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LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4027

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1653

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 2049

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jan 20

    Biologics: what’s in a name? Health Canada and EMA take a different approach from FDA

    Biologics: what’s in a name? Health Canada and EMA take a different approach from FDA
    Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) provided guidance on the Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products. Each biologic, whether originator, related product or subsequent entry (biosimilar) will now be given a…
  • Jan 20

    CMS releases Open Payments data refresh

    CMS releases Open Payments data refresh
    This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a refresh of its Open Payments dataset, which includes new data to account for the result of disputes and other data corrections since the last refresh in June 2016.…
  • Jan 19

    The UK Government’s Brexit plan and its implications for life science

    The UK Government’s Brexit plan and its implications for life science
    On January 17, 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her much anticipated speech on the UK Government’s plan for exiting the EU. Continued membership of the EU’s single market and full membership of the customs union have…
Rank this Week: 1769

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 20

    Launch of StepstoJustice website brings out justice system leader

    Launch of StepstoJustice website brings out justice system leader
    Lawyers, judges, non-profit employees and others attend a launch event for Stepstojustice.ca, on January 18, at the Law Society of Upper Canada. The event was to promote the website, which provides information to navigate legal problems. …
  • Jan 20

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 20, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 20, 2017
    Canada Lawsuit launched after condo council deems Moby Dick restaurant name offensive, Canadian Press RCMP say man and woman killed in head-on collision in Prince Edward Island, Canadian Press Report on security measures for Nova Scotia…
  • Jan 19

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG
    Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi hasn’t been shy about expressing the need to embrace technological advancement when it comes to the province’s justice system. On Jan. 18, at an event at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Naqvi…
Rank this Week: 63

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
Rank this Week: 1768

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/
  • Jan 20

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    I hear there's a big storm headed my way later today, and no doubt many others reading this are in the same situation. It's winter in Canada, after all. So here is a little smile to cheer us all up.
  • Jan 17

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"
    Our second podcast is now available on our web page. It follows the same format at the first one, with our practice coordinator, Chelsea Kennedy, asking me questions. This one is called "Can the executor do that?" and covers a…
  • Jan 11

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will
    There has been an interesting case recently in the BC courts regarding the rights of adopted children with respect to the estate of the birth mother. Gary Boer was the biological son of Deloreen Mikaloff. He was adopted by another family…
Rank this Week: 5034

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/
  • Jan 20

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!
    We are excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Allison Numerow. She will be attempting to replace the irreplaceable Deirdre Fleming as the fifth member of the Law and Social Media team. Allison is a second-year student here...
  • Jan 19

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?
    Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here in Canada, two of the candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party have been described as “Canada’s Trump”: Kelly Leitch…
  • Jan 18

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017
    Are you planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation? Will July 1st, 2017, be a regular Canada Day celebration for you? Or do you even celebrate Canada Day at all? Our first week back blogging introduces the new...
Rank this Week: 4698

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/
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
  • Jan 10

    Board Diversity Series: Voices of proxy advisers and other influencer

    Board Diversity Series: Voices of proxy advisers and other influencer
    Amanda Linett and Cheryl De Los Santos -  Proxy advisers such as Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have started to respond to the changes in corporate governance relating to gender diversity, and to encourage…
  • Dec 9

    Keep Calm and Carry On - InterOil and Smoothwater

    Keep Calm and Carry On - InterOil and Smoothwater
    Sean Vanderpol - There are, generally speaking, relatively few judicial decisions touching on the practical aspects of M&A law in Canada, particularly when compared to the output of the Delaware courts.  In November, however, we saw…
Rank this Week: 3844

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Trustee Compensation: Small Numbers That Add Up

    Trustee Compensation: Small Numbers That Add Up
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERSome might feel that being an Estate Trustee is an utterly thankless job. I'm here today to tell you thatisn't totally accurate. Trustees are entitled to a small 'thank you' in the form of a tariff on the work…
  • Jan 19

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation
    BY GARRY J. WISE, SENIOR COUNSEL I was recently interviewed by Law Times correspondent Jim Middlemas on the role of social media in Canadian law practices.It was a good opportunity to briefly discuss the history of Canada's legal…
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERAfter a marital separation, some parents will, for better or worse, go to unimaginable lengths to prevent their ex-partners from havingcustody or access to the children of the marriage.Can this fight continue…
Rank this Week: 44

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 20

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project
    Much of the research and writing on access to justice issues in the last five years, including that of the Canadian Bar Association and Julie Macfarlane’s National Self-Represented Litigants Project, has discussed unbundling as a…
  • Jan 19

