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Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Sep 2

    Kudos to Quebec

    Kudos to Quebec
    Version française à suivre At exactly this time last year, I wrote an open letter on this blog titled ‘Children Belong in School’.  In this letter, addressed to the Quebec Cabinet Ministers of Immigration…
  • Aug 4

    Caught Off Guard

    Caught Off Guard
    Opening a copy of the Montreal Gazette yesterday morning, I was drawn to an article in the Opinion section titled ‘Becoming Canadian’. It was a superb piece of writing by an American, or rather American-Canadian, writer by the…
  • Jun 30

    Children deserve to celebrate Canada Day

    Children deserve to celebrate Canada Day
    When I was growing up in Montreal, Canada Day, then called Dominion Day, truly meant something to my family. My grandfather landed on Canadian shores in 1906 and, as the children and grandchildren of immigrants, our family loved the spirit…
Rank this Week: 1406

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Conducting Business and Industry Research

    Conducting Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm…
  • Apr 7

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule
    ~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for…
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

    Celebrating achievment
    I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this…
Rank this Week: 4385

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Sep 2

    Russia’s new data law

    Russia’s new data law
    Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply. The Basics The new law applies to businesses with a physical presence in…
  • Aug 21

    Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?

    Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?
    A recent High Court case took a very robust stance on the issue of DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests) being used to fuel litigation. An individual can make a DSAR to request access to any of his/her personal information. In Dawson-Damer v…
  • Aug 12

    The slow death of EU forum shopping

    The slow death of EU forum shopping
    Forum shopping (i.e. where businesses pick and choose the most privacy-friendly EU state to set up shop) has always been a somewhat unique side effect of EU data privacy law. Then last year saw the Google Spain case where the European Court…
Rank this Week: 3414

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/
  • Sep 2

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome Back!
    Hello incoming first year law students, and welcome back 2Ls & 3Ls! For those of you who don’t know us, we are a group of 5 third year law students who began a blogging project last semester using the alias...
  • Sep 2

    Rights and Religion on the Rainbow Bu

    Rights and Religion on the Rainbow Bu
    The following is an edited version of my opinion-editorial appearing in the Calgary Herald, 2 September 2015. Last week Jesse Rau, a Calgary bus driver, made national headlines for claiming that, because of his religious beliefs, he would…
  • Aug 29

    Justice Brown Part Deux

    Justice Brown Part Deux
    So my post about whether certain allegations against Justice Brown were true or not has now been validated by the The Star itself. It is an interesting correction, because it acknowledges the error of the original claims (which takes the...
Rank this Week: 4508

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 2

    More Than Semantic

    More Than Semantic
    Are we actually making progress toward the outcome of increased access to justice? Dan Lear doesn’t think so. As he noted in an ABA Legal Rebels blogpost this week, to date the evidence in the U.S. points to the…
  • Sep 2

    Of Lions and Lawyer

    Of Lions and Lawyer
    Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion. According to media reports, Cecil was lured from his sanctuary by food and then shot by Dr. Palmer with a crossbow. The shot didn’t kill the lion; Dr. Palmer and his guides tracked the lion for two…
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Modry v Alberta Health…
Rank this Week: 120

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 2, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 2, 2015
    Canada Man charged in murder of Toronto teen in Jamaica, Canadian Press Case of man charged in death of Halifax student put over to Sept. 24, Canadian Press Sentencing hearing to resume today in Via Rail terror plot case, Canadian…
  • Sep 1

    New trial ordered in beer league ‘blindside hit’ conviction

    New trial ordered in beer league ‘blindside hit’ conviction
    A rec hockey player in Ottawa has been granted a new trial after a judge was found to have erroneously applied speculative reasoning to her decision that convicted him of blindsiding another player. Gordon MacIsaac appealed his conviction of…
  • Sep 1

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 1, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 1, 2015
    Canada Man arrested after dragging RCMP officer across Confederation Bridge, Canadian Press Two teens charged after woman stabbed in Halifax, Canadian Press B.C. man jailed for 27 years seeks compensation for wrongful conviction, Canadian…
Rank this Week: 3081

