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. Eloise Gratton 2. The Every Lawyer 3. Off the Tracks Podcast 4. Michael Geist 5. Meurrens on Immigration

Eloise Gratton
BLG translation of the CAI draft guidelines on consent

The Quebec’s privacy regulator, the Commission d’accès à information (“CAI”), recently published draft guidelines on consent published as part of a public consultation currently underway until June 25th, 2023. Following this consultation, the CAI intends to release the final guidelines in October 2023. However, the regulator has indicated that this date may change depending on the volume of comments received and the changes to be made. …

The Every Lawyer
The Misuse of NDAs

Julia welcomes Jo-Anne Stark, Jennifer Khor, Ronald Pink KC, and Prof. Julie MacFarlane to discuss ending the misuse of NDAs by the legal profession in Canada. In this episode of the Every Lawyer we discuss restricting the use of NDAs in Canada’s legal system. Joining Julia for this timely discussion are: Jo-Anne Stark is a lawyer and Certified Legal Coach and operates Stark Solutions Legal Coaching and Consulting which offers virtual help to self-represented litigants and training to lawyers who want to offer legal coaching to their own clients; …

Off the Tracks Podcast
EP 69: The Next Right Step

In this episode, we are joined by Catie Fenn. She is a lawyer turned life coach for young professionals, helping them to find more purpose, passion, and personal alignment in their lives. Catie began her career in litigation and practiced for 6 years. For 5 of those 6 years, she also built a coaching, retreat and digital course personal development business. Catie shares how and why she started her business, and why she’s returned to simultaneously practicing law after stepping away for 5 years. Catie is an expert at helping people find their next right step and she teaches us how to cultivate a strong sense of self trust. The three of us also dive into breakup stories and our experiences reframing failure. …

Michael Geist
The Bill C-11 Fallout Continues: Disney+ Pauses Original Commissions in Canada

The fallout from Bill C-11 has been the subject of several posts this week, including the demands from a wide range of services for exceptions to the law and warnings from streaming services such as PBS and AMC that they may block the Canadian market due to the regulatory burden imposed by the law. While those stories focus on the availability of services and content in Canada, a new Variety report points to another negative impact from the bill: less film and television production in Canada, …

Meurrens on Immigration
LMIA Exemption for Francophones

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC“) has a program to facilitate the ability of francophone foreign workers to enter Canada. The benefit of the program, called Moibilte Francophone, is that no Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA“) is required. This means that employers of prospective francophone foreign workers do not need to pass a labour market test in order to employ francophone foreign workers. …


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