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Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Aug 22

    Recent Acquisitions, August 15 – August 22, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, August 15 – August 22, 2016
    17 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2016: HD 8038 I8 M32 2004 The culture of profession in late Renaissance Italy University of Toronto Press, 2004 xv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K ……
  • Aug 15

    Recent Acquisitions, August 8 – August 15, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, August 8 – August 15, 2016
    25 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 11 from 2016: Passing wealth on death : will-substitutes in comparative… Braun, Alexandra,, Röthel, Anne, K 805 A6 P37 2016 Passing wealth on death :…
  • Aug 8

    Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide on CanLII

    Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide on CanLII
    More great news from CanLII: Fans of the Best Guide Guide to Canadian Legal Research will be pleased to know that the site is now being hosted and updated by CanLII. The Best Guide has been freely available on the … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1615

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 21

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media
    by Megan Rolland In Canada, a recent Ontario arbitration decision serves as a cautionary tale for employers who use social media to interact with customers and clients. As we all know, the rapid growth of social media has changed the way…
  • Aug 14

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?
    by Deanah Shelly You’ve watched True Detective and Law & Order. You’ve seen search warrants in action. The police need them to gather evidence involving murder, illegal drugs, and firearms. But beware! Search warrants can also…
  • Aug 7

    Nonunionized federal employees in Canada insulated from without-cause dismissal

    Nonunionized federal employees in Canada insulated from without-cause dismissal
    by Christopher Pigott A sharply divided Supreme Court of Canada recently overruled the Federal Court of Appeal and held that, subject to narrow exceptions, federal employers are not entitled to terminate nonunionized employees without cause…
Rank this Week: 1260

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/
  • Aug 19

    Living la vida locum

    Living la vida locum
    The Law Society of Alberta recently announced the creation of Locum Connect, a program intended to connect lawyers interested in temporary or part-time work with firms and solo practitioners. Commonly used in the medical profession, the locum…
  • Aug 5

    Some "toking" advice

    Some "toking" advice
    There are a lot of ways to communicate legal advice to clients, including in song. Will Hutson and Chris Harris, two lawyers from Waco, Texas, became internet sensations when their musical video "Don't Eat Your Weed" went viral. The…
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
Rank this Week: 4677

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
  • Aug 8

    Video Blog: How Being Represented by a Lawyer Protects Your Medical Records & Injury Claim

    Video Blog: How Being Represented by a Lawyer Protects Your Medical Records & Injury Claim
    Lawyers are not always needed, are they? Some people think its obvious why they don’t need a lawyer’s help after a car accident.  They weren’t at fault for the accident, so no one is blaming them.  The ICBC…
  • Aug 1

    Video Blog: That’s a Crosswalk, Really?

    Video Blog: That’s a Crosswalk, Really?
      Perhaps one of the most common mistakes drivers make is not understanding what is a crosswalk, and who, pedestrian or vehicle, has the right of way.  Most people think that a crosswalk is only that area on a street marked with…
Rank this Week: 2129

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Action concerning Sixties Scoop to go before Ontario judge

    Action concerning Sixties Scoop to go before Ontario judge
    Seven years after the Ontario class action lawsuit concerning the Sixties Scoop was launched, it is set to make its way before a judge next week. The Ontario Superior Court is set to consider a summary judgment motion about whether the…
  • Aug 19

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 19, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 19, 2016
    Canada VIA Rail to offer discount fares to 'vulnerable' people along B.C.'s Highway of Tears, Canadian Press Bail decision reserved for farmer accused in fatal shooting of First Nations man, Canadian Press Boy gets three-year sentence for…
  • Aug 18

    Rotstein to head up CCCA

    Rotstein to head up CCCA
    Stephen Rotstein has been named chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Canadian Corporate Counsel Association for 2016-2017. Rotstein, who is vice president, policy and regulatory affairs and general counsel at the Financial…
Rank this Week: 132

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Aug 19

    Double Check those Bonus Plans!

