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.
Written policies that clearly establish guidelines and requirements governing the acceptable use of firm technology can help reduce cyber exposures and give staff clear direction on what they are permitted and not permitted to do with law firm technology resources. Use these resources and sample policies to create polices for your firm . . .
A Nova Scotia judge has made two rulings this week aimed at protecting court resources following what he describes as a spate of unmeritorious lawsuits in that province. Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Justice Edward Scanlan ordered a man to pay a security for costs before he pursues yet another appeal after suing several lawyers for conspiracy. A day later, the judge dismissed another appeal citing waste of court resources. . . .
Henry J. Chang’s Canada-US Immigration Blog
CIC Issues Expanded Guidance on C12 Specialized Knowledge Intra-Company Transferees
On June 9, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) issued Operational Bulletin 575 (“OB 575″), which provides expanded guidance for intra-company transferee (“ICT”) work permits issued to specialized knowledge workers under the general ICT (C12) category. This guidance, which is effective immediately, imposes a more rigorous definition of “specialized knowledge” as well as a mandatory wage requirement for some ICTs. . . .
A feather’s weight
Feathers are miraculous things – they can be stiff and strong or delicate and fluffy; they can be steely grey or display a riot of colours. And while it’s true that, working together, a bunch of feathers can lift a bird off the ground and help it fly, single feathers are often a symbol of weakness. But on June 12, 1990, a single eagle feather in the hands of a member of the Manitoba legislature became a symbol of power, of strength and determination, as Elijah Harper refused to allow a ratification vote on the Meech Lake Constitutional Accord. . . .
CASL clarified by CRTC at information sessions
The CRTC has published materials recently used in public Information Sessions on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The materials consist of a video and transcript of one of the information sessions as well as slides. The transcript did not include answers given to questions from the public at the information sessions. . . .
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