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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/
  • Jul 21

    Pleased to have made the Personal Finance Guru list

    Pleased to have made the Personal Finance Guru list
    Thanks to Cory Papineau for including me in his Top 25 Personal Finance Gurus in Canada list! I'm honoured to be on this list along with so many people that I respect and admire. "Here are my top 25 Personal Finance Gurus in Canada (no…
  • Jul 15

    Editor-in-chief runs for mayor of Vancouver

    Editor-in-chief runs for mayor of Vancouver
    I would like to introduce my west coast readers to Kirk Lapointe, who is the publisher and editor-in-chief at the company that  has published five of my books. Kirk has announced his intention to run for mayor of Vancouver. I can't vote for…
  • Jul 14

    Nine estate planning tips to avoid family strife

    Nine estate planning tips to avoid family strife
    Since avoiding family strife is one of the key goals of all the estate planning I do, my attention was caught immediately by the title of this article from www.wealthmanagement.com. The nine tips on the list are all very good suggestions.…
Rank this Week: 862

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 21

    Prostitution Law

    Prostitution Law
    Did you know that prostitution was legal in Rhode Island (please no family guy jokes) from 2003 to 2009. I didn't either. It turns out that there was mayhem and chaos just like what Canada has been experiencing since the...
  • Jul 21

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON
    It has been a few years now, and sadly the pace of asset forefeiture cases in Canada seem to be heading towards their American counterparts examples. The courts, or at least some of them, have not been so readily accepting...
  • Jul 21

    Big Changes in AB

    Big Changes in AB
    Small claims jumps tp $50,000 and landlord-tenant disputes move to administrative tribunal. This plus more here.
Rank this Week: 911

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter June 2014 Issue

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter June 2014 Issue
    The June 2014 issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), is available on line.The theme of the issue is marketing libraries.
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of July 1st to 15th, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials from…
  • Jul 17

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Global Legal Research Intern Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Global Legal Research Intern Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Montreal-born Jessica…
Rank this Week: 1919

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 21

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.
    Taking over the world in crisp robes: 10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice. Being a new lawyer is challenging.  Whether you are working as an associate or starting […]by Sean Robichaud The post 10 tips for new…
  • Jul 18

    Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level

    Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level
    DISINCENTIVES TOWARDS INNOCENCE: A LOOK AT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS IN THE ONTARIO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (Sean Robichaud, 2004)*  * This is an older paper written many years ago.  However, it […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
  • Jul 9

    The impossible task of marketing a criminal law firm or lawyer

    The impossible task of marketing a criminal law firm or lawyer
    I would rather sell space heaters to snowmen: the impossible task of marketing a criminal lawyer’s service. Over the weekend I went to the Whitewater micro brewery in Beachburg, […]by Sean Robichaud The post The impossible…
Rank this Week: 2877

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Prominent Quebec City lawyer ‘saw that the future was with business’

    Prominent Quebec City lawyer ‘saw that the future was with business’
    Jacques de Billy, who was born about three years after the firm that now carries his family’s name came into being, died last week at the age of 98.“He was the principal engineer of the firm in Quebec City,” says Pierre…
  • Jul 21

    News Roundup - July 21, 2014

    News Roundup - July 21, 2014
    CanadaCitizenship and Immigration Canada employee facing criminal charges for selling passports, The National PostFormer Vancouver RCMP officer found guilty for faking paternity test, The Vancouver SunCalgary lawyer disbarred for misconduct,…
  • Jul 18

    Court approves law firm’s ethical screen

    Court approves law firm’s ethical screen
    When a lawyer for an opposing party joined its firm, Lloyd Burns McInnis LLP faced a real possibility of removal from a case due to a conflict of interest. But in an exemplary case of a timely ethical screen, the firm was allowed to stay on…
Rank this Week: 82

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page

    Schedule Google Calendar Events Directly From Your Google Search Page
    Very slick!(via Search Engine Land)
  • Jul 17

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge

    Lawrence Koplow on Arizona DUI Charge
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow, a Phoenix DUI lawyer, was consulted for an article on azcentral.com, West Valley police get new DUI enforcement tools, on what penalties drivers can face if charged with DUI in Arizona.
  • Jun 10

    What kind of library user are you?

