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Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Feb 28

    News from DC – GOP’s Draft Bill Illuminates Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    News from DC – GOP’s Draft Bill Illuminates Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    While Congress was in recess last week, members met with constituents at home. For those senators and representatives who he­­­­ld town hall meetings, the ACA repeal and replace effort was the hot topic. Many constituents…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Immigration

    News from DC – Immigration
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” (EO) barring foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA
    Repeal and Replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) On January 12 and 13, 2017, the 115th Congress set the stage for the Trump administration by passing a budget resolution to repeal major provisions of the ACA with…
Rank this Week: 2121

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Termination Clauses – Clarity from the Court of Appeal

    Termination Clauses – Clarity from the Court of Appeal
    After the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal on the controversial Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal appears to have clarified the law with respect to the validity of termination clauses…
  • Jan 24

    OBA Professional Development: 15th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law

    OBA Professional Development: 15th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law
    Ensure you have the expertise to confidently advise your employer and employee clients on critical employment law issues with this essential program.
  • Jan 10

    Constructive Dismissal? – What Would a “Reasonable Person” Think?

    Constructive Dismissal? – What Would a “Reasonable Person” Think?
    In Lawrence v. Norwood Industries Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that a working environment that was “far from ideal” was insufficient to constitute constructive dismissal.
Rank this Week: 2482

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 28

    Striking Quebec government lawyers may be forced back to work

    Striking Quebec government lawyers may be forced back to work
    The end of a strike involving government lawyers and notaries in Quebec may be on the horizon, says a union representative.Francois Desroches Lapointe, a councillor on the board of the Les avocats et notaires de l'État…
  • Feb 28

    Osgoode recognizes first black managing editor of law journal

    Osgoode recognizes first black managing editor of law journal
    For the first time since its inception in 1958, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal has its first black managing editor this year and he recently received a special recognition during the law school’s Black History Month closing ceremony…
  • Feb 28

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 28, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 28, 2017
    Canada New Brunswick man pleads guilty after video shows him mowing down man in parking lot, Canadian Press Ontario group home resident faces murder charges in fire that killed two, Canadian Press Police say bad record keeping, not criminal…
Rank this Week: 62

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

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

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Feb 28

    Commission assessment of EU equivalence decisions in financial services policy

    Commission assessment of EU equivalence decisions in financial services policy
    The European Commission (Commission) has published a staff working document which provides an assessment of EU equivalence decisions in financial services policy. The staff working document: provides a factual overview of third-country…
  • Feb 28

    Amendments to EMIR Delegated Regulation on RTS on risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contract

    Amendments to EMIR Delegated Regulation on RTS on risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contract
    There has been published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ), Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/323 of 20 January 2017. This Delegated Regulation makes certain corrections to Article 37 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2251…
  • Feb 28

    CPMI report on DLT in payment, clearing and settlement

    CPMI report on DLT in payment, clearing and settlement
    The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) has published a report on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in payment, clearing and settlement. The report aims to provide an analytical framework for central banks and other…
Rank this Week: 1234

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Updated Research Guide on Subject Law Collections on the Web

    Updated Research Guide on Subject Law Collections on the Web
    GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law, recently updated its research guide entitled Foreign Law - Subject Law Collections on the Web. The majority…
  • Feb 27

    Amnesty International Annual Report Denounces Politics of Demonization

    Amnesty International Annual Report Denounces Politics of Demonization
    Last week, the international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) published its most recent annual report on the state of human rights around the world.It is not a pretty picture.From the blog post on the website of the…
  • Feb 23

    March/April 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    March/April 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The March/April 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online. It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Among the feature articles are: Teaching Legal Research To Today's Digital Natives Educating…
Rank this Week: 1573

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3850

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3849

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    MOL Clarifies its Interpretation of “Critical Injury”

    MOL Clarifies its Interpretation of “Critical Injury”
    The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to report fatalities and “critical injuries” to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ministry of Labour has recently released clarification on its interpretation of…
  • Feb 23

    Appeal Court Revives Class Action against the WSIB

    Appeal Court Revives Class Action against the WSIB
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has revived a proposed class action brought by the appellant, Pietro Castrillo, on behalf of a class of injured workers whom he alleges have been wrongfully denied the full extent of benefits to which they were…
  • Feb 22

    “Repeated exposure to supervisor constituted a dangerous situation”, employee arguing

    “Repeated exposure to supervisor constituted a dangerous situation”, employee arguing
    The Federal Court has breathed new life into a government employee’s claim that “repeated exposure to her supervisor constituted a dangerous situation” that justified her work refusal under the Canada Labour Code.  The…
Rank this Week: 3717

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 3206

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/
  • Feb 28

    Conflicts in M&A: what are they and what steps should be taken to address them?

