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Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

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

    Equustek v Google: my Fordham talk

    Equustek v Google: my Fordham talk
    Fordham Law School has the best annual  intellectual property conferences. I had the privilege of speaking at its 25th Annual IP Conference yesterday on the Equustek v Google case. In this case the Supreme Court of Canada is being…
  • Apr 22

    Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV

    Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV
    Kodi boxes pre-configured to enable buyers to stream and download movie and TV content are proving to be a challenge to producers and distributors of this content in Canada and around the world. Recently the Federal Court granted an…
  • Apr 22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-04-21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-04-21
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Rank this Week: 858

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Latest episode of the Law Show available for listening online

    Latest episode of the Law Show available for listening online
    The latest episode of The Law Show is available for listening now by clicking here. This is the third episode, in which we chatted with our special guest, Greg Youden from CIBC. We talked about how we non-millionaire, ordinary folks might…
  • Apr 20

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    It's almost the weekend. Let's have a little smile!
  • Apr 20

    The executor has used estate funds for personal use. What can a beneficiary do?

    The executor has used estate funds for personal use. What can a beneficiary do?
    If you were a beneficiary of an estate and you found out that the executor was skimming from the estate, would you know what to do? Would you know what legal solutions were available? A reader recently asked me what to do in that situation.…
Rank this Week: 1141

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Bill C-23 Gives US Customs and Border Officers More Authority in Canada

    Bill C-23 Gives US Customs and Border Officers More Authority in Canada
    Immigration experts are concerned about the legal implications of Bill C-23 for the current 12 million Canadians who go through preclearance at Canada airports. The bill was first negotiated between the governments of former prime…
  • Apr 19

    NAFTA CROSS-BORDER ACTIVITY

    NAFTA CROSS-BORDER ACTIVITY
    NAFTA REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING IN THE U.S.: presented by Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah, Founder and Managing Lawyer Ackah Business Immigration Law  NAFTA REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING IN THE U.S.: presented by Canada Immigration…
  • Apr 14

    Canada Travel Update for Dual National

    Canada Travel Update for Dual National
    Important Update for Canada Business Travellers: New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada rules put into effect in November 2016 require many travellers to get an ETA (electronic travel authorization) before they…
Rank this Week: 3539

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 21

    Lawyer wins $160,000 judgment against condo neighbour

    Lawyer wins $160,000 judgment against condo neighbour
    An Ottawa lawyer and aspiring judge has won $160,000 in damages in a defamation lawsuit he brought against neighbours of a condominium he owns in Costa Rica.David McNairn brought the action in Ontario, after two neighbours sent emails to…
  • Apr 21

    Study will examine use of technology in child-parent communication during divorce and separation

    Study will examine use of technology in child-parent communication during divorce and separation
    A professor of social work at Western University is conducting a study to understand the impact that parental communications with children using Internet technologies has during times of divorce or separation. Dr. Rachel Birnbaum is…
  • Apr 21

    Legal news roundup - April 21, 2017

    Legal news roundup - April 21, 2017
    CanadaYork Region police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case, Canadian PressPrivacy watchdog concerned about spy data centre's use of security assessment, Canadian PressHome Capital will fight OSC but focus on business:…
Rank this Week: 324

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract
    The law recognizes that there is an imbalance of power between employees and employers. Employers hold the advantage in contract negotiations because they are in a more favourable position to pressure or influence employees into agreeing or…
  • Apr 17

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example
    For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful with the…
  • Apr 11

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?
    Upon other employer duties relevant to health and safety, the duty to provide competent supervisors may be the most important. An employer may have all the requirements of a safe workplace, however, having a supervisor that is negligent may…
Rank this Week: 1384

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: 4794

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 21

    If I die, my spouse will get everything

    If I die, my spouse will get everything
    This blog outlines the consequences of dying without a Will in Ontario and whether and how much a spouse will inherit under Ontario law. The post If I die, my spouse will get everything appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Apr 18

