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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. NSRLP 2. Canadian Appeals Monitor 3. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5. IP Osgoode

NSRLP
What’s happening out west? NSRLP West checks in from BC

NSRLP West operates on the unceded and occupied traditional territory of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc’ulucw, the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people. When Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Faculty of Law professor Andrew Pilliar attended the NSRLP’s 2ndDialogue Event at the University of Windsor in October 2018, little did he know that a few months later, he’d be teaming up with NSRLP and Dr. Julie Macfarlane on something big. …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Court of Appeal for Ontario rules that parliamentary privilege prevents Mike Duffy from suing the Senate

Years after his expenses became the subject of political controversy and a criminal prosecution, Senator Mike Duffy of Prince Edward Island has suffered a serious — and potentially lawsuit-ending — setback in his civil claim for damages against the Senate of Canada. On August 28, 2020, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled, in Duffy v. Canada (Senate),…

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. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Life After CERB: New Government Benefits

So long, CERB! The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has officially ended. Those who were receiving the CERB can now apply for the new recovery benefits. These benefits are retroactive to September 27, 2020, and available until September 25, 2021. …

IP Osgoode
Recap of IPIC2020 Virtual: Emerging Trends in IP – What Does The Future Hold?

Indigenous IP, computer-generated artwork and CIPO practice updates — This year’s IPIC annual conference had it all. Introduction Every year, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) hosts a national conference, welcoming IP lawyers from all over Canada to network and to learn from leaders in the field. This year,…

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