    Conflicts in M&A: what are they and what steps should be taken to address them?
    As part of meeting their fiduciary duties to the corporation, directors and officers are required to avoid a conflict of interest in the context of a M&A transaction. A conflict of interest is defined quite broadly by the law and…
  • Feb 23

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study
    The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a…
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
Rank this Week: 2126

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 28

    So You Want to be a Lawyer, Huh?

    So You Want to be a Lawyer, Huh?
    To continue our education themed week, we explore legal education in Canada. Today we compare the increase in availability of legal education between 1867 and 2017. Legal education has certainly expanded over the last 150 years and we’ll…
  • Feb 27

    Education Week: We have more Work to do Beyond “Celebrating” #Canada150

    Education Week: We have more Work to do Beyond “Celebrating” #Canada150
    This week, as students at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law return to classes after Reading Break, The Dominion explores education in Canada. Today we make the case for strengthening Indigenous culture and history in Canadian school…
  • Feb 24

    Let Loose the Dogs of Yukon Heritage Day!

    Let Loose the Dogs of Yukon Heritage Day!
    If we were to ask any non-Canadian what they know about Heritage Day, we would likely be met with a look of confusion. Truth be told, if we were to ask any Canadian the same question, it is likely that...
Rank this Week: 4754

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Paul MacLean on Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems Auditing

    Paul MacLean on Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems Auditing
    Developing an outstanding internal audit program is critical to operational excellence. Nimonik partner Paul MacLean, recently re-published an edited version of the classic Health, Safety, and Environment Management Systems…
  • Feb 20

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code
    To ensure your assets are conducting preventative inspections and staying operational, Nimonik has extended its Asset management Module to help you quickly inspect and validate your equipment. Here are some details on what you can find…
  • Feb 14

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice
    Most EHS professionals know that an efficient Internal Audit Program can drive profits for an organization. On the flip-side, a weak Internal Audit program can create chaos and tremendous physical and financial loss. Nimonik’s…
Rank this Week: 4285

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 28

    Of Amateurs Teaching Intellectual Property in the Age of Trump

    Of Amateurs Teaching Intellectual Property in the Age of Trump
    I come to intellectual property law as an amateur. My interest in it has grown from a passing interest in sensational literary-estate cases, through a good deal of advocacy work on behalf of open access to research, into something of an…
  • Feb 28

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing Creating a Complete History of Legislation Susannah…
  • Feb 27

    Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law

    Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law
    Six years ago, two Papa John’s pizzas were traded for 10,000 bitcoins. Today, those bitcoins are worth approximately $10,000,000 and around $200,000,000 in bitcoin changes hands daily. In 2016, the technology under the hood of Bitcoin,…
Rank this Week: 510

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
Rank this Week: 2352

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 28

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?
    With the impending Brexit launch date looming in only two months, the repercussions of the UK's possible decision to leave the EU casts a shadow over nearly every aspect of the law in the country. While the nuances of its effects remain…
  • Feb 23

    Walking the Online Plank - Advocate General Szpunar Sets the Scene for Blocking Infringing Website

    Walking the Online Plank - Advocate General Szpunar Sets the Scene for Blocking Infringing Website
    Peer-to-peer file sharing has had its enemies since its very beginning, especially when used for sharing either protected or non-protected works online. A particular offender in the former category is the infamous Pirate Bay website, which…
  • Feb 16

    Putting the Hammer Down - Punitive Damages Greenlit by the CJEU

    Putting the Hammer Down - Punitive Damages Greenlit by the CJEU
    Damages are a peculiar beast in the world of IP. Too little, and you effectively encourage infringement, or at least mitigate the punch after any successful infringement claims. Too excessive, and you can cause for the balance of power…
Rank this Week: 1996

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 27

    Capacity Issues – who are you going to call?