    Tax Filing Deadline Extensions for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

    Tax Filing Deadline Extensions for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad
    The post Tax Filing Deadline Extensions for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Apr 13

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System
    U.S. Immigration: How to Live and Work in the U.S., Legally The post Understanding the U.S. Immigration System appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 4710

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Apr 21

    Latest MiFID II Academy webinar now available

    Latest MiFID II Academy webinar now available
    The recording of our latest MiFID II Academy webinar, Update on markets issues, is now available. To listen to the recording please register here.… Continue Reading
  • Apr 21

    BBA guidance on MiFIR transaction reporting short selling indicator

    BBA guidance on MiFIR transaction reporting short selling indicator
    The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has published a guidance on the short selling requirements in the transaction reporting regime under MiFID II. The BBA explains that MiFIR transaction reporting introduces a number of new…
  • Apr 21

    FCA consults on 2017/18 regulated fee and levy rate proposal

    FCA consults on 2017/18 regulated fee and levy rate proposal
    On 17 November 2017, we blogged that the FCA published its first Consultation Paper 16/33: Regulatory fees and levies: policy proposals for 2017/18 (CP16/33). In CP16/33 the FCA sets out its proposed policy changes regarding how its fees…
Rank this Week: 2303

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 21

    GitHub Workflow and Legal Drafting

    GitHub Workflow and Legal Drafting
    There are a few posts on Slaw about Git/GitHub and the law, including several posts by Tim Knight. In most cases, the discussion centers on using GitHub to publish legislation and track legislative changes. I promise this column isn’t…
  • Apr 20

    Budget 2017 Bill to Implement Employment Insurance and Canada Labour Code Measure

    Budget 2017 Bill to Implement Employment Insurance and Canada Labour Code Measure
    On April 11, 2017, the federal government introduced Bill C-44, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, omnibus legislation that would enact various measures outlined in its 2017 Budget. This article deals with the Bill’s amendments…
  • Apr 20

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Jordan Furlong’s 3 Key Components of a Client Strategy

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Jordan Furlong’s 3 Key Components of a Client Strategy
    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…
Rank this Week: 52

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Apr 21

    Making Effective Distributions of Estate Taxable Income Tax

    Making Effective Distributions of Estate Taxable Income Tax
    Dealing with the taxation of income earned by an estate can be complex. It has become even more complex since January 1, 2016.  It was on this date that all estates, other than those that qualify as a “graduated rate estate”…
  • Apr 19

    Donation Tax Credit Mismatch

    Donation Tax Credit Mismatch
    It is a truism that Canadians who donate enough to charity at death can eliminate tax. This outcome is due to the 100% contribution limit for gifts by will and direct designation gift of registered funds and life insurance.  Since 2015,…
  • Apr 18

    Death of taxpayer – timing of the final return

    Death of taxpayer – timing of the final return
    Some timing relief is granted to the deceased’s personal representative when a death occurs before the deceased has filed a tax return to report income received in the year. Generally speaking, the final return is due on or before the…
Rank this Week: 3275

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Apr 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us digital border searches rise sharply – on pace to hit 30,000 this year – 4x more than in 2015. https://t.co/PVZVPRdZYo 2017-04-18 ai that learns from another ai. interesting. https://t.co/ZiiABZUuM2 2017-04-18 if you're feeling…
  • Apr 6

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    activist loses challenge to copyright in official georgia statutes. odd that official statutes are annotated. https://t.co/89E85ofHvf 2017-03-31 toronto and montreal becoming ai hotbeds? google seems to think so. https://t.co/WHrFn7BgHX…
  • Mar 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    at long last, ontario finally repeals the bulk sales act. rejoice, m&a lawyers, rejoice. https://t.co/wpdPGngf4N 2017-03-24 us senate kills fcc privacy rules, enabling broadband isps to use and sell browsing and other info of its…
Rank this Week: 3239

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    IATF 16949: 2016 FAQ & Free Checklist for Quality Auditing

