympic boxers had retinal changes compared to a control group not involved in contact sports suggesting this may hold value as a biomarker in determining when an athlete has been exposed to too much career head trauma. …

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