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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 28

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege
    An Ontario court has compelled an employer to produce an email message between HR staff and counsel in the wrongful dismissal case of Jacobson v Atlas Copco Canada Inc. The Superior Court of Justice found the employer failed to show that the…
  • May 28

    Records Management Law — a Necessary Major Field of the Practice of Law — a Summary

    Records Management Law — a Necessary Major Field of the Practice of Law — a Summary
    “Records management law” will be a necessary area of specialization because electronic records are as important to daily living as are motor vehicles, and are now the most frequently used kind of evidence. Electronic records…
Rank this Week: 83

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 28

    Legal news roundup - May 28, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 28, 2015
    CanadaFormer city councillor Saulie Zajdel pleads guilty to breach of trust and corruption charges, Montreal GazetteVancouver teacher charged with sexual exploitation of young people, Canadian PressBarrie teen charged for falsely calling…
  • May 27

    Unique harm needed to pursue oppression claim

    Unique harm needed to pursue oppression claim
    When directors of a corporation in which you hold shares act against your interests, it might feel personal. But unless the harm done was unique to you and you alone, you may not pursue an oppression claim, says the Ontario Court of Appeal.…
  • May 27

    Legal news roundup - May 27, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 27, 2015
    CanadaCity of Hamilton and Canada Post in legal battle over placement of community mailboxes, Canadian PressMan faces charges after hitting and dragging police car, Canadian PressTruck driver charged with violating provincial regulations…
Rank this Week: 88

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • May 26

    BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Limits of “Rescuer” Law

    BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Limits of “Rescuer” Law
    The law recognizes that if a person’s negligence puts one in peril, a rescuer injured in the course of rescue can claim damages against the person who created the peril.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of…
  • May 21

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court
    I have spent much time on this blog highlighting expert witnesses who have been criticized by trial judges.  On this note it is refreshing to see when an expert witness is complimented by the Court for being candid in their role.…
  • May 19

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries and bursitis. In today’s case (Diep v. Cunha) the Plaintiff was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 124

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
Rank this Week: 154

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 197

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 195

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 26

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map
    One useful piece of information that is oddly difficult to find on the government website is the boundaries of the various Regions and District Offices of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Here, for those who may find…
  • May 25

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine
    Even seemingly innocuous substances, like human food and drink, can be hazardous to the natural environment. And spills of food and drink must be reported. Silani Sweet Cheese Limited manufactures a cheese at a facility in Bradford, West…
  • May 21

    Comings and going

    Comings and going
    Spring is always a good time for new beginnings. Please extend an enthusiastic welcome back to Paula Boutis, returning from maternity leave with her trademark zest, skill, and broad experience. Bon voyage and best wishes to Jennifer Kalnins…
Rank this Week: 213

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in PrisonChange in overtime rules could lead to more suits over worker emails sent outside workRisk management strategies to reduce…
  • May 19

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questionsEditorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto StarOntario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act |…
  • May 19

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook
    Which email client does your law office use?I raise this question, as the purchase of a new computer for my desktop has necessitated the migration of all my emails – around 20 Gigs worth – to my new machine.Out of habit, if…
Rank this Week: 204

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • May 28

    Into Re Woods: Formal Validity of Will

    Into Re Woods: Formal Validity of Will
    The issue of how strictly a testator must comply with the formal rules for validly executing a will is one that has encouraged legislative change across the country in recent decades.  If the standard is too high, the result will be the…
  • May 27

    Secret and Half-Secret Trust

    Secret and Half-Secret Trust
    On occasion, a testator may wish to keep the true beneficiary of a trust hidden from public scrutiny. Either a secret or half-secret trust may be created for this purpose. A secret trust is derived from 3 essential principles, namely: 1. the…
  • May 26

    Knowing Where to Begin

    Knowing Where to Begin
    In estates matters, geography can become a challenge.  The Estates Act provides at section 7 that an application for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee with respect to the will of a person resident in Ontario shall be filed…
Rank this Week: 280

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)
    April 20, 2014 I’ve been quite engaged on advertising, marketing and competition law projects for the past few months. Having said that, I thought I would launch an offer for basic random draw or consumer generated contest rules and…
  • Mar 24

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)
    March 24, 2015 The Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento is organizing the following two outstanding events for competition law practitioners: April 16th – 18th: The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will…
  • Mar 12

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie
    March 12, 2015 The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries (April 23, 2015) Concurrences Journal, in partnership with ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, will hold its inaugural…
Rank this Week: 286

