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Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 293

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 27

    Suzanne Côté Takes Justice LeBel’s Chair at the Supreme Court

    Suzanne Côté Takes Justice LeBel’s Chair at the Supreme Court
    On the eve of Justice Louis LeBel‘s retirement, the PMO has announced his replacement. A Gaspésienne. A woman. A litigator in private practice at Osler’s Montréal office. Suzanne Côté. In every way a…
  • Nov 27

    Pregnancy and Parental Leave Top-Ups Are Separate and Distinct

    Pregnancy and Parental Leave Top-Ups Are Separate and Distinct
    It is discriminatory for employers to deny parental supplemental employment benefits (top-ups) to birth mothers because they receive pregnancy benefits. So said the Supreme Court of Canada in its unanimous oral decision from the bench on…
  • Nov 27

    The Real “Articling Crisis”?

    The Real “Articling Crisis”?
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is again in the news. This time, the focus is on the recently released Consultation Paper entitled Addressing Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees. An article in the Toronto Star has called the report…
Rank this Week: 29

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Law Commission of Ontario Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal Registered Disability Savings Plan

    Law Commission of Ontario Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal Registered Disability Savings Plan
    The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released its final report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP. RDSP refers to the Registered Disability Savings Plan: "Under the Income Tax Act (ITA), adults can open an RDSP for…
  • Nov 26

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Contract Law

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Contract Law
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on December 9, 2014 on contract law: "There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what law school students study and learn in their first year contracts law class, …
  • Nov 25

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada
    Federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson released his Fall 2014 report Tuesday which includes a critical audit of activities at Library and Archives Canada.Among the findings:Library and Archives Canada is not acquiring all the archival…
Rank this Week: 83

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    Ontario’s Human Rights Commission issued a statement on November 25, 2014 in relation to sexual harassment and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The statement reminds employers as to what constitutes sexual harassment as well as how to…
  • Oct 31

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company
    Unpaid internships were discussed in an April 8th posting in this blog and it is clear that most Ontario interns have to be paid.  But what about employees in start-up companies?  Can employers provide them with stock…
  • Oct 6

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay
    Ms. Fair was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “Board”) from 1988 to 2004, when her employment was terminated.  During her employment, Ms. Fair had developed a psychiatric disorder, namely,…
Rank this Week: 2244

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Nov 27

    Prominent Quebec lawyer named to SCC

    Prominent Quebec lawyer named to SCC
    Suzanne Côté has been named to the Supreme Court of Canada, bringing the number of women judges on the highest court to four.The Quebec trial lawyer has been head of the Montreal litigation group at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt…
  • Nov 27

    First-year students get surprise gift card from Osler

    First-year students get surprise gift card from Osler
    First-year law students across Canada, who are right now stressing out about exams, got an early gift this week and a much-needed break courtesy of a big law firm coming off a mammoth deal.On Monday, law schools across the country started…
  • Nov 27

    News Roundup - November 27, 2014

    News Roundup - November 27, 2014
    CanadaPrime Minister Stephen Harper names lawyer Suzanne Côté to the Supreme Court of Canada, Montreal GazettePedophile Erik Brian Wanamaker jailed after pleading guilty for breaching conditions of probation, Calgary HeraldOPP…
Rank this Week: 522

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/
  • Nov 27

    “The Use of an Interpreter, on its Own, Is Irrelevant to the Issue of Credibility”

    “The Use of an Interpreter, on its Own, Is Irrelevant to the Issue of Credibility”
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court addressing whether a witness who has a good understanding of English should have their credibility negatively assessed where they choose to testify trough an interpreter.…
  • Nov 26

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb
    Reasons for judgement were released recently by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, finding a bus driver partly liable for injuries after a passenger fell while disembarking the bus. In the recent case (Isaacs v. Coast Mounatain…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial
    To date I am aware of two cases in British Columbia that have awarded damages for the costs of medical marijuana to treat personal injuries (these can be accessed here and here).  Earlier this week reasons were released by the BC Supreme…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Nov 27

    Whose life insurance is it anyway?

