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Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Mar 2

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
        The Florida real estate market was deeply shaken when the U.S. housing bubble burst eight years ago. Today, recovery is evident across the state. This is welcome news for Canadian snowbirds looking to invest in Florida property…
  • Feb 26

    The Expatriation Trap

    The Expatriation Trap
      There is no doubt that US citizens living abroad are feeling the brunt of recent efforts to enforce tax rules around foreign assets and income. Unlike any other developed nation, the US continues to impose income tax filing…
  • Feb 18

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada

    The Cost of Expatriation: U.S. Citizens Living in Canada
    It is widely known that the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income – even if they live abroad. As a result, taxes for U.S. citizens living in Canada can be very complicated. U.S. citizens must file U.S. income tax returns…
Rank this Week: 3410

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 2

    Feds appoint 10 new judge

    Feds appoint 10 new judge
    The federal government has appointed a total of 10 new judges, to superior level courts in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and to the Federal Court, as well as elevating another to the Federal Court of Appeal.Justice Donald Rennie was named to the…
  • Mar 2

    Davis name disappearing after joining up with DLA Piper

    Davis name disappearing after joining up with DLA Piper
    Another familiar name is about to disappear from the Canadian legal landscape as Davis LLP adopts the DLA Piper LLP brand.The firm will become DLA Piper (Canada) LLP when it completes the deal next month to join forces with DLA Piper, a firm…
  • Mar 2

    Legal news roundup - March 2, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 2, 2015
    CanadaJudge rejects challenge to law that suspends licences of drivers charged with impaired driving, Canadian PressGun involved in Toronto shooting was legal according to lawyer, Canadian PressLeader of B.C. religious commune asks court to…
Rank this Week: 62

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
  • Mar 2

    Recent Acquisitions, February 16 – February 23, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, February 16 – February 23, 2015
    19 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 5 from 2015: Managing intellectual property value Loomer, Sue C., K 1401 L66 2015 Managing intellectual property value 2015 260 pages ; 22 cm. Feminism in the subcontinent and…
  • Mar 2

    Recent Acquisitions, February 23 – March 2, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, February 23 – March 2, 2015
    2 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: KF 281.A2 T47 2014 Successfully competing in U.S. moot court competitions 2014 xvi, 280 pages ; 23 cm De l'administration de la justice criminelle en Angleterre… Cottu, M. b. 1777?…
  • Feb 19

    New Law Journal from Thomson Rivers: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law

    New Law Journal from Thomson Rivers: Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law
    The new Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law (CJCCL) was launched in 2013 at Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law (TRU Law). The inaugural issue was published just last month (January 2015). This issue has…
Rank this Week: 3897

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/
  • Mar 2

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!
    EAST TEXAS – On February 25, 2015, Apple Inc. was found liable for patent infringement on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC and ordered, by an East Texas jury, to pay Smartflash LLC the princely sum of $532.9 million dollars in…
  • Feb 10

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End
    In the recent case of Carter v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada declared invalid the Criminal Code prohibitions against physician-assisted suicide.  Those provisions made it a crime for a person to “consent to have death…
  • Feb 6

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish
    On January 27, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Bea v. The Owners Strata Plan, LMS 2138, 2015 BCCA 31, upholding the lower court’s decision finding the Plaintiff and her husband in contempt of Court and…
Rank this Week: 3871

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Mar 2

    New Books at the Law Library – March 2, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – March 2, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1004.8 .D53 2014 Janis Sarra, ed., Challenging Borders in Business Law: The Scholarship of Claire Moore Dickerson (Vancouver: University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3171 .I59 2014…
  • Feb 23

    New Books at the Law Library – February 23, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – February 23, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HB3530.B7 L38 2014 Vennu Saini, ed., Diversity Profile of British Columbia, 4th ed. (Vancouver: Law Foundation of British Columbia, 2014). Online access:…
  • Feb 16

    New Books at the Law Library – February 16, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – February 16, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV6595 .A15 2014 Robert E. Rains, ed., The 1980 Hague Abduction Convention: Comparative Aspects (London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: JC571 .D3375 2015 Gauthier De Beco & Rachel Murray, A…
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Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Mar 2

    New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”

    New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”
    With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job. Here at CPLEA, we can’t fix the economy, but…
  • Jan 26

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director
    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in enhancing the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. This is an exciting…
  • Jan 22

