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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 23

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”
    Yesterday's federal budget included plans to amend the law to ensure that GST/HST is applicable to ride sharing services such as Uber. The budget states that the government will: Amend the definition of a taxi business under the Excise Tax…
  • Mar 22

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab
    Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his government's 2017 budget today and while the spending promises may be underwhelming for some, the documents sets out an ambitious agenda for digital policy review. In fact, with changes to…
  • Mar 22

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back
    The release of today's federal budget is expected to include a significant emphasis on innovation, with the government revealing how it plans to spend (or re-allocate) hundreds of millions of dollars that is intended to support innovation.…
Rank this Week: 436

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 23

    Appeal court says reporter must hand over material to RCMP

    Appeal court says reporter must hand over material to RCMP
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has upheld a production order requiring a journalist to hand over all his communications with a man charged with terrorism-related offences. Journalist and civil liberties organizations have called the decision…
  • Mar 23

    Legal news roundup - March 23, 2017

    Legal news roundup - March 23, 2017
    CanadaSupreme Court of Canada to rule on bail issue in Oland murder case, Canadian PressMan who crashed vehicle into pole in Vaughan died of gunshot wounds: police, Canadian PressSurrey RCMP say one woman dead after van crashes into several…
  • Mar 22

    Federal budget will affect how lawyers recognize income

    Federal budget will affect how lawyers recognize income
    The Liberal government’s second federal budget has several measures affecting the tax system, including proposed changes in how certain lawyers recognize income. Currently, taxpayers in certain “designated professions,”…
Rank this Week: 49

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

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

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Mar 23

    Consultation on decree implementing MiFID II

    Consultation on decree implementing MiFID II
    On 23 March 2017, the Dutch Minister of Finance published for consultation a first draft of the Decree implementing (i) the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (recast) (2014/65/EU) (MiFID II), (ii) the Delegated Regulation…
  • Mar 23

    Latest MiFID II Academy webinar now available

    Latest MiFID II Academy webinar now available
    The recording of our latest MiFID II Academy webinar, Update on conduct issues, is now available. To listen to the recording please register here.… Continue Reading
  • Mar 23

    Commission Action Plan on Retail Financial Service

    Commission Action Plan on Retail Financial Service
    The European Commission has published its long-awaited Action Plan on Retail Financial Services. Notably the Action Plan has been rebranded as the “Consumer Financial Services Action Plan” and is less FinTech (financial…
Rank this Week: 175

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report Recommends Abolition of Perpetuities Law

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report Recommends Abolition of Perpetuities Law
    The Alberta Law Reform Institute has published a report that recommends the abolition of perpetuities law in Alberta : "The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) recommends the abolition of perpetuities law in Alberta. Abolition has already…
  • Mar 22

    Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2017

    Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2017
    Library Journal released its 2017 list of Library Movers and Shakers:"Now in its 16th year, LJ’s Movers & Shakers provides an annual snapshot of the transformative work being done by those in libraries of all types and sizes and…
  • Mar 21

    Toronto Star Three-Part Series on Trial Delay

    Toronto Star Three-Part Series on Trial Delay
    This week, the Toronto Star has published a fascinating three-part series calling "Justice in Turmoil" on the crisis of chronic delays in Canadian courts. The series discusses the fallout from the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016…
Rank this Week: 503

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
Rank this Week: 4791

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2693

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/
  • Mar 23

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure
    Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government…
  • Mar 23

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie
    New cybersecurity requirements for Department of Financial Services (DFS)-regulated entities took effect on March 1, 2017. The New York DFS created these requirements in response to recent or potential threats to sensitive electronic…
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Mar 23

    To Kill a Mockingbird: When Public Opinion Hurts the Justice Proce

    To Kill a Mockingbird: When Public Opinion Hurts the Justice Proce
    “Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”[1] Today’s post explores a fundamental principle of Canada’s criminal justice system: every person on trial must be…
  • Mar 22

    Are Dementors Coming to Canada?

    Are Dementors Coming to Canada?
    Separate from muggles (non-magical people), witches and wizards live their lives in secret. Hiding their magic from the non-wizarding community, they formed an entire world with schools, government agencies, and policing forces. Their…
  • Mar 21

    You Can’t Handle The Truth!