    Whose life insurance is it anyway?
    Sometimes a couple separates and one spouse must pay child support to the other. They usually put the arrangement into a Separation Agreement so that the terms are clear. On occasion, the spouse who is paying the support agrees (or is…
  • Nov 23

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court
    CBC News is carrying an excellent article about inheritance and resulting disputes. I wish I could say it was all doom and gloom, but after 30 years in the industry I have to say that disputes and struggles are the norm, not the exception.…
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release
    I often receive questions about the release forms that are to be signed by beneficiaries. Here is one from a reader that I've heard more than once, that should be of interest to many of you. "Is there a standard release form ? I have…
Rank this Week: 234

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
  • Oct 29

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
Rank this Week: 4787

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/
  • Nov 27

    Summary Judgment: It’s the “New Black”

    Summary Judgment: It’s the “New Black”
    In an earlier blog post, we reviewed what the Supreme Court of Canada heralded as a “shift in culture” in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 with respect to the availability of summary judgment.  While we had expected BC Courts…
  • Nov 13

    The Supreme Court of Canada Moves the Law of Contract: The Principle of Good Faith and the Duty to Act Honestly

    The Supreme Court of Canada Moves the Law of Contract: The Principle of Good Faith and the Duty to Act Honestly
    On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71.  In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada for the first time expressly recognized “good faith” as…
  • Nov 6

    The word “of” can decide a case: a lesson for contractual drafting and interpretation

    The word “of” can decide a case: a lesson for contractual drafting and interpretation
    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice shows that the outcome of important questions of statutory or contractual interpretation can sometimes turn on the meaning of the smallest and most ordinary words. As the court noted…
Rank this Week: 3077

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, November 27, 2014:Retired judge taking over G20 disciplinary hearing has history of overturned decisions | The Toronto StarBC Civil Liberties Association challenges…
  • Nov 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, November 26, 2014:NDP MP says she gave no 'explicit' consent to Liberal's alleged advances Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom says extradition fight has cost him $10…
  • Nov 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, November 25, 2014: F. Lee Bailey loses his quest to practice law again after past misdeedsToobin: Ferguson prosecutor's icy tone fanned flames (Opinion) As Fords…
Rank this Week: 163

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Nov 27

    Estate Administration Taxation Regulation Consultation

    Estate Administration Taxation Regulation Consultation
    Consultation is drawing to a close on the new draft regulations under the Estate Administration Tax Act.  Amendments to the Act came into force in 2011, promising new regulations to follow.  The long-awaited regulations were posted…
  • Nov 26

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer
    Listen to Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyers Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss an article by Michael Sneeringer on the advisability of…
  • Nov 26

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate
    This past Sunday’s episode of CBC’s Sunday Edition, which aired on November 23, featured a discussion on family feuds over wills and estates. The discussion focused around the reality and consequences of the inter-generational…
Rank this Week: 89

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Nov 27

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada
    As expected, the CRA has formally announced the details of its collaborative efforts with CPA Canada. The CRA recently spoke about this collaboration at the Toronto Centre CRA-Tax Professionals breakfast seminar. The CRA news release, which…
  • Nov 17

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
  • Nov 13

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application
    Is the CRA entitled to notice of a rectification application? In Brogan Family Trust (2014 ONSC 6354), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said “no”, and dismissed the Crown’s motion to set aside an earlier rectification…
Rank this Week: 2909

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
  • Nov 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-26
    Canada Revenue Agency privacy breach leaks prominent Canadians' tax details http://t.co/yDYb4tlEUR -> Alberta considers privacy amendments allowing union intrusions http://t.co/rKJwUNve4l -> Link to Perfect10 v Giganews case…
  • Nov 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25
    Social media terms of service may be trumped by Canadian law http://t.co/HGrhOsu8V9 -> Regin computer spying malware has 'stealth' features, Symantec says http://t.co/BnlXAcsnGp -> Hacker claiming ties to Anonymous forces Toronto police…
  • Nov 25

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion
    To prove copyright infringement, the claimant has the onus of proving two things: first the alleged infringer created his or her work by copying from the copyright owner’s work (copying in fact); second, that all or a substantial part…
Rank this Week: 573

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: 2252

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/
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
  • Nov 26

    Little Guy's Fight on Copyright

    Little Guy's Fight on Copyright
    The US Supreme Court case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is an interesting case from two perspective. First, the case opened the grey market for copyright. Now, someone can import copyrighted materials (usually cheaper) and sell…
  • Nov 25

    Thurgood Marshall Interview

    Thurgood Marshall Interview
    With all the goings on in Ferguson, I will leave the commentary and observations to others. Here, however, is an old interview with the great Thurgood Marshall, where we see some interesting aspects of his nuanced views:
Rank this Week: 984

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Jail House Assaults in Ontario: Were lessons learned from Jean Paul Rheaume beating?

