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 seventy 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. Meurrens on Immigration  2. Rule of Law 3. Blogue du CRL  4. Family Health Law Blog  5. Entertainment & Media Law Signal

Meurrens on Immigration
The 2016 Liberal Immigration Numbers

On March 8, 2016, John McCallum, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) tabled the 2015 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration (the “2015 IRCC Report”) It states that in 2016 Canada will welcome between 280,000 and 305,000 immigrants, with a target of 300,000. While this target if fulfilled would be Canada’s highest annual immigration number in over a century, not all immigration categories are being increased. …

Rule of Law
British Columbia Court of Appeal Consultation Paper for Civil Rule Reform

The British Columbia Court of Appeal published a Consultation Paper for Civil Rule Reform in November 2015. As set out in the Report, “[t]he purpose of the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s rule reform initiative is to simplify the rules, make appeal proceedings more affordable and address anomalies in the existing Court of Appeal Act and Rules.” …

Blogue du CRL
La Cour d’appel applique la récente trilogie de la Cour suprême portant sur la liberté d’association

Dans l’arrêt Canada (Procureur général) c. Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique, section locale 675, 2016 QCCA 163, la Cour d’appel devait se prononcer sur la conformité de la Loi sur le contrôle des dépenses, L.C. 2009, c. 2, art 393 (la « LCD ») à la Charte Canadienne des droits et libertés (la « Charte ») à la lumière de la récente trilogie de la Cour suprême portant sur la liberté d’association. …

Family Health Law Blog
Barriers becoming apparent for those seeking permission to die

In January we blogged here about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to delay assisted dying laws by 4 months so that Parliament could draft legislation. The Court reached a unique compromise whereby it decided to allow people who are suffering to seek a “constitutional exemption” from a judge in their own provinces to be permitted to access physician-assisted dying (“PAD”) prior to the new June 2016 deadline. …

Entertainment & Media Law Signal
Producing in Canada Released!

We in the Dentons Canada Media and Entertainment Group are very happy to announce the release of the latest version of our popular Producing in Canada guide to film, TV and interactive digital media incentive programs. The guide is a comprehensive overview of the most popular film, television, visual effects and digital media incentive programs available across the country. …

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