    Capacity Issues – who are you going to call?
    Capacity to grant and revoke a power of attorney (POA) for property and personal care and incapacity to manage property and personal care is defined by legislation in Ontario by the Substitute Decisions Act. However testamentary capacity…
  • Feb 26

    Saying good bye publicly and privately to a remarkable woman.

    Saying good bye publicly and privately to a remarkable woman.
    “Yesterday, we lost a giant – an exceptionally creative scientist and engineer who was also a delightful human being. Millie Dresselhaus began life as the child of poor Polish immigrants in the Bronx; by the end, she was Institute…
  • Feb 24

    Testamentary Letter of Wishes- Part 2

    Testamentary Letter of Wishes- Part 2
    In my last blog post of January 27, 2017, I discussed testamentary letters of wishes and some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of their use. For the purposes of the post, I limited the discussion to testamentary letters of wishes which…
Rank this Week: 3237

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement
    Following recent amendments to Canada’s takeover bid rules, private placements in the face of hostile bids have become newly controversial. Private placements in the context of proxy contests have received less attention. Yet this is…
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
Rank this Week: 2113

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 27

    New Books at the Law Library – February 27, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – February 27, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE339 .I5 2016 Adam Dodek & Alice Woolley, eds., In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016) LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE7709 .D53 2015 Jamie D. Dickson, The…
  • Feb 20

    New Books at the Law Library – February 20, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – February 20, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K212 .L394 2016 Robert M. Lawless, Jennifer K. Robbennolt & Thomas S. Ulen,, 2d ed. Empirical Methods in Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K434.P5 A37 2016 Malcolm Schofield,…
  • Feb 14

    Legal Research Skills Serie

    Legal Research Skills Serie
    The UBC Law Library is pleased to present its Legal Research Skills Series designed for students wanting to brush up on the basics or learn something new. This series will provide legal research instruction from experienced law librarians and…
Rank this Week: 4251

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 27

    $50,000 Assessment for 6 Years of Back Pain

    $50,000 Assessment for 6 Years of Back Pain
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for soft tissue injuries arising from a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Harder v. Poettcker) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Feb 20

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding a Plaintiff double costs after obtaining judgement nearly doubling her pre trial formal settlement offer. In the recent case (Risling v.…
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
Rank this Week: 46

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Feb 27

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2017

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2017
    The amount you are required to pay if you declare bankruptcy is based on your income.  The more you earn, the more you are required to pay.  This limit is adjusted each year, and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy has…
  • Feb 10

    Five Steps to a Successful Bankruptcy

    Five Steps to a Successful Bankruptcy
    If you have never been bankrupt before, the minimum time set by the court to be bankrupt is nine months. This means that the court will either give you relief from your debts or discharge you from them in nine months from the date you declare…
  • Jan 13

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?
    The answer to whether or not you should declare bankruptcy this year varies based on each person’s situation. Most stories are all too familiar. A family or individual accrued too much debt, there were a series unfortunate events…
Rank this Week: 2712

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 27

    Edmonton East (Capilano): Standard of Review Heads South

    Edmonton East (Capilano): Standard of Review Heads South
    By Ryan MacIsaac The Supreme Court of Canada released its administrative law decision in Edmonton (City) v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd., 2016 SCC 47 (“Edmonton East”) in late 2016.[1] The decision was one of our…
  • Feb 16

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal
    By Patrick Williams In Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 SCC 1, the Court split 4-4-1 over the constitutionality of an immunity clause in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the “Board”). The case was resolved largely on…
  • Feb 8

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017
    By Kelli McAllister and Sara D.N. Babich The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual forecast of the top ten…
Rank this Week: 3955

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 27

    Is This The Definitive Word on Termination Provisions/Consideration?

