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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. Kate Dewhirst 2. Administrative Law Matters 3. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 4. Condo Adviser 5. Great LEXpectations

Kate Dewhirst
Health Privacy Update: Annual Statistical Report Portal Is Now Open

What does that mean? If you are not a health information custodian in Ontario – stop reading. If you are a health information custodian’s Privacy Officer – keep reading! If you are unsure of whether you are a health information custodian – call me! As you know, all health information custodians in Ontario must complete…

Administrative Law Matters
Administrative Authorities and the Disapplication of Domestic Law: Minister for Justice and Equality v Workplace Relations Commission C-378/17

Can a statutory tribunal disapply the law? The question arises in respect of constitutional challenges to legislation and, in the European Union, in respect of claims that domestic law contravenes norms of E.U. law. The recent decision of the Court of Justice in Minister for Justice and Equality v Workplace Relations Commission C-378/17 on a preliminary reference…

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
A Closer Look at the Minimum Income Requirement for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship

The Minimum Necessary Income (or “MNI”) requirement affects the ability of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to sponsor certain foreign national members of the family class. IRPR s. 120 states …

Condo Adviser
Democracy in Condos: What’s in a majority?

As many of us are slowly (and perhaps reluctantly) making our way back to work this first week of January, we thought we’d start the year with an easy and fun post: a Quiz! This time, our Quiz will focus on the level of support required for different condo decisions. Indeed, we often think that majority rules all decisions in condo corporations. It’s not that simple. …

Great LEXpectations
Upcoming CPD – Considering Cannabis

January 10, 2019 – Considering Cannabis: Cannabis Legalization and Impacts in the Workplace. The legalization of recreational cannabis brings with it a multitude of issues for employers to address. Experienced labour and employment lawyer Tracey L. Epp, Pitblado LLP, will provide a fascinating review of the legal status of cannabis in Canada from its criminalization early in the last century, to the introduction of medical cannabis in 2001, to the recent legalization of recreational cannabis under the federal Cannabis Act. She will also briefly describe the provincial framework for regulating retail cannabis sales in Manitoba. …

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