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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?
    After reading my earlier post about lawyers charging both executor fees and legal fees on one estate, a reader emailed me with the following note, suggesting that it might be an interesting blog topic. I agree! "What happens in a…
  • Feb 9

    Our new sign is up!

    Our new sign is up!
    We have our new sign up above our office door! This should make it easier for the people trying to find us for seminars in the evening. I love the fact that our office is street level, with free parking right in front, and windows that really…
  • Feb 8

    Survival skills: testamentary style

    Survival skills: testamentary style
    Here is a really interesting post from one of my favourite blogs, called All About Estates. In this article, lawyer Elaine Blades talks about what happens with estates when two people - let's say a husband and wife - die at the same time, or…
Rank this Week: 509

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/
  • Feb 10

    Derivatives product determination rule to be adopted by remaining provinces on May 1, 2016

    Derivatives product determination rule to be adopted by remaining provinces on May 1, 2016
    Margaret Grottenthaler and William Scott - Members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) from the provinces and territories of Canada other than Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec recently published their product determination rule,…
  • Feb 4

    Canada's governance landscape - key issues for the 2016 proxy season

    Canada's governance landscape - key issues for the 2016 proxy season
    In this article, we highlight some key issues that we believe will be the focus of attention for Canadian boards and shareholders as the 2016 proxy season unfolds. While many of the issues are familiar from past years, some return with…
  • Feb 1

    Final rule for derivatives trade reporting proposed in remaining Canadian jurisdiction

    Final rule for derivatives trade reporting proposed in remaining Canadian jurisdiction
    William Scott and Margaret Grottenthaler - Securities regulators in all the remaining provinces and territories of Canada have now published final rules in the form of Multilateral Instrument 91-101 Derivatives: Product Determination (MI…
Rank this Week: 922

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 10

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 10, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 10, 2016
    Canada Family of man killed in Toronto nightclub files $2.5-million lawsuit, Canadian Press Montreal taxi drivers plan city-wide blockades to protest Uber, Globe and Mail Coroner confirms foot that washed ashore on Vancouver Island beach is…
  • Feb 9

    Employee should have been honest about pregnancy: tribunal

    Employee should have been honest about pregnancy: tribunal
    A British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed a complaint against a law firm made by a former employee because the woman lied about when she found out she was pregnant. Erica Opp filed a complaint of discrimination on the basis of…
  • Feb 9

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 9, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 9, 2016
    Canada Ghomeshi's accusers exchanged 5,000 messages before and after going to police, Canadian Press Trial begins for young man accused of sexually assaulting and killing senior, Canadian Press Some B.C. real estate agents insider trading and…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Feb 10

    "We, the People"

    "We, the People"
    The United States has an extensive history of suffrage movements, not only for women but also for other disenfranchised groups. Each state has its own story, with some granting women full suffrage early on and others granting only limited…
  • Feb 9

    Interview with Len & Suzy Rodne

    Interview with Len & Suzy Rodne
    We recently had the privilege of interviewing Len and Suzy Rodness, the Co-Chairs of Magna Carta Canada, on the relevance of Magna Carta to the women’s suffrage movement and women’s rights generally. As well, we would like to take this...
  • Feb 8

    The Energy East Climate Test

    The Energy East Climate Test
    How should the federal government evaluate the Energy East pipeline project? What is the appropriate test, both in terms of the science of climate change mitigation and our international environmental law commitments? Check out my recent…
Rank this Week: 1170

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 10

    Documentary Discovery: How It Should Look

    Documentary Discovery: How It Should Look
    A litigation culture has arisen in this province over the last three decades which extols creating and litigating peripheral procedural disputes, instead of moving towards the timely adjudication of disputes on their merits. That culture now…
  • Feb 10

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Stuart Budd & Sons Limited…
  • Feb 10

    Podcasting as Commentary

    Podcasting as Commentary
    Up to a few months ago, I didn’t know much about WWI. I did certainly know more than the characters in Friends, but, like most, I knew considerably less on this conflict than on the other world war. To be fair to me, I had a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 82

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 10

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right
    Intellectual property, much like many other forms of property, can become either useless or worthless to a rights holder, even if that would not be the case as it stands when the rights are let go or forgotten. A good example of this is the…
  • Jan 27

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada
    The Internet has spawned a great deal of new issues when it comes to intellectual property, even outside of the more obvious problems of piracy and sale of counterfeit goods from overseas. One issue that most would not think about in the…
  • Jan 21

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision
    After quite an unsatisfying Court of Justice decision earlier in September in the Kit Kat case, many of us invested in the world of IP were waiting for the decision by the High Court of Justice in the UK applying the CJEU's considerations.…
Rank this Week: 2555

