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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 Court 2. Timely Disclosure 3. National Magazine 4. Family LLB 5. Canadian Cybersecurity Law

The Court
TYared v Karam: Equality in Family Patrimony Triumphs

In Yared v Karam, 2019 SCC 62 (Yared), the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “Court”) grappled with conflicting rights and obligations at the intersection of trusts and family patrimony under the Civil Code of Quebec, CQLR c CCQ-1991 (CCQ). Family patrimony determines the joint assets in a marriage, which should be divided after its dissolution or breakdown. …

Timely Disclosure
Bringing Your Annual Meeting into the Digital Age – Two Years Later

In January 2018, we posted this article on Timely Disclosure, “Bringing Your Annual Meeting into the Digital Age”. Virtual annual meetings have become highly relevant in light of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Shareholders may well be reluctant to attend annual meetings; numerous public companies are examining measures they can take so that COVID-19 does not spread, including eliminating public events. …

National Magazine
Protecting judicial independence in the age of populism

Political attacks on the judiciary around the world are increasingly worrisome. Respect for the institution cannot be taken for granted in Canada. Sometime this year — in the spring or the fall, depending on how the work goes — the Canadian Judicial Council will release its revised version of the Ethical Principles for Judges, a guideline for the judiciary that hasn’t seen an update since its first publication in 1998. …

Family LLB
Do I Have to File a Financial Statement?

Yes. You should let your spouse know everything about how much money you make, how much you own as far as property, savings, pensions, etc. and how much you owe as far as mortgages, credit cards, etc. as this information is necessary to figuring out some of the issues of your separation. You should share this information even if your spouse doesn’t want it …

Canadian Cybersecurity Law
Frequently Asked Questions – PIPEDA’s Security Breach Obligations

Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act requires an organization that suffers a “breach of security safeguards” involving personal information under its control to keep prescribed records of the breach and, if the breach presents a “real risk of significant harm to an individual”, to promptly report the breach to the Privacy Commissioner and give notice of the breach to affected individuals and certain other organizations and government institutions. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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