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. Off the Shelf  2. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. Canadian Securities Law  4. Slater Vecchio Connected  5. The Stream

Off the Shelf
Election Special 2015 – X Marks the Spot, or, Ballot Dos and Don’ts

Our federal election is swiftly approaching, and all signs point to a close race. We sometimes become disillusioned about the worth of each individual vote, but a tight three-way contest will demonstrate the importance of every ballot. I don’t say ballot to metonymically refer only to each individual’s participation in the election process, but literally each ballot – each slip of paper marked with the elector’s desired candidate – because if you’re not careful, your vote may not float. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

While Canadian readers are no doubt aware that we have a federal election coming up, for those who might not be following Canadian politics, a federal election has been called and voting will take place on Monday October 19, 2015. Fun Facts for American readers: Canada is a different country than the United States of America, and we can elect our very own leaders …

Canadian Securities Law
The U.S. has begun reciprocal automatic exchanges of information under various FATCA IGAs

On October 2, 2015, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the exchange of financial account information with certain foreign tax administrations in compliance with their obligations under various intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) put in place to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). …

Slater Vecchio Connected
BC Drivers Install Dashboard Cameras

Car accidents are an everyday occurrence, and many BC motorists have installed dashboard cameras to protect themselves from false insurance claims. A “dashcam” or dashboard camera is a small camera wired into a car that begins recording as soon as the vehicle starts. With a built-in memory, the footage they record can easily be used to determine who is at fault in an accident. ICBC and the police are using dashcams to investigate accidents. …

The Stream
New guide for Self-Representing Litigants (and other people with everyday legal problems)

Courthouse Libraries BC is pleased to announce that our new Clicklaw Wikibook, The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Legal Information; A how-to for legal research and representing yourself in court in British Columbia is now available online. Our news release gives detailed information about the publication. …

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