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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. BC Provincial Court eNews 2. Canadian Securities Law 3. Canadian Legal History Blog 4. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 5. PierreRoy & Associés

BC Provincial Court eNews
Why isn’t the BC Provincial Court using more video technology for hearings?

It’s been suggested the Provincial Court of British Columbia could make more use of technology, including cloud-based video-conferencing and apps like Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype, to link in participants by video for hearings and trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve carefully examined the possibility of doing that. At present our ability to make greater use of technology is limited by three factors – system capacity, data security, and legislation – but we hope things will change in the not-too-distant future. …

Canadian Securities Law
British Columbia Emergency Order Permits Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings

In light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health orders and advisories, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia has published a temporary order under the Emergency Program Act (British Columbia) (the Order) which provides greater certainty and additional flexibility to BCBCA companies looking to hold virtual-only shareholder meetings during the 2020 proxy season. The order also applies to a meeting of directors of BC companies and to meetings of BC societies and cooperatives. …

Canadian Legal History Blog
Call for nominations: R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History

The R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History was created in 2007, on the occasion of the retirement as Chief Justice of Ontario of the Hon. R. Roy McMurtry. It honours the contribution to Canadian legal history of Roy McMurtry, Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Ontario, founder of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and for many years the Society’s President. …

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
On the Philippines and the Canadian Filipinx Migrant Community – Lou Dangzalan, Canadian Immigration Lawyer

In today’s special blog, I am chatting with my friend and fellow immigration lawyer in Toronto, Lou Dangzalan. Lou and I went to the University of Ottawa Law School together and I was glad to find out a few years later that he also joined the practice of Immigration and Refugee Law. We reconnected in Winnipeg last year during the CBA Immigration Conference over Jollibees and shared stories of our respective diasporic communities. …

PierreRoy & Associés
Une explosion de faillites à prévoir d’ici l’été prochain?

La crise de la COVID-19 bouleverse l’échiquier économique provoquant la fermeture de restaurants, commerces et entreprises. Si la situation perdure au-delà de trois mois, plus de 850 000 Québécois envisagent déclarer faillite, selon le sondage effectué au début d’avril, par la firme Dart & Maru/Blue. …

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