    You Can’t Handle The Truth!
    As law students, many of us have that one legal television show or movie that inspired us to become a future lawyer. For the criminal law enthusiasts, maybe it was an episode of Law and Order that stood out. You...
Rank this Week: 656

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Ed Sellamia Joins Nimonik

    Ed Sellamia Joins Nimonik
    It is with pleasure and excitement we announce that Ed Sellamia has joined Nimonik as Head of International Strategy and Sales. A recent MBA graduate from the Schulich School of Business, Ed has over ten years of experience in B2B…
  • Mar 23

    Chúck Odenigbo Joins Nimonik

    Chúck Odenigbo Joins Nimonik
    Chúk Odenigbo has joined Nimonik’s regulatory team and will be active in the creation and update of international environmental, health and safety regulatory management solutions. Chúk holds bachelors in…
  • Mar 23

    Juliette Lees Joins Nimonik

    Juliette Lees Joins Nimonik
    We are pleased to announce that Juliette Lees has joined Nimonik as an EHS Regulatory Analyst. Juliette has a master’s degree in Environmental Impact Assessment from Concordia University. Her thesis, Analysis of uncertainty…
Rank this Week: 4735

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday March 23, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Ontario strictly requires that a Will be signed by the person making the will and be witnessed by two people who are not…
  • Mar 22

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 22, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute.Common law spouses may still advance…
  • Mar 21

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here are your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday March 21, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
Rank this Week: 1091

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System

    Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Mar 23

    Leadership Styles for Practice Group/Client Team Leader

    Leadership Styles for Practice Group/Client Team Leader
    Law firm marketers have been fundamental to the establishment and management of many law firm practice groups and client teams in North American law firms. Critical to the success of these efforts has been the ability to help train team…
  • Mar 22

    Judgmental Judge

    Judgmental Judge
    Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide what happened. And they determine the legal consequences of what happened. But judges…
Rank this Week: 98

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 1515

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Mar 23

    Who wants to live forever……………through a digital bot version of themselves?

    Who wants to live forever……………through a digital bot version of themselves?
    This Blog was written by Robert Boyd Absurd as the title may suggest, this is a possibility. The technology now exists for a robot to tweet, send and reply to text messages and post on social media profiles after a person’s death. The…
  • Mar 22

    Is Probate Required To Appear Before Tribunals?

    Is Probate Required To Appear Before Tribunals?
    Does an estate trustee have to apply for probate in order to represent the estate before an administrative tribunal? Two administrative tribunals – the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeal Tribunal and the Humans Rights Tribunal have taken…
  • Mar 21

    Do I need to apply for a trust account number?

    Do I need to apply for a trust account number?
    Attention turns to the filing of T3 trust income tax and information returns with the end of March in sight.  If you are trustee of a new Trust you may wonder if an identification number is required? Like a social insurance number or a…
Rank this Week: 698

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 2694

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Mar 22

    Liberals Commit to (Partial) Ban on Unpaid Internship

    Liberals Commit to (Partial) Ban on Unpaid Internship
    I don't blog much anymore (that may change at some point), but I thought that a short post on today's Federal budget was in order. Essentially, the Trudeau government has largely adopted, if implemented that is, the position of Canadian…
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

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

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
Rank this Week: 668

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/
  • Mar 22

    Some resignations are terminations in disguise

    Some resignations are terminations in disguise
    When is a resignation a termination in disguise? Sometimes employers too easily confuse when an employee has voluntarily decided to leave. Whether through insincerity or neglect, this is one situation where employers may try to rid themselves…
  • Mar 21

    Dismissal for Poor Performance: Does an Employer Need to Provide Severance?

    Dismissal for Poor Performance: Does an Employer Need to Provide Severance?
    Only if there is just cause for termination, the employer may terminate the employee without severance pay. As an employer, it is very difficult to establish just cause for employee incompetence or poor performance. To do so, the employer…
  • Mar 13

    Termination Clauses and Contracting Out: Clarity Given by Recent Ontario Appeals Court Ruling

    Termination Clauses and Contracting Out: Clarity Given by Recent Ontario Appeals Court Ruling
    Employment Standards Act Review: The Employment Standards Act (2000) grants employees minimal guarantees. In terms of termination, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides one week of notice or pay in lieu for every year of service, for a…
Rank this Week: 1008

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

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

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Mar 22

    Long-Term Disability Claims and Depression: Depression In the New

    Long-Term Disability Claims and Depression: Depression In the New
    There have been many interesting news articles about depression lately, with topics concerning different forms/options for treatment and scientific developments.A study from the World Health Organization confirms that depression is the…
  • Mar 9

