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'The Church of Baseball': New 'Bull Durham' book gives inside story on making of unlikely classic
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In this eminently readable book about his first and best movie, Ron Shelton gives the inside scoop on the making of an unlikely American classic.

Climate disaster blockbuster 'The Displacements,' Joan of Arc epic: 5 new must-read books
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Bruce Holsinger's climate disaster novel "The Displacements" promises to be a blockbuster, while Katherine J. Chen reimagines the life of Joan of Arc.

USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list
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USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list ranks the 150 top-selling titles each week based on an analysis of sales from U.S. booksellers.

20 summer books: 'Woman of Light,' Ottessa Moshfegh, Michael Mann's 'Heat 2'
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If you're looking for more titles to add to your to-read pile, here are the 20 books we can't wait to read this summer (on the beach or otherwise).

Book bans are on the rise. What are the most banned books and why?
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A book ban matters because it restricts access to books, and the ideas within, based on someone's ideological or political objection.

Book about WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans blocked in Wisconsin: 'A hard book to read'
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"When the Emperor Was Divine" by Julie Otsuka, about incarcerated WWII Japanese Americans, has been blocked by a Wisconsin school board.

20 sizzling summer books: Jennifer Weiner, David Sedaris, Michael Mann's 'Heat 2' and more
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This summer brings tantalizing beach reads from Jennifer Weiner and Elin Hilderbrand, a memoir from Marvel star Simu Liu and Michael Mann's "Heat 2."

All the new cookbooks (and easy recipes) we're looking forward to this summer
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Sure, cookbooks aren't conventional reading. But they're easily the most satisfying page-turners.

Juicy revelations from celeb tell-alls including Kenny Loggins and Zachary Levi
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Kenny Loggins, Zachary Levi, Jennifer Grey and more stars have shared revelations, gossip and dirt in their books. Here are this year's best so far.

'Handmaid's Tale' is a post-Roe v. Wade bestseller, Jenny Han's YA dominates summer sales
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Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" is a post-Roe bestseller, while Jenny Han's "Summer I Turned Pretty" rules summer book sales.

Zachary Levi had a mental health 'breakdown.' Here's how 'Radical Love' helped him heal
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In his new book "Radical Love," Zachary Levi pulls back the curtain on his Hollywood lifestyle for a candid look at mental health.

The best rom-com reads of 2022: Which books got perfect scores from our critics?
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These perfect rom-coms received aaaa reviews from USA TODAY critics, including Emily Henry's "Book Lovers" and Mia Sosa's "The Wedding Crasher."

100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read, from Abi DarA(c) to Zora Neale Hurston
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Fiction humanizes the Black experience and enlightens readers by helping them see the world through a Black author's perspective.

The best books of 2021 so far: What USA TODAY's critics loved reading
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These are the great new books that got aaaA1/2 and aaaa reviews from USA TODAY critics in 2021, including Louise Erdrich's and Susan Orlean's latest.

Here's how to start an online book club that's as fun as meeting in real life
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Here's everything you need to know about hosting a virtual book club, from how to moderate to which books to pick.

George Michael biography, Lidia Yuknavitch's 'Thrust': 5 must-read new books this week
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Music biographer James Gavin offers a definitive portrait of George Michael in a new biography, and Lidia Yuknavitch dazzles with "Thrust."

Elin Hilderbrand's 'Hotel Nantucket,' 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' are summertime bestsellers
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In addition to summer beach reads by Elin Hilderbrand and Jenny Han, Jenny Mollen's debut fiction book, "City of Likes," makes the best sellers list.

June's top rom-coms: Jenny Colgan's 'An Island Wedding' and Lucy Score's 'Maggie Moves On'
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USA TODAY staff read a slate of new rom-coms for June. Here are our favorites, including Lauren Ho's "Lucie Yi Is Not aA Romantic."

50 AAPI authors, including Ali Wong, 'The Rock' and Pulitzer winner Jhumpa Lahiri
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Books by Asian American and Pacific Islanders populate our book shelves and bestseller lists. Here's a taste of what we're reading.