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer
    CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia…
Rank this Week: 2083

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/
  • Mar 2

    As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law

    As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law
    Originally Post November 2008, Updated March 1 2015 In November 2008, I wrote a post describing the rules of picketing as a teaching assistant’s strike commenced at York University.   Today, a strike at the University of Toronto…
  • Feb 23

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”
    Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada Labour Code do not require the employer to have any reason at all to dismiss an…
  • Feb 12

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike
    February 12, 2015 Earlier this week I was asked to join Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about a strike that has dragged on a beer can production factory in north Toronto called Crown Holdings,  and how the law deals…
Rank this Week: 4318

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/
  • Mar 2

    Dying broke: a worthwhile retirement goal?

    Dying broke: a worthwhile retirement goal?
    Recently I read an article in www.msn.com reviewing a book by Dr. Stanley Riggs, called "Build Wealth and Spend It All: Live the Life You Earned". The article, which you can read by clicking here, summarizes Dr. Riggs' philosophy of…
  • Feb 27

    Forget coffins: these burial pods allow you to turn into a tree when you die

    Forget coffins: these burial pods allow you to turn into a tree when you die
    Funeral choices have expanded over the years, and new options become available all the time. Burial used to be the norm, until cremation became popular. Since then, I've heard of half a dozen new ideas including pressing ashes into a vinyl…
  • Feb 27

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny
    William Herd was widowed, and married again at 67 years old. He and his second wife, Dorothy, made mirror wills in which they left everything to each other. The wills also said that on the death of both of them, the estate would be divided…
Rank this Week: 3303

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of February 22, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of February 22, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Hill media fight over harassment policy, some say it could destroy Parliamentary Press GalleryNon-Competition Provision Results In Increased Notice Period By BC CourtConrad Black…
  • Feb 23

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Remedial Costs for Unreasonable Settlements by InsurersChild abuser awarded £20,000 by Ireland court after being harassed, named and shamed on Facebook pageCocaine case…
  • Feb 19

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)

    SlawTips: 5 Tips on Marketing for Law Firms (Video)
    The world of marketing remains a bit of a mystery for many legal professionals.  We know enough about it that many of us become do-it-ourselfers for our websites, blogs and even our branding. Nonetheless, there is much we can learn…
Rank this Week: 305

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 2

    Secret Memo Reveals RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

    Secret Memo Reveals RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”
    Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual report on the Privacy Act, the legislation that governs how government collects, uses, and discloses personal information.…
  • Mar 2

    RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”

    RCMP Records on Requests for Subscriber Data “Inaccurate and Incomplete”
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 28, 2015 as RCMP Records Called ‘Incomplete and Inaccurate’ in Memo Last fall, Daniel Therrien, the government’s newly appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, released the annual…
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
Rank this Week: 689

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 2

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?

    Does Technology Allow Lawyers to Fill Their True Role as Counselors?
    That’s the feeling of Jason Boehmig (president and CEO of Ironclad Inc.) who has teamed up with Ron Dolin (co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design) to teach a new course on legal…
  • Mar 2

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management

    Some Musings on Knowledge Management
    Lately I have been thinking about knowledge management (KM) and how difficult it seems to be to implement effectively. From my perspective looking in (unless you count CanLII Connects as a national KM initiative), it seems there are many…
  • Mar 2

    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 sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Mar 2

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    Interview with Justice Clackson on the Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    On Friday you got to read Ms. Magna Carta’s take on Clause 39. Now tune in to hear what Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Clackson has to say about the famous chapter of the Magna Carta!
  • Feb 27

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
  • Feb 26

    12 Angry Men (and Women)

    12 Angry Men (and Women)
    There has recently been a fair amount of commentary in the news surrounding an upcoming 42 week jury trial [1]. The trial requires 12 members of the public to be present at the nearly year long trial, which would prevent...
Rank this Week: 360

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Mar 2

    Employee or self-employed? That is the question!

    Employee or self-employed? That is the question!
    By Alexandra Meunier and Yves Turgeon In the financial services industry, the status of insurance and financial product sales reps is often in question. Are they employees or independent contractors? No matter what part of Canada you’re…
  • Feb 22

    Federal sector employers have right to dismiss without cause, too

    Federal sector employers have right to dismiss without cause, too
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall There’s good news for Canadian employers in the federal sector—those engaged in federal works and undertakings such as airlines, airports, railways, banking, interprovincial transportation, and…
  • Feb 15

    New express entry system introduced by CIC: What employers should know

    New express entry system introduced by CIC: What employers should know
    by Isabelle Dongier As of January 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) implemented its new electronic Express Entry (EE) system, which must now be used by potential applicants for permanent residence under certain economic…
Rank this Week: 3289

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/
  • Mar 1

    What happens to your RRSP on death?