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Tips on completing the Application for Accident Benefits OCF-1 and other OCF Claim Forms (Ontario)

    Tips on completing the Application for Accident Benefits OCF-1 and other OCF Claim Forms (Ontario)
    One of the hardest things for people to understand in Ontario is how our No Fault system of car insurance works. Ask 10 drivers how their no fault accident benefits work, or how no fault car insurance works, you’ll get 10 different…
  • Aug 28

    Better understanding Fibromyalgia & getting the support you need (Ontario)

    Better understanding Fibromyalgia & getting the support you need (Ontario)
    There are two schools of thought when it comes to fibromyalgia. Some doctors believe it exists, and it’s a very real illness/disabling condition. Other doctors don’t believe it exists, and that it’s all in your head.…
  • Aug 19

    Uber and Car Insurance in Ontario: Clash of the Titan

    Uber and Car Insurance in Ontario: Clash of the Titan
    Uber is a really cool service. Using an App, you can get essentially get a taxi fare for a fraction of the price, with less wait time as well. The App tells you exactly what distance you’ve traveled, and how much the fare cost. The fare…
Rank this Week: 2821

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
  • Sep 2

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist
    Last month, Robert Thomson, the CEO of News Corp., gave a keynote address at the 2015 Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner. He spent a good part of that speech addressing challenges to the creative industries, and to  media companies in…
  • Sep 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30: Ashley Madison's m… http://t.co/PSIJ0MPFGI -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31 http://t.co/jSNRJbPT5c -> Damages for invalid…
  • Sep 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30: Ashley Madison's members by the numbers – Technology & Science h… http://t.co/iaUlnhoROs -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30 http://t.co/iuhrC76Wd6 -> RT…
Rank this Week: 2450

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/
  • Sep 1

    Removal of a Co-Trustee of an RESP

    Removal of a Co-Trustee of an RESP
    Families with young children are encouraged to start saving for their education as early as possible. The RESP is one of the most popular methods used to accomplish this; however, it is not uncommon for it to become the subject of disputes if…
  • Sep 1

    Hull on Estates # 431 – Delirium and Dementia

    Hull on Estates # 431 – Delirium and Dementia
    This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Nick Esterbauer discuss a recent paper by Wendy Griesdorf, which highlights the differences between delirium and dementia, and the relevance of this distinction within the context of estate…
  • Sep 1

    Answering Questions During Examination

    Answering Questions During Examination
    The Rules of Civil Procedure are quite clear as to when a lawyer may answer questions on behalf of their client during an examination for discovery.  The Rules though, appear to be less clear with respect to cross-examinations on…
Rank this Week: 391

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 1

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim
    As we have reported in prior blog posts, many pet owners who have breached the pet restrictions in their condominium documents will go to great lengths to keep the pet
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
  • Aug 24

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager
    In addition to amending the Condominium Act, Bill 106 also enacts the Condominium Management Services Act. This legislation will require mandatory licensing of all individual condominium managers, and condominium management
Rank this Week: 4697

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

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

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 2722

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Sep 1

    Securities Law Seminar for the Mining Sector

    Securities Law Seminar for the Mining Sector
    What does the new “Comply or Explain” diversity policy imposed by the Canadian Securities Administrators mean for the mining industry? Since December 31, 2014, the Canadian securities administrators, other than those of British…
  • Jul 9

    Caveat Optionor: Canadian court strikes a blow for mineral exploration companie

    Caveat Optionor: Canadian court strikes a blow for mineral exploration companie
    In interpreting an exploration option agreement, a recent court of appeal decision recognized the inherent challenges faced by junior exploration companies, in both good times and bad. See our Dentons Insight to learn more: Caveat…
  • Jul 9

    Caveat Optionor: Canadian court strikes a blow for mineral exploration companie

    Caveat Optionor: Canadian court strikes a blow for mineral exploration companie
    In interpreting an exploration option agreement, a recent court of appeal decision recognized the inherent challenges faced by junior exploration companies, in both good times and bad. See our Dentons Insight to learn more: Caveat…
Rank this Week: 3415

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2015
    Here's a look at which legislation on Quickscribe 2.0 received new annotations in August -- you'll find expert commentary from: Peter Roberts, Lawson Lundell LLP – Partition of Property ActMichael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart…
  • Aug 7

    Should the US Librarian of Congress be a Librarian or an Academic?