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 302

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!
    Most of you know Mitchell Kowalski as a talented writer, author, teacher and visionary. Indeed, his critically acclaimed and American Bar Association best-selling book, “Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st…
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
Rank this Week: 347

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 372

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 28

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security
    Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last week, the CBC reported that Canada was among several countries whose surveillance agencies actively exploited security…
  • May 28

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2015 as Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last…
  • May 27

    Government’s Expansion of PIPEDA in Budget Bill Raises Constitutional Question

    Government’s Expansion of PIPEDA in Budget Bill Raises Constitutional Question
    The government's omnibus budget implementation bill (Bill C-59) has attracted attention for its inclusion of copyright term extension for sound recordings and the retroactive changes to the Access to Information Act. Another legislative…
Rank this Week: 405

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 505

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 686

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 19

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA
    I requested the immigration history of a client whose last interaction with Canada’s immigration department dated from around 1990. He wanted me to find out what information the immigration possessed about him as of the year 2015. This…
  • May 5

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
  • May 5

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
Rank this Week: 637

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road
    A Saskatchewan municipality passed a by-law to expropriate a roughly 2-acre road parcel from a quarter section of privately-owned land.  The affected landowners applied unsuccessfully to the Court  of Queen's Bench to quash the…
  • May 8

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
    Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).…
  • May 5

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 629

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry
    Today, the BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers proposing to use electricity from the…
  • Oct 28

    Update on BC IPP Supply

    Update on BC IPP Supply
    Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro…
  • Oct 20

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission
    Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the…
Rank this Week: 570

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 668

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 Most Influential 2015 Survey

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 Most Influential 2015 Survey
    Canadian Lawyer is holding its sixth annual Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential survey:"Again this year, we will be picking the top 5 lawyers and judges in the following 5 categories:Corporate-commercial, including litigation,…
  • May 25

    Evolving Legal Services Research Project

    Evolving Legal Services Research Project
    Community Legal Education Ontario, in partnership with the Institute for Social Research at York University, has undertaken a major research project to examine the effectiveness of public legal education and information (PLEI) in helping…
  • May 25

    Canadian Terrorism Database Shows Weak Link Between Violent Extremism and Religion

    Canadian Terrorism Database Shows Weak Link Between Violent Extremism and Religion
    The Canadian newsweekly Embassy published an article in its most recent edition about the Canadian Incident Database.The Database is an open source database describing terrorism and violent extremism since 1960 with a Canadian…
Rank this Week: 828

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Fargey v. Fargey

    Fargey v. Fargey
    If you want to ensure that your child or grandchild (or any other beneficiary) will not have control over an inheritance from you until he or she attains a more mature age than nineteen, the age of majority in British Columbia, then it is…
  • May 16

    Re Beck Estate

    Re Beck Estate
    In a previous post, I wrote about the first reported case applying section 58 of the Will, Estates and Succession Act. This section allows the court to give effect to a “record, document, or writing or marking on a will or other…
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
Rank this Week: 933

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • May 24

    Subcontractor’s Lien Rights May Be Terminated By The Contractor’s Abandonment

    Subcontractor’s Lien Rights May Be Terminated By The Contractor’s Abandonment
    The construction and builder’s line statutes in Canada generally provide that a lien may be lost if an action is not commenced or a lien registered within a certain period of time within the “completion or abandonment” of…
  • May 9

    Are There Exclusive and Inclusive Definitions Of “Improvement” In The Lien Statutes?

    Are There Exclusive and Inclusive Definitions Of “Improvement” In The Lien Statutes?
    The Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench recently considered the definition of the word “improvement” in the Builders’ Lien Act of Saskatchewan. In Propak Systems Ltd. v. Grey Owl Engineering Ltd., that court held that the lien…
  • May 3

    Does Construction Insurance Apply To The Suppliers To The Project?