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for November 2015. To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as…
  • Feb 8

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer
    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has started a Financing Litigation Legal Research Project to examine "a myriad of new, upcoming, and unconventional ways to hire lawyers for cost-effective representation, rather than relying on the…
  • Feb 4

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Anna Bryan, Rare…
Rank this Week: 677

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Feb 9

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?
    Do you want to represent yourself in your separation/divorce? Makes sense. You can save a lot of money. But you aren’t a lawyer. It can be a bit scary. We can support you in a variety of ways. We can draft documents for you but you go…
  • Feb 5

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)
    Nobody says at the wedding ceremony: “People have gathered together to celebrate the very special love between BRIDE and GROOM, by joining them in marriage, for approximately 3 years.” No one would hire that priest if that would…
  • Feb 3

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case
    Here is a new tool for family law clients. It is an interesting flow chart that explains the various processes for resolution of family law issues. Unfortunately, it gives very little space to Collaborative Practice  and ignores the…
Rank this Week: 1655

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 9

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD1752 .A5 2015 Geraldine Mary Andrews & Richard Millett, Law of Guarantees, 7th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7512 .S79 2015 Charles…
  • Feb 1

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8440 .D44 2015 Ronald Joseph Delisle et al., Evidence: Principles and Problems, 11th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7177 .B8 2016 Edward Bullen et al. , Bullen…
  • Jan 25

    New Books at the Law Library – January 25, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – January 25, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE602 .P39 2015 Julien D. Payne, Marilyn A. Payne, Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2015 (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015). Online access: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ubc/docDetail.action?docID=11092599 LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
Rank this Week: 4251

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/
  • Feb 9

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement
    Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when I received an email informing me that the faculty union (YUFA) and the University have reached…
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
Rank this Week: 4473

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 9

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure
    Congratulations goes out to Paul Barbeau for tallying the most donation dollars during the month of January, making him our Monthly Quest for the Gold Jersey winner!
  • Jan 5

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016
    British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year. The post Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 11

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan
    Effective January 1, 2015, a plan is considered a PHSP as long as the premiums paid under the plan relate “all or substantially all” to medical expenses that would otherwise qualify for METC (assuming all other conditions to be a…
Rank this Week: 2347

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3019

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 9

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion
    Another Trouble with the TPP is its foray into the software industry. One of the more surprising provisions in the TPP's e-commerce chapter was the inclusion of a restriction on mandated source code disclosure. Article 14.17 states: No Party…
  • Feb 8

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie
    The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP, particularly given the government's emphasis on a stronger cultural policy in its election platform.…
  • Feb 5

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty
    This week's signing of the TPP in New Zealand provides a useful reminder that a potential ratification means committing to far more than just one (very large) trade agreement. One of the Troubles with the TPP is that the intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • Feb 9

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08
    SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit https://t.co/YKTwqIL3l4 -> God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds https://t.co/OBurT4u227 -> No-show cybersquatter liable for $1.2 million | IPPro The Internet news…
  • Feb 8

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07
    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism, most related to ISIS https://t.co/m5wgw48ZIs -> Courthouse News Service https://t.co/nnTKwyFM2B -> Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16 https://t.co/qrH06Ow55w…
  • Feb 7

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?
    This is a guest post by Peter Grant. Peter S. Grant is Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  He is an expert on communications and cultural policy, and the co-author of Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized…
Rank this Week: 1760

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4962

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: 3601

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
  • Aug 20

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
    Post by: Carly Haynes There are two systems of land registration in Ontario, Land Titles and Land Registry. Historically, land in Ontario was registered only under the Land Registry System pursuant to the Registry Act. In this System all…
Rank this Week: 1080

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: 485

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 8

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide
    Health Canada recently announced that as of June 1, 2016, it intends to end the federal practice of granting conditional registrations of for pesticides. Under the Pest Control Products Act, SC 2002 c28, (“PCPA”), Health…
  • Feb 4

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II
    Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the…
  • Feb 2

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I
    Another appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for a wind turbine project has made its way to, and been refused by, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”). The appeal in SR Opposition Corp v Director,…
Rank this Week: 453

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
  • Feb 8

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar
    The library has organized a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar on Wednesday February 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here are some of the new features and functionality that will be highlighted in the webinar: Learn to search the broadest…
  • Feb 8

    Human Rights Law research guide

    Human Rights Law research guide
    New! We’ve added a Human Rights Law research guide to our Research Guides page. Use this guide as a starting point when researching Canadian, American, European and International human rights law.
  • Feb 8

