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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
  • Oct 30

    World Treaty Library: Now Available on HeinOnline

    World Treaty Library: Now Available on HeinOnline
    Various efforts have been put forth over the past decades to create a universal collection of all the treaties of the world. Now for the first time, through the cooperation of Tufts University, Brill Publishing, the United Nations…
  • Oct 30

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 4,700 new HeinOnline resources have been loaded to the library catalogue: HeinOnline Core Collection 263 new titles American Indian Law Collection 3 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 5 new title History of International…
  • Oct 27

    Recent Acquisitions, October 20 – October 27, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 20 – October 27, 2014
    22 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 19 from 2014: The internationalisation of legal education : the future… Caenegem, William van,, Hiscock, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth),… K 100 I58 2014 The…
Rank this Week: 4574

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
  • Oct 30

    Illegal Contracts Does Not Preclude Discrimination Claim

    Illegal Contracts Does Not Preclude Discrimination Claim
    By Marc-Andre Russell In Hounga v Allen, the U.K. Supreme Court addressed an issue that has not received much attention from the courts recently: the defence of illegality, also called the “ex turpi causa” doctrine. The U.K.…
  • Oct 27

    This Week at the SCC (24/10/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (24/10/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander The Supreme Court this week issued a number of leave-to-appeal rulings likely to be of interest to Canadian businesses and…
  • Oct 22

    What’s “New” and What do Do About it? Supreme Court Sets High Bar to Appellate Courts Exercising Discretion to Raise New Issue

    What’s “New” and What do Do About it? Supreme Court Sets High Bar to Appellate Courts Exercising Discretion to Raise New Issue
    By Lisa Jorgensen In R. v. Mian, the Supreme Court provided extensive comment on when an “appellate court can disrupt the adversarial system and raise a ground of appeal on its own” initiative. The Court established a new test for…
Rank this Week: 3713

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/
  • Oct 30

    CCGG releases annual best practices for proxy circular disclosure

    CCGG releases annual best practices for proxy circular disclosure
    Kevin Smyth and Marshall Eidinger -  Recently, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) released its 2014 Best Practices for Proxy Circular Disclosure. The annual publication, which is intended to provide issuers with…
  • Oct 30

    Amendments to Regulation 91-507 approved in Quebec

    Amendments to Regulation 91-507 approved in Quebec
     Quebec's Regulation to amend Regulation 91-507 respecting Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting has now received Ministerial approval. As we wrote last week, the amended regulation comes into force tomorrow.
  • Oct 30

    Canadian rules on trade repositories and data reporting - Where we are on the eve of reporting

    Canadian rules on trade repositories and data reporting - Where we are on the eve of reporting
    Margaret Grottenthaler - The trade reporting rules of the securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec will require reporting beginning October 31. A number of changes to the rules have been made since they were first…
Rank this Week: 773

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
  • Oct 28

    Using Trade Names, Logos and Slogan

    Using Trade Names, Logos and Slogan
    Many condominium corporations use the trade name, logo and/or slogans of their condominium site that was originally marketed by the developer. Whether the use is on a sign, newsletter or website, the right to use that name, logo or slogan is…
  • Oct 27

    Visit Denise at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference

    Visit Denise at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference
    Denise Lash will be speaking at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference, taking place November 7 & 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Her presentation will take place on Friday, November 7, and the topic of her presentation is…
Rank this Week: 4571

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/
  • Oct 30

    Retirees' options for accessing home equity

    Retirees' options for accessing home equity
    I've come across a very good article at Caregivers Solutions Magazine (one of my very favourite Canadian publications), written by the Professional Chartered Accountants of Ontario, that talks about two ways that seniors can get cash flow…
  • Oct 30

    Specialized drafting is best left to the lawyer

    Specialized drafting is best left to the lawyer
    Recently lawyer Chris Staples, who blogs at Estates and Elder Law in Canada, posted an article about why the drafting of wills is best left to lawyers. The logic behind this is simple: the law is complicated and even the smallest of language…
  • Oct 26

    Can you use your will to change joint ownership of property?

