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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. Susan On The Soapbox 2. Double Aspect 3. The Factum 4. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog 5. ABlawg.ca

Susan On The Soapbox
Mr Kenney’s Laundry List

In a manner befitting the serious business of governing, the Alberta UCP caucus celebrated the end of the spring session by jumping into the reflecting pool in front of the Legislature. Perhaps it was the strain of being held to account by the NDP Opposition for seven whole weeks or maybe it was the joy of enacting legislation that makes outing gay kids in schools optional, in any event it was an unseemly start to the summer recess. …

Double Aspect
Offspring of Depravity

To a degree that is, I think, unusual among other areas of the law, administrative law in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Canada is riven by a conflict about its underlying institution. To be sure there, there are some constitutional lawyers who speak of getting rid of judicial review of legislation and so transferring the constitution to the realm of politics, rather than law, but that’s very much a minority view. …

The Factum
Your Welfare Rights and updates to assistance rates and policies

We published three booklets in the series called Your Welfare Rights: How to Apply for Welfare (March 2017), Welfare Benefits (March 2018), and When You’re on Welfare (March 2019). All three booklets are currently available in print and online. Since those publication dates, the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction increased assistance rates (effective April 1, 2019) and updated various welfare policies (effective July 1, 2019). …

Civil Resolution Tribunal blog
Coming July 15: Societies and Cooperative Associations Disputes

The CRT’s jurisdiction is expanding again! Starting July 15, 2019 the CRT will be able to resolve disputes about societies and certain types of cooperative associations. On July 15, we’ll launch our new Solution Explorer area and application form for these types of disputes. As usual, our Solution Explorer offers free legal information and tools…

ABlawg.ca
Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Decision Reinstates Reinstatement

While it has always been legally possible for an employer to be ordered to reinstate an employee after there has been a finding of discrimination, recent tribunals and courts have been reluctant to award this remedy. However, the Pratt case may open the doors again to this possibility in some circumstances. …

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