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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Thursday June 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Will sand EstatesA video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 30, 2016 at 6:36am PDTEstate property over $200,000 is divided between the…
  • Jun 29

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 29, 2016 at 6:28am PDTOntario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction…
  • Jun 28

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday June 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTMany custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now…
Rank this Week: 79

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 30

    Logistics no excuse for unconstitutional delay: SCC

    Logistics no excuse for unconstitutional delay: SCC
    In a surprisingly cut-and-dried decision, the Supreme Court of Canada wasted little ink — just 12 paragraphs — in overturning an appeal court decision out of Alberta that ignored the defendant’s right to be tried within a…
  • Jun 30

    Legal news roundup - June 30, 2016

    Legal news roundup - June 30, 2016
    Canada Shooting victim from 2012 election shot through heart, both lungs: pathologist, Canadian Press Two people charged in hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo, Canadian Press Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision in…
  • Jun 29

    Ontario appeal court upholds law society rejection of TWU law school

    Ontario appeal court upholds law society rejection of TWU law school
    Once again, Trinity Western University has received a firm “no” from the courts in its bid to have its proposed law school accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Ontario Court of Appeal today unanimously dismissed the…
Rank this Week: 95

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 30

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer
    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…
  • Jun 30

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement
    The Manitoba government has responded to the agreement in principle to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) concluded June 20, 2016. Manitoba’s Finance Minister Cameron Friesen wants all provincial and federal finance ministers to take…
  • Jun 30

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology
    Most ADR practitioners know of the contributions of Carrie Menkel-Meadow [Note 1] to the conflict resolution field. She is a “founder” of the US “ADR” movement and continues to deepen and strengthen our global…
Rank this Week: 111

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 30

    July 1 Changes to AODA Customer Service Standard

    July 1 Changes to AODA Customer Service Standard
    Effective July 1, 2016, the Customer Service Standard Regulation will be revoked.  An expanded Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation will include all standards, including customer service requirements. Following public…
  • Jun 23

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter
    One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a reference letter for a stellar employee is easy, the task becomes more…
  • Jun 21

    CPP Expansion

    CPP Expansion
    Retirement savings in this country has been a hot topic of late, and yesterday evening in Vancouver the federal government and (most of) the provinces announced that they have reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The deal must be…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Jun 30

    Disputed Injury Diagnosis – Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other…

    Disputed Injury Diagnosis – Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other…
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, making the common sense finding that the debate over diagnosis is not nearly as important in a personal injury lawsuit as whether symptoms are tied to the…
  • Jun 28

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination
    Although there are conflicting authorities on the subject in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding it is not appropriate for a Court to order a Plaintiff to sign a…
  • Jun 27

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $80,000 for a permanent,…
Rank this Week: 359

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 333

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/
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
  • Jun 14

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale
    The Plaintiffs in this case wanted to sell their residential property.  They listed the property for sale and the Defendant agreed to purchase it for $1,685,000.  The Agreement of Purchase and Sale was dated August 25, 2014 and the…
Rank this Week: 515

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
Rank this Week: 648

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
  • Jun 11

    Wong v. Chong Estate

    Wong v. Chong Estate
    The law with respect to joint tenancy in British Columbia is nuanced. The basic idea is that if property is held in a joint tenancy between two people, on the death of one, the title passes to the survivor. But if one of the joint tenants…
  • May 30

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.
    I am pleased to announce the association of Ken M.  Kramer Q.C.  and his firm KMK Law Corporation with our law firm, Sabey Rule LLP.  Ken is a senior lawyer and founder and principal of KMK Law Corporation, a boutique law firm…
Rank this Week: 562

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: 730

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: 715

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 547

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/
Rank this Week: 1053

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
  • Jul 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/RGxlpg34t4 -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/ZnFkM5BnB0 -> Landmark Piracy Trial Suspended Pending EU Ruling – TorrentFreak…
  • Jun 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29
    Lengthy judgement on authorship in computer programs Andrews v. McHale https://t.co/T7FyYxjKSn -> Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud computing paper https://t.co/WwB8uvlZqS -> Aquazzura sues Steve Madden over…
  • Jun 29

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist
    Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to…
Rank this Week: 1391

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex
    GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law, recently updated some of its research guides: Comparative Law: "What is meant by comparative law? In the strict…
  • Jun 30

    Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development

    Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development
    The Spring 2016 issue of Law Library Journal, a publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, has a feature article on The Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development : "Many academic libraries…
  • Jun 29

    Statistics Canada Report on Victimization of Aboriginal People

    Statistics Canada Report on Victimization of Aboriginal People
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a report on Victimization of Aboriginal people in Canada, 2014: "While violence involving Aboriginal people has been the focus of social policy and research for quite some time, their…
Rank this Week: 1114

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/
  • Jun 30

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax
    We have been trying to raise awareness to make Halifax a safer city for our pedestrians. See for example Mark Raftus’ recent article: Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Ideas Petition to Lower Speed Limit on Spring Garden…
  • May 15

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike
    Avoid vacation litigation nightmares. One of my pet peeves is they way many resort owners in Mexico and the Caribbean have structured their operations to shield themselves from liability for injuries they cause to their guests through their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1152