    Can you use your will to change joint ownership of property?
    Below is a question that illustrates a question that arises frequently among those planning their estates. It involves trying to work around a joint property designation. "We are trying to draw up a will. If one spouse dies, we want to…
Rank this Week: 4729

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/
  • Oct 30

    BC Ethics Committee Clarifies Duties for Law Firms That Lend Clients Money

    BC Ethics Committee Clarifies Duties for Law Firms That Lend Clients Money
    When advancing a personal injury lawsuit it is common for BC lawfirms to fund the lawsuit related expenses on behalf of clients (disbursements such as court filing fees, the cost associated with ordering medical records and expert reports).…
  • Oct 29

    Objections on Expert Qualifications Must Be Raised Under Timelines of Rule 11-6(10)

    Objections on Expert Qualifications Must Be Raised Under Timelines of Rule 11-6(10)
    Interesting reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing the scope and timing of objections required under Rule 11-6(10). In today’s case (Pausch v. Vancouver Coastal Health…
  • Oct 27

    Double Costs Rejected In Face of Plaintiff Credibility Concern

    Double Costs Rejected In Face of Plaintiff Credibility Concern
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting a request for double costs following a trial where a Plaintiff beat her formal settlement offer by a slim margin. In today’s case…
Rank this Week: 1209

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Tributes pour in for legal legend Raynold Langloi

    Tributes pour in for legal legend Raynold Langloi
    Raynold Langlois, pre-eminent Quebec corporate counsel and founding partner at Langlois Kronström Desjardins, passed away yesterday at the age of 73.Perhaps best known for his work in the 1980s representing the federal government before…
  • Oct 30

    News Roundup - October 30, 2014

    News Roundup - October 30, 2014
    CanadaFormer judges warn Parliament against rushing to adopt new Conservative anti-terror laws, Toronto StarFormer RCMP corporal on trial for deaths of two innocent civilians, The National PostFormer Scouts Canada leader sentenced to prison…
  • Oct 29

    News Roundup - October 29, 2014

    News Roundup - October 29, 2014
    CanadaTeenage boys plead guilty to criminal harassment in Kamloops sexting scandal, The ProvinceOttawa jury deliberating in murder trial of Dylon Barnett, Ottawa CitizenHigh school teacher charged with sexual assault wins right to be paid…
Rank this Week: 64

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Competition Law & Associations: An Overview of Competition Law and Survey

    Competition Law & Associations: An Overview of Competition Law and Survey
    October 30, 2014 I was pleased to have been a speaker at the Canadian Society of Association Executives’ (CSAE) Annual Conference in Niagara. I spoke, with Mark Katz of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, on information exchanges…
  • Oct 23

    High Technology Companies and Canadian Businesses: Important Legal Development

    High Technology Companies and Canadian Businesses: Important Legal Development
    October 23, 2014 Guest post by Amy Reier (Brownell & Reier) High-Technology companies and other businesses and their lawyers need to be aware of important changes to Canadian and International laws on competition, privacy, security and IP…
  • Oct 21

    Internet Law: Terms and Conditions May Apply: Do You Know What They Are?

    Internet Law: Terms and Conditions May Apply: Do You Know What They Are?
    October 21, 2014 I read this very good note earlier today by a colleague of mine on the importance of reviewing and understanding online terms of use. I thought it was a good reminder that contract law applies online, as elsewhere. And, as…
Rank this Week: 2900

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 30

    Who’s Watching the Spies?

    Who’s Watching the Spies?
    Much of the debate following the shootings in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu has turned on whether or not increased surveillance by Canadian law enforcement and intelligence agencies could have prevented the actions of Michael…
  • Oct 30

    Canadian Lawyers Making a Difference in Cambodia

    Canadian Lawyers Making a Difference in Cambodia
    Cambodia is slowly recovering from the barbarism of the Khmer Rouge regime and the subsequent civil war that devastated the nation during the last quarter of the twentieth century. The current authoritarian government has been in power for…
  • Oct 30

    Legal Business Development: Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?

