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The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 3:05 PM | By Matthew Grace

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Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week.

Back to Law School Roundup: News, analysis and opinion
For the second year in row, we have set out to cover the issues and challenges faced by Canadian law schools and students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 60 per cent of small- and medium-sized businesses plan mandatory vaccinations for employees: poll
Over 60 per cent of small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada have plans to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for their employees, according to a new report from a major law firm.

New OBA president focused on enhancing ‘connectivity’ of members across province
The Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) new president, Karen Perron, believes “connection is more critical than ever” and her mandate is focused on enhancing that connection between members across the province.

Quebec Appeal Court ruling shows danger of modifying oral decisions, law prof says
The Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision after it held that the judge went well beyond the limits of making minor modifications to a revised transcript of oral reasons by providing supplemental motives that gave the impression that they were crafted after the fact to substantially improve and bolster her reasons.

Ontario will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for certain settings as of Sept. 22
On Sept. 1, the Ontario government announced proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to access some non-essential services. According to a government release, proof of vaccination will be required starting Sept. 22.

Matthew Grace is the Managing Editor of The Lawyer’s Daily.