Farewell 2014

… You won’t be much missed. But blogging-wise, if not in other ways, it was a good year. And, the powers-that-be-in-Canadian-law-blogging have ruled that Double Aspect is the “Best Canadian Law Blog” of the year, which is a great honour. I am very grateful to those who have nominated my blog, and especially to those who have said some very kind things about it in the process. I am equally grateful to the judges, Steve Matthews, Jordan Furlong, and Simon Fodden, for the accolade ― and, even more so, for making it possible for the Canadian blawgosphere as a whole to indulge in some (well-deserved!) self-congratulation and, more seriously, for helping us be aware of each other’s work.

Having made something of a career out of criticizing judges, I wonder if it’s not hypocritical of me not to have another go at it on this occasion, especially since there are so many other great blawgs out there. But, precisely for that reason, I think they deserve to be considered experts, and given that expertise, I’ll hope that their decision is, while certainly not unquestionably correct, at a possible, defensible outcome in light of the facts and whatever the applicable law might be, and paragraphfortysevenofdunsmuir it, as we used to say when I clerked at the Federal Court. I am glad, however, that all of the blogs which I nominated for ClawbiesKarim Renno’s À bon droit, Paul Daly’s Administrative Law Matters, and Michael Spratt’s blog ― either won or were finalists, as did the great CanLII Connects and the CBA National Magazine’s Blog.

Good blogging in 2015, everyone!

Author: Leonid Sirota

Law nerd. I teach public law at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom. I studied law at McGill, clerked at the Federal Court of Canada, and did graduate work at the NYU School of Law. I then taught in New Zealand before taking up my current position at Reading.

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