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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Canadian Resources Added to Law Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal

    Canadian Resources Added to Law Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal
    Earlier this month, the Law Library of Congress in Washington announced that it has added Canadian aboriginal law resources to its Indigenous Law Portal:"This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for the first time beyond the United…
  • Jun 28

    American Law Librarian Cited in Recent US Supreme Court Decision

    American Law Librarian Cited in Recent US Supreme Court Decision
    John Cannan, research and instructional services librarian at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, made the history books on June 25.The United States Supreme Court opinion King v. Burwell cites Cannan's Law…
  • Jun 28

    2015 Canadian Library Associastion Conference Presentations Available

    2015 Canadian Library Associastion Conference Presentations Available
    The presentations from the recent 2015 conference of the Canadian Library Association in Ottawa are now available online: Whether you were unable to be with us in Ottawa or you want to access some of the resources made available by the…
Rank this Week: 1012

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Court Reduces Injury Victim’s Compensation for Standing up to Criminal

    Court Reduces Injury Victim’s Compensation for Standing up to Criminal
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, with a troubling finding of contributory negligence.  The Court assessed a Plaintiff partly liable for injuries sustained while being…
  • Jun 29

    Corporate Plaintiff Not Allowed To Read In Discovery Evidence of Former Employee

    Corporate Plaintiff Not Allowed To Read In Discovery Evidence of Former Employee
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing limits on the use of discovery evidence at trial. In today’s case (No Limits Sportswear Inc v. 0912139 BC Ltd) the Plaintiff sought to…
  • Jun 22

    Examination For Discovery Objections Canvassed

    Examination For Discovery Objections Canvassed
    Adding to this site’s archived procedural cases dealing with examinations for discovery, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Duncan Registry, canvassing the appropriateness of several questions relating to…
Rank this Week: 722

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation
    How could you not fall in love with Goldie Hawn? She was the giggly blonde, with her bikini and body paint on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, a role that launched her career. Do you also remember the Hudson Brothers? Bill, Mark and Brett…
  • Jun 28

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law
    A perfectly healthy 24-year old woman in Belgium will be killed by her doctors only because she has “suicidal thoughts”. She does not suffer from any terminal disease or physical illness. While Nazi Germany pioneered legal…
  • Jun 26

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?
    Today’s gay marriage decision from the United States Supreme Court has the potential to create an even greater divide between America’s already polarized electorate. In a 5/4 decision, the Court invented a new civil right under…
Rank this Week: 499

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 29

    A mass of new judicial appointment

    A mass of new judicial appointment
    If you’re a lawyer in Canada, there’s a good chance someone you know is on this very long list of judicial appointments.Heading into pre-Canada Day celebrations Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced 39 new judges on June 26 for…
  • Jun 29

    Legal news roundup - June 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - June 29, 2015
    CanadaMan faces child sexual-assault charges in B.C. court, Canadian PressTwo B.C. men face charges for shooting 18-year-old woman that led to her death, Canadian PressMan in Cape Breton faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted…
  • Jun 26

    LSUC webcasts to continue despite few viewer

    LSUC webcasts to continue despite few viewer
    Issues such as mental health and addictions, entity regulation, and standards for advertising were on the agenda, but what drew the most debate by far at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s June Convocation yesterday was a motion to…
Rank this Week: 148

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?
    Over the last 72 hours new coverage in Nova Scotia has been dominated by stories involving the crash (or “hard landing” as Air Canada prefers to describe it ) of Air Canada flight 624. Most of the coverage has revolved around how…
Rank this Week: 1643

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/
  • Jun 29

    OSC concludes continuous disclosure review of mutual fund practices relating to portfolio liquidity

    OSC concludes continuous disclosure review of mutual fund practices relating to portfolio liquidity
    Last week, OSC staff concluded a review focusing on mutual fund practices related to liquidity assessments of fund holdings, liquidity stress testing and liquidity valuation considerations.  OSC staff’s review disclosed its…
  • Jun 29

    Marketplace operation and trading rules amended by the CSA

    Marketplace operation and trading rules amended by the CSA
    The Canadian Securities Administrators recently approved amendments to National Instrument 21-101 – Marketplace Operation and National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules.  The amendments, which were first published for comment on…
  • Jun 29

    OSC approves proposed MFDA Rule amendments related to CRM2

    OSC approves proposed MFDA Rule amendments related to CRM2
    The OSC recently approved amendments to Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) Rule 5.3 – Client Reporting and MFDA Policy No. 7 – Performance Reporting.  The amendments codify the relief orders issued by the…
Rank this Week: 556

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk

    Do It Yourself Immigration – The Risk
    For those self-filing their application for a visa to Canada (aka Do It Yourself-ers) , an additional basis to refuse your case may arise: if you fail to declare that you hired someone advise you on the application.  The relevant law is…
  • Jun 18

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?