    IATF 16949: 2016 FAQ & Free Checklist for Quality Auditing
    IATF 16949: 2016 FAQ & Free Checklist The automotive industry is driving forward with new changes to international quality compliance standards. IATF 16949: 2016 is replacing ISO/TS 16949: 2009 and automotive companies are moving towards…
  • Apr 17

    Nimonik acquires Envitool Shanghai

    Nimonik acquires Envitool Shanghai
    MONTRÉAL, Canada — April 17th, 2017— Nimonik, the leader in mobile solutions for environmental, health and safety legal compliance, has acquired Envitool, the leader in EHS legal compliance and regulatory analysis for the…
  • Apr 10

    CSA and NEB Take Step in the Right Direction with Opening of a CSA Z662 Standard

    CSA and NEB Take Step in the Right Direction with Opening of a CSA Z662 Standard
    Access to Standards and Codes in Canada remains a huge problem. Codes such as the National Fire Code from the National Research Council cost money and are barely accessible. We have previously blogged about this here and here. In comparison…
Rank this Week: 4313

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 20

    Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision

    Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision
    The CRTC today released the final chapter (for now) in its net neutrality governance framework, creating policy that establishes strong safeguards against net neutrality violations and severely restricts the ability for providers to engage in…
  • Apr 20

    The Reel Story: Why Changing How We Measure a “Canadian Film” is Long Overdue

    The Reel Story: Why Changing How We Measure a “Canadian Film” is Long Overdue
    National Canadian Film Day 150, described as the world's largest film festival, was held yesterday with events that showcased Canadian feature films at hundreds of venues from coast to coast. The event had a large number of sponsors (the…
  • Apr 19

    The Internet as Cable: The Risk of Treating Telecommunications as Cultural Policy

    The Internet as Cable: The Risk of Treating Telecommunications as Cultural Policy
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly travels to California this week with an agenda that includes meetings with Internet giants such as Google and Facebook. Given the recent announcement in the budget that the government plans to…
Rank this Week: 2522

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Government Announces Tip Lines For Procurement Fraud

    Government Announces Tip Lines For Procurement Fraud
    April 20, 2017 Earlier today, the Canadian Government announced increased enforcement measures to detect and combat fraud in relation to federal government contracts (i.e., federal procurement). In particular, the Federal Government announced…
  • Apr 13

    New Competition Bureau Compliance Blog Serie

    New Competition Bureau Compliance Blog Serie
    April 13, 2017 The Competition Bureau (Bureau) recently launched the first in a series of eight blog posts on the Canada Business Network on competition law compliance programs (see: Our Best Recipe for Competition Law Compliance Programs!).…
  • Mar 22

    A Proposal For Private Reference

    A Proposal For Private Reference
    March 28, 2017 In my C.D. Howe Institute Intelligence Memo today, I recommend that the references provision of the Competition Act (section 124.2) be amended to allow private parties to bring Competition Tribunal references on points of law.…
Rank this Week: 3885

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice April 2017 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice April 2017 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) publishes a regular newsletter about Access to Justice.The latest issue of the newsletter includes: news about access to justice initiativesa Working Data Document with results…
  • Apr 20

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from April 1 to 15, 2017 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
  • Apr 19

    Five Ontario Universities in Shared Last Print Copy Repository Project

    Five Ontario Universities in Shared Last Print Copy Repository Project
    Five university libraries in Ontario (at the University of Ottawa, the University of Western Ontario, Queen's, University of Toronto, and McMaster) are participating in the Keep@Downsview partnership, which is a shared last print copy…
Rank this Week: 1716

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: 4261

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday April 20, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies.…
  • Apr 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 19, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.Many custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now resolved through mediation, rather than court action. Mediators work…
  • Apr 18

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Tuesday April 18, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 3750

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee
    A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision has lent support to the strategy of reducing probate fees by making two wills in British Columbia, one that deals with those assets that may be transferred to your personal representative…
  • Apr 16

