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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 28

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue
    On March 24, 2016, the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association) released a report « La tarification horaire à l’heure de la réflexion » (in French only and translated to say Hourly Billing: A Time for…
  • Apr 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    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…
  • Apr 28

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment
    It has become widely known that scholarly publishing has been hit by its own version of Napster, with Alexandra Elbakyan’s creation of Sci-Hub, which offers up to 48 million pirated journal articles and, as we have more recently…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Apr 21

    Defamatory Facebook Post Leads to $65,000 Damage Award

    Defamatory Facebook Post Leads to $65,000 Damage Award
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, ordering a Defendant to pay $65,000 in damages following a defamatory Facebook post. In today’s case (Pritchard v. Van Nes) were neighbors who…
  • Apr 21

    “Legitimate Cause for Concern” When Defendant Offer Fails To Include Full Costs and Disbursement

    “Legitimate Cause for Concern” When Defendant Offer Fails To Include Full Costs and Disbursement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, depriving a Defendant of double costs that they otherwise would have been awarded where their formal settlement offers failed to include separate costs and…
  • Apr 19

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Grade 2 Soft Tissue Injuries With Unknown Prognosi

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Grade 2 Soft Tissue Injuries With Unknown Prognosi
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries sustained in a collision. In today’s case (Cyr v. Kopp) the Plaintiff was involved in a rear end…
Rank this Week: 115

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Legal news roundup - April 28, 2016

    Legal news roundup - April 28, 2016
    Canada First Nations consultation law will be repealed: Alberta minister, Canadian Press RCMP investigates murder of Canadian hostage in the Philippines, Canadian Press Man convicted in son's menengitis death says jurors were wrong, Canadian…
  • Apr 27

    A ‘sea change’ on mental health from the LSUC

    A ‘sea change’ on mental health from the LSUC
    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body will vote on approving a new mental health strategy at its monthly meeting tomorrow. If the strategy is approved, the law society will develop “a comprehensive and proactive”…
  • Apr 27

    Don't be afraid of change

    Don't be afraid of change
    When asked if the legal profession can move into the future without external investment, Law Society of Upper Canada CEO Robert Lapper was unequivocal. “No.” He was responding to an audience question during a session on the new…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Apr 17

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario
    I took these photographs last fall while visiting Prince Edward County in Ontario. The courthouse was the site of Sir John A. Macdonald's first trial, apparently defending himself on an assault charge. Here is a photograph of Sir John A. and…
  • Apr 9

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case
    Wills variation cases in British Columbia and family law are related. The Family Law Act deals with division of property and support on the breakdown of marriages and common law relationships, while Part 4, Division 6 of the Wills, Estates…
  • Apr 3

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Standard of Appellate Review of Findings of Fact in Wills Variation Summary Trial

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Standard of Appellate Review of Findings of Fact in Wills Variation Summary Trial
    In the recent decision in Kish v. Sobchak Estate, 2016 BCCA 65, a five-judge panel of the British Columbia Court of Appeal considered how much deference the Court of Appeal is required to give a Supreme Court Judge’s finding of facts in…
Rank this Week: 167

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: 160

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: 178

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday April 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTDo employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment…
  • Apr 27

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:34am PDTCivil lawsuits in Ontario’s Superior Court are commenced by…
  • Apr 26

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday April 26th, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 26, 2016 at 6:29am PDTIf a deceased person owed support to a spouse or child under the…
Rank this Week: 237

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: 222

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Apr 22

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?
    By Louis Fouquet It was widely hoped that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 (“Dunsmuir”) would simplify the judicial review of administrative action by limiting the scope of review to…
  • Apr 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Laurie Baptiste, Ryann Atkins and Shanique Lake Leaves to Appeal Granted Since our last post, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave in a couple…
  • Apr 7

    Missing the Mark – Federal Court of Appeal set aside dismissal in passing off and copyright case

    Missing the Mark – Federal Court of Appeal set aside dismissal in passing off and copyright case
    By Ryann Atkins and Kaitlin Soye In Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd. (2016 FCA 69), the Court of Appeal set aside the Federal Court’s (2014 FC 1139) decision dismissing Hamdard Trust’s claim of copyright…
Rank this Week: 262

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: 295

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
Rank this Week: 393

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/
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
  • Mar 31

