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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. Risk Management & Crisis Response 2. Legal Writers Collective 3. Timely Disclosure 4. Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast 5. The Every Lawyer

Risk Management & Crisis Response
FINTRAC announces flexible compliance approach for upcoming Canadian anti-money laundering changes

FINTRAC announces flexible compliance approach for upcoming Canadian anti-money laundering changes. Osler’s Elizabeth Sale and Haley Adams provide analysis of a Notice issued today acknowledging the wide scope of recent amendments coming into force June 1.

Legal Writers Collective
R v Braithwaite 2020 ONCA 513 Summary

The appellant, Mr. Braithwaite, was convicted of criminal harassment, voyeurism for a sexual purpose, and two counts of break and enter. The conviction occurred as a result of Mr. Braithwaite’s conduct towards his ex-partner, the complainant, after their breakup. His behaviour included an unreasonable amount of text messages, hacking into her accounts, breaking into her home, contacting her child’s principal, and installing a secret camera to observe her. ..

Timely Disclosure
For Non-TSX Companies, Twice a Year May be Enough

On May 20, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced a 120-day comment period for proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (“NI 51-102”) under the unwieldy title “Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Other Amendments and Changes Relating to Annual and Interim Filings of Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers and Seeking Feedback on a Proposed Framework for Semi-Annual Reporting – Venture Issuers on a Voluntary Basis” …

Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast
Legal System Change: Are We Still Just Tinkering?

Trevor Farrow is a well-known Access to Justice advocate and researcher who has been pushing forward system change in the justice system via the Canadian Civil Justice Forum, which he heads. Randi Druzin is an author and freelance journalist, who has had her own self-represented litigant journey, and is a passionate advocate for system change. …

The Every Lawyer
Exploring the Mortgage Instructions Toolkit

Our guest today is Ray Leclair, vice president of public affairs at LawPRO, co-author of the Mortgage Instructions Toolkit.

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