    Double Check those Bonus Plans!
    The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. should have all employers running to double-check and possibly amend their bonus plans.  A further case released on the same day by the same…
  • Aug 18

    Intrusive surveillance systems for security purposes: the line Big Brother must not cro

    Intrusive surveillance systems for security purposes: the line Big Brother must not cro
    Technological developments and the need for employers to monitor employees’ activities and to minimize accidents and hazards require constant adjustments in order to respect the right to privacy. While it may be tempting for employers…
  • Aug 17

    Environmental, Social and Governance Factors: Does Failure to Consider ESG Issues Constitute a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

    Environmental, Social and Governance Factors: Does Failure to Consider ESG Issues Constitute a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
    Changes made to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act and Regulation (the “Ontario PBA”), which came into force on January 1, 2016, now require a pension plan’s statement of investment policies and procedures (“SIPP”)…
Rank this Week: 3498

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

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

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer
    Amendments to TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Policy 4.5 – Rights Offerings are now in effect reflecting guidance released by the TSXV earlier this year following the adoption by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) of…
  • Aug 19

    T+2 settlement prompts proposed amendments to NI 24-101 and publication of consultation paper

    T+2 settlement prompts proposed amendments to NI 24-101 and publication of consultation paper
    The migration to a standard T+2 settlement cycle on September 5, 2017 is part of the impetus for amendments proposed by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement (NI…
  • Aug 16

    Common Reporting Standard legislative proposals published in Canada

    Common Reporting Standard legislative proposals published in Canada
    Roanne C. Bratz - On July 29, 2016, the Department of Finance Canada released for public comment a package of draft legislative proposals and explanatory notes relating to a number of measures announced in the 2016 federal budget, which…
Rank this Week: 4196

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 19

    MYTHS, MYTHS AND MORE MYTHS – WHAT’S THE REALITY?

    MYTHS, MYTHS AND MORE MYTHS – WHAT’S THE REALITY?
    Over the course of my practice I’ve had clients, family and friends all make pronouncements with respect to matters related to Wills and estate planning as if the statements are fact, when in reality they are often myth. Being someone…
  • Aug 18

    Getting Around Town

    Getting Around Town
    Notice any dings or dents on the car? What happens when someone can no longer drive? Transportation is a major issue for seniors. Losing one’s drivers license triggers many emotions- especially loss of independence. ‘Giving up…
  • Aug 17

    Despite a Messy Fight Over a Billionaire’s Capacity, Succession Planning Still Essential

    Despite a Messy Fight Over a Billionaire’s Capacity, Succession Planning Still Essential
    Over the past year, the saga of billionaire Sumner Redstone’s estate and capacity fight has continued to play out in the United States. Redstone, an American media magnate, was the subject of a lawsuit brought by Manuela Herzer, a…
Rank this Week: 3319

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 19

    Can You Stop Networking?

    Can You Stop Networking?
    It is not an understatement to say that in professional services, networking is one of the most important parts of our job. Connections are critical, projects cannot be completed without people. There are lots of different ways to network and…
  • Aug 17

    Access to Private Standards Incorporated Into Law

    Access to Private Standards Incorporated Into Law
    From time to time governments make law by referring to non-governmental rules. These are often technical matters on which standards are developed by outside experts. For example, a regulation might require manufacturers to comply with a…
  • Aug 17

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. The Estate of Henry…
Rank this Week: 111

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the data fusion business sounds like it has significant potential but is also just a bit disconcerting. https://t.co/X6bgdYarOF 2016-08-12 google seems to be working on a new open source os for more powerful phones and pcs. intriguing. via /.…
  • Aug 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ioc prohibits press from making animated gifs of olympics. <scratches head> https://t.co/GWow5NXkGr 2016-08-05 peta files appeal in monkey selfie case; argues that copyright act not limited to human authors. https://t.co/zDAHE938oa…
  • Aug 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    last day for free upgrade to win10. if you're so inclined. https://t.co/DqFovycLu9 2016-07-29 us dhs releases guidelines on cyber incident reporting by private companies to the federal govt. https://t.co/n9cAk4rzSV 2016-07-30 museum visitor…
Rank this Week: 3287

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Contest Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline

    Contest Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline
    Guest post by Brian D. Fergemann Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (Chicago) August 18, 2016 Earlier this year, Pinterest quietly updated its guidelines for conducting contests and other types of promotions on the Pinterest platform. Those…
  • Aug 16

