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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/
Rank this Week: 623

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 1

    Legal Update: DOJ announces near doubling of FCA penaltie

    Legal Update: DOJ announces near doubling of FCA penaltie
    The DOJ has confirmed that the amount of False Claims Act civil penalties is set to nearly double following recent updates to FCA regulations.  This increase was made pursuant to Congress’ 2015 amendment to the Federal Civil…
  • Jul 1

    OIG finds ED drug-discount program would not trigger kickback sanction

    OIG finds ED drug-discount program would not trigger kickback sanction
    On June 27, 2016, the OIG posted Advisory Opinion No. 16-07 stating that an erectile dysfunction (ED) drug manufacturer would not face sanctions for a planned discount-card promotion for the drug. The OIG found that the fraud-prevention…
  • Jun 29

    CMS proposes rule regarding changes to Medicare appeals procedure

    CMS proposes rule regarding changes to Medicare appeals procedure
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has promulgated a proposed rule that makes numerous revisions to the appeals process for Medicare claims. If finalized, this proposed rule will mainly clarify the existing regulations…
Rank this Week: 3147

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    A Tale of Two Merger Reviews: Merger of Canadian Companies Cleared by Competition Bureau but Challenged by U.S. Federal Trade Commission

    A Tale of Two Merger Reviews: Merger of Canadian Companies Cleared by Competition Bureau but Challenged by U.S. Federal Trade Commission
    Guest post by John Bodrug & Anita Banicevic Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP July 1, 2016 On June 28, 2016, Canada’s Competition Bureau announced that it had cleared Superior Plus Corporation’s acquisition of Canexus…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition June 20, 2016 This update discusses the Competition Tribunal’s recent Kobo decision, which clarifies the substantive requirements for consent agreements.  This update…
  • Jun 2

    Responding to Online Brand Attack

    Responding to Online Brand Attack
    June 2, 2016 Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law) Online threats to commercial reputations are on the rise. These include “attack sites”, “gripe sites” (e.g., RipOff Report), cyber-libel via social media, domain name…
Rank this Week: 1469

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
  • Jul 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/RGxlpg34t4 -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/ZnFkM5BnB0 -> Landmark Piracy Trial Suspended Pending EU Ruling – TorrentFreak…
  • Jun 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29
    Lengthy judgement on authorship in computer programs Andrews v. McHale https://t.co/T7FyYxjKSn -> Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud computing paper https://t.co/WwB8uvlZqS -> Aquazzura sues Steve Madden over…
  • Jun 29

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist
    Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to…
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • Jul 1

    Happy Dominion Day

    Happy Dominion Day
    or Happy Canada Day as the kids like to call it these days.
  • Jun 29

    Admin Law Masquerading as Causation

    Admin Law Masquerading as Causation
    And now he has two (majority judgments)! Justice Brown issued his second judgment (yes, I am keeping count) on behalf of seven colleagues in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority . The case is…
  • Jun 29

    Libertarians and Brexit

    Libertarians and Brexit
    Many libertarians were for Brexit. Ilya Somin discusses the libertarian cases for and against Brexit, and pivots on McGill's top political scientist and libertarian scholar Jacob Levy's piece against (or perhaps not for) Brexit. Here is also…
Rank this Week: 1590

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 30

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1
      If you think all lawyers are rich, you’d be wrong. Money Inc. reports that the average salary for lawyers in the United States is $133,000 per year. The average for Canadian lawyers is less than that. But there are a group of…
  • Jun 26

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable
    DNA evidence has proven to be a godsend for police investigators and a nightmare for criminals, whose skin, hair, blood, and other bodily fluids can provide damning proof of their involvement in criminal cases, usually involving sexual…
  • Jun 25

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License
    Albert Einstein’s quotes are legion, but one of his most pithy is: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Along the same line, Judge Judy once remarked…
Rank this Week: 737

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai soundly beats experienced fighter jet pilots in simulation. powered by a raspberry pi. impressive. https://t.co/FY6PZijR9n 2016-06-30 helpful security tips if you plan on traveling to the us. https://t.co/F9oY6LwCBn 2016-06-30 [Click on…
  • Jun 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    attackers exploit bug in ethereum programming language to withdraw $50 million from the dao. yikes. https://t.co/MbKi5GOC37 2016-06-20 wow. supercell games acquired by tencent for $10 billion. https://t.co/sYQwaajBZQ 2016-06-22 [Click on…
  • Jun 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    citigroup sues at&t over use of the word "thanks". millions of canadians visiting the us now at risk. https://t.co/OUbLU0diqX 2016-06-10 gawker media files for bankruptcy; says it's the result of thiel-backed lawsuits.…
Rank this Week: 4043

