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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. First Reference 2. Susan On The Soapbox 3. Canadian Trade Law Blog 4. Double Aspect 5. Le Blogue du CRL

First Reference
Bullying in the workplace

Bullying is usually seen as acts or verbal comments that could “mentally” hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. Sometimes, bullying can involve negative physical contact as well. Bullying usually involves repeated incidents or a pattern of behaviour that is intended to intimidate a particular person or group of people. …

Susan On The Soapbox
In the Eye of the Storm

Here we are in the eye of the storm, a place of relative calm surrounded by a ring of thunderstorms (known as the eye wall). We passed through one eye wall to get here and we’ll have to pass through another eye wall to get out. This won’t be easy given the man who put us here, Jason Kenney, will be in office for another three years and is determined to stay the course. He says he didn’t go through all the work of uniting the Wildrose and the Progressive Conservatives to “preside over a broken status quo.” …

Canadian Trade Law Blog
Proving FTA preferential tariff eligibility: The evidentiary burden in Canada

Jean-Marc Clément Counsel, Woods LaFortune Montréal, Canada As is the case with most free trade agreements, importers simply claim preferential tariff eligibility at the time of import. This claim can later be subject to verification by the customs administration in view of determining if it was valid. Proving preferential tariff entitlement requires assembling and presenting relevant facts and documents that support the claim. But just how much evidence is necessary in order to discharge…

Double Aspect
Lectures Introductory

I taught the constitutional law of New Zealand every year since taking up my current job at the Auckland University of Technology in 2016. For a number of reasons, one of which was the absence until last year of a suitable textbook, I prepared extensive lecture notes ― in effect, an ersatz textbook ― that I distributed to my students. These run to a total of 120 typed pages, and just over 70,000 words. Now, for the foreseeable future, …

Le Blogue du CRL
Sélection SOQUIJ – Meubles Léon ltée c. Option consommateurs, 2020 QCCA 44

PROTECTION DU CONSOMMATEUR : Une bonne partie des réclamations d’Option consommateurs dans le cadre d’une action collective intentée contre Meubles Léon ltée pour publicité trompeuse sont rejetées; une transaction intervenue dans un autre dossier, qui vise presque toutes les mêmes questions, a force de chose jugée et s’applique à tous les membres qui ne se sont pas exclus. …

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