    Should the US Librarian of Congress be a Librarian or an Academic?
    Slaw columnist Bob Berring published an important piece yesterday, and I'm afraid it's going to go under the radar.Berring discusses the impending retirement of current US Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, who at 86 years of age…
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
Rank this Week: 2161

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Sep 1

    Canadian Music Industry Hit With Competition Complaint Over Public Domain Recording

    Canadian Music Industry Hit With Competition Complaint Over Public Domain Recording
    Earlier this year, I wrote about the secret campaign by major record labels and publishers to stop the release of public domain recordings, most notably Beatles records that outsold the offerings from major label records at retail giant…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office. One of the most important was found in a 2013 memo written by former chief of staff Nigel Wright that…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 22, 2015 as Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policies The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime…
Rank this Week: 2534

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 1

    Creed and Association: Breach of Human Rights Leads to Harsh Penaltie

    Creed and Association: Breach of Human Rights Leads to Harsh Penaltie
    The decision in H.T. v ES Holdings Inc. o/a Country Herbs (“Country Herbs”) 2015 HRTO 1067 (CanLII) (“Country Herbs”) serves as a reminder to employers of the significant liability that they face when a claim of…
  • Aug 27

    “You quit!” “No I Didn’t, I’m Sick!”

    “You quit!” “No I Didn’t, I’m Sick!”
    In Betts v. IBM Canada Ltd., the Court was faced with a dispute between Mr. Betts, who claimed he was legitimately absent from his employment due to illness, and his employer IBM, which claimed that Mr. Betts effectively resigned by not…
  • Aug 12

    New details about the ORPP

    New details about the ORPP
    On August 11, 2015, the Ontario government released long-awaited details about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). Although there are design issues that need to be settled and many unanswered questions on how the ORPP will work,…
Rank this Week: 3518

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: 3517

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/
Rank this Week: 1172

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 31

    Lawyer Bills Clients for Time Spent Watching TV Reality Crime Show

    Lawyer Bills Clients for Time Spent Watching TV Reality Crime Show
    Network television is awash with hard-hitting, well-investigated true crime shows, including 48 Hours, Dateline, American Greed and others. I am a fan of true crime and enjoy all these programs, but I never once thought I could bill a client…
  • Aug 25

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court
    People tell lies, so-called “white” lies, they tell half-truths, they prevaricate, fabricate, distort, and tell “whoppers”, and they can, unless they are in a court of law or a government hearing where they are…
  • Aug 24

    Former Toronto Lawyer Founder of Infidelity Site, Ashley Madison

    Former Toronto Lawyer Founder of Infidelity Site, Ashley Madison
    Noel Biderman’s corporate slogan is “Life is short, have an affair”, although he says that personally he does not subscribe to his company’s philosophy. A graduate of Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Biderman…
Rank this Week: 4964

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    September 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund

    September 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Members of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) have until September 15, 2015 to apply to the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be it a…
  • Aug 31

    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 month of August 2015 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
  • Aug 9

    Library Boy on Vacation

    Library Boy on Vacation
    See you in September! Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Rank this Week: 435

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Worker's brain injury lands shipbuilder in court

    Worker's brain injury lands shipbuilder in court
    A Halifax shipyard company must answer in court for the four violations of the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act that resulted in a worker being seriously injured on the job in Jan. 2014. The worker, who was sitting...
  • Aug 29

    Can I pursue a damage claim against drivers who blow < .08?

    Can I pursue a damage claim against drivers who blow &lt; .08?
    Annually, approximately 22 Nova Scotia residents are killed in auto accidents where alcohol consumption was a factor. To help combat the problem, the province began several initiatives to deter driving while impaired. Together with Campaign…
  • Aug 25

    Was C. diff exposure to blame for a loved one's death?

