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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. Meurrens on Immigration 2. Michael Spratt 3. Legal Post Blog 4. Excess Copyright 5. Know How

Meurrens on Immigration
Volunteer Work and Immigrating to Canada

Canadian work experience that is volunteer does not typically count towards immigration. Regulation 73(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations states that for the purposes of this Division, work means an activity for which wages are paid or commission is earned. …

Michael Spratt
Newly Released Documents Show Doug Ford Lied About Legal Aid

Back in April, after almost “hitting three telephone poles,” Doug Ford called into a Toronto radio station to defend the government’s cuts to the legal aid system. The boiling public backlash seems to have gotten under his thin skin and at the end of that impromptu call Ford said that, “if anyone needs support on legal aid, feel free to call my office. I will guarantee you that you will have legal aid.” …

Legal Post Blog
New workplace harassment law will be real ‘game changer’ for employers

Employers will have to completely reassess how they manage harassment and violence in the workplace, costing hundreds of millions. By the federal government’s own estimate, implementing the regulations will cost employers some $840 million over the next decade. …

Excess Copyright
Voltage Turns Up the Voltage & Appeals the Rogers Reimbursement Ruling

I recently reported on the Federal Court’s ruling on the Federal Court’s August 6, 2019 ruling, which was determined after being remitted by the Supreme Court of Canada, on reimbursement payable to Rogers in the Voltage v. Salna reverse class action. I suggested that, if Voltage wants the names and street addresses of the ~55,000 defendants in the class, this could potentially cost over $870,000. …

Know How
Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 2 – Just browsing…

In conducting legal research, a lot of time and energy is spent structuring and running keyword searches to retrieve information. But keyword searching is a bit like ice-fishing. You bait your hook with what you believe is your best lure (most relevant terms) and hope for the best. Because you can’t see below the surface, you can’t tell whether the biggest fish (that perfect case) got away. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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