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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. First Reference 2. Paw & Order 3. Avoid a Claim 4. Susan On The Soapbox 5. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog

First Reference
Keeping criminal background checks in check: Privacy law limits on employee criminal background checks in B.C.

Criminal record checks are just one type of background check. Other background checks can include checks on identity, educational and professional qualifications, employment history, credit history, lawful entitlement to work in Canada and social media presence. …

Paw & Order
Say NO to Ag Gag laws in Manitoba

The Manitoba government is consulting the public on potential “ag gag” (agricultural gag) laws in Manitoba, and now is the time to have your say to block these dangerous proposals. The public consultation asks for input on four legislative initiatives to combat rural crime. While some of the proposals seem fairly benign …

Avoid a Claim
Operators of short-term rentals in Toronto must register prior to December 31, 2020

Lawyers should be aware of the new short-term rental rules in the City of Toronto in order to advise clients who may be buying a property with the intent of short-term rental. Only registered operators can short-term rent in Toronto. The valid City-issued registration number must be included in all advertised listings …

Susan On The Soapbox
Thoughts on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday Sept 18, 2020 at the age of 87. She was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and had been battling cancer in one form or another since 1999. She vowed to remain on the bench as long as she was capable of doing her job “full steam”. Sadly, she ran out of steam last Friday. …

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
Yes, I Review Spousals – But Here’s What You Should Know (6 Points to Consider)

More and more I have been approached by spousal (spouses and common-law partner) sponsorship Applicants and Sponsors asking me to provide a review of their materials in lieu of full representation. While I still recommend those that can afford it to pursue full representation if possible, I understand the benefit of hourly review during these times. …

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