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 more than 80 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. Excess Copyright 2. 3. Risk Management & Crisis Response 4. Condo Adviser 5. Administrative Law Matter

Excess Copyright
Fair Dealing in Canada: Dry Erase Boards and Overhead Projectors – Believe It Or Not?

Believe it or not, the following was in Canada’s Copyright Act until 2012:
Smoke and Mirrors? With Marihuana Legalization, Parliament Proposes to Drastically Expand Police Power

Legislation Commented On: Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 1st Session, 42nd Parliament, 2017 Parliament is toting marihuana legalization as a necessary public safety measure. With this sentiment, Parliament is revisiting not only drug-impaired driving laws, but also alcohol-impaired driving laws. Part 2 of Bill C-46 would, if passed, allow police officers to demand that a driver provide breath samples without any suspicion that the individual had been drinking. The relevant section is reproduced below: …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
New IOSCO Standard Likely to Yield Increased International Enforcement Cooperation and Integration

It is trite to say that capital markets know no borders. Increasingly, this reality is prompting capital markets regulators and enforcers around the world to continue to cooperate, collaborate, and, to some degree, integrate their activities. This has put additional pressures on executives and board members responsible for risk management and regulatory compliance, as well as their professional advisors. It is necessary, now more than ever, to keep abreast of evolving regulatory requirements in all countries that affect the business and capital raising activities of their firms and clients. …

Condo Adviser
Is your Condo Ready for the Legalization of Marijuana?

Last week, the government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize and regulate the possession, production and use of marijuana in Canada. What does that mean for your condo corporation? It may be time to update your rules. …

Administrative Law Matter
Bamzai: The Origins of Judicial Deference to Executive Interpretation

Professor Aditya Bamzai has a fascinating piece in the Yale Law Journal entitled “The Origins of Judicial Deference to Executive Interpretation“: …


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