The best books of 2022 so far: How many of these perfect 4-star books have you read?
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Beach read master Jennifer Weiner, Emily St. John Mandel, Amy Bloom and "Star Wars" super fan Mike Chen have written some of this year's best books.

The best books of 2022: What USA TODAY's critics loved reading so far
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These are the great new books that got aaaA1/2 and aaaa reviews from USA TODAY critics in 2022, including "This Time Tomorrow" by Emma Straub.

What's really going on in 'The House Across the Lake'? Riley Sager thriller keeps readers guessing
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Just when you think you know someone, everything changes in Riley Sager's new thriller, which borrows a page from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window."

USA TODAY's bestselling books of the last 10 summers: How many have you read?
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What does it take to be the book of summer? Thrills, chills and a whole lot of buzz, according to USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

Kenny Loggins talksA 'Top Gun,' the return of 'Danger Zone' and writing his new memoir
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Kenny Loggins - folk-pop troubadour and '80s soundtrack czar - shares tales of working with Michael McDonald, Jim Messina in memoir, 'Still Alright.'

Ottessa Moshfegh's dark 'Lapvona,' Riley Sager thriller: 5 must-read new books this week
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"My Year of Rest and Relaxation" author Ottessa Moshfegh returns with a twisted new treat while Riley Sager thrills with "The House Across the Lake."

Wondering how to teach your kids (and yourself) about Juneteenth? These 28 books can help
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As America celebrates Juneteeth, it can bring tough questions from children about the nation's history of slavery. These books can help them understand.

James Patterson said white men face 'racism' in publishing. What do book sales say?
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Author James Patterson kicked a culture war hornet's next when he said white men face "racism" in the publishing industry. We crunched the numbers.

10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride Month: 'I Kissed Shara Wheeler,' 'Queer Ducks,' 'Fire Island'
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There's no excuse not to read a queer book this Pride Month with so many great new LGBTQ books on the shelves, including rom-coms, YA and memoirs.

Colleen Hoover, James Patterson and a pug with 'No Bones' are among this week's best selling books
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This week's best sellers list includes James Patterson, an author with more than 10 books on the list and an elderly pug.

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
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Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT): Le tribunal approuve l’accord de rA(c)paration intervenu entre la poursuite et les organisations SNC-Lavalin inc. et SNC-Lavalin International inc. visant le paiement par celles-ci d’une somme totale de 29A 558A 777A $ en raison d’infractions commises lors de l’obtention du contrat de rA(c)fection du pont Jacques-Cartier.

IntitulA(c) :A . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup
From slaw.ca

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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Can Discovery Evidence Be Used in a Criminal Case, More Guidance From R v JJ, 2022 SCC 28
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Four years ago, I wrote about the use of discovery evidence in criminal matters (linked: here). Today (June 30, 2022), the Supreme Court of Canada has provided greater guidance on this question, specifically in the context of sexual assault cases.

In R v. JJ, 2022 SCC 28, Justice Wagner and Justice Moldaver writing for the Majority upheld sectionsA 278.92 to 278.94 of the Criminal Code, excerpted in part below.

 

Sections 278.92 to 278.94 were meant to remove barriers that deterred complainants from coming forward. Mainly by restricting defence counsel’s use of the complainant’s personal records (e.g. medical . . . [more]

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The State of Administrative Law Teaching: A Review of Administrative Law in Context
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Yes, Virginia, there is an administrative law.

But what is it?

…It is now recognized. But it is not quite accepted. It fits no antique mould. Not knowing just what it includes, the legal profession has never felt quite at ease with it nor quite known how to handle it.

Albert Abel, aThe Dramatis Personae of Administrative Lawa, 1972

“Administrative law is not for sissies — so you should lean back, clutch the sides of your chairs, and steel yourselves for a pretty dull lecture. There will be a quiz afterwards.”

Justice Antonin Scalia, aJudicial Deference to . . . [more]

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Wednesday: Whatas Hot on CanLII
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Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and French-language cases have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. La version franASSaise suit.

