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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive Launched at University of Winnipeg

    Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive Launched at University of Winnipeg
    Last week, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched the Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive that will document the work…
  • Jul 24

    Remarks and Highlights from the 2017 Conference by New AALL President

    Remarks and Highlights from the 2017 Conference by New AALL President
    Greg Lambert of 3 Geeks and a Law Blog fame is the new president of the American Association of Law Libraries which held its most recent annual conference in Austin, Texas.Lambert blogged about some of the conference highlights and his…
  • Jul 23

    Reaction to Federal Court Decision on York University Fair Dealing

    Reaction to Federal Court Decision on York University Fair Dealing
    Earlier this month, York University in Toronto lost a case in Federal Court of Canada in its legal dispute with the collective licensing agency Access Copyright.Access Copyright had sued the school, alleging it had been improperly reproducing…
Rank this Week: 86

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    21 Free Audit Checklists for Automotive Customer Specific Requirements (OEM)

    21 Free Audit Checklists for Automotive Customer Specific Requirements (OEM)
    One of the major challenges the automotive parts companies face today is compliance to the many different Customer Specific Requirements (OEM requirements). Meeting customer specifications–an integral component of suppliers’…
  • Jul 19

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017
    Follow us on LinkedIn to receive weekly global EHS & Quality updates.   United States 1. Privacy Act exemptions requested by government agency The Department of Homeland Security would like to exempt more of their system of records…
  • Jul 19

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency
    Tyler Tilker Environmental Advisor and Inspector F&P Manufacturing, Canada Tyler is responsible for environmental compliance at a plant of 750 employees. He must maintain an ISO 14001 system, respect environmental regulations, conduct…
Rank this Week: 784

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

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

    New Books at the Law Library – July 24, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – July 24, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE444 .F35 2017 John Fairlie & Philip Sworden, A Brief Introduction to Law in Canada (Toronto: Emond Publishing, 2017). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE482.S84 G53 2017 Nancy McCormack, How to…
  • Jul 18

    New Books at the Law Library – July 18, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – July 18, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1420.5 .C677 2017 Ruth L. Okediji, ed., Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K3248.L36 R39 2016 (and other locations)…
  • Jul 4

    New Books at the Law Library – July 4, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – July 4, 2017
    AW LIBRARY level 3: JQ4031 .R45 2017 Peter Drahos, ed., Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications (Acton: Australian National University Press, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K605 .E66 2016 UNIDROIT, Eppur si muove: The Age of Uniform…
Rank this Week: 2704

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 4346

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 24

    Probationary Employee Dismissed: Out of Luck Says ON CA

    Probationary Employee Dismissed: Out of Luck Says ON CA
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is a probationary employee entitled to wrongful dismissal damages?  Can an employer contract out of these damages?  Until now, most…
  • Jul 19

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has released several wrongful dismissal decisions over the past few months.  It has also released some…
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
Rank this Week: 4212

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Court Voids Canadian Citizenship Revocation

    Federal Court Voids Canadian Citizenship Revocation
    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: New Court Ruling On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court voided the revocation of 312 Canadian citizens who lost their citizenship without a hearing and without consideration of individual…
  • Jul 20

    How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test – Checklist

    How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test – Checklist
    Canadian Citizenship Applications The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If you are between 14 and 64 years of age when you apply for citizenship, you must take the…
  • Jul 16

    Report: Canada Uses Incomplete Medical Inadmissibility Data to Deny Immigrant Application

    Report: Canada Uses Incomplete Medical Inadmissibility Data to Deny Immigrant Application
    Immigration Canada (IRCC) is using incomplete and incorrect medical inadmissibility data when denying hundreds of immigration applications each year, says a new report by Global News. Part of Canada’s immigration act…
Rank this Week: 3019

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 24

    Baby bump still a work-place bump for working mother

    Baby bump still a work-place bump for working mother
    The baby bump is still a creating a workplace bump for expectant mothers, especially those mothers leery about disclosing a pregnancy. According to the British Columbia Human Rights Clinic, operated by the Community Legal Assistance Society,…
  • Jul 24

    Legal News Roundup – July 24, 2017

    Legal News Roundup – July 24, 2017
    Canada Statistics Canada says number of police-reported pot offences down again in 2016, National Post B.C. judge to deliver verdict for two men in polygamy case, The Globe and MailDay after historic merger vote, some lament death…
  • Jul 21

