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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. Crossroad Family Law Blog 2. Indigenous Law Centre CaseWatch Blog 3. Darin Thompson’s CPD podcast 4. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 5. Ontario Condo Law Blog

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Does my spouse have a right to my pension?

Across provinces, Canadian family law legislation interprets “property” to include real and personal property, including all interests in that property, contingent or vested. They are family property, too. Canadian Family Law has progressed since the days of Currie v. Currie (1981), when a Nova Scotia court objected to the inclusion of pension rights in matrimonial property. The introduction of the 1978 Matrimonial Property Act in Alberta entitled the Courts to make a distribution of the pension and benefits between the Plaintiff and Defendant, notwithstanding that a party may not have a legal or equitable interest in that property (Olsen v Olsen 1996). …

Indigenous Law Centre CaseWatch Blog
“The ProBono Students Canada Experience” authored by Jodi Hancheroff

ProBono Students Canada has played a paramount role in my law school career. At the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law, there exists approximately 20 projects to choose from for the 2020-2021 academic year. These projects allow students to gain volunteer experience in a field of law that is of most interest to them. …

Darin Thompson’s CPD podcast
Stephen Lindsay – Human Memory: From Facts to Falsehoods (#31)

Moment by moment the mind-brain is making inferences or attributions about the origins or sources of its own contents. ~ Professor Stephen Lindsay Professor Stephen Lindsay (@dstephenlindsay) is a cognitive psychologist and the head of The Lindsay Lab at the University of Victoria. Much of his work focuses on human memory. While Steve is deep into the science and theories of memory, he also looks at the ways we can apply this research to everyday memory phenomena (e.g., eyewitness evidence). …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Let’s Talk Oscar Valdez, VADA, WADA and the WBC “Clean Boxing” Program

Update September 3, 2021 – The WBC have apparently now weighed is as per below. It is difficult to understand how there is any integrity left in their self named ‘clean’ boxing program when they have the right to unilaterally arbitrarily and retroactively say a contractually banned substance is ok to ingest. Let’s drill down the Oscar Valdez doping story. …

Ontario Condo Law Blog
Ontario’s Vaccine Passport and condos

The Province of Ontario announced that effective September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (which they define as having two vaccination doses for at least 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination status along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. The Province is implementing a “vaccine passport” initiative in “higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn”. …

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