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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 30

    The Law of Limitations, 3rd Edition

    The Law of Limitations, 3rd Edition
    We are excited to announce the recent publication, by Lexis-Nexis Canada Inc., of The Law of Limitations, Third Edition. The first two editions were written prior to the coming into force of the Limitations Act, 2002, so this new edition is…
  • May 30

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
  • May 30

    Predicting Revenue

    Predicting Revenue
    Often when someone takes over a new position where they are responsible for, dare I say it, the sales funnel, one of their goals is to predict revenue. Most firms try to predict revenue, albeit with different levels of success. Some firms use…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • May 30

    CSA reminding market participants of upcoming T+2 implementation

    CSA reminding market participants of upcoming T+2 implementation
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently issued reminders to market participants of the shortening of the standard settlement cycle from three days after the date of a trade (T+3) to two days after the date of a trade (T+2) on…
  • May 30

    CSA requires certain exempt market filings to be made on SEDAR

    CSA requires certain exempt market filings to be made on SEDAR
    Certain exempt market filings are now required to be made on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) rather than in paper format in all Canadian jurisdictions other than Ontario and British Columbia. Issuers making…
  • May 25

    Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec Adopt Useful Amendments to the Trade Reporting Rule

    Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec Adopt Useful Amendments to the Trade Reporting Rule
    Margaret Grottenthaler and Alison Beer -  The anticipated amendments to the rules on reporting derivatives data in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba are expected to come into force on July 29, 2016.  Highlights of the final…
Rank this Week: 479

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 30

    LSUC pushes members online for Ontario Report

    LSUC pushes members online for Ontario Report
    Like many publications these days, it seems the Ontario Reports are moving to more digital distribution, announcing recently that those who still want a paper copy will now have to pay “a nominal fee” each year on top of the fees…
  • May 30

    Legal news roundup - May 30, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 30, 2016
    Canada Ontario premier apologizes for 'brutalities' of residential school system in Ontario, Canadian Press  Court awards ex-wife house because husband lied about income, FindLaw.ca Cab driver allegedly sexually assaulted male passenger…
  • May 27

    LSUC honours 14 members of legal profession

    LSUC honours 14 members of legal profession
      Ronald Caza has never been one to shy away from a fight when it comes to defending the rights of Canada’s linguistic minorities. The Ottawa lawyer is currently representing francophone teachers and parents in a legal battle with…
Rank this Week: 419

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 30

    Why Telecom Transparency Reporting in Canada Still Falls Short

    Why Telecom Transparency Reporting in Canada Still Falls Short
    Canadian telecom company privacy practices were back in the spotlight this month with the release of a transparency report from Rogers Communications. The report provides new insights into how much - or how little - Canadians know about when…
  • May 30

    Telecom Transparency Reporting Guidelines Need Clarity

    Telecom Transparency Reporting Guidelines Need Clarity
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 30, 2016 as Telecom Transparency Reporting Guidelines Need Clarity Canadian telecom company privacy practices were back in the spotlight this month with the release of a transparency report from Rogers…
  • May 26

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect
    With little fanfare, Quebec passed website blocking legislation last week. Bill 74 took effect on May 18th, setting up a likely court showdown between the Quebec and federal governments. As discussed in several articles and posts over the…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 2186

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • May 30

    Unlicensed Architect Cannot File A Legal Hypothec: Quebec Court of Appeal

    Unlicensed Architect Cannot File A Legal Hypothec: Quebec Court of Appeal
    In Urbacon Architecture inc. c. Urbacon Buildings Group Corp., the Quebec Court of Appeal has recently held that an architectural firm that was unlicensed in the Province of Quebec is not entitled to file a legal hypothec, the Quebec law…
  • May 25

    Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Decision In Popack v. Lipszyc Re: UNICTRAL Model Law

    Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Decision In Popack v. Lipszyc Re: UNICTRAL Model Law
    In my article on April 24, 2016, I commented upon the important decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Popack v. Lipszyc, 2015 CarswellOnt 8001, 2015 ONSC 3460. That decision has been recently upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal.…
  • May 15

    General Lien Provision Inapplicable If Main Contract So Provides: Ontario Court Of Appeal

    General Lien Provision Inapplicable If Main Contract So Provides: Ontario Court Of Appeal
    A construction and builders lien claimant may, in some circumstances, file a general lien. The general lien allows the claimant to claim a lien over a number of properties to which it has supplied services or materials. Section 20(2) of the…
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • May 30

