Slaw Site News – 2012-01-19

Site news for those who read Slaw only via RSS or email

1. Comment Watch:

In the last week there were 80 comments (possibly a record on Slaw). You might be particularly interested in these:

  • the 30 comments on the post by Simon Fodden, “Same-Sex Divorce and Conflict of Laws,” that thoroughly canvassed the topic.
  • the 17 comments on Connie Crosby’s post, “Should There Be Parttime Law School in Canada?” that form a pretty exhaustive list of the part-time law programs that are in fact available
  • the very lengthy and detailed comment by John Wood on the older post, “Electronic Seals” by John Gregory.

You can subscribe to the comments on Slaw either as a separate matter (RSS, email) or as part of a subscription combining posts and comments (RSS, email).

2. SlawTips

This week’s tips on SlawTips are:

You’ll find a brief excerpt of this week’s tips on Slaw, but the links above will take you to the full versions, along with 100 more tips. Advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

You can get to SlawTips at either or and you can subscribe by RSS or email. You can also follow SlawTips on Twitter: @slawtips

3. Maritime Law Book Selected Summaries

This week’s Maritime Law Book case summaries are in precis on Slaw and full at

  • Royal Bank of Canada v. Swartout et al.
    2011 ABCA 362 [Contra proferentem rule ]
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. et al. v. Ontario (Minister of Health and Long-Term Care) et al. 2011 ONCA 830 [Delegated legislation]
  • R. v. Pitre (M.S.) 2011 NBCA 106 [Search warrants]
  • Mallard v. Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission et al. 2011 SKCA 150 [Stare decisis]
  • Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) et al. 2011 FC 1432 [Authority of Crown ministers]
  • Ford Credit Canada Ltd. v. Welcome Ford Sales Ltd. et al. 2010 ABQB 798 [Bankruptcy]
  • Ewachniuk Estate v. Ewachniuk 2011 BCCA 510 [Stare decisis]
  • Davis v. Guelph (City) 2011 ONCA 761 [Building inspectors & bias]
  • Daniels v. Daniels 2011 MBCA 94 [Corollary relief in divorce]
  • Apotex Inc. v. Merck & Co. et al. 2011 FCA 329 [Food and drug control]

Thus far, 186 summaries in total are available on You can subscribe to MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries via RSS or email.

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