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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. Know How 2. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 3. Susan On The Soapbox 4. The Court 5. Stereo Decisis Podcast

Know How
Online Orientation: Your Intro to the Great Library

Attention Ontario licensing candidates! Over the next few weeks, the Great Library will be running a series of Zoom sessions to introduce you to our library’s resources and services. Since we’re unable to provide our regular in-person orientation sessions for licensing candidates this fall, we’re holding them online. Join us to learn about the library’s print and electronic resources …

SOQUIJ | Le Blogue
Rejet sommaire: les droits d’un travailleur ne sont pas absolus

Le Tribunal administratif du travail, Division de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (TAT-SST), a récemment été saisi de la demande de rejet sommaire d’un employeur qui prétendait que les contestations du travailleur en cause étaient dilatoires puisqu’elles duraient depuis 2010 et qu’elles faisaient systématiquement l’objet de remises. En outre, l’employeur alléguait que les procédures du travailleur paralysaient le processus judiciaire, …

Susan On The Soapbox
UCP AGM 2020: Awards Night

The UCP AGM is such a bizarre event. Sure, there were the typical UCP policies to create an Alberta Pension Plan, collect Alberta taxes here in Alberta, replace the RCMP with a provincial police force, “so there” referendums to show the Feds Alberta is miffed about transfer payments, and policies to further privatize healthcare and undermine unions. …

The Court
Matthews v Ocean Nutrition: Departed employee awarded $1M bonus from company’s sale during notice period

A dismissed employee is entitled to a bonus that vests during their notice period, absent clear contractual language to the contrary. In Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Ltd, 2020 SCC 26 [Matthews], the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) unanimously awarded an employee a $1 million-plus payout from the sale of his former company. …

Stereo Decisis Podcast
Joshua Sealy-Harrington on Jury Selection, Diversity and Equality

On this episode of the podcast, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by constitutional litigator and self-styled “Blackademic,” Joshua Sealy-Harrington. The discussion primarily centred on the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Chouhan, which was a constitutional challenge to Bill C-75, a law that removed the ability of an accused (or a prosecutor) to remove potential jurors peremptorily. …

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