    What kind of library user are you?
    Neat quiz from PewResearch Internet Project:"Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and…
Rank this Week: 4772

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

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

    New Books at the Law Library – July 21, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 21, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K487.G45 E97 2014 Irus Braverman et al., eds., The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography (Stanford: Stanford Law Books, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD5020 .L44 2014 Shaunnaugh Dorsett & John McLaren, eds.,…
  • Jul 14

    New Books at the Law Library – July 14, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 14, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: E92 .A74 2014 Michael Asch, On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1420.5 .H33 2014 Blayne Haggart, Copyfight: The Global…
  • Jul 7

    New Books at the Law Library – July 7, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – July 7, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): David Phillip Jones & Anne S. de Villars, Principles of Administrative Law, 6th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2) & LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KF156…
Rank this Week: 4700

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jul 21

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law
    Ontario’s government introduced workplace legislation on July 16, 2014 that would affect five labour and employment statutes in the province. Significant changes that are proposed in the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act,…
  • Jul 15

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…
    As if employers needed one, we now have yet another decision invalidating a termination provision for failure to comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”): Miller v. A.B.M. Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC…
  • Jul 4

    Ontario’s New Human Rights Policy

    Ontario’s New Human Rights Policy
    In mid-June, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy entitled “The Policy on Preventing Discrimination Based on Mental Health Disabilities and Addictions” (the “Disability Policy”), which builds on…
Rank this Week: 3048

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 21

    Northern Gateway: Approval Without First Nations Consent Violates International Law

    Northern Gateway: Approval Without First Nations Consent Violates International Law
    There has been much debate about the federal government’s decision on June 17th to give a green light to the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project. And there is obviously much more ahead. This will certainly be a summer of…
  • Jul 21

    #Cbafutureschat Recap: Lawyers Learning to Play With Other

    #Cbafutureschat Recap: Lawyers Learning to Play With Other
    No matter the sport – from soccer to debate club – a team will get nowhere if all its players are specialists in the same position. But just as there’s no “I” in team, there’s no team in a law firm –…
  • Jul 21

    Conflicts Rules Leave Room for (Careful) Collegiality

    Conflicts Rules Leave Room for (Careful) Collegiality
    Consulting with more experienced colleagues to confirm that you’re on the right track in resolving a problem is natural and commendable in any profession. Working in isolation is inefficient, and leads to preventable errors. Without…
Rank this Week: 94

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: First Nations issue eviction notice to City of Vancouver at city park Decades-old hedge target of suspected ‘vexatious’…
  • Jul 17

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter:Suit Seeks to Establish Right to Record New York Police OfficersConservatives amending bill to outlaw prostitution near daycares, schools and…
  • Jul 16

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 16, 2014:The Laws of 2014 FIFA World Cup – SlawGoogle+ apologizes and rescinds real-name requirement for users Judge urged to preserve accounts of…
Rank this Week: 203

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 927

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 21

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument
    The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file read our written argument of why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than…
  • Jul 18

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan would invest $252 million over five years in “securing ecologically sensitive lands,”…
  • Jul 18

    Federal Government “Celebrates” National Conservation Plan

    Federal Government “Celebrates” National Conservation Plan
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan essentially involves throwing lots of money ($252 million over five years) at “securing ecologically sensitive…
Rank this Week: 1006

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jul 21

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?
    The recent decision in Advanced Explorations Inc. v. Storm Capital Corp. dealt with the question of whether an arbitral tribunal has the authority to decide an issue arising out of a statutory regime over which a regulatory tribunal has…
  • Jun 29

    When May A Mareva Injunction Be Issued To Enforce An International Commercial Arbitration Award?

    When May A Mareva Injunction Be Issued To Enforce An International Commercial Arbitration Award?
    In Sociedade-de-Fomento Industrial Private Ltd. v. Pakistan Steel Mills Corp. (Private) Ltd, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently considered the use of a Mareva injunction to enforce an award of an international commercial…
  • Jun 12

    Can A CCAA Order Affect The Priority Of Lienholders?