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research
    In December, the UK Competition & Markets Authority released its Legal services market study focused on individual consumer and small business experience of purchasing legal services in England and Wales. Not surprisingly, this report…
  • Jan 18

    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. Jane Doe 464533 v N.D., 2017…
Rank this Week: 226

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Meriem Raach Joins Nimonik

    Meriem Raach Joins Nimonik
    Meriem is the EHS Regulatory analyst and legal client implementation at Nimonik. She has an engineering degree in Environmental Sciences and Masters in Oceanography. She also has a graduate diploma in Environmental Improvement. Meriem works…
  • Jan 19

    Gaël Kijko Joins Nimonik

    Gaël Kijko Joins Nimonik
    Nimonik is pleased to announce that Gaël Kijko has joined Nimonik as an EHS Regulatory Analyst. Gaël has a masters degree in Occupational Risk Management and is currently pursuing PhD in Occupational Health and Sustainable…
  • Jan 19

    Jessica Minhas Joins Nimonik

    Jessica Minhas Joins Nimonik
    Jessica is the Marketing Manager at Nimonik. She is an MBA student at the John Molson School of Business.   Jessica works with the CEO and Head of Sales to develop and implement a marketing program for the company and formulate marketing…
Rank this Week: 4316

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point
    On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new federal anti-spam legislation (CASL) largely came into force. Since it was introduced, both the CRTC (the primary enforcement body) and the Competition Bureau have been enforcing the legislation, with…
  • Jan 10

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip
    Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses key issues that can arise in Canadian contests (with practice tips for counsel to advise their clients). Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update.…
  • Jan 2

    Lawyer Advertising Report to Come Before Convocation in Early New Year: Regulator

    Lawyer Advertising Report to Come Before Convocation in Early New Year: Regulator
    Earlier today the Law Times published an interesting update to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) review of lawyer advertising (see: LSUC Action on Advertising Coming This Year). In its note, the Law Times reported that the LSUC…
Rank this Week: 2797

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point

    CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Private Action Rights Come Into Force July 1st: 10 Key Point
    January 20, 2017 On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new federal anti-spam legislation (CASL) largely came into force. Since it was introduced, both the CRTC (the primary enforcement body) and the Competition Bureau have been enforcing the…
  • Jan 10

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip

    Ten Key Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests and Practice Tip
    January 9, 2017 Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses key issues that can arise in Canadian contests (with practice tips for counsel to advise their clients). Below is an excerpt with a link to the…
  • Jan 8

    2017 Antitrust Writing Awards (Concurrences) – Online Voting Now Open

    2017 Antitrust Writing Awards (Concurrences) – Online Voting Now Open
    January 8, 2017 My friends over at Concurrences have let me know that they have received nominations for more than 600 papers in this year’s annual Antitrust Writing Awards. The Awards Editorial Committee has selected 66 academic…
Rank this Week: 2798

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 20

    My Other Joke - 'Getting' the Joke not Relevant to Parody, Says US Court of Appeal

    My Other Joke - 'Getting' the Joke not Relevant to Parody, Says US Court of Appeal
    Jokes are rarely ubiquitous, and one that you might get won't necessarily translate as well to your friends, which even could be construed as offensive by some. This clear subjectivity when it comes to humor is well known by most,…
  • Jan 13

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO
    The Kit Kat chocolate bar trademark saga is one that seems to just keep on giving and giving to the IP community, offering new and fangled ways where the iconic (or dare we might now say the opposite) chocolate bar has been fought over in…
  • Dec 21

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent
    The two titans of technology, Apple and Samsung, have fought long and hard over many aspects of intellectual property law, especially ones relating to the design of the (now ancient, at least in smartphone terms) iPhone. The two companies…
Rank this Week: 1414

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 20

    Will Challenges and the Well – Acquainted Lawyer

    Will Challenges and the Well – Acquainted Lawyer
    A recent case of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan has emphasized the significance of first, the relationship between a testator and his or her lawyer and second, the experience and tenure of such lawyer in assessing testamentary capacity…
  • Jan 18

    Estate Donations = Faster Distribution

    Estate Donations = Faster Distribution
    Matt Johnston, my tax colleague at Scotiatrust, says the 12-month tax filing deadline is upon us. The initial round of major distributions to charities will occur in January 2017 under the “estate donation” rules introduced in…
  • Jan 18

