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"Advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. SlawTips is an initiative of Slaw.ca where Shaunna, Laura, David, and Dan are all regular contributors."

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  • What Is a Supplement?

    You will notice that some citations for acts contain the abbreviation “Supp.” (short for “supplement”). An example of this would be “Competition Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 19 (2nd Supp.)”. But what does this mean? The main volumes of R.S.C. 1985 contain acts that came into being before or on Dece … Read more »

  • Of Apostrophe Catastrophes There Is No End

    The work of a language nerd is never done. Possessive problems In a recent LinkedIn posting, a fundraising person at an educational institution I attended referred to its’ proud history. At least it wasn’t someone from the academic side. One see it’s used (incorrectly) as a possessive. Properly, it’ … Read more »

  • Keep Track of Your Browsing History With Lexbox

    Lexbox is a supplementary tool on CanLII that can help you keep track of your legal research online by allowing you to view your browsing history, save cases, create and organize folders, and set up alerts. It is free to use the base version and signing up requires only your name, email, and a passw … Read more »

  • Attention!

    The other day I received that now rather unusual thing, a letter. On the envelope, beneath my business address, was typed Attention: with my name after it. Why is this – or why was it ever – necessary? I suppose it helped postal delivery persons and mailroom workers a bit, but surely not that much. … Read more »

  • Finding Canadian Court Records and Docket Information

    The availability of Canadian court information varies greatly from province to province, as do the ways in which researchers can access it. Sarah Richmond of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP has put together a very helpful table of where to search for or obtain court documents from the various p … Read more »