    Can A CCAA Order Affect The Priority Of Lienholders?
    In Mission Creek Mortgage Ltd. v. New Recreations Ltd., the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently held that a lienholder whose liens had been discharged by an order made under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) upon…
Rank this Week: 1378

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
  • Jul 3

    New Authorization Management System for NimonikApp.com

    New Authorization Management System for NimonikApp.com
    Nimonik is thrilled to announce a new, simpler and more powerful way to manage users on NimonikApp.com. In summary, you now have two levels of users, administrators and General Users. An Administrator can see, edit and delete everything on…
  • Jul 1

    A Few Free Health and Safety Executive Risk Assessment

    A Few Free Health and Safety Executive Risk Assessment
    The following checklists and risk assessment checklists help you and your colleagues identify and control different kinds of risks that you should be aware of. As a responsible company, you must ensure that hazards are avoided and controlled…
Rank this Week: 4755

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

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

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 1567

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/
  • Jul 21

    Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met

    Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met
    The Plaintiff in a Saskatchewan small claims suit alleged that the Defendant applied a substance in the back alley next to his property that caused damage to the Plaintiff's lawn.  The judge hearing the case was satisfied on a balance of…
  • Jul 18

    Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal

    Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal
    In Ontario, the Farm Implements Act provides for the investigation and mediation of disputes related to the sale of farm equipment; where mediation fails, the dispute can be put to the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal for a…
  • Jul 17

    Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle

    Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle
    Farmer D was convicted of stealing cattle contrary to Section 338(2) of the Criminal Code and of fraudulently making a false or counterfeit mark on cattle contrary to Section 338(1)(b)(ii) of the Code.  D acknowledged at trial that he…
Rank this Week: 4135

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 21

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board
    On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet – Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D.2 (Internet – User-Generated Content). The years covered by the tariffs are…
  • Jul 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Jul 20

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19
    350k damages awarded for Internet defamation Sagman v. Politi, 2014 ONSC 4183 (CanLII) http://t.co/Ju8EL7RX1v -> Damages for breach of confidence and conversion awarded IMAX Corp. v. Trotum Systems Inc., 2014 ONSC 3863…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
  • Jul 8

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question
    As I noted last week, the University of Windsor threatened to impose new terms and conditions of employment on its unionized faculty if a deal wasn’t reached by 12.01 a.m. on  July 8.  That date has now passed, but the…
  • Jul 8

    Sneak Peek at Cover of My Forthcoming Book: The Law of Work

    Sneak Peek at Cover of My Forthcoming Book: The Law of Work
    Those of you who know me, know that I’ve been working on a new book called The Law of Work.  It will be published by Emond Montgomery.  Below  is a copy of the cover for the first three parts of the book. Check out…
Rank this Week: 1028

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jul 21

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case
    A little less than a month ago, I wrote about Summary Judgment, Retirement and Statutory Severance Pay and the Ontario case of Kimball v Windsor Raceway Inc, 2014 ONSC 3286 (CanLII). This is not the first time I have written about this on…
  • Jul 18

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?
    Answering this question is, sometimes, not easy. The issue was most recently discussed by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Geddes v Silvestri Holdings Inc, 2014 ABQB 416 (CanLII), a case in which the court was required to…
  • Jul 7

    Developments at the Ontario Human Rights Commission

    Developments at the Ontario Human Rights Commission
    The Ontario Human Rights Code was significantly amended in 2008 and with it the role and mandate of the Ontario Human Rights Commission was fundamentally altered to one of, largely, public education. June was a busy month at the Commission…
Rank this Week: 906

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
  • Jul 21

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014
    37 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 28 from 2014: Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,… Dhawan, Nikita,, Kumar, Navneet, JC 571 D42 2014 Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,…
  • Jul 18

    Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals – Now Online!

    Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals – Now Online!
    The Osgoode Library now has access to the online version of this important series of international criminal law reports. Access is available to all members of the York University community via Passport York and no username/password is…
  • Jul 17

    82 new LLMC Digital titles have been…

    82 new LLMC Digital titles have been added to the library catalogue. Access to the LLMC Digital database is available here. “LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries, is dedicated to – and passionate about – its twin…
Rank this Week: 2032

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jul 21

    Revoking a Notarial Will: Destruction of a Certified Copy is not Enough

    Revoking a Notarial Will: Destruction of a Certified Copy is not Enough
    Unique among Canadian provinces, Quebec recognizes a third type of Will in addition to Formal and Holograph Wills: Notarial Wills.  We have previously blogged about Notarial Wills here.  A Notarial Will is drawn up by a notary, and…
  • Jul 18

    When It Comes To Costs, Location Matter

    When It Comes To Costs, Location Matter
    In recent costs ruling, a Kingston court considered a claim for costs by out-of-town counsel.  The court concluded that the losing party should only pay costs based on what local counsel would charge. The issue on the motion was the…
  • Jul 17

    Canadian Alzheimer’s Study Finds Gene That Delays Onset of Alzheimer’

    Canadian Alzheimer’s Study Finds Gene That Delays Onset of Alzheimer’
    An exciting recent Canadian study has found a genetic variation that delays the onset of Alzheimer’s by as much as four years. The study, undertaken by Judes Poirier and his team at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and…
Rank this Week: 109

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?
    Annex 1 Annex 2 In 2012, more than a few eyes on both sides of the pond were raised when a brilliant young recently appointed judge named Colin Birss of the Patents County Court in England ruled that the picture called “Annex…
  • Jul 11

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP
    I was honoured on July 9, 2014 to participate with Michael Geist and others in an event organized by  EFF and its partners in the Our Fair Deal coalition to brief invited TPP negotiators about key certain key copyright issues…
  • Jul 3

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC
    The Federal Court of Appeal on June 27, 2014 has given its judgments in Catherine Leuthold’s two uphill appeals in case about which I have written earlier at length. Spoiler alert. Not surprisingly, she also lost on the appeals.…
Rank this Week: 183

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

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

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program
    By Isabelle Dongier As we have repeatedly reported, there have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past 18 months. Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations were introduced in December 2013 to…
  • Jul 13

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou
    By Chuck Harrison In a recent Canadian case, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board addressed whether privacy rights entitle an employee disciplined for serious misconduct to remain anonymous in an arbitration award. An employee of…
  • Jul 6

    A not-so-constructive constructive dismissal decision

    A not-so-constructive constructive dismissal decision
    By Fréderic Parisien A Canadian employee may claim that his or her employment is constructively dismissed when his or her employer makes a unilateral change to a fundamental term or condition of employment without appropriate notice.…
Rank this Week: 785

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Your Tax Dollars are Subsidizing Someone Else’s Litigation!

    Your Tax Dollars are Subsidizing Someone Else’s Litigation!
    …Fees the parties pay to the courts cover part of the cost of litigation, but the remainder is funded by various levels of government, which ultimately comes from the taxpayer. …It makes sense for government to fund the criminal…
  • Jun 16

    eQuibbly Online Arbitration Questions & Concerns Answered

    eQuibbly Online Arbitration Questions & Concerns Answered
      Who arbitrates the cases on eQuibbly? Arbitrations are conducted and decided by former court Judges with years of experience presiding over civil cases in American courts of law. The Judges have retired from their official duties and…
  • Jun 10

    Small Claims Court Rules Example

    Small Claims Court Rules Example
    Here is an example of the rules you will have to sift through to find out what you need to do, and how to do it, when you want to resolve a dispute in small claims court. This example is Florida’s Small Claims Rules, however most…
Rank this Week: 874

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jul 20

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive
    In its recent decision in Eisenhower Medical Center v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 4th 430 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal of California, Fourth District, had occasion to consider whether a medical facility’s…
  • Jul 11

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter
    TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP’s Cyber Law Blog previously discussed various aspects of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (“Wyndham”) under Section 5…
  • Jun 19

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule
    The following article was written by my friend Charlie E. Bernier, Esquire of ECBM, L.P. in Conshohocken, PA. Charlie serves as the Principal Consultant in ECBM’s Lawyers Professional Liability Division. Thanks…
Rank this Week: 3541

