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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1666

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 21

    New Books at the Law Library – August 21, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – August 21, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PS8551.R888 S84 2016 Wayne Arthurson, Blood Red Summer (Stony Plain: Eschia Books Inc., 2016).
  • Aug 14

    New Books at the Law Library – August 14, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – August 14, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD4005 .H65 2016 Charles Hollander & Simon Salzedo, Conflicts of Interest, 5th ed. (London: Thomson Reuters, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8408 .A975 2017 Todd L. Archibald, James C. Morton & Sam R. Sasso,…
  • Aug 9

    New Books at the Law Library – August 9, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – August 9, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD7255 .D92 2017 Diane E.G. Dyck, Disability Management : Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, 6th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4662.A45 C368 2017 Willis Towers Watson, Canadian Pensions and…
Rank this Week: 4748

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    How Libraries Are Helping to Spot Fake New

    How Libraries Are Helping to Spot Fake New
    There are two very important stories today in my news feed about how to spot fake news.One is on the site LLRX.com (reprinted from the July/August 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum): Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating…
  • Aug 21

    Favourite TV and Movie Judge

    Favourite TV and Movie Judge
    The ABA Journal asked a group of real judges and a law professor to choose their favourite fictitious judges from TV or cinema and to explain their choices:"In the movies and on television, judges have played key roles in dramas, comedies…
  • Aug 17

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal
    The 20th edition (2017) of the Code civil du Québec annoté by Jean-Louis Baudouin & Yvon Renaud is now available on the website of the CAIJ.CAIJ is the Centre d'accès à l'information juridique, the network of…
Rank this Week: 851

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change
    Shareholders are placing increased value on non-financial factors when making investment decisions. Some of these factors are environmental and social issues. In particular, shareholder proposals on climate change have recently gained some…
  • Aug 8

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight
    In its recent PointNorth Capital Inc. decision, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) was called upon to consider the appropriateness of a soliciting dealer arrangement that had been entered into by the issuer, Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., in…
  • Aug 1

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le
    Social media has changed how we live. We have access to extensive information and global connections at our finger tips.  Given its already well-established presence in our personal lives, it comes as no surprise that social media has…
Rank this Week: 2654

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 21

    New judges announced for Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Saskatchewan

    New judges announced for Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Saskatchewan
    The federal government has announced judicial appointments in four provinces.Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the five appointments late last week, for Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.The appointees…
  • Aug 21

    Legal news roundup Aug. 21, 2017

    Legal news roundup Aug. 21, 2017
    CanadaAnti-Semitic graffiti found at three Toronto-area schools, CTV NewsFar-right group claims PR victory after duelling protests in Quebec City, CBC NewsTrump cancelling of reprieves could see thousands more looking for asylum in Canada,…
  • Aug 18

    New OBA president looks to promote inclusion

    New OBA president looks to promote inclusion
    For Quinn Ross, it’s never trite to remind the world the role lawyers play as the guardians of the rule of law. The new president of the Ontario Bar Association says that repeating the mantra that lawyers are doing work in the public…
Rank this Week: 236

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    How to close online accounts and services when someone die

    How to close online accounts and services when someone die
    Executors, you will thank me for this one. I'm attaching a link to one of the most useful articles I've seen in a long time. It lists in alphabetical order about 180 different digital accounts and plans, with instructions on how to close…
  • Aug 19

    I'm shocked at what my lawyer charged me for estate work - what can I do?

    I'm shocked at what my lawyer charged me for estate work - what can I do?
    Unfortunately, legal services are expensive. This reader wrote to me about his situation in which he was taken surprise by his lawyer's bill. Is the bill reasonable? It depends. Can he do something about it? Probably. Below is his question…
  • Aug 17

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie
    This week's (August 17, 2017) episode of The Law Show is online! This week we are talking about several practical tips and how-tos that executors and beneficiaries need to know. The idea behind it is that executors know they are supposed to…
Rank this Week: 4689

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Aug 21

    CBO releases report on effects of terminating ACA cost-sharing reduction payments; CMS proposes to end two incentive payment model

    CBO releases report on effects of terminating ACA cost-sharing reduction payments; CMS proposes to end two incentive payment model
    On August 15, the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) released a report on the effects of terminating payments to insurers for cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in 2017. The CBO estimated…
  • Aug 18

    Government audits shift to high error rates and significant variance

    Government audits shift to high error rates and significant variance
    CMS has revamped its approach to pursuing alleged improper payments. Its new audit strategy with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will target providers and suppliers with the highest error rates or the most significant…
  • Aug 18