For this last week, the most-consulted three English-language decisions were:

1. FCA Canada Inc. v Unifor, Locals 195, 444, 1285, 2022 CanLII 52913 (ON LA)

92. I observe that there is no arighta to remain unvaccinated and remain in active employment. The right is one of personal autonomy and bodily integrity, in this circumstance, having the choice to remain unvaccinated. Exercising that choice . . . [more]

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Should There Be a Different Code of Conduct for Family Lawyers?
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In November 2021, the Child and Youth Law section, the Family Law section, and the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association (aCBAa) submitted a proposal for two amendments to the Model Code of Professional Conduct to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The CBA recommended that the Model Code include a section for non-adversarial advocacy as well as distinct standards for the practice of family law. To be sure, there are unique qualities to family law, but the question is whether family law is so different that distinct professional rules are required for lawyers. In . . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday
From slaw.ca

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

TL;DR
Neil Guthrie

Translation: atoo long; didnat reada. This is the verdict, Aaron Orendorff argues, on most work-related writing. Orendorff, a writer and editor, suggested a while back in the New York Times that your work colleagues really donat want to read anything you write in a professional setting. … . . . [more]

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An Open-Access Teaching Q&A With UBC Law Professor Samuel Beswick, Editor of Tort Law: Cases and Commentaries
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Samuel Beswick is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law. His primary scholarly interests are in the areas of torts, unjust enrichment, limitations, and remedies. Last year, Professor Beswick reached out to CanLII to discuss a new casebook and syllabus he was designing for his 1L Torts class. He wanted to create a teaching resource that would utilize CanLIIas online functionality and be freely accessible to students and professors. Last August, CanLII published the First Edition of his casebook. Now, we are thrilled to be able to share the Second Edition of . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
From slaw.ca

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT): Les directives du juge de premiA"re instance pouvaient amener le jury A comprendre qu’il ne lui A(c)tait possible d’acquitter l’appelant que s’il retenait le tA(c)moignage du tA(c)moin de la dA(c)fense, alors que l’appelant avait droit A l’acquittement si ce tA(c)moignage soulevait un doute raisonnable; cette erreur de droit . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup
From slaw.ca

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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LTD Rejection and Flawed Medical Note Not Grounds to Deny Employee Disability
From slaw.ca

In a recent case, the employer dismissed the employee when she did not return to the workplace following an allegedly unauthorized medical absence. However, the employer had improperly denied the fact that the employer’s medical absence was tied to her suffering from an adjustment disorder with associated anxiety and depression, a disability that had been diagnosed by a medical professional.

As a result, the labour arbitrator in the case found that the employer had unjustly dismissed the employee by discriminating against her disability. The arbitrator ordered the employee to be reinstated to her position, and to be compensated for the . . . [more]

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A Family Lawyeras Duty to Discuss Reconciliation With Clients: Time for Change?
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Should lawyers be marriage counsellors? The Divorce Act seems to think so. For reasons discussed below, Iam less sure.

The Divorce Actathe federal legislation that governs divorce in Canadaa has been the subject of increased attention because of significant amendments made in 2021. On Slaw, for example, Deanne Sowter published two thoughtful columns addressing what these amendments mean for family law lawyers (see here and here). Not having practiced or taught family law, I wasnat familiar with the details of the legislation, but was interested in the impacts of the 2021 amendments on lawyers. Before I could consider . . . [more]

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Wednesday: Whatas Hot on CanLII
From slaw.ca

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and French-language cases have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. La version franASSaise suit.

For this last week, the most-consulted three English-language decisions were:

1. R v Ayyazi, 2022 ABQB 412 (CanLII)

[17] In the previously part of his Decision, I noted the well-established law that in Alberta, employing Strawman Theory immediately creates a presumption against the OPCA litigant that this act was done for illegal, bad faith, and ulterior purposes to defeat legal authority. That resulting . . . [more]

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CALL Webinar: Law and Disability in Canada
From slaw.ca

The next CALL/ACBD webinar will occur on June 28th from 1-2:30pm EST. It will be presented by David Ireland (Associate Professor and Director of Clinics for the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba), Freya Kodar (Professor and faculty member Faculty of Law, University of Victoria ), Dr. Laverne Jacobs (Faculty of Law, University of Windsor) and Dr. Richard Jochelson (Dean of Law for the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba).

