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Archive for November, 2020

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. Susan On The Soapbox 2. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 3. The Court 4.Thoughtful Legal Management 5. The Factum

Susan On The Soapbox
A Halloween Tale: Jason and The Mirror

For obvious reasons the usual batch of Halloween witches and vampires, pirates and princesses did not ring

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Posted in: Monday’s Mix

Need for Privacy Reform in Ontario

With so much closed, and so little social interaction during the pandemic, there’s not many options for Canadians, as we head into the winter. It’s inevitable that many will find themselves in malls.

A recent revelation that a Canadian real estate company secretly embedded cameras in 12 different malls has some concerned about the lack of meaningful consent. Cameras themselves are pretty benign, for security purposes alone. What made it worse was that images were used with facial recognition technology to identify unique facial features and analyze them, creating biometric data.

Although provincial and federal privacy commissioners express concerns, they . . . [more]

Posted in: Substantive Law: Legislation

Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

RESPONSABILITÉ : Le juge de première instance ne s’est pas mépris sur les éléments constitutifs de la faute lorsqu’il a conclu que, en vendant dans ses magasins au Canada des produits pour lesquels l’intimée détenait des droits exclusifs de distribution au Canada, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. avait commis une faute . . . [more]

Posted in: Summaries Sunday