    Does Construction Insurance Apply To The Suppliers To The Project?
    An important issue in construction projects is the identity of the persons covered by the insurance coverage which applies to the project. If one of the parties– say the owner or the contractor – takes out the insurance, does it…
Rank this Week: 770

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
  • Mar 25

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?
    This topic can be divided into two parts – research of the facts and research of the law. This comment will focus on whether an Arbitrator can conduct independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented at the…
Rank this Week: 735

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 786

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • May 28

    Mac’s: Quebec CA Affirms Denial of Rectification

    Mac’s: Quebec CA Affirms Denial of Rectification
    In Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. v. Canada (2015 QCCA 837), the Quebec Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court decision (2012 QCCS 2745) denying rectification of corporate resolutions that had declared a dividend that…
  • May 26

    Baytex: ABQB Grants Rectification

    Baytex: ABQB Grants Rectification
    In Baytex Energy Ltd. et  al. v. The Queen (2015 ABQB 278), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered whether rectification and/or rescission were available to address mistakes that could result in the taxpayer being taxed on…
  • May 21

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion
    In Ironside v. The Queen (2015 TCC 116), the Tax Court allowed the Crown’s Rule 58 motion for a determination of a question of law before the hearing, namely whether the taxpayer was estopped from litigating an issue that had been…
Rank this Week: 1179

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom
    If you ask a resident of British Columbia what the murder capital of Canada is they may well tell you it’s Surrey. But they’d be wrong. The latest statistics tell us that it is Regina, Saskatchewan, followed by Toronto, Ontario.…
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
Rank this Week: 1038

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 25

    New Books at the Law Library – May 25, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 25, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1975 .C43 2014 C.T. Walton MA et al., eds., Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence, 13th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1301.A2 G37 2014 Brandon L. Garrett, Too Big to Jail: How…
  • May 19

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K230.L5 I57 2014 M.D.A. Freeman, Lloyd’s Introduction to Jurisprudence, 9th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE452.C6 L64 2014 Paul V. Lomic, Social…
  • May 11

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD703.D3 M38 2014 Harvey McGregor, McGregor on Damages, 19th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KK7114 .V6413 2015 Ekkehart Reimer & Alexander Rust, eds., Klaus Vogel on…
Rank this Week: 1249

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 948

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • May 11

    Is Ontario's Ministry of Labour Failing Nail Salon Workers?

    Is Ontario's Ministry of Labour Failing Nail Salon Workers?
    Last week the New York Times ran two excellent pieces called "The Price of Nice Nails" and "Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers", which document the abuse of nail salon workers in the New York City area. The response to the piece has been…
  • Apr 22

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe
    Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the "Modernizing the Canada Labour Code" section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour…
  • Apr 7

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
Rank this Week: 1313

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • May 4

    Decision granting summary judgment…

    Decision granting summary judgment dismissing insured's action was upheld on basis that insured did not meet qualifying conditions of disability policy and commenced action more than two years after becoming aware of disability. Thompson v.…
  • May 4

    Commercial general liability insurer was…

    Commercial general liability insurer was under obligation to defend insured in respect to claims relating to allegedly defective valves in HVAC units, which resulted in flooding. Versa Fittings and Manufacturing Inc. v. Berkley Insurance Co.,…
  • May 4

    Commercial general liability insurers are…

    Commercial general liability insurers are under duty to defend insured in third party claims and to share the costs on a proportionate basis. UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc. v. Airon HVAC Service Ltd., [2015] O.J. No. 1360, March 18, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1000

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1084

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
  • Apr 7

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?
    This is a vexing question. It generally arises when a rogue has made off with money or assets having perpetrated a fraud and has left behind two or more equally innocent victims. As between those victims, who should bear the loss? Earlier…
Rank this Week: 1287

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 1132

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1071

Queen's Law Life

Queen's Law Life

Resources and personal experiences for students interested in law school.

http://queenslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!
    I've recently received some emails from students who have been accepted into the Class of 2010. Congrats! For those of you who were accepted into multiple law schools, it is now time to decide which best suits your personality and career…
  • May 3

    Sayonara Kingston

    Sayonara Kingston
    This past month has been crazy. Another class of Queen's Law grads is about to be unleashed onto the world. Our final set of exams has been written, our final papers have been submitted, our final keggers have been savored, etc.To an extent,…
  • Mar 26

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."
    The Montreal Gazette published an article about the law schools in Quebec. It seems like the process there is pretty much the same as the process in Ontario.First, beginning in February, there is a flood of student job applications at the top…
Rank this Week: 1140

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 28

    Limited Liability Limited Partnerships and the Perils of Cross Border Tax

    Limited Liability Limited Partnerships and the Perils of Cross Border Tax
    The Canadian dollar might not be as strong as it once was, but that still hasn’t stopped many Canadians from investing in the US real estate market. Each day we meet with new clients who are looking to the US to develop a portfolio of…
  • May 19

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015
        Tonight, May 19th tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will answer…
  • May 14

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!
    The EB-5 investor visa, also commonly referred to as an EB-5 green card, is a great immigration tool for Canadian investors and their families wishing to move to the United States permanently while making a business investment. Unlike other…
Rank this Week: 2118

