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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.The Docket 2. Eloise Gratton 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. The Court 5. BC Provincial Court eNews

The Docket
Ford’s Pandemic Police State

After months of ignoring the warnings of experts, Doug Ford, Ontario’s murder clown Premier, finally decided to take some steps to deal with the growing third wave of the COVID pandemic. But he did not close down super spreader workplaces, or legislate paid sick leave, or speed up vaccinations – no that all would make too much sense. Ford decided to give Ontario police forces the power to randomly stop people and motorists and compelled them to answer police questions. …

Eloise Gratton
QC Bill 64 update : Legitimate business and employee consent exceptions!

We have received today a list of amendments that the government intends to introduce to the section of Bill 64 which amends the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (QC Private Sector Act). The proposed amendments are generally the same as those adopted with respect to the public sector with one notable exception, namely an amendment to section 12 of QC Private Sector Act. …

SOQUIJ | Le Blogue
La Loi sur la laïcité de l’État: les points à retenir

Droits des minorités linguistiques, éligibilité aux élections provinciales et disposition de dérogation: des éléments à retenir du jugement sur la validité constitutionnelle de la Loi sur la laïcité de l’État. …

The Court
R v Nguyen Affirms 18-Month Provincial Court Ceiling Applies to Part I Provincial Offences.

On September 30, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) held in R v Nguyen, 2020 ONCA 609 [Nguyen] that the 18-month presumptive ceiling established in R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27 [Jordan] , which governs what constitutes unreasonable delay under s. 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [Charter], applies to proceedings under Part 1 of the Provincial Offences Act,

BC Provincial Court eNews
What you need to know about the new Provincial Court Family Rules

The new Provincial Court Family Rules (“the Rules”) take effect on May 17, 2021. Based on extensive research, consultation, and experience gained in Victoria since 2019, these rules take a holistic approach to family disputes. They encourage people to use community resources to help with non-legal impacts and to try to resolve legal issues by agreement before going to court, unless court action is needed. …

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