    An Invitation to Apply -What Did You Sign Up For?
    For the Express Entry draw of June 12 2015 the  minimum points imposed by the Minister of Immigration was  482. Persons who meet this minimum threshold are invited to apply for immigration to Canada, often under the Federal Skilled…
  • Jun 6

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?

    Canada Citizenship Laws: Impending Changes to Residency Requirement – How Will This Affect Cases Already in the Queue?
    As of the date I’m writing this (2015-06-06), one of the basic requirements for acquiring Canadian citizenship include physical presence in Canada for three years out of four  years prior to submitting an application for…
Rank this Week: 513

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 29

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share
    After getting some work done on his cottage, Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish, Orlando LLP in Toronto, had a dispute with the contractor over fees. “He was doing work that needed to be done but without clearing it with me first,”…
  • Jun 29

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day

    Indigenous Law Portal Celebrates Canada’s National Aboriginal Day
    National Aboriginal Day was on June 21. The Library of Congress celebrated this event by providing access to Canadian aboriginal law on the Indigenous Law Portal. This is the first time the Indigenous Law Portal has provided coverage that…
  • Jun 29

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction

    Novel Approaches to Sentencing in Occupational Health and Safety Conviction
    The Nova Scotia Provincial Court is taking new approaches to dealing with occupational health and safety violations. Recently, it sentenced a company found guilty of breaching Occupational Health and Safety laws to complete community…
Rank this Week: 146

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Missouri jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors Next Fight for Gay Rights: Bias in Jobs and Housing Ken Paxton, Texas official, says state clerks can deny…
  • Jun 23

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Lester Holt Reflects on His Rise to NBC’s Anchor ChairOntario man exonerated 45 years after being wrongly convicted of killing his wifeWoman accused of streaming live sex…
  • Jun 22

    Mindfulness for Lawyers Goes Mainstream

    Mindfulness for Lawyers Goes Mainstream
    The Wall Street Journal, of all places, had a feature this week on the increasing prevalence – and acceptance – of mindfulness training for lawyers.In Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections, writer Jacob Gershman delivers…
Rank this Week: 271

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 29

    Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water

    Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water
    Two Alberta construction companies have been convicted under the Fisheries Act for rupturing municipal water mains, discharging chlorinated drinking water into storm sewers and fish habitat. Treated municipal drinking water is harmful to…
  • Jun 25

    Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer

    Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
    Mr. Yang was satisfied with the extent of his knowledge about the environmental condition of the property, and, notwithstanding the advice of his counsel, was unwilling to conduct any further investigations Read Purchaser of contaminated site…
  • Jun 23

    Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order

    Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order
    How are major oil spill claims handled in the US? For a fascinating glimpse across the border, Enbridge-consent-judgment is a copy of the multimillion dollar consent order between the State of Michigan and Enbridge over the billion dollar,…
Rank this Week: 1211

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 229

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
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
Rank this Week: 2791

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4862

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 28

    Employment contracts, termination clauses, and itchy trigger finger

    Employment contracts, termination clauses, and itchy trigger finger
    by Bruce R. Grist As there is no employment at will in Canada, most employment lawyers in Canada who act for employers recommend that employers use employment contracts to govern the employee’s relationship with the employer. If there…
  • Jun 21

    Occupational health and safety due diligence defense alive and well

    Occupational health and safety due diligence defense alive and well
    by Rosalind H. Cooper A recent case involving charges against a company under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act has confirmed that the defense of due diligence is alive and well. The defense of due diligence—which may allow…
  • Jun 14

    Unfixing a fixed-term contract

    Unfixing a fixed-term contract
    by Eowynne Noble In a recent good-news decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice shed new light on how damages should be awarded if a fixed-term contract is terminated early and the termination provision is unenforceable. Employees may…
Rank this Week: 4972

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/
  • Jun 28

    Changing with the Time

    Changing with the Time
    As you may have noticed, our blog has undergone a content freeze over the past two weeks. This was done to facilitate an overhaul of our website. The purpose of the update was to make a mobile-friendly site that meets accessibility standards…
  • Jun 11