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee
    If you wait too long to sue on a debt, your claim may be statute-barred by the applicable limitation legislation. But can the personal representative of a deceased person require a beneficiary to bring into account an amount the beneficiary…
  • Mar 24

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    In a recent decision, Davis v. Burns Estate, 2016 BCSC 1982, the Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed an interim distribution to be made to a beneficiary of a will under section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act pending the…
Rank this Week: 683

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

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

    Mr. No-Pay…You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide.
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • Apr 15

    A Christian Response to Racism

    A Christian Response to Racism
    One common thread throughout mankind is the endemic ugliness of racism. Human history is rife with examples: early Romans subjugated the Jews; slavery was rampant; India’s caste system ostracizes the untouchables; Japanese immigrants to…
  • Apr 10

    MILLENIALS AND PRE-NUPS

    MILLENIALS AND PRE-NUPS
    CBC NEWS REPORT Millennials are more open to pre-nups than older generations, says B.C. family lawyer Georgialee Lang Millennials are marrying with more assets they would like to see protected, lawyer says. Prenuptial agreements are becoming…
Rank this Week: 4668

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Car Accident in Ontario? You have two cases! Tort & Accident Benefit Claims examined

    Car Accident in Ontario? You have two cases! Tort & Accident Benefit Claims examined
    You know what’s confusing? Car accident claims. Even for personal injury lawyers who concentrate their practices exclusively on car accident claims; these claims can be confusing! A recent report commissioned by the Government of…
  • Apr 12

    Fair Accident Benefits, Fairly Delivered: The Marshall Report

    Fair Accident Benefits, Fairly Delivered: The Marshall Report
    Who is David Marshall,  and why has he been commissioned by the Province of Ontario to write a report on car insurance and car accident litigation in Ontario? Good question. If you haven’t heard of David Marshall, here is an…
  • Apr 5

    How to pick a personal injury lawyer (Ontario)

    How to pick a personal injury lawyer (Ontario)
    If you’ve been seriously hurt or injured in an accident; or you’ve been denied long term disability benefits by your insurer, you will likely need to retain a lawyer. But, not just any lawyer. You will need a personal injury…
Rank this Week: 3883

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck Injury With Headache

    $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck Injury With Headache
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Prince George Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages of $90,000 for a long standing neck injury with associated headaches. In today’s case (Willett v. Rose) the…
  • Apr 18

    Damages for Surrogacy Fees Awarded in BC Injury Claim

    Damages for Surrogacy Fees Awarded in BC Injury Claim
    In what I believe is the first case of its kind in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding damages for surrogacy fees for future potential pregnancies after a collision…
  • Apr 13

    Proven Cases of ICBC Fraud Almost Non Existent

    Proven Cases of ICBC Fraud Almost Non Existent
    Insurance Companies often talk about the high cost of fraud and ever rising claim rates.  These discussions are often abstract or accompanied with large numbers.  When you look behind the data there is often little to substantiate…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Apr 19

    One step closer to legalization

    One step closer to legalization
    On April 13th, the federal Liberal government tabled the much anticipated Cannabis Act. While many recreational marijuana users now have reason to rejoice, employers across the country are left with unanswered questions as to how the upcoming…
  • Apr 18

    Australian 457 working visa to be abolished – reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration programme announced

    Australian 457 working visa to be abolished – reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration programme announced
    The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced yesterday afternoon that the 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa to better address genuine skill shortages and protect the…
  • Apr 14

    When breach of contract by an employer does not equal constructive dismissal

    When breach of contract by an employer does not equal constructive dismissal
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently gave employees and employers a valuable reminder: a breach of an employment contract does not, in and of itself, constitute a constructive dismissal. Even if the breach translates into hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 2290

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission

    UK High Court dismisses challenge to fracking planning permission
    On 12 April 2017, the High Court dismissed a judicial review application challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to allow fracking in Lancashire. As reported in our blog of 22…
  • Apr 17