    Was C. diff exposure to blame for a loved one's death?
    One of the dangers facing the residents of Halifax long-term care centers and nursing homes, as well as patients in hospitals, is exposure to Clostridium difficile. The bacteria commonly known as C. diff can cause disabling bouts of diarrhea…
Rank this Week: 3135

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Uber facing a gamut of legal challenges Christian law school fights B.C. law society's refusal to call grads to the bar - Hamilton SpectatorHigh Roller’s attempt to avoid…
  • Aug 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:CBC sued for using YouTube video without permissionClass action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deaf Nevada sheriff promises crackdown on Burning Man crime Lawyer…
  • Aug 20

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer
    Today’s tip is for health care practitioners whose patients are involved in litigation.We recognize that it might be natural, and even good practice, for medical practitioners to ask their patients how their lawsuits are…
Rank this Week: 2323

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Aug 31

    Back to school – Keyword advertising 101

    Back to school – Keyword advertising 101
    In the 21st century, when advertising is frequently conducted via the Internet, the use of keyword advertising has become an increasingly contentious point of trade-mark law. In short, keyword advertising is a form of online advertising in…
  • Jul 1

    Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall

    Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall
    In a milestone step towards harmonization of Canada’s trade-mark regime with most other developed countries, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced yesterday that starting this fall, it will accept trade-mark…
  • Jun 25

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage

    C’est vrai: Québec government to continue seeking use of French on store signage
    The Canadian media, including the CBC, is reporting that the Québec government intends to continue its fight to require the use of French on signage where trade-marks and business names are otherwise displayed in English. This is the…
Rank this Week: 2306

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 30

    Zero tolerance for stalking on company time

    Zero tolerance for stalking on company time
    by Chuck Harrison A single incident of misconduct can still justify the termination of a unionized employee’s employment. So ruled a labor arbitrator in British Columbia recently. In Fortis Energy Inc., (February 16, 2015) the employee…
  • Aug 23

    In ‘denial’: Alberta Court of Appeal revisits addiction in the workplace

    In ‘denial’: Alberta Court of Appeal revisits addiction in the workplace
    by Hannah Roskey The Alberta Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corporation, a must-read for Canadian employers dealing with employee addiction issues. In lengthy reasons, a majority of the court…
  • Aug 16

    Employer permitted to post employee photos in workplace

    Employer permitted to post employee photos in workplace
    by Alexis Charpentier The right to privacy is constantly evolving. And that has implications in the workplace. Just how far employees’ privacy rights extend is constantly at issue. Recently an arbitrator in Quebec had to decide whether…
Rank this Week: 5017

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/
  • Aug 30

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office
    Not long ago, I said that I'd decided to go into business for myself. I'm now only about a week away from opening the doors! My new website has been launched, and I'd love it if you would click here to take a look at it. I hope that by…
  • Aug 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
  • Aug 24

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015
    Recently I entered the Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015 and I am pleased and proud to announce that I won second place! I have no idea whether it will be published, but it was fun to write. It's my first piece of fiction, since as you…
Rank this Week: 5038

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/
  • Aug 29

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material
    The British Columbia Law Institute published the first edition of its book Questions and Answers About Pension Division on the Breakdown of a Relationship in British Columba in 1996.The third edition was published in 2013, and is available…
  • Aug 23

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate
    The usual rule in Canada is that a will-maker may leave wealth to whom he or she chooses. This is subject to claims of a spouse or children under various wills variation or dependent relief legislation, which varies from province to province,…
  • Aug 15

    Mediation

    Mediation
    I spend a great deal of my time writing about decided-estate-litigation-court cases. Yet, in my experience the vast majority of disputes are settled through negotiation, and increasingly through mediation. I attend far more mediations than…
Rank this Week: 2290

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know
    After a car accident in BC, some people choose to deal with ICBC themselves.  If they are claiming for compensation for injuries sustained in the accident, it will be necessary for medical information to be provided to ICBC.  ICBC…
  • Aug 15

