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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

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

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?
    If your spouse dies and leaves you nothing and leaves everything to his/her kids from a previous marriage, should you contest the will? What if you're unwell and can't work? This is a question I hear frequently from many readers, with a…
  • May 10

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed
    Once the shock of being widowed has worn off a bit, it's time to take some steps to get your own affairs in order. It's important that you straighten out legal matters to reflect your new situation, in order to avoid issues and complications…
  • May 8

    Weekend smile

    Weekend smile
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 22

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict
    Busy family law lawyers, myself included, live in a bubble of immediacy, a shroud of crisis that moves with us as we go forward in time and cross entry after entry off our calendars. This often has two consequences. First, it discourages us…
  • May 22

    The Friday Fillip: Carom

    The Friday Fillip: Carom
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • May 22

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!
    As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables. In 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of…
Rank this Week: 39

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 22

    Legal news roundup - May 22, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 22, 2015
    CanadaFour from Quebec face drug-related charges after investigation in Saskatoon, Canadian PressSCC to rule on child pornography consent case involving two drug abusing teens, Canadian PressMan linked with terrorism returns to Charlottetown…
  • May 21

    Aboriginals not entitled to ‘representative’ jurors, SCC rule

    Aboriginals not entitled to ‘representative’ jurors, SCC rule
    Accused at trial are not entitled to a jury that includes members of their own race or religion, but rather only a “fair and honest” process of random jury selection, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.Today’s…
  • May 21

    Legal news roundup - May 21, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 21, 2015
    CanadaLawyers for Air Canada class action explain details of lawsuit potential to passengers, Canadian PressUber driver charged with sexual assault in Vaughan, Canadian PressHonorary doctorate awarded to 95-year-old lawyer still practising…
Rank this Week: 153

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • May 22

    Why You Should Keep Your Bankruptcy Discharge Paper

    Why You Should Keep Your Bankruptcy Discharge Paper
    Once you have completed all of your bankruptcy duties, you receive a discharge certificate that officially releases you from the debts included in your bankruptcy.  You will also receive a final receipts and disbursement summary to…
  • May 8

    Ontario Bankruptcy Exemptions: Tools Of The Trade

    Ontario Bankruptcy Exemptions: Tools Of The Trade
    Bankruptcy can be the beginning of a fresh start and an opportunity to rebuild. If you are in a trade or profession that requires you to provide your own tools or equipment you may wonder how these assets are affected in a bankruptcy. In…
  • Apr 24

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?
    Money problems happen to many different people for many different reasons.  Too often, debt becomes a cycle and the pressure of paying off all of the debt becomes too much to handle alone.  If you find yourself in the same…
Rank this Week: 3304

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • May 21

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.
    There’s a new costs endorsement that features another common situation in relation to trustee accounts – what proportion (if any) should be paid out of the trust and how should costs be assessed between the trustee and the…
  • May 21

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/kirsten/HOE_419_FINAL.mp3 This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Andrea Buncic discuss the recent decision of Moore v. Gatahun, 2015 ONCA 55, and counsels’ permissible communications with expert…
  • May 19

    When Trustees Need a Divorce

    When Trustees Need a Divorce
    The use of multiple trustees has advantages and disadvantages. Trustees can supervise each other and prevent mistakes and fraud depriving those interested in the Estate of their due. On the other hand, and particularly poignant in estates…
Rank this Week: 329

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 21

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?
    By Keegan Boyd In White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co., a must-read decision for anyone involved in litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada tackles some of the difficult questions associated with how to properly deal with…
  • May 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/05/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (19/05/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Renée Zatzman The Supreme Court of Canada has released a number of significant decisions since our last update that are of interest to Canadian businesses and…
  • May 8

    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR

    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR
    By Roland Hung and Kimberly Macnab The privileged position that solicitor-client privilege occupies in our legal system was recently reiterated and reinforced in the context of access to information requests in University of Calgary v JR. On…
Rank this Week: 1246

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 21

    What is Process Safety Management?

    What is Process Safety Management?
    We recently blogged about some best practices for OSHA inspections, but we thought we would add to that with some comments on Process Safety Management. In terms of Environment, Health and Safety concerns, a process can be any given activity…
  • May 15

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit
    Management of cleaning services can be a moving target. With high staff turnover, roving teams and varying standards, ensuring you deliver a clean facility, hotel room, or building to your clients is a challenge. Nimonik Audit for iPad and…
  • May 7

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management
    A big thanks to Mel Manuel Rosas of Pin Point Safety for his comments and input into the following post. Ensuring a safe workplace is a challenge that is made more difficult by staff turnover and constrained resources. In this post, I hope to…
Rank this Week: 1306