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium

    Northern Cross sues Yukon over fracking moratorium
    Earlier this month, Northern Cross Limited, a company based in the western Canadian territory of Yukon, sued the Yukon government over its moratorium on fracking. The company, which has been exploring the Eagle Plains region in the north of…
  • Apr 6

    Maryland bans fracking

    Maryland bans fracking
    Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans hydraulic fracturing in the state. The move comes a week after the state’s legislature passed the bill. Maryland currently has no fracking activity…
Rank this Week: 2302

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
  • Apr 19

    Trump Signs Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visa

    Trump Signs Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visa
    “Buy American, Hire American” The President of the United States, Donald Trump, will sign an executive order prioritizing Americans over foreign workers. This order will be directed towards federal agencies that recommend changes…
  • Apr 11

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day
    Once again, there has been an alarming demand for H-1B visa’s in the United States. On Monday, April 3rd, the United States government began to accept applications for the H-1B visas which are usually granted to foreign tech workers. On…
  • Apr 11

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day
    Once again, there has been an alarming demand for H-1B visa’s in the United States. On Monday, April 3rd, the United States government began to accept applications for the H-1B visas which are usually granted to foreign tech workers. On…
Rank this Week: 473

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 523

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 18

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer
    The limitation periods which apply to construction claims are difficult to sort out at the best of times. They are even more complicated when the limitation period applies to a claim over for contribution or indemnity. That situation arises…
  • Apr 10

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario
    On March 22, 2017, a new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017 came into force in Ontario (the 2017 ICAA). The 2017 ICAA is contained in Schedule 5 to the Burden Reduction Act, 2017, SO 2017, c. 2.. The 2017 ICCA replaces the…
  • Apr 3

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra
    One of the most contentious issues in building contracts is mechanism to ensure that the contractor is guaranteed payment for extras, and that the owner is guaranteed not to pay for something that is not an extra. It would be simple to state…
Rank this Week: 3394

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/
  • Apr 18

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal
    April 18, 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal serves as a good reminder of an important point made in Chapter 15 of The Law of Work ["You Forced Me to Quit: The Special Case of Constructive Dismissal").   That point is…
  • Apr 12

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change
    We know that climate change will affect labour markets, but we have little to no policy plans to deal with those changes.  Part of the challenge is that experts on climate no little about labour policy, and labour policy (including…
  • Apr 10

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!
    Some of you know I have been writing a book for the past couple of years called The Law of Work.  It is now done!  Here is the book’s website. Law of Work: Complete Editions It is a book in four parts totalling nearly 800…
Rank this Week: 4416

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Apr 18

    Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit by Condo Purchasers Against Developer

    Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit by Condo Purchasers Against Developer
    An Ottawa condominium unit owner has commenced a class action lawsuit against a condominium developer, claiming that the developer breached the disclosure obligations set out in section 72 of the Condominium Act, 1998 when it turned out that…
  • Apr 12

    Condo Buyers Losing their Home

    Condo Buyers Losing their Home
    Purchasers need to spend the time to research the developer and review their agreements thoroughly before finalizing their purchase.  Hear about some important tips for purchasers on this Newstalk Interview with Denise Lash and…
  • Apr 11

    Condo Deposit Fraud results in Criminal Conviction for Developer’s Lawyer

    Condo Deposit Fraud results in Criminal Conviction for Developer’s Lawyer
    A Toronto lawyer, Meerai Cho, was recently convicted of criminal breach of trust and had her licence to practice law revoked for her part in facilitating the theft of $13,000,000 by her client, a condominium developer. We previously blogged…
Rank this Week: 723

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/
  • Apr 16

    Careers in Law

    Careers in Law
    This is three years old, but still applicable today:
  • Apr 7

    Thanks and Happy 150th!

    Thanks and Happy 150th!
    Today, we offer our gratitude. Thanks to all of you who have clicked, shared, liked, retweeted, and otherwise gotten involved with this year’s Law and Social Media project. Special thanks go out to our interviewees, who have braved the…
  • Apr 6

    To Boldly Go...

