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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 24

    Can an employer use subjective criteria to evaluate employees during their probationary period?

    Can an employer use subjective criteria to evaluate employees during their probationary period?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine There is sometimes uncertainty surrounding the proper scope of evaluation for a probationary employee. Is an employer limited to relying on neutral, objective criteria, or can the employer also consider…
  • Jul 17

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly
    by Jacqueline Gant The highest court in Ontario recently ordered an employer to pay out a whopping three years of compensation to a 23-month employee terminated without cause. The employee was entitled to his full salary and benefits for the…
  • Jul 10

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada
    by Hannah Roskey Random workplace drug and alcohol testing is generally prohibited by Canadian employers in Canada. However, there are limited circumstances in which it may be permitted. A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s…
Rank this Week: 1860

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/
  • Jul 24

    Marley v. Rawling

    Marley v. Rawling
    As I wrote in my most recent post, Fuchs v. Fuchs, I am looking at cases in other jurisdictions dealing with rectification of wills for a paper I am working on. I am not aware of any cases in British Columbia interpreting our new provision…
  • Jul 17

    Fuchs v. Fuch

    Fuchs v. Fuch
    I am still waiting for some reported British Columbia cases interpreting section 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which expressly allows the court to rectify a will. Subsections 59 (1) and (2) provide as…
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
Rank this Week: 457

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    I’m repatriating to Canada, do I need to prove I have taken certain vaccines to get back in?

    I’m repatriating to Canada, do I need to prove I have taken certain vaccines to get back in?
    A Quora user had the above question.  My response is: Canadian citizens have a right to enter Canada if they present proof of Canadian citizenship such as a passport at a Canadian port of entry. Given that right, it is highly unlikely…
  • Jul 15

    Consular Offices/ Embassies and Canada Immigration

    Consular Offices/ Embassies and Canada Immigration
    A key player in obtaining a visa to Canada is often a consular office or Embassy of a country.  The consular office of importance is often the one corresponding to your own country of citizenship, or of a country you resided in for more…
  • Jun 29

    Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card

    Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card
    A permanent resident card is subject to maintenance.  Like an automobile, the amount of maintenance depends on how the card is being used.  For example, if you obtained permanent residency in Canada and then never left Canada for…
Rank this Week: 2439

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    CanLII Takes Over Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

    CanLII Takes Over Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research
    The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), the free law society-supported Internet site for finding Canadian jurisprudence and legislation, is taking over the Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research, a well-known website launched by…
  • Jul 21

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime
    Yesterday, the Statistics Canada publication Juristat published an article entitled Police-reported crime statistics, 2015: "Police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by both the Crime Severity Index (CSI) and the crime rate, increased in…
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period July 1-15, 2016 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
Rank this Week: 86

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: 1645

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    Prioritizing Racial Diversity in Judicial Appointment

    Prioritizing Racial Diversity in Judicial Appointment
    Diversity matters. Not just for the optics of it, or because it’s the right thing to do. Having diversity at the heads of our social institutions, especially our judiciary, actually helps them do a better job. Diverse experiences, as a…
  • Jul 24

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Jul 22

    The Influence of Quebec Case Law in the ROC: The Situation and Stakes of the Translation of Judgment

    The Influence of Quebec Case Law in the ROC: The Situation and Stakes of the Translation of Judgment
    Last fall, Leader of the Bar and former Chief Justice of Quebec, Mtre Michel Robert, gave a lecture on the language of judgments. His remarks were reported in the February 2016 edition of the Journal du Barreau. Upset about the lack of…
Rank this Week: 29

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
  • Jul 24

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23
    Damages grant against unknown Internet defendant Smith v Unknown Defendant, Pseudonym 'Likeicare' [2016] EWHC 1775 https://t.co/h71UuN3ASX -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-16 https://t.co/yPCXir6Y7X -> Computer and…
  • Jul 23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-22
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21 https://t.co/WsF0E41noy -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21 https://t.co/ATbARq3CsX -> Claim to trademark infringement dismissed Oran Pre-Cast Ltd v Oranmore Precast Ltd &…
  • Jul 22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-20 https://t.co/bk39pA8166 -> Abuse of Ghostbusters star a PR 'nightmare' that forced Twitter to ban Yiannopoulos, expert says https://t.co/mi2Ba6XqX0 -> France Says That Windows 10 Violates…
Rank this Week: 591

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin
    Ohio lawyer, Andrea Burton, was handcuffed and led out of a courtroom by an attending sheriff when she refused to comply with Judge Robert Milich’s  multiple requests that she remove her Black Lives Matter pin.  After her…
  • Jul 9

