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. ReconciliAction YEG 3. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer 4. Legal Feeds 5. Canadian Class Actions Monitor

Eloise Gratton
BLG recrute avocat.e.s en protection de la vie privée et droit des technologies!

BLG offre à ses clients des conseils stratégiques et juridiques dans le domaine du droit des technologies de l’information et de la protection de la vie privée par le biais de son groupe sectoriel Respect de la vie privée et protection des renseignements personnels. Ce groupe sectoriel que je dirige est reconnu comme étant un chef de file dans ce domaine sur le plan national; il est également le plus important dans ce domaine de droit au Québec. …

ReconciliAction YEG
Two-Spirit Identity in Ojibwe and Plains Cree Practices

Over the last week, we have discussed various Indigenous identity topics, from “Pretendians” to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in Nunavut. Following that theme, today we discuss gender identity within Ojibwe and Plains Cree practices. In discussing gender identity, it is first helpful to establish a working definition. Put simply, gender identity refers to an individual’s relationship with culturally created concepts of masculinity and femininity. …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Exploring Complex Trauma for People of Colour: A Conversation with Natalie Gutierrez

Natalie Gutierrez, author of The Pain We Carry, Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color, is a critical POC voice in a wellness space dominated by white trauma experts. Through her personal lens and professional lens as a Puerto Rican complex trauma therapist, Natalie explains how historical and cultural trauma is experienced by Black people, Indigenous people and People of Colour – and how cultural burdens and legacies inform our relationships and internal family systems. …

Legal Feeds
Appellants residing outside Quebec subject to province’s securities enforcement agency: SCC

Stock market manipulators and fraudsters working pump-and-dump schemes looking to avoid the consequences of their actions will sometimes count on provincial borders to protect them, but a Supreme Court of Canada case released today could make that more difficult. …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
An important reminder from the Quebec Court of Appeal of the importance of causation in environmental class actions

On July 24, 2023, the Quebec Court of Appeal in Lalande c. Compagnie d’arrimage de Québec ltée, 2023 QCCA 973 dismissed the appeal from a decision of the Quebec Superior Court that had rejected a class action on the merits seeking compensation in relation to the presence of large amounts of dust near the Port of Quebec.[1] The Court of Appeal’s decision is significant for two main reasons: (1) it reiterates the necessity of demonstrating a material contribution when proving causation in cases involving multiple potential defendants and (2) it curtails the application of Spieser v. Procureur general du Canada, 2020 QCCA 42 regarding the indemnification of class members’ fears and worries of developing health problems. …


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