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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/
Rank this Week: 741

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 25

    Status Certificate Error

    Status Certificate Error
    In a recent case, a condominium management firm was held responsible to pay a condominium corporation for financial losses incurred as a result of an error in a status certificate issued by the manager. The condominium corporation was in the…
  • May 17

    Condo Owner Ordered to pay $20,000 in Costs After Unsuccessfully Suing Condo Corporation for Harassment

    Condo Owner Ordered to pay $20,000 in Costs After Unsuccessfully Suing Condo Corporation for Harassment
    In a recent Small Claims Court case, Wexler v. C.C.C. No. 28, a condominium corporation that had to undertake enforcement measures to get an owner to comply with the condominium documents and the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”)…
  • May 10

    CMHC Report Indicates Long-Term Commitment for Resident Condo Investors in Toronto and Vancouver

    CMHC Report Indicates Long-Term Commitment for Resident Condo Investors in Toronto and Vancouver
    After conducting a Condominium Owners Survey (“COS”) of 42,681 condominium owners residing in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (“CMHC”) released a report of its findings about condominium…
Rank this Week: 3205

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 25

    No After-Hours Emails – Can You Imagine?

    No After-Hours Emails – Can You Imagine?
    France now has a law against after-hours emails to employees. Does this make sense to you? Could you get your work done on this basis? Is that question your concern, or is it up to the employer to organize your time more effectively? Can such…
  • May 25

    Building Good Practice Management Habit

    Building Good Practice Management Habit
    It’s that time of year again – articling students in Manitoba are wrapping up their year and looking ahead to their Call to the Bar and beginning their careers as lawyers. Some will continue to practice in the firms where…
  • May 25

    Predictors of Succe

    Predictors of Succe
    A study of Harvard graduates showed that a person’s approach to setbacks in life is the single greatest predictor of success. This is interesting considering that companies tend to hire based on technical skill and intelligence.…
Rank this Week: 245

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 25, 2016 at 6:41am PDTFor an Ontario will to be valid, it must be signed by the person…
  • May 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 24, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 24, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on TwitterLiberals unveil transgender rights lawTransgender Canadians should 'feel free and safe' to be themselves under new Liberal billThe first law firm to hire a Watson-based "robot"…
  • May 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May19, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 19, 2016 at 6:23am PDTIn determining entitlement to spousal support, Ontario courts consider the…
Rank this Week: 581

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/
  • May 25

    Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec Adopt Useful Amendments to the Trade Reporting Rule

    Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec Adopt Useful Amendments to the Trade Reporting Rule
    Margaret Grottenthaler and Alison Beer -  The anticipated amendments to the rules on reporting derivatives data in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba are expected to come into force on July 29, 2016.  Highlights of the final…
  • May 20

    Changes to private placement reports of trade soon in force

    Changes to private placement reports of trade soon in force
    A new harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the New Report) will come into effect on June 30, 2016 in all Canadian provinces and territories. Announced by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) on April 7, 2016 in…
  • May 20

    Insider trading prohibition to be broadened

    Insider trading prohibition to be broadened
    The Securities Act (Ontario) (OSA) is expected to be amended to include a prohibition on recommending the purchase or sale of securities of an issuer where the person or company making the recommendation is in a “special…
Rank this Week: 4107

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 25

    Legal news roundup - May 25, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 25, 2016
    Canada Search underway for armed suspect in Ottawa homicide, Canadian Press Verdict expected today in murder trial of Matthew de Grood, Canadian Press Serial killer's lawyer to appeal convictions on four counts of murder, Canadian…
  • May 24

    Environment, future of companies take back seat to creditors in oil well case

    Environment, future of companies take back seat to creditors in oil well case
    It’s being viewed as a win for the banks but a loss for insolvent oil companies and the environment. Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Neil Wittmann ruled last week in favour of insolvent Redwater Energy and against…
  • May 24

    Legal news roundup - May 24, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 24, 2016
    Canada Trial of Calgary man charged in five slayings to hear final arguments, Canadian Press Mounties told to turn on cameras when using force under interim policy, Canadian Press Crown to cross-examine accused killer of Tim Bosma in murder…
Rank this Week: 157

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 25

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP
    The government's public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent weeks as a growing number of people speak out on the agreement. Tens of thousands have also written to the…
  • May 25

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2016 as Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership? The government’s public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent…
  • May 20

    Canada’s Copyright Lobby Revolving Door Raises Fairness Concerns Ahead of 2017 Review

    Canada’s Copyright Lobby Revolving Door Raises Fairness Concerns Ahead of 2017 Review
    The revolving door between government and lobby groups has long been a source of concern in the United States, where lead government IP officials have regularly jumped to lobby groups representing music, movies, and software interests and…
Rank this Week: 2286

