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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. The Treasurer’s Blog 2. ABlawg.ca 3. PierreRoy & Associés 4. Great LEXpectations 5. Timely Disclosure

The Treasurer’s Blog
The fourth annual Access to Justice Week (Oct 28 – Nov 1)

As I stated in my Opening of the Courts remarks from last September, the Law Society has a duty to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario. To that end, the Law Society works collaboratively with all justice stakeholders to ensure a more just and equitable Ontario.

ABlawg.ca
Will Alberta’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers Improve Public Health?

Opioid-related deaths and injuries are a critical public health issue, with one Canadian dying every two hours due to opioids. Individuals who become addicted to prescribed opioids may progress to buying legal products on the black market or taking illegal substances like heroin. Heroin is increasingly laced with synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which can be lethal even in small doses. In 2018, 73% of accidental opioid-related deaths in Canada involved synthetic opioids. …

PierreRoy & Associés
Syndic autorisé en insolvabilité et huissier : quelles sont les différences ?

Nombreux sont ceux qui pensent qu’un syndic et un huissier, c’est du pareil au même. Pourtant, ces professionnels ont des rôles bien différents. Voici lesquels. Selon Éducaloi, un huissier est un officier de justice qui s’occupe notamment de signifier (transmettre officiellement) des documents juridiques et d’exécuter les jugements du tribunal, par exemple en saisissant des biens. Les huissiers doivent être membres en règle de leur ordre professionnel, la Chambre des huissiers de justice du Québec. …

Great LEXpectations
2019 Manitoba Articling Review Survey Results

The Law Society of Manitoba, in conjunction with the law societies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, conducted a survey in May and June of this year of articling students and new lawyers (those who articled in the last five years) as well as principals and those who mentored articling students or new lawyers in the last five years. …

Timely Disclosure
The Results Are In: CSA Review of Gender Diversity and Term Limit Disclosure

On October 2, 2019, securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-311 Report on Fifth Staff Review of Disclosure Regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions. The notice summarizes a review of the disclosure made by 641 reporting issuers[1] under Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure, …

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