    Is This The Definitive Word on Termination Provisions/Consideration?
    A series of Ontario cases dating back to 2012 has put into issue the question of what does, or doesn’t, make a termination provision enforceable.  After a number of recent employer-friendly decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal…
  • Feb 17

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?
    Any person who is the “spouse” of a member of a registered pension plan in Canada has rights regarding the pension entitlement of his or her partner. That important policy has been entrenched in pension legislation for…
  • Jan 31

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)
    As we close out the first month of 2017, we thought it appropriate to briefly review the cases which caught our eye in 2016 in 140 characters or less: Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 – @SCC_eng confirms Federally…
Rank this Week: 3706

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of February 27, 2017

    Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of February 27, 2017
    Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of February 27, 2017 from @wiselaw on Twitter.For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.A post shared…
  • Feb 27

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of February 27, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of February 27, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of February 27, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Wrongful Dismissal and Ontario's Employment Law FrameworkGood idea: LSUC considers banning referral feesPot dispensary workers question what…
  • Feb 24

    Damages Claims for Assault by Parents and Caregivers Upon Children

    Damages Claims for Assault by Parents and Caregivers Upon Children
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERA recent parliamentary bill in Ontario, the "Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act" brought changes to Ontario's Limitations Act, and removed virtually all time limits on bringing court claims…
Rank this Week: 161

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 27

    Failure to follow Prudent Investor Rule costs executor $350,000

    Failure to follow Prudent Investor Rule costs executor $350,000
    I sincerely hope that each and every one of you who is acting as an executor has heard of the Prudent Investor Rule. This is the rule that applies in almost every part of Canada to set the standard for how executors and trustees are supposed…
  • Feb 24

    I'm the only child and I'm the executor. Do I need probate to sell the house?

    I'm the only child and I'm the executor. Do I need probate to sell the house?
    Not all wills need to be probated, but sometimes it's not clear whether a will needs to go through that process in any given situation. A reader recently wrote to me to ask whether he needs probate in his specific case. Some of you will…
  • Feb 22

    Podcast: How to break up with your lawyer

    Podcast: How to break up with your lawyer
    Our latest podcast is up and ready. This is perhaps my favourite one so far. It's about "breaking up with" your lawyer and getting your stuff back. It's the kind of practical information people can use when they think things are…
Rank this Week: 4740

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 27

    Recent Acquisitions, February 20 – February 27, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 20 – February 27, 2017
    26 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 4 from 2017: The formation and transmission of western legal culture… Dauchy, Serge,, Martyn, Georges,, Musson, Anthony,,… K 150 F67 2016 The formation and…
  • Feb 20

    Recent Acquisitions, February 13 – February 20, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 13 – February 20, 2017
    45 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 5 from 2017: K 487 E3 N46 2017 Neoliberal legality : understanding the role of law in the neoliberal project Routledge, 2017 x, 214 pages ; 24 cm Ethics and … Continue…
  • Feb 13

    Recent Acquisitions, February 6 – February 13, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 6 – February 13, 2017
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 10 from 2017: K 213 R488 2016 Rhetorical processes and legal judgments : how language and arguments shape struggles for rights and power Cambridge University Press, 2016 xi,…
Rank this Week: 756

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 26

    Blurred lines: Managers may have the right to bargain collectively

    Blurred lines: Managers may have the right to bargain collectively
    by Valérie Gareau-Dalpé In several jurisdictions across Canada, the issue of unionization of managers and supervisors is a thorny one. In many cases, unionization is restricted to “employees,” a definition from which…
  • Feb 19

    Tech Companies: Canada is open—here are some immigration consideration

    Tech Companies: Canada is open—here are some immigration consideration
    by Gilda Villaran The Government of Canada prides itself on its positive attitude towards immigration and openly welcomes international talent. There are no restrictions preventing the issuance of work permits based on citizenship, and there…
  • Feb 12

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada
    by Stéphane Aublet A work permit is generally issued based on a specific job offer made by a particular Canadian employer (or an employer doing business in Canada). As such, the employer commits itself to providing the foreign worker…
Rank this Week: 655

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5094

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2313

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixe

    Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixe
    Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian's fair trial rights: 11 easy fixes Last week, Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi called upon the federal government to consider a drastic reduction, and removal in most cases, of a…
  • Feb 23

    The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)

    The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)
    The Case of R. v. Bingley: Drug Evaluation Expert Evidence in Canadian Impaired by Drug Law Section 254(3.1) of the Criminal Code gives certain officers the authority to perform evaluations on persons suspected of driving while impaired by…
  • Feb 3

    We are all Groia: in defence of the defender

    We are all Groia: in defence of the defender
    We are Groia. "What's an advocate?" In part, this is the question that the Supreme Court of Canada will have to answer after granting leave in the case of Groia vs. The Law Society of Upper Canada.  For Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1973