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 801

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/
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
  • Jul 12

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed
    One of the changes in procedure in the new probate rules is that when you apply for an estate grant in British Columbia, you now have to give notice to beneficiaries and those who would be entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased had…
  • Jul 5

    Eckford v. Vanderwood

    Eckford v. Vanderwood
    A lot can happen between the time of the death of a spouse or parent and a trial of a wills variation claim. What happens if the court finds that the deceased’s made an adequate provision for his spouse at the time of death, but there…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 177

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/
  • Jul 18

    CSA intend to publish national rule for clearing agencie

    CSA intend to publish national rule for clearing agencie
    Alix d'Anglejan-Chatillon - The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released an update on the proposed local rules designed to set out certain requirements in relation to the application process for seeking recognition as a…
  • Jul 18

    CSA adopt changes to auditor oversight rule

    CSA adopt changes to auditor oversight rule
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released changes to auditor oversight rules designed to enhance the integrity of financial reporting by reporting issuers by repealing and replacing National Instrument 52-108 Auditor…
  • Jul 18

    IIROC studying whether to change proficiency assurance model

    IIROC studying whether to change proficiency assurance model
    IIROC yesterday released a notice intended to initiate a consultation process to consider whether the existing proficiency assurance model best serves the public interest and meets the needs of IIROC and the industry. IIROC's…
Rank this Week: 3769

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
  • Jul 18

    Deemed Reliance in the U.S. Supreme Court

    Deemed Reliance in the U.S. Supreme Court
    By Eric Block, Andrew Matheson, Dana Peebles and Stephanie Sugar The following post on the Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Deemed Reliance in the U.S. Supreme Court. On June 23, 2014 the…
  • Jul 15

    Halliburton: Deepening the Divide Between Certification of US and Canadian Securities Class Action

    Halliburton: Deepening the Divide Between Certification of US and Canadian Securities Class Action
    By Laurie Baptiste Everyone has been talking about the recent decision from the US Supreme Court in Halliburton Co v Erica P. John Fund Inc (Halliburton) and its rulings regarding the “fraud on the market” doctrine in US…
  • Jul 15

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches. Will the Supreme Court of Canada Follow?

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches. Will the Supreme Court of Canada Follow?
    By Marlon Hylton Lower courts in both Canada and the US have been deeply divided on the application of their respective Supreme Courts’ precedents on whether the police need a warrant to search the contents of a smart/cell phone seized…
Rank this Week: 2420

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jul 18

    Can I Get a Mortgage After Declaring Bankruptcy

    Can I Get a Mortgage After Declaring Bankruptcy
    There are no guarantees after bankruptcy – no guarantees about what kind of credit you will qualify for. The answer is that it depends on you. It’s All About Risk Management Bankruptcy or not, a mortgage lender is assesses…
  • Jul 11

    Consumer Proposal or a Second Mortgage – Which Is Better?

    Consumer Proposal or a Second Mortgage – Which Is Better?
    In my opinion, there are very few instances when a second mortgage makes sense. The problem with a second mortgage is the interest. As I write this article, first mortgages rates are between 2 ½ to 4%, while second mortgages usually…
  • Jul 4

    What is a Division 1 Proposal and Who Can File One

    What is a Division 1 Proposal and Who Can File One
    We talk a lot about consumer proposals however the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act offers two discreet options for insolvent individuals who decide that a proposal is the best solution for addressing financial woes but want to…
Rank this Week: 2357

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in
    Posted by Peter RobertsLast year I blogged about a Nanaimo commercial tenant who defeated her landlord’s claim for unpaid rent on the grounds the lease had been fundamentally breached as a result of a pervasive odour.  Neither the…
  • Jul 2

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?
    Posted by Peter RobertsIt is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend.  Sometimes this is done without understanding what it means to be an executor.  Sometimes the ability and…
  • May 9

    Defamation, Corporate News Releases and the Potential Liability of Directors.