    Appeal Court: Fraudulent Concealment Stopped the Clock

    Appeal Court: Fraudulent Concealment Stopped the Clock
    I previously blogged about Roulston v McKenny et al, 2016 ONSC 2377, as a classic example of chutzpah. The deceased’s ex-wife had a claim against his estate if a life insurance policy lapsed. Even though the estate trustee knew that the…
Rank this Week: 3016

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jan 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai conquers the world of poker. https://t.co/5BFN2HjCRB 2017-01-13 interesting piece by my colleagues on why you might need separate insurance for social engineering fraud. https://t.co/9biVaRhisn 2017-01-16 a mathematical model for…
  • Jan 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    interesting piece on fbi bounties to best buy technicians for finding child porn on computers they service. https://t.co/emXGD6sGOC 2017-01-07 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Dec 29

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cyanogen inc shuts down cyanogenmod after departure of co-founder. devs fork under new name lineageos. https://t.co/1JVMCpuAJv 2016-12-28 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 2978

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    The Case in Support of Contingency Fee Agreements (Ontario)

    The Case in Support of Contingency Fee Agreements (Ontario)
    The National Post recently ran an article which highlighted a study financially backed by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) called “A Study of the Costs of Legal Services in Personal Injury Litigation in Ontario“. In case you…
  • Jan 12

    Slush, Mush, & Ice: Winter Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)

    Slush, Mush, & Ice: Winter Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)
    Middle of January in Ontario = snow, ice, sleet, slush and mush! The cold, rain and snow all make for difficult driving and walking conditions. A serious accident can result in serious injury, bringing life long health consequences and long…
  • Jan 12

    Slush, Mush, & Ice: Winter Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)

    Slush, Mush, & Ice: Winter Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)
    Middle of January in Ontario = snow, ice, sleet, slush and mush! The cold, rain and snow all make for difficult driving and walking conditions. A serious accident can result in serious injury, bringing life long health consequences and long…
Rank this Week: 2794

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 3233

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/
  • Jan 19

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, stripping a Plaintiff of post offer costs after receiving a jury award less than a pre-trial defence settlement offer. In today’s case (Rutter…
  • Jan 18

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing future care damages in the case of paraplegia. In today’s case (Warick v. Diwell) the Plaintiff was involved in an “extremely…
  • Jan 10

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim
    There are a line of cases suggesting that once a plaintiff passenger establishes that he or she was injured while riding on a public carrier, a prima facie case of negligence is made out. Today reasons were released by the BC Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 779

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Statistics Canada Article on Organized Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Organized Crime
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat published an article yesterday on Measuring organized crime in Canada: Results of a pilot project: "Organized crime has long been identified as a government priority and a public safety issue. As a…
  • Jan 18

    Supreme Court of Canada: 2016 in Number

    Supreme Court of Canada: 2016 in Number
    The Court.ca, the blog of the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, has published a statistical overview of the decisions the Supreme Court of Canada delivered in 2016:"2016 was a fairly quiet year for the Supreme Court.  In total, 60…
  • Jan 17

    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 from January 1 to 15, 2017 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
Rank this Week: 225

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: 3466

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jan 19

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017
    Over the last few years, large Ontario employers have been busy implementing changes to their practices in order to meet new accommodation requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2017,…
  • Jan 19

    Class action against workplace discrimination

    Class action against workplace discrimination
    In France, employees who suffer from workplace discrimination are entitled to bring claims against their employer. Workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited and is characterized when a person is treated less favorably than another…
  • Jan 16

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal
    In a decision dated December 7, 2016, Italy’s Supreme Court – the Corte di Cassazione – confirmed that the dismissal of an individual employee for redundancy can be legally grounded solely on business-related reasons, such…
Rank this Week: 1775

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jan 19

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017
    As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte’s M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year. The survey was conducted in September 2016 and included participants…
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
Rank this Week: 1782

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/
  • Jan 18

    How To Choose the Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer

    How To Choose the Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer
    You have questions about your wrongful termination, but how can you find a wrongful termination lawyer you can trust? Do your research.  Like all service-based industries, it pays to spend some time and effort researching potential…
  • Jan 18

    Employee Duty to Mitigate Damages After Being Terminated

    Employee Duty to Mitigate Damages After Being Terminated
    Being terminated from employment can be an emotional and impassioned time but it is important that employees remain mindful of their duty to mitigate damages. This simply means that an employee must make the necessary efforts to lessen their…
  • Jan 11

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace
    “We do not want to invest in someone who will retire so soon.” “Perhaps you would benefit from working with people your own age.” “We prefer to maintain our youthful culture.” “We prefer to hire more…
Rank this Week: 78

