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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/
  • Sep 29

    Good or Bad?

    Good or Bad?
    If a liquidation store is liquidated, what does that say about the state of the economy?
  • Sep 29

    Clooney Married

    Clooney Married
    Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Clooney. I hope this one lasts! After all, former Ms Clooneys have not done so well afterwards. But I suspect that Amal Alamuddin will be different. After all, she is a lawyer. Not just any...
  • Sep 29

    Stigler on Wall Street

    Stigler on Wall Street
    George Stigler, the Nobel Laureaute in Economics, had a famous quip that stemmed from his Theory of Economic Regulation, to the effect that regulation usually benefits the regulated. This was because ultimately the regulated capture the…
Rank this Week: 1057

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 29

    CALL/ACBD 2015 Call for Program Submission

    CALL/ACBD 2015 Call for Program Submission
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries’s 2015 conference program committee has put out a call for program submissions. The conference is to be held May 3 – 6, 2015 in Moncton, New Brunswick. TURNING THE TIDE / RENVERSER LA…
  • Sep 29

    International Association of Law Libraries 2014

    International Association of Law Libraries 2014
    The 2014 course on International Law and Legal Information from the International Association of Law Libraries is taking place right now in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Of particular interest are the Tweets being posted to Twitter with the tag…
  • Sep 29

    When Waiving a Search Comes Back to Haunt You

    When Waiving a Search Comes Back to Haunt You
    How a client perceives a lawyer’s role in a transaction often depends on the client’s experience. At one end of the spectrum, a new homebuyer may believe that the lawyer will not only navigate the process, but will also personally…
Rank this Week: 52

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    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 September 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
  • Sep 29

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie
    Yesterday afternoon, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup devoted its weekly national phone-in program to the topic of What's the future of the library in the age of Google? People who missed it can listen to the archived podcast on the CBC…
  • Sep 27

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of New Federal Prostitution Bill

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of New Federal Prostitution Bill
    The Library of Parliament recently published a legislative summary of Bill C-36, introduced in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's Bedford ruling of December 2013 that struck down sections of the Criminal Code relating to…
Rank this Week: 1144

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/
  • Sep 29

    $110,000 Non-Pecunairy Assessment For Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury

    $110,000 Non-Pecunairy Assessment For Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic rotator cuff injury. In…
  • Sep 26

    $20,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Minor Yet Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie

    $20,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Minor Yet Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for minor, chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Rosso v. Balubal) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2011 sideswipe…
  • Sep 24

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for ACL Injury With Chronic Depression

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for ACL Injury With Chronic Depression
    Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing damages for knee injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Kelowna Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury with associated depression. In…
Rank this Week: 94

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Sep 29

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage
    When a U.S. employer refuses to pay a Canadian employee’s wage and claims they are not within the jurisdiction to file a claim, the employee has options.  The foundation of an employer/employee relationship is that in exchange for…
  • Sep 25

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer
    A situation can arise where your job is eliminated and the employee is offered a different role with the same wage. The problem is that this new position has the potential to cause health complications. Other factors such as age and the…
  • Sep 25

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment
    An injury or health complication can cause an employee to seek disability payments and/or modified work. Where disability plays a role, the insurance company is responsible to make payments to the employee.  Suddenly payments stop and…
Rank this Week: 359

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 29

    Is TWU referendum democracy or shirking of responsibility?

    Is TWU referendum democracy or shirking of responsibility?
    Is a referendum on Trinity Western University’s law school an exercise in democracy or a failure of leadership by the benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia? Either way, B.C. lawyers will have a chance to weigh in on the…
  • Sep 29

    News Roundup - September 29, 2014

    News Roundup - September 29, 2014
    CanadaLaw allows temporary foreign worker to collect portion of wages owed by ex-employer, Calgary HeraldMan charged with drug trafficking acquitted after judge finds police officer fabricated evidence, Toronto StarJudge rules medical…
  • Sep 26

    LSUC wants input on ABS option

    LSUC wants input on ABS option
    If you have views on how the Law Society of Upper Canada should act when it comes to allowing non-lawyers to own law firms, now is the time to put in your two cents.The law society released a discussion paper this week hoping to draw out the…
Rank this Week: 126

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor
    A client (through his immigration consultant) had a question about credential evaluations and how Canada’s immigration department (“CIC”) uses said assessments in Federal Skilled Worker applications for permanent residence.…
  • Sep 23

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?
    For spousal sponsorship applications filed on or after October 25, 2012, a sponsored person may now be subject to a two-year period of “conditional” permanent residence, running from the day after their permanent residence is…
  • Sep 15

