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. Canadian Appeals Monitor 2. 3. IP Osgoode 4. Know How 5. First Reference

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Administrative Dismissals under the Class Proceedings Act

As we have previously written, in October 2020, a number of amendments under Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act [“CPA”] came into force. One of them, section 29.1, implemented a mandatory dismissal for delay for certain class proceedings. While section 29.1 is relatively new, several defendants named in class proceedings have already successfully used it to dismiss class action(s) against them. This post provides an overview of some recent jurisprudence under section 29.1. …
For the Record: Who Makes COVID-19 Public Health Orders in Alberta?

In an effort to be a frontrunner in the race to remove COVID-19 public health measures during the early months of 2022, the Alberta government made several notable moves, including decisions on masking. On February 8, 2022, the Premier announced that children would no longer be required to wear masks in school as of February 14 and that children under 12 would not be required to mask anywhere. …

IP Osgoode
Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) signals more AI regulation to come

The proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) would introduce greater regulation of the use and development of artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada’s private sector. On June 15th, 2022, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Phillippe Champagne introduced Bill C-27, or the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022. Bill C-27 reiterates much of Bill C-11, tabled in 2020, reintroducing a modified Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act (PIDPTA). However, Bill C-27 also introduced newly proposed legislation like AIDA which, if enacted, would make long advocated-for changes to Canada’s AI regulatory landscape. …

Know How
Fall Virtual Great Library Orientations

To help welcome all those students soon starting their articling, the Great Library is once again putting on our library tours. To make sure all who are interested can participate, we are again holding them virtually. Join us to learn about the library’s print and electronic resources as well as the many ways we can assist you with your research …

First Reference
Job for life is no joke for Quebec employer

In our practice as employment lawyers, it is not uncommon to see a contract, or job offer, referring to “permanent employment.” In reality, the employer usually intends to offer a job for an indefinite period of time (rather than permanently) and they have included a contractual provision within the terms of employment that contemplates early termination of the relationship. …


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