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card

    Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card
    A permanent resident card is subject to maintenance.  Like an automobile, the amount of maintenance depends on how the card is being used.  For example, if you obtained permanent residency in Canada and then never left Canada for…
  • Jun 15

    The Quebec Investor Program

    The Quebec Investor Program
    The Quebec Investor Program is the only remaining investor program that is still accepting applications for Canadian immigration.  By contrast, the federal government cancelled its investor program on June 19 2014. The intake period for…
  • Jun 1

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada
    There is often a chain of immigration that has its origins in one individual, perhaps named Bob, or Bilal, or Bhavik, or Bao, or Boris (hereinafter “Bob”).  Bob may have immigrated to Canada as a skilled worker.  Bob…
Rank this Week: 1072

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario

    Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario
    Recently, contingency fee agreements in Ontario for personal injury cases have come under attack. Seeing this sort of news is very disappointing and disheartening. A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal on this issue was…
  • Jun 21

    Victim of Crime in Ontario? Head to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

    Victim of Crime in Ontario? Head to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is a government body which awards compensation to victims of crime and their families following a criminal act. It’s an important tribunal because for many victims of crime, it’s the…
  • Jun 15

    Should I return to work after my Long Term Disability Claim or Car Accident (Ontario)

    Should I return to work after my Long Term Disability Claim or Car Accident (Ontario)
    A number of our clients ask our lawyers whether or not they should try returning to work after they’ve been denied Long Term Disability Benefits, denied Income Replacement Benefits, denied CPP Disability Benefits, or are simply…
Rank this Week: 1360

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 28

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record
    In a recent case, Wu v. CCC, a condominium unit owner sued the condominium corporation after the corporation refused to provide the owner with the e-mail addresses of all of the unit owners. The owner claimed that the corporation had breached…
  • Jun 21

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit
    In a recent case, YCC No. 922 v. Lu, the owners of a condominium unit were ordered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to permit the condominium corporation to enter the unit for the purpose of inspecting and repairing damage to the unit…
  • Jun 14

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation
    Canada’s Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has launched an investigation relating to the supply of renovation/contracting services to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. The Bureau obtained a court order compelling…
Rank this Week: 773

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 974

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 1380

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • May 31

    Fixed-Term Contracts and Termination Clause

    Fixed-Term Contracts and Termination Clause
    In Howard v. Benson Group, the Court of Appeal found the Employer liable for the balance of their Sales Development Manager’s five-year term contract, which Benson Group terminated, without alleging cause, after 23 months.
  • May 31

    Fall Hazards Workplace Safety Blitz

    Fall Hazards Workplace Safety Blitz
    From May 16 to July 15, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting a safety blitz at workplaces throughout the province focusing on hazards that could lead to a worker falling down.
  • May 19

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Once again Minken Employment Lawyers will sponsor Hotel California, performing classic harmonies from the Eagles, at Unionville's Millennium Bandstand. We are honoured to encourage the success and accomplishments of talented performers.
Rank this Week: 1253

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 1092

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 903

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1226

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Covers accounting, tax, financial issues, investments, boards of directors, governance, and laws concerning charities in Canada.

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
Rank this Week: 1145

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
Rank this Week: 1194

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: 993

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: 1010

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: 780

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 1003

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1061

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 1

    Legal Update: DOJ announces near doubling of FCA penaltie

    Legal Update: DOJ announces near doubling of FCA penaltie
    The DOJ has confirmed that the amount of False Claims Act civil penalties is set to nearly double following recent updates to FCA regulations.  This increase was made pursuant to Congress’ 2015 amendment to the Federal Civil…
  • Jul 1

    OIG finds ED drug-discount program would not trigger kickback sanction

    OIG finds ED drug-discount program would not trigger kickback sanction
    On June 27, 2016, the OIG posted Advisory Opinion No. 16-07 stating that an erectile dysfunction (ED) drug manufacturer would not face sanctions for a planned discount-card promotion for the drug. The OIG found that the fraud-prevention…
  • Jun 29

    CMS proposes rule regarding changes to Medicare appeals procedure

    CMS proposes rule regarding changes to Medicare appeals procedure
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has promulgated a proposed rule that makes numerous revisions to the appeals process for Medicare claims. If finalized, this proposed rule will mainly clarify the existing regulations…
Rank this Week: 1964

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    A Tale of Two Merger Reviews: Merger of Canadian Companies Cleared by Competition Bureau but Challenged by U.S. Federal Trade Commission

    A Tale of Two Merger Reviews: Merger of Canadian Companies Cleared by Competition Bureau but Challenged by U.S. Federal Trade Commission
    Guest post by John Bodrug & Anita Banicevic Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP July 1, 2016 On June 28, 2016, Canada’s Competition Bureau announced that it had cleared Superior Plus Corporation’s acquisition of Canexus…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition June 20, 2016 This update discusses the Competition Tribunal’s recent Kobo decision, which clarifies the substantive requirements for consent agreements.  This update…
  • Jun 2