    Defamation, Corporate News Releases and the Potential Liability of Directors.
    Posted by Peter RobertsIn 2012, the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a defamation claim over a corporate news release that provided general information about the intended response to a lawsuit.  The case was dismissed on the grounds that…
Rank this Week: 4942

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jul 17

    Communications With Experts: Moore v. Getahun and the Advocates’ Society Report

    Communications With Experts: Moore v. Getahun and the Advocates’ Society Report
    An expert does not draft his/her report in a vacuum. Communication with counsel is required. Ultimately, an expert must provide independent and objective evidence at a hearing. So the question arises as to what amount of communication is…
  • Jul 10

    CRA: Tax treatment of Ponzi scheme investment

    CRA: Tax treatment of Ponzi scheme investment
    We have previously written about court decisions on the tax results arising from taxpayers’ (failed) investments in Ponzi schemes (see our posts on Roszko v. The Queen (2014 TCC 59), Johnson v. The Queen (2011 TCC 54) and (2012 FCA…
  • Jul 9

    Health Quest: Appeal allowed where Crown failed to properly plead assumption

    Health Quest: Appeal allowed where Crown failed to properly plead assumption
    What is the result of the Crown’s failure to properly plead its assumptions in the Reply? This issue was considered by the Tax Court in Health Quest Inc. v. The Queen (2014 TCC 211) in which the Crown’s Reply included…
Rank this Week: 3035

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 2793

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
  • Jul 9

    Disclosure By Developer Binds Condo Purchaser

    Disclosure By Developer Binds Condo Purchaser
    Condominium purchasers often do not read the Disclosure documentation which accompanies their Agreement of Purchase and Sale. The Disclosure documentation is important because it contains information which may have an impact on the use and…
Rank this Week: 562

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Woman dies at Halifax hospital after tour bus crash

    Woman dies at Halifax hospital after tour bus crash
    A 70-year-old woman is dead following a tour bus crash close to Neils Harbour on the Cabot Trail on the afternoon of July 13. Including the driver, there were 21 individuals on the bus at the time of accident. A...
  • Jul 8

    Highway 107 crash injures 1, kills 1

    Highway 107 crash injures 1, kills 1
    One person is dead and at least one other person is injured after a July 4 crash in Nova Scotia on Highway 107. Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to the head-on car accident shortly after 8 p.m. near Lake Echo....
  • Jul 7

    A Commentary Concerning the Enforceability of a Release of Liability

    A Commentary Concerning the Enforceability of a Release of Liability
    In Neidermayer v Charlton, 2014 BCCA 165, the plaintiff, Karen Neidermeyer, was spending time in British Colombia when she was injured in a bus accident. Ms. Neidermeyer and her students were visiting from Singapore, and decided to take part…
Rank this Week: 3556

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
  • Jul 2

    CASL now in force

    CASL now in force
    You may be tired of hearing about CASL, and tired of getting the consent requests that people were sending out before July 1.  The pre July 1 scramble was done because sending an email to request consent is now itself considered…
Rank this Week: 1571

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Jul 17

    Saskatchewan Introduces Ticketing System for Certain Workplace Safety Violation

    Saskatchewan Introduces Ticketing System for Certain Workplace Safety Violation
    As of July 1, 2014, Saskatchewan employers who violate certain occupational health and safety laws may be issued a Summary Offence Ticket, which carry fines ranging from $250 to $1,000, depending on the offence (plus victim…
  • Jul 15

    Reprimands for “violation of basic safety protocols” were not discriminatory

    Reprimands for “violation of basic safety protocols” were not discriminatory
    After failing in a harassment grievance that was based on the Occupational Health and Safety Act, an employee has failed in his bid to persuade the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario that safety-related discipline against him was…
  • Jul 8

    “Disgruntled and aggressive clients” posed safety threat under OHSA

    “Disgruntled and aggressive clients” posed safety threat under OHSA
    An employee who was fired one day after complaining to the Ministry of Labour that she felt threatened by “disgruntled and aggressive clients” was entitled to damages for the retaliatory discharge, the Ontario Labour Relations…
Rank this Week: 1407