    Parental Leave For Father

    Parental Leave For Father
    What are your options when it comes to parental leave for fathers? In the past, many families assumed that dad should work and mom should stay home with the kids. But parents today often choose to divide responsibilities differently, more…
  • Mar 8

    Recognizing Signs of Discrimination in the Workplace

    Recognizing Signs of Discrimination in the Workplace
    The most common form of discrimination in the workplace is not immediately obvious and you may not even realize that it’s happening to you. Identifying subtle forms of discrimination requires examining all of the circumstances to…
Rank this Week: 330

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy
    A British Columbia  Supreme Court judge has appointed a lawyer for an 11-year old Prince George girl who is undergoing hormonal treatment to transition to a boy, a process encouraged by the girl’s mother, but opposed by her father.…
  • Apr 11

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic
    In today’s society, couples are led to believe that 50% of marriages end in divorce. How accurate is this statistic, though? In actuality, relationship experts have found the arbitrary figure of “50%” to be misleading.…
  • Apr 2

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4
    “Ghomeshi kept trophies to manipulate and prevent women from going to the police.” You know how some people keep everything they ever got? They call them packrats, and that’s one reason why former CBC golden boy, Jian…
Rank this Week: 485

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
Rank this Week: 405

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 526

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 1

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will order pre-hearing production of arguable relevant medical documents where it receives a Request for Order During Proceeding and the documents are arguably relevant unless the documents are privileged or…
  • Mar 31

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the plaintiffs were employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors and what entitlement they had on termination. The case is Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., 2016 ONCA 79 (CanLII).…
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
Rank this Week: 751

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
  • Jan 18

    Tower dump case raises troubling questions about law enforcement and privacy

    Tower dump case raises troubling questions about law enforcement and privacy
    I blogged a couple of days ago about the important case of R v Rogers, 2016 ONSC 70 (Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Ontario court provides clear guidance on privacy and "tower dumps" in R v Rogers and Telus). You may recall that it is the…
Rank this Week: 752

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 739

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: 742

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 28

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy
    Voltage Pictures, which previously engaged in a lengthy court battle to require Canadian ISPs to disclose the names of alleged file sharers, has adopted a new legal strategy. This week, the company filed an unusual application in federal…
  • Apr 26

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy
    Today is World IP Day, which marks the creation of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Canadian policy has long preferred the use of international bodies like WIPO to advance its IP objectives, yet the intellectual property…
  • Apr 25

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want
    With one week still remaining in the federal telecommunications regulator’s hearing focused on the state of Internet access in Canada, the process has taken a surprising turn that ultimately cries out for leadership from Navdeep Bains,…
Rank this Week: 1011

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex
    One of the sources I consult for research guides on international law topics is GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. It recently updated a number of its…
  • Apr 25

    April 2016 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

    April 2016 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World
    The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world. The…
  • Apr 21

    Invitation to Recordkeeping Day – May 2, 2016

    Invitation to Recordkeeping Day – May 2, 2016
    Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are organizing  Recordkeeping Day on May 2, 2016 for members of the Government of Canada information management community and members of the federal library…
Rank this Week: 1095

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/
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
  • Apr 26

    What do we do with our art collection?

    What do we do with our art collection?
    I've recently come across a good article by Malcolm Burrows, who specializes in philanthropy and helping people set up plans for donations both in their lifetimes and after death. Malcolm (with whom I have had the very great pleasure to work…
  • Apr 19

    Summary of the government's bill on medical assistance in dying

    Summary of the government's bill on medical assistance in dying
    Have you been following the news about the future law in Canada that will allow physician-assisted dying? Have you perhaps been wondering what the government is going to propose for the new law? I'm keeping an eye on it so that I can…
Rank this Week: 985

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada
      In a prior blog post we reported on data released by Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. (“CMHC”) that indicated that foreign ownership of condominium units in Canada was not as high as had been frequently speculated. In a…
  • Apr 14

    Condominium Waste Diversion Results in Lower Common Expense

    Condominium Waste Diversion Results in Lower Common Expense
    The Toronto Star recently reported about a residential condominium in Scarborough that had significantly reduced its waste removal costs by recycling and composting 80% of the waste generated from the condominium. Several changes were…
  • Apr 7

