Category: Miscellany

A welcome win against excessive technicalities

Biancaniello v. DMCT LLP 2017 ONCA 386 Ontario’s Court of Appeal has struck a welcome blow for wide-ranging general language and against requiring excessive length and specificity in contracts.  The Court decided that clarified that “exceptionally comprehensive” language wasn’t necessarily required to release claims that were unknown at the time the release was signed. “[T]he language […]

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“Sometimes Legal Aid Is the Problem, Not the Solution”. Superb article.

Sometimes Legal Aid Is the Problem, Not the Solution

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“Looking for a sweet peacekeeping spot in Africa? Don’t do it.”

“Looking for a sweet peacekeeping spot in Africa? Don’t do it.”  by Lew MacKenzie (MGen. ret.). Sitrep, RCMI, January-February, 2017. Looking for a Sweet Peacekeeping Spot in Africa – 2017-02 Sitrep Reprinted here with the kind permission of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. This post is done by Camberwell House for informational, discussion and educational […]

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“Are They Soldiers? Or Are They Children?” Part 2

“Are They Soldiers?  Or Are They Children?  Preparing the Canadian Military for the Contemporary Security Environment.”  by Lindsay Coombs.  Part 2. Are they Soldiers or Children – Part 2 – 2017-02 Sitrep Reprinted here with the kind permission of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. This post is done by Camberwell House for informational, discussion and […]

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“Are They Soldiers? Or Are They Children?” Part 1

“Are They Soldiers?  Or Are They Children?  Preparing the Canadian Military for the Contemporary Security Environment.”  by Lindsay Coombs.  Part 1.  Sitrep, RCMI, November-December, 2016. Are they Soldiers or Children – Part 1 – 2016-12 Sitrep Reprinted here with the kind permission of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. This post is done by Camberwell House […]

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Why Is Domestic Violence Now Becoming a Workplace Responsibility?

Yosie Saint-Cyr at SLAW has an excellent short piece on this question here.   An excerpt: “Domestic violence may prevent a victim from getting to work, prevent a victim from concentrating on work, and interfere with co-workers’ performance as well. Other employees may be impacted due to fear, stress, concern for the victim’s well-being, increased workload […]

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“Three Questions that will drive your business”

“Three Questions that will drive your business” David Schefter of Raymond James gives us this excellent and short synopsis of a process by which we can heighten our businesses’ focus and improve client recruitment and retention by answering three questions: 1.What do you do? 2.Why does it matter? 3.Who cares? Very much worth reading in […]

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“Bill 47 Protecting Rewards Points Act: Will rewards points become more rewarding for Ontario consumers?”

Osler’s Andraya Frith and Christine Jackson provide an overview of Ontario Private Member’s Bill, Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act (Consumer Protection Amendment), 2016. According to the Ontario Legislature, “The Bill amends the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 with respect to rewards points.  The definition of a “consumer agreement” is amended to include agreements under which rewards points […]

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Fireball

An interesting sight to see on the way to a Networkers breakfast this morning. Another Fireball over the Great Lakes  

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Remember this!

Courtesy of Nicole Nussbaum’s FB page:

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