This webinar will explore the ways in which persons with disabilities interact with the law in Canada. This will be done through an examination of barriers regularly faced . . . [more]

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Suggested Pairing: Coffee & Crossword
From slaw.ca

I wrote two drafts for SLAW this month. I wrote and rewrote a piece on the pros and cons of committee work. I wrote and rewrote a piece on tips for tracing legislative histories. Both of these may be shared in the future, but as I was writing I realized I was feeling burnt out after a great, but incredibly busy academic year. All I wanted to do was have a coffee and complete the daily wordle puzzle.

So, if you are feeling burnt out, having a hard time focusing, or just want to take a quick break, my gift . . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday
From slaw.ca

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Problem Verbs (And Gerunds)
Neil Guthrie

Problematic because they are newfangled and ugly. Error: Seen in a recent lawyer blog post: The court errored when a| Nope. It erred or made an error. To paraphrase the poet, to err is human; to error is unforgivable. … . . . [more]

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New Animal Law Research Guide From the University of Torontoas Bora Laskin Law Library
From slaw.ca

The University of Toronto Bora Laskin Law Library, in partnership with Professor Angela Fernandez and Animal Law Research Associate Sam Skinner, is proud to announce the launch of the Animal Law Research Guide, a resource for those researching Canadian animal law. The Animal Law Research Guide seeks to provide a collection of secondary sources as well as primary legislation in the field of animal law.

While the Animal Law Research Guide provides a collection of Canadian animal law resources, the Brooks Animal Law Digest Canada Edition provides up-to-date information on developments in Canadian animal law. Published twice . . . [more]

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Mondayas Mix
From slaw.ca

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canadaas awardA-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.A BC Estate Litigation Blog 2.A IP Osgoode 3. Le Blogue du CRL 4. Know How 5. Double Aspect

BC Estate Litigation Blog
B.C. Case Comment: Applications for Standing to Bring Claims on Behalf of Estate Against Executor

What happens if you are a beneficiary and you believe . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
From slaw.ca

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. Itas a summary of all Appeals, Oral Judgments and Leaves to Appeal granted from April 14 a May 18, 2022 inclusive.

Oral Judgments

Criminal Law: Delay
R. v. Safdar, 2021 ONCA 207; 2022 SCC 21 (39629)

Brown J.: “The appellant, Syed Adeel Safdar, was tried for offences related to the abuse of his wife. At the conclusion of evidence . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
From slaw.ca

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a QuA(c)bec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the QuA(c)bec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in QuA(c)bec.

PANAL (DROIT): Les appels de Tony Accurso sont rejetA(c)s; la Cour confirme les dA(c)clarations de culpabilitA(c) rA(c)sultant de la participation de l’appelant A un systA"me de collusion et de corruption au sein de la Ville de Laval ainsi que les peines d’emprisonnement respectives de 30 et 48A mois prononcA(c)es en . . . [more]

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In-Person Conferences: Will You Show Up?
From slaw.ca

I have been told the CBA Immigration section is the most active of all the sections within the CBA. For years, the highlight for this section has been the CBA Immigration Law Conference where we regularly see 400 to 500 practitioners descent into a Canadian city to discuss recent policy & program updates from IRCC & CBSA. We review significant caselaw and hear from the lawyers who argued those cases, including lawyers from the Department of Justice who offer their perspective, and we opine (sometimes with vigor) on all the changes we would like adopted. I have been attending these . . . [more]

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Donat Let These Ten Stumbling Blocks Push You Out of Law
From slaw.ca

Ever wondered, awhy did I become a lawyer? Maybe a career in law isnat for me?a

You arenat alone. We all question our decisions from time to time.

A career in law isnat one thing. Itas not one skill set. Itas not one specialization. This diversity of options and trajectories can make it such a valuable career choice and a challenging one.

