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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 29

    Important Notice on Notice: Supreme Court of Canada Reverses Quebec Court of Appeal

    Important Notice on Notice: Supreme Court of Canada Reverses Quebec Court of Appeal
    In a surprising decision, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed the Quebec Court of Appeal (QCA) last week in a decision regarding the provision and payment of “reasonable notice” on resignation. In the original QCA decision, the…
  • Jul 29

    Twitter in the Courtroom

    Twitter in the Courtroom
    A news article quotes Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and how impressed he was about the use of Twitter by reporters during a recent trial. “I couldn’t get over how well it had worked,” Kennedy…
  • Jul 29

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Use the Way Back Machine to See Older Versions of Websites* Dan…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Jul 29

    What are my Vacation Rights?

    What are my Vacation Rights?
    With long weekends coming around some employers might decide to substitute vacation day with unpaid day and close the office.  Can you be forced to take vacation day and what are your rights in that case? Whitten and Lublin, Employment…
  • Jul 28

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency
    Most often young graduates will list their names with a recruitment agency in hopes of finding employment opportunities faster than searching on their own. However, time goes by and after a period of unemployment, you decide to search on your…
  • Jul 22

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit
    WSIB coverage may be getting even more expensive, as the Tribunal overseeing Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is now accepting legitimate claims for mental stress in the course of employment.  In a controversial…
Rank this Week: 703

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • 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.
  • Jun 30

    A Venture SLA

    A Venture SLA
    I wish the world could be more like this for startups, but it isn’t, at least not in Canada. The Venture SLA has some interesting insights into terms, and is apropos of a conversation over at the StartupNorth Facebook page. Paul…
  • Jun 25

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?
    The unpaid interns issue is getting increasing attention, as this Prof David Doorey post illustrates. We are seeing more and more lawsuits on this issue, it seems, with every passing month.The post Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in…
Rank this Week: 2544

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014:Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bidOntario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned Online…
  • Jul 28

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilities  Ontario Justices of the Peace should have a law degree: Editorial - Toronto…
  • Jul 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated at circumcision…
Rank this Week: 167

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

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 29

    News Roundup - July 29, 2014

    News Roundup - July 29, 2014
    CanadaFormer Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault not entitled to royal immunity against fraud charges, Montreal Gazette Ikea commits 'unfair labour practices' with attempts to hire picketing workers to higher non-union wage,…
  • Jul 28

    Global law group accuses Harper of encroaching on judicial independence

    Global law group accuses Harper of encroaching on judicial independence
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s public comments about Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin this spring “amounted to an encroachment on the independence of the judiciary,” the International Commission of Jurists has found. The…
  • Jul 28

    News Roundup - July 28, 2014

    News Roundup - July 28, 2014
    CanadaJudge to hear challenge to Charter by Telus and Rogers after asked to release cellphone information, Toronto StarSon of mafia boss in Ontario arrested as part of ongoing fraud investigation, The National PostMan released on bail,…
Rank this Week: 586

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 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-28
    Under Spain's 'Google fee' law, news aggregators must pay publishers http://t.co/QTlGThEUxm -> Plea to end music piracy – Fiji Times Online http://t.co/1VjK56k9Xx -> Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin, Claims Copyright Infringement Over…
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-27
    Google doesn't want you to limit its ability to follow you around the internet http://t.co/9vYzPQjxcK -> RT @eurorights: 'French blogger owes $2,000 in damages for review 'too prominent' on Google'. http://t.co/UHMDvye7hC -> RT…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-26

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-26
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
Rank this Week: 562

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 334

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Ontario employers to bear WSIB costs of injured agency employee

    Ontario employers to bear WSIB costs of injured agency employee
    A new Ontario Bill will make employers liable for the WSIB costs of injured agency employees working for them. Bill 18, which passed first reading on July 16, 2014, will amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to attribute to an employer…
  • Jul 24

    Are supervisors able to assess impairment? Drug driving decision suggests so

    Are supervisors able to assess impairment? Drug driving decision suggests so
    A recent Ontario decision suggests that laypersons - such as supervisors – may assess whether a person is impaired from drugs or alcohol, and their assessment will be considered in legal proceedings. In a “drug…
  • Jul 22

    Ontario Bill to extend protection of OHSA to unpaid trainee

    Ontario Bill to extend protection of OHSA to unpaid trainee
    A new Ontario Bill will give unpaid trainees the protection of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  The OHSA currently gives that protection to paid workers only. The current definition of “worker” under the OHSA is…
Rank this Week: 2234