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority
    Practical Law Canada – Competition has published a new Legal Update discussing recent Competition Bureau compliance program developments. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update. Featured Update Practical Law Canada…
  • Aug 9

    Updated Canadian Contest Law Rules & Form

    Updated Canadian Contest Law Rules &amp; Form
    Promotional contests (or “sweepstakes” in the U.S.) continue to be very popular for companies and brands. In this regard, I recently updated my Canadian contest law rules and forms in key popular areas, which include legal…
Rank this Week: 3069

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Advertising Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline

    Advertising Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline
    Guest post by Brian D. Fergemann Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (Chicago) August 18, 2016 Earlier this year, Pinterest quietly updated its guidelines for conducting contests and other types of promotions on the Pinterest platform. Those…
  • Aug 16

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority
    August 16, 2016 Practical Law Canada – Competition has published a new Legal Update discussing recent Competition Bureau compliance program developments. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update. Featured Update Practical Law…
  • Aug 16

    Ontario Court of Appeal Opens Door to Extend 2-Year Competition Act Private Actions Period

    Ontario Court of Appeal Opens Door to Extend 2-Year Competition Act Private Actions Period
    August 16, 2016 In an important decision released August 11, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the discoverability principle applies to the private actions limitations period section of the Competition Act (the “Act”)…
Rank this Week: 3070

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 18

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES
    With fall around the corner and looming tax changes, certain private companies – Canadian-controlled Private Corporations (generally, private corporations that are controlled by Canadian residents, referred to herein as CCPCs) –…
  • Aug 17

    Social Media and Online Deal Sourcing:  The new tool for your M&A toolbox

    Social Media and Online Deal Sourcing:&nbsp; The new tool for your M&amp;A toolbox
      Intralinks’ article, Social media is changing M&A, discusses how social media platforms are surpassing their purpose as an easy way to keep in touch to become useful tools in deal-making strategies. Social media can…
  • Aug 11

    What Basel III Means for Escrow Management

    What Basel III Means for Escrow Management
    Following the financial crisis of 2008, harsher regulations governing financial institutions were implemented to mitigate future economic recessions. As discussed in an article by the Canadian Bankers Association, new financial regulations,…
Rank this Week: 2051

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Things to watch out for when it comes to your Long Term Disability Claim (LTD Ontario)

    Things to watch out for when it comes to your Long Term Disability Claim (LTD Ontario)
    Our law firm gets a ton of calls from people who have been denied Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits from their insurers (Great West Life, Manulife, Sun Life, Industrial Alliance, SSQ, Co-Operators, RBC Insurance, Desjardins, Equitable Life,…
  • Aug 10

    Insurer Cherry Picks what surveillance to disclose in a car accident case

    Insurer Cherry Picks what surveillance to disclose in a car accident case
    Certain fact patterns in cases are so unbelievable, that even the most experienced and seasoned personal injury lawyer can’t make them up. Just when you thought you’d seen it all… It’s common for insurers in Ontario…
  • Aug 4

    More tips on completing the OCF-18 Treatment Plan after a car accident in Ontario

    More tips on completing the OCF-18 Treatment Plan after a car accident in Ontario
    One of the most commonly asked questions of our personal injury lawyers is how innocent car accident victims can get the insurance company to pay for their medical/rehab treatment following a car accident. This involves the proposed service…
Rank this Week: 1399

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    How Your Social Media Footprint Can Backfire on You in Court

    How Your Social Media Footprint Can Backfire on You in Court
    There is no denying that we live in a new age of social media, where expressing your inner most thoughts and personal feelings to an online audience is just plain normal.While it may be tempting to speak out about the trials and tribulations…
  • Aug 18

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 18, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 18, 2016 at 6:11am PDTIn determining entitlement to spousal support, Ontario…
  • Aug 16

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 16, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 16, 2016 at 6:53am PDTDid you know that a probationary period may go longer…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Aug 18

    Termination payments – proposed changes to tax and national insurance.

