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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. First Reference 2. Le Blogue du CRL 3. RT Blog 4. Legal Feeds 5. Intrepid Podcast

First Reference
Not everything is bad faith

In the world of employment, Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd. established a duty on the part of employers to act in good faith while in the course of dismissal. In the decade or so following that decision, virtually every wrongful dismissal included an allegation of bad faith. …

Le Blogue du CRL
Sélection SOQUIJ – Stamir Investments Inc. c. Kurstak, 2022 QCCA 337

SÛRETÉS : Dans le contexte d’une fraude immobilière, l’hypothèque ayant été consentie sur un bien dont le constituant n’a jamais été propriétaire est sans effet, n’a jamais pu grever l’immeuble en cause et doit, par conséquent, être radiée. …

RT Blog
Respect at Work Training – why now?

We’ve been hearing much talk about the “Great Resignation” – specifically, between April and September 2021, more than 24 million American employees left their jobs, an all-time record1. While the same hasn’t yet been seen in Canada, experts speculate that this may just be delayed.

Legal Feeds
SCC maple syrup case clarifies court’s discretion to swap forfeiture of crime proceeds with fines

In a Quebec case involving an $18-million maple syrup heist, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the court did not have jurisdiction to lower the imposed fine in lieu of forfeiture of proceeds of crime. In R. v. Vallières, released Thursday, the Court clarified the judicial discretion under s. 462.37(3) of the Criminal Code, which allows the court to order a fine to replace stolen property which can no longer be returned to its owner. …

Intrepid Podcast
Ep 177 Negative Chemistry — WMDs and the Ukraine Conflict

Stephanie sits down with her former NPSIA colleague Jez Littlewood, a specialist in weapons of mass destruction, and Craig Forcese to discuss the rules governing nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and their use. They then address questions arising from the conflict in Ukraine, including recent concerns that Russia may use such weapons. …

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