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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 20

    Political Correctness Leads to “Merry Christmas” Law

    Political Correctness Leads to “Merry Christmas” Law
    Texas governor Rick Perry signed a new law in 2013 called the “Merry Christmas” law. The new law protects Christmas and other holidays in Texas’ public schools from legal challenges. The law was initiated when Representative…
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
Rank this Week: 407

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
  • Dec 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-19
    Sony cyberattack: what is Obama going to do about it? http://t.co/mggfMtde6B -> A Market Researcher’s Perspective on CASL http://t.co/YQDr15hJKC -> Microsoft: Irish data disclosure case 'fundamental to the future of global…
  • Dec 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18
    New Report Shows Copyright Added $1.1 Trillion To Economy https://t.co/sdaNUPhXPe -> Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again – Huffington Post http://t.co/UqSnukIJjc -> The Sony Hack Shows How…
  • Dec 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18
    New Report Shows Copyright Added $1.1 Trillion To Economy https://t.co/sdaNUPhXPe -> Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again – Huffington Post http://t.co/UqSnukIJjc -> The Sony Hack Shows How…
Rank this Week: 2608

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2811

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    From our family to yours, best wishes for a joyful holiday season! The Team at Altro Levy The post Happy Holidays appeared first on Altro Levy.
  • Dec 18

    November 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    November 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – November 4, 2014 On the November 4th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Dec 9

    The Henson Trust in Quebec

    The Henson Trust in Quebec
    Version française aussi disponible. Earlier this year the Quebec superior court rendered a judgment in the case of Québec (Curateur public) c. A.N. (Succession de), 2014 QCCS 616 (CanLII) where the court clarified the nature of…
Rank this Week: 5041

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/
  • Dec 19

    Russia sanctions expanded

    Russia sanctions expanded
    The Canadian government today announced it is expanding sanctions that target certain individuals and activities associated with Russia and Ukraine. While a number of designated individuals were added to the Ukraine sanctions, the Russia…
  • Dec 19

    IIROC releases final guidance on underwriting due diligence

    IIROC releases final guidance on underwriting due diligence
    On December 18, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released final guidance in respect of underwriting due diligence. Ultimately, the document sets out a number of key principles respecting underwriting due diligence, as…
  • Dec 19

    Ontario issues comfort letter to address effects of provincial surtax on mutual fund trust

    Ontario issues comfort letter to address effects of provincial surtax on mutual fund trust
    Katy Pitch and Darin Renton -  On December 11, Ontario’s Ministry of Finance issued a comfort letter to address the unintended effects of the new provincial surtax which have caused a mismatch of a mutual fund trust’s capital…
Rank this Week: 4366

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Dec 19

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K
    The numbers are in, and the law firm challenge for Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank took in about $200,000 this year.The total of cash, online, and food donations came from 39 participating law firms in the annual event in support of the…
  • Dec 19

    TWU suing LSBC over rejection of accreditation

    TWU suing LSBC over rejection of accreditation
    Trinity Western University is not taking rejection by the lawyers of British Columbia well. Yesterday it announced it will sue the Law Society of British Columbia over its Oct. 31 decision to reverse its earlier recognition of TWU School of…
  • Dec 19

    News Roundup — December 19, 2014

    News Roundup — December 19, 2014
    CanadaIRFAN-Canada appealing to Federal Court to disregard government's ruling as unconstitutional, Toronto StarPamela Porter gets jail time for money laundering linked to husband's alleged 'superhospital' fraud, The National PostWoman gets…
Rank this Week: 3045

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4850

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 19

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant
    According to a news report, “Earlier this week 28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy groups and 35 professors of computer science filed legal papers in support of Microsoft’s opposition to US court…
  • Dec 19

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding
    Pantone. Pan – tone. All the colours. This is quite a boast and it puts me in mind of the claim by a friend a long, long time ago that his collection of the then new tape cassettes formed, in his words, “the total library of…
  • Dec 19

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem
    ‘…now is not a good time for control freaks” – Eric Young In my last post for Slaw I wrote about the importance of creating the conditions for justice innovation by building the skills needed to work in…
Rank this Week: 38

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1419

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My post this week @SlawTips: Avoiding File AvoidanceAfter a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in…
  • Dec 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Man who has lived in Canada for 60 years may apply as political refugee…in Canada Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented…
  • Dec 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
Rank this Week: 2320

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Dec 19

    McKesson: FCA Allows Taxpayer’s Motion

    McKesson: FCA Allows Taxpayer’s Motion
    The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the taxpayer’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal to add a new ground of appeal and to file a Supplementary Memorandum of Fact and Law. (See our previous posts on the McKesson transfer pricing…
  • Dec 18