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/
  • Jun 30

    The Integrated Accessibility Standards Gets a Makeover

    The Integrated Accessibility Standards Gets a Makeover
    On July 1, 2016, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service officially joins force with the Integrated Accessibility Standards, O. Reg 191/11 (“IASR”)  under the Accessibility for Ontarians Act (“AODA”).…
  • Jun 30

    “Brexit” – Employment Law Implication

    “Brexit” – Employment Law Implication
    On 23 June 2016, voters in the UK referendum chose to leave the European Union. Exit from the EU will require the government to make a formal application under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.  This provides for a period of…
  • Jun 28

    A watershed case on the frontiers of union turf

    A watershed case on the frontiers of union turf
    Earlier this month, a unanimous Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision that is set to lay the landscape for the interpretation of union eligibility rules into the future.[1] In its reasons, the Full Bench provided…
Rank this Week: 954

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/
  • Jun 30

    Disputed Injury Diagnosis – Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other…

    Disputed Injury Diagnosis – Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other…
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, making the common sense finding that the debate over diagnosis is not nearly as important in a personal injury lawsuit as whether symptoms are tied to the…
  • Jun 28

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination
    Although there are conflicting authorities on the subject in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding it is not appropriate for a Court to order a Plaintiff to sign a…
  • Jun 27

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $80,000 for a permanent,…
Rank this Week: 89

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
  • Jun 14

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale

    TransCanada pipeline easement beneath swimming pool nixes property sale
    The Plaintiffs in this case wanted to sell their residential property.  They listed the property for sale and the Defendant agreed to purchase it for $1,685,000.  The Agreement of Purchase and Sale was dated August 25, 2014 and the…
Rank this Week: 1026

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex

    Updated Research Guides From GlobaLex
    GlobaLex, the electronic collection created by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law, recently updated some of its research guides: Comparative Law: "What is meant by comparative law? In the strict…
  • Jun 30

    Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development

    Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development
    The Spring 2016 issue of Law Library Journal, a publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, has a feature article on The Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development : "Many academic libraries…
  • Jun 29

    Statistics Canada Report on Victimization of Aboriginal People

    Statistics Canada Report on Victimization of Aboriginal People
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a report on Victimization of Aboriginal people in Canada, 2014: "While violence involving Aboriginal people has been the focus of social policy and research for quite some time, their…
Rank this Week: 592

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 30

    July 1 Changes to AODA Customer Service Standard

    July 1 Changes to AODA Customer Service Standard
    Effective July 1, 2016, the Customer Service Standard Regulation will be revoked.  An expanded Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation will include all standards, including customer service requirements. Following public…
  • Jun 23

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter
    One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a reference letter for a stellar employee is easy, the task becomes more…
  • Jun 21

    CPP Expansion

    CPP Expansion
    Retirement savings in this country has been a hot topic of late, and yesterday evening in Vancouver the federal government and (most of) the provinces announced that they have reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The deal must be…
Rank this Week: 783

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 30

    Goliath v Jury - Google's Use of Java APIs Fair Use, Says Jury

    Goliath v Jury - Google's Use of Java APIs Fair Use, Says Jury
    The fight between Google and Oracle over the Java platform, specially the API (Application programming interface) for the program and its copyright protection, has been raging for what feels like aeons. This blog has discussed the Court of…
  • Jun 21

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New
    Information can be very time-sensitive, and that very sensitivity can make it all the more valuable in areas of commerce or activity where quickness is king. The value of stocks can change in an instant, the betting odds of a match adjusted…
  • Jun 16

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application
    Since the Supreme Court's decision in Trunki, which this writer somewhat disagreed with, there has been some uncertainty as to the place of designs in the UK, particularly in relation to the question of lack of ornamentation and the…
Rank this Week: 2553

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/
  • Jun 30

    Are private placements the next poison pill?