    Responding to Online Brand Attack

    Responding to Online Brand Attack
    June 2, 2016 Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law) Online threats to commercial reputations are on the rise. These include “attack sites”, “gripe sites” (e.g., RipOff Report), cyber-libel via social media, domain name…
Rank this Week: 3031

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jul 1

    Happy Dominion Day

    Happy Dominion Day
    or Happy Canada Day as the kids like to call it these days.
  • Jun 29

    Admin Law Masquerading as Causation

    Admin Law Masquerading as Causation
    And now he has two (majority judgments)! Justice Brown issued his second judgment (yes, I am keeping count) on behalf of seven colleagues in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority . The case is…
  • Jun 29

    Libertarians and Brexit

    Libertarians and Brexit
    Many libertarians were for Brexit. Ilya Somin discusses the libertarian cases for and against Brexit, and pivots on McGill's top political scientist and libertarian scholar Jacob Levy's piece against (or perhaps not for) Brexit. Here is also…
Rank this Week: 4718

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 30

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1
      If you think all lawyers are rich, you’d be wrong. Money Inc. reports that the average salary for lawyers in the United States is $133,000 per year. The average for Canadian lawyers is less than that. But there are a group of…
  • Jun 26

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable
    DNA evidence has proven to be a godsend for police investigators and a nightmare for criminals, whose skin, hair, blood, and other bodily fluids can provide damning proof of their involvement in criminal cases, usually involving sexual…
  • Jun 25

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License
    Albert Einstein’s quotes are legion, but one of his most pithy is: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Along the same line, Judge Judy once remarked…
Rank this Week: 4591

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai soundly beats experienced fighter jet pilots in simulation. powered by a raspberry pi. impressive. https://t.co/FY6PZijR9n 2016-06-30 helpful security tips if you plan on traveling to the us. https://t.co/F9oY6LwCBn 2016-06-30 [Click on…
  • Jun 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    attackers exploit bug in ethereum programming language to withdraw $50 million from the dao. yikes. https://t.co/MbKi5GOC37 2016-06-20 wow. supercell games acquired by tencent for $10 billion. https://t.co/sYQwaajBZQ 2016-06-22 [Click on…
  • Jun 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    citigroup sues at&t over use of the word "thanks". millions of canadians visiting the us now at risk. https://t.co/OUbLU0diqX 2016-06-10 gawker media files for bankruptcy; says it's the result of thiel-backed lawsuits.…
Rank this Week: 3250

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Integrated Accessibility Standards Gets a Makeover

    The Integrated Accessibility Standards Gets a Makeover
    On July 1, 2016, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service officially joins force with the Integrated Accessibility Standards, O. Reg 191/11 (“IASR”)  under the Accessibility for Ontarians Act (“AODA”).…
  • Jun 30

    “Brexit” – Employment Law Implication

    “Brexit” – Employment Law Implication
    On 23 June 2016, voters in the UK referendum chose to leave the European Union. Exit from the EU will require the government to make a formal application under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.  This provides for a period of…
  • Jun 28

    A watershed case on the frontiers of union turf

    A watershed case on the frontiers of union turf
    Earlier this month, a unanimous Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision that is set to lay the landscape for the interpretation of union eligibility rules into the future.[1] In its reasons, the Full Bench provided…
Rank this Week: 1936

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 30

    Goliath v Jury - Google's Use of Java APIs Fair Use, Says Jury

    Goliath v Jury - Google's Use of Java APIs Fair Use, Says Jury
    The fight between Google and Oracle over the Java platform, specially the API (Application programming interface) for the program and its copyright protection, has been raging for what feels like aeons. This blog has discussed the Court of…
  • Jun 21

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New
    Information can be very time-sensitive, and that very sensitivity can make it all the more valuable in areas of commerce or activity where quickness is king. The value of stocks can change in an instant, the betting odds of a match adjusted…
  • Jun 16

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application
    Since the Supreme Court's decision in Trunki, which this writer somewhat disagreed with, there has been some uncertainty as to the place of designs in the UK, particularly in relation to the question of lack of ornamentation and the…
Rank this Week: 1429

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/
  • Jun 30

    Are private placements the next poison pill?

    Are private placements the next poison pill?
    The recent amendments to Canada’s takeover bid regime may have rendered the shareholder rights plan or “poison pill” – traditionally the most powerful weapon in a board’s arsenal of defensive tactics –…
  • Jun 28

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe
    We have previously reported on human capital considerations in M&A transactions; in this post we consider how corporate culture affects a deal’s possibility of success. While qualitative considerations often sit on the backburner in…
  • Jun 21

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
Rank this Week: 1940

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3215

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 30

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight
    You have an emotional connection to your late grandfather’s cottage. Your mother and your grandfather’s estate trustees hate each other. You don’t think that they will treat you fairly if you want to buy the cottage. Is this…
  • Jun 29

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?
    A frequent dilemma is the senior who is determined to remain living alone at home despite concerns that it may no longer be safe. What can one do about it? The first step is to enquire if there are power of attorney (POA) for property and…
  • Jun 28

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION
    Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on the tax consequences that may result from implementing an estate planning or income splitting arrangement which involves the issuance of shares that entitled the…
Rank this Week: 3151