    What happens to your RRSP on death?
    Throughout the course of lives, most of us make sizeable contributions to our RRSPs. We do this in order to minimize our overall taxes payable and to plan ahead for our retirement. With both tax minimization and future planning on our minds…
  • Feb 27

    Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern

    Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern
    Listen to Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss the recent Parson v. McGovern decision and the circumstances under which a court may compel an Estate Trustee to make…
  • Feb 27

    Community Foundation

    Community Foundation
    I attended a very informative seminar this week hosted by our firm, and the presenters were Anne Brayley and Aneil Gokhale from the Toronto Foundation.  Through their talk, we learned more about our role as estates counsel in…
Rank this Week: 574

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/
  • Mar 1

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute
    One of the changes made to British Columbia’s rules governing probate procedures that came into effect on March 31, 2014, was the replacement of caveats with notices of dispute. One of the main purposes of both caveats under the former…
  • Feb 22

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata
    The British Columbia Law Institute  has just published its Report on Terminating a Strata recommending reform of the Strata Property Act provisions allowing a strata to wind up its strata corporation and cancel the strata plan.Under…
  • Feb 13

    Estate of Young: Curative Provisions of Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

    Estate of Young: Curative Provisions of Wills, Estates and Succession Act.
    We now have a reported case applying the new British Columbia legislation allowing the court to give effect to a document or other record as a will even though it does not comply with the formal signing and witnessing requirements for a valid…
Rank this Week: 555

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?

    Aged New York Husband His Wife’s Prisoner?
    Eighty-four-year old Martin Cassidy spent his career creating dinosaurs for the American Museum of National History. His career began in 1972 when the museum was offered the articulated skeleton of a dinosaur, an acquisition that would cost…
  • Feb 27

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?

    Final Chapter in LA Dodgers Divorce?
    Jamie and Frank McCourt are now more famous for their over-the-top divorce than for their eight-year run as the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The twists and turns of their lengthy litigation could fill a book, and no doubt will! For…
  • Feb 24

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant

    The Curse of the In-Person Litigant
    I guess I’ve been lucky because I have never had to do a trial where the opposing party acted in person, “pro se”, as they call it in the United States. Why lucky? Because some of the worst trial horror stories involve…
Rank this Week: 3492

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/
  • Mar 1

    The common expenses conundrum

    The common expenses conundrum
    Many people who work with condominiums raised an eyebrow after reading a recent Toronto Star story entitled “Maintenance fees take a toll on Toronto condo owners.” The piece highlights the divergent philosophies about the…
  • Jan 10

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 permits owners to requisition meetings for certain business and for informational purposes, there are limits on what can be accomplished using this process. Some owners at one of our smaller condo corporation…
  • Jan 4

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014
    Happy New Year. Our picks for the top 10 condo law cases of 2014 is an all-Ontario batch, with half being important Court of Appeal rulings.   Some of them highlight the dire need for significant revision to our condo law.…
Rank this Week: 4532

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
  • Mar 1

    Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith

    Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith
    You know a defamation case is going to be a good one when it starts like this: Political debate in the Internet blogosphere can be, and, often is, rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.  It is not for…
  • Mar 1

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-28
    RT @AdamMossoff: More bogus, junk science in #patent policy w/ claims re: all patent #licensing based on 188 people answering survey https:… -> Ontario Court of Appeal clamps down on surveillance evidence http://t.co/mhHLrQZCst…
  • Feb 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27
    U.S. bans Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic in landmark net neutrality ruling http://t.co/VBR6CkJo4a -> Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU…
Rank this Week: 2905

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice February 2015 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:a post on the need for high-quality research for the…
  • Feb 28

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The February 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdiction. The…
  • Feb 26

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is seeking nominations for the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship:"This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided…
Rank this Week: 911

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/
  • Feb 27

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Shoulder Injury

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic shoulder injury sustained in a…
  • Feb 25