    FCA Dismisses Lord Black’s Tax Appeal

    FCA Dismisses Lord Black’s Tax Appeal
    Earlier this year, in Black v. HMQ (2014 TCC 12), Lord Conrad Black unsuccessfully argued in the Tax Court of Canada that, due to his U.K. residency status, he should not be subject to Canadian tax on certain income and taxable benefits…
  • Dec 16

    Update: TCC and FCA Appointment

    Update: TCC and FCA Appointment
    Tax Court of Canada Associate Chief Justice Eugene Rossiter has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada. Justice Rossiter replaces current Chief Justice Gerald Rip, who has elected to become a Supernumerary Judge…
Rank this Week: 3310

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Dec 19

    Do I Qualify for Personal Bankruptcy?

    Do I Qualify for Personal Bankruptcy?
    You are broke. No money. Way too much debt. You don’t feel you have any way out of your current situation. A friend suggests you file for bankruptcy, but you don’t know. Bankruptcy sounds so bad, besides, do you even qualify to…
  • Dec 5

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

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt
    The number of retired people earning a pension income and carrying credit card and line of credit debts is growing significantly.  Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
  • Nov 21

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?
    Bankruptcy does require than you make monthly payments which are part of the cost of declaring bankruptcy in Ontario. You will make arrangements with your bankruptcy trustee about how often you will make these payments (monthly, bi-weekly…
Rank this Week: 564

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 19

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark
    As the world's become evermore global, the mixing of different cultures, conventions and languages is completely inevitable. With this intermingling comes variety and novelty in expression, yet another perspective in this is added confusion…
  • Dec 12

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright
    In a world where everything is becoming more and more digital and reliant on computers to handle most tedious or complex tasks, software is king; it is what executes these tasks and makes things easier to do on the aforementioned devices.…
  • Dec 5

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb
    This writer, for one, will fully admit to often using very well-known brands as the descriptive term for all such items, for example calling all plasters Band-Aids and all cotton-tipped plastic cleaning things (a technical term, undoubtedly)…
Rank this Week: 1835

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/
  • Dec 18

    The Validity of iWill

    The Validity of iWill
    A recent decision in Queensland, Australia determines whether a Will typed into the Notes Application of an iPhone stands as a valid Last Will and Testament. According to an article in the National Law Review, the deceased, Karter Yu, used…
  • Dec 17

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment
    As an Estates lawyer, not only is it important to understand the law surrounding Will challenges, but also the procedure involved in litigating such a dispute.  The recent Case Conference Memorandum No. 1 of D.M. Brown J. in the Estate…
  • Dec 17

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
Rank this Week: 2317

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issue for December 2014

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issue for December 2014
    The December 2014 issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), are is available online. The issue's theme is "Transforming Library Space and Service Delivery". From the editorial:"Nowhere is the…
  • Dec 17

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 3, 2014 entitled Nominations Open for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Awards .The Vancouver Law Librarian Blog has posted a roundup of nominees for this year's Canadian Law Blog Awards, also…
  • Dec 16

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on January 27, 2015 on Defining, Communicating and Proving Your Expertise:"This session describes the processes and requirements for professional services providers…
Rank this Week: 741

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Reporting of patient safety incident

    Reporting of patient safety incident
    Patients in Nova Scotia undergo approximately 100,000 surgeries and procedures each year. During the same period, there are about 665,000 visits to the emergency room, and 100,000 people transported to the hospital by ambulance. To cut down…
  • Dec 10

    Symptoms of mild, moderate and severe brain injurie

    Symptoms of mild, moderate and severe brain injurie
    Nova Scotia traumatic brain injury victims and their families often have questions about how doctors measure the severity of a TBI and what the prognosis is for someone who has suffered from head trauma. While all injuries to the brain...
  • Dec 4

    Addressing dental malpractice issues in Canada

    Addressing dental malpractice issues in Canada
    While many people dread dental procedures due to sensitivities or fears, dental malpractice can be a very real concern if a professional seems only to cause a problem to become worse. It may be difficult to know at what point...
Rank this Week: 3227

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Dec 18

    More news on the ORPP

    More news on the ORPP
    On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…
  • Dec 9

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56: An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan regarding the establishment of the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) effective…
  • Dec 1

    An Offer They Can’t Refuse – The Dangers of Recruiting High Level Employee

    An Offer They Can’t Refuse – The Dangers of Recruiting High Level Employee
    An employer is paying the price for dismissing an employee who was recruited with an attractive job offer. Bruce Rodgers had been the president of a transportation company for 11 years when CEVA Freight Canada Corporation approached him with…
Rank this Week: 3410

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
Rank this Week: 4438

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/
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
  • Dec 12

    Harassment complaints against MP’

    Harassment complaints against MP’
    Recently, the House Board of Internal Economy implemented a new process to deal with harassment complaints from Members of Parliament (MP’s) staff.  A separate committee continues to work on developing a process for complaints…
  • Dec 4

    How strict are non-compete clauses?

