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. Canadian Securities Law 2. Meurrens on Immigration 3. LawLawLand 4. Trauma & Lawyers’ Mental Health 5. Canadian Legal History Blog

Canadian Securities Law
OSC Introduces Three-Year Moratorium on Trade Matching Exception Reporting

On March 26, the Ontario Securities Commission announced that it was introducing a three-year moratorium on the requirement that registered firms report to the OSC if less than 90% of the trades executed by or for the firm during a quarter matched within the time required by National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement (NI 24-101). Under NI 24-101, such an exception report must be filed no later than 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter during which the trade matching threshold was not met. …

Meurrens on Immigration
Applying to Immigrate During COVID19

During the last two weeks of March, 2020, the Government of Canada implemented many measures in response to the COVID19 pandemic. In the immigration context, these measures included travel bans, the suspension of biometrics and the transition of most Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) officers to remote work. The changes were frequent, dramatic and difficult to keep up with. …

Episode 11: Open Up and Lock Down! COVID-19 and Your Rights in Canada

Our first episode of Season 2 covers a topic on everyone’s mind right now: the spread of COVID-19. Mindy Caterina & Garrett Jamieson discuss the rights of people in Canada during this unprecedented emergency. Learn about what laws and powers will be available for the government to use, including: …

Trauma & Lawyers’ Mental Health
Your Mental Health Needs Still Matter (Even in a Pandemic)

These are tough times. Most of us are doing what needs to be done, even though it’s difficult for us. We do this to protect our fellow citizens, our society, and our own physical health. This is critically important and we need to keep doing it. The reason we do this is because human health, safety and lives matter*. We do it because we care about people. For those of us who are not particularly physically vulnerable, we need to remember the oft-repeated words “it’s not about us.” …

Canadian Legal History Blog
CFP: One Empire, Many Colonies, Similar or Different Histories?, Auckland, Dec. 2020

Abstracts are invited from scholars bringing historical perspective on law who wish to gather at The University of Auckland and AUT University – there to listen to and discuss papers and panels on aspects of law in history. The 2020 theme invites a comparative lens on British imperial and colonial histories. Other papers with an historical perspective on law might include work that positions law in a specific temporal frame; deals with histories of law, lawmaking, and legal ideas; or has a focus on legal institutions and their personnel. …


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