    Allegations of misconduct by tax judges unfounded: CJC

    Allegations of misconduct by tax judges unfounded: CJC
    The Canadian Judicial Council has concluded that allegations of conflict of interest concerning three judges are unfounded. The allegations were part of reportage by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and related to judges’…
Rank this Week: 375

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of July 24, 2017

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of July 24, 2017
    Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of July 24, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.comFor more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
  • Jul 24

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of July 24, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of July 24, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of July 24, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter:OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robberyFormer House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves prison after 13 monthsGovernment of Canada…
  • Jul 21

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Friday July 21, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Where a person dies without a will, an intestacy arises. Ontario’s Succession Law Reform Act establishes rules for…
Rank this Week: 156

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

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

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Jul 24

    ESMA updates technical reporting instructions on transaction reporting under MiFIR

    ESMA updates technical reporting instructions on transaction reporting under MiFIR
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated version of its technical reporting instructions relating to transaction reporting under MiFIR. The document describes the elements of the interface that shall be…
  • Jul 24

    FCA Handbook Notice No.46

    FCA Handbook Notice No.46
    The FCA has published Handbook Notice No.46. This Handbook Notice sets out the changes the FCA Board made to the Handbook on 30 June, 6 July and 20 July 2017. On 30 June 2017, the FCA Board made changes to the Handbook in the following…
  • Jul 24

    PSR board minutes from meeting held on 17 May 2017

    PSR board minutes from meeting held on 17 May 2017
    The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has published minutes from a board meeting held on 17 May 2017. Points of interest in the minutes include the following: it was noted that the FCA was having discussions on the impact of Brexit, and that…
Rank this Week: 4268

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    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 more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Jul 24

    Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purpose

    Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purpose
    It is now generally recognized that “code is law”: how computers process the millions of on/off, yes/no signals in their binary universe can have legal effects beyond their obvious output. Deciding how computers handle data they…
  • Jul 23

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender
    Lawyers agree on few things, but one of the issues that there appears to be consensus on is that the legal system is in crisis. The family law system is particularly strained, and complaints about family law go back decades. I touched on this…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Jul 24

    Foot and bicycle couriers may be entitled to a tax deduction that’s easy to swallow

    Foot and bicycle couriers may be entitled to a tax deduction that’s easy to swallow
    The digital age has revolutionized the way we eat out.  At the tap of a finger we can now enjoy our favourite restaurant-cooked meals in the comfort of our own homes.  This “dining in” trend has speckled bike lanes with…
  • Jul 21

    Data protection and employment law update (Italy)

    Data protection and employment law update (Italy)
    The Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA) is increasingly faced with issues relating to the ways employers may monitor the Internet usage of its employees. In 2016, the Authority handed down two important decisions on this topic. In the…
  • Jul 18

    Mitigation Income and Wrongful Dismissal Damages – The Court of Appeal Muddies the Water

    Mitigation Income and Wrongful Dismissal Damages – The Court of Appeal Muddies the Water
    The Wrongful Dismissal – What Happened? Esther Brake worked for McDonald’s for over twenty-five years, first in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, and then as a restaurant manager in Ottawa. She had received nothing but excellent reviews…
Rank this Week: 4194

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Jul 24

    Mirror wills versus mutual wills – different documents, different purpose

    Mirror wills versus mutual wills – different documents, different purpose
    Don’t let the similar sounding names fool you – while there are some similarities between “mirror wills” and “mutual wills,” there’s also a world of difference. Mirror wills – also referred to…
  • Jul 20

    How to Advertise for Creditors Online?

    How to Advertise for Creditors Online?
    A recent blog by Hull & Hull LLP, found here, highlights the methods that Estate Trustees may use in advertising for creditors.  Such options included advertising in local newspapers, the Ontario Gazette, and online services.  A…
  • Jul 19

    Can a Beneficiary Force an Interim Distribution from an Estate?

    Can a Beneficiary Force an Interim Distribution from an Estate?
    A question that I am often asked by both beneficiaries and Estate Trustees, is whether the Court can compel an Estate Trustee to make an interim distribution. Beneficiaries and Estate Trustees are often at odds as to how quickly they wish to…
Rank this Week: 4966

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 23

    Have You Been Scammed Lately?