    Make America Great Again

    Make America Great Again
    No - I am not referring to the Donald, but to my former Contracts Law at George Mason University Law School Professor Frank Buckley, who has authored many books, including his latest, The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America....
  • May 29

    Help Fort McMurray evacuees - volunteer lawyers needed in Edmonton & Calgary on June 11 for Dial-A-Lawyer initiative

    Help Fort McMurray evacuees - volunteer lawyers needed in Edmonton & Calgary on June 11 for Dial-A-Lawyer initiative
    If you are looking for a way to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires, here is an opportunity for you. Lawyers are invited to assist Fort McMurray residents through the Fort McMurray Dial-a-Lawyer initiative. Pro Bono Law…
  • May 20

    The Flipped Classroom in Action

    The Flipped Classroom in Action
    Are you interested in the idea of the Flipped Classroom, but unsure how it works, or what it actually means? In this video, produced with the assistance of students from my Evidence law class from 2015, I break down how...
Rank this Week: 981

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    LawFact of the day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Monday May 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 30, 2016 at 6:51am PDTWhat happens to my property if I die without a Will?Under the…
  • May 30

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 30, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 30, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on TwitterBill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Can Proceed, Judge RulesInnovation finally sprouts in Canada’s legal garden following a pessimistic FebruaryMike Duffy’s legal…
  • May 26

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 26, 2016 at 6:30am PDTIf you have been terminated, seek legal advise to determine you…
Rank this Week: 161

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
  • May 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29
    FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll https://t.co/36u0zeKRwO -> Billionaire Peter Thiel funded Hulk Hogan lawsuit to take down Gawker https://t.co/COisqq2dFV -> Music Piracy Triggers Significant…
  • May 29

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation
    I had the pleasure of attending ALAI’s symposium this week on The Copyright Board of Canada: Which Way Ahead. I was on a panel titled “Reimagining the Copyright Board” along with Ariel Katz, Howard Knopf, Adriane Porcin, and…
  • May 29

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-28

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-28
    PPCA, Foxtel, and s.154(1) https://t.co/aSb90nwnsS -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Twitter issues warning to users naming couple | via @telegraphnews https://t.co/E4kdVqCrW5 -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Top judges rule…
Rank this Week: 590

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 29

    Harassment in the workplace: Do the victim’s wishes matter?

    Harassment in the workplace: Do the victim’s wishes matter?
    by Alexandra Meunier When assessing whether behavior constitutes sexual harassment, Canadian decision-makers usually look at the situation objectively. In other words, they don’t typically put much emphasis on subjective elements, such…
  • May 15

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk
    by Rosalind H. Cooper Most employers know that there are restrictions under employment standards legislation regarding maximum hours of work for their employees. In certain circumstances, it is possible to exceed these daily or weekly…
  • May 8

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination
    by Olivier Lamoureux A Québec court recently ruled that there was no constructive dismissal arising from the sale of a business to a smaller third-party purchaser for whom a manager refused to work. The Quebec Court of Appeal in the…
Rank this Week: 1873

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 29

    Do you need to pay redundancy when you lose a client contract?

    Do you need to pay redundancy when you lose a client contract?
    Section 119(1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) states that an employee is entitled to be paid redundancy pay by the employer  if the employment is terminated at the employer’s initiative because the employer no longer requires…
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
Rank this Week: 4926

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Message from the Chair of the New Canadian Federation of Library Association

    Message from the Chair of the New Canadian Federation of Library Association
    As Canadian libratrian should know by now, the membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations known as the Canadian…
  • May 26

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex
    GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law, recently updated some of its research guides: Nanotechnology and International Law Research Guide: "Nanotechnology…
  • May 25

    May 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    May 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The May 2016 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • May 28

    Court Tells Lawyer to “Focus” Their Questioning Instead of Extending Discovery Time

    Court Tells Lawyer to “Focus” Their Questioning Instead of Extending Discovery Time
    The BC Supreme Court Rules, which used to be open ended with respect to examinations for discovery, now have time limits in place with the Court retaining discretion to extend these limits in appropriate circumstances. Unreported reasons for…
  • May 27

    $35,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages for “Temporary Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions”

    $35,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages for “Temporary Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions”
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Regisry, assessing damages for the temporary aggravation of a pre-existing condition following a vehicle collision. In the recent case (Vintila v.…
  • May 26

    Double Costs Ordered For Unreasonable Response to “Notice to Admit”

    Double Costs Ordered For Unreasonable Response to “Notice to Admit”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry finding defendants at fault for a vehicle collision and further ordering double costs to be paid following an ‘unreasonable’ refusal to admit…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • May 28

    Executors, do your research before disposing of small item

    Executors, do your research before disposing of small item
    Executors have the responsibility to maximize the estates they work on. When they sell estate assets, they should get the best price for them. This is pretty obvious when selling large assets such as homes, but the same principle applies to…
  • May 28

    Four million views! Thanks!!!

