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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. Inter Alia Law Blog 2. Reconciliation Syllabus 3. The Factum 4. RT Blog 5. BC Injury Law Blog

Inter Alia Law Blog
Top Tips for NDAs: Part 3

In Part 1 of this post, we suggested starting with a mutual NDA to reduce markups and negotiations. We also said that there are instances where a one-way NDA is more appropriate. For example, with certain vendors or in your employment agreements. But even if you anticipate that only one party will be sharing confidential information, it’s not a bad idea to default to a mutual NDA because (1) the terms are typically fair and reasonable, (2) thereby making negotiations fast and easy and (3) so that you are covered if both parties end up sharing information. …

Reconciliation Syllabus
No Reconciliation Without Truth: A Reckoning for University Honouring Practices

On June 3, 2021, the following letter was signed by 46 faculty and staff members of the Peter A. Allard School of Law and sent to the Senates (Vancouver and Okanagan) and Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia. The letter calls on these bodies to promptly and without unnecessary debate revoke an honourary degree granted by UBC to Bishop O’Grady, the former Principal of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. There is no debate to be had here …

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. …

RT Blog
Whistleblower Series: The Workplace Whistleblower Program – Friend or Foe?

What seems like a really long time ago, I wrote in one of my blogs that I would be doing a series on whistleblowing. It seemed like a great idea at the time: there isn’t that much practical information about whistleblowing out there and I have a lot to share on the topic given that I have done work in this field for many years. But then, a pandemic happened, and my “series” didn’t quite get off the ground. …

BC Injury Law Blog
BC Bullying Law – Unique Issues With Limitation Periods

A little appreciated fact are the broad timeframes at play when certain individuals can sue their abusers for either sexual or physical abuse. For many years BC has had no limitation period for claims relating to sexual assault. Whether the victim is a minor or an adult a lawsuit can be brought at any time against their sexual assailant. In cases without actual sexual assault but that amount to …

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