Finding the legal career that fits you may take some effort. It can mean making several transitions. What’s important to know is that this is a process of learning about yourself and, in turn, learning about what will . . . [more]

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Friday Jobs Roundup
From slaw.ca

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca.

Current postings on Slaw Jobs:

. . . [more]

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Biting the Hand That Feeds: The Problem of Sick Leave Abuse
From slaw.ca

Written by Daniel Standing, LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc.

Sick leave abuse is notoriously hard to catch. As a form of workplace fraud, one such incident can rupture the trust at the centre of even a long-standing employment relationship, prompting the employer to emphasize deterrence over rehabilitation when it imposes discipline. An Ontario arbitrator recently considered the plight of an employee who wrongfully entered a pandemic leave program that was designed to help facilitate isolating at home when required. When his ulterior motives came to light, even his long period of service could not tip the scales in favour of . . . [more]

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Factors to Consider When Bringing Your Next Civil Motion
From slaw.ca

“A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit”. – George Herbert

In Dalquee v Gandhi, 2022 ONSC 3521, the defendant brought a motion to strike the claim of the plaintiffs, without leave to amend. The relief was granted in part. The claim was struck. However, Justice Myers granted leave to the plaintiffs to deliver a fresh as amended statement of claim.

In reaching his decision, Justice Myers noted factors to consider when bringing a motion:

. . . [more]

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Wednesday: Whatas Hot on CanLII
From slaw.ca

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and French-language cases have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. La version franASSaise suit.

For this last week, the most-consulted three English-language decisions were:

1. Public Health Sudbury & Districts v Ontario Nursesa Association, 2022 CanLII 48440 (ON LA)

44. The impact of this decision is that the grievor must demonstrate that she has a practice or belief, that has a nexus with her creed, that calls for a particular line of conduct, here the decision to . . . [more]

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Expanding Online Access to Procedural Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
From slaw.ca

Procedural resources are vital for the prosecution of cases before courts and tribunals. These resources range from case-relevant legislation a including the legislation establishing the court or tribunal a to the rules of procedure and decided cases of the court or tribunal. They ground arguments, and guide and assist lawyers in making compelling cases. Claims can fail or succeed depending on the procedural resources available and accessible to litigants. Fairness dictates that these procedural resources be readily available to all litigants who need them, not just to lawyers.

Litigants represented by lawyers have little-to-no worries regarding these procedural tools. Their . . . [more]

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Is the Arctic Council Completely Frozen?
From slaw.ca

On March 3, 2022, the Arctic Council became the latest collateral casualty to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. A mere week after Russian troops began invading and bombarding Ukraine, seven members of the Arctic Council (Canada, United States, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland) condemned the belligerent actions of its eighth member, Russia. Their condemnation also included pausing the work of the Council as well as all of its subsidiaries immediately and until further notice. The indefinite hold on the activities of such an important forum for international cooperation will inevitably have severe impact regionally and internationally on salient topics, . . . [more]

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Furniture factory opens in a forest in Norway
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Bjarke Ingels Group and Vestre, a furniture maker in Norway, opened up the PLUS. This is a furniture factory but it's a whole lot more. In fact, it's also an experience center and a 300-acre public park. This is an entire manufacturing village.[...]

Feel what energy can do at this garden exhibit in Milan
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A historical botanical garden in Milan transformed into an energy park thatas full of copper and possibilities. Itas a public exhibit that anyone can visit to learn more about different types of sustainable energy.[...]

600-acres of land will turn into a climate-adaptive park
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Origin Park is a massive climate-adaptive park that provides an expansive outdoor landscape to serve visitors from near and far. Simultaneously, it hopes to highlight the historical aspects of the region.[...]

The tallest shipping container structure in the nation
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Architectural design comes in all forms. In the case of the newly opened IDA on McKinley apartment building, that form is six stories of steel shipping containers that make up commercial and residential space.[...]