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthen

    Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthen
    https://www.blacklocks.ca/ In the first month of 2017, Blacklock’s has commenced four more actions in the Federal Court against the Federal Government or an agency thereof. These are as follows:T-117-17 Blacklock’s v.…
  • Feb 14

    Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal

    Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal
    On November 17, 2014 I posted this:Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to the Quebec Superior Court to authorize Copibec to proceed by way…
  • Feb 9

    Blacklock’s appeals $65,000 costs award in litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s appeals $65,000 costs award in litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    https://www.blacklocks.ca/ As I noted on December 21, 2016,In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • Feb 24

    Can a Non-Payment of a Bonus Trigger Constructive Dismissal?

    Can a Non-Payment of a Bonus Trigger Constructive Dismissal?
    In the case of bonus pay, would a disagreement over the entitlement, and subsequently a non-payment, be enough for an employee to claim constructive dismissal? When an employer changes an essential term of an employment contract without the…
  • Feb 17

    Lateness and Absenteeism

    Lateness and Absenteeism
    In General, an employer has a reasonable expectation that employees will not be late for work on a regular basis and on time. If an employee is regularly absent without permission then, under the right circumstance, the employer may have…
  • Feb 17

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal
    Constructive dismissal is when an employer alters the fundamental conditions of the employment contract, which gives the employee little choice but to resign. Many employees do feel that relocation is constructive dismissal. The general rule…
Rank this Week: 148

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    why carefully defined licensing metrics matter: diageo may be liable to sap for extra $68 million in licensing fees. https://t.co/Nk4hqHSoCA 2017-02-20 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    internet backbone provider cogent cuts off the pirate bay and other pirate sites. first step on the slippery slope? https://t.co/a6ANe6HKBS 2017-02-13 interesting (but long) piece on the most successful ticket scalper in the us and the ticket…
  • Feb 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    an interesting peek at the poker ai that bested humans. https://t.co/HJPK8SNjdE 2017-02-03 why ups trucks don't turn left. quite interesting. https://t.co/tqswHI0CzD 2017-02-08 goldman has replaced 600 traders with 200 engineers since 2000…
Rank this Week: 3224

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Feb 23

    What is a US Situs Asset?

    What is a US Situs Asset?
    Canadians who own US situs assets are subject to US estate tax. The concern? The definition of “US situs assets” is broader than many Canadians realize. The post What is a US Situs Asset? appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Feb 23

    Pretext or Profiling?

    Pretext or Profiling?
    The Genesis of the 7 Countries Victimized by President Trump’s Executive Order. The post Pretext or Profiling? appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Feb 16

    Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American

    Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American
    Will Trump make good on his promise to repeal US estate tax? How do these anticipated changes affect Canadians leaving assets to kids living in the US? The post Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American appeared…
Rank this Week: 4670

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Long Term Disability Claim Denied? Here’s what you need to know (Ontario)

    Long Term Disability Claim Denied? Here’s what you need to know (Ontario)
    If you have applied for Long Term Disability Benefits with a private LTD insurer such as SunLife, Manulife, Great West Life, Industrial Alliance, SSQ, Co-Operators, Empire Life, RBC Insurance, La Capitale Insurance, BMO Insurance; and had…
  • Feb 15

    Ghost Writing Medical Reports in Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)

    Ghost Writing Medical Reports in Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)
    Medical experts, along with their reports, are major pieces of evidence in any serious personal injury case in Ontario. The testimony of a Plaintiff, and that of a Defendant, will likely be self serving. The Injured Accident Victim Plaintiff…
  • Feb 9

    Why insurance companies insist on Jury Trials for Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)

    Why insurance companies insist on Jury Trials for Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)
    Personal Injury Lawyer Brian Goldfinger drew inspiration for the proceeding entry of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog from Nick, famous YouTube Star of wildly entertaining, and super high quality Pokemon GO! channel; Trainer Tips. Check out his…
Rank this Week: 3847

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 23

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez -  A whistleblower program may be part of a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime that the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) recently proposed as part of its three-year Strategic Plan (the…
  • Feb 21

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA
    Vanessa Coiteux and Jérémie Ste-Marie -  The results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) review of the cyber security risk disclosure of S&P/TSX Composite issuers were recently reported by the…
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
Rank this Week: 4230

