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. Canadian Immigration Law Blog  2. Alcohol & Advocacy 3. Thoughtful Legal Management  4. Double Aspect  5. ABlawg

Canadian Immigration Law Blog
Canada’s New Spousal Sponsorship Forms/Process – The Good, The Bad, and The To-Be-Determined

With the new Spousal Sponsorship Process having been formally rolled out, it is a good time to look at the changes and share some insights about what I like, what I dislike, and what I’m curious to know more about or see in-action moving forward. CHANGES – AN OVERVIEW. I will defer to IRCC and their handy charts and guide to explain how things have changed. …

Alcohol & Advocacy
Toronto Distillery Company unsuccessful at Court of Appeal

It’s fitting that after a year of significant liquor law announcements, reforms, and court cases coming from across the country, the Ontario Court of Appeal would release a liquor law decision just before the start of the New Year. While the result was unfortunate for the Toronto Distillery Company, and affirms a common practice used by liquor control boards to extract tax revenue from small producers, it does provide food for thought for liquor lawyers from coast-to-coast. …

Thoughtful Legal Management
2016 Clawbies – Hall of Fame Award

First let me say congratulations to all the 2016 Clawbie winners, finalists, those nominated as well as all those who write long into the night, hoping their words find an audience and receptive eye. Thank you all who have taken the time to read these words and nominate my humble blog. …

Double Aspect
New Year, New Look

For 2017, Double Aspect has a new look and a new address. This is just a quick note to let my readers know that I’ve given the blog’s look an update. Nothing crazy, but I hope that it looks better than it did before ― or at any rate that it looks reasonably well. If you have any concerns please let me know. …

International Child Abduction: Safeguarding against Grave Risks of Harm in ‘Prompt Return’ Applications

In an earlier post, I discuss in detail the objective and mechanism of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 25 October 1980, 19 ILM 1501, to discourage the wrongful removal of a child from his or her habitual residence and the mechanism of ‘prompt return’ of the child to his or her habitual residence. …

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