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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 31

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?

    The Friday Fillip: Where Is Everybody?
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Jul 31

    Self-Represented Litigants’ Tax Money Provides More Funding for Legal Aid Ontario

    Self-Represented Litigants’ Tax Money Provides More Funding for Legal Aid Ontario
    Rejoicing over Legal Aid Ontario‘s (LAO’s) recent increased funding from the Government of Ontario, should be tempered by the listed “points of conscience” that follow this next paragraph. The Government of…
  • Jul 30

    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek Wins 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize

    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek Wins 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize
    Slaw Contributor Adam Dodek has been awarded the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize for his book Solicitor-Client Privilege, published by Lexis-Nexis: “Solicitor-Client Privilege explains key aspects of…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 81

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 3

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law
    Katie Sykes, a law faculty member of Thompson Rivers University, has written a paper that outlines international support for the formation of global animal protectionism. It argues law rather than science played a main role in arriving at two…
  • Jul 31

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee
    A couple who lost $3.6 million lawyer Javad Heydary disappeared are entitled to garnishment from his liability insurance policy — but will have to renounce any claims against three lawyers formerly employed by him, the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 31

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015
    Canada B.C. refuses to sign pledge to protect transgender people, Canadian Press Officer who killed himself was RCMP scapegoat, says wife, Canadian Press Reality-show stars face assault, obstruction charges, Canadian Press   United…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jul 25

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
  • Jul 19

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death
    As I wrote acouple of weeks ago, the probate rules were amended effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes is a new provision dealing with the procedure for appointing a new personal representative (executor or administrator) when the…
  • Jul 11

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law
    The Canadian Center for Elder Law together with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia are presenting a two day conference: The Journey of Aging – the Law and Beyond. The conference will be held on Thursday and…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Jul 24

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Pelvic Fractures With Lingering Pain

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Pelvic Fractures With Lingering Pain
    Adding to this site’s archived ICBC cases assessing damages for pelvic injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry assessing damages for a pelvic fracture. In today’s case…
  • Jul 20

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Permanent Low Back Nerve Injury

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Permanent Low Back Nerve Injury
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing damages for a permanent low back nerve injury with accompanying depression. In today’s case (Bellaisac v. Mara) the Plaintiff, who was…
  • Jul 20

    Out of Province Insurers Have No Subrogation Rights Over Part 7 Benefits Paid

    Out of Province Insurers Have No Subrogation Rights Over Part 7 Benefits Paid
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, shutting down an attempt by the Progressive Max Insurance Company from exercising subrogation rights with respect to Part 7 benefits paid. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 278

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 29

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?
    As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2015 as CRTC Looks to the Future With Ruling on High-Speed Internet Access In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada’s telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Jul 27

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper
    Readers will notice that I've added a new item to this blog's homepage. It's a link to a site on which executors and estate administrators can publish Notices to Creditors and Claimants online, rather than in a newspaper. Click here to go to…
  • Jul 23

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property
    There is a new case from the BC Supreme Court that sheds some light on a topic that is of consistent interest to the readers of this blog. I'm going to give a summary of the case here, but anyone who'd like to read the full case of The Estate…
  • Jul 20

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone
    Recently the Globe and Mail carried an article by Tim Cestnick that discusses the options available for transferring your cabin or cottage to your family after you have passed away. Click here to read the article. I like the article because…
Rank this Week: 356

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: 313

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 326

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/
Rank this Week: 490

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/
  • Jul 31

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate
    A young girl from China is eagerly awaiting test results of genetic testing that could mean that she is entitled to inherit her biological father’s $50 million fortune. Gang Yuan, whom the child’s mother states is her biological…
  • Jul 30

    Incapacity Planning Among Cancer Patient

    Incapacity Planning Among Cancer Patient
    The results of a recent study published in the American Medical Association Oncology Journal suggest that more patients with cancer are obtaining Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property than in the past.  Approximately 74% of…
  • Jul 28

    Lucid Intervals?

