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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. Canadian Trade Law Blog 2. Family Health Law Blog 3. The Defence Toolkit 4. Robeside Assistance 5. All About Information

Canadian Trade Law Blog
National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada

On September 30, 2021, Woods, LaFortune LLP marked National Truth and Reconciliation Day with partner, Michael Woods moderating the International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization’s webinar – Get Your Skills Ready for International Trade. [ Get Your Skills Ready for International Trade – IITIO] At the outset of the webinar, Michael acknowledged the importance of the commemorating and reflecting upon the painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools and his firm’s commitment to work with…

Family Health Law Blog
A Capacity Overview

We explain capacity to clients on an almost daily basis. It underlies so much of our health care system when it comes to medical decision-making. A patient must be “capable” of making their own treatment decisions, otherwise someone else (usually a relative) decides for them. …

The Defence Toolkit
The Defence Toolkit – October 16, 2021

This week’s top three summaries: R v Khill, 2021 SCC 37: #self-defence, R v Pope, 2021 NLCA 47: #manslaughter instruction, and R v Burgess, 2021 ABQB 798: #severance of charges. [October 14, 2021] Self Defence: Expanded Considerations [Reasons by Martin J. with Wagner C.J. Abella, Karakatsanis, and Kasirer JJ. concurring, Moldaver J. in separate concurring reasons with Brown and Rowe JJ. concurring, and Côté J. dissenting] …

Robeside Assistance
Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org. Hewitt v. Doyle (2021 ONSC 6655) privilege — information — disciplinary process — evidence — complaint. Justice D. Summers …

All About Information
The union right of access to information

I’ve done a fair deal of enjoyable work on matters relating to a union’s right of access to information – be it under labour law, health and safety law (via union member participation in the health and safety internal responsibility system) or via freedom of information law. Today I had the pleasure of co-presenting to the International Municipal Lawyers Association on the labour law right of access with my colleague from the City of Vaughan, Meghan Ferguson. …

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