    Legal Business Development: Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?
    Confidence. Do you have it? Sure, there are times that your confidence has been shaken… but deep down, are you confident in yourself and your ability? And how important is confidence to your success as a lawyer, a community leader…
Rank this Week: 163

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 Published

    Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 Published
    The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released a new publication earlier this week entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 (available for $170US).It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services…
  • Oct 30

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice October 2014 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice October 2014 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes: an article about international access to justice…
  • Oct 30

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of October 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website. The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
Rank this Week: 271

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Oct 30

    Maddin: Failure to Inquire Leaves Director Liable

    Maddin: Failure to Inquire Leaves Director Liable
    In Maddin v. The Queen (2014 TCC 277), the taxpayer was a director of a corporation in the marble and granite industry (the “Corporation”) which failed to remit nearly $300,000 of source deductions related to salaries, wages and…
  • Oct 24

    Guindon: SCC Hearing Scheduled for December 5, 2014

    Guindon: SCC Hearing Scheduled for December 5, 2014
    The highly-anticipated appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in Guindon v The Queen has been scheduled for hearing on December 5, 2014, and the parties have now filed their factums in the appeal. For our prior posts on this decision,…
  • Oct 22

    Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audit

    Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audit
    There has been a flurry of recent scrutiny and activity in the areas of foreign and domestic charities – few foreign charities remain on the list of qualified donees since the changes to the definition of “qualified donee”…
Rank this Week: 3310

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 30

    Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act tabled for 2013-2014

    Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act tabled for 2013-2014
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released its annual report on the Privacy Act, Canada's federal public sector privacy legislation, for 2013-2014. The report was tabled by our new Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, but relates…
  • Oct 29

    Privacy regulators call for measured response to terrorism attack

    Privacy regulators call for measured response to terrorism attack
    In anticipation of new federal regulations to expand police surveillance powers and in connection with their annual meeting, Canadian federal, provincial and territorial privacy regulators, in a media release, have called upon the Federal…
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My second panel presentation was emerging issues and I focused on wearables. My presentation is here:
Rank this Week: 2235

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Supreme Court Takes Another Patent Case - On Delayed Entry and NOC Regs s. 8 Damage

    The Supreme Court Takes Another Patent Case - On Delayed Entry and NOC Regs s. 8 Damage
    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear another patent case, this one on issues involving the damages regime for delayed entry resulting from the Notice of Compliance Regime. Here's the Court's official summary - which doesn't…
  • Oct 24

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled
    In this uniquely tragic and distressing week on Parliament Hill, there was one thing that was a big story a week ago about an event that was rumoured to be on the brink of happening but which has now quietly disappeared from the radar…
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
Rank this Week: 1339

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/
  • Oct 30

    I’m a unionized employee-can I go to court?

    I’m a unionized employee-can I go to court?
    Unionized employees can have advantages of being represented by an association. They are also confronted with some disadvantages that can leave a bitter taste and feel like they are being neglected. While, the union has the obligation to…
  • Oct 30

    Bullied employee-wanting to resign?

    Bullied employee-wanting to resign?
    Too often we hear about bullied employee who is mistreated to such an extent that he/she feels the only recourse is to resign.  However, a forced resignation does not necessarily mean that this is true.  When an employee works in an…
  • Oct 22

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work
    Domestic violence can begin in the home, but it can navigate its way to the workplace and employers have a legal obligation to manage it head on. This can be done by implementing procedures and policies that both protect the victims of…
Rank this Week: 252

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Oct 30

    Are Two Wills Better than One?

    Are Two Wills Better than One?
    It is said that two heads are better than one, except when those two heads contradict one another, leading to problems.  The same could be said about multiple wills. The use of multiple wills has become a popular technique in Ontario as…
  • Oct 29

    Ethical Wills and Estate Planning

    Ethical Wills and Estate Planning
    When you think about what you want to leave your loved ones, is it always the material assets that first come to mind?  Or, is it your wish to want to pass along life lessons, to the same extent you pass along bank accounts and…
  • Oct 28

    The OBA’s Brown Bag Lunch

    The OBA’s Brown Bag Lunch
    When blogging, I am always searching for new ideas and new subjects to write about.  There is one place that is consistently a gold mine for new and interesting topics in the estates world.  The OBA’s Brown Bag Lunch is a…
Rank this Week: 247

