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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. Legal Post Blog 2. Susan On The Soapbox 3. Municipal Matters 4. DroitDu.Net OK 5. Michael Geist

Legal Post Blog
The key players in Bernie Madoff’s orbit: Ten years later, what’s become of them?

It was great being in Bernie Madoff’s orbit, until it wasn’t. For decades, Madoff was a respected Wall Street financier, generous with employees and beloved by his family. But after his securities firm was exposed a decade ago as the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, thousands of investors lost their money, in many cases their life savings — $19 billion in principal, all told. Those closest to Madoff suffered in other ways, amid criminal convictions and giant payouts. Here’s where they are today. …

Susan On The Soapbox
A Shakespearean Analysis of Jason Kenney

How many books and articles have we read about the rise of Donald Trump in America, Doug Ford in Ontario and Jason Kenney in Alberta? How many more historians, political scientists and armchair experts do we need to tell us how we got into this mess and how to get out of it? Only one it turns out—his name is William Shakespeare. …

Municipal Matters
More Legislative Changes Affecting Municipal Law in Ontario

This was another busy week of legislative changes in Ontario. Rather than accepting applications on Monday December 17, 2018 as previously announced, there will be a lottery to allocate the 25 licences some time in 2019. Individuals interested in obtaining a licence must submit an expression of interest online between January 7 – 9, 2019. …

DroitDu.Net OK
Le droit à l’oubli s’inscrit au croisement de plusieurs droits, à savoir droit au respect de la vie privée, droit à la liberté d’expression et droit à la mémoire collective

Le 28 juin 2018, la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (CourEDH) a rejeté deux requêtes (n°s 60798/10 et 65599/10) relatives aux demandes d’anonymisation de divers articles litigieux conservés dans les archives numériques. Plus précisément, il s’agissait d’anciens reportages relatifs aux procès des deux demandeurs, accessibles sur Internet et mis à disposition par différents médias. …

Michael Geist
The Consequence of Uncompetitiveness: Canadians Ration Wireless Data As Monthly Usage Ranks Among the Lowest in the OECD

The CRTC released its overdue 2018 Communications Monitoring Report for the telecom sector yesterday, providing fresh data that confirms what millions of consumers already know: the Canadian wireless sector remains uncompetitive, leaving a dominant big three providers whose subscribers use less data than consumers in most other OECD countries. While the carriers long ago shifted away from arguments on price toward one of “quality” …

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