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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. ABlawg.ca 2. Library Boy 3. Lash Condo Law 4. Know How 5. Timely Disclosure

ABlawg.ca
Alberta Court of Appeal Broadens the Scope of Offences for Conditional Discharges

In May 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) heard an appeal for a dangerous driving causing bodily harm case. The appellant, Mr. Chowdhury, sought a conditional discharge, but the sentencing Judge refused to grant one. Mr. Chowdhury appealed his sentence and was surprisingly granted a conditional discharge, the first of its kind for this offence. …

Library Boy
House of Commons Report on Statutory Review of the Copyright Act

The House of Commons Standing Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has published its report on the Statutory Review of the Copyright Act: “Section 92 of the Copyright Act (the Act) provides that the Act must be reviewed every five years by a parliamentary committee. …

Lash Condo Law
Condo Energy-Saving Retrofits

As utility costs represent approximately 35 to 50% of the budget for high-rise condominiums, reducing these costs can significantly impact a corporation’s budget and the common expense fees paid by unit owners. Smart Energy Recovery (“SER”) is a new eco-friendly company that assists condominium corporations in making energy-saving retrofits to building equipment and systems at no upfront cost to the corporations. …

Know How
Finding Hansard Online: Canada and Ontario

It is the universal dilemma of the researcher in the Digital Age: suspecting the information you seek is accessible online, but not knowing where or how to find that information. While not all of the Hansard transcripts (Debates) of the Parliament of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario are available online, a significant portion has been digitized and made freely available on public websites. …

Timely Disclosure
It Stays in the Family – Dual Voting Share Structures for Family Businesses

For many family businesses, control of long-term direction and management of the family corporation are key issues, particularly during times of growth or periods of succession. The Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (“IGOPP”) recently published a new policy paper that should be of interest to family businesses and their advisors in planning the capital structure for their enterprises: …

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