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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. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 2. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 3. ABlawg.ca 4. Know How 5. IP Osgoode

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
Why New Zealand’s Interim Visa Might Be Canada’s Next Adopted Policy

Implied Status can be complicated. During the COVID pandemic, I have heard from both employers and employees that understanding when a worker can or cannot work is confusing, and leads to legal risks. Many employers have taken a more conservative approach that has left workers who have authorization to work and are awaiting a renewal, unable to engage in work. …

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
Alberta Government Continues Rollback of Worker Protections

Last week the Alberta UCP government introduced Bill 47: Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act. The bill makes sweeping changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act(OHS Act) and the Workers’ Compensation Act. It also creates a new act, the Heroes’ Compensation Act, which provides a lump-sum payment to families of first responders who die as a result of their duties. …

ABlawg.ca
Canada and Alberta Agree to More Pie-In-The-Sky on Woodland Caribou

On October 23, Alberta and Canada announced they had finalized an agreement under section 11 of the federal Species at Risk Act, SC 2002, c 29 (SARA) concerning the threatened woodland caribou in Alberta. As I predicted here several years ago, this agreement is the federal government’s response to Alberta’s failure to implement recovery measures and habitat protection for caribou in accordance with the SARA recovery strategy, which clearly documents the Alberta populations as the most at-risk of all the woodland caribou remaining in Canada. …

Know How
Make a Will Month is Here

When looking at the data for this province, many a survey will tell you that a little more than half of all Ontarians do not have a will. It’s statistics like these that drive the need for “Make a Will Month”, the annual November campaign to raise awareness about the importance of having a well-drafted and up-to-date will. …

IP Osgoode
Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting: What is it and Current Issues with IP Regulations

What is Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting? Counterfeit goods are an age-old consequence of economic markets. These consequences are especially troubling when raising concerns about the delivery of prescription medicines that the public are presumed to trust. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes this. To improve the global supply chain’s security, they have…

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