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. NSRLP 2. Double Aspect 3. Canadian Legal History Blog 4. Robeside Assistancet 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Questioning the Role of the Canadian Judicial Council: Is Access to Justice Being Served?

On May 21st a Federal Court justice delivered a decision in the case Smith v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 629. There was considerable media commentary, including this article by the Globe and Mail’s Sean Fine. (I also recommend this article on But so far none of this commentary does justice to the significance of this case. …

Double Aspect
Doré Revisited: A Response to Professor Daly

Over on Administrative Law Matters, Professor Paul Daly argues that Doré  actually “emerges strengthened” from Vavilov. Professor Daly’s post responds to my own paper (The Conceptual Gap Between Doré and Vavilov) and post, where I argue the opposite. In this post, I would like to respond critically to Professor Daly’s interesting and provocative arguments. I first recap my position on the matter. Then, I review Professor Daly’s arguments, and respond in turn. …

Canadian Legal History Blog
Q&A with Legal Historian Christopher Moore

Since his first book Louisbourg Portraits won the Governor-General’s Literary Award in the early 1980s, Christopher Moore has been writing widely about Canadian history, from 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal to the bestselling children’s history, The Story of Canada. But he is a legal historian too, with four big books about law and lawyers so far. Recently we talked about history and lawyers. I have known Chris Moore for over a quarter of a century. When we met at the Law Society we discovered we were neighbours. As well, Chris …

Robeside Assistance
Information for 2020-2021 Summer and Articling Students

Even though we may be living in extraordinary times, particularly for the justice sector, the staff of the CCLA Library are still here for you. This is especially true for this year’s summer and articling students. Normally, we invite students to come to the CCLA to meet us, have a tour of our space, and learn about our library services. As we don’t have a projected re-opening date, we aren’t able to invite students over, but we still very much want to meet them. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
A Guide for Employers During COVID-19 – June 3 update

This Guide sets out the key employment law issues to consider, as well as the government’s financial relief options to explore to get through this deep economic crisis. (Last Updated June 3, 2020). …


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