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/
  • May 21

    How Alberta's PCs Lost the Legislative Assembly: They Forgot How it Work

    How Alberta's PCs Lost the Legislative Assembly: They Forgot How it Work
    Last Thursday, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a remarkable speech in Calgary to a room filled with defeated candidates, soon-to-be ex-cabinet ministers, disenchanted party supporters, and disappointed corporate donors. The mood was grim.…
  • May 20

    Stan Corbett RIP

    Stan Corbett RIP
    The longest serving associate dean at Queen's Law passed away.
  • May 19

    Experiential and Active Learning for Future Corporate Lawyer

    Experiential and Active Learning for Future Corporate Lawyer
    I recently participated in the Estey Symposium on Experiential and Active Learning in Business Law at the University of Saskatchewan, organized by Professor Rod Wood, in his capacity as visiting Estey Chair in Business Law at the U of S,...
Rank this Week: 4831

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Vote for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Vote for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    Members of the public have until Friday, June 5 at 11:59 p.m. to vote online for the winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.The prize, which is sponsored by ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law, is intended…
  • May 20

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Jenny Gesley,…
  • May 20

    June 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund

    June 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Members of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) have until June 15, 2015 to apply to the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be it a…
Rank this Week: 1257

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Note Taking and Insurance Claims; they go hand in hand (Ontario)

    Note Taking and Insurance Claims; they go hand in hand (Ontario)
    Intact Insurance has some great television commercials where an terrible accident happens (like a car driving in to a swimming pool); followed by a scene involving an insurance policy holder calling the insurer over the phone. The next scene…
  • May 14

    Tips for a Safe Long Weekend from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)

    Tips for a Safe Long Weekend from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)
    For many, this May long weekend marks the official beginning of spring/summer; depending on how you evaluate the temperature. After a very long, cold and windy winter, this May long weekend is a warm welcome; even if the temperatures…
  • May 6

    Reviewing the changes (cuts) to Ontario Car Insurance: Pay More Get Less Yet Again

    Reviewing the changes (cuts) to Ontario Car Insurance: Pay More Get Less Yet Again
    The governing Liberals announced Ontario’s budget on April 23, 2015. Finance Minister Charles Sousa, backed by Premier Kathleen Wynne were in fine form that day. When one thinks of the term “budget“, we would think of all…
Rank this Week: 3637

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: 4942

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • May 21

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court

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

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

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries and bursitis. In today’s case (Diep v. Cunha) the Plaintiff was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle…
  • May 15

    “It Makes Little Sense” To Require Continuous Particulars of Damage

    “It Makes Little Sense” To Require Continuous Particulars of Damage
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vernon Registry, finding that “it makes little sense to require a plaintiff to be continuously updating past wage loss and special damages claimed”. In…
Rank this Week: 170

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

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

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?
    This topic can be divided into two parts – research of the facts and research of the law. This comment will focus on whether an Arbitrator can conduct independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented at the…
Rank this Week: 4852

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
Rank this Week: 4311

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

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

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
  • May 13

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right
    QUESTION #1 2 days after I submitted a written request for my 1st Quarter 2015 performance based compensation I was fired for no reason at all.  They told me “you are an independent contractor, so we don’t have to pay…
Rank this Week: 84

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • May 21

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion
    In Ironside v. The Queen (2015 TCC 116), the Tax Court allowed the Crown’s Rule 58 motion for a determination of a question of law before the hearing, namely whether the taxpayer was estopped from litigating an issue that had been…
  • May 4

    Crowdfunding: Update From the CRA

    Crowdfunding: Update From the CRA
    In a short technical interpretation (CRA Document 2015-0579031I7 “Crowdfunding” (April 1, 2015)), the CRA has restated its views on the tax treatment of amounts raised via crowdfunding arrangements (see our previous post here).…
  • May 1

    SCC Clarifies Law on Admissibility of Expert Evidence

    SCC Clarifies Law on Admissibility of Expert Evidence
    The Supreme Court has released its decision in White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton (2015 SCC 23) in which it considered whether the standards for admissibility of expert evidence should take into account the proposed…
Rank this Week: 2083

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
  • May 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-20
    Sad To See You Go: The Impact Of Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation CASL On Subscriber Rates http://t.co/4HiqrS1Vii -> Hewlett-Packard sued by MicroTech over Autonomy software deal http://t.co/zKGSgNBBqU -> ‘Godzilla’ Strikes…
  • May 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-19
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18 http://t.co/J4VhDdFajT -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18: Etsy investors sue for fraud over fears that millions of ite… http://t.co/pnepoXNajm -> Patents…
  • May 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-18
    Etsy investors sue for fraud over fears that millions of items sold through crafts site could violate trademarks http://t.co/KhViysraOJ -> $102M eHealth Ontario legal battle with CGI going to arbitration http://t.co/VEAmQwGMKs -> A…
Rank this Week: 3089

