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 .Family LLB 2. 3. RT Blog 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. BC Injury Law Blog

Family LLB
What is the Cheapest Way to Get a Divorce?

Let’s be clear, a “divorce” is simply the legal right to re-marry. If you are not married, you will not need a divorce. If you are married, you will most likely have other things you need to work out, like support, and a divorce will be just one thing you need to do. …
Supreme Court of Canada Finally Addresses Racial Profiling by Police

Nine minutes. This is the length of time that a police officer pressed a knee to the neck of George Floyd in the United States, while he lay on the ground immobilized, pleading, stating he couldn’t breathe. Nine minutes is a shockingly long time for Constable Chauvin to have exerted deadly force on a human being whom he had already rendered vulnerable. He could only do this without interference because of the power provided to him by the state. He could only do this because violent race-based state conduct is nothing new – far from it. …

RT Blog
What Does Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace Look Like: Consider These Three Cases

Last week, my colleague Dana Campbell discussed the difference between racism and racial discrimination, and the ways in which racial discrimination can manifest in the workplace. In the spirit of her article and her quote from Clarence B. Warren – “Everything can be improved” – we review here three human rights cases where anti-black racism occurred in the workplace, what the law told us then, and considerations for how the application of some of these legal principles may evolve going forward. …

Canadian Securities Law
Canadian Regulators Sign FinTech Cooperation Agreement with Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan

The Ontario Securities Commission recently announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan (FSC) in regards to supporting innovative FinTech businesses. Various other Canadian regulators have also signed onto the agreement. …

BC Injury Law Blog
No Prejudice Adding Correct Defendants to Claim Where ICBC Provided Plaintiff With Wrong Names

Short but helpful reasons were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, addressing a fact pattern that sometimes arises in litigation involving ICBC. In today’s case (Littlejohn v. Clavelle) the Plaintiff was injured in a collision and sued for damages. Prior to staring the lawsuit counsel for the plaintiff asked ICBC to provide information concerning the identity of the Defendants. …


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