    Court Allows Substantial Changes to Condo Common Elements Without Approval of Condo Owner

    Court Allows Substantial Changes to Condo Common Elements Without Approval of Condo Owner
    In a prior blog post, we blogged about a case (3716724 Canada Inc. v. CCC No. 375) where the Court determined that a condominium corporation had unfairly disregarded the interests of a commercial parking unit owner, when it refused to allow…
Rank this Week: 892

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
  • Mar 7

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016
    Just a quick post to highlight the pieces of legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in February:Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould: Land Title Inquiry Act, Environmental Management Act, Employment Standards…
  • Feb 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016
    Five of Quickscribe's panel of expert BC legislation annotators provided annotations in January 2016: Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – WESA Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society…
Rank this Week: 970

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrians will be pleased to hear there are new and innovative ideas emerging to make foot travel safer. In three prior blog posts I have recommended increased vigilance on the part of both pedestrians and car drivers as…
  • Jan 30

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.
    After it was reported that Halifax was the most dangerous place to drive in Canada I thought I would do some investigation to see where most car accidents were happening in Halifax. After looking at Insurance company claim statistics and…
  • Jan 25

    Update from Halifax Teacher of the Month Winner

    Update from Halifax Teacher of the Month Winner
    Our November teacher of the month winner was St. Joseph’s A. McKay teacher, Christina Cann. Christina recently sent us an update to let us know how she spent the Staples gift certificate. “I was able to purchase a colour printer…
Rank this Week: 1042

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 897

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: 1033

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Comments on criminal law topics. By Daniel Brown.

http://yourbestdefence.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial
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  • Jun 26

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder
    A jury has acquitted two Toronto men in the 2007 murder of Allan Benn in a northwest Toronto housing complex, leaving a courtroom awash in emotion.Shaun Blake and Mackel Peterkin, both 20, had faced charges of first-degree murder."Thank you…
  • Apr 12

    Obstruct Police

    Obstruct Police
    Obstructing Police Charges in Toronto, Ontario.This article reviews legal information about obstructing police charges in Toronto, Ontario. Those looking for advice on this, or any criminal charge, should consult a criminal lawyer.Obstructing…
Rank this Week: 867

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-27
    Poloz urges support for TPP and Canada-Europe trade deals https://t.co/JxsvQnDlM8 -> House Judiciary Committee Approves Email Privacy Act https://t.co/fbfkRCLZfx -> Moral Rights in the U.S. https://t.co/Y4vYDOiOaK -> A Prank Too Far:…
  • Apr 27

    New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study

    New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study
    Opponents of the TPP such as Michael Geist have claimed that extending the term of copyright by 20 years if Canada joins the TPP could cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars. These claims, which are inconsistent with a Canadian study…
  • Apr 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-26
    Canada can’t miss the boat on the TPP https://t.co/YLrdtH74Wo -> Infographic: Your pirated goods hit the economy – Times of India https://t.co/IRU5UOZbVv -> Facebook defamation case awards significant damages…
Rank this Week: 1285

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1825

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint relating to a…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text messages in pop-up…
  • Jan 2

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit
    I’m pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1824

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
  • Apr 20

    What can companies learn from PE sharks?

    What can companies learn from PE sharks?
    Divestment is one strategy that a corporation can use to unlock funds for future growth and create long‑term shareholder value. According to a recent E&Y study, a successful divestment must meet three criteria: (i) it must create a…
Rank this Week: 1242

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1216

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
  • Apr 11

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada
    PNP programs aim to serve the needs of the province that administers them. If the skills of a person seeking admission to a province happen to cohere with the economic aims of the province, then the chances of being nominated for immigration…
  • Apr 4

    Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada

    Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada
    The most simple, straightforward application for a permanent resident visa can be delayed or even refused is there is an issue of custody of a minor child.  Such issues are associated with an applicant for a Canadian visa (often a…
Rank this Week: 1193

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
  • Apr 25

    Recent Acquisitions, April 18 – April 25, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, April 18 – April 25, 2016
    11 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 9 from 2016: K 247.6 C65 2016 Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights Columbia University Press, 2016 viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm. K 644 W67 2016 Women's rights ……
  • Apr 18