    Four million views! Thanks!!!
    Well readers, we passed another milestone today. You - collectively - have now read this blog four million times, and counting. Many, many thanks for coming here to read and ask questions. I know I don't get to every question, but I'll keep…
  • May 28

    Seniors rock out to "My Generation"

    Seniors rock out to "My Generation"
    I want to show some love for my older clients, so This video is for you! Also great fun for anyone of any age who loves "My Generation" by The Who. These seniors can smash guitars like nobody's business.
Rank this Week: 244

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    No Child Support as Free Pizza Will Suffice

    No Child Support as Free Pizza Will Suffice
    Italians have given the world many gifts including opera, the jacuzzi, liposuction, and Roman law, which fostered the foundation for many of the world’s legal systems. However,  some say Italy’s greatest contribution (apart…
  • May 21

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding
    The division of business assets between spouses in a divorce can be complicated and tricky. Elizabeth Berardi of New York found this out the hard way. She retained seventy-member law firm, Philps Nizer , in 2000 to draft a marriage agreement…
  • May 17

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma
    Pre-nuptial agreements are so commonplace today that no one gives them a second thought.  They are considered de rigueur in second marriages, particularly where there are children from a first marriage, who panic at the first sign that…
Rank this Week: 714

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • May 27

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner announces first investigation under the address harvesting provision

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner announces first investigation under the address harvesting provision
    Today, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) announced its report of findings against Compu-Finder, a Quebec-based company that offers face-to-face professional training courses. The OPC alleges Compu-Finder used address harvesting…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury
    In a decision that will impact a consumer’s standing to bring a claim under a number of federal statutes that allow for significant statutory penalties, such as the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Stored Communications Act, and…
  • Apr 14

    GDPR APPROVED

    GDPR APPROVED
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been approved by the European Parliament today. The Parliament did not make any amendments or proposals to the European Council’s final text which was published last week. A very…
Rank this Week: 1880

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 27

    Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?

    Could an update to the Environmental Registry be coming soon?
    Change may soon be coming to the Environmental Registry. The Registry has been crucial to supporting public participation in environmental decision making in Ontario for nearly two decades. Created under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993…
  • May 24

    Critical Habitat Order Proposed for St. Lawrence Beluga Whale

    Critical Habitat Order Proposed for St. Lawrence Beluga Whale
    On May 14, 2016, the government of Canada published a proposed order in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for the protection of critical habitat for the St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) population of the beluga whale. While this population of beluga…
  • May 19

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
    Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that…
Rank this Week: 297

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • May 27

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement
    Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced two final settlements in its four-year year litigation against Canada’s major telecoms and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). See: Bell customers to…
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint relating to a…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text messages in pop-up…
Rank this Week: 1202

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 27

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement
    May 27, 2016 Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced two final settlements in its four-year year litigation against Canada’s major telecoms and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). See: Bell…
  • May 26

    Competition Bureau Conducting Criminal Probe in Ontario Condo Renovation Market

    Competition Bureau Conducting Criminal Probe in Ontario Condo Renovation Market
    May 26, 2016 Earlier today, the Globe and Mail reported that the Canadian Competition Bureau (Bureau) has launched a widespread criminal investigation into the condominium renovation industry in Ontario. See: here. According to the Globe, the…
  • May 24

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

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contest
    May 24, 2016 Promotional contests in Canada are largely governed by the federal Competition Act, Criminal Code and contract law. Other laws can also apply depending on the type of contest, including privacy, anti-spam and intellectual…
Rank this Week: 587

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 27

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction

    FDA approves first implantable buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid addiction
    On May 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine as part of a targeted initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA to reduce prescription opioid and heroin-related overdose,…
  • May 25

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label
    Added Sugars are in. Calories From Fat are out. And would the typical American eat the package of food in one sitting? If so, those Americans will now know from the label what they will consume in that sitting. On May 20, 2016, the FDA…
  • May 24

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule
    Background On 25 April 2015, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Guidelines (Guidelines) for Preparing Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the body that recommends which products should be…
Rank this Week: 4925

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Three Ways the New US Hazardous Waste Generator Rules Could Affect Your Operation

