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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. Canadian Appeals Monitor 2. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. Know How 4. Legal Post Blog 5. Family Health Law Blog

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Is the Plaintiff’s Motive to Sue Relevant? The Court of Appeal Says Probably Not

It is not uncommon for defendants to wonder if the plaintiffs have an ulterior motive for bringing a lawsuit beyond the pleaded request for damages and other relief. In Huachangda Canada Holdings Inc. v. Solcz Group Inc., the defendant pleaded particulars of the plaintiff’s supposed ulterior motive for bringing the action in two paragraphs of the statement of defence. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Workplace Sexual Harassment in Entertainment Industry

The recent trailer for the upcoming film Bombshell depicts a hauntingly quiet elevator ride between three women who, we will soon discover, have something awful in common. The film, which will be released in December, is based on the real-life sexual harassment case against the founder and former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes. The women who are at the heart of this film, were employed at Fox News and brought forward the allegations against Ailes. …

Know How
Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 3 – Research Guides

Need help identifying key sources to begin your research in a specific area of law? Try starting with a research guide. Legal research guides are compiled by law librarians. We’ve done the ground work for you – pulling together the titles of the leading texts or loose leaf services in an area of law, selecting recent journal or CPD (continuing professional development) articles and pointing you to governing legislation and relevant websites – so you can get your research off to a more efficient start. …

Legal Post Blog
Why complaints such as Jessica Yaniv’s should be handled by the courts, not human rights tribunals

The case of Jessica Yaniv, the transgendered woman who filed multiple human rights complaints in British Columbia after salon workers refused to provide waxing service for her untransitioned genitalia, proves that human rights cases should be dealt with by courts rather than tribunals. …

Family Health Law Blog
Health Canada Plans to Consider Amending Assisted Human Reproduction Act

In June 2019 we blogged about Health Canada releasing new regulations to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (“AHRA”), and guidance documents that were not yet finalized (but will eventually serve as tools to interpret the law). We provided Health Canada with our feedback on the guidance documents by the deadline of July 26, 2019. …

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