    Australia: Improvements for GMP clearance

    Australia: Improvements for GMP clearance
    Australia’s therapeutic goods regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that it is planning improvements around Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) clearance. As part of this, the TGA will be publishing an…
Rank this Week: 2662

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of August 21, 2017

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of August 21, 2017
    140Law: Here are our Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of August 21, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.com.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our…
  • Aug 21

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 21, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of August 21, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of August 21, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Judge blasts Toronto cop’s ‘false testimony’ in drug caseJames Alex Fields Jr., man accused of ramming car into…
  • Aug 17

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 17, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies. They do…
Rank this Week: 136

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 21

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Aug 21

    Improve Results With Mastery Goal

    Improve Results With Mastery Goal
    Have you ever noticed the big impact a small adjustment in your thinking and perspectives can have? How a shift in attitude can lead to a change in outcomes? My coaching practice is all about helping people get the results they want by…
  • Aug 20

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
Rank this Week: 102

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1020

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: 477

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Aug 21

    BaFin publishes new guidance note on the authorization procedure for credit institution

    BaFin publishes new guidance note on the authorization procedure for credit institution
    The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published a new guidance note (Merkblatt) on the authorization procedure for credit institutions. The guidance note provides details on the regulatory requirements for the licensing…
  • Aug 18

    FCA consults on market infrastructure providers’ 2017/18 fee rate

    FCA consults on market infrastructure providers’ 2017/18 fee rate
    The FCA has published Consultation Paper 17/31: Market infrastructure providers – 2017/18 fee rates (CP17/31). CP17/31 should be read by recognised investment exchanges, benchmark administrators and data reporting services providers. It…
  • Aug 18

    BoE consults on policy on valuation cap[abilities to support resolvability

    BoE consults on policy on valuation cap[abilities to support resolvability
    The Bank of England (BoE) has published a consultation paper which sets out the BoE’s proposed policy for the capabilities firms should have in place to ensure that an inability to produce timely and robust resolution valuations does…
Rank this Week: 2658

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    What Gets Your Spidey Sense Tingling?

    What Gets Your Spidey Sense Tingling?
    If an older individual was brought to your law office by a non family member and they wanted to appoint the individual as POA for Property and Personal Care, would you be suspicious?  Or what about if the request was to either change a…
  • Aug 18

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?
    When you are appointed to act as a “trustee”, you are being asked to take on the control and management of property, but for the benefit of other persons, called the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are usually family members of…
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
Rank this Week: 718

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Aug 20

    Revocation of Wills: An Overview

    Revocation of Wills: An Overview
    Today I wanted to discuss a basic, but important concept when it comes to Wills: revocation. There are a number of ways in which a Will can be revoked, and it is crucial that everyone with a Will, or who will make a Will in the future,…
  • Aug 18

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program
    Recent amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act have made significant changes to the Program, making it easier for people with disabilities to qualify for and maintain benefits. The amendments vary the…
  • Aug 16

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena
    As part two of my earlier blog on the issue of expert witnesses at trial, Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502, is a great read for the Court of Appeal’s view on the role of the trial judge during expert testimony. In the…
Rank this Week: 2630

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 20

    When working notice just doesn’t work

    When working notice just doesn’t work
    by Jacqueline Gant For employers shutting down operations, providing working notice is often the best way to reduce severance amounts owed. Except when it’s not. In McLeod v. 1274458 Ontario Inc., an Ontario court confirmed that working…
  • Aug 13

    Genetic information is off limits!

    Genetic information is off limits!
    by Michael Adams Medical examinations of future and present employees are commonly required by Canadian employers in order to verify a person’s capacity to do the work. However, since May 2017, federally regulated employers can no…
  • Aug 6

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine In a number of Canadian jurisdictions, when conducting a collective dismissal or mass termination, an employer will have significant obligations that include giving increased notice of the collective…
Rank this Week: 973

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Sato v. Sato

    Sato v. Sato
    Things would be simpler, but not nearly as interesting, if everyone remained in the same place. Hiroyuki Rex Sato, often referred to as Rex, immigrated with his family to British Columbia in 1969. He became a Canadian citizen in 1975.…
  • Jul 29

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain
    Marriage has significant legal implications on the succession of property. Yet, I don’t come across either in my practice or my reading, that many cases where a marriage is challenged on the basis that someone did not have the mental…
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
Rank this Week: 437