    Lucid Intervals?
    In a forthcoming article to be published in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ian Hull and Dr. Kenneth Shulman, among others, explore the concept of the lucid interval. A lucid interval is a legal concept invoked…
Rank this Week: 577

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Windows 10? Whatever...

    Windows 10? Whatever...
    Windows 10?  Yawn.If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious.In terms of user interface, they got it right…
  • Jul 27

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful Cosby seeks court sanctions against Canadian accuser over deposition…
  • Jul 20

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Windows 10 Signifies Microsoft’s Shift in Strategy SCC to Rule on Dismissal Without Cause Regime Under the Canada Labour Code. 72 charges filed against Toronto UberX drivers…
Rank this Week: 477

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/
  • Jul 28

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?
    Applying Law to Your Employment Matter It is not uncommon for an employee to be unsure of which law applies to their employment matter. Specifically, where the place of residence is not the same as the location of their employer. Picture an…
  • Jul 20

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?
    QUESTION An employee’s entitlement to severance is to say the least, at the discretion of the employer. But this is not a point blank answer, as there are many factors that play into effect. Where an employee is terminated and not…
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct
    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
Rank this Week: 589

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

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

    Single mom wins rotating shift job—then wants days only—and court agree

    Single mom wins rotating shift job—then wants days only—and court agree
    by Christian Paquette Did an employer discriminate against a single mother when it required her to work the regular shift rotation job she’d applied for? An Alberta court was recently asked to rule whether an arbitrator was right in…
  • Jul 19

    Do you suspect your employees are sleeping at work? Quebec arbitrator holds you have the right to film them

    Do you suspect your employees are sleeping at work? Quebec arbitrator holds you have the right to film them
    by Karine Fournier In Quebec, in Unifor Québec et Moulage sous pression AMT inc., a grievance arbitrator confirmed that the employer had the right to temporarily film certain areas of the workplace when there had been several reports…
  • Jul 12

    Not all relapses are created equal

    Not all relapses are created equal
    by Stephanie Gutierrez An addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is considered a disability in Canada. As such, employers in Canada often enter into last chance agreements with employees suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. But does a last…
Rank this Week: 552

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: 549

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 31

    Justice Brown

    Justice Brown
    Welcome to all our readers who have been coming looking for quotes by SCC J. Brown. Look around and stick for other excellent commentary by our current authors. You may have go far back in the archives to find his...
  • Jul 27

    Congratulations SCC Justice Brown

    Congratulations SCC Justice Brown
    My former colleague has had a truly meteoric rise, from assistant professor to associate professor to full professor to Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench to the Alberta Court of Appeal and now: The Supreme Court of Canada!…
  • Jul 22

    Alberta Court of Appeal finds Builders’ Lien Act trust valid in bankruptcy

    Alberta Court of Appeal finds Builders’ Lien Act trust valid in bankruptcy
    In its recent decision of Iona Contractors Ltd. v Guarantee Company of North America,[1] a divided (2:1) Court of Appeal held that a payment obligation of an owner to a bankrupt general contractor was subject to a valid trust under...
Rank this Week: 773

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 707

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 911

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
  • Jun 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
Rank this Week: 743

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 644

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 936

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: 784

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

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

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

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

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

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

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

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 908

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 31

    Use of Representative form

    Use of Representative form
      The Use of Representative form, once completed and received by the immigration department allows a lawyer to interact with the immigration department on your behalf.  One key element is how to submit the use of representative…
  • Jul 24

    Clients Who Lie To Their Lawyer

    Clients Who Lie To Their Lawyer
    Dealing with an untruthful client can be frustrating. As a lawyer, you would put in many hours into your client`s case to ensure he or she will be successful. However, if the client, for any reason, is not disclosing correct information that…
  • Jul 6

    Refusal of a Visa: Debate or Go To Federal Court?