    Jail House Assaults in Ontario: Were lessons learned from Jean Paul Rheaume beating?
    One of the most interesting cases our law firm has ever handled, was a jail house assault matter in Sarnia Ontario. The Sarnia Jail has been know for its overcrowding issues and violence. When you have too many people under one roof, things…
  • Nov 18

    Long Term Disability Claims: The insurance company's greatest defence are the offset

    Long Term Disability Claims: The insurance company's greatest defence are the offset
    I was recently mediating a Long Term Disability Claim on behalf of a disabled client who worked for Canada Post. She was diagnosed with a wide variety of ailments, including but not limited to: - Disc Bulges at various levels requiring…
  • Nov 11

    The importance of insuring your ATVs, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicle

    The importance of insuring your ATVs, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicle
    It's starting to get a bit chilly outside and snow is on the horizon. Many snowmobile enthusiasts are gearing up for another great winter on the trails. Before you head out this season, the Court of Appeal just released an important ruling…
Rank this Week: 3061

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Law Library Extended Hours – November/December 2014

    Law Library Extended Hours – November/December 2014
    Our extended hours begin this coming Saturday, November 29. As usual, we have extended hours on the following dates: Saturday, November 29 10am – 10pm Sunday, November 30 10am – 10pm Friday, December 5 8:30am – 10pm…
  • Nov 24

    New Books at the Law Library – November 24, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – November 24, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HF5626 I58 2011 Jason Doucet et al., International Financial Reporting Standards: Their Adoption in Canada (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2011). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4642 .T39 2011 Lisa Philipps, Neil…
  • Nov 17

    New Books at the Law Library – November 17, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – November 17, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K120 .F76 2014 Delee Fromm, Advance Your Legal Career: Essential Skills for Success (Markham: LexisNexis, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K2251 .H65 2014 John Hollander, Case Analysis: The Critical Path to Persuasion…
Rank this Week: 3039

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
  • Nov 6

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
Rank this Week: 1828

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/
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
Rank this Week: 404

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection
    A lot of laypersons  may be surprised to find out that some work visas are not based on law but on policy.  Policy is the least strong in the hierarchy of Law/Regulations/policy.   Some work permits based on policy…
  • Nov 18

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment
    I recently attended a seminar on the “International Mobility” seminar, dealing with the entry of Foreign Nationals into Canada as temporary foreign workers.  The assessment of such workers has evolved.   …
  • Nov 10

    Stop the Polygamy!?

    Stop the Polygamy!?
    The proposed law, the alarmist and shrilly titled “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – Addressing Polygamy” will no doubt be a Great Tool for officers to refuse applications on the basis of misrepresentation…
Rank this Week: 2787

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Nov 26

    Estate Planning Considerations for the Family Cottage

    Estate Planning Considerations for the Family Cottage
    In the last few years, I had the pleasure of spending many summer weekends at a friend’s family cottage in the beautiful Georgian Bay. Like many retired Canadians, my friend’s parents spend virtually every weekend at their…
  • Nov 19

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: RESP contributions are not deductible

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: RESP contributions are not deductible
    Matt C. Altro is a regular contributor to Paul Delean’s business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt’s answer to the third question below. Lowering the tax bill on…
  • Nov 18

    News Summary for the Week of November 10, 2014

    News Summary for the Week of November 10, 2014
    Over the past week, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
Rank this Week: 2208

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 26

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”
    The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 22, 2014 as Why Uber has a Canadian Privacy Problem The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover…
Rank this Week: 43

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Nov 26

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting
    On June 30, 2014, Canada and the U. S. implemented Phase IV of the Entry/Exit Initiative of the Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan.   Pursuant to this initiative, the U. S.
  • Nov 10

    Getting What You Paid For: The Importance of Legal and Financial Due Diligence When Purchasing a Busine

    Getting What You Paid For: The Importance of Legal and Financial Due Diligence When Purchasing a Busine
    Prior to the acquisition of a business, the purchaser will usually have an opportunity to carry out financial and legal due diligence on the business. This period of time is commonly known as the due diligence period and normally lasts from a…
  • Oct 15

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land
    The newsletters, conferences and webcasts are all still abuzz with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 decisions in Tsilhqot’in (June 26) and Keewatin (July 11). The two cases will frame the discussion…
Rank this Week: 3705

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC .  As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems…
  • Nov 17

    CRTC on CASL enforcement

    CRTC on CASL enforcement
    Some businesses seem to be ignoring the CASL anti-spam law.  Their attitude is that it’s been months since it’s been in force, nobody’s been fined, and there have been no public enforcement actions (other…
  • Nov 13

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary
    November 16, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this blog – over 1500 posts since November 16, 2004. To put that in perspective, twitter was launched in March 2006,  Facebook didn’t open to non-college students until…
Rank this Week: 399