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 30, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 30, 2014: Former Canadian citizenship judge jailed for illegally revealing citizenship examsNew Zealanders to vote on removing Union Jack from flag …
  • Oct 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 29, 2014: Marriage between an uncle and his half-niece is legal, New York’s top court rulesJian Ghomeshi: CBC releases memo citing ‘claim of…
  • Oct 28

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 28, 2014:Pope Francis brands life in prison a ‘hidden’ death sentence Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict  Ford Family…
Rank this Week: 2140

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: 3311

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Oct 30

    Environmental orders: no stay pending appeal

    Environmental orders: no stay pending appeal
    Is the "public interest" in getting environmental work done immediately more important than whether there is a sound legal basis for making a particular person pay for it?
  • Oct 28

    Flash mob to protest bee killing pesticide

    Flash mob to protest bee killing pesticide
    Friends of the Earth is planning a Halloween flash mob tomorrow to swarm Lowe’s in Ottawa, asking them to remove bee-killing products from their shelves. More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/808584445871612/
  • Oct 28

    Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronic

    Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronic
    The Yukon government has proposed a new recycling regulation that includes eco fees on tires and electronics. The rollout of a similar system in Ontario several years ago, for  household hazardous waste, was fumbled and created an…
Rank this Week: 1438

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
  • Oct 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-29
    Google Street View of Quebec woman's breast leads to damages award http://t.co/b3kHskXM0Q -> Hospital privacy violations rife in Ontario http://t.co/LNyBebE2hx -> What CASL in Canada Means for Your Business http://t.co/xkJrmUmUXw ->…
  • Oct 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27
    Big Pirate Sites 'Raided', Admins on the Run https://t.co/oTWUOywHI0 -> Denmark: Code of Conduct on website blocking http://t.co/LRX0DNtIpW -> Hacked: The escalating arms race against cybercrime http://t.co/2DcJ6GGzqi -> Computer and…
  • Oct 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26
    Online hate speech could be curtailed under new anti-terror push http://t.co/ac44VLKdHz -> Enterprise Compliance With The CASL Software Provisions – Six Questions For Large Enterprises http://t.co/j9EAEAT5Ao -> Embedding Is Not…
Rank this Week: 2519

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/
  • Oct 29

    Dempsey v. British Columbia

    Dempsey v. British Columbia
    British Columbia's Property Transfer Tax Act is an incoherent, and at times absurd, taxation statute. Apart from the dubious economic and social policy of a tax that adds to the cost of housing in the province with the least affordable…
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
Rank this Week: 2362

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong
    Several months ago we read about a couple from Australia who hired a Thai surrogate so she could bear the child they always wanted. During month three of the surrogate’s pregnancy the couple were informed that the 21 year-old surrogate…
  • Oct 28

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”
    Stuart Bray met his wife Li Quan in 1990 and quickly embraced her passion to save China’s tigers and to develop a breeding program to reintroduce China’s tigers back to their wild reserves. Each of them invested huge sums of…
  • Oct 22

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Oct 29

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

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
  • Jul 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

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

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca It is Worldpride Week in Toronto, the first Worldpride celebration held outside of North America and one of the largest in the world of its…
Rank this Week: 2508

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Oct 29

    P.F. Chang’s CGL Insurer Seeks Declaratory Judgement on Data Breach Claim

    P.F. Chang’s CGL Insurer Seeks Declaratory Judgement on Data Breach Claim
    P.F. Chang’s China Bistro made headlines when it recently reported that 33 of its restaurant locations spanning 18 states suffered a data breach in connection with the restaurant’s point-of-sale payment systems. While the breach…
  • Oct 22

    California District Court Finds Threat of Future Harm Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing in Data Breach Action

    California District Court Finds Threat of Future Harm Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing in Data Breach Action
    In a departure from the mounting body of case law finding that the “increased risk of future harm” is insufficient to confer Article III standing on victims of a data breach, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Oct 19

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion
    Once again, a court finds that data breach plaintiffs do not have the requisite Article III constitutional standing to pursue civil action against a retailer – itself the victim of a cyber attack. Last month, the United States District…
Rank this Week: 4065

