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. David Whelan  2. IPilogue 3. Legal Sourcery  4. Slater Vecchio Connected  5. Entertainment & Media Law Signal

David Whelan
Closing a Law Library

The Justice minister in the Northwest Territories has announced they are closing, through defunding, the courthouse law library. Not surprisingly, that has caused negative reactions from lawyers and law librarians. The CBC’s coverage – here, here, here – and the Canadian Lawyer‘s covers the ground pretty clearly. On the face of it, however, the government seems to be making a sound decision based on the use of government funds. …

Announcing the Winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize

IP Osgoode would like to congratulate the winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize for 2015-2016. Four prizes in total are awarded each year to Osgoode students and the winning blog posts are featured in the IPilogue. Recipients also receive a $500 award, are announced at Convocation and receive a permanent notation on their official Osgoode transcript. …

Legal Sourcery
National Aboriginal Day – Resource list

In honour of it being the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day we thought we’d put together a list of essential Aboriginal legal resources from the library. Check out #NADCanada on Twitter to be part of the conversation. Hopefully you all get to enjoy the festivities going on across Canada today! …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Ontario Introduces “Rowan’s Law”

Rowan Stringer was a 17-year-old Ottawa girl described as bright, energetic, and curious. She was equally passionate about rugby. But something happened to Rowan on the playing field that should never happen to any kid. In 2013, she sustained a series of concussions and died as a result of her brain injuries. …

Entertainment & Media Law Signal
New CRTC Policy Framework for Local and Community TV

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has published a new policy designed to ease the economic pressure squeezing local television newscasts in the same week in which a report was published clarifying how quickly young Canadians are pivoting to digital news platforms. …


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