    Daylight Saving Time & March Break Safety Tip

    Daylight Saving Time & March Break Safety Tip
    Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts on March 12, 2017, and it is known that there is a correlation between the beginning of DST and an increase in car accidents.This year, elementary school and high school students will enjoy their March Break…
  • Feb 14

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) falls into the category of illnesses/conditions that are often described as “invisible illnesses” or “invisible disabilities” (think mental illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic pain…
Rank this Week: 2675

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Mar 22

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?
    Transport Canada just put in force an order regarding the recreational use of model aircraft, enforceable by a $3,000 fine. Details are in the graphic below and on the Transport Canada Web site. Operation of a drone over 35 kg, or for…
  • Mar 15

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call
    Have you ever been tempted to play along with scammers that phone just to see where it goes and to give them some grief?  Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook did that and more. They sought out scammers who…
  • Mar 3

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar
    I’m one of 3 speakers at a seminar on privacy and cyber security on the morning of April 21. Topics include evolving privacy legal issues, examples of cyber security exploits, and how to manage the risk. More information and a…
Rank this Week: 1369

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Mar 22

    So I wrote a book

    So I wrote a book
    This book, to be precise: This is Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm. It’s 224 pages in paperback format, runs 15 chapters, and clocks in at about 75,000 words. It explains why the balance of power in the…
  • Mar 15

    Getting over technology

    Getting over technology
    Since the start of the year, I’ve received three different media calls asking me about the role of artificial intelligence in the law. Partly to make good use of the notes I prepared for these calls, and partly so that…
  • Jan 24

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market

    Navigating the multi-polar legal market
    Georgetown Law School and the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute are ready to call it: the party’s officially over. The 2017 edition of their annual Report on the State of the Legal Market is unequivocal…
Rank this Week: 667

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    City Probes Possible Paving Contract Rigging

    City Probes Possible Paving Contract Rigging
    March 22, 2017 The Toronto Star has reported that the City of Toronto is investigating potential bid-rigging activities in relation to City paving contracts. In this regard, the Star reports that the City has called in the police to help…
  • Mar 13

    Competition Compliance Points For Association

    Competition Compliance Points For Association
    March 13, 2017 Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses key areas of competition law compliance for trade and professional associations. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update.…
  • Mar 12

    Welcome to Competition & Regulatory Law Blog

    Welcome to Competition & Regulatory Law Blog
    Welcome to the Canadian Competition & Regulatory Law Blog. I am a competition and advertising lawyer based in Toronto who blogs on competition and advertising law and interesting legal and policy developments relating to business,…
Rank this Week: 501

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 22

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright
    Computer programming, especially to the layman, can be both incredibly daunting and very confusing, as the languages, while logical, can be quite impenetrable. Since computers and computing have become near ubiquitous in modern…
  • Mar 7

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work
    While the European landscape has changed and clarified itself to a great degree in relation to the use of copyright protected content online (see more for example here, here and here), the rest of the world, comparatively at least, has…
  • Feb 28

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?

    Pretty Cheesed - Will GIs Remain Protected in the UK After Brexit?
    With the impending Brexit launch date looming in only two months, the repercussions of the UK's possible decision to leave the EU casts a shadow over nearly every aspect of the law in the country. While the nuances of its effects remain…
Rank this Week: 3070

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3423

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/
  • Mar 21

    What it really means when you add someone to the title of your property

    What it really means when you add someone to the title of your property
    Anyone who reads this blog regularly will have noticed, as I have, how often people talk about "adding a name" to the title to real estate. I hear the same phrase in my practice and in my seminars. It concerns me that so many people…
  • Mar 16

    Two beneficiaries want Dad's house sold, and two don't. What will happen?