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
  • Jan 18

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training
    Not sure how to use the new Lexis Advance Quicklaw effectively? The Library is offering Lexis Advance Quicklaw training on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 12:30 PM. to 1:30 PM. in Room 2011. Here are some of the new features and functionality…
  • Jan 16

    Recent Acquisitions, January 9 – January 16, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, January 9 – January 16, 2017
    26 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Do law differently : futures for young lawyers Canadian Bar Association. Legal Futures Initiative,,… KF 300 C3635 2016 Do law differently : futures for young lawyers Canadian Bar…
  • Jan 9

    WestlawNext Canada training

    WestlawNext Canada training
    The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training next Monday, January 16 from 12:30 PM. to 1:30 PM. in Room 2011. WestlawNext Canada offers access to unique content, similar but different to Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Knowing which…
Rank this Week: 2984

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
Rank this Week: 221

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Employment Standards FYI – Break

    Employment Standards FYI – Break
    This post is a quick primer on hours of work and eating periods. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires that employees be given a meal break of at least 30 minutes within each five consecutive work hours. The…
  • Jan 11

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, several new requirements have taken effect under the disability law regime in Ontario.  The Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) made under the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act (AODA) sets out a…
  • Jan 11

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start
    January is a month of resolutions, fresh starts, and goals.  It’s also a good time to run away from 2016 and the upsets and surprises the year rolled out.  Here are 3 lessons that 2016 taught us as we all dig in to a new year…
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Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 3036

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/
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
  • Jan 8

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick
    I am pleased to announce that Taeya Fitzpatrick joined our firm last week, on January 1, 2016. Before joining Sabey Rule LLP, Taeya practiced condominium law with a boutique firm here in Kelowna, and recently successfully appealed a…
  • Jan 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification
    The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has construed the equitable power of the court to rectify a contract or other document relatively narrowly in a recent decision, Canada (Attorney General) v. FairmontHotels Inc. 2016 SCC 56.…
Rank this Week: 687

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1580

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
Rank this Week: 4550

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Ontario Court of Appeal confirms test for grantor's easement of necessity remains "strict necessity", not "practical necessity"

    Ontario Court of Appeal confirms test for grantor's easement of necessity remains "strict necessity", not "practical necessity"
    In Ontario, an easement of necessity may arise where land that is sold is inaccessible except by passing over adjoining land retained by the seller (i.e. an implied grant by the seller of an easement that allows the purchaser to access the…
  • Dec 28

    Funding to Support Public Input into NEB Modernization

    Funding to Support Public Input into NEB Modernization
    Funding to Support Public InputNatural Resources Canada (NRCan) is offering funding to support the development of research, studies or position papers related to the six themes of the NEB Modernization review: (1) Governance; (2) Mandate; (3)…
  • Dec 24

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!
    It's been a busy year; so busy that this is the first time I've posted to my blog since July.  I'm looking forward to posting more regularly again in 2017.  There's been no shortage of interesting legal decisions affecting rural and…
Rank this Week: 213

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jan 16

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market
    On January 10, 2017, the EU Commission published a package of documents on the EU’s data economy strategy, including e-privacy, data protection and the “European Data Economy.” The Commission documents,  published in…
  • Jan 5

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity
    On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance on the management of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed and distributed medical devices.  The guidance establishes a risk-based approach…
  • Dec 28

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract
    Norton Rose Fulbright has teamed up with the global risk advisory company Willis Towers Watson to help provide their clients with the information they need to manage data privacy risks.  In Willis Towers Watson’s Winter 2016 Cyber…
Rank this Week: 1783

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4811

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 15

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?
    It is common knowledge that a doctor who enters into an intimate relationship with his/her patient will typically lose his license to practice medicine. But what about lawyers? Is a sexual relationship between a lawyer and his client…
  • Dec 31

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?
    You have surely heard the time-worn adage “You get what you pay for”? Often that is true, but not always. The decades-long investigation into the death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley of tony Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975 ultimately…
  • Dec 26

    Christmas Parenting Conflict

    Christmas Parenting Conflict
    Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but we know that for some it is a lonely, regretful time, remembering the sorrows of seasons past. In homes divided by separation and divorce, the areas of conflict arise from the…
Rank this Week: 4545

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jan 15

    Alberta Court of Appeal helps employers ring in the New Year in Style(s)

