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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.Great LEXpectations 2. Lawyered Podcast 3. Double Aspect 4. BC Injury Law Blog 5. Canadian Securities Law

Great LEXpectations
Gladue Awareness Project: Final Report

I’ve blogged previously about the Gladue Rights Research database out of Saskatchewan. The Indigenous Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan has now published Gladue Awareness Project: Final Report, available free via pdf download. …

Lawyered Podcast
58: Alexandra Monkhouse (Legal Issues in the Gig Economy) – July 22, 2020

This week, we’re focusing on the legal issues impacting freelancers and gig economy workers, with the help of employment lawyer, Alexandra Monkhouse. Topics: the impacts of coronavirus on the gig economy; the “Uber” case of unconscionability; the unionization of gig economy workers; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment about gig economy issues. …

Double Aspect
A Citizen’s Guide to the Rule of Law

Last year, Peter Biro of Section1 asked me to contribute a chapter on the Rule of Law for the book he was putting together. The book, Constitutional Democracy under Stress: A Time for Heroic Citizenship, is going to be available in the second week of August, but, with Mr. Biro’s kind permission, you can read my contribution, “A Citizen’s Guide to the Rule of Law“, now ― and for free. …

BC Injury Law Blog
Supreme Court of Canada – “Waiver of Tort” Is Not a Recognized Cause of Action

Today the Supreme Court of Canada published reasons for judgement finding that there is no recognized cause of action for “waiver of tort” in Canada. In today’s case (Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v. Babstock) the Plaintiff sought to certify a class action against the Defendants for damages from gambling after playing video lottery terminals. Establishments that used the terminals had to be licenced by the Defendant. Among the Plaintiff’s claims were that the gaming devices were dangerous and tricked players. …

Canadian Securities Law
OSC and BCSC Sign Oversight Agreement Regarding the Canadian Securities Exchange

On July 16, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) regarding the oversight of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). Under to the MOU, the OSC and BCSC agree to cooperate and coordinate their efforts concerning the CSE, …

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