After an invitation from Steve Matthews, the Publisher of Slaw.ca, Alastair Clarke has joined the site to write regularly on immigration news, events and updates in the legislation. Canadian immigration and refugee law is constantly shifting and changing. With the Liberal government, we expect many changes in the near future. Alastair is honoured to be invited and to contribute to Slaw.ca, one of Canada’s top legal websites.
Slaw is Canadian, co-operative, and about any and all things legal.
Slaw has been growing for almost 10 years:
Slaw dates back to June 2005, when Simon Fodden extended an invitation to a small group of early Canadian law bloggers. Our “founding four” (Simon Fodden, Simon Chester, Connie Crosby and me) all continue to write for Slaw in some capacity; Simon F’s vision of a grassroots web-publication for the legal industry thrives to this day.
The content on Slaw started with a narrow focus and it has expanded over the years.
Slaw’s early writing focused on legal information, research, and technology, and while those topics are still addressed regularly, our coverage has expanded to include most aspects of legal practice.
Our ranks have swelled over the years, too. As of summer 2014, we routinely operate with a crew of 22-25 weekly bloggers and 60-70 regular columnists. Together, we have published almost 12,000 entries, generated more than 15,000 approved comments, and draw nearly one million page views every month. While our core of writers remain Canadian, we have strategically recruited expert contributors from all around the globe.
Alastair plans to publish on Slaw.ca regularly on Fridays. Check out the site for more information.