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 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24
    Google ruling puts Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law back in focus https://t.co/5t4y7nAFd7 -> Huge Oracle-Google legal battle over Java is now in the jury's hands https://t.co/5Sgf3s363f -> Pirate Bay's Domain…
  • May 24

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper
    You’re a celebrity and had a threesome. Your partner wasn’t one of them. You want the affair to remain private. You go to court and get an interim injunction. It prevents the English press from publishing the tawdry details…
  • May 24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-23
    PPCA, Foxtel, and s.154(1) https://t.co/aSb90nwnsS -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Twitter issues warning to users naming couple | via @telegraphnews https://t.co/E4kdVqCrW5 -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Top judges rule…
Rank this Week: 712

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
  • May 24

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest
    This article was written by Shenaaz Munga, a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The non-disclosure of a close personal relationship with someone being interviewed for employment results in a conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 2064

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4927

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    IFLA Bibliography on Impact and Outcomes of Librarie

    IFLA Bibliography on Impact and Outcomes of Librarie
    People are always looking for materials on the impacts of different kinds of libraries.This recent bibliography from IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) brings together studies that deal with the impact…
  • May 23

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada
    As reported last week on Slaw.ca, a working group of law librarians, lawyers and law professors has been set up to develop a new legal citation guide for Canada:"There is currently no standard legal citation guide in Canada that has been…
  • May 19

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.Here are a few recent updates about the new federation:CFLA Replaces…
Rank this Week: 351

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 24

    New Books at the Law Library – May 24, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – May 24, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: BP388.H86 Z37 2015 Houchang Zargarpour, Human Rights and Spirituality (New Delhi: Royal Falcon Books, 2015). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): HT167 .J33 2011 Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities…
  • Apr 27

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016
  • Apr 18

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .B749 2007 Susan Bright, Landlord and Tenant Law in Context (Oxford: Hart, 2007). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .L36 2006 Susan Bright, ed., Landlord and Tenant Law: Past, Present and Future (Oxford: Hart, 2006). LAW…
Rank this Week: 3913

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 24

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule
    Background On 25 April 2015, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Guidelines (Guidelines) for Preparing Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the body that recommends which products should be…
  • May 24

    House bill addresses reduced payments to new off-campus hospital outpatient department

    House bill addresses reduced payments to new off-campus hospital outpatient department
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee introduced the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 (Act) to exempt certain newly-enrolled provider-based, off campus hospital outpatient departments…
  • May 20

    House and Senate pass Zika funding measures, but significant compromise still needed

    House and Senate pass Zika funding measures, but significant compromise still needed
    The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate each passed bills this week authorizing emergency spending to combat the Zika virus. The House Zika funding measure (H.R. 5243) authorizes USD $622 million in funding, an amount significantly…
Rank this Week: 2063

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 24

    Critical Habitat Order Proposed for St. Lawrence Beluga Whale

    Critical Habitat Order Proposed for St. Lawrence Beluga Whale
    On May 14, 2016, the government of Canada published a proposed order in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for the protection of critical habitat for the St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) population of the beluga whale. While this population of beluga…
  • May 19

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
    Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that…
  • May 18

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
    Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He was fined $8,000 (plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $1,250)…
Rank this Week: 1307

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 24

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest
    May 24, 2016 Promotional contests in Canada are largely governed by the federal Competition Act, Criminal Code and contract law. Other laws can also apply depending on the type of contest, including privacy, anti-spam and intellectual…
  • May 13

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition May 13, 2016 On May 10, 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) released its full reasons in the landmark Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) abuse of dominance case (The…
  • May 7

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review
    Guest post by Richard Elliott Member of the Ontario and New York bars Canada’s Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) and Parkland Fuel Corporation (Parkland) recently settled their outstanding merger proceedings before the…
Rank this Week: 974

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • May 24

    Ontario MOL consulting on new mandatory construction hazard awareness training

    Ontario MOL consulting on new mandatory construction hazard awareness training
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing to require all construction employers to ensure that their workers complete a new “construction hazard awareness training” program. This training program would be an add-on, for…
  • May 19

    City wins suspension of MOL inspector’s “constructor” order

    City wins suspension of MOL inspector’s “constructor” order
    A city has won a suspension of a Ministry of Labour inspector’s decision that the city was a “constructor” under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act on a watermain-improvement project. The city was the…
  • May 17

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both the…
Rank this Week: 3579