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia residents may be surprised to learn that pain and suffering is not mentioned in the section of the Fatal Injuries Act that deals with damages that may be awarded in a lawsuit brought by families who have lost...
  • Nov 21

    Cerebral palsy treatment

    Cerebral palsy treatment
    Once a child suffers a birth injury that results in cerebral palsy, he or she will often require various types of treatment for the rest of his or her life. There are several different types of treatments that are used,...
  • Nov 13

    Wrong-way vehicle injures jogger in Nova Scotia

    Wrong-way vehicle injures jogger in Nova Scotia
    Halifax Regional Police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a wrong-way vehicle ran into a jogger in an intersection. The incident happened at Cogswell Street and North Park Street at about 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. At an intersection...
Rank this Week: 3699

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 746

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 590

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Covers accounting, tax, financial issues, investments, boards of directors, governance, and laws concerning charities in Canada.

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
  • Nov 25

    Introduction

    Introduction
  • Nov 25

    An Action Framework for Children and Youth in Canada

    An Action Framework for Children and Youth in Canada
    The National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY), in conjunction with its members and other partners, is proposing an Action Framework for Canada’s children and youth that identifies strategies to protect and enrich the lives of…
  • Jul 4

    Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Time

    Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Time
    Deepening Community is Paul Born’s fourth book and his most personal reflection to date on people, relationships, and what constitutes community in today’s “chaotic” society. 
Rank this Week: 1934

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/
  • Nov 25

    OSC and Competition Bureau sign MOU

    OSC and Competition Bureau sign MOU
    The OSC and the Competition Bureau announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding intended to promote cooperation between the two agencies. Specifically, the MOU deals with such issues as the exchange of information and…
  • Nov 24

    Globe and Mail publishes Board Games 2014

    Globe and Mail publishes Board Games 2014
    Earlier today, the Globe and Mail published Board Games 2014, its latest annual report on corporate governance among Canadian issuers. The report includes articles on topics such as gender diversity on Canadian boards and includes a…
  • Nov 21

    Alberta issues broader exemption to OTC issuer rule

    Alberta issues broader exemption to OTC issuer rule
    The Alberta Securities Commission yesterday published a blanket order to expand its exemption of certain issuers from the application of Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets. As we've previously…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Nov 25

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?
    Employment law and the issue of extreme work hours are tricky. Employers can hire an employee and request that they work an extensive amount of time.  On the onset, this seems illegal and confusing for employees.  However, this…
  • Nov 21

    Reasonable notice of Termination

    Reasonable notice of Termination
    Reasonable notice of termination is a principle used where an employer has an obligation upon termination to either provide advanced, reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice under the legislation.  Most often than not,…
  • Nov 21

    Employment offer was ended before it started

    Employment offer was ended before it started
    Employment offers are known to make recruits pleased and satisfied with the prospect of beginning a new journey. It also gives them a sense of security in knowing that their financial obligations will be met. What if an employee is given a…
Rank this Week: 680

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
    This is a fantastic resource on terms of use. Lawyers are trapped by the law in this area – your clients need them, but everyone knows the exercise is, in many cases, absurd, built as it is on the largely untrue notion that terms are…
  • Nov 24

    Top internship opportunities in technology

    Top internship opportunities in technology
    This is mind-boggling. The post Top internship opportunities in technology appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Jul 29

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC
    This is a terrific resource for founders. The post Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VCs appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 2572

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 25

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage
    As part of its commitment to families and to help reduce poverty, the New Brunswick provincial government will increase the minimum wage to $10.30 per hour by the end of 2014.
  • Nov 18

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014
    All Ontario businesses and organizations with 20 or more employees are required to complete four steps.
  • Nov 11

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension
    Published online in Canadian Employment Law Today, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd.: Reasonable notice should be bridge to full pension if dismissed employee is close to eligibility: Ontario court
Rank this Week: 4628

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
  • Nov 24

    What tangled webs we weave: The BCCA provides guidance on the tort of deceit and exclusion of liability clause

    What tangled webs we weave: The BCCA provides guidance on the tort of deceit and exclusion of liability clause
    By Ryan MacIsaac The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in Roy v Kretschmer, 2014 BCCA 429 provides guidance on the element of reliance in the tort of deceit. It also holds that a contractual clause limiting liability is…
  • Nov 24

    This Week at the SCC (21/11/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (21/11/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander This was a busy week at the Court, with the release of one oral decision, and eight leave-to-appeal rulings, all likely to be…
  • Nov 19

    Fast Forward: What Will You Be Doing in 2020?