    Have You Been Scammed Lately?
    Have you been called from someone saying they are from a particular computer company and they want to fix the virus in your software program? How about the caller who identifies themselves as your granddaughter’s friend who they had…
  • Jul 21

    Government Targets Tax Planning for Private Companie

    Government Targets Tax Planning for Private Companie
    July 18, 2017 was a relatively quiet day in my office. That is until I received a flurry of emails regarding a release by the Department of Finance.  In particular, the Department of Finance issued draft legislation which, if passed,…
  • Jul 20

    An XS-Cessive Inheritance

    An XS-Cessive Inheritance
    This Blog was written by: Natalie Rouse As some of you may have read in recent celebrity news such as the UK Mirror, the daughter of Michael Hutchence (a founding member and lead singer of rock band INXS) and Paula Yates (television…
Rank this Week: 721

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 310

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 23

    You said what? Hiring interview comments prove costly for employer

    You said what? Hiring interview comments prove costly for employer
    by Nicole Singh Canadian employers who provide inaccurate or misleading information during the hiring process can be held liable for their broken promises. The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Feldstein v. 364…
  • Jul 16

    More employee benefits on the horizon for Canadian

    More employee benefits on the horizon for Canadian
    by Hannah Roskey 2017 may be remembered as a year of significant changes in matters of labor and employment across Canada. Several jurisdictions are amending their labor and employment regimes, including the federal government. With the…
  • Jul 9

    IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada

    IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada
    by Andres Miguel Pareja The Canadian government recognizes that when companies can thrive and grow, they create more jobs. In an attempt to help innovative companies grow, flourish, and create jobs for Canadians, Immigration, Refugees and…
Rank this Week: 1731

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

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

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?
    This question seems very straightforward, but when the Arbitration Act provides several rights of appeal, depending on what the parties have or have not agreed upon, then which of those rights of appeal apply? Only the right to appeal that…
  • Jul 17

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has recently re-examined the issue of whether a statutory and contractual interpretation by an arbitral tribunal may be appealed. The court re-iterated the principle that arbitral awards are not appealable on a…
  • Jul 12

    What Amounts To An Effective Claim Under A Building Contract?

    What Amounts To An Effective Claim Under A Building Contract?
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently allowed the appeal in the case of Ledore Investments Limited (Ross Steel Fabricators & Contractors) v. Ellis-Don Construction Ltd., 2017 ONCA 518. In doing so, it held that the arbitrator committed…
Rank this Week: 1560

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

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

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?
    This question seems very straightforward, but when the Arbitration Act provides several rights of appeal, depending on what the parties have or have not agreed upon, then which of those rights of appeal apply? Only the right to appeal that…
  • Jul 17

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has recently re-examined the issue of whether a statutory and contractual interpretation by an arbitral tribunal may be appealed. The court re-iterated the principle that arbitral awards are not appealable on a…
  • Jun 6

    When May An Arbitral Tribunal Correct Its Award?

    When May An Arbitral Tribunal Correct Its Award?
    Arbitrators are mortal. They may make mistakes in issuing their awards. In what circumstances may they correct an award? The scope of the authority of an arbitral tribunal to alter its award after the issuance of the award has been examined…
Rank this Week: 2689

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 575

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    “It is Unusual For a Trial Judge to Award Costs to an Unsuccessful Plaintiff”

    “It is Unusual For a Trial Judge to Award Costs to an Unsuccessful Plaintiff”
    Interesting reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial judges award of costs in favour of a plaintiff who had their lawsuit dismissed. In today’s case (Tisalona v. Easton) the Plaintiff sued…
  • Jul 16

    Court Prohibits Surveillance During Defence Medical Exam

    Court Prohibits Surveillance During Defence Medical Exam
    Useful reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, finding it is appropriate to prohibit a Defendant from conducting video surveillance of a plaintiff who is compelled to attend a Defence medical…
  • Jul 12

    BC Court of Appeal – Cyclist 50% at Fault for Collision for Passing Vehicles on the Right

    BC Court of Appeal – Cyclist 50% at Fault for Collision for Passing Vehicles on the Right
    Cyclists commonly split a single lane of traffic by riding near the curb and passing vehicles stopped at an intersection on the right.  Reasons for judgement were released today noting that doing so not only violates the Motor Vehicle…
Rank this Week: 200

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 21

    Zealous Advocacy or Abuse of Process?