    Alberta Court of Appeal helps employers ring in the New Year in Style(s)
    by Kyla Stott-Jess The Alberta Court of Appeal has released its first decision of 2017—Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation, 2017 ABCA 1—and it is undoubtedly welcome news (and a nice gift) to employers. The issue…
  • Jan 8

    The duty to disclose a medical condition in a pre-employment questionnaire

    The duty to disclose a medical condition in a pre-employment questionnaire
    by Simon Laberge This article discusses questioning employees about essential functions when hiring in Canada. Trust is a fundamental element in the relationship between an employer and an employee. That relationship of trust can be breached…
  • Jan 1

    Mental illness in the workplace

    Mental illness in the workplace
    By Eowynne Noble According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a leading Canadian hospital, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common type of depression, often arises when the daylight hours get shorter. With the winter months…
Rank this Week: 4934

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/
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
Rank this Week: 770

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jan 13

    LawNow Vol 41-3 Jan/Feb 2017

    LawNow Vol 41-3 Jan/Feb 2017
    Canada’s transgender community needs and deserves full human rights protection.  Volume 41-3  Jan/Feb 2017 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Transgender Issues Special Report: Canada’s Judiciary Departments Columns…
  • Nov 2

    Renting Basics Guide

    Renting Basics Guide
    CPLEA has developed the Renting Basics Guide, a new easy read guide to renting in Alberta. You can download the guide for free at the CPLEA store. Educators, settlement agencies and community organizations are welcome to order print copies of…
  • Nov 1

    LawNow Vol. 41-2 Nov/Dec 2016

    LawNow Vol. 41-2 Nov/Dec 2016
    Criminal Justice is achieved through the dedicated effort of many players and it must protect all who come in contact with it.  Volume 41-2  Nov/Dec 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Criminal Justice Special Report: The Law…
Rank this Week: 2424

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review

    Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review
    (Wikimedia)We can look forward to a lot of lawyering and lobbying devoted to copyright in Canada in 2017.On the litigation front, we are awaiting important judgments in several cases, including the following that have been heard with the…
  • Jan 1

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain

    Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain
    (Disney in 1946 - Wikipedia)Today is public domain day in Canada for the works of any sole or last surviving joint author who died in 1966. Canada has a copyright term of life + 50 years.Walt Disney, the person, died on December 15, 1966.…
  • Dec 21

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

    Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
    http://www.clipartkid.com/lump-of-coal-cliparts/In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of $65,000 plus…
Rank this Week: 1101

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jan 13

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?
    The answer to whether or not you should declare bankruptcy this year varies based on each person’s situation. Most stories are all too familiar. A family or individual accrued too much debt, there were a series unfortunate events…
  • Dec 9

    How Are Funds Distributed To Creditors In Bankruptcy?

    How Are Funds Distributed To Creditors In Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy is highly regulated. In addition to the multitude of provisions contained within the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act, there are numerous complementary pieces of legislation and decades of court cases. At its core, though,…
  • Nov 11

    Are There Different Types Of Bankruptcy In Ontario?

    Are There Different Types Of Bankruptcy In Ontario?
    If you are suffering financial hardship, you could voluntarily seek the services of a licensed insolvency trustee in Ontario and voluntarily assign yourself into personal bankruptcy. Having said that, it might surprise you to learn that…
Rank this Week: 1530

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/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
Rank this Week: 884

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jan 11

    Optimizing your law firm for trust

    Optimizing your law firm for trust
    Journalism, my former profession, is undergoing two related crises simultaneously. One of them, playing out in your news cycle right now, concerns the ways in which journalists should analyze and present important information to the…
  • Nov 30

    You’re not selling what we’re buying

    You’re not selling what we’re buying
    Demand is flat or falling at large law firms, says the newest Wells Fargo survey released yesterday. Revenue is now being driven solely by hourly rate increases, the last remaining income enhancement button that law firms…
  • Oct 13

    Playing the client’s game

    Playing the client’s game
    Some years ago, when I was working for the Canadian Bar Association, real estate lawyers in Canada became deeply troubled about losing their lead role in residential real estate transactions. They complained that they…
Rank this Week: 4932

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 11

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?
    What, at law, is a valid and enforceable resignation? The Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered this, among other things, in Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP, 2016 ONSC 7835 (CanLII). Johal was a senior law clerk at the defendant law firm.…
  • Jan 10

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct
    On Ontario arbitrator reinstated an employee who placed 101 calls to Jamaica over a two-year period using Air Canada calling cards made available to "to Customer Sales and Service Agents for distribution to passengers affected by Irregular…
  • Nov 11

    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day
    I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day. On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 2503