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Judge Kreep Censured for Courtroom Levity

    Judge Kreep Censured for Courtroom Levity
    Judges hold a special place in the community and are expected to adhere to a set of rules and ethical standards that the average Joe or Jane can choose to ignore. But judges also have their own distinct personalities, biases, attitudes, and…
  • Aug 16

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel
    Two busy family law lawyers in Illinois, Michelle Mosby-Scott and Drew R. Quitschau spent hours sparring in court as opposing counsel on dozens of cases. However, their professional relationship became complicated, even sinister, when Ms.…
  • Aug 1

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?
    Is discipline in order for an Ontario judge who went shopping wearing a “Make American Great Again” t-shirt? What about a judge sitting in court the day after the American election wearing a baseball cap with the same logo? Local…
Rank this Week: 585

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Aug 18

    Transport Canada proposes controversial new regulations on flight crew hours of work and rest period

    Transport Canada proposes controversial new regulations on flight crew hours of work and rest period
    On July 1, 2017, Transport Canada published draft amendments to the CARs regarding pilot hours of work and rest periods (click here for proposed regulations). According to Transport Canada, the new regulations will improve passenger and…
  • Apr 27

    The aftermath of Germanwing

    The aftermath of Germanwing
    On March 24, 2015, the passengers and crew of Germanwings Flight No. 9525 (from Barcelona to Dusseldorf) were the victims of a tragic aviation incident. Shortly after take-off, the pilot left the cockpit. The co-pilot (Mr. Lubitz) locked the…
  • Apr 5

    PTSD is not a “bodily injury” down under

    PTSD is not a “bodily injury” down under
    In November, 2009, an aircraft operated by Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd.  (“Pel-Air”) flew on a charter flight from Samoa to evacuate a patient and her husband to Melbourne.  Six people were on board the aircraft, including…
Rank this Week: 4666

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
  • Aug 18

    An Important Association Copy: George-Étienne Cartier and Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine

    An Important Association Copy: George-Étienne Cartier and Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
    The Osgoode Library’s Canada Law Book Rare Book Room contains many treasures illustrative of Canadian law and history. One of my favourites is a small book, not of great value in its own right, but valuable both because of its ……
  • Aug 17

    New Coat of Arms for Osgoode

    New Coat of Arms for Osgoode
    Over the past few years, the Library has been closely involved in working with the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Rideau Hall on the design of a new coat of arms for Osgoode to reflect the law school’s association with York ……
  • Aug 3

    When True Crime Meets Crime Fiction: A Bibliographical Mystery

    When True Crime Meets Crime Fiction: A Bibliographical Mystery
    The Osgoode Library recently acquired for its Trials special collection in the Canada Law Book Rare Room copies of the following publication: Life and Confession of Sophia Hamilton Who Was Tried, Condemned and Sentenced to be Hung at [name of…
Rank this Week: 475

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/
Rank this Week: 1321

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the particular challenges of autonomous cargo trucks (and possible solutions). interesting. https://t.co/qxyfxwIvpl 2017-08-11 uk proposes criminalizing intentional or reckless deanonymization of anonymized data. hmmm. https://t.co/IV5S2Mkrdq…
  • Aug 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nist overhauls password guidelines. well worth a read. https://t.co/wNa8f2G71O 2017-08-08
  • Aug 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nist overhauls password guidelines. well worth a read. https://t.co/wNa8f2G71O 2017-08-08 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 3571

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/
  • Aug 17

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter
    BC Company law practice manual, updated October 2016 Did you know, the BC Company law practice manual was updated in October 2016 with a new comprehensive chapter for British Columbia societies under the new Societies…
  • Aug 16

    Recently Added

    Recently Added
    Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law for Commercial Tenancies This title focuses exclusively on commercial landlord and tenant law in the context of insolvency proceedings providing information related to the key…
  • Jul 14

    Recently Updated

    Recently Updated
    Canadian Oil and Gas, 2nd ed. Updated May 2017  10 Volumes which include Case Digests, Commentary, Forms and Precedents, Federal & Provincial Statutes & Regulations and consolidations such as: Canada Petroleum Resources Act…
Rank this Week: 4705

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/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 1254

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 17

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie
    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives in talk earlier this week, identifying the need to modernize NAFTA so that "all sectors of our economy can reap the full benefits of the digital…
  • Aug 16