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Estate Planning: Top 10 Mistake

    Estate Planning: Top 10 Mistake
    One of the most popular seminars that I present is called "10 Things Not to do in Estate Planning". While I'm talking, people in the audience laugh their heads off at the examples I give of people who have made silly mistakes, but…
  • May 22

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly
    It seems that yet another celebrity estate is headed for court. Apparently even though legendary blues artist B.B. King has only just passed away, his children are already fighting over control of  his estate. The National Post has a story…
  • May 22

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?
    If your spouse dies and leaves you nothing and leaves everything to his/her kids from a previous marriage, should you contest the will? What if you're unwell and can't work? This is a question I hear frequently from many readers, with a…
Rank this Week: 2051

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • May 27

    Former Safety Manager Charged in U.S. Workplace Death

    Former Safety Manager Charged in U.S. Workplace Death
    A former Safety Manager in California is among those charged with “willfully violating worker safety rules”, allegedly causing the death of a worker. The former Safety Manager and the Director of Plant Operations of Bumble…
  • May 21

    Worker awarded WSIB benefits after health and safety officer “grabbed him and threw him to the ground”

    Worker awarded WSIB benefits after health and safety officer “grabbed him and threw him to the ground”
    In an unusual case, a construction site superintendent has won entitlement to workers compensation benefits after persuading an appeals tribunal that he was assaulted by his employer’s health and safety officer and was not an…
  • May 19

    Ontario MOL Releases 2015-16 Safety Inspection Blitz Schedule

    Ontario MOL Releases 2015-16 Safety Inspection Blitz Schedule
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released its schedule of workplace inspection blitzes for the period from May 2015 to March 2016. The schedule gives employers advance notice of what MOL inspectors will look for when they visit…
Rank this Week: 1780

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 27

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner releases Annual Report

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner releases Annual Report
    Ontario Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish just released his first annual report. It is an interesting read for anyone interested in access and privacy issues. Topics include details on some noteworthy access and privacy decisions, open…
  • May 20

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?
    A common rebuke to self-driving cars are thoughts about cars behaving like computers – like freezing or rebooting while driving. Those make amusing sound bytes or twitter comments, but there is a grain of truth to it. Self driving…
  • May 6

    Is a self driving car in your future?

    Is a self driving car in your future?
    Depending on how you define a self driving car – probably sooner than you think. Sometimes new technology seems to come out of nowhere, but it often creeps up on us.  Legal disruptions that new tech spawns often follows the same…
Rank this Week: 1629

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
Rank this Week: 1960

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • May 25

    A Primer on the Teacher’s Strike Decision

    A Primer on the Teacher’s Strike Decision
    The big teachers’ strike decision is due to be released this week.   High school teachers in Durham region, Peel, and Ontario’s north have been on strike since  late April.  They are represented by the Ontario…
  • May 4

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign
    There’s a good story in the Star today about the successful efforts of workers at Toronto’s Trump hotel to win union certification.  UNITE Here Local 75 is the union.  The union won a certification vote and collective…
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
Rank this Week: 1941

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1730

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • May 25

    Recent Acquisitions, May 18 – May 25, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 18 – May 25, 2015
    2 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: The right to legal aid : how British Columbia's legal… Leslie, Lois., KF 337 ZA4 L47 2014 The right to legal aid : how British Columbia's legal aid system fails to ……
  • May 18

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015
    12 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 11 from 2015: HV 6807 B4 2015 Criminal conspiracies : organized crime in Canada Prentice Hall 2015 xvii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Key developments in international…
  • May 11

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: Insurance law Boivin, Denis KF 1164 B64 2015 Insurance law 2015 xxv, 665 pages ; 23 cm. "MBA" in a day for lawyers. Ontario Bar Association. Continuing ……
Rank this Week: 2062

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 17

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer
    by Daniel Mayer On June 16, important changes regarding union certification and decertification for federally regulated employers in Canada will come into effect. The federally regulated sector includes interprovincial and international…
  • May 10

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.
    by Gilda Villaran Employers whose employees must apply for a work permit or extension in order to work in Canada should be aware of a new compliance form and fee that they must submit before the person applies for the work permit. This came…
  • May 3

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
    by Keri Bennett The Supreme Court of Canada tells Canadian employers that they must strike a balance between the severity of the misconduct and the sanction imposed when deciding whether to terminate employment for cause. So what happens when…
Rank this Week: 1959