    The MIND Diet

    The MIND Diet
    There is a new diet out there and it has been given the name of the MIND diet. M.I.N.D. stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay in which D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The MIND diet…
  • Jun 11

    The MIND Diet

    The MIND Diet
    There is a new diet out there and it has been given the name of the MIND diet. M.I.N.D. stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay in which D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The MIND diet…
Rank this Week: 447

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/
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
  • Jun 26

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost
    I sure get a lot of questions from readers about executors. Sometimes readers tell me that the executor they are dealing with is hostile or unreasonable. Well, you haven't seen anything yet.  Recently the court in BC had to deal with an…
  • Jun 12

    I'm away for a week

    I'm away for a week
    Dear friends, I'll be gone all next week and won't be posting. I'm off to Alberta for my daughter's university convocation. That's her in the photo. We now have a criminologist in the family! See you all when I get back. Love, proud Mom
Rank this Week: 969

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?
    Does section 155 (1)(a) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permit an executor or administrator to distribute an estate within 210 days of a grant of probate or letters of administration with will annexed without the consent of a…
  • Jun 20

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP
    I am pleased to write that Leah Schurian has joined our firm.While I write frequently about estate disputes, Leah is focused on avoiding disputes through good planning, including estate and business planning. Good planning also…
  • Jun 7

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will
    What is the limitation period for bringing a claim in British Columbia for contesting the validity of a will under the new Limitation Act?Perhaps the Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c. 13, is not that new anymore, having come into effect over two…
Rank this Week: 478

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/
  • Jun 27

    Waiving Privilege by Putting State of Mind in Issue

    Waiving Privilege by Putting State of Mind in Issue
    In this video blog, I explore some common issues that arise when a party tries to rely on legal advice privilege in some way, and the opposing party suggests - as a result - that the privilege was waived because...
  • Jun 24

    The international reach of mareva injunctions: Talisman Energy Inc v Flo-Dynamics Inc

    The international reach of mareva injunctions: Talisman Energy Inc v Flo-Dynamics Inc
    Lawyers practicing creditor-debtor law in Canada will want to take note of a recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Talisman Energy Inc. v. Flo-Dynamics Inc, 2015 ABQB 340. The Court held it could order a defendant to...
  • Jun 17

    MC Quiz

    MC Quiz
    Take the Magna Carta Quiz. Hint: Oliver Cromwell had a potty mouth.
Rank this Week: 4603

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Are emotional outbursts common in TBI patients?

    Are emotional outbursts common in TBI patients?
    If you are the parent or caregiver of someone with a traumatic brain injury, chances are that you are all too familiar with their periodic explosive outbursts. In about half of the cases of TBI, the person will experience...
  • Jun 19

    Do brain injuries change couples' relationships?

    Do brain injuries change couples' relationships?
    When people suffer traumatic brain injuries after an accident, many times the focus remains on the physical changes that are associated with TBIs. However, there are often dramatic changes in the injured parties' interpersonal relationships…
  • Jun 13

    Yarmouth Teenagers Injured When Deck Collapse

    Yarmouth Teenagers Injured When Deck Collapse
    Deck collapses are happening too often in Nova Scotia. The most recent incident happened yesterday, Friday June 12, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The personal injury lawyers at Wagners are representing the victims of two of the major deck…
Rank this Week: 3326

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
  • Jun 26

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace
    One of the most significant mistakes a business owner can make when it comes to engaging a worker is classifying that worker incorrectly.  Many business owners are aware that misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4640

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
  • Jun 26

    Canada Added to the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal

    Canada Added to the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal
    This is a wonderful gift from our neighbours to the south. On June 21, in celebration of our National Aboriginal Day, the Law Library of Congress opened the Canadian portion of their Indigenous Law Portal, expanding the…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Acquisitions, June 15 – June 22, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, June 15 – June 22, 2015
    100 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 20 from 2015: K 230 U56 C755 2015 The critical legal studies movement : another time, a greater task Verso 2015 vii, 216 pages ; 21 cm K 5015.4 C66 … Continue reading…
  • Jun 17

    The Jarvis-Irving Collection

    The Jarvis-Irving Collection
    In several separate purchases over the past year, the Osgoode Library has managed to acquire a collection of law books, the Jarvis-Irving Collection, comprising 32 titles (67 volumes) that belonged to Samuel Peters Jarvis (1792-1857), a…
Rank this Week: 425