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/
  • Jul 28

    No More Carrigan

    No More Carrigan
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released their decision in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate (“Carrigan”) on October 31, 2012.  Carrigan drastically changed our understanding of the priority scheme for the payment of pre-retirement…
  • Jul 28

    Service without a Smile

    Service without a Smile
    In a recent endorsement, Justice E. M. Morgan rejected a proposal made by counsel for the Defendants that would have introduced what could have been an amusing new requirement for service of documents. In Ontario, Rule 16 of the Rules of…
  • Jul 25

    Late actor’s whiskey brand the subject of litigation

    Late actor’s whiskey brand the subject of litigation
    John Wayne was known by many of his fans as “the Duke”.  Now, thirty-five years after the late actor’s death, his estate is involved in litigation with respect to the use of Wayne’s iconic nickname and image. The…
Rank this Week: 88

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 28

    How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the right legal counsel

    How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the right legal counsel
    How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the right legal counsel. Choosing a good lawyer is a challenge.  In Ontario alone, there are over 20,000 […]by Sean Robichaud The post How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the…
  • Jul 25

    Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defence

    Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defence
    Stunt Driving and Racing in Ontario: charges, defences, and penalties explained by a defence lawyer. Over the years, our law firm has successfully defended many individuals charged with “stunt […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
  • Jul 21

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.
    Taking over the world in crisp robes: 10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice. Being a new lawyer is challenging.  Whether you are working as an associate or starting […]by Sean Robichaud The post 10 tips for new…
Rank this Week: 4963

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Convicted Murderer Teaches Himself the Law, Obtains a New Trial and Acquittal

    Convicted Murderer Teaches Himself the Law, Obtains a New Trial and Acquittal
    Rodell Sanders is yet another victim of a corrupt criminal justice system in America. In 1993 he was a member of a gang called the Gangster Disciples in Chicago, Illinois. In December 1993 a carjacking took place resulting in a robbery and…
  • Jul 27

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?
    Philadelphia lawyer, Murray Shusterman, loves the law and has no intention of retiring anytime soon, despite his pending 102nd birthday. A lawyer since 1936 he practices corporate and real estate law at blue-chip firm Fox Rothschild, a firm…
  • Jul 26

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant
    If you were the payor father in a child support hearing and you learned that the judge presiding over your case was having an affair with your child’s mother, how angry would you be? How about if you read an email from the judge to your…
Rank this Week: 756

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 4633

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 28

    Maximum Non-Pecuniary Damages Awarded Following Brain Stem Injury

    Maximum Non-Pecuniary Damages Awarded Following Brain Stem Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives addressing non-pecuniary assessments for traumatic brain injury, reasons for judgement were released today addressing a brain stem injury. In today’s case (Van v. Howlett) the Plaintiff was a…
  • Jul 24

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Lingering PTSD Following Collision

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Lingering PTSD Following Collision
    Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing damages for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing such an injury. In this week’s case…
  • Jul 23

    The Evidentiary Value of Past Tax Returns In Undeclared Income Claim

    The Evidentiary Value of Past Tax Returns In Undeclared Income Claim
    Although damages for past loss of income can be assessed even if a Plaintiff does not accurately report income to Revenue Canada, the figures reported on tax filings have a high evidentiary value in Court.  This was demonstrated in…
Rank this Week: 215

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection
    The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released a report on the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act that deals with foreclosure:"Foreclosure involves lengthy legal proceedings taken in the Court of Queen’s Bench and is…
  • Jul 24

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has published a series of Factsheets that describe important jurisprudence of the institution on a number of subjects. The ECHR recently added new Factsheets on: Persons with…
Rank this Week: 79

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
  • Jul 28

    Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive compensation

    Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive compensation
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP The following post on the Canadian Appeals Monitor blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive…
  • Jun 17

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming As we described in a previous blog post, the Ontario Court released a decision in March (Champion Iron Mines Limited) in which it held that a fairness opinion that does not…
  • May 22

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement
    Institutional investor organization urges SEC to require disclosureBy Deandra Schubert and Shane C. D'Souza The debate about so-called “golden leash” arrangements has picked up again. The Council of Institutional Investors…
Rank this Week: 2390

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jul 28

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed by the Ontario legislature, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could affect them. The ORPP is part of the Ontario government’s…
  • Jul 21

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law
    Ontario’s government introduced workplace legislation on July 16, 2014 that would affect five labour and employment statutes in the province. Significant changes that are proposed in the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act,…
  • Jul 15