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field
    The NAFTA renegotiation gets underway today, days after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives. As her first core objective, Freeland identified modernizing NAFTA so that "all sectors of our…
  • Aug 15

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC
    Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced via Twitter yesterday that the government has asked the CRTC to reconsider its TV licensing decision from earlier this year that established a uniform broadcaster spending requirement of 5…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Aug 17

    PHIPA Fines in the Workplace

    PHIPA Fines in the Workplace
    This spring the largest penalty to date was issued under Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”). A social work student was convicted of accessing personal health information without authorization, and…
  • Aug 2

    Pot in the Workplace

    Pot in the Workplace
    Marijuana has been legal for medical use since 1999. As you undoubtedly know, the Trudeau government has tabled legislation that would expand legal use to the recreational sphere. Employers need to be prepared for how the potential…
  • Jul 26

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Unionized Workplace

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Unionized Workplace
    Over the last several weeks I’ve laid out some of the changes that will affect workplaces governed by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). In this post I’ll touch on how Bill 148 proposes to change the legislation that…
Rank this Week: 4526

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 17

    Legal Demand 3.0

    Legal Demand 3.0
    Every market has both supply and demand. But law is unusual in the degree to which the vast majority of attention has been paid to the supply side. I’m willing to wager that at least 80% of everything that’s been written about…
  • Jul 27

    Law firms’ problem with women

    Law firms’ problem with women
    The last time I wrote about women and the law, it took weeks for the flames to die down. Only a glutton for punishment would return to this topic again. Ahem. So I’ve been collecting articles about the seemingly endless issue of the…
  • Jun 27

    Fight the future

    Fight the future
    Most law firm retreats are not what you’d call somber exercises in austerity. Lawyers don’t go out that often, but when they do, they usually go in style. Smaller firms might gather in high-end lodges or resorts adjacent to lakes…
Rank this Week: 1129

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    How one bad therapist can ruin your personal injury case (Ontario)

    How one bad therapist can ruin your personal injury case (Ontario)
    Not many people know this, but my family used to own a farm in Brockville, ON. Brockville is east of Kingston, near the Ontario/Quebec border. My grandparents owned a large farm with hundreds of cows, some chickens and large vegetable garden.…
  • Aug 9

    My car accident and Long Term Disability Claims are worth over a million dollars (Ontario)

    My car accident and Long Term Disability Claims are worth over a million dollars (Ontario)
    If you asked any injured accident victim, or long term disability claimant how much they believed their case to be worth, you would get all sorts of varying ranges of damages. Most injured accident victims and disability claimants don’t…
  • Aug 3

    Definition of Disability in your Long Term Disability Policy (LTD ONTARIO)

    Definition of Disability in your Long Term Disability Policy (LTD ONTARIO)
    What does it take to be found disabled under your Long Term Disability Policy? A kind adjuster? A lenient policy? Good handwriting on the LTD application? A good LTD lawyer? Or is it just dumb luck? Our lawyers wish we had the answer to get…
Rank this Week: 283

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Aug 16

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar
    With the recently proposed changes to the U.S. immigration system, will the future of immigration to the U.S. be an impossibility given the RAISE Act? The post “RAISE”-ING the Bar appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Aug 14

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2
    Learn about the family-based US immigration system as it pertains to & defines Immediate Relatives to see if it may be an immigration path for you to the US. The post Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2 appeared first…
  • Jul 28

    Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application

    Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application
    When submitting an 8288-B Withholding Certificate Application under the FIRPTA rules, timing is everything. The post Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 1151

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

http://www.yourbestdefence.com/legal-commentary/
  • Aug 16

    Your Right to Speak With a Lawyer After You Are Arrested: What You Need to Know.

    Your Right to Speak With a Lawyer After You Are Arrested: What You Need to Know.
    Under section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, everyone who has been arrested by the police on a criminal charge has the “right to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right”.…
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
Rank this Week: 2802

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 16

    I’ve got nothing to hide…

    I’ve got nothing to hide…
    “I’ve got nothing to hide” is a common retort from people who are blasé about privacy.  Their point is that they have done nothing wrong, so they don’t care how much of their information and habits are…
  • Jul 26

    Transport Canada publishes draft drone rules – still not hobbyist friendly

    Transport Canada publishes draft drone rules – still not hobbyist friendly
    In March I wrote about Transport Canada’s overly restrictive drone rules.  A few weeks ago they lightened those rules a bit. Transport Canada just released draft permanent rules for comment.  They propose a complex set of…
  • Jul 5