    Are private placements the next poison pill?
    The recent amendments to Canada’s takeover bid regime may have rendered the shareholder rights plan or “poison pill” – traditionally the most powerful weapon in a board’s arsenal of defensive tactics –…
  • Jun 28

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe
    We have previously reported on human capital considerations in M&A transactions; in this post we consider how corporate culture affects a deal’s possibility of success. While qualitative considerations often sit on the backburner in…
  • Jun 21

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
Rank this Week: 3149

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 30

    Logistics no excuse for unconstitutional delay: SCC

    Logistics no excuse for unconstitutional delay: SCC
    In a surprisingly cut-and-dried decision, the Supreme Court of Canada wasted little ink — just 12 paragraphs — in overturning an appeal court decision out of Alberta that ignored the defendant’s right to be tried within a…
  • Jun 30

    Legal news roundup - June 30, 2016

    Legal news roundup - June 30, 2016
    Canada Shooting victim from 2012 election shot through heart, both lungs: pathologist, Canadian Press Two people charged in hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo, Canadian Press Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision in…
  • Jun 29

    Ontario appeal court upholds law society rejection of TWU law school

    Ontario appeal court upholds law society rejection of TWU law school
    Once again, Trinity Western University has received a firm “no” from the courts in its bid to have its proposed law school accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Ontario Court of Appeal today unanimously dismissed the…
Rank this Week: 67

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4109

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 Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax
    We have been trying to raise awareness to make Halifax a safer city for our pedestrians. See for example Mark Raftus’ recent article: Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Ideas Petition to Lower Speed Limit on Spring Garden…
  • May 15

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike
    Avoid vacation litigation nightmares. One of my pet peeves is they way many resort owners in Mexico and the Caribbean have structured their operations to shield themselves from liability for injuries they cause to their guests through their…
  • Feb 16

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrians will be pleased to hear there are new and innovative ideas emerging to make foot travel safer. In three prior blog posts I have recommended increased vigilance on the part of both pedestrians and car drivers as…
Rank this Week: 1629

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Thursday June 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Will sand EstatesA video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 30, 2016 at 6:36am PDTEstate property over $200,000 is divided between the…
  • Jun 29

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 29, 2016 at 6:28am PDTOntario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction…
  • Jun 28

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday June 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTMany custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now…
Rank this Week: 175

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 30

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Jun 30

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement
    The Manitoba government has responded to the agreement in principle to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) concluded June 20, 2016. Manitoba’s Finance Minister Cameron Friesen wants all provincial and federal finance ministers to take…
  • Jun 30

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology
    Most ADR practitioners know of the contributions of Carrie Menkel-Meadow [Note 1] to the conflict resolution field. She is a “founder” of the US “ADR” movement and continues to deepen and strengthen our global…
Rank this Week: 74

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 30

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight
    You have an emotional connection to your late grandfather’s cottage. Your mother and your grandfather’s estate trustees hate each other. You don’t think that they will treat you fairly if you want to buy the cottage. Is this…
  • Jun 29

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?
    A frequent dilemma is the senior who is determined to remain living alone at home despite concerns that it may no longer be safe. What can one do about it? The first step is to enquire if there are power of attorney (POA) for property and…
  • Jun 28

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION
    Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on the tax consequences that may result from implementing an estate planning or income splitting arrangement which involves the issuance of shares that entitled the…
Rank this Week: 4070

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3718

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3028

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Jun 29

    Les brevets morts-vivant

    Les brevets morts-vivant
    Un client très actif dans le démarrage de nouvelles entreprises technologiques revenait d’un congrès aux États-Unis. Lui, et certains membres du CA d’une de ses startups, avaient assisté à…
  • Jun 27

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe
    Dans la foulée du référendum britannique, le mot « Brexit » était sur toutes les lèvres la fin de semaine passée. Les gestionnaires de propriété intellectuelle se demandent…
  • Jun 22

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT
    C’est avec plaisir que je vous donne des nouvelles sur l’alignement de la Loi des brevets du Canada avec le PLT. Un petit rappel : le PLT, le « Patent Law Treaty », est un traité mis en place pour…
Rank this Week: 3153

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/
Rank this Week: 3926

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card

    Renewing Your Permanent Resident Card
    A permanent resident card is subject to maintenance.  Like an automobile, the amount of maintenance depends on how the card is being used.  For example, if you obtained permanent residency in Canada and then never left Canada for…
  • Jun 15