    Three Ways the New US Hazardous Waste Generator Rules Could Affect Your Operation
    CESQG. The derived-from rule. The K-list. The rebuttable presumption. Do you speak the language, or are you hastily removing the shrink wrap from your English-RCRA[1]/RCRA-English dictionary? The federal rules for hazardous waste generators…
  • May 12

    Environmental Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    Environmental Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (“the TPP”) is a free-trade agreement that proposes to liberalize trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries. The rationale for most free-trade agreements is to allow different countries to…
  • May 12

    Electronic Recycling Programs ARPE, R2 and WEEE, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    Electronic Recycling Programs ARPE, R2 and WEEE, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance
    Who doesn’t have old computers, tablets and phones sitting around and waiting to be recycled? With an ever growing list of electronic products, disposing of them is becoming a major environmental issue. Some countries have legislated on…
Rank this Week: 804

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    interesting (but terrible) misuse of dmca takedown to remove content from the web. https://t.co/6ruWSs0wbg 2016-05-26 I copied and pasted an indemnity clause into this and it exploded. https://t.co/lVtCDQ4qBv 2016-05-26 jury finds that…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • May 26

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened
    It’s a thing of beauty. I let my employment law students bring a one page, one sided 8 x 11 cheat sheet into their exam.  This one is my favourite, though there were others that showed a similar amount of industriousness. Since…
  • May 26

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)
    May 26, 2016 My new book The Law of Work was released late last fall and is already in use at universities across the country of courses in Employment Law.   So far, the book includes the Common Law Regime (contract and tort law), and…
  • May 18

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?
    Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners.   I have discussed unpaid internships on this blog many…
Rank this Week: 418

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4906

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2824

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • May 25

    M&A trends update

    M&A trends update
    Earlier this month, we reported on the slow-down of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016. Despite this challenging start to the year, a new report from Deloitte & Touche LLP entitled “M&A Trends Report 2016” found…
  • May 25

    Aerospace and defense M&A reaches new heights in 2016

    Aerospace and defense M&A reaches new heights in 2016
    We told you in March of last year that aerospace and defense M&A activity had rebounded after a pullback in 2013. In July, we reported that M&A activity in the aviation and aerospace sectors was strong. Now, PwC’s Mission…
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
Rank this Week: 4535

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/
  • May 25

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction
    The residential real estate market in the Lower Mainland is incredibly active. Prices continue to rise by significant amounts in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. Stories abound of bidding wars and sales without subject clauses. Out of…
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
Rank this Week: 2951

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 25

    Status Certificate Error

    Status Certificate Error
    In a recent case, a condominium management firm was held responsible to pay a condominium corporation for financial losses incurred as a result of an error in a status certificate issued by the manager. The condominium corporation was in the…
  • May 17

    Condo Owner Ordered to pay $20,000 in Costs After Unsuccessfully Suing Condo Corporation for Harassment

    Condo Owner Ordered to pay $20,000 in Costs After Unsuccessfully Suing Condo Corporation for Harassment
    In a recent Small Claims Court case, Wexler v. C.C.C. No. 28, a condominium corporation that had to undertake enforcement measures to get an owner to comply with the condominium documents and the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”)…
  • May 10

    CMHC Report Indicates Long-Term Commitment for Resident Condo Investors in Toronto and Vancouver

    CMHC Report Indicates Long-Term Commitment for Resident Condo Investors in Toronto and Vancouver
    After conducting a Condominium Owners Survey (“COS”) of 42,681 condominium owners residing in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (“CMHC”) released a report of its findings about condominium…
Rank this Week: 1245

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 24

    New Books at the Law Library – May 24, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – May 24, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: BP388.H86 Z37 2015 Houchang Zargarpour, Human Rights and Spirituality (New Delhi: Royal Falcon Books, 2015). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): HT167 .J33 2011 Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities…
  • Apr 27

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016
  • Apr 18

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .B749 2007 Susan Bright, Landlord and Tenant Law in Context (Oxford: Hart, 2007). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .L36 2006 Susan Bright, ed., Landlord and Tenant Law: Past, Present and Future (Oxford: Hart, 2006). LAW…
Rank this Week: 2858

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 24

    I Looked it Up - Original Research Not Protected by Copyright in Canada

    I Looked it Up - Original Research Not Protected by Copyright in Canada
    Research is incredibly labor intensive, and can take great leaps to achieve a given result (whether intended or not) or to argue a specific line of thinking. This expended effort into creating a work of merit or intrigue can be something that…
  • May 16