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge
    It has been discreetly pointed out to me that that I was wrong in a post earlier today about Justice Robert A. Blair, the new Chair of the Copyright Board,  having participated in the 1989 case called R. v. Miles of Music Ltd.,…
  • Jun 25

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada
    Graham Henderson, Presidenthttp://musiccanada.com/contact/It is totally inappropriate – indeed blatantly disgraceful – for Music Canada to urge an “astrorturf” letter writing campaign to the new Chair of the Copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Access Copyright’s Judicial Review Notice of Application Re Provincial Government Tariff

    Access Copyright’s Judicial Review Notice of Application Re Provincial Government Tariff
    As expected, Access Copyright (“AC”) is seeking judicial review (“JR” or "appeal" in lay person's terms) of the Copyright Board's devastating decision of May 22, 2015 re its proposed Provincial Government…
Rank this Week: 1533

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: 3583

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!
    By Thea Cameron. Planning a trip across the Canadian border with the kids this summer without the other parent?  You need a notarized travel consent! If you are separated, trips without the other parent are the new normal. There is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3901

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jun 26

    New Judges Appointed to the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal

    New Judges Appointed to the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal
    A new judge has been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. From the news release published by the Department of Justice: The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today…
  • Jun 19

    Fairmont: OCA Dismisses Crown’s Appeal in Rectification Case

    Fairmont: OCA Dismisses Crown’s Appeal in Rectification Case
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the Crown’s appeal in Fairmont Hotels Inc. v. A.G. (Canada) (2015 ONCA 441). In Fairmont (2014 ONSC 7302), the taxpayer was successful on an application for rectification of certain…
  • Jun 10

    Kruger: FX Derivatives Gains/Losses Taxed Only When Realized

    Kruger: FX Derivatives Gains/Losses Taxed Only When Realized
    In Kruger Incorporated v. The Queen (2015 TCC 119), the Tax Court held that the taxpayer could not value its foreign exchange options contracts on a mark-to-market basis, with the result that certain losses were not deductible by the taxpayer…
Rank this Week: 3493

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

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

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
  • Apr 9

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has had reduced membership fees for students for quite some time, offering the same 30% reduction that the Association gives its retired members. At the upcoming conference in Moncton, there will be a…
Rank this Week: 788

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
  • Mar 16

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application

    Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s new Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark application
    The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are…
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
Rank this Week: 1117

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: 975

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
  • Jun 16

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide
    Freedom of speech or expression has often been a sore point of contention for those wishing to protect a full freedom of expression (i.e. no restrictions on speech whatsoever) and those who want to limit it within a certain space to ensure a…
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    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property

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    Saying something is truly yours is a rare thing these days, especially with the seemingly impossible future of house ownership in a lot of cities (especially for us here in London), and people often derive a huge sense of achievement and…
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Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
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Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

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    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
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    Q&A: Do you have the right to a harassment-free work environment?

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    QUESTION I have decided that my experience with my boss is in fact harassment and bullying. My performance is over managed, and performance reviews are used as a form of discipline, not coaching. I’m unjustly criticized and made to feel…
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    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

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Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

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    Nimonik is happy to announce a free upgrade to EHS Audit for Android devices. This update allows you to capture video and audio recordings during your audits. For each photo, you can annotate the image and add captions to help inform your…
  • Jun 22

    Gas Pipeline Operators: How to Keep the O&M Manual Ready for Safety Inspection

    Gas Pipeline Operators: How to Keep the O&M Manual Ready for Safety Inspection
    Keeping the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manual updated is an important part of keeping your company ready for inspections. Federal regulations require pipeline operators to update their O&M Manual annually. Inspectors from the…
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    Nimonik is happy to announce new pricing, all previous clients will be grandfathered on their current plans. This new pricing is designed to offer more flexible solutions based on your company size and the complexity of your operations.…
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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Jun 24

    Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiation

    Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiation
    Surface rights have been a topic of increasing importance in Manitoba over the last several years. While much of this can be attributed to increased oil and gas activity, this does not tell the entire story. Previous oil booms did not create…
  • Jun 10

    Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning

    Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning
    Given the significant increase in blended families in recent years, it is becoming more and more important to have a will.   However, what most people don’t realize is that, in many cases, a will alone isn’t enough.   In…
  • Jun 2

    Pay When Paid Clauses: Approach with Caution

    Pay When Paid Clauses: Approach with Caution
    A “pay when paid” clause is one of the more contentious contractual provisions that can be found in a construction contract. As its name suggests, a “pay when paid” clause provides that a subcontractor is not entitled…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 24

