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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. Condo Adviser 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. Canadian Appeals Monitor 5. Rule of Law

Know How
The Self-Represented Litigants Resource

The staff at the Great Library have curated a list of resources that offer free or subsidized legal information and services. This resource is meant to guide the public or self-represented litigants to those sources that will help them to make informed decisions concerning their legal situation. …

Condo Adviser
Brakes”: Ontario’s Third Shutdown

Sadly, but not surprisingly, Ontario has declared its third shutdown in about a year. As of Saturday, all Public Health Regions will be put under (modified) Shutdown Restrictions. This is expected to last for at least 4 weeks. Shutdown Restrictions are the highest level of restrictions and are similar to what was in place under the “Stay at home” order from December 26 to February 16. For those keeping track of the colour scheme, Shutdown is identified as white in their online framework. …

SOQUIJ | Le Blogue
JuridiQC: le nouveau service d’information axé sur l’humain

Le ministre de la Justice et SOQUIJ ont lancé, le 13 octobre 2020, JuridiQC, un nouveau service qui aide les citoyennes et les citoyens à bien comprendre leurs droits et à entamer des démarches. Dans un premier temps, JuridiQC s’adresse aux personnes vivant une situation de séparation ou de divorce. …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Peace, Order, and Greenhouse Gasses: Canada’s Top Court Affirms Federal GHG Pricing

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.[1] In a 6-3 majority decision, the Supreme Court found the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the “GGPPA”) constitutional under the peace, order, and good government (“POGG”) clause in s. 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867. …

Rule of Law
B.C. Supreme Court Civil Rules for Contested Wills Should be Changed

Seven years ago, the British Columbia probate rules were overhauled when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act came into effect on March 31, 2014. The changes to the Supreme Court Civil Rules were intended to reduce the complexity and costs of proceeding related to wills and estates. In my experience some of the changes, …

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