    Refusal of a Visa: Debate or Go To Federal Court?
    You’ve applied for a visa.  It may be for a study or work visa or for permanent residence.  It gets refused.  What do you do? If you’ve hired an immigration  consultant, they should advise you that you have an…
Rank this Week: 1295

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jul 31

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…
    I have been meeting with people for many years – reviewing their situation, discussing the issues that have caused them to fall into a debt crisis, looking at the options that will best suit their situation. Sometimes people come in…
  • Jul 17

    Can I Sell My Home During A Personal Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell My Home During A Personal Bankruptcy?
    When deciding whether to keep your house when you file for bankruptcy, you need to consider several factors.  Ask yourself these questions and make sure to answer honestly: Do I want to keep it? Can I afford to keep it?…
  • Jul 3

    Can I Sell My Stuff Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell My Stuff Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    When you file a bankruptcy many things that you normally would not think twice about, become important subjects. One of the things that your trustee is required to do when you file a bankruptcy, is to “investigate your affairs”.…
Rank this Week: 1637

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking
    Shaunna Mireau, Director of Knowledge Management and Process Improvement at the Alberta-based firm Field Law, has published a series of  Research Tips at Slaw.ca on how to create deep links to specific sub-collections in major Canadian…
  • Jul 30

    Adam Dodek of University of Ottawa Wins Bar Association's 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize

    Adam Dodek of University of Ottawa Wins Bar Association's 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize
    The Canadian Bar Association has awarded its 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize to University of Ottawa law professor Adam Dodek for his book Solicitor-Client Privilege, published by Lexis-Nexis: "Solicitor-Client Privilege explains key aspects of …
  • Jul 29

    July 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    July 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The July 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of Court…
Rank this Week: 1249

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
  • Jul 30

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?
    Deeds are not accomplished in a few days, or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time – Louis Riel Two years ago, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John … Continue reading →
  • Jul 27

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
  • Jul 27

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
Rank this Week: 1585

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 29

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day
    Friday July 31 is the 16th annual SysAdmin Day.  A day to show our appreciation to the IT professionals who keep our computers, networks and apps working.  For those of us who push the tech envelope a bit beyond a typical…
  • Jul 22

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea
    From time to time various law enforcement and government types whine that encryption is a bad thing because it allows criminals to hide from authorities.  That is usually followed by a call for security backdoors that allow…
  • Jul 15

    Chatting in Secret

    Chatting in Secret
    The Intercept has an article entitled Chatting in Secret While We’re All Being Watched that’s a good read for anyone interested in how to keep communications private.  It was written by Micah Lee, who works with Glenn…
Rank this Week: 980

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jul 27

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 27, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: LC1059 .I58 2015 British Columbia, Office of the Ombudsperson, In the Public Interest: Protecting Students Through Effective Oversight of Private Career Training Institutions (Victoria, B.C. : Office of the Ombudsperson,…
  • Jul 20

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 20, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: B808.67 .P47 2015 Marina A.L. Oshana, Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression: Philosophical Perspectives (New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC1340 .E97 2015 Cornelius Van Der…
  • Jul 13

    New Books at the Law Library – July 13, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – July 13, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ759.45 .B69 2015 Susan B. Boyd, Dorothy E. Chunn, Fiona Kelly & Wanda Wiegers, Autonomous Motherhood?: A Socio-Legal Study of Choice and Constraint (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
Rank this Week: 1345

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/
Rank this Week: 1305

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 24

    Authentic Jason Worilds Jersey

    Authentic Jason Worilds Jersey
    Merril Hoge Steelers Jersey Martavis Bryant Jersey Misleading, fabricated or sensationalist headlines are subject to removalThe Teague Era finally came to an end Dec But Toyota said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this…
  • Jul 24

    Craig Stevens Titans Jersey

    Craig Stevens Titans Jersey
    Jason McCourty Titans Jersey Jurrell Casey Jersey As with public school students, veterans enrolled at private universities have access to funds from various GI Bill programs, depending on the length of service, dates served and other…
  • Jul 24

    Andrew Hawkins Browns Jersey

    Andrew Hawkins Browns Jersey
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 17

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle
    After the decision in Garcia v Google (discussed on this very blog here) last year the question of whether an actor (or actress) has a copyright interest in their respective performance, no matter how short, has been debated hotly. The…
  • Jul 7