    Zealous Advocacy or Abuse of Process?
    This week two Vancouver lawyers were excoriated by a Supreme Court Justice because of the tactics they employed in a case involving the proposed adoption of a young Metis child, referred to as SS. (A.S. v. British Columbia (Director Of Child,…
  • Jul 14

    Couple Convicted of Satanic Child Abuse Freed From Prison and Declared Innocent

    Couple Convicted of Satanic Child Abuse Freed From Prison and Declared Innocent
    You may recall the hysteria in the 80’s and early 90’s when an organized network of daycares were alleged to be involved in satanic ritual child abuse of youngsters in their care, the most infamous being the McMartin preschool…
  • May 28

    5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Trick

    5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Trick
    Some divorcing spouses treat each other deplorably. In these sad cases, it is actually hard to believe they were once in love. Candor and kindness are replaced by artifice and cruelty. Divorce lawyers are well aware of the grab bag of dirty…
Rank this Week: 685

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 21

    Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick Adopt MI 61-101

    Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick Adopt MI 61-101
    Minority security holders in Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick will enjoy enhanced protections as the result of the adoption by their respective provincial securities regulators of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority…
  • Jul 21

    TSX Ex-Dates Transition to T+2

    TSX Ex-Dates Transition to T+2
    In connection with the settlement cycles in Canadian and U.S. capital markets being shortened to trade date plus two business days (T+2) from trade date plus three business days (T+3), 2017, the TSX is making certain amendments to the TSX…
  • Jul 21

    TSX Adopts Housekeeping Amendments to Company Manual

    TSX Adopts Housekeeping Amendments to Company Manual
    On May 11, 2017, the TSX published housekeeping amendments to the TSX Company Manual related to non-public interest changes. The amendments include fixing typographical errors, clarifying provisions, updating references to securities…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 2479

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    audi unveils world's first level 3 autonomous car. so long as it's going less than 60 km/h. https://t.co/ozet5D5KO0 2017-07-14 autralian pm suggests laws of autralia trumps laws of math when it comes to encryption. hmmm.…
  • Jul 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    audi unveils world's first level 3 autonomous car. so long as it's going less than 60 km/h. https://t.co/ozet5D5KO0 2017-07-14 autralian pm suggests laws of autralia trumps laws of math when it comes to encryption. hmmm.…
  • Jul 13

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    france to ban gas vehicles by 2040. https://t.co/BiJQCF3TkM 2017-07-07 msft to launch broadband internet for rural areas using tv white space. interesting concept. https://t.co/QAonEOqubF 2017-07-12 researchers "teleport" photon 1400 km into…
Rank this Week: 561

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 20

    The Law Show: Common mistakes in home-made estate planning

    The Law Show: Common mistakes in home-made estate planning
    Today's episode of The Law Show is now online and available for listening. This time (July 21, 2017), we talked about mistakes that people make when doing their own estate planning and their own wills. Bet you'd find it enlightening! Click…
  • Jul 18

    Finding and working with a lawyer: The Law Show new episode is now online

    Finding and working with a lawyer: The Law Show new episode is now online
    Our most recent episode (July 13, 2017) of the Law Show is online and ready for listening. This time we talked about lawyers - where to find one, what to look for, how to keep costs low, what to do if your bill is too high, and much more.…
  • Jul 17

    An heir's guide to furniture, china, glassware, art and more

    An heir's guide to furniture, china, glassware, art and more
    Executors who are preparing estate inventories often find household items the hardest to valuate. This is especially true of collections of items such as china, silver, books, coins, or stamps that you know the deceased spent thousands of…
Rank this Week: 241

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 20

    ‘Entire Agreement’ Clauses: Usefulness and Precaution

    ‘Entire Agreement’ Clauses: Usefulness and Precaution
    Implementing an entire agreement clauses is a useful way to ensure that no verbally expressed promises are contested by an employee for being unfulfilled. An entire agreement clause can eliminate dispute over the terms of employment that were…
  • Jul 17

    Do I Owe A Contractor Reasonable Notice to End Services?

    Do I Owe A Contractor Reasonable Notice to End Services?
    Independent contractors are not bound to their clients by an employment relation. Independent contractors are, in essence, their own employers. The courts will apply a number of tests which look at certain factors such as economic dependency,…
  • Jul 6

    Constructive Dismissal – An Intolerable Environment or Culture

    Constructive Dismissal – An Intolerable Environment or Culture
    When an employer unilaterally changes a fundamental term of an employee’s job, then an employee may quit and claim ‘constructive dismissal’. Essentially, what this means is that the changes to the employment relation would…
Rank this Week: 550

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 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
  • Jun 29

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap
    I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my home town Toronto at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after previous…
Rank this Week: 414

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

Covers issues related to immigrating to Canada. By David Cohen.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Jul 20

    For the faint of heart

    For the faint of heart
    When Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues ambled through Ottawa to be sworn in this time last year, the new Prime Minister was much-quoted for repeating the line “sunny ways”. This, of course, was an allusion to Wilfried…
  • Jul 20

    Dear Phil . . .