Kaieteur Falls is the world's largest single-drop waterfall
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If a massive waterfall sits remotely in the rainforest and thereas no one to hear it, does it still make a sound? Yes, a massive one. Case in point: Kaieteur Falls, the worldas largest single-drop waterfall. It's buried among the savannah in an Amazonian jungle and receives less than 6,000 visitors each year.A [...]

Human fossils found in cave questions origins of humankind
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A recentA studyA of human fossils from the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa reignited debates about the origin of humans. The caves are home to Mrs. Ples' skeleton, as they nicknamed the fossils of a cave woman found. Her fossils date back to between 3.4 to 3.6 million years ago.[...]

Worlds largest direct air capture plant coming to Iceland
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A Swiss startup is working on a solution to that pesky carbon dioxide that is killing the planet: burying it underground. Climeworks is building a ginormous direct air capture (DAC) facility in Iceland. The company expects it to be ready to start sucking 36,000 tons of CO2 annually out of the air within two years.[...]

Home is anchored to the earth, hovers over the landscape
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The Orcas House on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands is an intergenerational family home under construction designed by Seattle firm Allied8. The home explores how construction material use can reduce global emissions. The site was the challenge that started the project. Orcas House is located on a small lot on a ridgeline the previous owner could not figure out how to build on as it is extremely steep and half bedrock. [...]

Where is the most green and sustainable city in the US?
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When one thinks of sustainable living, urban centers probably donat come to mind. Yet, itas where the vast majority of people in the country live and work. Therefore, cities hold the power to make the greatest impact when it comes to cleaning up the air and reducing carbon emissions. The team at Battleface, a leading travel insurance company, ranked Washington, D.C., New York City, Portland, Seattle and Boston as the cities leading the country in sustainable actions.A [...]

Artificial coral reefs help marine life and biodiversity
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Climate change-induced storms are battering coasts worldwide with sea level rise, erosion and damages. More than half of coral reefs and 85% of oyster beds used to protect our coasts have already been severely damaged or destroyed.A [...]

Coveted black watermelons for sale in California
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The coveted black watermelons are available in the US and are on sale in the Bay Area of California. The black seedless watermelon is treasured in Japan where it is auctioned in an annual event that sees prices hit the roof. This year, the auction of this first crop in the northern island of Hokkaido saw one supreme quality black watermelon go for a whopping $370. Though a handsome figure, the highest record for the sale of one black watermelon isA $6,100A A set in 2008.A [...]

Two women arrested with 109 live wild animals in airport
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Two Indian women have been arrested at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand after they were found with 109 live wild animals, including 20 snakes, 50 lizards, 35 turtles, two white porcupines, and two armadillos. The animals were detected in two suitcases by an X-ray scan, prompting officials at the airport to jump into action.[...]

Historic NY farmhouse looks like it's always been there
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JLF Architects created a custom-built, modern and sustainable farmhouse on 40 acres in Upstate New York. A couple lives there during the summers camping on their property to learn the land. The new farmhouse, called Looking Glass Farm, features reclaimed Amish barn wood, aluminum windows and a design that blends with the landscape.[...]

This luxury eco hotel uses rammed earth and concrete design
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You can tell right away that Sunyata Eco Hotel is luxury. Designed by Design Kacheri, the innovative, arresting design blends well with the shining glass and beautiful patches of green. But look closely. This boutique hotel is eco-friendly, sustainable and made out of the Earth itself.[...]

The first 24/7 plant-based convenience store in the US
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Drivers stopping by the Tanforan Shell station in San Bruno, California may be in for a shock. When they enter the convenience store looking for beef jerky and nacho cheese Doritos, they will find 100% plant-based offerings. This city of 43,000 about 12 miles south of San Francisco seems an unlikely site for North America's first 24/7 vegan convenience store, Hangry Planet. It's part of the fun for owner Bobak Bakhtiari. The actor and philanthropist talked to Inhabitat about this intriguing venture.[...]

Fish-shaped robot to collect microplastics from water
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Researchers at the American Chemical Society have created a light-activated robot resembling a fish that can swim around quickly, collecting microplastics from the water. With microplastics now found everywhere on the earth, the robot might be instrumental in measuring microplastic concentrations.[...]