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: 2863

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    European Union EU HSE Health Safety and Environmental Audit Protocol

    European Union EU HSE Health Safety and Environmental Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws for the European Union. The EU includes over 25 countries…
  • Oct 25

    Mexico Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol

    Mexico Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Mexico. Mexico is a growing economic power and a…
  • Oct 22

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Turkey. A rising economic power and a wonderful place…
Rank this Week: 4357

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/
  • Oct 29

    Remembering Our Best Selve

    Remembering Our Best Selve
    An earlier version of this post appeared as an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal. It has been a difficult week in Canada. The shocking deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo while in uniform, the images of gunfire in Parliament,...
  • Oct 28

    How Rod met Ralph

    How Rod met Ralph
  • Oct 27

    Rod Love RIP

    Rod Love RIP
    Rod Love, Premier Klein's right hand man for so long and whose rise was equally meteoric as Premier Klein's. has passed away. My thoughts and prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones.
Rank this Week: 4515

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Oct 29

    CASL software provisions & CRTC interpretation

    CASL software provisions & CRTC interpretation
    In addition to the anti spam provisions of CASL, it contains provisions against malware starting in January 2015. It imposes disclosure and consent requirements for software providers in certain situations. Unfortunately, those provisions are…
  • Oct 15

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived
    Anyone who wants the latest and greatest tablet is in luck. Google just announced the release of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and a new Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone, and Nexus Player streaming media player.  Lollipop will…
  • Oct 14

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend
    Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) performs with Orchestra London this Friday and Saturday night in his first ever performance with an orchestra. More info is in James Reaney’s column where he says: A new project,…
Rank this Week: 2612

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4798

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Update on BC IPP Supply

    Update on BC IPP Supply
    Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro…
  • Oct 20

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission
    Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the…
  • Oct 14

    BC Mega Dam Granted Environmental Approval

    BC Mega Dam Granted Environmental Approval
    Today, the proposed Site C 1,100 MW hydroelectric dam in northern British Columbia received environmental assessment (EA) approvals from both the Provincial [pdf] and Federal [pdf] Governments. In issuing its…
Rank this Week: 4161

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Oct 28

    NS man killed on dangerous stretch of Highway 104

    NS man killed on dangerous stretch of Highway 104
    Authorities in Nova Scotia have reported that a 37-year-old Sheet Harbor man lost his life in the early morning hours of Oct. 17 when the pickup truck he was driving was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The truck...
  • Oct 24

    What is negligence?

    What is negligence?
    As some Nova Scotia residents may know, proving negligence in a medical malpractice case can be a huge challenge due to Canada's Supreme Court rulings that established certain liability limits and restrictions on such cases. Therefore, it may…
  • Oct 15

    Police crack down on distracted driving

    Police crack down on distracted driving
    Police in Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada made a concerted effort to crack down on distracted driving over the recent holiday. Referred to as Operation Impact, the police initiative was focused on certain distracted driving behaviours that…
Rank this Week: 3245

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Oct 28

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause
    By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo Introduction Non-competition clauses are hardly a rarity in employment contracts. The classic non-competition clause seeks to protect the business of an employer by prohibiting a former employee from,…
  • Oct 8

    Arbitration Case Comment

    Arbitration Case Comment
    Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) In the past I have posed the question as to whether Arbitration can be more cost effective and efficient than a court process. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva,…
  • Sep 29

    Opening the Door for Intrusion upon Seclusion: The Common Law Tort of Invasion of Privacy and what it means for Employer

    Opening the Door for Intrusion upon Seclusion: The Common Law Tort of Invasion of Privacy and what it means for Employer
      INTRODUCTION In today’s workplace, privacy is an evolving issue and Canadian privacy law is developing rapidly. Perhaps surprisingly, only a handful of Canadian jurisdictions, (including British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba…
Rank this Week: 4948

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

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

    “Five for Fighting”: The NHL’s Legal Liability for Effects of Fighting on Enforcer

    “Five for Fighting”: The NHL’s Legal Liability for Effects of Fighting on Enforcer
      Introduction As the season changes to winter, many Canadians turn their attention to the national pastime: hockey.  While fans and pundits discuss early-season momentum and argue the merits of advanced statistics, a more serious…
  • Aug 1

    The 21 laws of criminal defence: a lawyer’s reflection on a decade of practice.