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 21

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?
    As diligent readers of this blog have probably noted, the last 12 months have been vary favorable to those who are inclined to law reforms, especially in the field of copyright. This writer, for one, enjoys the rapid changes being introduced,…
  • May 8

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark
    As many wine connoisseurs can clearly tell you, there is a vast amount of difference in the origin of a wine, be it from Southern France or Northern Italy, the specific region where the product is produced lends itself to create a nuanced…
  • Apr 30

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia
    Piracy is considered by many in the entertainment industry to be the plight of the 21st century creative minds and pockets (and the pockets' of many shareholders, one would think). What ever your thoughts on copyright piracy, the topic…
Rank this Week: 2094

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 20

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3
    Lonnie Loren Kocontes, age 55, formerly a lawyer in California, and later in Florida, is approaching his day of reckoning for his unfathomable deviant behaviour. He lured his second ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, to join him on a Mediterranean…
  • May 19

    Looking for a Lawyer? Buyer Beware

    Looking for a Lawyer? Buyer Beware
    The practice of law is both a profession and a business. Many lawyers rely on their winning track record and high ethics to gain a reputation that engenders word-of-mouth referrals. Other attorneys buttress their status in the profession with…
  • May 18

    Father Walks to Highlight the Abuse of Parental Alienation

    Father Walks to Highlight the Abuse of Parental Alienation
    Patrick Glynn is on a mission. He wants the world to know that parental alienation is rampant in North America and that he is just one its many victims. Emotionally and financially spent after his divorce, Patrick’s website,…
Rank this Week: 725

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3291

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 20

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?

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

    Is a self driving car in your future?

    Is a self driving car in your future?
    Depending on how you define a self driving car – probably sooner than you think. Sometimes new technology seems to come out of nowhere, but it often creeps up on us.  Legal disruptions that new tech spawns often follows the same…
  • Apr 22

    Google search favours mobile friendly site

    Google search favours mobile friendly site
    Is your website mobile friendly? As of yesterday, Google search ranks mobile friendly sites higher in search results. This means that if someone does a google search from a mobile device, a site that is mobile friendly will appear higher in…
Rank this Week: 894

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System
    Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system took effect earlier this year, leading to thousands of notifications being forwarded by Internet providers to their subscribers. Groups such as the Canadian Recording Industry Association argued…
  • May 19

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?
    The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education, culture, commerce, and political participation, most countries have established ambitious targets to…
  • May 19

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 16, 2015 as Why is Canada Lagging Behind With Its Broadband Goals? The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education,…
Rank this Week: 298

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 2862

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 19

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015

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

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD703.D3 M38 2014 Harvey McGregor, McGregor on Damages, 19th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KK7114 .V6413 2015 Ekkehart Reimer & Alexander Rust, eds., Klaus Vogel on…
  • Apr 29

    Law Library Summer Hour

    Law Library Summer Hour
Rank this Week: 1445

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA

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

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)

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

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
Rank this Week: 984

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 19

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015

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

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

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!
    The EB-5 investor visa, also commonly referred to as an EB-5 green card, is a great immigration tool for Canadian investors and their families wishing to move to the United States permanently while making a business investment. Unlike other…
  • May 8

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: Keep taxman apprised when converting a home into a rental

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: Keep taxman apprised when converting a home into a rental
    Matt C. Altro is a regular contributor to Paul Delean’s business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt’s answer to the third question below. Tax Strategy: Keep taxman…
Rank this Week: 4872

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

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

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

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

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

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

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

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 977

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline

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

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook
    Which email client does your law office use?I raise this question, as the purchase of a new computer for my desktop has necessitated the migration of all my emails – around 20 Gigs worth – to my new machine.Out of habit, if…
  • May 11

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Legal Aid seeks standing at penalty hearing for disgraced refugee lawyer | The Toronto StarOmar #law #legal (via @DrDawg)Omar Khadr's odds of winning US appeal look good, legal…
Rank this Week: 487

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: 2082

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • May 18

    Why preeclampsia is pregnancy should not go undiagnosed

    Why preeclampsia is pregnancy should not go undiagnosed
    When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes many changes. This makes it difficult to discern whether any changes are simply related to the pregnancy or a sign of something far more ominous. One of the dangers of pregnancy...
  • May 10

    Burn victims face grueling recovery

    Burn victims face grueling recovery
    Living with a burn injury after a serious accident can be quite challenging. There are extreme physical and psychological consequences facing burn survivors every day. Some of the most common include the following: -- Debridement. Most burn…
  • May 5

