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Archive for September, 2018

Legal Citation, “… Lawyers Tolerate the Most Ridiculous Waste”

I was trying out an app for the bookmarking service Pinboard recently and happened upon this note on legal citation that I’d saved a few years back. This topic comes up periodically on Slaw including Louis Mirando‘s great post on the 8th edition of the McGill Guide from 2014.

I’d completely forgotten about this note and thought it would be interesting to share as we start another new school …

In the introduction to Frank G. Bennett‘s 2013 book on Mulitlingual Zotero (MLZ), “Citations: Out of the Box”* Lawrence Lessig said the following: “… lawyers tolerate . . . [more]

Posted in: Legal Information

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. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 2. Excess Copyright 3. Eloise Gratton 4. IdeaBlawg 5. Startup Source

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Public Holidays and Retail Business

Summer is almost over. I’m looking forward to kids going back to school and enjoying our last

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Time for an Articling Student Union in Ontario

Tomorrow is Labour Day across Canada, where everyone in the country is provided a statutory holiday under s. 166 of the Canada Labour Code. The federal Interpretation Act, designates in s. 35(1) the first Monday of the September as Labour Day, and every province has employment standards legislation mandating the day as a statutory holiday as well.

The origins of Labour Day go back to March 25, 1872, when the Toronto Typographical Union went on strike for the nine-hour workday, backed by 10,000 workers and 27 unions. The action was characterized as an illegal conspiracy against trade at the . . . [more]

Posted in: Education & Training, Justice Issues

Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal.

The Owners, Strata Plan VR2122 v. Bradbury, 2018 BCCA 280

AREAS OF LAW: Strata corporations; Winding up; Strata Property Act; Liquidators

~In the winding up of a strata corporation, a judge cannot appoint a liquidator, vest property in him, and make orders ancillary to his role when the liquidator has not applied for that relief under the Strata Property Act.~


The Respondents, The . . . [more]

Posted in: Summaries Sunday

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.

CONTRAT DE SERVICES : Les courtiers immobiliers collaborateurs ont fait des déclarations trompeuses et ils ont omis de divulguer des faits importants quant à la conduite frauduleuse et à la solvabilité de leur client; in solidum avec ce dernier, ils doivent payer 22 300 $ aux courtiers inscripteurs ainsi qu’au . . . [more]

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