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 24

    I Looked it Up - Original Research Not Protected by Copyright in Canada

    I Looked it Up - Original Research Not Protected by Copyright in Canada
    Research is incredibly labor intensive, and can take great leaps to achieve a given result (whether intended or not) or to argue a specific line of thinking. This expended effort into creating a work of merit or intrigue can be something that…
  • May 16

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia
    There are many aspects of the Internet that most of its users are blissfully unaware of, including mountains of code and infrastructure that goes unseen. This is important, since seeing every aspect of a web browsing experience would cause…
  • May 5

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement
    As many people can imagine, the soul of an artist can be a fragile one, and uses of their works (in what ever particular way they are used in a derivative sense) can be a sensitive topic. Even so, especially in an era where technology has…
Rank this Week: 2161

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 23

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.
    On Friday, I had to yell at someone in a bank. Well, I suppose I didn't have to, but that is pretty much what happened. You tell me whether you'd have done the same. On Friday I met with a client who is around 90 years old. She has never…
  • May 23

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?
    I've come across a really good article by Aviva B. Abraham of the Toronto litigation firm, Wagner Sidlofsky. It covers in some detail what you need to include in a healthcare directive, and why you should have one. Click here to read it. In…
  • May 23

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am always on the lookout for unusual, odd, or remarkable estate-related items. Recently I found this unusual obituary that I'm sharing with you. What's so unusual about it? Just the fact that it starts…
Rank this Week: 4866

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
Rank this Week: 2406

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 23

    Recent Acquisitions, May 16 – May 23, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 16 – May 23, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: K 370 H882 2016 Is killing people right? : more great cases that shaped the legal world Cambridge University Press, 2016 xi, 164 pages ; 22 cm … Continue…
  • May 16

    Recent Acquisitions, May 9 – May 16, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 9 – May 16, 2016
    8 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2016: The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing… McCarney, Moira, KF 240 M328 2016 The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing & analysis Emond…
  • May 9

    Recent Acquisitions, May 2 – May 9, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 2 – May 9, 2016
    51 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 25 from 2016: DS 135 E6 L533 B37 2015 Licoricia of Winchester : marriage, motherhood and murder in the medieval Anglo-Jewish community Vallentine Mitchell, 2015 xiv, 160 pages…
Rank this Week: 905

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 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 235

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 21

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding
    The division of business assets between spouses in a divorce can be complicated and tricky. Elizabeth Berardi of New York found this out the hard way. She retained seventy-member law firm, Philps Nizer , in 2000 to draft a marriage agreement…
  • May 17

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma
    Pre-nuptial agreements are so commonplace today that no one gives them a second thought.  They are considered de rigueur in second marriages, particularly where there are children from a first marriage, who panic at the first sign that…
  • May 16

    Hollywood, Stop Bothering Us With Your Inane Political Prattle

    Hollywood, Stop Bothering Us With Your Inane Political Prattle
    Jennifer Lawrence is the latest pretty face to achieve Hollywood success, scooping up an Academy Award for  Silver Linings Playbook in 2012 and achieving fame for her role in The Hunger Games. She was  first recruited by a modelling…
Rank this Week: 226

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 20

    Expert Witness Plagiarism Concerns Lead to Strong Criticism of Medico-Legal Report

    Expert Witness Plagiarism Concerns Lead to Strong Criticism of Medico-Legal Report
    In my ongoing efforts to highlight judicial criticism of expert witnesses who stray into advocacy, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, excluding an expert report for numerous reasons…
  • May 16

    BC Court of Appeal – ICBC Disability Benefits Can Be Revived Beyond 104 Week Mark

    BC Court of Appeal – ICBC Disability Benefits Can Be Revived Beyond 104 Week Mark
    In late 2014 the BC Supreme Court rules that ICBC wage loss benefits can be ‘revived’ if a collision related injury which was initially disabling retriggers disability beyond the 104 week mark.  ICBC appealed but in reasons…
  • May 16

    Court Questions Whether “WCB Defence” Applies to Indivisible Injurie

    Court Questions Whether “WCB Defence” Applies to Indivisible Injurie
    Last year Mr. Justice Burnyeat reasoned, in Pinch v. Hofstee, that a Plaintiff’s damages for indivisible injuries must be reduced to the extent that one of the events causing/contributing to the injury arose from a matter where tort…
Rank this Week: 92

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
  • Apr 14

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule
    Effective May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators will implement new take-over bid rules that will introduce significant changes to bid mechanics, including lengthier minimum deposit periods.  For a description of the…
  • Mar 31

    Rush to conflict: Hurried transaction fails after British Columbia court finds conflicts of interest