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank
    OSFI just issued an advisory threatening to bring criminal sanctions against non-banks that use the words “bank”, “banker”, or “banking”.  Their cover note gives specific dates by which use must…
Rank this Week: 853

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
Rank this Week: 3971

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/
  • Aug 16

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise
    On the 7th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented…
  • Aug 8

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed
    The German federal labor court held in a recent decision (Bundesarbeitsgericht, 27 July 2017 – case no. 2 AZR 681/16) that the use of evidence obtained through the use of key logger software is not permitted under current German privacy…
  • Aug 3

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill
    On August 1, 2017, Senators unveiled a bipartisan bill to mandate baseline cybersecurity requirements for internet connected devices purchased by the federal government. Recent attacks demonstrate that connected devices, which make up the…
Rank this Week: 2660

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Vey Willetts Launches Ottawa Severance Pay Calculator

    Vey Willetts Launches Ottawa Severance Pay Calculator
    Vey Willetts LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the first Severance Pay Calculator tailored specifically for the needs of employees and businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. 
  • Aug 8

    Q&A: The Rights of Ontario Employees to Overtime Pay

    Q&A: The Rights of Ontario Employees to Overtime Pay
    Q&A is a recurring series on the Vey Willetts LLP blog. The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day practice of employment law. In this edition, we focus on overtime pay.Q. Who is entitled to…
  • Jul 18

    Secret recordings in the workplace: a review of legal and practical consequence

    Secret recordings in the workplace: a review of legal and practical consequence
    A common question employment lawyers are asked (by both employees and employers) is whether it is legal to make secret recordings while at work. A variety of circumstances may provide the motive for such action. An employee concerned they…
Rank this Week: 2675

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Aug 15

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    When people apply for short-term or long-term disability benefits, it can be as a result of a physical or psychological injury or illness. Many people are unable to continue working as a result of psychological illness such as depression or…
  • Jul 25

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2
    In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of practicing motorcycle safety, particularly in the wake of fatal accidents that have occurred in Toronto/the GTA.This blog post will look at some recent developments in technology aimed…
  • Jul 12

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety
    A recent article from 680 news shared Toronto Police Service’s message about their concern for motorcycle riders’ safety. So far, there have been 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists and Toronto police want…
Rank this Week: 2653

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 15

    Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?

    Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?
    Bonuses may make up a significant portion of pay for executives, senior managers, and other high skilled employees. Upon termination of the employment relation, notice or pay in lieu is meant to place an individual in a similar place had they…
  • Aug 11

    When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?

    When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?
    Non-solicitation clauses prohibit an employee from actively pursuing clients of the employer when the employment relation has ended. To be enforceable, the clause must have a time limit that is reasonable. Spatial limitation (or a…
  • Aug 10

    Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management

    Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management
    Being rude, disrespectful, or insubordinate towards a superior within the workplace is subject to disciplinary measures. Under common law, discipline must be proportionate to the misconduct and also be intended to correct a behaviour rather…
Rank this Week: 253

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
  • Aug 8

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee
    In a prior blog post we reported that the Condominium Authority of Ontario (“COA”) was seeking public comment on its proposed fees for the COA’s services. As the feedback received was positive, the COA has confirmed that the…
  • Aug 2

    Accommodating Service Dogs in Condominium

    Accommodating Service Dogs in Condominium
    In a recent case before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (Latendresse v. CCC No. 8), a condominium resident alleged that the condominium corporation had discriminated against him with respect to occupancy of accommodations because of a…
Rank this Week: 3608

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 15

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court
    The sale of branded goods can be a complicated affair, especially when the line between counterfeits and 'authorized' goods can be blurry at times. This is highlighted in the sale of 'grey goods', which are items obtained from licenced…
  • Aug 8

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal
    Trademarks can offer very powerful rights to rightholders, particularly in more general areas like colors or shapes (color marks have been discussed more here). While one has to appreciate the rights afforded through trademarks, they still…
  • Aug 1

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal
    When a particular brand becomes hugely successful, it more often than not becomes very valuable, but even the biggest of players are not protected from the ill effects of popularity. A big problem that many brands face is the generification…
Rank this Week: 2747

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 57

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: 3791

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Aug 12

    How the US RAISE Act Impacts Canada

    How the US RAISE Act Impacts Canada
      President Trump proposed changes to cut US immigration on August 2, introducing The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. Immigration reform was a key platform in Trump’s 2016 presidential…
  • Aug 5