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
Rank this Week: 792

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
Rank this Week: 2207

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/
  • Sep 29

    NEB decides that Trans Mountain - Burnaby dispute raises constitutional question

    NEB decides that Trans Mountain - Burnaby dispute raises constitutional question
    About a month ago, I posted about a fight going on before the National Energy Board between Trans Mountain Pipeline (Kinder Morgan) and the City of Burnaby with respect to property access for the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion…
  • Sep 25

    BC Horse Farm case sent back to Farm Industry Review Board - original decision was unreasonable

    BC Horse Farm case sent back to Farm Industry Review Board - original decision was unreasonable
    In 2009, PH constructed a new barn on her farm property in Kelowna, BC to accommodate an equestrian business.  Her neighbours to the south brought a claim before the Farm Industry Review Board claiming that they were suffering from the…
  • Sep 24

    Estate Trustees took wrong turns with family farm after mother's passing

    Estate Trustees took wrong turns with family farm after mother's passing
    In a recent application to pass accounts in an farm estate matter, the Court heard about how one of five children was able to purchase the family farm at a reduced rate.  Children H and J had been named estate trustees in their…
Rank this Week: 2223

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 29

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE995 .R45 2014 Norbert Reich, General Principles of EU Civil Law (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ6385 .M67 2014 James D. Morrow, Order within Anarchy: The Laws of War as an International…
  • Sep 23

    Printing from Laptop

    Printing from Laptop
    Did you know that you can send print jobs from your laptops? You can print from your own PCs / Macbooks laptops, via the UBCSecure wireless network, to our library printers. For information to set this up, see Pay for Print for Students,…
  • Sep 22

    New Books at the Law Library – September 22, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 22, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD4903.5.C2 E473 2014 Carol Agócs, ed., Employment Equity in Canada: The Legacy of the Abella Report (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD5481 .D58 2014 Blaine Donais, The Art and…
Rank this Week: 1748

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Sep 29

    CRTC vs. Netflix: Has Canada’s Broadcast Regulator Started a Fight It Can’t Win?

    CRTC vs. Netflix: Has Canada’s Broadcast Regulator Started a Fight It Can’t Win?
    Canadian regulatory hearings are usually relatively predictable affairs with scripted presentations and well-rehearsed speaking lines to most questions. During the recent two-week Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission…
  • Sep 29

    CRTC vs. Netflix: Has Canada’s Broadcast Regulator Started a Fight It Can’t Win

    CRTC vs. Netflix: Has Canada’s Broadcast Regulator Started a Fight It Can’t Win
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 27, 2014 as CRTC vs. Netflix: Has Canada’s Broadcast Regulator Started a Fight It Can’t Win? Canadian regulatory hearings are usually relatively predictable affairs with scripted…
  • Sep 24

    Not Just Netflix: Google Challenges the CRTC’s Power to Regulate Online Video

    Not Just Netflix: Google Challenges the CRTC’s Power to Regulate Online Video
    The Netflix - CRTC battle has generated considerable attention, but Netflix is not alone in contesting the CRTC's authority to regulate Internet video services. As I suggested in a post yesterday, Google has adopted a similar position,…
Rank this Week: 672

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Sep 29

    Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Worker

    Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Worker
    Below is a joint press release from the Canadian Intern Association and Students Against Unpaid Internship Scams regarding the tragic death of Adam Keunen, a coop student from the Beamsville area who died on Friday in an industrial accident…
  • Sep 28

    Doug Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam

    Doug Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam
    Respect for the little guy seems to be pure lip service in the bizarro world of Ford Nation (spot the face tattoo). Last month I reported how Rob Ford's now-defunct mayoral campaign was running illegal unpaid internship scams, now I can…
  • Sep 25

    Potpourri: Speaking, Conferences, and Media

    Potpourri: Speaking, Conferences, and Media
    I have a few updates to share regarding some recent media appearances, potpourri, upcoming speaking events I'm doing.First off, let's go to the University of Toronto's Varsity newspaper. Iris Robin, the Varsity's Associate News Editor,…
Rank this Week: 2548

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014:California adopts 'yes means yes' bill aimed at reducing sexual assaultMurder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday …
  • Sep 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 26, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 26, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 26, 2014:California bans prisons from sterilizing inmates without their consentCalvin Wank arrested for public indecency Eight hours of digging in the…
  • Sep 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 25, 2014:My post today @SlawTips: Civility, Forgiveness and the Book of Life Toronto lawyer's challenge casts doubt on Robert Mainville Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 373

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
  • Sep 29

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in one case, and refused leave in several other cases, likely to…
  • Sep 24

