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 sixty 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. Michael Geist 2. Canadian Securities Law 3. Precedent 4. The Treasurer’s Blog 5. ABlawg

Michael Geist
Rogers’ Shocking Admission: It Does Not Track Disclosures of Subscriber Information to Authorities

Rogers surprised many yesterday by becoming the first major Canadian telecom provider to release a transparency report (TekSavvy, a leading independent ISP beat them by a few hours in issuing a very detailed report on its policies and activities). The company was rightly lauded for releasing the report, which seems likely to end the silence among all Canadian telecom companies. . . .

Canadian Securities Law
IRS Foreign Financial Institution List search up and running

As we’ve discussed previously, under the Inter-Governmental Agreement signed between Canada and the U.S. relating to FATCA, non-exempt Canadian Financial Institutions are required to register on the IRS FATCA portal and receive a Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN) in order to be FATCA-compliant. . . .

Meet the lawyer who’s running for mayor of Toronto

Ari Goldkind has never run for elected office. But in March, the criminal lawyer — frustrated by a political landscape dominated by career politicians — entered the Toronto mayoral race.. . .

The Treasurer’s Blog
Working together to improve access to justice

June 3 was a very special day for me. It was the launch and inaugural meeting of TAG – The Action Group on Action to JusticeI believe it was also an important occasion for access to justice in Ontario. I see it as a tipping point, a time when a certain critical mass was finally achieved. . .

Court of Appeal Confirms the Availability of a Disgorgement Remedy as a Possible Means of Assessing Damages for Breach of a Modern Land Claim Agreement

The Nunavut Court of Appeal has confirmed the availability of a disgorgement remedy as a possible means of assessing damages for breach of a modern land claim agreement. However, the majority of the Court (Justices Slatter and O’Brien) ruled that summary judgment was not available to the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) in this case and that consequently damages must still be assessed following the trial. . . .


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