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia
    There are many aspects of the Internet that most of its users are blissfully unaware of, including mountains of code and infrastructure that goes unseen. This is important, since seeing every aspect of a web browsing experience would cause…
  • May 5

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement
    As many people can imagine, the soul of an artist can be a fragile one, and uses of their works (in what ever particular way they are used in a derivative sense) can be a sensitive topic. Even so, especially in an era where technology has…
Rank this Week: 4488

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
Rank this Week: 900

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
  • May 23

    Recent Acquisitions, May 16 – May 23, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 16 – May 23, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: K 370 H882 2016 Is killing people right? : more great cases that shaped the legal world Cambridge University Press, 2016 xi, 164 pages ; 22 cm … Continue…
  • May 16

    Recent Acquisitions, May 9 – May 16, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 9 – May 16, 2016
    8 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2016: The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing… McCarney, Moira, KF 240 M328 2016 The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing & analysis Emond…
  • May 9

    Recent Acquisitions, May 2 – May 9, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 2 – May 9, 2016
    51 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 25 from 2016: DS 135 E6 L533 B37 2015 Licoricia of Winchester : marriage, motherhood and murder in the medieval Anglo-Jewish community Vallentine Mitchell, 2015 xiv, 160 pages…
Rank this Week: 1141

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/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 456

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
  • Apr 14

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule
    Effective May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators will implement new take-over bid rules that will introduce significant changes to bid mechanics, including lengthier minimum deposit periods.  For a description of the…
  • Mar 31

    Rush to conflict: Hurried transaction fails after British Columbia court finds conflicts of interest

    Rush to conflict: Hurried transaction fails after British Columbia court finds conflicts of interest
    A recent court decision led to the failure of an attempted acquisition of an exploration company by a listed issuer, in part due to conflicts of interest. We analyze the decision, and provide commentary on the law and practice of managing…
Rank this Week: 2813

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • May 19

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Once again Minken Employment Lawyers will sponsor Hotel California, performing classic harmonies from the Eagles, at Unionville's Millennium Bandstand. We are honoured to encourage the success and accomplishments of talented performers.
  • May 19

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 6, 2016

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 6, 2016
    Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to be a sponsor for the Markham Board of Trade's annual Golf Day.
  • May 2

    New Guidelines for Tips and Gratuities in the Workplace

    New Guidelines for Tips and Gratuities in the Workplace
    Effective June 10, 2016, it will be illegal for employers to retain a portion of their employee’s tips and other gratuities, except under certain circumstances permitted under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Rank this Week: 4462

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 4585

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 2376

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
  • May 18

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract
    By Richard Lizius Globe Motors, Inc. & Ors v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. & Anor, [2016] EWCA Civ. 396 is the latest statement of the England and Wales Court of Appeal with respect to whether parties can make an oral…
  • May 18

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation
    By Gabriel Querry The Québec Court of Appeal recently granted leave to appeal from Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Cliche, 2016 QCCS 1288. To our knowledge, it is the first time the Court of Appeal agrees to…
  • May 18

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!
    By Dharshini Sinnadurai The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified the applicable test for challenging a trade-mark that is clearly descriptive of a good’s place of origin, pursuant to s. 12(1)(b) of the Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985,…
Rank this Week: 1298

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • May 18

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
Rank this Week: 4978

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 18

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire
    I attended an event last night where Duncan Stewart of Deloitte talked about their TMT predictions for 2016. It reinforced for me that the future of tech and what it will do for us is potentially awesome.  But also at the same time the…
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
Rank this Week: 417

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
Rank this Week: 2470

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
  • May 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016
    Five BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:  Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society ActOnPoint Legal Research Corporation – Residential Tenancy Act, Property Law ActEileen Vanderburgh,…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
  • May 4

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over
    Employers are usually obligated to reinstate an employee following a maternity leave.  The employee has the legal right to be returned to the position she held prior to the maternity leave, and if that position no longer exists after the…
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
Rank this Week: 602

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 15

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike
    Avoid vacation litigation nightmares. One of my pet peeves is they way many resort owners in Mexico and the Caribbean have structured their operations to shield themselves from liability for injuries they cause to their guests through their…
  • Feb 16

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrians will be pleased to hear there are new and innovative ideas emerging to make foot travel safer. In three prior blog posts I have recommended increased vigilance on the part of both pedestrians and car drivers as…
  • Jan 30

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.
    After it was reported that Halifax was the most dangerous place to drive in Canada I thought I would do some investigation to see where most car accidents were happening in Halifax. After looking at Insurance company claim statistics and…
Rank this Week: 1872