    Mandatory auto insurance for Nova Scotia driver

    Mandatory auto insurance for Nova Scotia driver
    In Nova Scotia, it is mandatory to have auto insurance for all vehicles. The different types of mandatory insurance coverage that all drivers need are listed below. -- Third-Party Liability. The minimum is $500,000. However, most choose to…
Rank this Week: 3564

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1081

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • May 18

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015

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

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: Insurance law Boivin, Denis KF 1164 B64 2015 Insurance law 2015 xxv, 665 pages ; 23 cm. "MBA" in a day for lawyers. Ontario Bar Association. Continuing ……
  • May 8

    Library Research Session

    Library Research Session
    The Law Library is pleased to offer a research workshop on May 13. While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, graduating students and graduate students who want to improve their research skills are also welcome to attend.…
Rank this Week: 3747

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

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

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer

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

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

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

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
    by Keri Bennett The Supreme Court of Canada tells Canadian employers that they must strike a balance between the severity of the misconduct and the sanction imposed when deciding whether to terminate employment for cause. So what happens when…
Rank this Week: 2235

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    Re Beck Estate

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

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

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
  • Apr 12

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
Rank this Week: 1372

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

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

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

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 5006

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • May 15

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint
    In its Decision No. 425-C-A-2014, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) directly addressed a person’s right to bring a complaint of discrimination. In September 2014, Gábor Lukács filed a complaint with the CTA alleging…
  • Apr 21

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51
    On January 30, 2015, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.  In addition to amending several existing statutes, including the Criminal Code and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service…
  • Mar 19

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention
    In October 2012, we reviewed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Gontcharov v. Canjet, 2012 ONSC 2279. The Gontcharov decision affirmed the Ontario court’s alignment with the U.S. approach to interpreting the word…
Rank this Week: 989

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • May 15

    Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry

    Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry
    Post by: Evan Holt 3 principles underlie the Land Titles Registry: the curtain principle, which stands for the proposition that it is unnecessary to examine the history of previous dealings with the land; the mirror principle, which…
  • May 4

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate
    Post by: Evan Holt The HST new homebuyer’s rebate entitles qualified purchasers to a substantial rebate. The maximum federal and provincial portion of the rebate is $6,300 and $24,000 respectively. A Tax Court of Canada decision…
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
Rank this Week: 1427

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • May 15

    Ron Minken Interviewed on Radio

    Ron Minken Interviewed on Radio
    Ron Minken was interviewed on Radio 105.9 discussing the recent firing of a Hydro One employee following his on-air confrontation with a female news reporter following a Toronto FC game.
  • May 12

    Ontario Employment Standards Poster

    Ontario Employment Standards Poster
    May 1, 2015: Ontario employers are required to post the Employment Standards Poster, version 6.0, in the workplace where it will be clearly seen by employees.
  • May 12

    Main Street Unionville — 2015 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Main Street Unionville — 2015 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Minken Employment Lawyers is proud to support Unionville's Millennium Bandstand and its impressive line-up of talent as a sponsor for Hotel California -- performing classic harmonies from the Eagles.
Rank this Week: 3157

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • May 13

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
  • Apr 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is one incident of dishonesty just cause for dismissal?  What if it involves a long-serving employee?  This was the issue that was…
Rank this Week: 3150

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
Rank this Week: 988

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4694

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

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

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

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

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

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

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

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
Rank this Week: 2386

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 11

    Required New ESA Poster for Ontario Workplace

    Required New ESA Poster for Ontario Workplace
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour has prepared and published a new Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) poster entitled “Employment Standards in Ontario”. The poster is version 6.0 in a long line of ESA posters and…
  • Apr 16

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal
    An arbitrator recently upheld the termination of a “reliable and capable” Personal Support Worker (a “PSW”) with no prior disciplinary record, because of significant mistreatment of an individual she was responsible…
  • Apr 10

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment
    Beginning in May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will begin a province-wide employment standards workplace inspection blitz targeting the janitorial, security, business services, fitness and recreation centres, amusement, and recreation…
Rank this Week: 3946

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • May 11

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself
    By Anna Preston It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge…
  • Apr 13

    Kids and Divorce

    Kids and Divorce
    By Toni Nieuwhof You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven't admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to…
  • Mar 24

    Divorce Fear

    Divorce Fear
    By Thea Cameron, Lawyer Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial…
Rank this Week: 4207

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    More About Withdrawing Grievance

    More About Withdrawing Grievance
    My last post was about withdrawing grievances and whether this was with or without prejudice. The issue is certainly divided from a labour relations perspective, though the law seems to be established. Why should a union be allowed to…
Rank this Week: 3472