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation
    By Kate Findlay In a rare appellate court decision, the Court of Appeal in Walton v. Alberta (Securities Commission), 2014 ABCA 273, has set aside a decision by the Alberta Securities Commission and has held that any monetary penalties levied…
  • Sep 23

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Brandon Kain The Supreme Court of Canada released judgment this week in a trilogy of cases of interest to Canadian businesses and…
Rank this Week: 922

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
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
  • Sep 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27
    Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV -> Is Popcorn Time Safe? Pirate Bay, Netflix Comparisons Provide Little Legal Clarification http://t.co/pNoC6LsHnX -> 10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds…
  • Sep 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-24
    Sirius XM Loses Lawsuit on Royalties for Oldies http://t.co/Va106bs2hP -> SiriusXM Copyright Battle: What Does Latest Ruling Mean? http://t.co/LGnic7vCGx -> Sheplers struck by data breach http://t.co/nIc6CykVFz -> The Internet of…
Rank this Week: 1676

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/
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
  • Sep 25

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog
    This blog has covered many celebrity deaths over the years such as Ian’s recent blog on the various celebrities who have made estate planning mistakes. But what about the celebrity death of a beloved groundhog?  Stranger things…
  • Sep 25

    Hull on Estates #389 – Appointing a custodian or guardian

    Hull on Estates #389 – Appointing a custodian or guardian
    Listen to Hull on Estates #389 – Appointing a custodian or guardian Today on Hull on Estates, Andrea Buncic and Paul Trudelle discuss the nuances of appointing a custodian and/or guardian of a child in one’s Will. Should you have…
Rank this Week: 956

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 28

    Adverse-effect discrimination and probationary employee

    Adverse-effect discrimination and probationary employee
    by Kyla Stott-Jess In Canada, it is well-established that employers cannot simply terminate employees whose work performance is negatively impacted by disability. Rather, an employer must attempt to accommodate the employee to the point of…
  • Sep 21

    Transitioning to the new temporary foreign worker rule

    Transitioning to the new temporary foreign worker rule
    by Gilda Villaran There have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past two years. The result? Hiring temporary foreign workers in Canada is more complex than ever before. Perhaps the most significant of the recent…
  • Sep 14

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract
    by Monique Orieux Last year in Northern Exposure we shared five key lessons about Canadian employment contracts arising from the trial court’s decision in Miller v. Convergys CMG Canada Limited Partnership. The British Columbia Court of…
Rank this Week: 2212

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/
  • Sep 28

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision to award the plaintiff, Jesse Sabey, the horse farm that had been owned by his friends Kim and Dietrich von Hopffgarten, in Sabey v. Rommel, 2014 BCCA 360.Jesse…
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Sep 28

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support
    Lawyers and other advisors who work in estate planning will always urge their clients to set up three main planning documents. Those are the will, the Power of Attorney (dealing with property and finances) and a Health Care Directive. Some…
  • Sep 28

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?
    Thousands of Canadians have been named as the trustee of wills and by extension, the trusts set up in those wills. For many, this may include a Henson Trust. This is a type of trust that is created to set aside funds for a disabled person to…
  • Sep 21

    Estate planning mistakes women make

    Estate planning mistakes women make
    Not long ago, I was asked by a reporter to describe some estate planning mistakes women make. As a rule, I don't find a huge difference between the mistakes made by men and those made by women in terms of estate planning when both partners…
Rank this Week: 2198

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Invite users to your audit on the fly

    Invite users to your audit on the fly
    Compliance is a team sport. To ensure your operations are compliant, you need everyone on the same page and working towards the same goal. That is why Nimonik has moved away from per user (or per seat) charges and provides unlimited users on…
  • Sep 25

    Smart Compliance Audits with Jump Question

    Smart Compliance Audits with Jump Question
    Nimonik is thrilled to announce a new feature on NimonikApp.com and Nimonik Audit for iPad and iPhone: Smart Audits with Jump Questions. Audits and inspections can now contain logic, allowing you to skip questions based on your responses to…
  • Sep 24

    Pollution in emerging economies, the example of Ghana in West Africa

    Pollution in emerging economies, the example of Ghana in West Africa
    Many emerging economies have a tremendous number of environmental problems, including, but not limited to, air pollution, drinking-water contamination, sanitation and waste management, industrial waste and depletion of natural resources. The…
Rank this Week: 3634

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Sep 26

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM
    The Ontario Securities Commission yesterday published an annual report for dealers, advisers and investment fund managers that, among other things (i) sets out key policy initiatives impacting registrants; (ii) provides an overview…
  • Sep 26

