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. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 3. Michael Geist 4. First Reference 5. Susan On The Soapbox
Assessing the Role of Strategic Environmental Assessments in the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

The year 2020 will be a milestone year for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an opportunity to reflect on the progress made, and the hurdles still ahead, in attaining these goals. SDG 14 addresses the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas, and marine resources. …

Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
Immigration Appeals: The One Question You Should Ask Before Retaining a Lawyer/Consultant

I had the ability to learn after one of the very best at my old Firm, and I realize it is a practice quite suited to the younger, energetic lawyer who is willing to invest time into their clients and their cases. Through this process, clients have called me an ‘honourary family members,’ a designation that for me, more so than any third-party recognition, gives me true value through work. …

Michael Geist
A Netflix Crisis?: Foreign Funding Now By Far the Largest Source of Financing for Canadian Fictional English Language TV Production

The Canadian Media Producers Association has just released the latest data on film and television production in Canada which confirms that foreign sources are now by far the biggest contributor to Canadian English language television production. Despite warnings of cultural imperialism and repeated calls from some in the industry for Netflix taxes to fund production, the data suggests that it already does since foreign investment in Cancon now larger than the primary Canadian sources. …

First Reference
Has BC Court opened the door to more court claims of harassment?

Since the early 1980s, plaintiffs have been precluded from bringing court actions solely predicated on suffering discrimination or harassment under human rights legislation. Such complaints have been held to be properly made before human rights tribunals, which have different rules and procedures than the traditional court system. Most provincial human rights statutes expressly provide that free-standing infringement claims cannot go to court. …

Susan On The Soapbox
Jason Kenney and the Pope

Is there a limitation period after which we can safely disregard a politician’s scary comments? In 2000 Jason Kenney, then a 32 year old federal MP, gave a disturbing speech* at the St Joseph’s Community Catholic Home School Conference. It’s disturbing because it foreshadows how Kenney will govern if he becomes Alberta’s next premier. Brace yourselves. …


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