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. 2. Double Aspect 3. Slater Vecchio Connected 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. Global Workplace Insider
Alberta’s Family Violence Death Review Committee: Recent Reports, Recommendations and Reflections

Alberta’s Protection Against Family Violence Act, RSA 2000, c P-27 (PAFVA) was passed in 1999 and has as its primary focus the provision of protection orders for persons experiencing family violence. The PAFVA was amended in 2013 to empower the government to establish a Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) with the mandate to review fatal incidents of family violence and to advise and make recommendations to the government on preventing and reducing family violence (PAFVA, s 16). …

Double Aspect
McCaw: Declarations of Invalidity in the ONSC

In R v McCaw, 2018 ONSC 3464, the Ontario Superior Court decided that constitutional declarations of invalidity are binding on other judges of the Ontario Superior Court. The case concerned s.33.1 of the Criminal Code, under which Parliament narrowed the common law defence of extreme intoxication set out in Daviault, denying it in general intent cases.

Slater Vecchio Connected
Can you smell it?

It’s impossible to miss the haze that has descended upon Metro Vancouver. The entire province has the worst air quality ranking in all of North America. Wildfire season has become an annual occurrence in BC and 2018 is shaping up to be the worst on record. …

Canadian Securities Law
New Powers for the AMF to Restructure Certain Financially Distressed Québec FI’s

In 2017, Québec’s Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) filed a Report on the history and evolution of the deposit insurance plan for Québec deposit-taking financial institutions (“FI’s”)…

Global Workplace Insider
Update for New York City employers: New required anti-sexual harassment poster and information sheet published; compliance required beginning September 6, 2018

In May 2018, we reported on New York City’s recent enactment of a number of laws addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. For further information, see our prior Global Workplace Insider post, New York City employers take note: New anti-sexual harassment laws enacted. As we previously reported, effective September 6, 2018, all New York City employers must: …


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