    Court Rejects “Perplexing” Defence Doctor Evidence Minimizing Plaintiff Disability

    Court Rejects “Perplexing” Defence Doctor Evidence Minimizing Plaintiff Disability
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing damages following a rear-end collision. In today’s case (Sirak v. Noonward) the Plaintiff suffered “very significant and…
  • Feb 25

    Passenger Found 40% At Fault For Riding in Over-Crowded, Speeding Vehicle

    Passenger Found 40% At Fault For Riding in Over-Crowded, Speeding Vehicle
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, largely rejecting a personal injury claim from a Plaintiff who sustained modest injuries in a 2009 roll-over collision. In today’s case (Wormald v.…
Rank this Week: 4409

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Charges filed after fatal construction fall

    Charges filed after fatal construction fall
    More than 15 months after the fatal accident occurred, a construction company in Halifax was found liable for the death of one of its employees. The deceased 21-year-old man had been cleaning an apartment building in Clayton Park when he...
  • Feb 21

    Awareness of the risks associated with general anaesthesia

    Awareness of the risks associated with general anaesthesia
    Patients undergoing surgical procedures in Canada may worry about the various risks that may be involved. Surgery can be helpful for addressing a variety of physical needs, but there are instances in which the outcomes can be adverse. General…
  • Feb 19

    Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Nova Scotia

    Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Nova Scotia
    During the evening of Feb. 8 in Dartmouth, a hit-and-run accident resulted in a flipped over vehicle. At approximately 6 p.m. at the intersection of Carver and Portland streets, a vehicle that was westbound on Portland Street was struck by...
Rank this Week: 3619

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/
  • Feb 27

    CSA release 2014 Enforcement Report

    CSA release 2014 Enforcement Report
    The Canadian Securities Administrators recently released their 2014 Enforcement Report, which provides a summary of the enforcement actions undertaken by CSA members over the past year. According to the report, CSA member staff initiated 105…
  • Feb 27

    IIROC proposes adjusting margin requirements for agency lending agreement

    IIROC proposes adjusting margin requirements for agency lending agreement
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada yesterday proposed amendments to Dealer Member Form 1 intended to address concerns that current rules do not set out specific margin requirements for agency cash and security…
  • Feb 26

    OSC releases 2014 report for investment fund and structured product issuer

    OSC releases 2014 report for investment fund and structured product issuer
    Darin Renton -  The OSC last week released its annual Summary Report for Investment Fund and Structured Product Issuers, which reviewed the OSC's initiatives for 2014 that impact investment fund and structured product issuers (including…
Rank this Week: 5035

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015
    On February 19, 2015, at the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents. An…
  • Feb 6

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada
    Two new judges have been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. From the news release published by the Department of Justice: OTTAWA, February 6, 2015 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of…
  • Feb 3

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse
    On January 29, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its widely-anticipated reasons in Moore v. Getahun (2015 ONCA 55). In the lower court’s controversial decision released last year, the court criticized the practice of counsel…
Rank this Week: 1193

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4734

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
  • Feb 27

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
  • Aug 6

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
Rank this Week: 4115

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Feb 27

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?
    You accumulated significant debt while attending college or university with the full expectation that you would be able to repay that debt. Now you are struggling to keep up with your payments. Filing bankruptcy or a consumer proposal…
  • Feb 13

    Will Bankruptcy Eliminate My Payday Loans?

    Will Bankruptcy Eliminate My Payday Loans?
    A study completed by Hoyes, Michalos last year indicated that 1 in 8 people who have filed for bankruptcy or consumer proposal had at least one payday loan. From the files we reviewed, if someone owed money to payday loans, they didn’t…
  • Jan 30

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?
    There are several places where bankruptcy information can be found. 1. In your bankruptcy trustee’s files. What is included: The trustee’s client file will include notes about meetings, phone calls, copies of documents related to…
Rank this Week: 1960

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
  • Feb 26

    SCC Monitor (25/02/2015)

    SCC Monitor (25/02/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Robert Glasgow and Katie Szilagyi Since our last update, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to nine cases, heard one of the most highly anticipated cases of the…
  • Feb 19

    Supreme Court Overrules Rodriguez; Physician-Assisted Death Legal in Canada

    Supreme Court Overrules Rodriguez; Physician-Assisted Death Legal in Canada
    By Byron Shaw Physician-assisted death is permissible in Canada, for competent adults who: (1) clearly consent to the termination of life; and (2) have a grievous and irremediable medical condition that causes enduring suffering that is…
  • Feb 10