    Rush to conflict: Hurried transaction fails after British Columbia court finds conflicts of interest
    A recent court decision led to the failure of an attempted acquisition of an exploration company by a listed issuer, in part due to conflicts of interest. We analyze the decision, and provide commentary on the law and practice of managing…
Rank this Week: 3581

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • May 20

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority Strengthens Cybersecurity Controls on Bank

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority Strengthens Cybersecurity Controls on Bank
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is taking action to tackle cyber security in the banking sector in Hong Kong through the Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative (CFI) – a new comprehensive initiative…
  • May 18

    Hong Kong Regulators Step up Enforcement on Personal Data Protection

    Hong Kong Regulators Step up Enforcement on Personal Data Protection
    Over the past month, Hong Kong Courts and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) have taken action under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) against an insurance agent, a marketing company and a…
  • May 17

    EU Network & Information Security Directive Expected to Become Effective in August 2016

    EU Network & Information Security Directive Expected to Become Effective in August 2016
    The EU Network & Information Security Directive (NISD) (also known as the “Cyber Security Directive”) got one step closer to adoption today when, on May 17, 2016, the EU Council confirmed at first reading the agreement reached…
Rank this Week: 2087

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 20

    The Flipped Classroom in Action

    The Flipped Classroom in Action
    Are you interested in the idea of the Flipped Classroom, but unsure how it works, or what it actually means? In this video, produced with the assistance of students from my Evidence law class from 2015, I break down how...
  • May 16

    Blogging Update

    Blogging Update
    Things have been slow with grades coming in and last minute wrap-up issues related to convocation. So stay tuned. Hopefully, next week things will pick up!
  • May 7

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis Symposium - Part Two

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis Symposium - Part Two
    Day two of the University of Chicago Law School's Symposium on Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis began with Professor Lawrence Solum's talk on "Originalist Methodology." Professor Solum argued that originalist methodology…
Rank this Week: 4653

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    lyft & gm plan to test self-driving taxis within a year. https://t.co/6nygP4sjcA 2016-05-09 google cuts off virus data to companies who don't contribute. tragedy of the commons, illustrated. https://t.co/MyCslV7xQX 2016-05-10 us law firm…
Rank this Week: 3154

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 19

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Once again Minken Employment Lawyers will sponsor Hotel California, performing classic harmonies from the Eagles, at Unionville's Millennium Bandstand. We are honoured to encourage the success and accomplishments of talented performers.
  • May 19

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 6, 2016

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 6, 2016
    Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to be a sponsor for the Markham Board of Trade's annual Golf Day.
  • May 2

    New Guidelines for Tips and Gratuities in the Workplace

    New Guidelines for Tips and Gratuities in the Workplace
    Effective June 10, 2016, it will be illegal for employers to retain a portion of their employee’s tips and other gratuities, except under certain circumstances permitted under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Rank this Week: 2805

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2995

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
  • May 17

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry
    The power and utilities industry has seen a surge of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent PWC report. The following highlights reflect an overall positive start to the year for the power and utilities sector:…
  • May 12

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry
    M&A activity in the global Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) industry took a dip in the first quarter of 2016 according to a recently released report (the Report) by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC). PwC put the decrease of deal activity into…
Rank this Week: 2065

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1940

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 4924

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/
  • May 18

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?
    Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners.   I have discussed unpaid internships on this blog many…
  • May 9

    You Can Now Search (Almost) All Ontario Collective Agreement

    You Can Now Search (Almost) All Ontario Collective Agreement
    Collective Agreements Now Searchable Many years ago, when I was a mere Masters’ of Industrial Relations student at U of Toronto, I had a summer job working for John O’Grady (shout out to John!), a labour researcher and…
  • May 6

    The Model of Sectoral Collective Bargaining Everyone is Whispering About

    The Model of Sectoral Collective Bargaining Everyone is Whispering About
    The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR), chaired by the Honourable Justice John Murray and respected senior labour lawyer Michael Mitchell, is set to release its Interim Report soon.  A central objective of the Review is to…
Rank this Week: 4270

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 18

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract
    By Richard Lizius Globe Motors, Inc. & Ors v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. & Anor, [2016] EWCA Civ. 396 is the latest statement of the England and Wales Court of Appeal with respect to whether parties can make an oral…
  • May 18

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation
    By Gabriel Querry The Québec Court of Appeal recently granted leave to appeal from Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Cliche, 2016 QCCS 1288. To our knowledge, it is the first time the Court of Appeal agrees to…
  • May 18

