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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. Double Aspect 2. Clicklaw Blog 3. Canadian occupational health & safety law 4. The Lean Law Firm 5. Robeside Assistance

Double Aspect
Inter vira enim loquuntur leges – The pandemic and delegation of power to the executive

Writing in La Presse earlier this week, Martine Valois raises some pointed questions about the extent of the powers the Québec government is exercising by various forms of delegated legislation, without control or even clear authorization by the National Assembly. Professor Valois’s op-ed is worth reading in full, but I would like to focus on one specific point she makes, about a decree that…

Clicklaw Blog
SHARP Workplaces for Help with Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an unfortunate reality for many British Colombians, yet studies have shown it still goes under-reported. In fact, a 2017 study of Canadian working women showed that more than half of them had experienced sexual harassment during their careers, but only about a quarter complained or reported the issue. As a country that seems to pride itself in striving to gender equality, this is a disheartening figure. …

Canadian occupational health & safety law
Working at Heights Training Renewal Extended By One Year for Certain Workers As a Result of COVID-19

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (the “MOL”) has announced that workers in the construction sector whose working at heights training was set to expire between February 28 and August 31, 2020 have an additional year to renew their working at heights training. This extension is in response to the COVID-19 crisis. …

The Lean Law Firm
Stop Selling Time and Start Investing It Instead

Today’s tip is about time. But maybe not time as you’ve been accustomed to thinking about it in your practice. Instead of thinking about time as a commodity that you sell, I want you to think about time as a gift. Want to watch this tip instead? …

Robeside Assistance
Remote Access to Westlaw and ProView during COVID-19

Some more happy news during this strange time! Thomson Reuters has agreed to help support Ontario lawyers with their remote work during the COVID-19 crisis. Thomson Reuters alongside the LIRN network of courthouse law libraries is providing all Ontario licensees of the Law Society complete remote access to Westlaw and an online ProView Library of legal texts and looseleaf equivalents covering the practice areas most important to you. …

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