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability
    In a time when the internet is nearly always with us, be it in a smartphone, a laptop or other smart devices, you often taken things for granted such as free WiFi. For many travelers it has saved their behinds from being lost, out of money,…
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
Rank this Week: 1650

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jul 14

    Precarity, Sexual Harassment, and Low-Waged Work: A Case Comment on Silvera v. Olympia Jewellery Corporation

    Precarity, Sexual Harassment, and Low-Waged Work: A Case Comment on Silvera v. Olympia Jewellery Corporation
    I rarely write case comments, but thought that it was warranted for the recent superior court decision in Silvera v. Olympia Jewellery Corporation,  2015 ONSC 3760 (CanLII). It’s a fairly complex decision, so this post is…
  • May 11

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

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

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe
    Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the "Modernizing the Canada Labour Code" section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour…
Rank this Week: 1569

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jul 12

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?
    The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Creston Moly Corp. v. Sattva Capital Corp., 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) is a seminal decision in the review of arbitral awards. That decision apparently set a wide net of protection around…
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
  • Jun 14

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Generally speaking, damages for a non-financial loss are not awarded for the breach of a business contract. That is because those sorts of damages are not foreseeable. The breach of a business contract may give rise to anxiety and distress,…
Rank this Week: 1412

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1093

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
  • Apr 30

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?
    Mitigation has been a subject that I’ve discussed frequently in the 12 years this blog has been in existence. It’s not a glamorous topic, but an important one that comes up in vitually all wrongful dismissal cases. Here are just…
Rank this Week: 955

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.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Canada Day is coming. Remember SUMMER FUN = SUMMER SAFETY!

    Canada Day is coming. Remember SUMMER FUN = SUMMER SAFETY!
    Our senior associate Mark Raftus sent me this article and I thought it was good timing since Canada Day is this week and it marks the unofficial start of summer here in the Maritimes. We all look forward to spending more time outdoors…
  • Jun 17

    McKiggan Hebert Awards Scholarship to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving

    McKiggan Hebert Awards Scholarship to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving
    Distracted Driving a Growing Danger Distracted driving is now the number one cause of deaths on Nova Scotia highways. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of Distracted Driving, McKiggan Hebert has created an annual scholarship for a…
  • Mar 31

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?
    Over the last 72 hours new coverage in Nova Scotia has been dominated by stories involving the crash (or “hard landing” as Air Canada prefers to describe it ) of Air Canada flight 624. Most of the coverage has revolved around how…
Rank this Week: 1208

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • May 10

    Express Entry basic

    Express Entry basic
    The Economic Class programs are no longer ‘first come first serve.’  CIC has created a new process, ‘Express Entry’, to manage the applications for Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and the…
  • Apr 6

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?
    If you provide an email address in your application form, you are allowing CIC to communicate with you by email. Generally speaking email is a great thing for any immigration application.  Email is instant, and letters from CIC can take…
  • Mar 30

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option
    If you are facing removal from Canada, all is not lost.  CIC will likely notify you about a process where you can remain in Canada. PRRA (or Pre-Removal Risk Assessment) is a process available to those facing removal from Canada. …
Rank this Week: 1465

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • 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 →
  • Jan 27

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25
    In TWU v. NSBS, Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court delivered a resounding vindication for freedom of religion last month, overturning a Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulation which would have prohibited Trinity Western University…
Rank this Week: 1655

Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

Covers gaming law news from around the world with a focus on Canadian gaming law. By Christine J. Duhaime.

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • Oct 8

    Is money laundering rampant in the iGaming environment?

    Is money laundering rampant in the iGaming environment?
    Not really. Read our article in InterGaming Law for a full discussion on the issue of whether money laundering is actually more prevalent with online gambling and if so, whether it makes a difference whether the sites are regulated or...
  • Sep 6

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China
    According to this article in the Saigon Times, casinos in Macau remain the primary source of money laudnering for wealthy people from Mainland China. It refers to a report by China's national bank which estimates that in 2013, over $202...
  • Aug 16

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case
    The wife of Oman's foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London's Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamblle which she did...
Rank this Week: 1016

Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 1367

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: 1054

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: 1213

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: 1084

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1557