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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 22

    BC Supreme Court – Articles Cited in Expert Reports Are Not Evidence

    BC Supreme Court – Articles Cited in Expert Reports Are Not Evidence
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, confirming that articles cited in expert reports are not evidence and outlining how these documents can be used at trial. In today’s case (Cambie…
  • Sep 21

    $150,000 Non-Pecuniary Damage Assessment in Polytrauma Injury Case

    $150,000 Non-Pecuniary Damage Assessment in Polytrauma Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for multiple injuries sustained in a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Chappell v. Loyie) the Plaintiff was injured when his…
  • Sep 20

    “Cut and Paste Affidavit” Derails Defence Medical Exam Application

    “Cut and Paste Affidavit” Derails Defence Medical Exam Application
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a defence request for an independent medical assessment of a Plaintiff in part due to the use of a “cut and paste affidavit”. In…
Rank this Week: 36

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

    SCC upholds CITT ruling in customs case

    SCC upholds CITT ruling in customs case
    In the first customs case to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in four decades, the high court has allowed the appeal of the Attorney General of Canada in a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal overturning a decision of the Canadian…
  • Sep 29

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 29, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 29, 2016
    Canada First Nation says court documents prove political pressure rushed pipeline approval, Canadian Press RCMP lifts Amber Alert after two boys found in Saskatchewan, Canadian Press NDP calls on Liberal government to rescind torture…
  • Sep 28

    Report slams Canada’s immigration detention system for treatment of children

    Report slams Canada’s immigration detention system for treatment of children
    A recent report by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program says Canada’s failure to find other ways to detain children violates its international legal obligations. “Canada’s immigration…
Rank this Week: 61

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law
    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…
  • Sep 29

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R v Vader, 2016 ABQB 505 [687]…
Rank this Week: 140

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office
    Earlier this month, the English Law Commission released a consultation paper on Misconduct in Public Office.According to the project description:  Misconduct in public office is a common law offence: it is not defined in any statute. It…
  • Sep 29

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Youth court statistics, 2014/2015 that shows that the number of completed cases in youth courts was the lowest since the numbers were first collected more than two decades ago.The rate of youth…
  • Sep 28

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
    The Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a comprehensive review of Canada's criminal justice system earlier this week.Entitled Justice on Trial: Inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system, the…
Rank this Week: 191

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 154

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 25

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court
    by Nicole Singh Canadian tribunals have consistently ruled that communications by employees on social media can be viewed as an extension of the workplace. Improper communication on such platforms can therefore be considered a form of…
  • Sep 18

    Can one unionized worker sue another?

    Can one unionized worker sue another?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Romeo Aguilar Perez It is well established in Canada that any legal action whose essential character arises from a collective agreement falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitrator, not the courts.…
  • Sep 11

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right
    by Chuck Harrison A recent labor arbitration decision in Canada provides a guide for employers to “get it right” when balancing occupational safety and health obligations against employee privacy rights. The employer was Rio Tinto…
Rank this Week: 249

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 21

    Why Would Angelina Jolie Demand Sole Custody?

    Why Would Angelina Jolie Demand Sole Custody?
    When I read this morning that Brad and Angie were kaput, I didn’t believe it. After all, every month for the past several years some gossip magazine has splashed this headline across their cover page. Only it was never true. But today…
  • Sep 13

    Get Over It Hillary…

    Get Over It Hillary…
    In a recent interview with HUMANSOFNEWYORK.COM Hillary Clinton explains why she may appear to be “cold and unemotional”. “I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. My friend and I were some of…
  • Aug 31

    GUEST POST: FATHERLESS IN NORTH AMERICA

    GUEST POST: FATHERLESS IN NORTH AMERICA
    TERRY BRENNAN is the co-founder of “LEADING WOMEN FOR SHARED PARENTING”, an organization based in the United States, with invited members located world-wide. Members include women who are Senators, members of the House of…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
Rank this Week: 238

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

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

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

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

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

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 263

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 29, 2016 at 6:18am PDTIn Ontario, you may complete a Power of Attorney…
  • Sep 28