    Fast Forward: What Will You Be Doing in 2020?
    By Elder Marques and Leila Rafi Canadian Appeals Monitor co-editor and litigation partner Elder Marques, together with business law partner Leila Rafi were guest-bloggers on the Cordell Parvin Blog this week, writing about some of their…
Rank this Week: 1345

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 552

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
  • Nov 24

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?
    By Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza and Matthew Griffin This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article…
  • Nov 18

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break this past proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Third Point LLC proposed so-called “golden leash”…
  • Nov 17

    SCC Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision in Canadian Contract Law

    SCC Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision in Canadian Contract Law
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP The following Canadian Appeals Monitor blog post by Brandon Kain and Neil Finkelstein may be of interest to readers of this blog: SCC Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision in Canadian Contract Law The Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 2408

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
Rank this Week: 503

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
  • Nov 24

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 17

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 10

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014
    14 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2014: K 236 F37 2014 A study of mixed legal systems : endangered, entrenched or blended Lund Humphries Publishers 2014 xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm. K 3240 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1163

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 2031

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/
  • Nov 22

    Milne Estate v. Milne

    Milne Estate v. Milne
    Separation Agreements or court orders following marriage breakdown may include a clause requiring one former spouse to maintain a life insurance policy on his or her life, naming the other as the beneficiary. Life insurance is a good way to…
  • Nov 16

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration
    The British Columbia Government appears to be considering passing new legislation modeled on the Uniform Conference of Canada, Uniform Trustee Act. As I wrote before, the Ministry of Justice was requesting comments on the Uniform Trustee…
  • Nov 8

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?
    If you make a will leaving your estate to your child, and after your death, your child is assigned into bankruptcy, then your child’s inheritance from you will be available to his or her creditors. That’s not too surprising.But…
Rank this Week: 458

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision
    The Copyright Board has been reversed once again by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), which is the Court responsible for reviewing its decisions when a party believes that there has been a reviewable error.  This ruling is…
  • Nov 17

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step
    Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to Quebec Superior Court authorize Copibec to proceed by way of a class action. Two immediate…
  • Nov 10

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court
    Copibec is the Quebec counterpart of Access Copyright. It has started litigation in the Quebec Superior Court against  l’Université  Laval. I'll post the claim when I get a copy…
Rank this Week: 346

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Product Development Plans 2014-2015

    Product Development Plans 2014-2015
    Nimonik is always working to improve its service offerings and last year, we upgraded the system numerous times. In fact, we have completed nearly all of our goals and rolled out a number of updates that were announced in 2013 to both…
  • Nov 20

    NimonikApp and Nimonik headed for big upgrades in 2015

    NimonikApp and Nimonik headed for big upgrades in 2015
    Planned upgrades for Nimonik App and Nimonik Audit for Mobile Devices for the next year : October 2014 – 2015 A lot improved last year, we have completed nearly all of our goals and rolled out a number of updates to both NimonikApp and…
  • Nov 5

    Three new case studies on legal tracking and audit

    Three new case studies on legal tracking and audit
    Nimonik works with companies in over 25 industry sectors, helping them save time and ensure higher rates of compliance. Here are three of our favorite clients and their stories of how they used Nimonik Audit on iPad and NimonikApp on the web…
Rank this Week: 788

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Nov 21

    Website update

    Website update
    Dear friends, We are finally making some progress in updating our website, and we hope you enjoy the results. It’s definitely still a work in progress, though, and hopefully will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Thank you…
  • Nov 21

    Blue Box funding- change coming

    Blue Box funding- change coming
    The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, told the Canadian Waste to Resources conference this week that he would have a new Waste Diversion law introduced into the Legislature, and passed, in 2015. Hopefully, it will…
  • Nov 20

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report
    A recent decision out of Newfoundland should remind prospective purchasers of real estate NOT to count on Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or other environmental reports commissioned by the seller, unless they acquire…
Rank this Week: 296

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Nov 21

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie
      Featured Articles: Vulnerable Families When families face troubled times, the law can guide and help. The Calculation of Child Support: A Basic Guideline Mark G. Jones The Federal Child  Support Guidelines remove some of the…
  • Oct 21

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta
    CPLEA has recently updated the information on Adult Interdependent Relationships at Canadian Legal FAQs. In Alberta provincial law doesn’t use the term “common law” to describe two people who are living together but are not…
  • Sep 11

    LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law

    LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law
    Featured Articles: Looking at Criminal Law Perhaps more than any other area of the law, criminal law is constantly evolving. Recent Developments in Criminal Law New laws abound as the government focuses on crime.  Are they all…
Rank this Week: 4721