    Two beneficiaries want Dad's house sold, and two don't. What will happen?
    If some beneficiaries want a specific piece of estate property to be sold, and others don't, what will happen? Who decides whether it's sold? Can it be given to a beneficiary? A reader recently asked these questions: "My dad died and…
  • Mar 16

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017
    Starting on April 6, 2017, you'll be able to listen to me on a weekly radio show. I will be co-hosting The Law Show along with Chelsea Kennedy, our Executive Practice Co-ordinator. For an hour each Thursday, we'll talk about legal topics such…
Rank this Week: 3366

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Catastrophic Car Accident Cases & Team Meetings (Ontario)

    Catastrophic Car Accident Cases & Team Meetings (Ontario)
    The most serious types of motor vehicle accidents in Ontario are referred to as “catastrophic“, or “CAT” cases. Just because the accident is bad, doesn’t necessarily make that the accident is…
  • Mar 15

    Your Personal Injury or Long Term Disability Case starts even before you retain a lawyer (Ontario)

    Your Personal Injury or Long Term Disability Case starts even before you retain a lawyer (Ontario)
    Bad accidents happen all the time. Long Term Disability denials too. It’s a common misconception that one’s case begins the moment that the claimant retains a personal injury lawyer. This is completely wrong. One’s case…
  • Mar 8

    Legal Fees in Personal Injury Cases & The Solicitors Act Ontario

    Legal Fees in Personal Injury Cases & The Solicitors Act Ontario
    Recently, the Ontario Divisional Court released their decision in Gilbert’s LLP v. David Dixon Inc., 2017 ONSC 1345. The Honourable Justice Nordheimer, speaking for the Court had some pointed commentary with respect to the Solicitors…
Rank this Week: 1797

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: 1757

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/
  • Mar 21

    Pourquoi une provisoire?

    Pourquoi une provisoire?
    Après un long hiver, l’hivernation se termine – ainsi que ma charge de cours qui a pris un gros morceau de mes temps libres (…) et de rédaction pour les Actifs Créatifs. Durant mon cours, nous avons…
  • Feb 12

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya
    Véronique Barry, avocate au bureau de Québec, vous explique dans le billet ci-dessous ce qu’est le Protocole de Nagoya et les enjeux qu’il amène sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle. ***…
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
Rank this Week: 2701

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Mar 21

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Communications to Owner

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Communications to Owner
    When the Government of Ontario conducted its review of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”), one of the concerns raised was that there was not enough reliable, timely and relevant information being communicated to condominium…
  • Mar 16

    Chicago Ordinance Regulates and Restricts Short-Term Rentals of Condominium

    Chicago Ordinance Regulates and Restricts Short-Term Rentals of Condominium
    The explosive growth of on-line short-term rental websites has caused considerable controversy and concerns for governments, hotel operators and condominiums. Condominium corporations have safety and security concerns with the arrival and…
  • Mar 14

    Condo Unit Owner Successfully Challenges Lien

    Condo Unit Owner Successfully Challenges Lien
    In a recent case, Washington v. Y.C.C. No. 441, a commercial condo unit owner successfully sued the condominium corporation after the corporation registered a lien against his unit for repair costs related to clearing a blockage in the…
Rank this Week: 694

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/
  • Mar 21

    Uninsured, Self Represented Litigant Learns that Perjury is a Poor Idea

    Uninsured, Self Represented Litigant Learns that Perjury is a Poor Idea
    From the vault of how not to represent yourself in court, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, admonishing a self represented litigant for providing the Court with perjured evidence. In…
  • Mar 16

    $85,000 For Chronic Myofascial Pain From Three Collision

    $85,000 For Chronic Myofascial Pain From Three Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Dhillon v. Singer) the Plaintiff was involved in three collisions which the…
  • Mar 15

    “Meagre” Plaintiff Income Keeps Court From Awarding Costs to Successful Defendant

    “Meagre” Plaintiff Income Keeps Court From Awarding Costs to Successful Defendant
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, demonstrating judicial discretion in dealing with costs after a plaintiff fails to beat a defence formal offer at trial. In today’s case (Barta v.…
Rank this Week: 494

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: 1554

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Mar 20

    Foreign Exchange Capital Gain

    Foreign Exchange Capital Gain
    Selling US Real Estate when the Loonie is Down: You’ve Made a Foreign Exchange Capital Gain. The post Foreign Exchange Capital Gains appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Mar 17

    David A. Altro is a Guest Speaker for Lennar Client Event

    David A. Altro is a Guest Speaker for Lennar Client Event
    The post David A. Altro is a Guest Speaker for Lennar Client Event appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Mar 15

    Changes to the Principal Residence Exemption in Canada

    Changes to the Principal Residence Exemption in Canada
    Canadian taxpayers will have to report the disposition of property to claim the principal residence exemption. The post Changes to the Principal Residence Exemption in Canada appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 3967

