It’s mid-December, and that means its time to nominate for the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (the Clawbies). I’ve been humbled to be recognized as Top Blog by a Law Professor for the past two years. In the ?world of academic blogging, I guess I’d be considered a veteran at this point, given I’ve been at this for over 2 years now. It takes time and persistance to keep this up, but I’m motivated by the fact that my principal audience are my students, and there is always something new to talk about in this great field of labour and employment law and policy.
Here is the website describing how to nominate your favorite Canadian blog. You can send an email to Steve Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some new blogs on the landscape this year in my field of labour and employment law. As always, I will stick to my field in making nominations, and my measure is frequent and interesting posts. The “frequent” criteria has left off some of my usual favorites this year as various personal and professional obligations slowed their blogging (like Donna Seale’s Human Rights in the Workplace, which is a very good blog definitely worth following)
For best new blog, my nomination is labour lawyer and graduate student Andrew Langille’s Youth and Work Blog. Andrew is putting out regular informative and challenging entries, many of which of particularly relevant to my audience of university students.
For practitioners, I have three nominations this year:
Greg Gowe’s Labour and Employment Law blog for news from my old stomping ground of British Columbia.
Wise Law Blog, by Toronto’s Gary Wise, and in particular his posts on Employment Law. I often learn about issues and cases from Gary.
Quebec Labour Law Blog, by Gabriel Granatstein of Ogilvy Renault in Montreal, for a very welcome, readable, and current blog focused on Quebec law, which often can be inaccessible for English lawyers working in other parts of the country.
Finally, for Friend of the North, I’m nominating Workplace Prof Blog from the U.S., which is the leading American blog on employment and labour law, but which also regularly notes Canadian stories. Here is a link to an internal search of “Canada” within the blog to give you an idea of their Canadian content.
Cheers, and Happy Holidays.