    Termination payments – proposed changes to tax and national insurance.
    The UK Government has published its response to a consultation on the taxation of termination payments. In 2015, the Government issued a consultation paper containing various different proposals for simplifying the regime. The paper published…
  • Aug 17

    Alberta on Track to Raise Minimum Wage to $15-per-hour by 2018

    Alberta on Track to Raise Minimum Wage to $15-per-hour by 2018
    Alberta’s New Democratic Party (NDP) government is moving forward on its 2015 campaign promise to raise minimum wage to $15-per-hour by 2018. The raise to $15-per-hour is being applied incrementally. On October 1, 2015, Alberta’s…
  • Aug 16

    Does Title VII cover sexual orientation claims? It depends.

    Does Title VII cover sexual orientation claims? It depends.
    In July 2015, the EEOC officially took the position that sexual orientation claims may be brought under the non-discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, in the recent case of Hively v. Ivy Tech…
Rank this Week: 2042

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/
  • Aug 18

    EPA Fracking Study Attacked

    EPA Fracking Study Attacked
    On August 11, 2016, EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) challenged EPA’s recent determination that hydraulic fracking mechanisms did not lead to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United…
  • Aug 16

    UK Shale Wealth Fund- payments direct to affected household

    UK Shale Wealth Fund- payments direct to affected household
    Plans for a Shale Wealth Fund were announced in last year’s autumn statement with proceeds expected to be shared between community trusts and local authorities. However, the Shale Wealth Fund Consultation launched on 8 August 2016…
  • Aug 1

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
Rank this Week: 2048

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 18

    15% Additional Tax on Residential Purchases by Foreign Nationals in Vancouver

    15% Additional Tax on Residential Purchases by Foreign Nationals in Vancouver
    Effective August 2, 2016, the Province of British Columbia imposed an additional 15% transfer tax on residential real estate purchases in the Greater Vancouver Regional District by foreign nationals. This tax was imposed in an effort to curb…
  • Aug 16

    Animals on Condo Balconie

    Animals on Condo Balconie
    680 News recently reported about a dog that had been left on a condominium balcony for over three hours on a day where the temperature approached 37° Celsius. The owner of an adjacent unit, who was concerned about the dog’s…
  • Aug 11

    Hydro Expense Dispute in Mixed Commercial/Residential Condominium

    Hydro Expense Dispute in Mixed Commercial/Residential Condominium
    There is frequently friction in mixed-use commercial/residential condominiums about the allocation and sharing of costs. The owners of residential units do not want to “subsidize” commercial units that are often heavier users of…
Rank this Week: 520

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Aug 18

    Judge declines to certify order for appeal in Texas Teladoc case

    Judge declines to certify order for appeal in Texas Teladoc case
    On August 15, 2016, United States District Judge Robert Pitman denied the motion of the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) to certify order for an immediate appeal of the court’s decision not to dismiss the Teladoc case.  The…
  • Aug 15

    Australia trials “Health Care Homes”, a new model of primary health care

    Australia trials “Health Care Homes”, a new model of primary health care
    Australia is set to trial a new model of primary health care based on the successful “Health Care Homes” programs in Canada and the United States. Australia’s version of the Health Care Homes scheme was proposed in broad…
  • Aug 11

    Administrative dispute resolution process is proposed to resolve 340B drug pricing program dispute

    Administrative dispute resolution process is proposed to resolve 340B drug pricing program dispute
    On August 11 the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (RIN 0906-AA90) that would implement an administrative dispute resolution (ADR) process that would apply to all drug manufacturers and…
Rank this Week: 2049

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    CISS Publishes Essential Audit Template for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

    CISS Publishes Essential Audit Template for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
    CISS has newly integrated the PCI DSS V 3.2 standard into the CISS framework on the Nimonik platform. Performing and reporting PCI audit/testing is now easier than ever before, using the CISS PCI template. You can shape your PCI audit…
  • Aug 18

    Better Facility and Division Comparison

    Better Facility and Division Comparison
    Nimonik is very happy to introduce an improved Facility Comparison Report. This report allows you to quickly identify operations that are performing better than others. You can easily see the average score for each Facility and then you can…
  • Aug 11

