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.
Copyright, AI and IOT: my submission to the consultation
The copyright consultation raises important issues. The government should be cautious before making any amendments to the Copyright Act given the complexity of the issues and the difficulty in assessing how the changes would work in practice. …
Chief Justice’s Blog
Time for action: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
On September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, time has been set aside to honour lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools. While this is a new statutory holiday, it is not a new day of significance. Since 2013, September 30 has been recognized as “Orange Shirt Day”, the orange shirt symbolizing literally and figuratively what was taken away from Indigenous children at residential schools: language; connection to land, families and ancestors; culture; mental, physical and spiritual health; and, in the most egregious situations, lives. …
So, episode 128 – a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show and have already rated and reviewed the podcast – right? You should. Remember, you can self-isolate in The Docket’s Discord chatroom. Join the Discord channel, take part in the ongoing chat, and listen to live recordings with this link: …
BC Injury Law Blog
Alberta Recognizes Tort for Non Consensual Sexual Image Sharing
In what I believe is the first case in Alberta recognizing the tort of “Public Disclosure of Private Facts” a Court adopted this tort and awarded significant damages following the non-consensual publication of private sexual images. In the recent case (ES v. Shillingham) the parties were involved in an intimate relationship. Of the course of the relationship the Plaintiff shared sexual images with the Defendant “as a private gift to him.” and on the understanding that “he would not distribute these images in any way.“. …
Canadian occupational health & safety law
Ontario employers now legally required to screen employees coming to work – using the government’s “Screening Tool”
Ontario’s “Stage 3” Regulation now requires employers to conduct employee screening for COVID-19 whenever employees come to work, using questions set out in a new “Screening Tool” issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health. The Regulation was made on Friday, September 25, 2020, and is already in effect. …
*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.