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. Barry Sookman  2. Clio Blog 3. Rule of Law  4. Double Aspect  5. National Blog

Barry Sookman
CASL gets Rogers Media

The CRTC announced yesterday that it bagged another CASL pelt – this time Rogers Media. The company agreed to an undertaking with the CRTC and to pay $200,000 to avoid expensive enforcement proceedings. Rogers Media allegedly sent commercial emails (CEMs) containing an unsubscribe mechanism that did not function properly or which could not be readily performed by the recipient. …

Clio Blog
A Bing Ads Guide For Lawyers

Google rules the world; more than half of smartphone users begin a query by yelling, “Google!” at their phones. For years, “Google it” something has been a common colloquialism for a web search; Google is search. Lately, Bing’s search engine market share has exploded, making them a search engine worth consideration. …

Rule of Law
Significant Increase in Assets Exempton for Persons Receiving Brititsh Columbia Disability Benefits

Earlier this month the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation announced that a person receiving Persons with Disabilities benefits from the Government of British Columbia will be able to have funds of up to $100,000 without it affecting his or her eligibility to receive the benefits. Here is an excerpt from the press release: …

Double Aspect
How to do Originalism

In my last post, I summarized the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Caron v. Alberta, 2015 SCC 56, which held that Alberta is not under a constitutional obligation to enact legislation in French as well as English. There was, you will recall, a majority opinion by Justices Cromwell and Karakatsanis, who were joined by four of their colleagues, and a dissent by Justices Wagner and Côté, joined by Justice Abella….

National Blog
Legal Futures round-up – November 23, 2015

Inspired by the CBA Legal Futures Initiative, which released its comprehensive report, Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada in August 2014, here’s our biweekly round-up of noteworthy developments, opinions and news in the legal futures space as a means of furthering discussion about our changing legal marketplace. …


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