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee
    On September 19, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced two research initiatives to review Canada's mutual fund fee structure. The first will involve collecting and reviewing data on whether sales and trailing commissions influence…
  • Sep 25

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program
    The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released an Activity Report setting out the results of its latest review of the compliance and general quality of continuous disclosure. The AMF’s report highlights the…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
Rank this Week: 599

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Sep 26

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?
    Divorce or separation is a common cause of bankruptcy or a consumer proposal for many individuals in Ontario. It’s not terribly surprising that divorce leads so many people to financial trouble – you move…
  • Sep 12

    Are Property Taxes Considered Debts Included in Bankruptcy

    Are Property Taxes Considered Debts Included in Bankruptcy
    Whether or not property taxes are discharged by filing bankruptcy is not a simple question. The answer is:  it depends. The difference lies in whether or not your outstanding property taxes remain a charge against the property.…
  • Aug 29

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?
    As appealing as the concept sounds, when someone declares bankruptcy in Ontario, he is not suddenly released from his financial obligations without cost . There are fees and payments associated with personal bankruptcy — and…
Rank this Week: 2890

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Barriers to Discharge from Hospital following a serious accident (Ontario)

    Barriers to Discharge from Hospital following a serious accident (Ontario)
    Serious accidents are exactly that. They're SERIOUS. They require a skilled, experienced, knowledgable and understanding lawyer to handle your claim. But it's not just the legal ups and downs that your personal injury lawyer will handle. A…
  • Sep 18

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor
    If you keep up with the news, you will know there's a shortage of family doctors. This shortage is more pronounced in rural or remote communities. Perhaps the notion of a shortage of family doctors isn't accurate, but I'll let the people at…
  • Sep 10

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger
    Readers of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog have asked for quick, easy to understand answers to their legal, personal injury related questions. We try to do this every week, but this week, we're going to do something a bit different. Instead of…
Rank this Week: 1119

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Sep 25

    1 dead, 1 injured in highway crash

    1 dead, 1 injured in highway crash
    A woman was killed and another driver was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Nova Scotia. According to an RCMP report, the accident occurred when the woman's vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer…
  • Sep 18

    Traumatic brain injuries: a public health issue

    Traumatic brain injuries: a public health issue
    Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of…
  • Sep 12

    Elderly woman dies after crosswalk accident

    Elderly woman dies after crosswalk accident
    Authorities say that an elderly woman suffered serious injuries Sept. 6 after a vehicle hit her while she walked across Williams Lake Road in Halifax. The crash occurred at the intersection of Herring Cove Road shortly after 3:30 p.m.,…
Rank this Week: 4821

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?
    Unless you do legislative research on a regular basis, it's easy to get a little rusty. But here's your chance to refresh your skills with tips and strategies from the pros, Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC.A free…
  • Sep 24

    CBA's Legal Futures Report: Opportunities for Law Librarians?

    CBA's Legal Futures Report: Opportunities for Law Librarians?
    Almost missed posting about this, but remembered in the nick of time...CALL is organizing a Twitter discussion on the CBA Legal Futures report and its opportunities for law librarians. CBA Past-President Fred Headon will participate in the…
  • Aug 5

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014
    Just one Quickscribe manual to share this month: BC Local Government Legislation Don't forget, daily updates to provincial statutes and regulations are always available at Quickscribe's BC Legislation Portal (www.bclegislation.ca).
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Sep 25

    Pick Your Poison Wisely: Choosing the Right Remedy to Address a Defaulting Tenant

    Pick Your Poison Wisely: Choosing the Right Remedy to Address a Defaulting Tenant
    Posted by Michael MorganDeciding what to do with a defaulting commercial tenant can be a trap for the unwary. A recent decision from the BC Court of Appeal has confirmed that once a landlord has elected to pursue a certain remedy or course of…
  • Sep 16

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie
    Posted by Craig FerrisIn June, 2014, a Notice of Civil Claim was filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of Adolfo Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Garcia”).  In Garcia, the plaintiffs have sued a Canadian…
  • Sep 11

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"
    Posted by Peter RobertsMost commercial leases contain terms that require tenants to pay additional rent. Additional rent is usually a share of the costs and charges incurred to operate the property. These costs can include municipal taxes,…
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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: 2540

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: 3360

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 769

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 24

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer
    Class action lawsuits against condo developers seem to be on the rise. We have previously blogged about class actions relating to falling glass from condominiums and faulty balcony railings. The Toronto Star recently reported that a new class…
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
  • Sep 10

