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. ReconciliAction YEG 2. Ontario Condo Law Blog 3. RT Blog 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5. Off the Tracks Podcast

ReconciliAction YEG
Walking together

It is hard to believe that this is the last post for the 2022-23 Reconcili-Action YEG writers. After spending a year learning and sharing about Reconciliation, the Calls to Action, and the many systemic issues facing Canada’s Indigenous people, I have learned that reconciliation is a huge topic, requiring the full engagement of all Canadians. In the words of my fellow graduating classmates, Casey Caines and Scott Parker, in order “for us to reconcile Canada’s dark history, everyone has to be involved.”

Ontario Condo Law Blog
Core doors, corridors and court orders – court won’t interfere with condo’s decision on uniformity of appearance of unit exteriors

Owners are not allowed to modify the common elements as they please. Though owners have broader rights regarding their individual “units”, the line between “units” and “common elements” can often blur, leading to escalated disputes. In Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 132 v Newton , an owner installed a new garage door and front slab door with glass panels – though the owner had exclusive use of their garage door and front door, the doors were nonetheless common elements. …

RT Blog
We believe you . . . Sometimes

The assessment of credibility and reliability is always a central part of an investigator’s work. My colleague, Chantel Levy, wrote an excellent overview of the considerations a decision maker should bear in mind when making a finding of credibility, including consistency, corroborative evidence, plausibility, and motive. It is also well established that a determination of a witness’ credibility should be holistic, and made in the context of the evidence as a whole; …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
An Important Legal Update on Naloxone Kits in the Workplace

Last year, Bill 88 or the Working for Workers Act, 2022 introduced a mandate under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) that all Ontario’s provincially regulated employers needed to provide naloxone kits on site if there was a risk of a worker having an opioid overdose. At the time, employers were not given a specific timeline as to when they needed to comply with this legislation. Now, in an ongoing attempt to tackle the opioid crisis, firmer timelines have been implemented. …

Off the Tracks Podcast
EP 66: The In-House Series Part 6

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 Avi Weiss. Avi is the Founder of Counselwell, a community that supports the professional and personal development of in-house lawyers. He also works as Senior Legal Counsel at Coinsquare, an IIROC-regulated cryptocurrency trading platform operating in Canada. …



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