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday September 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:27am PDTOntario’s Family Law Act (FLA) governs the…
  • Sep 27

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday September 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:30am PDTCan an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional…
Rank this Week: 425

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.
    For years now the Catholic Church has been facing criticism around the world for its inaction in failing to prevent sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. Furthermore, the Church has been criticized for failing to hold Bishops who…
  • May 9

    3 Priests to stand trial for covering up sex abuse: Now what about the rest?

    3 Priests to stand trial for covering up sex abuse: Now what about the rest?
    Three Franciscan priests have been ordered by a Judge in Pennsylvania to stand trial on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy for covering up sexual abuse by a fourth Priest. The priests are charged with enabling…
  • Feb 1

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim
    Ghomeshi sexual abuse claims come to court today Jian Ghomeshi’s criminal trial starts today. He is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomesi has pleaded not guilty to all of…
Rank this Week: 313

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

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

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 343

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 453

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 337

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 Updates for 2016-09-28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-28
    Ottawa failing to protect law-abiding Canadians from security surveillance, watchdog warns https://t.co/J3gwwU6U6T -> OSC to launch fintech hub to help companies navigate and possibly ‘tailor’ regulatory framework…
  • Sep 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-26
    What Brexit means for U.K., E.U. intellectual property rights https://t.co/DgH0aTWyjT -> Rozee.pk wins landmark copyright case against rightjobs – The Express Tribune https://t.co/jSALbnZGqj -> WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Gets…
  • Sep 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-25
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-09-24 | Barry Sookman https://t.co/pKYEAVNRcw -> Deletion of Browser History to Prevent Embarrassment Not Spoliation https://t.co/sn5Sdowlp6 -> Privacy right in the UK creates presumption of…
Rank this Week: 566

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 27

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement
    On September 14, 2016, Mr. Justice Macleod of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta gave oral reasons for judgment in Re Marquee Energy Ltd. and The Alberta Oilsands Inc. (unreported, Action No. 1601-11071, Judicial Centre of…
  • Sep 26

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause
    On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC) released its decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance (2016 SCC 37). In its decision, the Court considered the appropriate standard of review…
  • Aug 4

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal
    The provincial government’s new 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers of residential property is the talk of the town in Metro Vancouver.  While many local residents have spent the last several days debating about the likely effect…
Rank this Week: 549

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 27

    Increase to the Alberta Minimum Wage

    Increase to the Alberta Minimum Wage
    Alberta employers are reminded that the general minimum wage in Alberta will be increased on October 1, 2016 to $12.20 per hour, up from $11.20 per hour. Additionally, the current liquor server rate will be eliminated effective October 1,…
  • Sep 27

    Getting Your Act Together – B.C. & Alberta Triennial Pension Assessment

    Getting Your Act Together – B.C. & Alberta Triennial Pension Assessment
    In November 2008, the Alberta/British Columbia Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards (JEPPS) released its report on pension standards in the two provinces. The report, Getting Our Acts Together, encouraged the two provincial governments to…
  • Sep 19

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal
    An Ontario Court has ruled in Bevilacqua v Gracious Living Corporation, 2016 ONSC 4127 that even in cases where an employer has complied with the temporary layoff provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”), the…
Rank this Week: 881

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 26

    Two Years of Severance Awarded to Dedicated Employee

    Two Years of Severance Awarded to Dedicated Employee
    Daniel Lublin was once again successful in obtaining one of the lengthiest severance awards for an employee in Ozorio v. Canadian Hearing Society. The Court awarded our client 24 months payment of salary and benefits following her termination…
  • Sep 16

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace
    Social media has become the driving force of most workplaces.  Just a short time ago, it was barely on a company’s radar as a means of driving production or sales; it was commonly viewed as a nuisance to be avoided in the…
  • Sep 8

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern
    In 2014, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour conducted an inspection blitz in connection with unpaid internships.  Of the 56 companies investigated, the Ministry issued 36 orders regarding non-compliance with the Employment Standards Act,…
Rank this Week: 597

