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. Avoid a Claim 2. Mack’s Criminal Law Blog 3. Meurrens on Immigration 4. IP Osgoode 5. Family LLB

Avoid a Claim
Ontario Small Claims Court limits increased to $35,000

On January 1, 2020, the claim limit for Smalls Claims Court increased from $25,000 to $35,000. The move is intended to provide the public with quicker and more affordable Court based dispute resolution for claims up to the new $35,000 limit. The government has also indicated that claims commenced in Superior Court will be able…

Mack’s Criminal Law Blog
MCL Nugget: Shaikh ONCA

This case deals with the complicated issue of unreasonable delay in the context of an 11(b) application and exhibits the importance of obtaining a waiver of 11(b). It also exposes some of the pressures on the legal system with the lack of courtroom space and the necessity of taking measures to expedite proceedings. …

Meurrens on Immigration
The Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Vavilov

In December 2018 I wrote an article for The Canadian Immigrant about a Supreme Court of Canada case that had just been heard which could have a significant impact on Canadian immigration law. The case, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. Alexander Vavilov, was about whether a child who was born in Canada to Russian spies is a Canadian citizen. The Supreme Court of Canada before hearing the case announced that it was considering changing the law on how a legal principle called the “standard of review” works in Canadian administrative law. …

IP Osgoode
Modernizing the Copyright Act – A Look Back on 2019

I recently attended a speaker’s event presented by Cassels Brock and Music Canada to hear Graham Henderson and Miranda Mulholland update the audience on happenings as of late at the intersection of the Canadian music industry, the digital marketplace, and the artists and legislation trying to keep up with it all. …

Family LLB
What to do if you have received a Notice of Default Hearing

A Notice of Default Hearing is a notice sent to you by the Family Responsibility Office that is responsible for collecting support payments for Ontario families. A Default Hearing occurs before a judge and requires you to explain your lack of payments. These hearing can be avoided by one of three ways: …


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