    To Boldly Go...
    What will Canada be like in another 150 years? Despite deepening darkness in the world around us, I like to be optimistic. I think that Canada, and hopefully our world, will be a better, fairer place in the centuries to...
Rank this Week: 4813

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 16

    To enforce or not to enforce ESA-only termination clauses: That is the question!

    To enforce or not to enforce ESA-only termination clauses: That is the question!
    by Sophie Arseneault Employers celebrated the January 2017 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Cook v. Hatch upholding a termination clause that did not speak to statutory severance pay or the requirement to maintain health…
  • Apr 9

    Freedom of expression during collective bargaining: What are the limits?

    Freedom of expression during collective bargaining: What are the limits?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Laïla Tremblay In Canada, many cases have considered and limited an employer’s freedom of expression during collective bargaining. But what about the freedom of expression of the employees during that…
  • Apr 2

    New workers’ compensation insurance rates will affect Ontario employer

    New workers’ compensation insurance rates will affect Ontario employer
    by David Marchione Across Canada, workers’ compensation programs are designed to protect employees who suffer work-related injuries. These act as insurance programs administered by various agencies across all Canadian jurisdictions.…
Rank this Week: 1090

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5138

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1494

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Apr 14

    Kick Collection Calls To The Curb and Take Control Of Your Debt

    Kick Collection Calls To The Curb and Take Control Of Your Debt
    It’s 9:00am, you’re just settling into your work day and your cellphone rings. It’s “them” – one of a few collection companies looking for your next payment. It doesn’t really matter how you got here,…
  • Mar 10

    Getting Into Debt Is Easy, Getting Out Of Debt Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

    Getting Into Debt Is Easy, Getting Out Of Debt Doesn’t Have To Be Hard
    Today’s society offers us many opportunities to get “credit”. We have credit cards, lines of credit, overdrafts, tax debts, and payday loans. I placed credit in quotes, because a lot of people mistakenly interchange the…
  • Feb 27

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2017

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2017
    The amount you are required to pay if you declare bankruptcy is based on your income.  The more you earn, the more you are required to pay.  This limit is adjusted each year, and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy has…
Rank this Week: 2752

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Canada Passes Legislation Protecting Genetic Information

    Canada Passes Legislation Protecting Genetic Information
    The Canadian Parliament recently passed Bill S-201, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, which protects individuals from having to disclose information related to genetic testing and test results. Specifically, the Act prohibits any person…
  • Apr 13

    New York Event: Cybersecurity Developments in Asia

    New York Event: Cybersecurity Developments in Asia
    The past year has seen data breaches in the headlines for Asia-based companies and the continued strengthening of privacy and security laws in this region. Please join us for a panel discussion at our New York office on Friday, April 21,…
  • Apr 5

    Singapore legal update: Firm warned for Whatsapp personal data disclosure

    Singapore legal update: Firm warned for Whatsapp personal data disclosure
    Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has on 21 March 2017 issued a warning to a local firm for disclosing a former employee’s personal information in a company WhatsApp group. A director at the firm, Executive Coach…
Rank this Week: 2278

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Apr 13

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada
    The legalization of marijuana means sweeping changes in impaired by drug laws for Canada... A bill was introduced in Parliament today that proposes to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Canada.  The goal is to have the law…
  • Apr 10

    The Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Impaired Driving

    The Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Impaired Driving
    The legalization of marijuana and its impact of impaired driving laws in Canada The legalization of marijuana brings with it many controversies including how it will affect those charged with impaired driving in Canada. Lead counsel Sean…
  • Apr 3

    “The Best Criminal Lawyer in Toronto” …and other marketing falsehood

    “The Best Criminal Lawyer in Toronto” …and other marketing falsehood
    "The best criminal lawyer in Toronto" ...and other marketing falsehoods. "I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, and throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. Just last…
Rank this Week: 2732