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?
    Human beings are terrible drivers. We are easily distracted, second guess our decisions, have slow reflexes, take unnecessary risks, and suffer with exhaustion and fatigue – human beings are incredibly prone to unsafe driving.…
  • Aug 7

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken
    “[He] is a good man; a decent man; an honest man – a fisherman. However he did a very stupid thing. He cut the plaintiffs’ submarine fibre optic cable in two. It cost them almost $1,000,000 to repair it”. So begins the…
Rank this Week: 2153

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: 2147

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/
  • Aug 28

    Quebec Derivatives Blanket Exemption - Revocation postponed by nine month

    Quebec Derivatives Blanket Exemption - Revocation postponed by nine month
    Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon and Ken Ottenbreit -  The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec's financial services regulator, published Decision No. 2015-PDG-0132 (the Extension Decision) yesterday (August…
  • Aug 28

    IIROC releases finalized Guidance on Marketplace Threshold

    IIROC releases finalized Guidance on Marketplace Threshold
     The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has released its finalized Guidance on Marketplace Thresholds. As discussed in our 2014 post on the draft version, the Guidance is intended to promote stable markets by…
  • Aug 28

    IIROC releases annual report

    IIROC releases annual report
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has just released its 2014-15 Annual Report. As the accompanying news release indicates, the 56-page report  recaps a number of important achievements during the period,…
Rank this Week: 4009

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/
  • Aug 28

    The statutory tort of Breach of Privacy

    The statutory tort of Breach of Privacy
    Privacy is important. It is a matter of much current debate as changes in technology and the law arguably makes it more difficult to maintain and protect. Does the internet make privacy impossible? Is the passage of Bill C-51 a threat to…
  • Jul 2

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt
    A recent Ontario Superior Court case will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike. In 1251614 Ontario Ltd v. Gurudutt, the tenant signed a 10 year lease that granted the tenant the right to renew the lease for 2 further terms…
  • Jun 17

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant
    Restrictive covenants are commonly used for a wide variety of reasons.  They can ensure access across property or be part of a wider community plan.  They can define the use land can be put to or protect it for a singular…
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techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i suppose one upside of the ashley madison data breach is the potential for interesting analytics. like this. http://t.co/iVRD2QFDNV 2015-08-21 scientists grow human brain in lab from skin cells. extraordinarily creepy. http://t.co/iDBJQWZKZL…
  • Mar 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    had no idea they've started using aerogel in clothing. so much for down. http://t.co/acpGLsONiq 2015-02-27 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa stole encryption keys for sim cards, enabling it to monitor a huge portion of worlwide cell communications. http://t.co/9xLsHKroN8 2015-02-20 more details on nsa/equation group hard drive malware. in short, you can't get rid of it. ever.…
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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/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&amp;A: Being forced into retirement&ndash;is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&amp;A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee&rsquo;s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 569

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4906

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Aug 27

    Should non-human animals have rights?

    Should non-human animals have rights?
    Who is a “person”? If corporations can be “persons”, why not chimpanzees? Do sentient non-human animals deserve legal rights? The Nonhuman Rights Project is a US civil rights organization working to achieve actual…
  • Aug 25

    The Dutch Climate Case: Beginning of a New Era of Climate Litigation?

    The Dutch Climate Case: Beginning of a New Era of Climate Litigation?
    In an worldwide first, the Hague District Court has ordered the Dutch government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by at least 25% compared to 1990 levels by the end of 2020. The decision, an English translation of which can be found…
  • Aug 24

    Pivotal lawsuit over the Peel River watershed

    Pivotal lawsuit over the Peel River watershed
    Can the Yukon government simply reject what the First Nations have to say about the exploitation of their traditional territory? Read more Read Pivotal lawsuit over the Peel River watershed on Environmental Law and Litigation!
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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
  • Aug 27