    Digital Privacy Act amends PIPEDA

    Digital Privacy Act amends PIPEDA
    Several amendments were made last week to PIPEDA, the federal private sector privacy legislation.   This has been sitting around in draft for a long time.  Except for sections creating a new mandatory breach notification scheme, the…
  • Jun 10

    Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorist Act, 2015) passed by Senate despite massive opposition

    Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorist Act, 2015) passed by Senate despite massive opposition
    Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorist Act, 2015) has been passed by the Senate despite massive opposition against its privacy unfriendly invasive powers.  See, for example, commentary by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, this…
  • May 27

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner releases Annual Report

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    Ontario Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish just released his first annual report. It is an interesting read for anyone interested in access and privacy issues. Topics include details on some noteworthy access and privacy decisions, open…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jun 23

    New Books at the Law Library – June 23, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – June 23, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1609 .B46 2014 Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider, More than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).
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    New Books at the Law Library – June 8, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – June 8, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1485 .C353 2015 Anthony J. Duggan, Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Janis Sarra, Thomas G.W. Telfer & Roderick J. Wood, Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law : Cases, Text and Materials, 3d ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery…
  • Jun 1

    New Books at the Law Library – June 1, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – June 1, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE452.C6 G73 2015 Eloïse Gratton & Elisa Henry, Practical Guide to E-Commerce and Internet Law (Markham: LexisNexis, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1024.R42 M36 2015 Terence D. Hall, A Guide to Canadian Money…
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Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
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Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jun 23

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

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

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

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Generally speaking, damages for a non-financial loss are not awarded for the breach of a business contract. That is because those sorts of damages are not foreseeable. The breach of a business contract may give rise to anxiety and distress,…
  • Jun 1

    Quebec Court of Appeal Awards Impact Damage

    Quebec Court of Appeal Awards Impact Damage
    When a breach of a building contract occurs, the damages can be extensive because the breach can have an impact on the performance of other parts of the contract. For this reason, a unique aspect of construction disputes is the potential…
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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/
  • Jun 23

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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/
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Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jun 19

    Do I Have Any Duties During A Consumer Proposal?

    Do I Have Any Duties During A Consumer Proposal?
    One of the advantages of filing a consumer proposal is that there’s little you have to do in comparison to filing a bankruptcy. However, there are responsibilities that need to be completed throughout the process to ensure that your…
  • Jun 5

    Why You Should Complete Your Bankruptcy

    Why You Should Complete Your Bankruptcy
    I can’t stress the importance of this statement enough: It is critical that you complete the bankruptcy process once you begin it and get your discharge. There are few options for changing your mind once you have begun and they all…
  • 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…
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Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
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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
  • Jun 18

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Sam Rogers The Supreme Court of Canada has recently dismissed two leave applications and granted leave in one case that will be of interest to our readers. These…
  • Jun 16

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak
    By Kelli McAllister Over the past year, courts across Canada have responded to the Supreme Court of Canada’s clarion call in Hryniak v Mauldin (“Hryniak”) for a culture shift to promote access to justice including through…
  • Jun 10

    Pick Your Poison: the Court of Appeal Clarifies the Distinction between the Oppression Remedy and the Derivative Action

    Pick Your Poison: the Court of Appeal Clarifies the Distinction between the Oppression Remedy and the Derivative Action
    By Anu Koshal Introduction On May 26, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its decision in Rea et al v Wildeboer (“Wildeboer”). The decision clarifies the nature, purpose, and difference between two of the most widely-used…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
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Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant
    Restrictive covenants are commonly used for a wide variety of reasons.  They can ensure access across property or be part of a wider community plan.  They can define the use land can be put to or protect it for a singular…
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
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Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 17

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review
    In May, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour commenced what is being called the “Changing Workplaces Review”.  The review is intended to take a close look at the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and the Labour…
  • Jun 1

    Another Ontario Termination Clause Decision in Favour of Employees…

    Another Ontario Termination Clause Decision in Favour of Employees…
    The Ontario Divisional Court recently affirmed the lower court’s decision in the case of Miller v. A.B.M., an important case with respect to the interpretation of termination provisions in employment contracts. Regular readers of this…
  • Jun 1

    Another Ontario Termination Clause Decision in Favour of Employees…

    Another Ontario Termination Clause Decision in Favour of Employees…
    The Ontario Divisional Court recently affirmed the lower court’s decision in the case of Miller v. A.B.M., an important case with respect to the interpretation of termination provisions in employment contracts. Regular readers of this…
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