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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. Great LEXpectations 2. Off the Shelf 3. Rule of Law 4. The Lean Law Firm 5. Risk Management & Crisis Response

Great LEXpectations
Decisions of the Week – Sentencing

We get many requests for decisions on sentencing, particularly where parties are aware of a particular sentence, however, often the decision is not reported. Last month the Provincial Court of Manitoba published several sentencing decisions, some of which are highlighted here. …

Off the Shelf
New from the Library Collection: Bloomsbury Law

The Law Library has recently acquired over 500 law-related titles from the Bloomsbury Collections. These resources, available in e-book format, will be useful to the academic study of law and legal research, as well as its practical application. Covering a broad range of topics with an international scope, the new resources are now available in the catalogue under the following sections: …

Rule of Law
Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act is Now in Force

Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act came into effect on November 4, 2019. Part 3 sets out the criteria for an adult to be admitted into a care facility. There are three ways that a person may be admitted into a care facility. The person may consent if she is capable. Second, if she is not capable, an application may be made on her behalf by a substitute decision maker. …

The Lean Law Firm
Legal Writing Redundancies: Stop Using 2-3 Words When 1 Will Do

Time for our once-a-month writing tip. This time, it’s on legal writing redundancies. I put out these legal writing tips because I believe poor writing is one of the biggest sources of waste in law. Fix your writing and you’ll save time, effort, and frustration. Last month, we talked about writing for the way people read. Today, we’re talking legalese, …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
‘Green’ governance: CSA outlines expectations regarding governance disclosure and practices in the cannabis sector

Regulatory and legal risks abound in developing business areas, such as the recently legalized cannabis industry in Canada. One of the key challenges for industry participants that are reporting issuers relates to meeting disclosure obligations. Canadian securities regulators in a number of provinces, including Ontario, British Columbia and Québec, recently issued supplementary guidance in respect of corporate governance disclosure expectations directed toward reporting issuers in the cannabis industry…

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