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    austrian teen sues parents to get them to remove their childhood pix of her on facebook; claims breach of privacy. https://t.co/y4pUF5tLNh 2016-09-16 tesla sues oil co. exec for ham-fisted attempt at phishing (using elontesla@yahoo.com, no…
  • Sep 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researcher found effective way to treat viral infections 15 years ago, but can't get funding. fascinating. https://t.co/eIWBol32LL 2016-09-12 a loud sound takes out a bank's data centre. https://t.co/XTf4hG0jGM 2016-09-13 why neural nets…
  • Sep 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researcher found effective way to treat viral infections 15 years ago, but can't get funding. fascinating. https://t.co/eIWBol32LL 2016-09-12 a loud sound takes out a bank's data centre. https://t.co/XTf4hG0jGM 2016-09-13 why neural nets…
Rank this Week: 651

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    New York Proposes First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institution

    New York Proposes First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institution
    On September 13, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services introduced a new rule that would require banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions regulated by the Department to establish and maintain a cybersecurity…
  • Sep 12

    White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”

    White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”
    On July 26, 2016, President Obama issued a new Presidential Directive setting forth the framework for how the United States (US) federal government will respond to “cyber incidents,” whether involving government or private sector…
  • Sep 2

    CASL compliance undertakings continue to mount

    CASL compliance undertakings continue to mount
    Another company that is well-known to consumers has agreed to enter into a compliance undertaking with the CRTC for alleged CASL violations.  Kellogg Canada Inc. has paid a monetary penalty of $60,000 and undertaken to enter into a…
Rank this Week: 865

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 657

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 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2016
    Here are the latest annotations to be added to Quickscribe 2.0:  Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau LLP -- Petroleum And Natural Gas Act, Petroleum And Natural Gas Act Regulation Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP -- WESA Richard Bereti,…
  • Aug 3

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for July 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for July 2016
    Just one new Quickscribe 2.0 annotation to share for July: Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau LLP – Petroleum And Natural Gas ActGrab your free trial of Quickscribe 2.0 today -- it's an easy and effective way to research, track and…
  • Jul 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016
    Just a short update to highlight the legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in June:Health Professions Act -- OnPoint Legal Research Corporation Community Charter  -- Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold…
Rank this Week: 976

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Aug 31

    LawNow Vol. 41-1 Sept/Oct 2016

    LawNow Vol. 41-1 Sept/Oct 2016
    Representing yourself in court is a daunting task. This issue of LawNow offers some suggestions for success.  Volume 41-1  Sept/Oct 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Self-Represented Litigants Special Report: Media and the…
  • Aug 16

    CPLEA is hiring!

    CPLEA is hiring!
    The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is Hiring! We are searching for the perfect Program Manager and an awesome Community Development Specialist. Community Development Specialist CPLEA Program Manager – August 2016
  • Jun 28

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016
    Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law.  This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.  Volume 40-6  July /…
Rank this Week: 941

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court
    The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered.  In 2010, the farmer of 2,300 acres spent considerable time researching options and…
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

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

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
Rank this Week: 742

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 31

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review
    Section 135 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) gives unit owners, condo corporations, declarants and mortgagees the right to bring applications against one another for relief against conduct that is or threatens to be…
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board
    April 13, 2016 was International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, better known as the “International Day of Pink.” A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision demonstrates that…
  • Apr 13

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
Rank this Week: 880

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 527

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 1

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will order pre-hearing production of arguable relevant medical documents where it receives a Request for Order During Proceeding and the documents are arguably relevant unless the documents are privileged or…
  • Mar 31

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the plaintiffs were employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors and what entitlement they had on termination. The case is Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., 2016 ONCA 79 (CanLII).…
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
Rank this Week: 762

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 14

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!
    Carswell Ref Support has advised me that the text of the repealed Alberta Rules of Court, Alta Reg 390/68, is now available on WestlawNext Canada. This also means that the archived Fradsham's commentary of the old rules in Litigator includes…
  • Mar 18

    HeadStart 2015

    HeadStart 2015
    Information on the 2015 HeadStart program is now available. Check it out at under the HeadStart tab or at HeadStart 2015. Ana San Miguel
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 962

