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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. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 2. Michael Spratt 3. Erin Cowling 4. Know How 5. Michael Geist

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
Heller v. Uber: Some Thoughts from Ontario on Uber’s Arbitration Clause

By now, you have no doubt heard about the big Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Heller v. Uber Technologies, released as the first decision of the Court in 2019. Another great year for work law is upon us! There are lots of write ups already on the case all over the web, so I will keep my summary brief for my students, and then comment quickly on some interesting aspects of the case for discussion purposes. …

Michael Spratt
Liberals’ new impaired-driving rules will inevitably target minorities

The Liberal government’s self-described “toughest impaired driving rules throughout the world” officially became law. And while Bill C-46 may have a bland title, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, it represents a significant expansion of state power and contains a number of evidentiary short cuts that likely violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. …

Erin Cowling
WOMEN LEADING IN LAW: 2018 REVIEW & NEW SERIES FOR 2019

Wow, what a year! I started 2018 wanting to focus on the “good” in life and law and this Women Leading in Law series has highlighted not only the “good” but also the “ah-maz-ing”. I started the series because I was tired of reading about women leaving law and wanted to hear about women leading in law. …

Know How
New Books for the New Year

Here’s a selection of new books in our collection – covering current issues from cannabis and liquor laws to expert witnesses and family arbitration: …

Michael Geist
Celebrating High Wireless Prices: Telus-Backed Report Claims Comparing Consumer Costs for Wireless Services is “Meaningless”

Several years ago, Telus had a message for consumers discouraged by repeated studies that found Canadians pay some of the highest wireless rates in the world. In a blog post responding to an OECD study, company executive Ted Woodhead argued “Canada really should be the most expensive country for wireless service in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), but we’re not. That’s a great success story we should be celebrating.” …

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