    How strict are non-compete clauses?
    Employee’s sometimes believe that non-compete clauses are valid subject to the size of their employer company. Many would be surprised to hear that this is not the case. If an employee works for company A and decides to move to company…
Rank this Week: 383

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: 3409

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Ghomeshi-Cosby Accusations Highlight Differences Between Canada-US Sex Assault Law

    Ghomeshi-Cosby Accusations Highlight Differences Between Canada-US Sex Assault Law
    Jian Ghomeshi criminal charges There are few Canadians that haven’t heard about the sexual assault allegations being made against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. Two weeks ago Ghomeshi was charged with four counts of sexual assault and…
  • Sep 12

    Pedophile priest convicted in Nunavut: Dejaeger facing long delayed jail time.

    Pedophile priest convicted in Nunavut: Dejaeger facing long delayed jail time.
    Dejaeger finally convicted There is good news for sexual abuse victims of former oblate priest Eric Dejaeger. He was found guilty today on 24 of the 68 charges he was facing in Iqaluit. The priest pleaded guilty to eight sexual abuse…
  • Jun 19

    Halifax Foster Parent Charged in Child Porn Case

    Halifax Foster Parent Charged in Child Porn Case
    The Chronicle Herald has reported that Roy Franklyn Newcomb has been arrested and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography. The charges came about after a student at NSCAD (where Newcomb has worked for thirty years) found a…
Rank this Week: 1416

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
  • Aug 27

    Changes to PACER

    Changes to PACER
    Did you catch this news item re changes to PACER content? http://legalinformatics.wo rdpress.com/2014/08/26/p acer-says-large-numbers-of-u-s-federal -court-documents-are-no- longer-available-i n -its-database
Rank this Week: 4437

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Dec 16

    New Books at the Law Library – December 16, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – December 16, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K85 .E67 2014 Lee Epstein & Andrew D. Martin, An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K230.C73 M63 2014 Sean Coyle, Modern Jurisprudence: A…
  • Dec 15

    December 2014 Hours After Exam

    December 2014 Hours After Exam
    Wednesday, December 17 8:30am – 5pm Thursday, December 18 9am – 5pm Friday, December 19 9am – 5pm Monday, December 22 9am – 5pm Tuesday, December 23 9am – 5pm Wednesday, December 24 9am – 3pm Thursday,…
  • Dec 8

    New Books at the Law Library – December 8, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – December 8, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K230.R378 A35 2013 Suri Ratnapala, Jurisprudence, 2d ed. (Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2013). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE5759 .K74 Vern Krishna, The Fundamentals of Canadian Income Tax V. 1…
Rank this Week: 613

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
  • Dec 16

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library
    It’s the last week of exams before the New Year holiday break at Osgoode. The students are stressed. We have seen them doing jumping jacks in the group study rooms. So we weren’t so surprised when we discovered this expression…
  • Dec 15

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue
    130 new LLMC Digital titles have been added to the library catalogue. Access to the LLMC Digital database is available here. “LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries, is dedicated to – and passionate about – its…
  • Dec 11

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 650 new HeinOnline resources have been loaded to the library catalogue: American Indian Law Collection 2 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1 new title History of International Law 33 new titles U.S. Congressional…
Rank this Week: 449

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: 2380

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
  • Dec 2

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update to mention this month: the BC Labour Legislation manual was updated in November.Get daily updates to BC stats and regs at www.bclegislation.ca, a free service offered by Quickscribe.
  • Dec 1

    Clawbies Season Now Underway!

    Clawbies Season Now Underway!
    December 1st is a crazy but fun day for us at Stem... it's Clawbies kickoff day! The 9th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards recognize our country's best and brightest legal bloggers, and this year's launch post has a special Canuck twist... head…
Rank this Week: 2193

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
  • Dec 8

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84
    Bruce Phillips, who served as Canada's Privacy Commissioner from 1991 to 2000 has died at age 84. See: Former journalist and federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips dead at 84 | Metro.
  • Nov 28

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013
    Nova Scotia's new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, Catherine Tully, has just tabled the annual report for 2013 [PDF]. Former review officer Dulcie McCallum was at the helm for the period covered by the…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • Dec 15

