Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from forty-one 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. Susan on the Soapbox 2. Western Canadian Business Litigation Blog 3. First Reference Talks 4. Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer’s Blog 5. Blogue du CRL
Susan on the Soapbox
Danielle Smith Betrayed the Wildrose; Jim Prentice Betrayed the Rest of Us
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” —Abraham Lincoln. Premier Prentice gave every member of his caucus a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book Team of Rivals. No doubt to help them “decide” whether to let Danielle Smith, the leader of the Opposition, and eight members of her Wildrose caucus join the Progressive Conservative government….
Western Canadian Business Litigation Blog
“Newer Frontiers” – More Mining Litigation in Canada for Foreign Activities
On September 16, 2014, I blogged concerning the filing of a Notice of Civil Claim in British Columbia in Adolfo Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. That case concerns a claim against a Canadian parent company for mining activities conducted through a foreign subsidiary in Guatemala. I noted a trend towards seeking redress against Canadian parent mining companies in Canadian courts. This trend has been picked up by the press and I was quoted on this topic in the Legal Post on December 10, 2014….
I attended a webinar last week and wanted to share some best practices aimed at mid-sized organizations in accelerating capabilities in workforce analytics. In this webinar, Karen O’Leonard of Bersin by Deloitte shared her insights and advice to help mid-sized organizations get ahead with analytics and capitalize on data-driven decision-making. Karen shared the Bersin Talent Analytics Maturity Model which consists of 4 stages, and revealed that 86 percent of HR organizations currently fall into the bottom two stages of maturity….
Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer’s Blog
Edward Greenspan’s legacy
The recent passing of our esteemed colleague Edward L. Greenspan signals a tragic loss for the profession and for the public. We pay tribute to his remarkable contributions as a legal pioneer and one of Canada’s greatest criminal lawyers…
Blogue du CRL
Bye Bye 2014
La tradition des Fêtes du Blogue du CRL se continue avec la publication, encore cette année, d’un « Bye bye » où nous faisons une revue de la notion de « connaissance d’office » (art. 2808 C.c.Q.) telle qu’elle a été appliquée en 2014 (sans aucunement prétendre à l’exhaustivité). Alors, qu’a-t-on pu considérer « raisonnablement incontestable » cette année?…
*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.