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. Labour Pains 2. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 3. Timely Disclosure 4. NSRLP 5. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog

Labour Pains
Arbitrator Orders Nurse Who Was Caught Stealing Narcotics to be Reinstated

Is it a discriminatory practice and potential breach of the Ontario Human Right Code for a nursing home to prohibit nurses from stealing narcotics? In the case of Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2019 CanLII 433 (ON LA), a labour arbitrator ruled that it was. Moreover, the arbitrator ordered that the registered nurse, who conceded that her employment had been terminated for just cause, reinstated to her employment. …

SOQUIJ | Le Blogue
Le maintien d’un enfant atteint d’un trouble du spectre de l’autisme en classe ordinaire constituait-il une faute?

Les parents d’un garçon atteint d’un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA) peuvent-ils réclamer de la commission scolaire des dommages-intérêts de 600 000 $ parce que celui-ci n’a pas reçu les services adéquats? …

Timely Disclosure
Power and Influence: New CBCA Registration Requirements for Private Companies

As of June 13, 2019, private corporations incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) must maintain a register regarding individuals who have “significant control” over the corporation through direct or indirect influence. This requirement was one of several new initiatives included in Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 which received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018. …

Walking Wounded

This week’s guest blog is written by Jana Saracevic. Jana is a former SRL who has worked with NSRLP and supported other SRLs for the past five years. This blog post voices her frustrations with the enormous challenges faced by SRLs, and the impact on them. Walking Wounded Indulge me for a moment while I voice my frustrations. In my wildest dreams, I never expected to become an SRL. During my tenure in the quagmire we call “the Canadian legal system” I thought ….

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
“Rebuilding Indigenous Nationhood” in Sylvia McAdam’s Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems – A Review

Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Continuing with this week’s theme of addressing Indigenous forms and sources of law, today’s post will review the chapter “Rebuilding Indigenous Nationhood” in Sylvia McAdam’s (Saysewahum) book, Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems. [1] As a whole, the book demonstrates how nêhiyaw, a Cree system of law, is shared through generations in the oral tradition, using “stories, songs, ceremonies, lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites”. …


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