    Deceit and the enforceability of Exclusion Clause

    Deceit and the enforceability of Exclusion Clause
    It is common for contracts to contain exclusion clauses limiting the liability of one party in the event of a breach.  Professional service providers often seek to limit their liability to the fees paid to them.  Movers limit their…
  • Dec 10

    BC Court of Appeal Rejects Anti-SLAPP Defence

    BC Court of Appeal Rejects Anti-SLAPP Defence
    In a decision released November 10, 2014, the BC Court of Appeal rejected an attempt to create a novel common law defence in the law of defamation against so-called SLAPP suits. In Northwest Organics, Limited Partnership v. Maguire, 2014 BCCA…
  • Dec 2

    The Local Venue Rule: Did you start your claim in the right place?

    The Local Venue Rule: Did you start your claim in the right place?
    British Columbia has 28 Supreme Court registries scattered around the eight judicial districts (known as “counties”) being Cariboo, Kootenay, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Victoria, Westminster and Yale.  Ordinarily, a…
Rank this Week: 2907

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Dec 15

    Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Test To Be Applied At Rule 48.14 Status Hearing

    Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Test To Be Applied At Rule 48.14 Status Hearing
    By Kosta Kalogiros and Trevor Courtis In Kara v. Arnold, 2014 ONCA 871, the Ontario Court of Appeal seized an opportunity to revisit its recent jurisprudence regarding status hearings and to clarify the interrelation between its recent status…
  • Dec 10

    Apprehending Reasonable Apprehension of Bia

    Apprehending Reasonable Apprehension of Bia
    Three Recent Reasonable Apprehension of Bias Findings by the Ontario Court of AppealBy Dharshini Sinnadurai Careful observers may have noticed that the Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed three civil appeals on the basis of reasonable…
  • Dec 2

    The U.K. Supreme Court revisits equitable compensation in commercial transaction

    The U.K. Supreme Court revisits equitable compensation in commercial transaction
    By Sam Rogers Trusts are widely used in commercial transactions. But, as creatures of equity, trusts raise issues that may not be immediately familiar to everyone who relies on them in the commercial world. Indeed, the interrelationship…
Rank this Week: 3745

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Dec 15

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

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

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

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
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Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
Rank this Week: 2304

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2559

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Four Big Ideas on Climate Change

    Four Big Ideas on Climate Change
    The UN climate convention conference that just wrapped up in Lima was meant to deliver a draft for a new universal climate agreement to be inked in Paris, France next year and to come into effect in 2020. Before the meeting, hopes were…
  • Dec 10

    Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project

    Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
    Jennifer attended the 2014 Pollution Probe Gala to witness Chief Denise Restoule of the Dokis First Nation accept Pollution Probe’s 2014 Sustainability Award in connection with the Okikendawt Project—a 10 MW hydroelectric…
  • Dec 9

    Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision

    Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
    the flaws in the rejected model are precisely why municipalities have received smaller payments since 2009. Now that this model has been discredited, municipalities will receive larger payments, just as they did in 2014 Read Reducing…
Rank this Week: 1187

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Dec 14

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
    by Thora Sigurdson In June 2014, the Canadian government introduced changes to the country’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes were intended to make it more difficult and expensive for Canadian employers to hire…
  • Dec 7

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal
    By Kyla Stott-Jess Over the last month, the Canadian news media has devoted significant time to covering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. Aside from the celebrity gossip factor, the story has had such staying power because it touches on so many…
  • Nov 30

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire
    By Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger The purchaser of all the assets of a bankrupt business will be bound by the employment contracts of the bankrupt company and must therefore honor these contracts. So ruled the Court of Appeal of Quebec in a…
Rank this Week: 4812

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2840

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Dec 14

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study
    In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client, SnapSaved.…
  • Dec 7

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security
    When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released its Cybersecurity Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”), (a priority program for the federal…
  • Nov 19

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure
    In the first of what is certain to become a cottage industry of derivative lawsuits involving alleged inadequate cybersecurity and deficient public disclosures, on October 20, 2014, a New Jersey federal court granted a motion to dismiss filed…
Rank this Week: 4155

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/
  • Dec 13

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian
    I'm about to download this free book called "20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadians" by Allan Madan, and I thought it might be of interest to some of you readers as well. If so, click here to read more about this book and/or download it.…
  • Dec 11

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit
    Those of you who are using my book, The Alberta Probate and Administration Kit, are probably aware that parts of it needed updating because of changes to the law since the book came out. One of the things that needed updating is the table…
  • Dec 8

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?
    What would you do if, while waiting to receive your inheritance, you found out that the executor planned to sell an asset and give the money to someone who isn't a beneficiary? A reader who is in that situation wrote to me recently. His…
Rank this Week: 4832