    The Quebec Investor Program

    The Quebec Investor Program
    The Quebec Investor Program is the only remaining investor program that is still accepting applications for Canadian immigration.  By contrast, the federal government cancelled its investor program on June 19 2014. The intake period for…
  • Jun 1

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada
    There is often a chain of immigration that has its origins in one individual, perhaps named Bob, or Bilal, or Bhavik, or Bao, or Boris (hereinafter “Bob”).  Bob may have immigrated to Canada as a skilled worker.  Bob…
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Jun 29

    Brexit: The Continued Application of the GDPR

    Brexit: The Continued Application of the GDPR
    On Friday, June 24, the UK electorate voted through a referendum to leave the European Union by a 52% majority. The mechanics of leaving the European Union will be complex, given that the referendum question did not spell out what…
  • Jun 24

    Privacy Shield Framework Sees Changes, EU Vote Expected in July 2016

    Privacy Shield Framework Sees Changes, EU Vote Expected in July 2016
    The United States and the European Union reportedly have agreed on changes to the EU-US Privacy Shield. A revised agreement has been sent to EU Member States, and a vote is expected to be held early next month, in early July 2016. If approved…
  • Jun 17

    Final CISA Guidance for Cybersecurity Information Sharing Published

    Final CISA Guidance for Cybersecurity Information Sharing Published
    On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Department of Justice issued Final Procedures Related to the Receipt of Cyber Threat Indicators and Defensive Measures by the Federal Government (“Final…
Rank this Week: 2245

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario

    Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario
    Recently, contingency fee agreements in Ontario for personal injury cases have come under attack. Seeing this sort of news is very disappointing and disheartening. A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal on this issue was…
  • Jun 21

    Victim of Crime in Ontario? Head to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

    Victim of Crime in Ontario? Head to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is a government body which awards compensation to victims of crime and their families following a criminal act. It’s an important tribunal because for many victims of crime, it’s the…
  • Jun 15

    Should I return to work after my Long Term Disability Claim or Car Accident (Ontario)

    Should I return to work after my Long Term Disability Claim or Car Accident (Ontario)
    A number of our clients ask our lawyers whether or not they should try returning to work after they’ve been denied Long Term Disability Benefits, denied Income Replacement Benefits, denied CPP Disability Benefits, or are simply…
Rank this Week: 382

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1305

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jun 28

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016
    Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law.  This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.  Volume 40-6  July /…
  • Jun 21

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director
    Effective July 1, 2016, Jeff Surtees joins the Center for Public Legal Education Alberta as Executive Director. Jeff grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he attained his Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Juris Doctor degrees. …
  • May 10

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee
    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees If you were evacuated from Fort McMurray due to the wildfires, consult the following resources for more information during this difficult time Emergency Updates Website (Government of Alberta)…
Rank this Week: 3427

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?
    June 28 2016 Crazy week in Britain, huh. Among the most amazing things about the Brexit result, in my mind, is that such a momentous decision was left to be decided by a simply majority of ballots cast.  Approximately 52% of ballots…
  • Jun 7

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer
    I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim report will be…
  • May 31

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
Rank this Week: 4977

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/
  • Jun 28

    WIT: The Impact of Job Automation on Women in Tech

    WIT: The Impact of Job Automation on Women in Tech
    Machines are taking our jobs. Researchers at Oxford have analyzed the skill sets required for more than 700 jobs to determine which of them will be most susceptible to automation. They concluded that in the next few decades, over 47% of the…
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?
    Guest Post by my colleague, Simone Ostrowski Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn recently announced that Microsoft will soon acquire LinkedIn in a transaction valued at $26.2 billion – click here for the company’s announcement.…
  • Jun 17

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July
    This summer, our firm will be hosting a booth at the 2016 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC).  We’re excited to connect with many of the 15,000 MS partners from around the globe who will be coming to Toronto…
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Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 28

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record
    In a recent case, Wu v. CCC, a condominium unit owner sued the condominium corporation after the corporation refused to provide the owner with the e-mail addresses of all of the unit owners. The owner claimed that the corporation had breached…
  • Jun 21

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit
    In a recent case, YCC No. 922 v. Lu, the owners of a condominium unit were ordered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to permit the condominium corporation to enter the unit for the purpose of inspecting and repairing damage to the unit…
  • Jun 14