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
Rank this Week: 3395

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Ghomeshi emails reveal growing importance of 'digital debris' to trials, experts sayChicago Officer, Citing Emotional Trauma, Sues Estate of Teenager He Fatally Shot Exonerations…
  • Feb 1

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Yet Another Privacy Tort Comes to Ontario "There is a cancer on Canadian journalism.The malignancy is Postmedia Network Canada Corp."Canadians who can't wait for doctor-assisted…
  • Jan 29

    When The Press Comes A'Calling

    When The Press Comes A'Calling
    In the course of your work as a legal professional, you may receive the occasional call from the media, seeking your comments or insights on a recent legal development or issue.Handling these enquiries with expertise and grace will…
Rank this Week: 128

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
  • Feb 4

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute
    Where a case proceeds by way of a motion for summary judgment, a decision will be handed down quickly, often during the period of reasonable notice. The court, in such a case, will be called upon to determine how to deal with the damages owed…
  • Feb 1

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?
    What do the words “without prejudice” mean? When we write these words on top of a letter to an employee, union or lawyer, what effect will this have? The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered this issue in Canada (Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2838

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 7

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced
    by Hannah Roskey There has been some controversy in Canadian law on the issue of whether the financial circumstances of the employer should play a role in deciding what constitutes reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice.…
  • Jan 31

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse
    by Norm Keith, Christina Hall, and Shane Todd “… [A] significant term of imprisonment is necessary to reflect the terrible consequences of the offences and to make it unequivocally clear that persons in positions of authority in…
  • Jan 24

    An abbreviated case for cause

    An abbreviated case for cause
    by Keri Bennett We all know litigation is expensive. That’s particularly true when an employer seeks to justify a for-cause termination. But there may be an alternative to protracted litigation. In Cotter v. Point Grey Golf and Country…
Rank this Week: 662

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/
Rank this Week: 1062

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
  • Feb 5

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission
    By Patrick Williams In McCabe v. British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2016 BCCA 7, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the ability of the B.C. Securities Commission (the “Commission”) to penalize a resident of British Columbia…
  • Feb 3

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action
    By Laurie Baptiste The Ontario Court of Appeal is once again making headlines with the case of Ramdath v George Brown College, which has turned out to be a doubly significant case at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection…
  • Jan 27

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract
    By Geoff R. Hall and Trevor Courtis In the 14 months since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 [1] the general organizing principle of good faith in contract law has been applied in a…
Rank this Week: 1679

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
  • Feb 5

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff
    Defending a legal action can be an expensive process, even where a defendant is ultimately successful in having the claims against it dismissed. Normally, legal costs are “in the event”, so that a successful defendant will have…
  • Oct 8

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.
    When an employee is wrongfully dismissed and the court determines that the employee is entitled to damages in lieu of reasonable notice, the employer will almost always argue that the employee was required to mitigate those damages and…
  • Jul 30

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently clarified renewal rights in the context of a commercial lease in The Zone Bowling Centre (2002) Ltd. v. 14100 Entertainment Blvd. Investments Ltd., 2015 BCSC 524. The decision stresses the…
Rank this Week: 841

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 5

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor
    I wrote last year about the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in the case of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens (a link to same can be found here:  http://www.employmentandlabour.com/?s=Canac).   Last week the Ontario…
  • Feb 1

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released
    On January 26, 2016, additional design details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) were released by the Ontario government.  The government reconfirmed its commitment to implement the ORPP beginning January 1, 2017, ensuring…
  • Jan 20

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out
    Employers who undertake reductions in force due to financial difficulties should not count on employee notice periods being reduced as a result of the financial troubles.  This point was recently emphasized by the Ontario Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 3600

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    fsco approves aviva's insurance offering for uberx drivers. interesting. h/t @thetastate https://t.co/ODX1hUzELG 2016-02-03 tattoo lawsuit raises some interesting copyright and moral rights issues. https://t.co/7cCkzKH6Jn 2016-02-04 [Click on…
  • Jan 28

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa chief endorses end-to-end encryption. guess they finally got the quantum computer working. https://t.co/kq2yHPrRvv 2016-01-22 supreme court of canada launches twitter acct. all future decisions to be 140 characters or less. h/t…
  • Jan 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    developer asserts that bitcoin will fail due to capacity limits and the intro of return by fee. somewhat worrisome. https://t.co/D4YZh8p403 2016-01-15 ms develops 152 layer neural net with computer assisted modelling optimization. i.e. it's…
Rank this Week: 3407

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Feb 4

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark
    When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who…
  • Nov 6

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018
    Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately…
  • Sep 30

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service
    Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part…
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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
  • Feb 2