Nuclear fusion is the newest advancement in clean energy
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When one thinks of nuclear power, thoughts often include nuclear fission weapons (AKA atomic bombs) and their dangerous consequences. However, new research in sustainable energy production indicates that another type of nuclear energy could be an infinitely-abundant energy resource for the planet. It's called fusion. Though challenging to produce, fusion's high-energy yield and limited by-products make it an important resource to consider for the future.[...]

Fresh Market helps feed and revitalize one Chicago community
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Chicago-based studio Wheeler Kearns Architects designed the Go Green Community Fresh Market in Englewood. It is the first phase of a masterplan driven by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). It is in collaboration with the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE), Teamwork Englewood, and E.G. Woode to revitalize a Chicago neighborhood. The Fresh Market was one of six finalists in the 2020 Chicago Prize, recognized as a community resource that will help to develop a neighborhood long neglected by systemic disinvestment.[...]

This healthcare center maximizes energy use and greenery
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The Rancho Los Amigos Recuperative Care Center by GGA+ Architects is a healthcare campus in Downey, California. It is located on the northeast border of the Rancho Los Amigos Hospital campus, near the neighboring residential areas. In the past, the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center was a key healthcare facility in the area. Inspired by the rehabilitation center's rich history, the RCC seeks to emulate the levels of profound care in the present day. The care center also fosters a deep connection to the surrounding landscape, maximizing sustainable strategies and promoting nature as a tool for healing.[...]

Closure of California's last nuclear power plant questioned
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There are doubts over the planned closure of California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power station following the recent energy crisis. The station currently serves as the state's largest power supplier, accounting for over 9% of the state's energy needs. It has the capacity to serve a population of overA 3 million residents.A [...]

Biodegradable packaging could replace plastic food wrapping
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Scientists have developed a new plant-based coating for food that could replace plastic. The biodegradable coating is environmentally sustainable, but also a public health solution thanks to its antibacterial properties. The product comes in the form of a solution that is sprayed directly onto foods, protecting them from disease-causing microbes and from damage during transportation.[...]

The BioBased concrete tiles cut carbon emissions and waste
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BioBased tiles are a new sustainable building material being used to create sustainable facades for buildings. They replace traditional building materials and lower carbon emissions. As the result of a collaboration between StoneCycling and Biomason, the BioBasedTile is created with Biomasonas Biocement technology.A The tiles can be used to build structures that are stronger than traditional buildings, while significantly reducing waste.[...]

New travel book "Around the World in 80 Spiritual Places"
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I frequently visit cemeteries, but was especially excited to be at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn last month. This historic cemetery is an enormous greenspace, fronted by gothic arches and full of birds, prairie dogs, flowering trees and interesting monuments to people ranging from obscure to celebrities. I was drawn to a pyramid-shaped tomb with a huge gold sculpture of animals leaning on the grassy hill below it. [...]

Artwork brings attention to the urgency of climate change
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Exculpatio by Nomad Studio and Global R&D Cemex is a silent demonstration and sculptural space that explores the lack of substantial action on climate change. Hosted in Venice and Switzerland, it's part of the exhibition called PERSONAL STRUCTURES curated by the European Cultural Centre during the Venice Biennale 2022. The project looks at speech surrounding sustainability through concrete as a creative counterpart. The design morphs and adapts to its environment, and now stands in Switzerland in the form of two rectangular monoliths.[...]

Undergraduate students develop glow-in-the-dark concrete
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In efforts to find solutions to world power problems, students at the America University in Cairo have developed glow-in-the-dark concrete as part of their graduation project. The building material would help cut down on the power used for street lighting and road signage.[...]

Illinois encourages carp consumption to save native species
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The state of Illinois has started a campaign to encourage more people to eat the invasive carp fish. This project is an effort to save local species that have been threatened since its introduction in the 1960s to remove algae from the Deep South sewage lagoons, and escape into the Mississippi River and Great Lakes.[...]

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