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Sep 29

    Overtime overhaul – small businesses want more time to prepare

    Overtime overhaul – small businesses want more time to prepare
    With just about 90 days to go before the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule dramatically updating overtime regulations is scheduled to go into effect, small business owners have petitioned the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division…
  • Sep 27

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?
    In the UK, a zero hours worker is a casual worker engaged on a zero hours contract. A zero hours contract is defined in UK legislation as a contract of employment or other worker’s contract under which a worker undertakes to perform…
  • Sep 26

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    Employer clients often ask during a wrongful or constructive dismissal lawsuit what damages may be awarded.  One relevant consideration  is the common law duty to mitigate.  A wrongfully dismissed employee has a duty to…
Rank this Week: 2054

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/
  • Sep 29

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson
    Lord Denning wrote many famous judgments, one of which was Miller v Jackson. Channeling Lord Denning this morning, Justice Brown issued what could have been an otherwise mundane tariff and customs case but instead became a well-written…
  • Sep 29

    A Halfway House: Quasi-constitutional Document

    A Halfway House: Quasi-constitutional Document
    Dear Sir or Madam: Today we write to you regarding the existence of quasi-constitutional documents in Canada. We will discuss what it means to be recognized as quasi-constitutional, outline what quasi-constitutional documents exist and…
  • Sep 28

    Judging the Constitution: How Precedents Affect Power

    Judging the Constitution: How Precedents Affect Power
    Dear Sir or Madam, Yesterday, we wrote of constitutional conventions. There was some mention made of Re: Resolution to Amend the Constitution, in which the Supreme Court ruled on how conventions would determine how to amend the soon to be...
Rank this Week: 4691

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: 3552

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/
  • Sep 29

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario
    Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the workers and maybe the employer, there is often uncertainty,…
  • Sep 20

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?
    A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star reports. This is an interesting one.  My employment law…
  • Sep 9

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM
    It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on the York University jobs board. The job ad specifies that we…
Rank this Week: 1344

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/
  • Sep 29

    Bitcoin update: cryptocurrency remains rare in M&A transactions despite potential

    Bitcoin update: cryptocurrency remains rare in M&A transactions despite potential
    Bitcoin remains a fringe currency in the context of M&A transactions. Despite some notable advantages over fiat currency, the risks associated with funding a large transaction using the cryptocurrency have limited its use to deals between…
  • Sep 27

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry
    RR Donnelley’s August 2016 VENUE Market Spotlight focused on the healthcare industry and the prospects for M&A activity in that space over the next 12 months. The report notes that there were 678 healthcare transactions in the…
  • Sep 22

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie
    Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP’s (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015. Deloitte recently published an article…
Rank this Week: 2051

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Sep 28

    Canada’s New Low-Cost Airlines: Poised to Take Flight?

    Canada’s New Low-Cost Airlines: Poised to Take Flight?
    There has been much interest lately in the development of two new players in the Canadian aviation scene. Canada Jetlines Ltd. and NewLeaf Travel Company are hoping to capture a piece of the commercial air travel pie by competing for…
  • Aug 17

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane

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

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection
    There are many ways in which passengers book air travel. Some use travel agents or tour companies, while others choose to book their travel online. Travel agents ought to be well accustomed to leaving adequate time between flights. When…
Rank this Week: 4961

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 28

    Hedge fund investments survive section 94.1 challenge

    Hedge fund investments survive section 94.1 challenge
    Marianne Kennedy Beaulne -  Although based in low-tax jurisdictions, Tax Court finds business reasons for investments overshadowed their tax benefits Section 94.1 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) is an anti-avoidance rule aimed at…
  • Sep 12

    New TSX dividend reinvestment plan rules adopted

    New TSX dividend reinvestment plan rules adopted
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has adopted amendments to the TSX Company Manual (the Manual) intended to provide a complete set of standards and practices (the DRIP Rules) for dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). The amendments follow the…
  • Aug 19

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer
    Amendments to TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Policy 4.5 – Rights Offerings are now in effect reflecting guidance released by the TSXV earlier this year following the adoption by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) of…
Rank this Week: 4082

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 28

    An Eye for an Eye for car accident law in Ontario?

