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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. Le Blogue du CRL 2. Precedent: The New Rules of Law and Style 3. Administrative Law Matters 4. Eloise Gratton 5. The Factum

Le Blogue du CRL
Sélection SOQUIJ – R. c. Monette, 2021 QCCQ 3992

Par SOQUIJ, Intelligence juridique. PÉNAL (DROIT) : Les accusés, qui ont fait subir des sévices physiques à 6 de leur 8 enfants au cours d’une période de 25 ans, sont condamnés respectivement à des peines de détention de 4 et de 5 ans. …

Precedent: The New Rules of Law and Style
The lawyer who’s revolutionizing estate law

In 1992, Jordan Atin, who was then an articling student at Fasken Campbell Godfrey, learned that he wouldn’t be hired back. He was disappointed, but not surprised: the economy was in recession, after all, and jobs were scarce. So, in 1993, he founded his own practice. “When you start a firm, you don’t have the luxury of choosing your cases,” he says. “I did everything: criminal, corporate, family and IP.”…

Administrative Law Matters
Tribunal Competence and Expertise

Here is my blog post on the doctrinal law relating to tribunal competence and expertise for the Tribunal Watch Ontario/Windsor Law webinar on independence and impartiality. Here is what Tribunal Watch Ontario’s Statement of Principles says Adjudicators must be optimally competent and the tribunal equally competent in the exercise of its mandate. Adjudicators must have …

Eloise Gratton
The right to erasure of personal information in Canada: Between fact and fiction

It is increasingly common for businesses to receive requests from customers asking for the deletion of all of the information that the business holds about them. Such requests raise the issue of whether there is a right to the deletion or erasure of personal information under Canadian data protection laws. The concept of the right …

The Factum
Distressing news from Kamloops

This message from Legal Aid BC CEO Mark Benton first appeared on the Legal Aid in BC website. I know that many of you, like me, are disturbed by the discovery of unmarked graves at the former Residential School in Kamloops. It is difficult to pass through Kamloops without noticing the school building on the South Thompson River. It has always imposed itself on the landscape; it has always looked out of place to me. …

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