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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 Combat Sports Law Blog 2. Ontario Condo Law Blog 3. Juriblogue 4. Know How 5. Hull & Hull Blog

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Elias Theodorou Granted First Ever MMA Cannabis Therapeutic Use Exemption

In most jurisdictions cannabis is banned in-competition for combat sports athletes. Generally this means that an athlete cannot consume cannabis in the 24 hours prior to competition but otherwise consumption is not considered an anti-doping violation. The problem, however, is there is no satisfactory test which proves in-competition use. Instead regulators adopt thresholds which are …

Ontario Condo Law Blog
Flame-shifting – Extinguishing Fire Code Violations

The City of Toronto recently hired over 300 new fire inspectors, pledging to inspect every high-rise building in the city at least once a year. The Fire Code adopts a broad definition of “owner”, and, as a result, the city may lay Fire Code charges against unit owners, condo corporations, property managers, management firms and directors for the same infraction. However

Juriblogue
Le contrôle judiciaire des décisions administratives : de la censure des décisions incorrectes et /ou déraisonnables

Le 19 décembre 2019, la Cour suprême du Canada a rendu un arrêt de principe dans trois affaires visant à clarifier la démarche utilisée par les tribunaux judiciaires lorsqu’ils révisent des décisions administratives et le degré de déférence dont ils doivent faire preuve à l’égard du décideur administratif (ce que l’on appelle la norme de contrôle).

Know How
One to watch – Ontario Bill 161, Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019

The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019 (Bill 161) was introduced late last year by Attorney General Doug Downey. The stated aim of this ambitious 80-page package of reforms is to simplify Ontario’s complex and outdated justice system. If passed, the bill will make changes, large and small, to over 20 acts impacting the courts, legal aid, legal practice and regulation. …

Hull & Hull Blog
Policy and Estate Planning in Film

This blog is the second and final blog in my series discussing estates-related topics in the film The Grand Budapest Hotel. While the first part focused on the application of forfeiture rules in the context of a testator’s murder, this blog specifically discusses the policy considerations that arise as a result of the further Last Will and Testament executed by one of the film’s characters, Madame D. …

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