    Assassination of Dallas Police Inevitable in Light of Ferguson

    Assassination of Dallas Police Inevitable in Light of Ferguson
    The assassination of five Dallas police officers was entirely predictable when the false narrative of “hands up don’t shoot” became the mantra for black riots in Ferguson, Missouri and a battle cry against law enforcement.…
  • Jun 30

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1
      If you think all lawyers are rich, you’d be wrong. Money Inc. reports that the average salary for lawyers in the United States is $133,000 per year. The average for Canadian lawyers is less than that. But there are a group of…
Rank this Week: 715

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/
  • Jul 23

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary
    I didn't know Paul Culligan, but I already miss his sense of humour. Mr. Culligan recently passed away and left behind his own hilarious obituary. Click here to read more in an article from CBC News. The attached photo accompanied the CBC…
  • Jul 21

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?
    A reader recently sent me a note wondering about the legal effect of a will being signed shortly before the testator's death. The answer turned out to be somewhat complex. Below are the reader's question and my comments. "If a will was…
  • Jul 20

    There's a new tort in town

    There's a new tort in town
    The following post was written by Chelsea Kennedy, a criminologist who works with me at Butler Wills and Estates Consulting. Though this post doesn't specifically deal with wills and estates, it has the latest news about a new application of…
Rank this Week: 244

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Nova Scotia lawyers to march in Halifax Pride Parade

    Nova Scotia lawyers to march in Halifax Pride Parade
    Nova Scotia’s lawyers are set to march in the Halifax Pride Parade as a profession for the first time this Saturday. Lawyers have marched in the annual celebration before — individually or as part of other organizations —…
  • Jul 22

    Legal news roundup - July 22, 2016

    Legal news roundup - July 22, 2016
    Canada Air Transat to offer compensation for flight cancelled due to suspected pilot drunkenness, Canadian Press Trusted-traveller programs to ban criminals under proposed new federal rules, Canadian Press B.C. man pleads guilty to attacks on…
  • Jul 21

    Isaac report provides ‘road map’ to reconciliation with Méti

    Isaac report provides ‘road map’ to reconciliation with Méti
    Métis groups and aboriginal lawyers are praising a report released today that makes 17 recommendations to the federal government on how to advance reconciliation with the Métis Nation. Isaac's report, entitled, "A Matter of…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
Rank this Week: 419

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 22

    Satisfaction or Your Money Back (And Not a Cent More) – Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP

    Satisfaction or Your Money Back (And Not a Cent More) – Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP
    Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP, 2015 BCCA 445, is an interesting case from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. The issue on appeal was whether the trial judge erred in concluding that a retainer agreement clause limiting the respondent…
  • Jul 21

    News Flash: ‘Ontario provides $100 million for homecare clients and their caregivers’

    News Flash: ‘Ontario provides $100 million for homecare clients and their caregivers’
    Health Minister Eric Hoskins says: ""I can't overestimate the importance of this component." "This will provide that much needed break for caregivers who give so much of themselves to provide daily, around-the-clock care for our loved ones."
  • Jul 20

    Parenticide Disentitles a Beneficiary from Receiving Under a Will

    Parenticide Disentitles a Beneficiary from Receiving Under a Will
    Last year, a son was accused of murdering his parents in Connecticut after they threatened to take him out of their will. There have been a handful of cases over the past century in Canada with similar tragic circumstances. The long…
Rank this Week: 748

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday July 22, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 22, 2016 at 6:15am PDTA last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to…
  • Jul 21

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday July 21, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 21, 2016 at 6:00am PDTExaminations for Discovery are oral examinations of a…
  • Jul 20

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 20, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:16am PDTIn difficult custody cases, a Court may request that the…
Rank this Week: 162

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 315

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 22

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?
    Originally published in November 2013 by Meghan L. Weinstien Updated in July 2016 by Shlomi Steve Levy and Jonah Spiegelman The Florida Land Trust (“FLT”) is sometimes recommended as a structure to hold title of their personal use…
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
Rank this Week: 2150