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 13

    Earn-out trends: continued

    Earn-out trends: continued
    Back in April 2015, we discussed key questions to keep in mind when negotiating earn-outs, and looked at recent trends coming out of the American Bar Association’s 2014 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study (the 2014 ABA…
  • Apr 12

    Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration

    Set up for success? Difficulties in M&A integration
    In a previous post, we discussed the impact that deal team size can have on post transaction synergies. A recent report from PwC makes clear that pitfalls in the M&A process hardly disappear once the parties have determined the make-up of…
  • Apr 11

    Socially responsible investing: considerations for private companie

    Socially responsible investing: considerations for private companie
    Certain consumers seeking out companies that have socially responsible products and services or that have a focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) is nothing new. Recently, however, evidence has emerged suggesting that…
Rank this Week: 2277

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    Workplace Instant Messages: Information Overload

    Workplace Instant Messages: Information Overload
    We all know that social media, electronic communications and the online world has changed how we interact socially. Who has the patience to leave a voice message for a friend about a restaurant meeting place, let alone listen to one?…
  • Apr 9

    SpringLaw is here!

    SpringLaw is here!
      I’m excited to announce the launch of SpringLaw! We are a virtual law firm advising on workplace legal issues for employers and executives. Whether you are US in-house counsel with a Canadian operation, a Canadian company with…
  • Mar 8

    Contract Enforceability

    Contract Enforceability
    Must the Employee Sign Off Prior to the Start Date? When an employee is terminated without cause and offered a package that is very modest, but otherwise compliant with the employment contract, a common first step for his or her lawyer will…
Rank this Week: 5143

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 12

    How to bring about change in law firm

    How to bring about change in law firm
    (Note to readers: Pursuant to the terms of the New Author Self-Promotion Act of 2006, please be advised the statutory maximum of three (3) plugs for my new book will appear in this post. Thank you.) Everyone’s gotten the…
  • Mar 22

    So I wrote a book

    So I wrote a book
    This book, to be precise: This is Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm. It’s 224 pages in paperback format, runs 15 chapters, and clocks in at about 75,000 words. It explains why the balance of power in the…
  • Mar 15

    Getting over technology

    Getting over technology
    Since the start of the year, I’ve received three different media calls asking me about the role of artificial intelligence in the law. Partly to make good use of the notes I prepared for these calls, and partly so that…
Rank this Week: 4792

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from the United passenger “re-accommodation”

    Lessons from the United passenger “re-accommodation”
    The recent United Airlines incident where a passenger was dragged off the plane because United wanted the seat for a United employee is a good reminder of some social media realities. The obvious lesson is to not bloody your passengers…
  • Mar 22

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?
    Transport Canada just put in force an order regarding the recreational use of model aircraft, enforceable by a $3,000 fine. Details are in the graphic below and on the Transport Canada Web site. Operation of a drone over 35 kg, or for…
  • Mar 15

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call
    Have you ever been tempted to play along with scammers that phone just to see where it goes and to give them some grief?  Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook did that and more. They sought out scammers who…
Rank this Week: 2532

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    ICO request feedback on profiling and automated decision-making

    ICO request feedback on profiling and automated decision-making
    The ICO has published a request for feedback on the GDPR rules on profiling and automated decision making. They say it’s not guidance and just initial thoughts but we think it is a good steer on what the ICO thinks are the key…
  • Apr 3

    A Cautionary Tale Regarding Consent and In-Store Tablet

    A Cautionary Tale Regarding Consent and In-Store Tablet
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) recently released a case summary with implications for retailers attempting to obtain consent for privacy-compliance or anti-spam compliance purposes. Consistent with guidance by the Canadian…
  • Mar 27

    New Guidance on Disclosure Exceptions for Investigations and Fraud

    New Guidance on Disclosure Exceptions for Investigations and Fraud
    On March 17, 2017, the  Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published guidance on two new exceptions in PIPEDA permitting disclosure without consent. The guidance is very helpful to interpreting these new provisions and…
Rank this Week: 3756

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 10

    Court Allows the TTC to Implement Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

    Court Allows the TTC to Implement Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
    In a recent decision, the Honourable Justice Marrocco of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the request of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 and Robert Kinnear (the “Applicants”) to restrain the TTC from conducting…
  • Mar 28

    Extension of Parental Benefits – What About the Leave?