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!
    By Dharshini Sinnadurai The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified the applicable test for challenging a trade-mark that is clearly descriptive of a good’s place of origin, pursuant to s. 12(1)(b) of the Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985,…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury
    In a decision that will impact a consumer’s standing to bring a claim under a number of federal statutes that allow for significant statutory penalties, such as the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Stored Communications Act, and…
  • Apr 14

    GDPR APPROVED

    GDPR APPROVED
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been approved by the European Parliament today. The Parliament did not make any amendments or proposals to the European Council’s final text which was published last week. A very…
  • Apr 8

    Why less means more for PPPs & data – Keys to collecting the right information in Canada

    Why less means more for PPPs & data – Keys to collecting the right information in Canada
    PPP projects have the potential to generate huge amounts of data. In the context of a tolled highway project, for instance, a PPP contract may require the private operator to collect, in real time, information regarding weather and traffic…
Rank this Week: 3582

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • May 18

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
Rank this Week: 2066

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 18

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire
    I attended an event last night where Duncan Stewart of Deloitte talked about their TMT predictions for 2016. It reinforced for me that the future of tech and what it will do for us is potentially awesome.  But also at the same time the…
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
Rank this Week: 2309

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
Rank this Week: 4967

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
  • May 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016
    Five BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:  Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society ActOnPoint Legal Research Corporation – Residential Tenancy Act, Property Law ActEileen Vanderburgh,…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
Rank this Week: 784

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 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
  • May 4

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over
    Employers are usually obligated to reinstate an employee following a maternity leave.  The employee has the legal right to be returned to the position she held prior to the maternity leave, and if that position no longer exists after the…
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
Rank this Week: 331

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 15

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk
    by Rosalind H. Cooper Most employers know that there are restrictions under employment standards legislation regarding maximum hours of work for their employees. In certain circumstances, it is possible to exceed these daily or weekly…
  • May 8

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination
    by Olivier Lamoureux A Québec court recently ruled that there was no constructive dismissal arising from the sale of a business to a smaller third-party purchaser for whom a manager refused to work. The Quebec Court of Appeal in the…
  • May 1

    More human rights ‘frustrations’

    More human rights ‘frustrations’
    by David G. Wong Traditionally, where an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of the employee returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing…
Rank this Week: 738

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 15

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

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike
    Avoid vacation litigation nightmares. One of my pet peeves is they way many resort owners in Mexico and the Caribbean have structured their operations to shield themselves from liability for injuries they cause to their guests through their…
  • Feb 16

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrians will be pleased to hear there are new and innovative ideas emerging to make foot travel safer. In three prior blog posts I have recommended increased vigilance on the part of both pedestrians and car drivers as…
  • Jan 30

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.
    After it was reported that Halifax was the most dangerous place to drive in Canada I thought I would do some investigation to see where most car accidents were happening in Halifax. After looking at Insurance company claim statistics and…
Rank this Week: 1377

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • May 15

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni
    Cet article se veut un second billet d’une série de deux billets sur le statut de petite entité. Le premier billet de cette courte série portait sur le statut de petite entité au Canada tandis que le…
  • May 12

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise
    Le 3 mai dernier, le gouvernement du Québec annonçait les mesures qu’il prévoit adopter afin d’assurer une « présence suffisante » de la langue française au niveau de…
  • May 5

    Des examinateurs européens en ville

    Des examinateurs européens en ville
    Les praticiens en brevet sont souvent frustrés par l’Office européen des brevets, à cause de différences fondamentales importantes entre le droit des brevets nord-américain et celui…
Rank this Week: 2112

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
  • Apr 8

    Since bankruptcy in Ontario is a legal process, do I need a bankruptcy Lawyer?

    Since bankruptcy in Ontario is a legal process, do I need a bankruptcy Lawyer?
    The bankruptcy process is guided, outlined and governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act which is federal legislation.  This means that most of the process is not something your trustee will dream up – it is passed by the…
Rank this Week: 1939

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 12

    Environmental Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    Environmental Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (“the TPP”) is a free-trade agreement that proposes to liberalize trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries. The rationale for most free-trade agreements is to allow different countries to…
  • May 12

    Electronic Recycling Programs ARPE, R2 and WEEE, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    Electronic Recycling Programs ARPE, R2 and WEEE, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance
    Who doesn’t have old computers, tablets and phones sitting around and waiting to be recycled? With an ever growing list of electronic products, disposing of them is becoming a major environmental issue. Some countries have legislated on…
  • Apr 27

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item
    We are pleased to announce an update to NimonikApp.com to help you conduct audits and inspections more efficiently. Merge Templates You can now select multiple Audit Templates and merge them into a single audit. Are you inspecting a Louisiana…
Rank this Week: 4009