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

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

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Mar 20

    Making your vote count II: CSA finalizes proxy voting protocol

    Making your vote count II: CSA finalizes proxy voting protocol
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have recently released finalized guidance and protocols for meeting vote reconciliation under CSA Staff-Notice 54-305 Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols (the Protocols) which are implemented on…
  • Mar 13

    Glass Lewis’ 2017 Canada Policy Guideline

    Glass Lewis’ 2017 Canada Policy Guideline
    Towards the end of last year, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis), a leading governance and proxy voting firm, released its 2017 Proxy Paper Guidelines for Canada (the Guidelines) for the upcoming 2017 proxy season.  Although the…
  • Feb 27

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement
    Following recent amendments to Canada’s takeover bid rules, private placements in the face of hostile bids have become newly controversial. Private placements in the context of proxy contests have received less attention. Yet this is…
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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/
  • Mar 20

    TSX endorses ISS and Glass Lewis guidelines for advance notice policie

    TSX endorses ISS and Glass Lewis guidelines for advance notice policie
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reviewed 25 randomly selected advance notice policies adopted by TSX-listed issuers and has identified a number of its concerns in a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017. The Staff Notice acknowledges…
  • Mar 17

    TSX issuers asked to review majority voting policies after spot-check finds flaw

    TSX issuers asked to review majority voting policies after spot-check finds flaw
    Majority voting policies of Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed issuers are under the spotlight following a TSX review of 200 randomly selected policies. In a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017, the TSX pinpointed a number of issues that…
  • Mar 8

    Board Diversity in the spotlight

    Board Diversity in the spotlight
    In light of March 8 being International Women’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to recap highlights from Stikeman Elliott’s inaugural event held earlier this year to launch its Board Diversity initiative. Stikeman Elliott was…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

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

    New Books at the Law Library – March 20, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – March 20, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE339 .P76 2015 David Layton & Michel Proulx, Ethics and Criminal Law, 2d ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015). Online access: Ebook LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD442 .W54 2016 Glanville Williams,…
  • Mar 13

    New Books at the Law Library – March 13, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – March 13, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE4199 .D64 2016 Adam Dodek, The Canadian Constitution, 2d ed. (Toronto: Dundurn, 2016). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KF250 .G375 2013 Bryan A. Garner et al., The Redbook: A Manual on Legal…
  • Mar 6

    New Books at the Law Library – March 6, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – March 6, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV8073 .L334 2016 Caitlin Pakosh, ed., The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE303 B84 2016 Sarah Buhler, Sarah Marsden & Gemma Smyth, Clinical Law:…
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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/
  • Mar 20

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law
    Earlier this year, a Canadian trial court ruled that Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) has extra-territorial application and restricts the dissemination of personal information…
  • Mar 15

    UK Information Commissioner Updates Paper on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Protection

    UK Information Commissioner Updates Paper on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Protection
    On 1 March 2017, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a paper on big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection (replacing its early paper published in 2014). Although the paper is described…
  • Mar 15

    UK Information Commissioner Publishes Draft GDPR Consent Guidance

    UK Information Commissioner Publishes Draft GDPR Consent Guidance
    On 2 March 2017, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its draft GDPR consent guidance and called for comments on it. The consultation is open until 31 March and the final form guidance will be issued in May 2017. The…
Rank this Week: 936

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
  • Mar 20

    Recent Acquisitions, March 13 – March 20, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, March 13 – March 20, 2017
    48 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2017: The great pictorial history of world crime Nash, Jay Robert, HV 6211 N37 2014 V.1 The great pictorial history of world crime Rowman & Littlefield, 2014 2…
  • Mar 13

    Recent Acquisitions, March 6 – March 13, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, March 6 – March 13, 2017
    4 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2017: Prince's dictionary of legal citations : a reference… Prince, Mary Miles, KF 246 B459 2017 Prince's dictionary of legal citations : a reference guide for…
  • Mar 7

    International Women’s Day 2017

    International Women’s Day 2017
    March 8 is commemorated as International Women’s Day (IWD) to recognize the spirit of determination and courage by women in their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women globally.…
Rank this Week: 3925

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Mar 19

    ‘I quit … oh wait, I didn’t mean it!’

