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Top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts published in 2015 and Season’s Greetings

top10The holidays are upon us and it is time to take a well deserved break. Please note that we will not be blogging during the holiday season from Thursday December 24, 2015 at noon to Friday January 1, 2016, inclusive. Our bloggers will resume sharing their expertise and interesting developments in the world of risk management and internal controls on Monday January 4, 2016.

We also would like to take the time to thank our regular and occasional bloggers for their valuable contributions to the Inside Internal Controls blog. We could not have done it without them. In addition, thanks to our loyal readership for making this blog a success.

We are signing off for 2015 with a list of the top 10 most read posts published in 2015. Although Canada’s anti-spam legislation dominated the list, issues related to charities and not-for-profits were also very topical.

  1. Ego vs. injury – Why pursuing defamation claims is not always about the money by Maanit Zemel
  2. Is it really possible to control employees’ use of company computers? by Jeffrey Sherman
  3. Lessons to be learned from Compu-Finder – CASL’s first major target by Maanit Zemel
  4. Responding to a complaint under Canada’s anti-spam legislation by Maanit Zemel
  5. Policy and procedures in the non-profit sector by Drache Aptowitzer LLP
  6. Antitrust advisory: Dos and don’ts for communications with competitors By Peter Franklyn, Kaeleigh Kuzma Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.
  7. What can a non-profit organization pay out to its members? by Drache Aptowitzer LLP
  8. OSC proposes large financial awards for whistleblowers by Cristian O. Blidariu, Shane C. D’Souza, Rene Sorell and Zachary Masoud McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  9. Supporting and controlling not-for-profit revenues by Jeffrey Sherman
  10. Volunteering for a charity is rewarding – But brings its own hazards by Drache Aptowitzer LLP

In the spirit of giving this holiday season

Happy Holidays from First ReferenceIn the spirit of giving this holiday season, First Reference Inc. has made a donation to imagine1day. As stated on their website, the goal is that by 2030, all Ethiopians will have access to quality education free of foreign aid. Their mission: “We’re developing leaders to elevate the world. As the holiday season approaches, it’s appropriate to help children get the basic education that is essential to having the opportunity for a happy and productive life.”

Season’s greetings

Our regular guest bloggers and the Staff at First Reference wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year/Nos blogeures et l’Équipe de La Référence vous souhaite de belles fêtes et une bonne et heureuse année.

See you in 2016!

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practised business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Read more
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