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too
      The State of Alaska is joining several other States in introducing new legislation to protect dogs that are caught in the midst of their owners’ divorce or domestic violence incidents. Family law lawyer and Democratic House…
  • Feb 1

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony
    Yesterday I finished reading an intriguing true crime book called “Guilt by Matrimony” A Memoir of Love, Madness, and the Murder of Nancy Pfister”. The story involved the 2014 murder of wealthy, Aspen Colorado socialite…
Rank this Week: 1313

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/
  • Feb 4

    Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”

    Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”
    The Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) published their initial response to the new Privacy Shield yesterday. Here’s the good news: WP 29 welcomes the conclusion of negotiations by the deadline (actually, the deal was announced on Tuesday…
  • Feb 2

    EU-US Privacy Shield Announced

    EU-US Privacy Shield Announced
    Today, political agreement has been reached on the new solution to replace the Safe Harbor regime, the so-called “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The College of Commissioners have approved the new framework which, according to the European…
  • Feb 1

    No deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0!

    No deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0!
     ‘Hot off the press’ as Commissioner Jourova continues to give her statement to the European Parliament: there is no deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0.  The Commissioner outlined the current state of play on the key…
Rank this Week: 3596

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
  • Feb 2

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim
    In a recent case, Seto v. PCC No. 492, several commercial condominium owners were unsuccessful in their application for an order that the condominium corporation had engaged in conduct that
  • Jan 26

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act
    In a recent landmark decision, HSCC No. 627 v. Grandview Living Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that a condominium corporation could not terminate a contract pursuant to
Rank this Week: 1878

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
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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/
  • Feb 3

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $70,000 for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Suthakar v. Humble) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released today with split reasons but the BC Court of Appeal addressing whether a new trial is warranted where a Court makes an adverse credibility finding based in part on misapprehended evidence. In today’s…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada
    When a person shares sexually explicit images with another in confidence and has that confidence betrayed by the recipient posting the images publicly on line are there recognized grounds to sue for damages?  A recent case in Ontario…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 1557

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Feb 3

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada
    By Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International The sale of Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) policies has soared in recent years. In…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Representation and Warranty Insurance FAQ

    Canadian Representation and Warranty Insurance FAQ
    By Ian C. Michael, Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International In the context of the purchase and sale of a company, when sellers seek to negotiate a…
  • Jan 12

    Cybersecurity and M&A – Part Three: Cyber Insurance

    Cybersecurity and M&A – Part Three: Cyber Insurance
    By Roland Hung, Matthew Harris and Beverly Ma In the second installment of this series we offered a brief review of cybersecurity provisions and considerations in M&A transaction agreements, and in the first installment of this series we…
Rank this Week: 3850

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016
    Five of Quickscribe's panel of expert BC legislation annotators provided annotations in January 2016: Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – WESA Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society…
  • Jan 7

    #clawbies2015 Acceptance Speeche

    #clawbies2015 Acceptance Speeche
    In case you missed it, we've posted a roundup of blog reactions (a.k.a, the acceptance speeches) to the 2015 Clawbies winners reveal over at Stem News.
  • Jan 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for December 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for December 2015
    Here's a quick look at the BC lawyers who contributed annotations to Quickscribe 2.0 in December 2015:Murray Campbell, Lawson Lundell LLP -  Pension Benefits Standards Act Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith LLP – Employment…
Rank this Week: 1096

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Feb 2

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie
    This post is a guest blog by Simone Ostrowski, a lawyer at our firm with experience in workplace health and safety matters (@simoneostrowski, sostrowski@koldorfstam.ca).  On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson, a former…
  • Dec 22

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination
    A blog post just in time for some downtime over the holiday – when can personal tweets become grounds for termination?  Some of you may remember when in August of 2013 Canadian news outlets were a-buzz with the termination of…
  • Dec 9

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo
    We all have an office party horror story.  The partner who got too sloppy and friendly with the summer student, the awkward aversion of eye contact the next day, or the overly honest comments from the disgruntled…
Rank this Week: 4966

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

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

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim
    Ghomeshi sexual abuse claims come to court today Jian Ghomeshi’s criminal trial starts today. He is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomesi has pleaded not guilty to all of…
  • Nov 1

    What is the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claims? “How do I prove my claim?”

