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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. Crossroad Family Law Blog 2. Le Blogue du CRL 3. Michael Geist 4. Condo Adviser 5. Barry Sookman

Crossroad Family Law Blog
Navigating the Collaborative Divorce Process: A Compassionate Path to Resolution

Divorce is often seen as a contentious and emotionally draining process, with images of courtroom battles and bitter disputes coming to mind. However, an alternative approach known as collaborative divorce is gaining popularity for its emphasis on cooperation and mutual respect. Collaborative divorce is a unique process with many benefits over litigation and it can offer a compassionate path to resolution for couples seeking to end their marriage amicably. …

Le Blogue du CRL
Sommaire de la Cour d’appel : Groupe TVA inc. c. Boulanger, 2023 QCCA 687

PROCÉDURE CIVILE : Le juge de première instance a erré en rejetant la demande conjointe des appelants en communication de documents détenus par le Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes et l’Unité permanente anticorruption, laquelle a été présentée dans le contexte d’une poursuite en diffamation de plus de 12 millions de dollars intentée contre ceux-ci par les intimés. …

Michael Geist
The Draft Bill C-11 Policy Direction: Canadian Heritage Implicitly Admits What It Spent Months Denying

The government released its long-promised draft policy direction on Bill C-11 to the CRTC yesterday. The policy direction is open for public comment until July 25, 2023, after which the government will release a final version that gives the CRTC guidance on its expectations for how the bill will be interpreted. While Canadian Heritage was at pains to emphasize that the draft direction includes instructions that the “CRTC is directed not to impose regulatory requirements on online undertakings in respect of programs of social media creators, including podcasts”, …

Condo Adviser
Vitual AGMs and Electronic voting are here to stay!

The amended Condo Act will permit both board meetings and owners meetings to be held by electronic means or in a hybrid manner (with some in-person and others by electronic means). The corporation’s by-laws may limit the manners by which these meetings may be held and may specify requirements that apply. …

Barry Sookman
Generative AI: my keynote speech on the challenges and legal issues at ITechLaw

I was delighted to have had the opportunity to discuss the challenges and legal issues associated with generative AI at the 2023 World Technology Law Conference in Toronto. I gave the keynote speech which was followed by presentations showing various uses of generative AI by Kritika Bharadwaj (Day Pitney LLP, United States), Matt Hervey (Gowling WLG, United Kingdom), Ideshini Naidoo (Thomson Reuters, Canada), and Stephen Henderson (Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Canada). …

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