    Nimonik Offers New OSHA Checklists to Counter Machine Guarding Hazard

    Nimonik Offers New OSHA Checklists to Counter Machine Guarding Hazard
    According to the United States Department of Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there were an average of 4,821 workers killed on the job in 2014, with more than 92 fatalities a week and 13 deaths every day[1].…
Rank this Week: 3972

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2374

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: 3497

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 17

    Slippery Policies Behind Proposed Changes to Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rule

    Slippery Policies Behind Proposed Changes to Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rule
    The granting of applications such as Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)  and many work permits is subject to policy imposed by Canada’s immigration department.  Policy – as distinct from law – can be…
  • Aug 5

    Is Canada the best place to immigrate to? (A Response to a Quora Reader)

    Is Canada the best place to immigrate to? (A Response to a Quora Reader)
    Toronto immigration lawyer’s point of view on the above question is circumscribed by the location, i.e., being located in an urban setting in Canada. A significant factor when determining which country would be  the best place to…
  • Jul 26

    Job Offers to Support an Immigration Application under Express Entry

    Job Offers to Support an Immigration Application under Express Entry
    Foreign nationals who seek to enhance their chances of success for immigration to Canada have many options.  One such option is obtaining a job offer in Canada.  The job offer must be supported by an Labour Market Impact Assessment,…
Rank this Week: 4886

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Aug 17

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane
    Canada has the highest volume of seaplane operations in the world. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (“TSB”) estimates that in the Vancouver Harbour alone, about 300,000 passengers travel on about 33,000 seaplane flights…
  • Jul 26

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection
    There are many ways in which passengers book air travel. Some use travel agents or tour companies, while others choose to book their travel online. Travel agents ought to be well accustomed to leaving adequate time between flights. When…
  • Jun 15

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?
    In the 2014 decision of Thibodeau v. Air Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that the Montreal Convention, an international treaty incorporated into Canadian law, exclusively governs passenger claims for damages in relation to…
Rank this Week: 4881

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/
  • Aug 17

    Defense Expert Appointment Dismissed for “Waiting at their Peril”

    Defense Expert Appointment Dismissed for “Waiting at their Peril”
    Unpublished reasons for judgement were recently released by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, dismissing a defence application for an independent medical assessment for being brought too late in the process. In the recent case (Bains…
  • Aug 15

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries and Headache

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries and Headache
    Adding to this site’s soft tissue injury non-pecuniary damage database, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries with associated…
  • Aug 10

    ICBC’s “Two Hats” Derails Litigation Privilege Claim

    ICBC’s “Two Hats” Derails Litigation Privilege Claim
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Chilliwack Registry, ordering ICBC to produce and investigative report and video. In today’s case (Oates v. Burton) the Plaintiff was injured in a collision and sued for…
Rank this Week: 405

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Aug 16

    CPLEA is hiring!

    CPLEA is hiring!
    The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is Hiring! We are searching for the perfect Program Manager and an awesome Community Development Specialist. Community Development Specialist CPLEA Program Manager – August 2016
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 2873

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Wrongful Dismissal Damages – Bonus Entitlement

    Wrongful Dismissal Damages – Bonus Entitlement
    In Paquette v TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618, the dismissed employee and his former employer could not agree on a severance package. The employee brought a summary judgment motion to determine the period of reasonable notice and damages.
  • Aug 11

    Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce 36th Annual Golf Tournament September 12, 2016

    Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce 36th Annual Golf Tournament September 12, 2016
    Minken Employment Lawyers is proud to be a sponsor of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament.
  • Aug 9

    Termination for Cause – Very Much Alive – Court of Appeal

    Termination for Cause – Very Much Alive – Court of Appeal
    As demonstrated in the Court of Appeal’s decision in Fernandes v. Peel Education & Tutorial Services Ltd. (c.o.b. Mississauga Private School), despite there not being a history of misconduct, the seriousness of an employee’s…
Rank this Week: 2311

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    How can I make sure the beneficiary has to prove she deserves the money?