    ‘I quit … oh wait, I didn’t mean it!’
    by Stefan Kimpton Employers don’t often enough think about the consequences of a heat-of-the-moment resignation. It is generally assumed that when an employee says “I quit” or storms out of the workplace, the employment…
  • Mar 12

    Ontario court awards 3 types of damages in sexual harassment case

    Ontario court awards 3 types of damages in sexual harassment case
    by Hannah Roskey An employee who was repeatedly sexually harassed by her coworker sued her employer after being terminated. In addition to normal damages for wrongful dismissal she was awarded $60,000 for “moral damages” by the…
  • Mar 5

    Who is protected by human rights laws: Can corporate directors bring complaints for employment discrimination?

    Who is protected by human rights laws: Can corporate directors bring complaints for employment discrimination?
    by Cindy Switzer In a recent decision – Peterson v. The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of BC, 2017 BCHRT 21 (CanLII) – the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal considered whether a corporate director who was told he could not…
Rank this Week: 4035

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2286

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Mar 17

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge
    Section 8 of the Interest Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-15, prohibits any “fine, penalty or rate of interest . . . that has the effect of increasing the charge on the arrears beyond the rate of interest payable on principal money not in…
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
Rank this Week: 1161

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Mar 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the next time you hear a story about lawyers arguing over a comma, read this. https://t.co/JGjE9l2e2k 2017-03-16 vc plans to raise fund using digital tokens. https://t.co/EpMgayZSxX 2017-03-16 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Mar 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nintendo awarded $13 million in first major canadian tpm anti-circumvention ruling. https://t.co/kywbBFdSnW 2017-03-03 uk proposes new law on insurance for self-driving vehicles. insurance companies would be liable by default.…
  • Mar 2

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google sues uber for theft of its autonomous car technology. https://t.co/qRoNlWYDfc 2017-02-24 sysadmin who trashed employer's system files appeal asserting he was authorized to do so. yes, seriously. https://t.co/WCoDYqbiQX 2017-02-24 cheap…
Rank this Week: 687

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
  • Mar 16

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer
    By David E. Woollcombe and Claire Gowdy We recently wrote an article for The Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog covering securities regulatory developments, that we believe is of…
  • Mar 10

    New 2017 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2017 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Donald Houston and Michele Siu The pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2017 has increased to $88 million from the 2016 threshold of $87 million.  As per the indexing mechanism set out in the Competition Act (Act),…
  • Dec 13

    Corporate Democracy vs. Directors’ Powers: lessons from Marquee/Smoothwater

    Corporate Democracy vs. Directors’ Powers: lessons from Marquee/Smoothwater
    By Robert Hansen, Shane C. D'Souza and Vanessa Chung Alberta’s Court of Appeal recently overturned a controversial interlocutory decision involving a proposed acquisition by Alberta Oil Sands Inc. (“AOS”) of Marquee Energy…
Rank this Week: 2768

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 2659

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Mar 15

    Costs of Accommodation: British Columbia Supreme Court Reaffirms High Threshold for Undue Hardship

    Costs of Accommodation: British Columbia Supreme Court Reaffirms High Threshold for Undue Hardship
    In a July 2016 decision, Providence Health Care v. Dunkley, 2016 BCSC 1383, the British Columbia Supreme Court held that Providence Health Care (PHC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) failed to establish that the costs of providing…
  • Feb 27

    Is This The Definitive Word on Termination Provisions/Consideration?

    Is This The Definitive Word on Termination Provisions/Consideration?
    A series of Ontario cases dating back to 2012 has put into issue the question of what does, or doesn’t, make a termination provision enforceable.  After a number of recent employer-friendly decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal…
  • Feb 17

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?
    Any person who is the “spouse” of a member of a registered pension plan in Canada has rights regarding the pension entitlement of his or her partner. That important policy has been entrenched in pension legislation for…
Rank this Week: 1756

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 13

    An Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Immigration Refugee Board – Withdraw?

    An Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Immigration Refugee Board – Withdraw?
    An Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Immigration Refugee Board – Withdraw? The Immigration Refugee Board  Appeal Division (or IAD) offers an Alternative Dispute Resolution in addition to a hearing.  An ADR is  offered…
  • Dec 22

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s update’s its Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for 2017

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s update’s its Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for 2017
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s update’s its Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for 2017 As the new year is approaching, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced on December 14, 2016: “The Government is…
  • Dec 14

    Removal Orders in the Canadian Immigration Law Context

    Removal Orders in the Canadian Immigration Law Context
    Removal Orders in the Canadian Immigration Law Context Definitions and overview A foreign National and a permanent Resident can be determined to be inadmissible on several grounds including staying in Canada beyond their authorized period of…
Rank this Week: 3394