    Dear Phil . . .
    I was in communication with an American friend of mine this week. It has been a tough few days for Phil, who lives in Ohio. Not only did his home state fall into the Trump column on election night, but the President-elect won enough states to…
  • Jul 20

    Patience is wearing thin on C-6

    Patience is wearing thin on C-6
    Earlier this year, on June 17, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act passed the House of Commons in Ottawa. This eagerly-awaiting piece of legislation is known as Bill C-6. Among the proposed amendments in C-6 is a reduction in the amount…
Rank this Week: 1903

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 41

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 20

    Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

    Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot
    June 2017 Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 32,223 full-text downloads and there were 131 new submissions posted, bringing the total works in our repository to 16,234. Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by…
  • Jun 5

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection
    Nearly 30,000 pages of Indian Tribal Codes have been added to the American Indian Law Collection on HeinOnline. These materials have been made available by Ralph Whitney Johnson and Susan Lupton at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law…
  • Jun 2

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy
    The 2017 issue (volume 26) of the Journal of Law and Social Policy has been published to Osgoode Digital Commons.
Rank this Week: 1101

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
  • Jul 16

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade
    I am pleased to announce that Mark Brade has joined our firm as an associate.Mark is currently focused on real estate law, as well as developing his estate planning, estate administration and business law practices.He is a graduate of…
  • Jul 3

    Parker v. Felgate

    Parker v. Felgate
    My friend and colleague John Poyser sent these photographs of Upper Gloucester Place, Dorset Square, to me.This building was the home of Georgina Annie Stephens Compton, who died on September 2, 1882. Mary Ann Flack, signed Georgina…
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Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

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

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
    A director of a Hong Kong company has been convicted of an offence under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”). This is the first conviction of its type under the PDPO since the law came into effect in 1996, confirming…
  • Jul 17

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure
    On 10 July 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft Regulation on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII Regulation) for public comment. The comment period ends on 10 August 2017. This…
  • Jul 17

    The Privacy Implications of Autonomous Vehicle

    The Privacy Implications of Autonomous Vehicle
    This is the first of a two-part series discussing the privacy and security issues associated with the widespread use of automated vehicle technology.  This first post focuses on potential privacy issues, while the second post –…
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Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

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

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

    Trends and Strategies for Companies Involved in M&A Transaction

    Trends and Strategies for Companies Involved in M&A Transaction
    In a report entitled “M&A Activism: A Special Report”[1] (the Report), the editor-in-chief of Activist Insight describes the types of companies most at risk of being targeted by shareholder demands, providing steps that can be…
  • Jul 10

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Preparing for the Globalization of Hedge Fund Activist

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Preparing for the Globalization of Hedge Fund Activist
    Activist hedge funds have grown up and gone global, reinforcing the need for companies of all shapes and sizes to plan ahead for the possibility of an attack. A recent article by Martin Lipton in the Harvard Law School Forum of Corporate…
  • Jul 4

    The drivers and consequences of settlement agreements in proxy fight

    The drivers and consequences of settlement agreements in proxy fight
    Activist interventions are being increasingly resolved by way of settlement agreements, with 3% of activist interventions in 2000 having resulted in a settlement agreement versus 16% in 2011.[1] In light of this emerging trend, the Columbia…
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Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

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

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes:  Scheduling, Leaves and Vacation

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes:  Scheduling, Leaves and Vacation
    This is the third post in my series about the proposed Bill 148 legislative changes. In this post I discuss changes related to scheduling, leaves and vacations.    Under the proposed changes employees will have the right to…
  • Jul 13

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Wage

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Wage
    Last week I posted about Bill 148. In this post I will discuss some specifics of the proposed changes related to pay. The Bill proposes several changes that will affect how much employees get paid. Minimum Wage Perhaps the most wide sweeping…
  • Jul 5

    Introduction and Economic Viability of Bill 148

    Introduction and Economic Viability of Bill 148
    I posted in May about upcoming reforms to Ontario’s workplace laws and you’ve likely heard other rumblings in the employment and HR world about Bill 148, known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Early in June the first…
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Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
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Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
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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
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Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Government of Ontario Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation Concerning Condominium Returns and Information Database

    Government of Ontario Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation Concerning Condominium Returns and Information Database
    The Government of Ontario has recently released a draft regulation under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 concerning the mandatory filing of condominium information returns and the maintenance of a condominium information database…
  • Jul 13