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…
    As if employers needed one, we now have yet another decision invalidating a termination provision for failure to comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”): Miller v. A.B.M. Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC…
Rank this Week: 2213

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 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is theft just cause for termination of employment in Canada?  It might be.  But employers looking to support a just cause case with…
  • Jun 23

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca It is Worldpride Week in Toronto, the first Worldpride celebration held outside of North America and one of the largest in the world of its…
  • Jun 5

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Punitive and aggravated damages in employment cases are alive and well in Canada, thanks to a recent decision of the Ontario Court of…
Rank this Week: 4766

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: 1326

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jul 28

    New Books at the Law Library – July 28, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 28, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE294 .I83 2013 The Law Society of Manitoba, The Manitoba Bar Association and The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, Human Rights Challenges & Achievements [Winnipeg: Law Society of Manitoba, 2013] LAW LIBRARY…
  • Jul 21

    New Books at the Law Library – July 21, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 21, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K487.G45 E97 2014 Irus Braverman et al., eds., The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography (Stanford: Stanford Law Books, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD5020 .L44 2014 Shaunnaugh Dorsett & John McLaren, eds.,…
  • Jul 14

    New Books at the Law Library – July 14, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 14, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: E92 .A74 2014 Michael Asch, On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1420.5 .H33 2014 Blayne Haggart, Copyfight: The Global…
Rank this Week: 3069

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How often does Medical Malpractice happen in Canada? The answer may surprise you.

    How often does Medical Malpractice happen in Canada? The answer may surprise you.
    In the six years that I have been writing this blog the article that has been consistently viewed the most, year after year, is the one published on September 29, 2008: How often does Medical Malpractice Happen in Canada? Therefore, I…
  • Jun 20

    What is the Safest Time to be admitted to Hospital? Weekend Admissions Carry Higher Risk of Death.

    What is the Safest Time to be admitted to Hospital? Weekend Admissions Carry Higher Risk of Death.
    Weekends are dangerous in Hospitals Last week the Canadian Institute for Health Information released a study that examined four million urgent acute care hospital admissions between 2010-2013. The study found that there was a 4% higher risk…
  • Mar 25

    Defence Experts “Crossed the Line”: Boyd v. Edington

    Defence Experts “Crossed the Line”: Boyd v. Edington
    In the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Boyd v. Edington, Dr. Richard Edington was ordered to pay $15 million dollars to Danielle Boyd and her family as a result of a catastrophic and debilitating brain injury she…
Rank this Week: 3018

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 28

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom
    When the topic of personal and household possessions comes up in the context of an estate, it's usually a matter of who is going to get what. Often there is a scramble to make sure everyone gets his or her share of Mom's or Dad's possessions.…
  • Jul 26

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?
    What if someone in your family promised that you would inherit her house, but then doesn't say so in her will? Is there anything that can be done? Does it make a difference that the other beneficiaries agree that you can have the house? This…
  • Jul 25

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?
    If a person takes on the job of executor and finds that she can't handle it, can she back out? And if she does, will she incur personal liability? A reader asked me about this recently. As this situation is one that I hear about frequently, I…
Rank this Week: 224

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 28

    Recent Acquisitions, July 21 – July 28, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, July 21 – July 28, 2014
    9 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 6 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Jul 25

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1851) and His Books: Part 1

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1851) and His Books: Part 1
    It may simply be an instance of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but it seems like everywhere I turn in our rare book room I run into vestiges of Alexander Buchanan. As a reasonably important historical figure, it’s not surprising to see…
  • Jul 21

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014
    37 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 28 from 2014: Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,… Dhawan, Nikita,, Kumar, Navneet, JC 571 D42 2014 Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,…
Rank this Week: 1226

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 27

    Court upholds just-cause termination based on misconduct discovered post-termination

    Court upholds just-cause termination based on misconduct discovered post-termination
    by Hannah Roskey In a recent decision, a Canadian appellate-level court confirmed that employee misconduct discovered after a without-cause termination may be relied upon by an employer in support of a later argument of just cause for…
  • Jul 20

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program
    By Isabelle Dongier As we have repeatedly reported, there have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past 18 months. Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations were introduced in December 2013 to…
  • Jul 13

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou
    By Chuck Harrison In a recent Canadian case, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board addressed whether privacy rights entitle an employee disciplined for serious misconduct to remain anonymous in an arbitration award. An employee of…
Rank this Week: 2060

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer
    An Ontario court has agreed to hear a Charter challenge brought by Rogers and Telus in response to a police request for "tower dumps" with records on over 40,000 calls or customers. The police subsequently withdrew its request, but the judge…
  • Jul 10

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today released a policy statement on genetic testing and the insurance industry. Essentially, the document says to tread carefully, but the subtext clearly is much more negative towards the…
  • Jul 8

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia
    The Nova Scotia government has just announced the appointment of the new FOIPOP Review Officer for Nova Scotia, Catherine Tully. Here's the media release: New FOIPOP Review Officer Appointed | novascotia.caNew FOIPOP Review Officer…
Rank this Week: 574

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 27

    Clueless Joe!