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    darpa launches contest for automated security software. intriguing. https://t.co/gEB37W1T99 2016-07-15 $msft wins irish e-mail case on appeal. us gov must rely on mlat to get emails. a bit surprising. https://t.co/qnB0RxEz6N 2016-07-15…
  • Jul 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    artist sued by painting owner for denying he painted it. somewhat kafkaesque. https://t.co/8Hbt0cfjuc 2016-07-12 groundbreaking research shows that most users don't read terms of service; and rain is wet. https://t.co/ZSVqYWHQts 2016-07-13…
  • Jul 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    first death in a tesla. neither driver nor autopilot activated brakes. https://t.co/zzke4tQcAi 2016-07-01 automotive grade linux looks promising. https://t.co/AzRLGIEAv0 2016-07-05 an interesting (but long) brief on ai, how it will likely…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
  • Jul 18

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night
    Pro Bono Presentation Night - a series of short presentations (5-7 minutes) by lawyers and law students on pro bono law topics - is happening at the Law School, on September 15, 2016 at 6pm. Individuals interested in presenting are...
  • Jul 17

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!
    Hooray!! Soon, Augmented Reality will become a reality. I look forward to the day when a Pokemon is appointed to the Supreme Court. When that happens, the PM will say 'because 2020'. I mean Pokemon already has an IV Judge:
Rank this Week: 984

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/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 4880

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Pokemon Go, Personal Injury & Public Policy in the Province of Ontario

    Pokemon Go, Personal Injury & Public Policy in the Province of Ontario
    Using 5 P’s in to this Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog Post has got to be some sort of record! In case you’ve been living under a rock, the mobile device game Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Its received a record number of…
  • Jul 13

    How the LAT is killing access to justice for accident benefit claims in Ontario

    How the LAT is killing access to justice for accident benefit claims in Ontario
    For anyone who practices in the field of accident benefit law (dare I now call it litigation), what we all need is more paper work, more records, and more forms to be completed by insureds, and insurers alike. What is already a complicated…
  • Jul 5

    Getting the most out of your Long Term Disability or Critical Illness Application (Ontario)

    Getting the most out of your Long Term Disability or Critical Illness Application (Ontario)
    Long Term Disability Insurance, and Critical Illness insurance are both “living policies“. They differ from a death benefit or life insurance policy in that the insured is still alive and the beneficiary; while alive; is able to…
Rank this Week: 2772

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: 2188

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/
  • Jul 21

    $6 Million Damage Assessment After Teen Injured By Corroded Lamppost

    $6 Million Damage Assessment After Teen Injured By Corroded Lamppost
    Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for profound injuries after a plaintiff fell two stories after falling while swinging from a corroded lamp-post. In this…
  • Jul 19

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Lingering” Soft Tissue Injury

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Lingering” Soft Tissue Injury
    Adding to this site’s soft tissue injury non-pecuniary database, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court,  Vancouver Registry, valuing a claim dealing with a ‘lingering‘ neck and shoulder soft…
  • Jul 6

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent” Soft Tissue Injurie

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent” Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for ‘persistent’ soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Smith v. Evashkevich) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2010 rear…
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
  • Jul 19

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016
    According to MergerMarket’s Monthly M&A Insider Report, global M&A activity continued to wane throughout May 2016, maintaining the trend reported on earlier this year. May 2016 resulted in a total of 1,054 deals worth an…
Rank this Week: 4521

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 21

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective
    With the increase in “sharing” websites that enable condo owners to rent out their units for short-term stays, many condominium corporations are dealing with the new challenges that this has created. Short-term rentals of condo…
  • Jul 19

    Police Search Rights on Condominium Common Elements – An American Case

    Police Search Rights on Condominium Common Elements – An American Case
    We previously blogged about an Ontario case where a man accused of drug trafficking was acquitted, as the police had on three occasions entered the common elements of the condominium in which the accused resided and owned a unit, without…
  • Jul 14

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Condo Corporation’s Breach of Repair Obligation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Condo Corporation’s Breach of Repair Obligation
    In a recent case, Ryan v. YCC No. 340, a condominium unit owner was awarded almost $70,000 in damages plus pre-judgment interest, after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the condominium corporation had breached its repair and…
Rank this Week: 1245

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
Rank this Week: 2350

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Covers recent developments in the field of legal research, and assists legal researchers to make effective use of research tools. By Catherine Best.

http://legalresearch.org/blog/
  • Jul 20

    An announcement!

