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. Precedent  2. Labour Pains 3. Blogue du CRL  4. Administrative Law Matters  5. Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Meet the lawyer whose office sits above a grow-op

When Mark Zekulin was in law school a decade ago, his current job would have seemed unimaginable. As president and general counsel at Tweed, a two-year-old company that grows and sells medical marijuana to patients across the country, he’s basically a legal drug dealer. Precedent sits down with the 35-year-old to find out what on earth a marijuana lawyer does all day….

Labour Pains
Employers Need Not Accommodate Employees “Choice” to Breastfeed – PSLREB

Are work requirements that impact on an employee’s breastfeeding schedules discrimination and, if so, are they discrimination on the basis of sex or family status or both? And does the distinction, if any, matter? What is necessary for a grievor to establish a prima facie case of discrimination on the basis of breastfeeding? What duty, if any, does an employer have to accommodate an employee who is breastfeeding, and how far — and for how long — does that duty extend? …

Blogue du CRL

Le nouveau Code de procédure civile (ci-après « NCPC »), qui entrera en vigueur à l’hiver 2016, accorde une place de choix aux technologies de l’information et de la communication (ci-après « TIC »). À titre représentatif, l’expression « technologi* » y est utilisée pas moins de 30 fois, alors que le Code de procédure civile actuel n’y fait référence qu’une fois. Le virage numérique est imminent, il s’agit maintenant de bien le négocier. …

Administrative Law Matters
Ideology and Administrative Law

Now that all the fuss about his past life as a blogger has died down, it is safe to venture a few comments about Justice Russell Brown’s appointment to the Supreme Court. He replaces Rothstein J., who retires today, leaving a very large gap in the Court’s administrative law and economic regulation expertise. Brown J. will have big robes to fill. …

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog
The statutory tort of Breach of Privacy

Privacy is important. It is a matter of much current debate as changes in technology and the law arguably makes it more difficult to maintain and protect. Does the internet make privacy impossible? Is the passage of Bill C-51 a threat to individual privacy? Is the escalating use of drones a privacy concern? The answers to these questions are varied and uncertain. But how does the law treat privacy? …

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