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/
  • Dec 13

    Pasadena Courthouse

    Pasadena Courthouse
    I took this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Court last March.
  • Dec 6

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia
    In her will, dated February 15, 2007, Jessie Binning, expressed the hope that her home, designed by her late husband, architect and artist, Bertram Charles Binning, would be preserved as a historic site.  Specifically, her will…
  • Nov 29

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 2214

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/
  • Dec 12

    Congratulations Wayne Renke

    Congratulations Wayne Renke
    on being appointed to the bench. More to come soon.
  • Dec 5

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse
    This post is a slightly expanded version of an editorial that appeared in the Globe and Mail online addition, 5 December 2014. A remarkable moment in popular constitutionalism took place in Alberta this week. A private member’s bill which,…
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
Rank this Week: 4579

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    (Français) Listes de vérification CSST pour les entreprises québécoise

    (Français) Listes de vérification CSST pour les entreprises québécoise
    Sorry, this entry is only available in Français.
  • Nov 21

    Product Development Plans 2014-2015

    Product Development Plans 2014-2015
    Nimonik is always working to improve its service offerings and last year, we upgraded the system numerous times. In fact, we have completed nearly all of our goals and rolled out a number of updates that were announced in 2013 to both…
  • Nov 20

    NimonikApp and Nimonik headed for big upgrades in 2015

    NimonikApp and Nimonik headed for big upgrades in 2015
    Planned upgrades for Nimonik App and Nimonik Audit for Mobile Devices for the next year : October 2014 – 2015 A lot improved last year, we have completed nearly all of our goals and rolled out a number of updates to both NimonikApp and…
Rank this Week: 4415

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1296

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Dec 11

    Fearon: Police Searches & Mobile Phone

    Fearon: Police Searches & Mobile Phone
    Today, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued a significant decision with respect to another piece of technology that we commonly carry on our person – mobile phones. The court in R. v. Fearon addressed whether the…
  • Dec 3

    R.v Spencer: Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    R.v Spencer: Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    Who knew six months could pass so quickly? The last blog post seemed like yesterday. After getting the shoulder better and renewing an intent to blog on a more regular basis, here is part 2 of the R v. Spencer blog post. In the last post, my…
  • Jun 13

    Spencer, PIPEDA & Lawful Authority

    Spencer, PIPEDA & Lawful Authority
    A busy practice combined with a very bad shoulder injury will, regretfully, move blogging down the priority list. As we reach mid-2014 there have been a few interesting privacy law developments this year but, in my view, no real…
Rank this Week: 4780

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/
  • Dec 11

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Claim Rejected Following Low Velocity Collision

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Claim Rejected Following Low Velocity Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting the allegation that a collision caused a Plaintiff to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. In today’s case (Kabani v. Lee)  the…
  • Dec 10

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages For Chronic Pain Following Three Collision

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages For Chronic Pain Following Three Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing fault and damages following a series of collisions. In today’s case (Shinzay v. McKee) the Plaintiff was involved in three collisions.…
  • Dec 4

    Brain Injury Claim Dismissal Upheld Following Credibility Concern

    Brain Injury Claim Dismissal Upheld Following Credibility Concern
    Reasons for judgement were released today (Minhas v. Sartor) by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial judgement which rejected a claim for an alleged “severe and permanent brain injury” following concerns about the…
Rank this Week: 1031

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Dec 10

    Smartphone vs tablet vs phablet vs ???

    Smartphone vs tablet vs phablet vs ???
    I recently traded in my iPad for a Nexus 9. It has made me look at the phone/tablet thing a bit differently. When I had an Android phone and an iPad, they felt like very different devices, each with a … Continue reading →
  • Dec 9

    CASL software consent chart

    CASL software consent chart
    CASL, the Canadian anti-spam act, contains provisions that take effect on January 15, 2015 that are intended to prevent malware from being installed on computers (including any device that uses software such as smartphones, cars,…
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC .  As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems…
Rank this Week: 2206

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Dec 9

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue
    In my last article, I dealt with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract: First, that…
  • Dec 2

    Contracts Must Be Honestly Performed Says The Supreme Court of Canada

    Contracts Must Be Honestly Performed Says The Supreme Court of Canada
    In its recent decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada has established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract. First, parties are under a general obligation to perform contracts in good faith.…
  • Nov 18

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal
    Is a person bound to mediate before commencing an action or arbitration if the contract or applicable statute requires mediation? Or should an obligation to mediate only become effective after an action or arbitration has been commenced? And…
Rank this Week: 3020