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. 2. PierreRoy & Associés 3. NSRLP 4. Ontario Condo Law Blog 5. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Canada’s Collaborative Modern Treaty Implementation Policy: A New Roadmap in a Long Journey

After years of requests and proposals from Indigenous Modern Treaty parties, the federal government has released Canada’s Collaborative Modern Treaty Implementation Policy. This is the latest development in a series of law and policy reforms introduced by the federal government in this area in recent years. The main purpose of the new policy is to “support the full, effective, and timely implementation of all current and future Modern Treaties in Canada, with the specific goal of advancing a systemic shift in institutional culture” (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, News Release, …

PierreRoy & Associés
Qui peut bénéficier d’une proposition de consommateur?

Une proposition de consommateur est un accord officiel entre vous et vos créanciers qui vous permet de régler vos dettes pour un montant inférieur à celui que vous devez. Vous travaillez avec un syndic autorisé en insolvabilité (SAI) pour élaborer une proposition qui indique le montant que vous pouvez vous permettre de payer à vos créanciers sur une période donnée. Si vos créanciers acceptent la proposition, vous effectuerez des paiements à votre SAI, qui distribuera les fonds à vos créanciers. Une fois que vous avez effectué les paiements prévus par la proposition, vos dettes restantes sont acquittées. …

Teaching Access to Justice: Some Early Initiatives

The world of legal services is changing. Whether everyone is onboard or not, it is no longer possible to deny the need for non-traditional delivery of services; a different attitude toward clients and justice-system users more broadly is needed. Given the reality that the vast majority of litigants are no longer able to afford traditional services, there is a growing expectation that clients will be able to access alternative, lower-cost services. As well, changing social norms about the relationships between clients and service providers means that the public expects more collaboration, more respect for their knowledge, skills, and experience, …

Ontario Condo Law Blog
Common element nuisance – what’s bugs got to do (got to do with it)?

An owner brought a CAT application alleging she was experiencing unreasonable noise from a common element garage grate and unreasonable noise, odour, smoke and vapour from a common element industrial vent. At Stage 3, the condo made a preliminary submission that the CAT did not have jurisdiction to hear the dispute because it was a maintenance and repair dispute under ss. 89 and 90 of the Condo Act. …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
What Does Truth & Reconciliation Mean To You?

This truth and reconciliation episode with my daughter, Alicia, and Dr. Judy Jaunzems-Fernuk, is inspired by a recent event which transpired at a local Women of Distinction awards ceremony in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. …


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