    An Eye for an Eye for car accident law in Ontario?
    Here’s the scenario: You or a loved one was hit by a negligent driver. The driver was texting on their cell phone at the time of the collision. The driver was charged and convicted of distracted driving and careless driving under the…
  • Sep 20

    Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer: Rapid Fire Q&A with Brian Goldfinger

    Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer: Rapid Fire Q&A with Brian Goldfinger
    Throughout the course of the year, the Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog gets tonnes a questions from our loyal readership. We do our best to answer every question we can. Here are some of the best, and most commonly asked questions we have…
  • Sep 15

    The hidden costs behind rape and sexual assault cases (Ontario)

    The hidden costs behind rape and sexual assault cases (Ontario)
    The front page of today’s Toronto Star is a feature article and photo of Mandi Gray. The headline reads “Putting A Price on Rape..Mandi Gray could have shared her trauma with the court. She opted to share her bills instead“.…
Rank this Week: 2941

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4914

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Sep 27

    Advisor.ca – How to bring 401(k)s and IRAs to Canada

    Advisor.ca – How to bring 401(k)s and IRAs to Canada
    Matt C. Altro was recently interviewed by Melissa Shin from Advisor’s Edge to analyze the consequences and opportunities when it comes to crossing the Canada/US border with retirement accounts. The analysis was published in the…
  • Aug 31

    David A. Altro Presenting at a Seminar by one of the largest US home builders: Lennar

    David A. Altro Presenting at a Seminar by one of the largest US home builders: Lennar
    The Managing Partner of Altro Levy LLP, David A. Altro, has been invited by Lennar International, the second largest home builder in the US, to be their guest speaker at upcoming seminars. There are three upcoming events: Wednesday September…
  • Jul 22

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?
    Originally published in November 2013 by Meghan L. Weinstien Updated in July 2016 by Shlomi Steve Levy and Jonah Spiegelman The Florida Land Trust (“FLT”) is sometimes recommended as a structure to hold title of their personal use…
Rank this Week: 4546

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 27

    Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decision

    Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decision
    In a couple of prior blog posts, we blogged about a case (3716724 Canada Inc. v. CCC No. 375), where the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a condominium corporation had unfairly disregarded the interests of a commercial parking…
  • Sep 20

    Condo Water Leak

    Condo Water Leak
    Often when there is a leak in a condominium unit, there is an assumption that the leak emanated from the unit directly above.  However, this may not necessarily be the case. In a recent case, Roa v. TSCC No. 1764, a condo unit owner sued…
  • Sep 16

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait
    Jason Rivait discusses the topic of Proxies. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Rank this Week: 3142

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 26

    New Books at the Law Library – September 26, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – September 26, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K212 .H65 2016 James Holland & Julian Webb, Learning Legal Rules: A Students’ Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning, 9th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) LAW LIBRARY level 3: K240 .W66 2016 Philip R.…
  • Sep 20

    New Books at the Law Library – September 20, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – September 20, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV5732 .W46 2015 World Health Organization, WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2015: Raising Taxes on Tobacco (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2015). Online access:…
  • Sep 12

    New Books at the Law Library – September 12, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – September 12, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: JC599.G7 L47 2016 Anthony Lester, Five Ideas to Fight For: How Our Freedom is Under Threat and Why it Matters (London: Oneworld Publications, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K100 .L447 2015 Christopher Gane & Robin Hui…
Rank this Week: 3868

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

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

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 4919

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
Rank this Week: 2053

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Sep 26

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)
    Hello, and welcome to this week’s video blog on the law. This week we are taking a peek between the sheets of BC’s Privacy laws as they pertain to the ever growing array of internet connected consumer devices that may be…
  • Sep 24

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?
    For Landlubbers No, for Mariners Perhaps In February of 2001, while conducting a demonstration for civilian observers nine miles off the Hawiian island of Oahu, the U.S. nuclear submarine Greeneville performed an emergency ballast blow and…
  • Sep 19

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim
    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic…
Rank this Week: 2179