    Clueless Joe!
    Yup that was the headline in NYC when Joe Torre first signed up to manage the New York Yankees in 1996! Today, he is being inducted into the Hall of Fame! He joins three great players and two great managers....
  • Jul 22

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian
    Yeah - so what? Well everyone seems to be making an issue of it. First, the question was whether he was too nice to survive the NBA? Now, apparently, Canadians aren't hungry enough for success in the NBA (aound 3.20):
  • Jul 21

    Prostitution Law

    Prostitution Law
    Did you know that prostitution was legal in Rhode Island (please no family guy jokes) from 2003 to 2009. I didn't either. It turns out that there was mayhem and chaos just like what Canada has been experiencing since the...
Rank this Week: 981

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Jul 25

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell
    Very sad news today that a labour law giant has passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away this week while visiting his daughter in Japan. RIP Bernie Adell: A Labour Law Giant   So many great…
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
Rank this Week: 394

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Jul 25

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service
    On July 27th, 2013, Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by James Forcillo, a Toronto police officer following an altercation on a TTC street car. In the wake of this tragedy, Chief Bill Blair engaged former Supreme Court Justice, Frank Iacobucci…
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
Rank this Week: 4915

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jul 25

    Who Does a Bankruptcy Trustee Work For?

    Who Does a Bankruptcy Trustee Work For?
    You choose the trustee you want to work with but who do they work for?  You? Your creditors? Depending on what you read on the internet or who you talk to, this can cause quite a debate. In very few words, the trustee in bankruptcy is an…
  • Jul 18

    Can I Get a Mortgage After Declaring Bankruptcy

    Can I Get a Mortgage After Declaring Bankruptcy
    There are no guarantees after bankruptcy – no guarantees about what kind of credit you will qualify for. The answer is that it depends on you. It’s All About Risk Management Bankruptcy or not, a mortgage lender is assesses…
  • Jul 11

    Consumer Proposal or a Second Mortgage – Which Is Better?

    Consumer Proposal or a Second Mortgage – Which Is Better?
    In my opinion, there are very few instances when a second mortgage makes sense. The problem with a second mortgage is the interest. As I write this article, first mortgages rates are between 2 ½ to 4%, while second mortgages usually…
Rank this Week: 4533

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC
    Nimonik works with many food producers and packagers, in fact we support compliance efforts at America’s second largest bakery, which produces over 5.1 million loafs of bread a week! In addition to bakeries, we work with salmon farms,…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
Rank this Week: 764

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1895

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 24

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust
    Holding property titled in personal names is the most common, simplest and least expensive way to go about owning US real estate. Be forewarned, however, that the issues that can arise in such an ownership structure are important ones and the…
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
Rank this Week: 2162

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 1411

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jul 23

    2 injured in Nova Scotia car crash, driver charged

    2 injured in Nova Scotia car crash, driver charged
    A man who was involved in a car accident in Nova Scotia on July 20 was charged for his involvement in the incident. According to the report, the collision took place on Highway 103 between Exits 10 and 11 at...
  • Jul 17

    Woman dies at Halifax hospital after tour bus crash

    Woman dies at Halifax hospital after tour bus crash
    A 70-year-old woman is dead following a tour bus crash close to Neils Harbour on the Cabot Trail on the afternoon of July 13. Including the driver, there were 21 individuals on the bus at the time of accident. A...
  • Jul 8

    Highway 107 crash injures 1, kills 1

    Highway 107 crash injures 1, kills 1
    One person is dead and at least one other person is injured after a July 4 crash in Nova Scotia on Highway 107. Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to the head-on car accident shortly after 8 p.m. near Lake Echo....
Rank this Week: 3720

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 23

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie
    Ontario’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has intervened decisively to stop Waste Diversion Ontario from approving now two controversial proposed Industry Stewardship Plans: one from Call2Recycle…
  • Jul 21