    SCC Undoes the Competition Tribunal and FCA Decisions in Tervita

    SCC Undoes the Competition Tribunal and FCA Decisions in Tervita
    Confirms Tribunal Cannot Try to Predict the Future or Weigh Undetermined Effects to Prevent CompetitionBy Laurie Baptiste The highly anticipated judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Tervita Corporation, et al v Commissioner of…
Rank this Week: 1424

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 26

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board
    Post by: Roy Gentles Parkland dedication, or cash-in-lieu of land, has been a hotly debated topic between municipalities and developers for years.  In a decision dated January 15, 2015, the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”)…
  • Dec 15

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium
    Post by: Roy Gentles Introduction In our previous blog post we discussed phased standard condominiums.  In this post we will offer part one of our discussion on common elements condominiums. Common Elements Condominium Plans A common…
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
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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: 865

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1272

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: 1194

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 25

    Smartwatches still in the running

    Smartwatches still in the running
    I’ve written about smartwatches before. So far they have not been selling as fast as some expected.  The marketplace still hasn’t sorted out the right combinations of features and price. Apple’s iWatch is…
  • Feb 18

    Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on police body camera

    Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on police body camera
    The federal Privacy Commissioner has just released a report giving guidance on the privacy implications of police wearing body-worn cameras, and what police need to do to comply with privacy laws. It points out that the issues around…
  • Feb 11

    Big Brother in your TV? 10 “freaky line” things to think about

    Big Brother in your TV? 10 “freaky line” things to think about
    There has been a big kerfuffle in the last few days over the thought that Samsung smart TV’s are listening to and recording TV watcher’s conversations via their voice command feature.  That arose from a clause in their…
Rank this Week: 1227

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    Why I’m running in the LSUC Bencher Election

    Why I’m running in the LSUC Bencher Election
    In my role at CanLII, I’ve had the great honour of meeting and working with justice system participants from across the country as well as with benchers and law society staff from every Canadian jurisdiction. These are amazing people…
  • Feb 7

    ABS D.O.A.? idk

    ABS D.O.A.? idk
    Is the debate over Alternative Business Structures in the legal profession dead on arrival before it truly begins? I don’t know. Among the most active participants in the current debate, things are hardly over. But from my perspective,…
  • Feb 1

    Yes, but are you a *real* lawyer?

    Yes, but are you a *real* lawyer?
    This is not a trick question, but a question that is tricky nonetheless. On one hand, if one can define who a real lawyer is, then it should be easy to define what a real lawyer does. On the other hand, we wouldn’t expect any among a…
Rank this Week: 3435

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    PDAC

    PDAC
    Only going to one mining investment show? Make it this one. PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world’s leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral…
  • Dec 3

    Important Changes to Offerings to Existing Security Holders and Rights Offerings and their Impact on the Mining Sector in Canada

    Important Changes to Offerings to Existing Security Holders and Rights Offerings and their Impact on the Mining Sector in Canada
    Two important developments were announced today that affect how Canadian reporting issuers can raise capital from their existing security holders: The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) announced the introduction of a new…
  • Nov 5

    Mining seminar

    Mining seminar
    Please join Dentons’ Mining Group at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, as we discuss the following topics: “Tax pitfalls and planning for the mining sector,” presented by Anne Calverley, Partner (Dentons…
Rank this Week: 1197

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Feb 23

    Status Quo for Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention

    Status Quo for Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention
    The Montreal Convention of 1999 (“MC99”) establishes liability limits for commercial aircraft operators for damages in relation to the international carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo.  Article 17 provides that the…
  • Feb 13

    Year in Review: Airline Liability for “Bumping”

    Year in Review: Airline Liability for “Bumping”
    In July 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released a ruling in the case of Campbell v. Air Jamaica Ltd.  This decision confirmed that a passenger can only recover expenses arising from delay after being…
  • Feb 6

    Court grants injunction against airport protest

    Court grants injunction against airport protest
    In January 2014, we reported on a decision of the Alberta Provincial Court acquitting on criminal charges of trespass eight members of an anti-abortion organization engaged in demonstrations in the Calgary Airport in 2011.  The…
Rank this Week: 3371

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

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

    Supplier May Recover Against The General Contractor Based Upon A Promise Not To Register A Construction Lien

