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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. Meurrens on Immigration 2. Reconciliation Syllabus 3. Canadian Securities Law 4. Canadian Appeals Monitor 5. Hull & Hull Blog

Meurrens on Immigration
The IMM5707 and the Definition of Accompanying

The IMM57-5 asks applicants to delcare whether any family members will accompany them to Canada. There has been confusion over what “accompany” means that two recent Federal Court of Canada decisions have addressed. In Adepoju v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2022 FC 438, a husband and wife independently submitted study permit applications. In each application they did not include each other as dependents and checked “no” to whether the spouse would accompany the other to Canada. …

Reconciliation Syllabus
Law & Culture: Drawing Texts, Masks and Blankets into the Law School Classroom

One of the big questions for me over the past years (thinking about our Law School TRC obligations to learn and teach about Indigenous Law) has been the relationship between law and culture. Or maybe more specifically, how to talk about these relationships in the law school classroom. In this post, I share some materials I tried out last year, materials that I think could be drawn on in a number of different classroom contexts. …

Canadian Securities Law
CBCA Amendments Take Effect August 31, 2022

Amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) that impose majority voting requirements, annual director terms, a prohibition on slate voting and a change to the period during which shareholders must deliver proposals to be included in an issuer’s proxy circular take effect on August 31, 2022. …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
CSA Streamlines Rules For Capital-Raising

On September 8, 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) announced the adoption of a new prospectus exemption for issuers listed on a Canadian stock exchange[1]. The goal of the new exemption is to provide a more efficient way for issuers to raise smaller amounts of capital and have better access to retail investors, while also reducing regulatory burden and associated costs. …

Hull & Hull Blog
Pitru Paksha

Pitru Paksha is a 16-lunar day period in the Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. This year, Pitru Paksha falls between September 10 and September 25. Pitru Paksha literally means “fortnight of the ancestors”. Homage is paid to deceased ancestors, especially through food offerings. Prayers are said to ensure that the souls of the ancestors go to heaven. …

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