    An announcement!
    The Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research has been freely available on the Internet since 1998. The original author and publisher was Catherine Best. The site grew out of Catherine’s experience teaching legal research and writing, and…
  • May 11

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press has reported that a recent budget cut in the federal Justice Department represents about 20 per cent of research spending, and means the loss of eight experienced …
  • Apr 2

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal
    There are a couple of interesting tidbits regarding legal information issues in the 2013 Annual Report of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Court’s Library Committee reports that in light of increasing costs the Judges’…
Rank this Week: 4832

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
Rank this Week: 1300

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
  • Jul 13

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace
    Makerspaces (sometimes called hackerspaces) are community workspaces – generally in the tech and digital arena.  Entrepreneurs might use them as workspaces and to collaborate with colleagues.  Hobbyists might use their tools…
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for.  Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them.  While there are lots of scams out…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
Rank this Week: 4707

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 4488

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jul 19

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?
    As most families are aware, the new Canada Child Benefit (“CCB”) effective July 1, 2016 is the replacement for the Child Canada Tax Benefit (“CCTB”) & the Universal Child Care Benefit (“UCCB”). Prior to…
  • Jun 15

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce
    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is a government agency that represents children in custody and access proceedings. A judge cannot order that the OCL act for a child but simply can “request” that it do so. The…
  • Jun 3

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce
    If you are in the process of separating, I know you have that friend. That already divorced friend – the one that is telling you it gets worse before it gets better.  The one that says it’s a process. Your friend is…
Rank this Week: 3503

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 4893

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Municipalities Face Unique Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Challenge

    Municipalities Face Unique Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Challenge
      Last week was a typical week for me. On Saturday, I rode the bus downtown to pick up some books from the library. On Sunday, I cooled down at a splash pad with my family. On Monday, I set out my garbage and recycling for curbside…
  • Jul 11

    Partnership with Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland (CISS) for ISO 27001 and ISO 27002

    Partnership with Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland (CISS) for ISO 27001 and ISO 27002
    Nimonik is announcing a new partnership with CISS, Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland, a start-up company launched in June 2016. The founders Heike Klaus and Andreas von Grebmer both have long-time experience in Information…
  • Jul 7

    The Link Between Risk Management, Critical Controls and Auditing

    The Link Between Risk Management, Critical Controls and Auditing
    Once companies have covered off base line regulatory compliance, they must embark on a journey to reach operational excellence. Leading companies utilize their risk management business process to identify their biggest risks and associated…
Rank this Week: 809

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1203

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    New International Online Reviews and Endorsements Guidelines Give Practical Guidance to Marketers, Reflect Competition Bureau Policie

    New International Online Reviews and Endorsements Guidelines Give Practical Guidance to Marketers, Reflect Competition Bureau Policie
    Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition July 18, 2016 This Featured Update discusses the recent Online Reviews and Endorsements Guidelines issued by the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). It includes a…
  • Jul 15

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

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest
    July 15, 2016 Promotional contests in Canada are largely governed by the federal Competition Act, Criminal Code and contract law. Other laws can also apply depending on the type of contest, including privacy, anti-spam and intellectual…
  • Jul 15

    Responding to Online Brand Attack

    Responding to Online Brand Attack
    July 15, 2016 Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law) Online threats to commercial reputations are on the rise. These include “attack sites”, “gripe sites” (e.g., RipOff Report), cyber-libel via social media, domain…
Rank this Week: 589

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 18

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)
    After an Injury Claim Settlement, Then What? After an injury claim settlement there are several steps that take place before the claimant can receive their money. In every case, the claimant must sign a release, that…
  • Jul 11

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)
    Even the most cautious drivers tend to relax and let their guard down when their cars are safely parked. Getting out of your car can seems like such an innocuous act that we only rarely consider the dangers to ourselves and others. Cyclists…
  • Jul 9

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William
    Lambert and Williams (LaW) recently changed its name to League and Williams (LaW) – this reflects a recent change in the firm.  The firm was established in 2014 by Rory Lambert and Darren Williams, opening its doors at its Westside…
Rank this Week: 4448

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 18

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light
    Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm with millions of people wandering around searching for virtual Pokémon…
  • Jul 18

    It’s All Fun and Games Until We Lose Our Digital Privacy

    It’s All Fun and Games Until We Lose Our Digital Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 18, 2016 as It’s All Fun and Games Until We Lose Our Digital Privacy Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that…
  • Jul 12

    Why the Canada – EU Trade Deal is in More Trouble Than the Government Admit

    Why the Canada – EU Trade Deal is in More Trouble Than the Government Admit
    The Canadian government has characterized the proposed trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) is its top trade priority. The deal would increase trade by removing tariffs from many products, but also create significant…
Rank this Week: 43

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jul 18

    Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code

    Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code
    In a decision which returns us to what many thought was the status quo, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that, (save for exempt employees), the unjust dismissal scheme in the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) does not permit…
  • Jul 15

