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. Law School Life & Beyond 2. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 3. Global Workplace Insider 4. Double Aspect 5. Labour Pains

Law School Life & Beyond
3 Reasons Why I Chose UNB Law, and I Think You Should Too

Having done my undergraduate at Carleton University, I’m no stranger to big class sizes. Small class sizes are one of the most significant factors that tipped the scales towards UNB for me. This also means I know how much harder it is to get recognized by your professors and be able to make connections with them. …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Canada and its allies implement multiple rounds of sanctions against Iran in the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death

Canada is quickly ratcheting up economic sanctions measures against Iran, with the latest measures announced on October 13, 2022. These latest rounds are the first significant changes to Canada’s controls over trade and investment with Iran since sanctions had been significantly relaxed back in 2016. …

Global Workplace Insider
UK Government to reform or revoke retained EU law

On 22 September 2022, the UK Government introduced the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, pursuant to which all EU law introduced into the UK legal system following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020 (Retained EU Law) must be reviewed and either replaced with new domestic legislation or automatically repealed on 31 December 2023. This date may be extended to 23 June 2026 in respect of more complex reforms. …

Double Aspect
Our Democratic Deficit

Much is made of Canada’s storied democratic heritage, and on this front, there is much to celebrate. But there is also a dark side that has, from time to time—and these days, more frequently—reared its ugly head: the spectre of a parliamentary process that does not encourage either the participation or the deliberation at the heart of most deliberative democratic accounts. …

Labour Pains
Do You Have a Second to Talk About Secondments?

What is the effect of the termination of a secondment agreement if an employee expressly remains an employee of his original employer? In Nader v. University Health Network, 2022 ONSC 447 (CanLII), the dismissed employee attempted to argue that the effect of the termination of both his secondment agreement and his employment was that he was entitled to wrongful dismissal damages from both the entity to which he had been seconded and his original employer. …


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