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing

    Condo Buyers Left High and Dry: $14.9 Million in Deposits Missing
    How is it possible that purchasers of a condo unit in a building could be left unprotected and lose all their deposits? This is a question that many people are asking after hearing about the recent news of the lawyer for a condo developer who…
Rank this Week: 467

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Sep 24

    US versus Canadian Workplace

    US versus Canadian Workplace
    Unlike many other areas of the law, employment and human rights law lets me dig into cultural differences, individual perceptions of reality, and some of the universal truths that unite us all.  I love that just a couple of…
  • Sep 10

    How to Fire an Employee

    How to Fire an Employee
    Yes, this is a crummy subject, for both sides of the issue.  I have yet to meet an employer or HR person who looks forward to that awkward meeting, where they need to pull the plug.  Even amicable separations are full of potential…
  • Aug 13

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)
    At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old.  After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected.  It’s not…
Rank this Week: 4091

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 24

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?
    A BMO poll released today shows the unsurprising result that the business world is becoming more reliant on mobile technology. Lawyers were early adopters of Blackberries, for which email was the killer app.  At our firm there are only a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
  • Sep 10

    CASL software provision

    CASL software provision
    CASL – the Canadian anti-spam legislation – contains provisions that require certain disclosure and permission requirements on the installation of software that does certain things, or when software does certain things.  This…
Rank this Week: 1509

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3510

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4531

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
  • Sep 22

    U.S. Estate Tax Debate

    U.S. Estate Tax Debate
    The U.S. estate tax continues to be debated by our neighbours to the south. Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) shared his views on U.S. estate tax earlier this month in a Huffington Post blog. He plans to introduce legislation that will…
  • Jul 24

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust
    Holding property titled in personal names is the most common, simplest and least expensive way to go about owning US real estate. Be forewarned, however, that the issues that can arise in such an ownership structure are important ones and the…
Rank this Week: 2201

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Spousal Support: Heads She Wins, Tails He Lose

    Guest Post: Spousal Support: Heads She Wins, Tails He Lose
    I have been a fan of Ontario lawyer/writer KAREN SELICK (karenselick.com) for many years and appreciate her “tell-it-like-it-is” approach to some of Canada’s absurd laws. Karen wrote the piece below on spousal support…
  • Sep 18

    Debunking the Myths About Canada’s Proposed Prostitution Law

    Debunking the Myths About Canada’s Proposed Prostitution Law
    The Harper government’s new prostitution Bill C-36, The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, has polarized stakeholders as evidenced in the ongoing hearings before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee,…
  • Sep 11

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison
    California businessman Steven Zinnel, age 50, thought he could get away with cheating his wife, his two teenage children, and the bankruptcy court, but he was wrong….boy was he wrong! Zinnel and his wife, of Gold River, separated in…
Rank this Week: 3943

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Sep 22

    Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - From the Bank to the Hospital and Beyond

    Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - From the Bank to the Hospital and Beyond
    Health information is generally regarded as among the most sensitive of personal information. Even members of the Millennial Generation, who regularly share details of their personal lives on social media, are troubled by the thought of…
  • Sep 17

    Are Municipal Governments Subject to Canada's Anti-Spam Law?

    Are Municipal Governments Subject to Canada's Anti-Spam Law?
    Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014. It is intended to protect Canadians from unsolicited commercial electronic messages and to reduce electronic threats to commerce. Under CASL, a commercial electronic…
  • Aug 6

    An Important Perspective on Data Breach Response - In Conversation with David Loukidelis, QC

    An Important Perspective on Data Breach Response - In Conversation with David Loukidelis, QC
    After publication of my article “Why Your Lawyer Should Be the First Point of Contact after a Data Breach,” I had the honour of receiving an email from someone whom I had never met. That person was David Loukidelis, QC, who has…
Rank this Week: 3179

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: 3184

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1392

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
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
Rank this Week: 489

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: 4677

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?
    What is the CMPA? The Canadian Medical Protective Association represents almost every doctor in Canada. The Association is a mutual defence fund that operates sort of like insurance. If a doctor is sued for malpractice, the CMPA will…
  • Aug 19

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?
    Are staffing demands putting patient safety at risk? Last week the media reported two stories of interest to patient safety advocates. The Province of Nova Scotia released statistics from its medical errors registry suggesting that, in…
  • Aug 18

    Nova Scotia Medical Errors Registry a Step in the Right Direction: Still a Long Way to go

    Nova Scotia Medical Errors Registry a Step in the Right Direction: Still a Long Way to go
    Last week Nova Scotia released the result of its new policy which requires hospitals to report adverse events (medical speak for errors or mistakes). According to the Province in the last six month there were 27 separate incidents, 21 of…
Rank this Week: 3748

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1219