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. Pierre Roy & Associés Blogue 2. Eloïse Gratton 3. ABlawg 4. BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog 5. Legal Post

Pierre Roy & Associés Blogue
Payer ses cartes de crédit : ça peut prendre plus d’une vie !

Le 1er septembre 2010, une nouvelle information d’une importance majeure s’est glissée dans votre relevé de carte de crédit : le temps requis pour rembourser votre solde si vous ne faites que les paiements minimums requis. Vous avez peut-être été surpris de voir que le temps nécessaire pour rembourser le solde pouvait être de plusieurs années…

Eloïse Gratton
Renseignements sur Internet : un Patriot Act à la française ?

Aux attentats survenus le 7 janvier 2015 à Paris, la France a pour ambition de faire passer une nouvelle loi permettant de renforcer la surveillance sur internet des personnes suspectées de terrorisme. Le projet de loi a été présenté ce jeudi 19 mars 2015 mais le projet définitif n’a pas encore été présenté publiquement. …

Constitutional Concerns about Being “In the Company” of a Gang-Affiliate

Six years ago, the Province of Alberta amended the Gaming and Liquor Act, RSA 2000, c G-1 as part of a broader policy to crack down on gang related activity. Section 69.1 of the Act allows police officers to “exclude or remove from licensed premises any person the police officer believes to be associated with a gang.” …

BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog
No Pre Trial Examination Ordered For Witness Willing to Talk Through Counsel

Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding that a witness who is willing to communicate through counsel should not be compelled to attend a pre-trial examination under oath. In today’s case (Cabezas v. HMTQ) the Plaintiff was involved in a single vehicle accident and sued the Defendants claiming negligent highway maintenance. …

Legal Post
Supreme Court of Canada refuses leave to hear two important securities law appeals

The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday that it will not hear appeals in two notable securities cases, one involving a proposed securities class action against BP and another involving a provincial securities commission enforcement action for illegal insider trading. The first big case involved a proposed securities class action against BP PLC over alleged misstatements the company made regarding the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in April 2010….


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