    Canadian M&A Activity: Recent Insights & Trends – Part Two

    Canadian M&amp;A Activity: Recent Insights &amp; Trends &ndash; Part Two
    By Matthew Kelleher, Genevieve Pinto and Fleur Heck In the first part of this blog post series, we looked at recent general trends in the Canadian M&A market overall, including a decline in overall transaction activity since…
  • Aug 25

    Proxy Access In Canada: CCGG Proposals to Give Shareholders More Input Into the Director Nomination Proce

    Proxy Access In Canada: CCGG Proposals to Give Shareholders More Input Into the Director Nomination Proce
    By Frederic Cotnoir, Fraser Bourne and Laure Fouin   The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) recently published a policy encouraging issuers to take measures to enhance “proxy access”, meaning the ability of…
  • Aug 20

    Canadian M&A Activity: Recent Insights & Trends – Part One

    Canadian M&amp;A Activity: Recent Insights &amp; Trends &ndash; Part One
    By Matthew Kelleher, Genevieve Pinto and Fleur Heck Canadian M&A activity has been on a rollercoaster ride in recent years, influenced by market factors, currency fluctuations, oil prices and other economic conditions. In this two-part…
Rank this Week: 506

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Team Auditing Solutions – iAuditor vs Nimonik

    Team Auditing Solutions – iAuditor vs Nimonik
    Bring on the Team: How Nimonik and iAuditor Compare for Multiple Auditors and Auditees At Nimonik we have spoken to countless potential clients, and upon discussing features, functionality and other solutions that are being considered, the…
  • Aug 24

    What is a Compliance Audit (and Who Needs One)?

    What is a Compliance Audit (and Who Needs One)?
    Corporate executives have a lot on their mind, but one of the top sources of stress is business risk. Managing legal compliance and quality control issues across complex operations is risky business and with growing numbers of fines being…
  • Aug 24

    Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Quality Checklists Free

    Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Quality Checklists Free
    Nimonik works with a number of gas pipeline companies including ENSTAR Natural Gas in Alaska, Allied Pipelines and others. As such, we have converted some common and very useful gas pipeline checklists for quality, safety and environmental…
Rank this Week: 4470

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 26

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?
    Lately the news has been too full of weighty stuff like elections, the Ashley Madison hack, stock markets, and the Chinese economy. So today’s post is a bit lighter. Courts in the United States have recently decided whether…
  • Aug 19

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is surrounded by a lot of hype.  There is great promise to be able to do and know all sorts of things when all our stuff can communicate.  That could be almost anything, including thermostats, cars,…
  • Aug 18

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4
    That’s the title of a post I wrote for itbusiness .ca. Take a look to read about why I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 and changing my office tech.  
Rank this Week: 2177

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: 1709

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/
  • Aug 25

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?
    August 25, 2015 Is life about to get a whole lot more complicated for the Kiwanis Club and the Royal Canadian Legion?   These “clubs” are the latest micro-group to be offered up goodies by Stephen Harper’s…
  • Aug 24

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American
    lions golden tate iii mens jersey Celtic was involved in supplying various American vessel in this area of operation although she was not directly involved in the actions of July 3, 1898 when the Spanish Navy was defeatedBoth teams were shut…
  • Aug 24

    12 Rose was also a consultant to

    12 Rose was also a consultant to
    lions eric ebron womens jersey 12 Rose was also a consultant to the the Flavor and Extract Manufacturer Association, a trade organization that represents flavor manufacturers It’s hard to believe they have only five sacks through four…
Rank this Week: 1260

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 25

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?
    The British Columbia considered this question in Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc., 2015 BCCA 357 (CanLII). The trial judge found that the plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages because she did not accept an offer of…
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
Rank this Week: 2125

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

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

    New Books at the Law Library – August 24, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 24, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3791 .R66 2015 Christa Roodt, Private International Law, Art and Cultural Heritage (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD606 .I48 2015 Nancy E. Johnson, ed., Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law,…
  • Aug 17

    New Books at the Law Library – August 17, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 17, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: DU124.E74 M67 2015 Aileen Moreton-Robinson, The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD829.A2 L36 2015 Simon Douglas, Robin…
  • Aug 10

    New Books at the Law Library – August 10, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – August 10, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KDZ944 .F653 2014 Ralph H. Folsom, NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas in a Nutshell, 5th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ47 .K67 2014 Paul Kossof, Chinese Legal Research (Durham:…
Rank this Week: 4387

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 24

    Isn’t Uber Green Enough?