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 16

    A Snake in a Suit

    A Snake in a Suit
    New Jersey lawyer Paul Bergrin spent five years working for the “good guys” as a prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey. That is one of the reasons his slide into the ranks of the worst criminals is so astounding. Bergrin then took up a…
  • Jul 14

    DISBARRED- THE SERIES: ALAN EAGLESON

    DISBARRED- THE SERIES: ALAN EAGLESON
    Alan Eagleson graduated from the University of Toronto’s Law School and was a prominent Toronto lawyer and Member of Parliament in Ontario before he began his lengthy career as agent, promoter and hockey guru extraordinaire. His…
  • Jul 11

    What If Lawyers Had Written the Ten Commandments?

    What If Lawyers Had Written the Ten Commandments?
    Here’s a few clever quotes about the learned and noble profession of law: 1. Imagine the appeals, dissents and remands if lawyers had written the Ten Commandments. Harold Bender, Theologian 2. LAWYER: A professional advocate hired to…
Rank this Week: 2132

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
  • Jun 24

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism
    Canada’s new citizenship law received final passage on 2014-06-20 . It includes the ability to revoke citizenship from persons who have dual citizenship and are convicted of serious crimes such as terrorism. The timing of this…
  • Jun 9

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship
    Apparently to Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, immigration lawyers are “activist lawyers” – attempting to drum up business by promoting the interests of convicted terrorists and serious…
Rank this Week: 2186

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Mediation in personal injury actions (Ontario)

    Mediation in personal injury actions (Ontario)
    If you've consulted with a personal injury lawyer, then you've likely heard, or found out that 99% of these sort of claims settle BEFORE trial. One of the tools which lawyers use to foster settlement is called mediation. Mediation is an…
  • Jul 8

    Child safety and protecting your little one in the context of a personal injury claim (Ontario)

    Child safety and protecting your little one in the context of a personal injury claim (Ontario)
    Today I purchased a new car seat for my young one. The amount of safety technology they put in to car seats for little ones is astonishing. I think that an army of engineers and crash collision experts spent years developing the safety…
  • Jul 1

    Understanding your Critical Illness Policy & Litigating Critical Illness Claim

    Understanding your Critical Illness Policy & Litigating Critical Illness Claim
    The idea behind Critical Illness Insurance sounds great. If you suffer from a particular critical illness, then the insurance company will pay you a lump sum. What sort of critical illnesses are covered are defined by the policy. It all…
Rank this Week: 4326

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Jul 14

    Probate Primer

    Probate Primer
    So you’ve been named as the executor of an estate, and you have been told that probate will be required. What can you expect? What is probate, what’s it going to cost and how long will it take? Can you make your own estate plan to…
  • Jun 24

    Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel

    Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel
    While it has been a fairly slow year for “groundbreaking” (bad pun intended) legal decisions in the construction industry, there are a couple of recent decisions which the industry should be aware of.
  • Jun 16

    Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

    Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
    Intoxicants have any number of deleterious consequences in a workplace including effects on performance, the health and safety of others and an employer’s reputation.  It is then no wonder that employers are keen to introduce drug…
Rank this Week: 3600

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jul 14

    LawNow 38-6 Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

    LawNow 38-6 Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape
    The July/August 2014 issue of LawNow has feature articles on Benchmark Cases in Canadian Law and a special report on Aboriginal Law.
  • Jul 10

    New FAQs on Consumer Protection in Alberta

    New FAQs on Consumer Protection in Alberta
    CPLEA has created new Legal FAQs on Consumer Protection to help Albertans understand what the law says about The Fair Trading Act, Collection and Debt Repayment, Cost of Credit Disclosure, and Credit and Personal Reports.
  • Jul 8

    CPLEA talks CASL on Alberta Primetime

    CPLEA talks CASL on Alberta Primetime
    CPLEA lawyer Teresa Mitchell talked to Alberta Primetime about CASL, Canada’s new anti-spam legislation and what charities and non-profits need to know. You can watch Teresa explain CASL and what charities and non-profits…
Rank this Week: 3470

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 989

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers Canadian construction law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/canadian-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 2818