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument
    The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file read our written argument of why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than…
  • Jul 18

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan would invest $252 million over five years in “securing ecologically sensitive lands,”…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jul 23

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question
    Posted by Peter RobertsLikely because the application of the law is uncertain, commercial leases generally have detailed clauses dealing with the question of when a piece of equipment or an improvement installed in a premises becomes a…
  • Jul 17

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in
    Posted by Peter RobertsLast year I blogged about a Nanaimo commercial tenant who defeated her landlord’s claim for unpaid rent on the grounds the lease had been fundamentally breached as a result of a pervasive odour.  Neither the…
  • Jul 2

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?
    Posted by Peter RobertsIt is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend.  Sometimes this is done without understanding what it means to be an executor.  Sometimes the ability and…
Rank this Week: 3071

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: 536

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 23

    Some thoughts on Georgia Walsh Fatal Car Accident

    Some thoughts on Georgia Walsh Fatal Car Accident
    Received a few calls wanting commentary on the recent fatal accident involving 7 year old Georgia Walsh. The accident took place at intersection of Millwood Road and McRae Drive, south of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto in an affluent area of the…
  • Jul 15

    Mediation in personal injury actions (Ontario)

    Mediation in personal injury actions (Ontario)
    If you've consulted with a personal injury lawyer, then you've likely heard, or found out that 99% of these sort of claims settle BEFORE trial. One of the tools which lawyers use to foster settlement is called mediation. Mediation is an…
  • Jul 8

    Child safety and protecting your little one in the context of a personal injury claim (Ontario)

    Child safety and protecting your little one in the context of a personal injury claim (Ontario)
    Today I purchased a new car seat for my young one. The amount of safety technology they put in to car seats for little ones is astonishing. I think that an army of engineers and crash collision experts spent years developing the safety…
Rank this Week: 3074

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 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
Rank this Week: 386

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 576

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 22

    MFDA publishes guidance on use of investor questionnaire

    MFDA publishes guidance on use of investor questionnaire
    Earlier this week, the MFDA released a discussion paper intended to provide guidance on the use by mutual fund dealers of investor questionnaires to assist in the know-your-client process. Among other things, the paper discusses topics such…
  • Jul 18

    CSA intend to publish national rule for clearing agencie

    CSA intend to publish national rule for clearing agencie
    Alix d'Anglejan-Chatillon - The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released an update on the proposed local rules designed to set out certain requirements in relation to the application process for seeking recognition as a…
  • Jul 18

    CSA adopt changes to auditor oversight rule

    CSA adopt changes to auditor oversight rule
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released changes to auditor oversight rules designed to enhance the integrity of financial reporting by reporting issuers by repealing and replacing National Instrument 52-108 Auditor…
Rank this Week: 449

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 22

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
    Christopher Graham spoke at the recent Privacy Laws & Business Conference in Cambridge, UK.  Here is an update of the main points: The new EU Regulation Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and…
  • Jul 4

    Russia moves to ban exports of personal data

    Russia moves to ban exports of personal data
    The Russian Parliament has just passed new rules requiring personal data of Russians to be stored in Russia.  This could mean that the big US IT vendors and other businesses that service Russian consumers will have to invest in local IT…
  • Jul 2

    EU Data Protection Regulation: Update

    EU Data Protection Regulation: Update
    The EU Data Protection Regulation was discussed, yesterday, at the Privacy Laws & Business conference in Cambridge, UK. Here is the latest news: There has been a debate as to whether the new Regulation is actually going to happen. …
Rank this Week: 1856

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4671

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jul 22

    Why Your Lawyer Should Be the First Point of Contact after a Data Breach

    Why Your Lawyer Should Be the First Point of Contact after a Data Breach
    Securing corporate information assets against a data breach, and responding to a data breach when it occurs, is not just a technology problem. While information security certainly has a major technological component, it is also a public…
  • Jun 23

    Join the Dialogue: Sedona Canada Holds Working Group Meeting to Update E-Discovery Principle

    Join the Dialogue: Sedona Canada Holds Working Group Meeting to Update E-Discovery Principle
    The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 7 (Sedona Canada) strives to create forward-looking principles and best practice recommendations for lawyers, courts, businesses, and others who regularly confront eDiscovery issues in Canada. The…
  • Jun 3

    Minimizing Risks and Responding to Data Breache

    Minimizing Risks and Responding to Data Breache
    This article originally appeared on Canadian Lawyer InHouse Online and has been reproduced here with permission from the publisher. [More…]
Rank this Week: 4700