    How can I make sure the beneficiary has to prove she deserves the money?
    Have you ever seen someone inherit a substantial sum of money and thought that they didn't deserve it? It's an interesting concept - that the law should only allow deserving beneficiaries to receive an inheritance. A reader recently wrote to…
  • Aug 12

    Markham woman dies penniless after son steals life saving

    Markham woman dies penniless after son steals life saving
    In June, David Klimitz was convicted of stealing his 90-year-old mother's life savings. He had been granted Power of Attorney by his mother, and he used it to steal everything she owned - about $500,000 - for his own use. He deliberately took…
  • Aug 10

    Questions about bankruptcy and inheritance

    Questions about bankruptcy and inheritance
    I receive quite a few questions on this blog about what to do when a beneficiary of an estate is in bankruptcy, and I have blogged about it a few times. Now I've found a resource that I think will be useful to those of you who need more…
Rank this Week: 4921

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 16

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll
    Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Bains has created an expert panel, held meetings across the country, and launched a public…
  • Aug 16

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2016 as Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science…
  • Aug 8

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder
    The Canadian government plans to review the state of copyright law next year, but a recent government-commissioned study indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders. They prefer to focus on their efforts on generating…
Rank this Week: 268

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1666

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3491

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4980

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Aug 12

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?
    Tax professionals who advise clients on judicial review of the CRA’s discretionary decisions should monitor developments in the standard of review in light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Wilson v Atomic…
  • Aug 10

    CRA Provides OTIP Update

    CRA Provides OTIP Update
    The CRA’s Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) was launched in January 2014. From the CRA’s webpage describing the program: Launched as part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) efforts to fight international tax evasion…
  • Jul 5

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application
    In Gordon v Canada (Attorney General) (2016 FC 643), the Federal Court granted the taxpayer’s application for judicial review and reminded the CRA that it may not fetter its discretion when considering applications for interest relief.…
Rank this Week: 1514

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 12

    Your Spouse is Filing For Bankruptcy. Should You File Too?

    Your Spouse is Filing For Bankruptcy. Should You File Too?
    It’s a major concern for couples with debt. Your spouse is exploring bankruptcy as a debt relief option. You’re considering what the impact will be on yourself, and wonder: should I file too? Couples often ask me this and my…
  • Jul 8

    Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?
    Many people fear the word ‘bankruptcy’ and one reason in particular for this fear is the possible effect a bankruptcy may have on your job. The good news is that the bankruptcy rules were designed in such a way to give some a…
  • Jun 10

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip
    Most people who have financial issues do not have a budget and this is a common theme that comes up during the credit counselling sessions every bankrupt has to attend during their bankruptcy. Making a budget is perceived as a difficult and…
Rank this Week: 2684

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Light Reads @ the Law Library

    Light Reads @ the Law Library
  • Aug 9

    Irwin Law e-Book

    Irwin Law e-Book
    UBC Library has access to many Irwin Law titles online, including the “Essentials of Canadian Law” series. Includes: a good overview of the law in a broad range of subject areas including criminal law, torts, contracts,…
  • Aug 8

    New Books at the Law Library – August 8, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – August 8, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3280 .B47 2015 Benjamin L. Berger, Law’s Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015). Online access:…
Rank this Week: 4176

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/
  • Aug 10

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
  • Jul 19

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano

    Méthodes diagnostiques : ce qu’il faut retenir de l’affaire Therano
    Merci à Fortunat Nadima Nadima, étudiant à notre bureau de Montréal, d’avoir écrit ce billet sur l’importance de la protection par brevets dans le domaine du diagnostic médical. Le 1er…
  • Jul 11

    Le carré rouge, symbole de la crise étudiante, n’est pas une marque de commerce

    Le carré rouge, symbole de la crise étudiante, n’est pas une marque de commerce
    Merci à Stephanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. Le carré rouge demeurera un bien public, telle est la décision rendue par la Commission des oppositions des…
Rank this Week: 2056

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Scrivener Error

    Scrivener Error
    Below is the extract from USCIS/SCOPS teleconference Agenda dated July 27, 2016 related to Scrivener ErrorAlthough a petitioner may ask USCIS to correct a clerical error, whether the correction will actually be made is based on the totality…
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough
    ACCRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education) recommends that the Provisional Degree Certificate, offered in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, can be accepted as evidence of completing all requirements for the degree in question, the…
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
Rank this Week: 743