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/
  • Feb 23

    US Government Contractors Now Required to Train Employees on Privacy

    US Government Contractors Now Required to Train Employees on Privacy
    Effective January 19, 2017,  an update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will require certain contractors that provide services to the federal government to train their employees on privacy.  New contracts into which the…
  • Feb 19

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly
    Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA“), data subjects have rights to obtain copies of their personal information through a data subject access request (“DSAR“). Data subjects frequently use DSARs to obtain…
  • Feb 7

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the district court’s approval of a settlement and settlement class in the consolidated consumer class action arising from Target Corporation’s 2013 security incident. …
Rank this Week: 2125

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/
  • Feb 23

    Singapore Government-linked Company Faces Criticism for its Termination of Employee

    Singapore Government-linked Company Faces Criticism for its Termination of Employee
    Last month, 54 employees of a Singapore Government-linked company, Surbana Jurong, were terminated from employment. A local newspaper, Today, reported that the Group Chief Executive of Surbana had sent a firm-wide email explaining the…
  • Feb 22

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017 in Québec

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017 in Québec
    In the course of the year, it will be interesting to see how the Government of Québec will deal with pay equity matters. In an important decision issued last October, the Québec Court of Appeal declared that several sections of…
  • Feb 21

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017
    2017 has started with the issuance of important rulings from the Constitutional Court, regarding special protection of stability for: (i) employees close to retirement, and (ii) for the mates of women who are unemployed and expecting a child.…
Rank this Week: 2127

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • Feb 22

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour
    If a surveyor hired by one property owner in a boundary dispute gets it wrong, does the neighbouring owner have a claim in negligence against that surveyor? In 2002, Owner B purchased a property and was aware that a fence at the back of the…
  • Feb 16

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant
    Property owners may covenant with one another in connection with their lands.  They may agree to negative covenants, which prevent certain things from being done on or with the land. For example, a negative covenant may prohibit certain…
  • Feb 9

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property
    Most real estate transactions in Ontario today involve title insurance.  Purchasers obtain title insurance to protect against unknown defects in title that crop up after the closing of the transaction, and title insurance policies…
Rank this Week: 4739

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 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1253

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: 3336

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 19

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu
    I was very glad to be a panelist for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s conference on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in Fairmont and Jean Coutu. During the discussion the panelists were asked about the ways taxpayers may…
  • Dec 22

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited
    On a procedural motion in 506913 N.B. Ltd. v. The Queen (2016 TCC 286), the Tax Court ordered the Respondent to answer all questions refused on discovery, reattend at a further discovery, and pay the Appellant’s costs on the…
  • Dec 13

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code
    On December 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v Attorney General of Canada (2016 SCC 55) along with its companion case Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc. (2016 SCC 56). Our…
Rank this Week: 3716

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 15

    Trump administration to roll back net neutrality

    Trump administration to roll back net neutrality
    In 2015 the US FCC took steps to prevent ISPs from discriminating against internet traffic.  This is called Net Neutrality, which Wikipedia describes as “…the principle that Internet service providers and…
  • Feb 1

    Trump’s executive order on foreigners strips privacy protection for Canadian

    Trump’s executive order on foreigners strips privacy protection for Canadian
    Included in Trump’s reprehensible executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” was this: Sec. 14.  Privacy Act.  Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law,…
  • Jan 25

    The end of cloud computing

    The end of cloud computing
    That’s the title of a 25 minute video that is worth watching if you have an interest in where computing is going. Don’t panic if you have just decided to do more of you business computing in the cloud.  That isn’t going…
Rank this Week: 2499

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/
  • Feb 14

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course
    I have the honour of being included in the faculty for a course on Capacity and Influence, which will be held in both Edmonton and Calgary, presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta.The course is chaired by John Poyser, author of…
  • Feb 8

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry
    The presumption of resulting trust is a presumption of law that applies when one person gratuitously transfers property to another. The presumption is that the person transferring the property did not intend to make a gift, and that the…
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
Rank this Week: 373

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
  • Jan 30

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Chriscan Enterprises Ltd. v. St. Pierre, 2016 BCCA 442, reminds those who elect to resolve their business disputes through arbitration that decisions of the arbitrator, even those…
Rank this Week: 3078