    Supplier May Recover Against The General Contractor Based Upon A Promise Not To Register A Construction Lien
    The Alberta Court of Appeal has recently decided an interesting issue relating to the right of a supplier to a subcontractor to enforce payment against the general contractor. The supplier alleged that the contractor had promised to pay it in…
  • Feb 5

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy
    Arbitration law and corporate law are usually thought to be two separate legal categories. But when it comes to remedies, they can overlap, especially in Canada where the oppression remedy is available. In the recent decision in T.Films S.A.…
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
Rank this Week: 3936

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 23

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case
    A labour arbitrator considered when the presence of mitigating factors (including, what the arbitrator described as “a painful, if not abusive, relationship with her former common-law partner” and drug use) were sufficient to…
  • Feb 19

    Reporting Pay and the Meaning of “Beyond the Control of the Company”

    Reporting Pay and the Meaning of “Beyond the Control of the Company”
    When is an employer in a unionized environment relieved of its obligation to pay reporting pay? The obvious answer is that it depends on the language in the collective agreement. A recent cases considered this issue. In National Steel Car…
  • Feb 17

    The Ontario Government Announces Public Consultations on Labour Law

    The Ontario Government Announces Public Consultations on Labour Law
    The Ontario Government today announced that it would follow through on its "commitment made in the 2014 Throne Speech" and launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace to commence. According to the News Release:…
Rank this Week: 1357

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
  • Feb 5

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design
    Oft forgotten by many intellectual property law practitioners and academics (including this writer, sadly), designs are put on the back-burner, and developments are overlooked or rare. With this in mind, a new development quietly emerged from…
Rank this Week: 2396

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 20

    Removal of Duplicate Title

    Removal of Duplicate Title
    The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office. The post Removal of Duplicate Title appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Feb 11

    Online Dispute Resolution

    Online Dispute Resolution
    Online dispute resolution options available (or soon to be available) to the public of British Columbia. The post Online Dispute Resolution appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 29

    Builders Liens – British Columbia

    Builders Liens – British Columbia
    Discussion of the Builders Lien Act, British Columbia. The post Builders Liens – British Columbia appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 1959

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

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

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 4732

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 4888

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Feb 19

    Ten Tips for New Municipal Council Member

    Ten Tips for New Municipal Council Member
    In over twenty-five years of advising, working with and appearing before municipal councils, I would like to think that I have made at least some useful observations.   Here is a list of ten pointers on subjects which seem to cause the…
  • Feb 12

    Supreme Court Assisted Suicide Decision

    Supreme Court Assisted Suicide Decision
    For decades the assisted suicide question has captured the attention of the Canadian public. Those that don’t recall the legal intricacies of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1993 decision in Rodriguez may well recall Sue…
  • Feb 4

    Planning for the Unexpected

    Planning for the Unexpected
    A Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench decision highlights to importance of planning for all contingencies when setting up a family trust.
Rank this Week: 3346

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Feb 19

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew
    Exploring the impact on Canadian mergers and acquisitions of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent recognition of a new common law duty of honest performance By Heidi Gordon There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 5

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu The Competition Bureau has announced that the pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2015 will increase to $86 million from the 2014 threshold of $82 million.  The 2015 threshold will…
  • Jan 22

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce
    By Nathan Montgomery Because of the growing risk of litigation by unhappy (or simply opportunistic) shareholders following the sale or acquisition of a company, corporate governance practices during the M&A process face increasing…
Rank this Week: 4435

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/
  • Feb 18

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?
    The workplace environment brings a number of people together under one roof which may include employees with addictions. There are no clear cut ways of identifying someone as an alcoholic. However, there may be signs during the course of…
  • Feb 9

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?
    Disability is a factor that can affect your job search efforts.  For instance, there are disabilities classified as “invisible” disabilities that are not physically noticeable, such as Asperger syndrome. People who have this…
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case
    Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. Whether…
Rank this Week: 1732

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/
  • Feb 18

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What are summary judgment motions?  Are they effective in wrongful dismissal cases?  A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
  • Feb 3

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca On a recent plane trip, I was fortunate to find that Air Canada had enhanced its collection of films and added several new releases. …
  • Jan 12

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca When is a fixed term employment contract not enforceable?  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Tossonian v. Cynphany…
Rank this Week: 2872