    Extension of Parental Benefits – What About the Leave?
    The Federal government announced in the budget that it intends to “stretch” employment insurance (“EI”) parental leave benefits to up to 18 months at a lower benefit rate of 33% of average weekly earnings (find that…
  • Mar 15

    Costs of Accommodation: British Columbia Supreme Court Reaffirms High Threshold for Undue Hardship

    Costs of Accommodation: British Columbia Supreme Court Reaffirms High Threshold for Undue Hardship
    In a July 2016 decision, Providence Health Care v. Dunkley, 2016 BCSC 1383, the British Columbia Supreme Court held that Providence Health Care (PHC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) failed to establish that the costs of providing…
Rank this Week: 3751

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 10

    New Books at the Law Library – April 10, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – April 10, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: BM175.E8 A46 2017 Aryeh Amihay, Theory and Practice in Essene Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8634287 LAW LIBRARY level 3: BM535 .S6963…
  • Apr 3

    New Books at the Law Library – April 3, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – April 3, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD7287.95 .R448 2016 Julian Sidoli, Michel Vols & Marvin Noah Frank Kiehl, eds., Regulating the City: Contemporary Urban Housing Law (Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: JV412 .N48 2016…
  • Mar 27

    New Books at the Law Library – March 27, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – March 27, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: JX1 .H34 v. 27 2014 Hague Academy of International Law, Hague Yearbook of International Law 2014 (Dordrecht: M. Nijhoff, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K720 .P54 2013 Christopher Pierson, Just Property: Volume Two:…
Rank this Week: 4248

Tom Rees & Company - Legal News

Tom Rees & Company - Legal News

Covers Canadian criminal law, current cases and legal events in Canada.

http://www.tomrees.ca/legal-news
  • Apr 9

    Dangerous Driving Causing Death or Bodily Harm

    Dangerous Driving Causing Death or Bodily Harm
      This article contains information about the Criminal Code charge of Dangerous Driving, including dangerous driving causing bodily harm and death. It starts with the Criminal Code Section and the three leading Supreme Court of Canada…
  • Mar 4

    Appealing a Sentence in Manitoba

    Appealing a Sentence in Manitoba
      There are two types of appeals allowed by the Criminal Code. The first is appealing a conviction, which is asking the appeal court to overturn a finding of guilt after a trial. The second type of appeal is called a sentence appeal.…
  • Jan 3

    What is a Subpoena?

    What is a Subpoena?
      When I’m conducting a trial or preliminary hearing, I make sure to have the Crown prosecutor disclose which witnesses they’ve called to court. This gives defence a chance to organize its case according to the witnesses that…
Rank this Week: 1834

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 9

    Claiming Refugee Protection from the Canada-US border

    Claiming Refugee Protection from the Canada-US border
    Are you contemplating claiming Refugee Protection from the Canada-USA border? Since the November 2016 election in the United States of America (USA) we have seen an increase of calls from people in the United States who wish to claim Refugee…
  • Mar 27

    Anyone Can Be A Representative under Canada’s Immigration Website

    Anyone Can Be A Representative under Canada’s Immigration Website
    Anyone Can Be A Representative under Canada’s Immigration Website I’ve written about the Canadian government’s somewhat sinister  view of representatives in the past . More recently however, government websites attempt…
  • Mar 13

    An Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Immigration Refugee Board – Withdraw?

    An Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Immigration Refugee Board – Withdraw?
    An Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Immigration Refugee Board – Withdraw? The Immigration Refugee Board  Appeal Division (or IAD) offers an Alternative Dispute Resolution in addition to a hearing.  An ADR is  offered…
Rank this Week: 4756