    The 21 laws of criminal defence: a lawyer’s reflection on a decade of practice.
    21 laws of criminal defence: a lawyer’s reflection after ten years of swimming with the sharks. It’s nearly a decade since I became a criminal defence lawyer. A lot has changed […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
  • Jul 28

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

    How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the right legal counsel
    How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the right legal counsel. Choosing a good lawyer is a challenge.  In Ontario alone, there are over 20,000 […]by Sean Robichaud The post How to choose a good lawyer: 9 ways to select the…
Rank this Week: 1884

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2495

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Oct 28

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.

    The Criminal Charges for failing to meet your Obligations as a permanent resident.
    A person was charged withcriminal misrepresentation under IRPA as well as under the Citizenship Act for providing false information regarding his days in Canada when applying for a Permanent Resident (PR) card renewal…
  • Oct 22

    Renewing a Permanent Resident Card – Which Applicants Get the “Special Treatment”

    Renewing a Permanent Resident Card – Which Applicants Get the “Special Treatment”
    One of our clients filed a PR card renewal application.  He met the days i.e. a minimum of 730 in the past five years. However, part of the basis for his meeting the minimum 730 day threshold  included being employed full-time…
  • Oct 16

    2014-10-14 – “ Immigration Support ”

    2014-10-14 – “ Immigration Support ”
    CIC has a large website with many forms for almost all types of application, as well as a guide for the appropriate supporting documents and the appropriate filing fee.  Once your application is filed however, CIC  makes it…
Rank this Week: 4810

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 28

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack
    The government yesterday introduced Bill C-44, the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act. While some were expecting significant new surveillance, decreased warrant thresholds, and detention measures, this bill is a response to several…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving behind dead soldiers. Office buildings, shopping centres, and classrooms placed under lockdown for hours with…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 25, 2014 as Why We Need To Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving…
Rank this Week: 607

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Oct 27

    New Books at the Law Library – October 27, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – October 27, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3830 .T58 2014 Aikaterini Titi, The Right to Regulate in International Investment Law (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE444 F33 2014 John Fairlie & Philip Sworden, Introduction to Law in…
  • Oct 20

    New Books at the Law Library – October 20, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – October 20, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): E92 .S77 2014 Keith Smith, ed., Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 (North York: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K346 .S63 2014 Nick…
  • Oct 8

    Pay for Print

    Pay for Print
    UBC Library has transitioned from the use of special purpose copy cards, to a one card system. Faculty, students, and staff who wish to make photocopies or print documents from the library will use their UBCcard. The Pay for Print service…
Rank this Week: 4382

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Oct 27

    Eight Rules of Tender Law Pronounced By The Ontario Court Of Appeal

    Eight Rules of Tender Law Pronounced By The Ontario Court Of Appeal
    In Rankin Construction Inc. v. Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently made a number of significant rulings in a tender case. While the rulings were based upon the specific wording of the tender in that case, they were made in the…
  • Oct 11

    When Is A Consultant Liable To A Contractor For Subsurface Information In Tender Documents?

    When Is A Consultant Liable To A Contractor For Subsurface Information In Tender Documents?
    One of the difficult issues in construction law is the duty owed, if any, by the owner’s consultant to the contractor. In particular, does the consultant owe any such duty in respect of subsurface conditions? In North Pacific…
  • Sep 21

    Ontario Court Of Appeal Holds That The Doctrine Of Mistake Does Not Apply To A Tender

    Ontario Court Of Appeal Holds That The Doctrine Of Mistake Does Not Apply To A Tender
    In Asco Construction Ltd. v. Epoxy Solutions Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that the doctrine of mistake did not apply to an invitation to tender. In doing so, the court provided a useful reminder of the limited circumstances…
Rank this Week: 2980