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/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 853

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

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

    FCC Rules on TCPA Consent Requirements and Emergency Purpose Exception

    FCC Rules on TCPA Consent Requirements and Emergency Purpose Exception
    On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a declaratory ruling clarifying the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) consent requirements to send robocalls and automated text messages to…
  • Aug 8

    Damages for Emotional Distress for Privacy Claims to Stay in the UK

    Damages for Emotional Distress for Privacy Claims to Stay in the UK
    On June 30, 2016, Google withdrew its appeal from the UK Supreme Court in the landmark case of Google v. Vidal-Hall after the parties reached a settlement. In the ruling on appeal, the Court of Appeal had ruled that damages for emotional…
  • Aug 4

    Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on the Revision of the ePrivacy Directive

    Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on the Revision of the ePrivacy Directive
    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued an opinion on the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC (the ePrivacy Directive). In its opinion, WP29 notes the need for a thorough revision of the rules in the ePrivacy Directive to…
Rank this Week: 2059

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 3752

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 1389

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Amendments to Strata Property Act Facilitating Termination of Strata Corporations in Effect

    Amendments to Strata Property Act Facilitating Termination of Strata Corporations in Effect
    It is now easier to terminate a strata corporation in British Columbia. The Strata Property Act used to require the consent of all of the owners to terminate a strata corporation (although the court could allow termination with less than…
  • Jul 30

    Kimberly Wallis Presenting at the CBA, Will Estate and Trust Fundamentals for Estate Practitioner

    Kimberly Wallis Presenting at the CBA, Will Estate and Trust Fundamentals for Estate Practitioner
    Kimberly Wallis of our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, will be among the faculty at the Canadian Bar Association, Will Estate and Trust Fundamentals for Estate Practitioners. This five-day program will be held from October 26th through October 30th,…
  • Jul 24

    Marley v. Rawling

    Marley v. Rawling
    As I wrote in my most recent post, Fuchs v. Fuchs, I am looking at cases in other jurisdictions dealing with rectification of wills for a paper I am working on. I am not aware of any cases in British Columbia interpreting our new provision…
Rank this Week: 958

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 7

    Should This Be Stopped? Foreign Mothers Give Birth to Children in Canada to Secure Citizenship

    Should This Be Stopped? Foreign Mothers Give Birth to Children in Canada to Secure Citizenship
    Canada, the true north strong and free, is the envy of the world and one of its most valuable assets is its citizenship. Before the Harper government left office they made sweeping changes to Canada’s Immigration Act, making it more…
  • Aug 6

    Another Crazy American Judge Story

    Another Crazy American Judge Story
    There will always be debates about what it is like to be a judge. Some say it’s a highly stressful position, while others argue it is a “cushy” power job, with no one looking over your shoulder as you command your courtroom.…
  • Jul 23

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin
    Ohio lawyer, Andrea Burton, was handcuffed and led out of a courtroom by an attending sheriff when she refused to comply with Judge Robert Milich’s  multiple requests that she remove her Black Lives Matter pin.  After her…
Rank this Week: 4596

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
  • Aug 5

    Canadian Appeals Monitor – SCC Monitor post for July 2016

    Canadian Appeals Monitor – SCC Monitor post for July 2016
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Katherine Booth and Ryan MacIsaac We may be into the lazy days of midsummer, but the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has been busy, releasing a number of…
  • Aug 2

    The SCC Monitor (02/08/2016)

    The SCC Monitor (02/08/2016)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Kosta Kalogiros, Kelli McAllister and Sam Rogers Since our last post, the Supreme Court has granted and denied leave in a few significant cases that will be of…
  • Jul 25

    Where the Charter Ends: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Appeal on International Cooperation by Securities Regulator

    Where the Charter Ends: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Appeal on International Cooperation by Securities Regulator
    By Adam Goldenberg If there’s one thing that most non-lawyers know about being questioned by the authorities, it’s that “anything said can and will be used against [you] in court”.[1] And, if you’re already in…
Rank this Week: 972

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 4978