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Archive for December, 2017

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. News from the Break Room 2. Startup Source 3. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 4. Labour Pains 5. Susan On The Soapbox

News from the Break Room
148 Things You Need To Know About Bill 148

This Fall has officially been a whirlwind for employment

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Posted in: Monday’s Mix

OHRC Launches Truth Before Trust

Last October, Newstalk 1010 in Toronto conducted a poll: 6 in 10 (61%) people in Toronto indicated they would be scared if they were “pulled over by a police officer for no apparent reason”.

Women, younger people, and those with the lowest income, were all most likely to report that they would be scared. A similar survey conducted in 2003 only demonstrated 34% of the population felt the same way.

Part of the reason for these feelings are that people in Toronto believe that our police officers don’t get punished for wrongdoing, receive preferred treatment when charged or conducting an . . . [more]

Posted in: Justice Issues

Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

FISCALITÉ : Une entreprise et son administrateur unique, qui ont fait des déclarations fausses ou trompeuses en vue d’aider l’Hôpital général juif à réclamer des crédits et des remboursements de taxe sur les intrants, reçoivent des amendes totalisant 270 814 $, soit 200 % des montants de droits éludés; des . . . [more]

Posted in: Summaries Sunday

Just Tell Me How to Market My Firm!

I often get asked “what kind of marketing should we do?” Or I’m asked to “just provide us with a bunch of great marketing ideas”. No time spent determining what the firm wants to look like in the future. No proper assessment of where they are today. No indication of what success would look like. And no commitment to doing what will be suggested. Just “fix me”. It’s a bit like a disgruntled teenager saying “make me popular, but don’t ask me to change anything about my looks, personality or actions”. I can do that. Give me several million dollars . . . [more]

Posted in: Legal Marketing