Legislation Update – New Bills

Fourth Session, 41st Legislature

Government Bills

Private Members’ Bills:

To follow the legislative process, be sure to check Bill Status daily. 

A note of interest: All of this week’s private members’ bills were introduced by the Honourable Stephen Fletcher (I). 

It’s #clawbie2018 Time!

The Canadian Law Blog Awards, or Clawbies, have opened for 2018! What? You’re not familiar with a Clawbie? How can that be? They’ve been around for 13 years! 

The Clawbies are an opportunity to celebrate law-related publications. While focussed on the written word, they also include podcasts and other forms of media. If there’s something you listen or read regularly that you think should be recognized, be sure to tweet about it with the hashtag #clawbie2018. 

My legal information sources have definitely dwindled lately. Whether it’s an abundance of great content or a lack of time to absorb it, I’ve restricted myself to the tried and true this year. I love The Docket with Michael Spratt and Emilie Taman, for thoughtful opinions from the criminal defence bar (plus they make me laugh a lot). I’ve started listening to Stereo Decisis (always important to come up with a great name first!) with Robert Danay, Oliver Pulleyblank and Hilary Young. I think this qualifies as the only podcast with a regular cast from both coasts.  They seem willing to talk about just about anything (witness the episode “The Beverley Bralette Edition”). 

The two blogs I regularly read were both Clawbie winners last year. Legal Sourcery, from the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library, is an amazing source of ideas on everything from how to improve access to justice to what’s going on in legal news in Saskatchewan. We try to emulate their productivity but they have way more resources than we have! O’Faolain, which I suspect is an Irish word meaning something profound (or maybe profane), David Whelan’s personal blog, offers opinions on legal technology, knowledge management and planning for law libraries. Sometimes I feel like he’s a mind reader, as I’ll be thinking about a particular topic and then I’ll discover he’s just written something on it. 

While I’m sticking with my old favourites, I’m sure other #clawbie2018 nominators will suggest some new titles to spruce up my stream for next year. 

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire…

A brief respite from legal research – here’s our bit to help you get into the holiday spirit.

A holiday corner fit for a judge.

All we need is an Elf on the Shelf to keep an eye on those presents. 

And if you happen to be in the courthouse Thursday afternoon, December 20th, stop by for a bit of good cheer. 

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for December 10, 2018.

Decisions covering the following topics:

  • Commercial
  • Civil Litigation
  • Costs
  • Tax
  • Crime
  • European Union
  • Family
  • IP and Media
  • Land Law
  • Public Law
  • Trusts and Chancery

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench – Holiday Hours

Provincial government offices will be closed for the full day on Monday, December 24, 2018. In light of this closure, all Court of Queen’s Bench Registry offices in Manitoba will be closed on December 24, 2018 and reopen on Thursday December 27, 2018.

Documents subject to a filing deadline of December 24, 2018 will now be calculated to have a filing deadline of December 27, 2018.

Please note that parties must commence legal proceedings within specified limitation periods and that this notice does not change limitation deadlines.

Original notice available here