    Denise Lash’s Article on Licensing of Condo Manager

    Denise Lash’s Article on Licensing of Condo Manager
    Denise Lash’s article on mandatory licensing of condo managers was featured in CCI Golden Horseshoe’s Spring 2017 edition. Click here for a copy of the article.
  • Jul 12

    Condo Balcony Fire

    Condo Balcony Fire
    Toronto Fire Services recently held a press conference about the increasing number of fires on condo balconies caused by cigarettes being carelessly tossed from balconies. At the time of the press conference, there had been 27 balcony fires…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 18

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark
    Issues surrounding race are incredibly difficult and complex things, and clearly have no single answer to address them fully. Many efforts have been made to address various nuances of race and racial negativity, one of which is the prevention…
  • Jul 11

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result
    When reading this case this writer pondered what he would do in a world without Google (or search engines in general). Finding information on a web that's very close to an unrestricted space is both very useful, and can produce results you…
  • Jun 27

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU
    Internet piracy has become a very common thing in the 21st century, and websites providing access to infringing materials, specifically torrent files, are booming. While these sites don't host material themselves, they provide links to files…
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Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
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The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/
  • Jul 14

    Recently Updated

    Recently Updated
    Canadian Oil and Gas, 2nd ed. Updated May 2017  10 Volumes which include Case Digests, Commentary, Forms and Precedents, Federal & Provincial Statutes & Regulations and consolidations such as: Canada Petroleum Resources Act…
  • Jul 10

    Asked and Answered: What are CSA standards and where can I find them?

    Asked and Answered: What are CSA standards and where can I find them?
    The CSA Group develops industry specific standards and codes that determine best practices, promote safer work environments, and improve product safety and performance for a wide range of industries.
  • Jul 5

    Usability Survey Draw

    Usability Survey Draw
    We are pleased to announce the winners from our July 5th draw, which respondents to our website usability survey were invited to enter. Sandi and Samrah have been contacted and will each receive a $50 gift card for…
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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next

    Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What's Next
    The Good New and the Bad NewsThe only good news for the Canadian educational community about the recent Federal Court decision in Access Copyright v. York University is that the judgment is, with respect, so clearly and consistently wrong…
  • Jul 12

    Access Copyright v. York University - the Actual Terms of the Judgment

    Access Copyright v. York University - the Actual Terms of the Judgment
    Date: 20170712Docket: T-578-13Citation: 2017 FC 670Ottawa, Ontario, July 12, 2017PRESENT: The Honourable Mr. Justice PhelanBETWEEN:THE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY ("ACCESS COPYRIGHT")Plaintiff/Defendant by CounterclaimandYORK…
  • Jul 12

    YORK UNIVERSITY LOSES ON "MANDATORY" ISSUE AND FAIR DEALING

    YORK UNIVERSITY LOSES ON "MANDATORY" ISSUE AND FAIR DEALING
    FROM THE FEDERAL COURT(highlight added)*** Ottawa, July 12, 2017 – A judgment was issued today by the Honourable Michael L. Phelan of the Federal Court in file T-578-13:IN THE MATTER OF THE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY ("ACCESS…
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Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jul 14

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt
    The number of retired people earning a pension income, carrying credit cards, and line of credit debts is growing significantly. Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
  • Jun 9

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor
    Every two years Licensed Insolvency firm Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. publishes a study on the average insolvent person in Ontario. Their study highlights vulnerable groups who are more prone to becoming insolvent, and identifies…
  • May 12

    Bankruptcy and New Credit

    Bankruptcy and New Credit
    There are two common misconceptions about filing bankruptcy: If you file bankruptcy, you will never get credit again. If you file bankruptcy, you have to wait seven years before applying for new credit. Both of these statements are not true.…
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Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 13

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 14th, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 14th, 2017
    Stay Up to Date! Weekly Immigration News and Top Rated Stories: From ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws to heart moving immigrant success stories. Breaking Canada Immigration News   This week Arton Capital’s Passport…
  • Jul 7

    This Week in US Immigration News: July 7, 2017

    This Week in US Immigration News: July 7, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to US immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes…
  • Jul 7

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 7th, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 7th, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws…
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Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Jul 13

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist
    Last month, after the WannaCry ransomware attack infected 230,000 computers in 150 countries, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “Quick-Response Checklist” for HIPPA covered…
  • Jul 11

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie
    According to a new joint report issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations, energy…
  • Jun 7

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)
    The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The Government has listened to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the…
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