    What is the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claims? “How do I prove my claim?”
    School for the Deaf Students make sexual abuse claims Recently former residents of the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf have come forward with allegations about childhood sexual abuse. I have been representing survivors of childhood sexual…
  • Oct 30

    Sexual Abuse Claims at Nova Scotia School for the Deaf

    Sexual Abuse Claims at Nova Scotia School for the Deaf
    Former residents of the Interprovincial School for the Education of the Deaf, more commonly called the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf have come forward with allegations that they were physically and sexually abused while they were students…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 25

    Update from Halifax Teacher of the Month Winner

    Update from Halifax Teacher of the Month Winner
    Our November teacher of the month winner was St. Joseph’s A. McKay teacher, Christina Cann. Christina recently sent us an update to let us know how she spent the Staples gift certificate. “I was able to purchase a colour printer…
  • Jan 22

    Good news in the battle against pedestrian-car collisions.

    Good news in the battle against pedestrian-car collisions.
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrian-car “accidents” are decreasing in Halifax! As reported in my December 23, 2014 post “Pedestrian-Car Collisions: An Epidemic in Nova Scotia” the number of pedestrian-car collisions in Halifax…
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Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jan 28

    Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Addresses CBA Meeting

    Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Addresses CBA Meeting
    On January 27, 2016, Sherra Profit, the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, addressed a meeting of the Canadian Bar Association Tax Section on the subject of assisting taxpayers in resolving their service complaints. The Office of the…
  • Jan 26

    Kruger: Appeal Allowed … Crown Awarded Cost

    Kruger: Appeal Allowed … Crown Awarded Cost
    How should the Tax Court award costs where the taxpayer’s appeal was allowed but no changes were made to the assessment at issue? This unusual situation was considered by the Tax Court in Kruger Incorporated v. The Queen (2016 TCC…
  • Jan 22

    Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto

    Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto
    The Tax Court of Canada has established a pilot project for regular motion days in Toronto for the period of February to September 2016. The Court will review the initiative in September 2016. The project may be expanded to other cities. The…
Rank this Week: 3602

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/
  • Jan 28

    6 Things to Know About Non-Competition Clause

    6 Things to Know About Non-Competition Clause
    The non-competition clause, otherwise known as a ‘Non-Compete’, is typically an agreement between an employee and employer that prevents the employee from participating in a business that competes with the employer. Not all…
  • Jan 21

    The Rise of Age Discrimination Lawsuits and Their Effect on Employers & Employee

    The Rise of Age Discrimination Lawsuits and Their Effect on Employers & Employee
    Age discrimination is where an employee is treated differently, or unequally, in the workplace on the basis of his or her age. Human rights legislation protects workers from age discrimination at every stage of their employment. This includes…
  • Jan 5

    Your Rights When You Face Termination Without Cause

    Your Rights When You Face Termination Without Cause
    A terminated employee is typically entitled to fair severance, unless he or she did something so serious to warrant losing it (called “termination for cause”). An employee’s actual entitlement is determined by first looking…
Rank this Week: 523

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jan 27

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario
    Last week saw a rather striking decision issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 2102 saw the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” recognized; in 2016, we now have the tort of “public disclosure of private…
  • Jan 19

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
  • Mar 3

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel
    Last month saw an interesting study emerge from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. It discusses the current and potential role of lawyers in the area of cybersecurity and the emerging, but still nascent, field of…
Rank this Week: 4919

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 27

    Invasion of Privacy tort continues to develop

    Invasion of Privacy tort continues to develop
    In Ontario, conventional wisdom was that invasion of privacy was not something you could sue for.  But that is changing, as evidenced by a just released decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice called Jane Doe 464533. That…
  • Jan 13

    Update to Internet Explorer 11 now for security

    Update to Internet Explorer 11 now for security
    Microsoft has just ended support for Internet Explorer versions 10 and earlier.  That means Microsoft will no longer provide security patches, which makes them risky to use from a security perspective. Anyone still using those versions…
  • Jan 6

    CES 2016

    CES 2016
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now underway in Las Vegas – where tech companies show off their latest and greatest.  Popular themes this year include drones, internet of things, and cars.   And of course TVs.  LG…
Rank this Week: 2819

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    A Banner Year for Renewable Energy

    A Banner Year for Renewable Energy
    The internet is abuzz after news from a recent publication in Bloomberg showing that the renewable market continues to grow at a staggering rate. This growth is driving down the cost of fossil fuels, and could very well be ushering in a new…
  • Jan 14

    Paris Agreement Basics Part 1: Global Warming

    Paris Agreement Basics Part 1: Global Warming
    In Paris this last December, 195 countries and the European Union signed an international agreement that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “historic, ambitious, and balanced agreement to fight climate change”(1) and…
  • Jan 13

    New EHS Audit version for iPad and iPhone – v. 5.5

    New EHS Audit version for iPad and iPhone – v. 5.5
    Nimonik is happy to announce another new app upgrade for our auditors and inspectors around the world. This upgrade provides some fantastic new features to increase audit efficiency. More easily find and assign auditors and auditees in with…
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