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. Canadian Privacy Law Blog 3. Canadian Securities Law 4. Off the Tracks Podcast 5. Condo Adviser

First Reference
A change to family status discrimination?

It is a fundamental rule: an employer may not discriminate against an employee on any of the protected grounds in human rights legislation. Over time, litigation has expanded the meaning and scope of these protected grounds. One of the most litigated areas of these is family status. The meaning of this term and what conduct on the part of an employer will constitute discrimination has evolved over time – and continues to evolve. Further complicating the topic is the lack of a consensus on the test for discrimination on the basis of family status. A different test applies at the federal level, in Ontario, and in British Columbia. …

Canadian Privacy Law Blog
Privacy Commissioner of Canada Loses in Federal Court against Facebook

Just this past week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada was on the receiving end of a Federal Court decision that I would characterize as more than a little embarrassing for the Commissioner. In a nutshell, the Commissioner took Facebook to court over the Cambridge Analytica incident and lost, big time. You may recall from 2019, when the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia released, with as much fanfare as possible, the result of their joint investigation into Facebook related to the Cambridge Analytica incident. …

Canadian Securities Law
TSX Amends Pricing Rules for Prospectus Offerings

On April 20, 2023, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) adopted amendments (“Amendments”) to Section 606 – Prospectus Offerings of the TSX Company Manual (“the Manual”). Among other things, the Amendments provide greater clarity and predictability as to allowable discounts in connection with prospectus offerings and as to when the TSX will effectively look through the use of a prospectus by an issuer and apply the more restrictive private placement rules. …

Off the Tracks Podcast
EP 63: The In-House Series Part 3

This episode was produced in partnership with, a law firm composed of former in-house counsel. To see how they can provide insightful, pragmatic, and solutions-focused legal services to you and your legal department, visit In this episode, we are joined by Jaclyn Leong. She is the Senior Director, Legal at Aritzia where she leads the employment law team supporting all workplace and immigration matters across Canada, USA, and abroad. She provides strategic guidance to Aritzia’s leadership team and internal departments as Aritzia expands into new markets and grows its eCommerce business. Jaclyn previously practiced at Farris LLP in downtown Vancouver as part of their labour and employment and litigation groups and in-house at TELUS as part of their Litigation Team. …

Condo Adviser
Webinar: When, why and how to change condo manager (Wed. May 10 at 5pm)

A good condo manager is essential to the smooth operations of your condo. Through thick and thin, your manager is your most trusted ally and, in many cases, your first responder. For this reason, it is essential to build a trusting and respectful, long-term relationship with them. Still, sometimes, the “fit” is lost and management needs to be changed. This can be a daunting and very disruptive transition. …



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