    The Countdown is On: The New OHSA Amendments Come into Force in Less Than 60 Day

    The Countdown is On: The New OHSA Amendments Come into Force in Less Than 60 Day
    As we previously reported, the amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act introduced by Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment,…
  • Jul 11

    Sale of a Business is Not Constructive Dismissal

    Sale of a Business is Not Constructive Dismissal
    In the decision 2108805 Ontario Inc. v. Boulad[1] rendered on January 25, 2016, the Quebec Court of Appeal overruled the trial judge who had considered that the change of employer resulting from a change of ownership constituted a unilateral…
Rank this Week: 2192

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
  • Jul 18

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 29 from 2016: Flipped classrooms for legal education Wolff, Lutz-Christian, 1961- K 100 W65 2016 Flipped classrooms for legal education Springer, 2016 ix, 144 pages ; 24 cm. K…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice Hill, Claire A., KF 1477 H55 2016 Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice West Academic Publishing,…
  • Jul 4

    Recent Acquisitions, June 27 – July 4, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, June 27 – July 4, 2016
    21 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 19 from 2016: K 85 L44 2016 Empirical legal research : a guidance book for lawyers, legislators and regulators Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016 vii, 319 pages ; 25 cm K ……
Rank this Week: 1144

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/
  • Jul 15

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez and Laura Levine - Whistleblower programs aimed at encouraging individuals to report securities related misconduct that occurs in Ontario and Quebec have been launched by the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC)…
  • Jul 15

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund
    Anne Ramsay and Laura Levine - The new harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the New Report) that came into effect on June 30, 2016 imposes new disclosure obligations, including specific requirements applicable only to…
  • Jul 14

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) in respect of custody arrangements for certain registered…
Rank this Week: 483

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
  • May 13

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

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
Rank this Week: 4376

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
  • Jul 12

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children

    Texas supreme court temporarily halts state Medicaid cuts for home health therapy programs for disabled children
    The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s planned rate reductions for Medicaid home health services for severely disabled children, holding that a temporary injunction issued by a…
Rank this Week: 4888

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
  • Jul 11

    The intangible law firm

    The intangible law firm
    Remember all those ludicrous predictions you kept hearing about how law firms were someday going to invest heavily in intelligent technology that could do legal work? Funny thing about that: someday is today. Here’s…
  • Jul 6

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption
    In a post last month, Ron Friedmann poured cold water on the notion that large law firms were anywhere close to being “disrupted” — to losing the commercial legal services market to high-tech NewLaw…
Rank this Week: 2638

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Why an app can not replace lawyers’ advice during police interaction

    Why an app can not replace lawyers’ advice during police interaction
    Need immediate legal advice under investigation? There’s a right for that. Today, the Globe and Mail’s article entitled “Better Access to Justice to Canada? There’s an app for that” espousing […]
  • Jun 30

    What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?

    What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?
    What is a conditional discharge or absolute discharge? A common question that arises in criminal law proceedings is “What is a conditional discharge?” or “What is an absolute discharge?” It is also followed by the…
  • Jun 23

    Why you need a lawyer for domestic assault charges in Ontario.

    Why you need a lawyer for domestic assault charges in Ontario.
    Why hiring a lawyer for domestic assault and domestic violence can make a huge difference in your case. Over the past decade, our lawyers and law firm have represented a large number of people for domestic assault, uttering threats, and…
Rank this Week: 4677

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/
  • Jul 13

    Privacy Shield get approval: certainty at last?

    Privacy Shield get approval: certainty at last?
    The European Commission yesterday issued an adequacy decision adopting the EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaces Safe Harbor as a framework for protecting European data transferred to the United States. Adoption had been expected since the…
  • Jul 13

    The FCC Rules Federal Government (and maybe its Contractors) Are Immune from the TCPA

    The FCC Rules Federal Government (and maybe its Contractors) Are Immune from the TCPA
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its highly anticipated declaratory ruling on July 5, 2016 in which it determined that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) does not apply to calls made by or on behalf of the federal…
  • Jun 16

    What does BREXIT mean for data protection?

    What does BREXIT mean for data protection?
    On 23 June 2016, the UK is holding a referendum as to whether to stay in the European Union or leave it.  But what does a BREXIT (a British Exit from the EU) mean for data protection?  Most of the UK law on data protection comes…
Rank this Week: 1881

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Fracking judicial review

    Fracking judicial review
    On 7 July 2016, local community groups Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth applied to the High Court to judicially review the decision made by the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) regarding Third Energy’s permit to frack in…
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
Rank this Week: 4924