    Isn’t Uber Green Enough?
    This article examines the legal issues of car share service Uber, in Vancouver. The post Isn’t Uber Green Enough? appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Aug 24

    Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada

    Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada
    The Australian government is to introduce stricter enforcement of the rules controlling non-­residents' purchases of residential property. Is this a precursor of what might happen in Canada. The post Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned…
  • Aug 24

    US Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (“LLLPs”)

    US Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (“LLLPs”)
    This article addresses the question of characterization of US LLLP, by setting out the principles that it would rely on, to make that characterization. The post US Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (“LLLPs”) appeared first…
Rank this Week: 2028

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 24

    Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?

    Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?
    Ashley Madison is a website that facilitates married people having an affair. Their motto is "Life is short. Have an affair." It has been hacked, and the data related to the personal profiles of people registered has been made public. This…
  • Aug 12

    Separated, Stressed and Meeting with a Lawyer: How to Make the Most of Your Initial Meeting

    Separated, Stressed and Meeting with a Lawyer: How to Make the Most of Your Initial Meeting
    By Anna Preston If you are feeling stressed about the idea of meeting with a lawyer about your pending separation or divorce, you are totally normal. Everyone feels stress. Chances are you will feel much better once you are equipped with…
  • Jul 29

    Are you struggling to communicate with your ex about parenting issues?

    Are you struggling to communicate with your ex about parenting issues?
    By Toni Nieuwhof It is common for parents to experience difficulties communicating with the other parent about their children, post-separation. Inflamed emotions, shock, denial and grief over the separation may be interfering with your…
Rank this Week: 3364

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 24

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK

    Music Lost - The Beatles, US Fair Use and Estoppel in the UK
    The music industry is a hugely cut-throat business, with the 'little guy' often being dominated by the big companies that control the market and access to the more lucrative avenues within that industry. Due to this drastic imbalance…
  • Aug 10

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright

    Tweets Stolen - Further Thoughts on Tweets and Copyright
    The impact of social media on today's social interaction is undeniable, with people turning to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more and more of their entertainment, social and news needs. As this new interaction space has grown, and…
  • Aug 4

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?

    Icons Gone - Photography of Landmarks to be Prevented Through Copyright?
    Memories are an important part of life, especially when it comes to travels to far-away lands or places, filled with culture, icons and landmarks that dot human history's timeline. As an avid traveler, this writer has taken his share of…
Rank this Week: 1749

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    Check your application statu

    Check your application statu
    Canada’s immigration website allows you to check  out some very some basic elements  of your application.   CIC characterizes this loosely  as the ‘status’ of your application: when the application…
  • Aug 7

    Processing Delays: what can be done?

    Processing Delays: what can be done?
    An application for a visa in Canada is subject to published processing times. However, those processing times are not always reflective of an individual’s case processing. Often times, the immigration department’s published…
  • Jul 31

    Use of Representative form

    Use of Representative form
      The Use of Representative form, once completed and received by the immigration department allows a lawyer to interact with the immigration department on your behalf.  One key element is how to submit the use of representative…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Aug 23

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice
    In our last piece, we reviewed the threshold for being granted a license as a condo manager or management services provider.  Let’s now explore whether skirting those requirements is possible. Can someone manage condominiums…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 4: Threshold

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 4: Threshold
    Before continuing our exploration of the CMSA, we thank our friends at the Ministry for pointing out that we had misnamed the CMSA in our earlier pieces as Condominium Management Standards Act when the correct name is Condominium…
  • Aug 8

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 3: Scope

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 3: Scope
    Having set the historical context in part 1 and part 2 of this series, we turn to Bill 106 and the scope of the proposed new CMSA. What Bill 106 brings Bill 106 (the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015) was introduced in the Ontario…
Rank this Week: 579