    Canada Start-up Visa Program Becomes Permanent in 2018

    Canada Start-up Visa Program Becomes Permanent in 2018
    Ahmed Hussen, the Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced Canada’s Start-up visa program will become permanent in 2018 after completing a 5 year pilot program. Calgary immigration lawyer…
  • Jul 30

    Homeland Security Implements Enhanced Security Screening on Flights to US

    Homeland Security Implements Enhanced Security Screening on Flights to US
    Travelers flying to the US will need to allocate extra time for airport security screening, effective July 19. Canadian airlines Air Canada and WestJet have issued alerts to their customers advising them of the new security regulations, and…
Rank this Week: 1814

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securitie

    The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securitie
     On July 13, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada published IIROC Notice 17-0144 Withdrawal of the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securities-Dealer Member Rule 100 and Form 1 withdrawing Phase II of…
  • Aug 3

    IIROC Best Execution Amendments and Guidance

    IIROC Best Execution Amendments and Guidance
    Darin Renton -  On July 6, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published final amendments to the Universal Market Integrity Rules (UMIR) and the Dealer Member Rules (DMR) related to best execution…
  • Aug 3

    NI 31-103 Amendments: EMDs Banned from Prospectus Offering

    NI 31-103 Amendments: EMDs Banned from Prospectus Offering
    Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon and Darin Renton -  New custody rules for non-SRO registrants also introduced Under a series of amendments to National Instrument 31-103 – Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing…
Rank this Week: 4867

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 11

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…
    I have been meeting with people for many years – reviewing their situation, discussing the issues that have caused them to fall into a debt crisis, and looking at the options that will best suit their situation. Sometimes people come in…
  • Jul 14

    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, carrying credit cards, and line of credit debts is growing significantly. Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
  • Jun 9

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor
    Every two years Licensed Insolvency firm Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. publishes a study on the average insolvent person in Ontario. Their study highlights vulnerable groups who are more prone to becoming insolvent, and identifies…
Rank this Week: 3002

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    How to Apply for a Study permit for Canada – the logic of a study permit from outside of Canada

    How to Apply for a Study permit for Canada – the logic of a study permit from outside of Canada
    How to Apply for a Study permit for Canada – the logic of a study permit from outside of Canada This article will briefly review what is required to apply for a study permit from outside of Canada. We remind the reader that this does…
  • Jul 31

    I have a visitor Status in Canada can I apply for a work permit in Canada?

    I have a visitor Status in Canada can I apply for a work permit in Canada?
    I have a visitor Status in Canada can I apply for a work permit in Canada? A lot of people contact us and ask us if they can apply for a work permit with their visitor visa or their visitor record. The answer is not as straight forward seeing…
  • Jul 26

    Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Statu

    Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Statu
    Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Status Permanent Residence is technically not “permanent” in the sense that a person may lose their status if they don’t comply to some requirements. Section 2 (1) of the Immigration…
Rank this Week: 602

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Modify Labels used during Audit

    Modify Labels used during Audit
    Different audits require different nomenclature. With NimonikApp you can now change the labels used for the various fields in our auditing system. For example, the standard labels for the fields “Requirement, Finding, Additional…
  • Aug 10

    Attach Evidence to Corrective Action Closure

    Attach Evidence to Corrective Action Closure
    Auditing is all about evidence. Nimonik is happy to announce a new feature on NimonikApp.com and Nimonik Audit for iOS and for Android. You can now attach media files (images, documents,…) to corrective actions. This allows a client,…
  • Aug 7

    50 Free Safety Audit Checklist

    50 Free Safety Audit Checklist
    Why safety audits are important Workplace safety is an organization’s ethical responsibility and an organization’s management is expected to step-up to make sure that all the  organization’s facilities are safe for…
Rank this Week: 4787

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 9

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep
                                               Are Limited Scope Retainers Right for Everyone? You may feel that you have a strong case.…
  • Mar 2

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?
    I often have clients that ask, is it really necessary to get a travel consent letter? The short answer is yes. Unless you want to take the risk of having your beautifully planned trip ruined, then yes. It can be a small bothersome task to…
  • Feb 2

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.
    You can be self-represented and sue the CAS but I recommend that you hire a Lawyer on a limited scope retainer to assist you with preparing your Statement of Claim. You may also consider hiring a litigation coach on a limited scope retainer…
Rank this Week: 3674