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. Meurrens on Immigration 2.Kate Dewhirst 3. Lash Condo Law 4. NSRLP 5. Canadian Class Actions Monitor

Meurrens on Immigration
Temporary Resident Permits

On June 28, 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada substantially changed the guidance that it provides to officers regarding the issuance of Temporary Resident Permits (“TRPs“). The biggest change was the removal of the statement that TRPs could not be issued for administrative convenience. …

Kate Dewhirst
Digital hygiene saves lives! New IPC guidelines

In healthcare we often repeat that “hand hygiene saves lives” – well so too does digital hygiene. What is digital hygiene? Digital hygiene is a term of art used in the technology and cyber security field to describe positive practices to protect digital information from loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, modification or destruction. How…

Lash Condo Law
Wrong Parties to a Condo Lawsuit

Condominiums projects are becoming more complex and multi-faceted. It is not uncommon to have several large condominium buildings developed in close proximity that share amenity areas, parking garages, roadways and security gate houses. In these instances, there are many new and challenging legal issues that may arise. …

Is the Law Society of Ontario “Fiddling While Rome Burns?”

Today’s post is written by Julie Macfarlane, on behalf of the NSRLP. If you asked a member of the public what they consider to be the most important issue facing the legal profession in Ontario, their answer will be some version of the following: “Making themselves relevant. Making themselves affordable. Showing the public how they can serve the public.” But for members of the profession, apparently the most pressing current issue is whether they should be required to promise to support and …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Ontario is not a “Universal Jurisdiction” under the Ontario Securities Act: Leave to the SCC denied in Yip v. HSBC Holdings

On March 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in Yip v. HSBC Holdings plc, 2019 CanLII 23866, leaving standing the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Yip v. HSBC Holdings plc, 2018 ONCA 626, affirming Yip v. HSBC Holdings plc, 2017 ONSC 5332. The case serves as an important precedent for future securities class actions, …


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