    You’re invited to a library research workshop on April 27

    You’re invited to a library research workshop on April 27
    The Law Library is pleased to offer a research workshop to all students on April 27. While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, all JD and graduate students who want to improve their research skills are also welcome…
  • Apr 18

    Recent Acquisitions, April 11 – April 18, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, April 11 – April 18, 2016
    19 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 11 from 2016: K 100 L447 2016 Legal education in the global context : opportunities and challenges Ashgate Publishing, 2016 xxiii, 317 pages ; 24 cm. Reassessing legal humanism…
Rank this Week: 1757

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 1246

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Endangered Species Litigation in Court of Appeal

    Endangered Species Litigation in Court of Appeal
    Earlier this week, two environmental groups, Wildlands League and Ontario Nature (the “Appellants”), were in the Court of Appeal for Ontario seeking to have struck down a 2013 regulation that significantly altered the regime for…
  • Apr 21

    Federal Administrative Monetary Penalty Scheme Arrive

    Federal Administrative Monetary Penalty Scheme Arrive
    On April 9, 2016, almost six years after passing legislation to allow for “administrative monetary penalty orders” (“AMP orders”) as environmental enforcement tools, the federal government has released draft…
  • Apr 20

    Dry Cleaner Sentenced to House Arrest for Improper Storage of Tetrachloroethylene

    Dry Cleaner Sentenced to House Arrest for Improper Storage of Tetrachloroethylene
    An Edmonton businessman and owner of a dry cleaning operation, First Class Cleaners, was given an four-month conditional sentence on that is to be served in the community.  The owner of First Class Cleaners plead guilty to five Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1444

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Apr 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently the RCMP has had blackberry's global encryption key for some time now. 2016-04-15 joking about isis on funds transfers in the us may result those funds being held. https://t.co/STIrqY8wyN 2016-04-18 scotus declines to hear authors'…
  • Apr 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    in-q-tel (cia's vc arm) funds cosmetics producer that has developed an easy way to collect dna from skin. https://t.co/pJeSBH5ZYu 2016-04-11 the dangers of inaccurate physical mapping of ip addresses. quite interesting (and unfortunate).…
  • Apr 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently tesla motors has received 150,000 reservations for the model 3 in 24 hrs. correction: make that 150,001. 2016-04-01 quebec bill would require isps to block gambling sites. https://t.co/nxqGtD51hq 2016-04-04 swedish court finds that…
Rank this Week: 1768

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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 1255

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1636

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Apr 8

    Statutory best interest standard: summer reading

    Statutory best interest standard: summer reading
    Darin Renton - In a manner often reserved for best-selling novels and blockbuster movies, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently issued advance notice of the upcoming publication of CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 –…
  • Apr 1

    Securities regulators release draft vote reconciliation protocol

    Securities regulators release draft vote reconciliation protocol
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have released for comment proposed protocols that contain CSA staff guidance on operational processes to tabulate proxy votes for shares held through intermediaries. The protocols have been…
  • Mar 23

    The Liberal budget: no changes to the taxation of stock option

    The Liberal budget: no changes to the taxation of stock option
     Katy Pitch -  On March 22, 2016, the Liberal Government delivered its first budget which focuses on the growth of the middle class.  As outlined in a previous post on Canadian M&A Law, the Liberals, as part of…
Rank this Week: 1538

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Apr 4

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim
    The simplest way to explain how motor vehicle claims in B.C. are handled is to divide them into two categories: (1) accidents that you are at fault for, and (2) accidents that someone else is at fault for.  When you are injured in a…
  • Mar 4

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro
    Most drivers do not know that a pedestrian has the right of way to cross at an uncontrolled intersection, whether there is a marked crosswalk or not.  In our blog post “Common Driver Mistakes:  The Unmarked Crosswalk” we…
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
Rank this Week: 1261

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
  • Sep 2

    Conducting Business and Industry Research

    Conducting Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm…
Rank this Week: 1565

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow recently published this comprehensive guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona. The guide includes extensive explanations and images of the processes and equipment used to test blood alcohol levels in suspected…
  • Sep 18

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury
    Stem client Frank Van Dyke has a new website, and with it, a new blog. One of the first posts is on how to respond to a job loss when you've been in an accident.Injury law blogging is tough to do well. Lots of lawyers finish their posts with…
  • Jul 10

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page
    via Whitespark.
Rank this Week: 1511