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation
    Canada’s Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has launched an investigation relating to the supply of renovation/contracting services to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. The Bureau obtained a court order compelling…
Rank this Week: 612

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 28

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection
    The centerpiece of Canada's 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the "notice-and-notice" system that seeks to balance the interests of copyright holders, the privacy rights of Internet users, and the legal…
  • Jun 28

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2016 as How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy The centerpiece of Canada’s 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the…
  • Jun 23

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule
    In recent weeks, there has been some media coverage claiming that Canadian educational materials are disappearing in the face of copyright fair dealing rules. For example, several weeks ago, Globe and Mail writer Kate Taylor wrote a column on…
Rank this Week: 2801

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
  • Jun 17

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bills, which have been introduced previously, have been acted upon by the General Assembly since the last Legislative Activity Update: PA Senate Bill 279 – Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Advisory Council Act…
Rank this Week: 2265

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 4371

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 886

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/
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
Rank this Week: 273

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 212

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Lessons Learned in Mobile EHS Auditing

    Lessons Learned in Mobile EHS Auditing
    Mobile auditing for environmental, health and safety and quality issues is only growing in popularity. Working with organizations in a variety of industries – from food manufacturing to oil and gas – we have a learned a great deal…
  • Jun 17

    ISO 50001 Legal Regisers for Energy Management

    ISO 50001 Legal Regisers for Energy Management
    Did you know that ISO 50001 Standard for energy management requires you to maintain a legal register, similar to ISO 14001? From Wikipedia: Check: An energy management system requires a process for compliance and valuation of energy-related…
  • Jun 7

    Participate in National Safety Month with Nimonik’s Machine Safety Checklist

    Participate in National Safety Month with Nimonik’s Machine Safety Checklist
    June is National Safety Month and Nimonik’s machine guarding checklists provide a simple way to improve safety in the workplace. Every year, an estimated 800 deaths, and 18,000 permanent injuries occur as a result of unsafe machinery…
Rank this Week: 3825

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for.  Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them.  While there are lots of scams out…
  • May 18

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire
    I attended an event last night where Duncan Stewart of Deloitte talked about their TMT predictions for 2016. It reinforced for me that the future of tech and what it will do for us is potentially awesome.  But also at the same time the…
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
Rank this Week: 2881

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
Rank this Week: 2138

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: 1291

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jun 20

    New Books at the Law Library – June 20, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 20, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE7105 .T47 2012 Ben J.M. Terra & Peter J. Wattel, European Tax Law, 6th ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PR6057.A623 O43 2006 Jane Gardam, Old Filth…
  • Jun 13

    New Books at the Law Library – June 13, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 13, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KJE945 .C73 2015 Paul Craig & Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, 6th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PR9262.E86…
  • Jun 6

    New Books at the Law Library – June 6, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 6, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HF3228.E97 V3613 2016 Xavier Van Overmeire & Nadiya Nychay, The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU: An Overview (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3275…
Rank this Week: 3808

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
  • Jun 20

    LégisQuébec Collection of Quebec Statutes and Regulations Now Available Free

    LégisQuébec Collection of Quebec Statutes and Regulations Now Available Free
    LégisQuébec, the website that contains the official versions of Quebec laws and regulations and which used to require a subscription to access, is now available free on the web. Of course, the site is available in both French…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Acquisitions, June 13 – June 20, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, June 13 – June 20, 2016
    70 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 50 from 2016: K 123 S54 2016 A theory of mediators' ethics : foundations, rationale, and application Cambridge University Press, 2016 xxxi, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K…
  • Jun 17

    Legal Resources on the Brexit

    Legal Resources on the Brexit
    The United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum, also known as the EU referendum or Brexit referendum (because of the potential exit of Britain from the EU), is a plebiscite scheduled to take place in the United…
Rank this Week: 1021

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/
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
  • Jun 11

    Wong v. Chong Estate

    Wong v. Chong Estate
    The law with respect to joint tenancy in British Columbia is nuanced. The basic idea is that if property is held in a joint tenancy between two people, on the death of one, the title passes to the survivor. But if one of the joint tenants…
  • May 30

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.
    I am pleased to announce the association of Ken M.  Kramer Q.C.  and his firm KMK Law Corporation with our law firm, Sabey Rule LLP.  Ken is a senior lawyer and founder and principal of KMK Law Corporation, a boutique law firm…
Rank this Week: 1092