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.The Court 2. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog 3. All About Information 4. Legal Feeds 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

The Court
Valid and Operative Division of Powers: Murray‑Hall v Quebec (Attorney General)

In Murray‑Hall v Quebec (Attorney General), 2023 SCC 10 [Murray-Hall], a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) held that Quebec legislation prohibiting possession of cannabis plants for personal cultivation or use can coexist with a federal law permitting possession up to four plants. The context here is that in Canada both levels of government have “exclusive”—though not entirely “watertight”—compartments of legislative authority, outlined in sections 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867 (“Constitution Act”). In an increasingly complex state, there’s often overlap of powers. …

Civil Resolution Tribunal blog
CRT Key Statistics – October 2023

Do you like data? We do! Here’s our monthly report of key statistics. If there’s information you would like to see added to our monthly reports, please contact us. We will consider including it. “Open” includes disputes in screening, negotiation and facilitation, on hold, decision preparation, and adjudication.“Closed” includes withdrawn claims, disputes resolved by agreement, the CRT refused to issue a Dispute Notice, disputes resolved by default or final decision, and other reasons for closure. …

All About Information
Threat information sharing: why you can do what’s right

It was an honour and pleasure to speak today at the Canadian SecuR&E Forum, a research and education community-building event event hosted by CANARIE. My object was to spread the gospel of threat information sharing and debunk some myths about legal privilege as a barrier to it. Here are my slides, and I’ve also included the text of my address below. …

Legal Feeds
Federation of Law Societies issues new guidance on the use of authentication technology

Lawyers engaged in transactions involving transfer of funds must verify their client’s identity. The Federation of Law Societies has issued guidance requiring the use of technology capable of verifying the authenticity of government-issued photo ID, especially when the verification is conducted remotely. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Ontario’s Working for Workers Act, 2023: Key Changes Affecting Employers

On October 26, 2023, the Working for Workers Act, 2023(the “Act”), the Ontario government’s third iteration of this legislation aimed at protecting workers, received Royal Assent and came into force. The Act introduces amendments to several employment-related statutes, impacting employers across the province. Below are some of the most relevant amendments. …


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