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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. Legal Feeds 2. Great LEXpectations 3. Reconciliation Syllabus 4. The Court 5. Risk Management & Crisis Response

Legal Feeds
The top stories Canadian lawyers read this year

Many of the nation’s most prominent lawyers-turned-politicians come to the fore of election news cycles — and 2019 was no different. But in addition to the issues that captured attention across Canada — such as the SNC-Lavalin affair — our readers also looked toward how the practice of law is changing. As social issues such as diversity and inclusion become part of the conversation in other industries, law has followed suit. Here are the news stories and opinion columns that drew the most interest in 2019: …

Great LEXpectations
Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

The latest issue of Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal (Vol. 22 No. 1, 2019) is now available for loan. The current issue includes: Who Bear the Burden of Enforcement? The Regulation of Worlers and Employers in Canada’s Migrant Work Programs – Sarah Marsden ….

Reconciliation Syllabus
Teaching with Love: Inside and Outside the Law School Classroom

A question that I have been thinking about for a while is some version of “What role should love play in a legal education?” The question is partly prompted by the work of bell hooks, when she argues — “When as teachers we teach with love, combining care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect, and trust, we are often able to enter the classroom and go straight to the heart of the matter. That means having the clarity to know what to do on any given day to create the best climate for learning.” …

The Court
Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v Vavilov: The Supreme Court of Canada Gifts Administrative Law a New Standard of Review Analysis

Is the restriction of religious garments worn by public servants an infringement of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion that cannot be justified or is this is a restriction necessitated by true state neutrality? In the past few years, this question has bounced between constitutional law scholars, political pundits and even candidates in the federal election. …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
Ontario government releases fall economic statement: Modernizing financial services

On November 6, 2019, the Ontario government released its fall economic statement, 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: A Plan to Build Ontario Together (Fall Statement). This blog post focuses on measures of interest to the financial services sector.

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