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/
  • Oct 27

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

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
Rank this Week: 1256

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Oct 27

    News Summary

    News Summary
    Over the past week, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Oct 24

    Annual Snowbird Outlook: BMO Predicts U.S. Vacation Home Boom

    Annual Snowbird Outlook: BMO Predicts U.S. Vacation Home Boom
    BMO Bank of Montreal recently published its Annual Snowbird Outlook, which predicts that the value of U.S. vacation homes is on the rise. According to BMO, Canadian snowbirds who already own U.S. vacation property can expect their U.S.…
  • Oct 22

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: FATCA

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: FATCA
    Altro Levy has been closely following the implementation of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) in Canada. In February, I blogged about the intergovernmental agreement (the “IGA”) between the Canadian…
Rank this Week: 4979

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Oct 26

    Insuring long-term disability insurance

    Insuring long-term disability insurance
    by Richard E. Johnston In Canada, benefit plans are subject to legislation related to income tax, human rights, and employment standards. However, there is little specific regulation of benefit plans other than pension plans. A key exception…
  • Oct 19

    Quebec employers can’t waive notice period provided by resigning employee without providing notice

    Quebec employers can’t waive notice period provided by resigning employee without providing notice
    by Mohamed Badreddine Most employers in Quebec know that under Quebec’s Act Respecting Labour Standards (ALS) and the Civil Code of Québec (CCQ), an employer who wishes to terminate an indefinite contract of employment without…
  • Oct 12

    Union ordered to pay punitive damages, employer legal costs following illegal strike

    Union ordered to pay punitive damages, employer legal costs following illegal strike
    By Lorene Novakowski Following a Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) ruling that an illegal strike had occurred against Canada Post on two dates in November 2010, the corporation sought damages from the union. The issue went before an…
Rank this Week: 4757

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Oct 24

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014

    Court and Tribunal Roundup to October 24, 2014
    In addition to people, pets and parking issues, this autumn’s harvest of condo-related court and tribunal decisions includes a bumper crop of court of appeal cases dealing with: Expired condo liens; Contempt of court by directors;…
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
Rank this Week: 1323

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 530

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/
  • Oct 24

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech
    A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court is a reminder that interlocutory restraints on speech are possible in Canada, albeit in rare circumstances. In Richardson v. Hunter, 2014 BCSC 1960, the court issued an interlocutory…
  • Oct 15

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited
    Posted by Michael MorganFrequent readers of this blog may recall a post from October 2012, in which we wrote about a Supreme Court of Canada decision that some believed, at the time, would result in the “death knell” for the…
  • Oct 14

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case
    Posted by Kinji BourchierAuthors: Kinji Bourchier and Amy Nathanson.  In the recent Ontario Superior Court case of Moore v. Getahun, 2014 ONSC 237 (“Moore”) the Court answered yes to this question and took a very restrictive…
Rank this Week: 2730

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Oct 24

    Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Oppose my Discharge?

    Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Oppose my Discharge?
    Yes, it is possible for a bankruptcy trustee to oppose your bankruptcy discharge. Your discharge could also be opposed by either a creditor or the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. Most oppositions to a bankruptcy discharge in Ontario happen…
  • Oct 10

    Who Will Know About my Bankruptcy in Ontario?

    Who Will Know About my Bankruptcy in Ontario?
    While many people are more accepting of the fact that we live in an on-line world and that much of our lives are on facebook, twitter and other social media, the fact remains that most people do not want to have everyone gossiping about…
  • Sep 26

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?
    Divorce or separation is a common cause of bankruptcy or a consumer proposal for many individuals in Ontario. It’s not terribly surprising that divorce leads so many people to financial trouble – you move…
Rank this Week: 131

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta

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

    LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law

    LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law
    Featured Articles: Looking at Criminal Law Perhaps more than any other area of the law, criminal law is constantly evolving. Recent Developments in Criminal Law New laws abound as the government focuses on crime.  Are they all…
  • Aug 26

    New resources on Family Law in Alberta

    New resources on Family Law in Alberta
    CPLEA has created new resources on Family Law in Alberta in partnership with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. The Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free legal information sessions on Family Law. You can find the schedule…
Rank this Week: 1691