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Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 17

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal
    The 20th edition (2017) of the Code civil du Québec annoté by Jean-Louis Baudouin & Yvon Renaud is now available on the website of the CAIJ. CAIJ is the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique, the…
  • Aug 17

    Employee’s Appeal for Dismissal of His Wrongful Termination Action Rejected

    Employee’s Appeal for Dismissal of His Wrongful Termination Action Rejected
    The employee in this case appealed the dismissal of his wrongful dismissal action. One of the issues on appeal was whether the trial judge reversed the onus on the employee to prove just cause. Background The employee was employed as a…
  • Aug 17

    Time for Technology Ethics Opinions in Canada?

    Time for Technology Ethics Opinions in Canada?
    Lawyer competence is a relatively new concern for Canadian law societies. It was only in the 1970s, for example, that law societies really embraced the idea that they had a formal mandate to regulate the post-entry competence of lawyers. In…
Rank this Week: 38

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 46

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 17, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies. They do…
  • Aug 16

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 16, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.A final divorce judgment cannot be granted until one year following the date a married couple separates (unless special grounds for…
  • Aug 15

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 15, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario law, an…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 128

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel
    Two busy family law lawyers in Illinois, Michelle Mosby-Scott and Drew R. Quitschau spent hours sparring in court as opposing counsel on dozens of cases. However, their professional relationship became complicated, even sinister, when Ms.…
  • Aug 1

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?
    Is discipline in order for an Ontario judge who went shopping wearing a “Make American Great Again” t-shirt? What about a judge sitting in court the day after the American election wearing a baseball cap with the same logo? Local…
  • Jul 21

    Zealous Advocacy or Abuse of Process?

    Zealous Advocacy or Abuse of Process?
    This week two Vancouver lawyers were excoriated by a Supreme Court Justice because of the tactics they employed in a case involving the proposed adoption of a young Metis child, referred to as SS. (A.S. v. British Columbia (Director Of Child,…
Rank this Week: 199

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: 221

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 17

    Gender expression, identity now protected for children in Ontario legislation

    Gender expression, identity now protected for children in Ontario legislation
    New Ontario legislation that has replaced or amended acts affecting children, youth and families has recognized gender identity and gender expression as a protected area, a further example of how family law and the rights of children are…
  • Aug 17

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 17, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 17, 2017
    CanadaSaudi Arabia defends use of Canadian-made armoured vehicles against civilians, Globe and MailThree children killed in collision northeast of Calgary, Canadian Press Two injured in shooting incident outside mall in west-end Toronto,…
  • Aug 16

    Changes to judicial application form a step towards more diverse on the bench

    Changes to judicial application form a step towards more diverse on the bench
    Ontario recently announced the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will be taking steps to increase diversity in the judiciary, including recruiting more judges from indigenous communities. “Trust in the justice system requires a…
Rank this Week: 257

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    How one bad therapist can ruin your personal injury case (Ontario)

    How one bad therapist can ruin your personal injury case (Ontario)
    Not many people know this, but my family used to own a farm in Brockville, ON. Brockville is east of Kingston, near the Ontario/Quebec border. My grandparents owned a large farm with hundreds of cows, some chickens and large vegetable garden.…
  • Aug 9

    My car accident and Long Term Disability Claims are worth over a million dollars (Ontario)

    My car accident and Long Term Disability Claims are worth over a million dollars (Ontario)
    If you asked any injured accident victim, or long term disability claimant how much they believed their case to be worth, you would get all sorts of varying ranges of damages. Most injured accident victims and disability claimants don’t…
  • Aug 3

    Definition of Disability in your Long Term Disability Policy (LTD ONTARIO)

    Definition of Disability in your Long Term Disability Policy (LTD ONTARIO)
    What does it take to be found disabled under your Long Term Disability Policy? A kind adjuster? A lenient policy? Good handwriting on the LTD application? A good LTD lawyer? Or is it just dumb luck? Our lawyers wish we had the answer to get…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 256

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/
  • Aug 15

    Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?

    Terminated without notice: are discretionary bonuses part of the severance package?
    Bonuses may make up a significant portion of pay for executives, senior managers, and other high skilled employees. Upon termination of the employment relation, notice or pay in lieu is meant to place an individual in a similar place had they…
  • Aug 11

    When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?

    When is a non-solicitation clause not enough?
    Non-solicitation clauses prohibit an employee from actively pursuing clients of the employer when the employment relation has ended. To be enforceable, the clause must have a time limit that is reasonable. Spatial limitation (or a…
  • Aug 10

    Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management

    Can an Employee be Dismissed for a Single incident of Insolence or Insubordination Towards Management
    Being rude, disrespectful, or insubordinate towards a superior within the workplace is subject to disciplinary measures. Under common law, discipline must be proportionate to the misconduct and also be intended to correct a behaviour rather…
Rank this Week: 366

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 13

    Genetic information is off limits!

    Genetic information is off limits!
    by Michael Adams Medical examinations of future and present employees are commonly required by Canadian employers in order to verify a person’s capacity to do the work. However, since May 2017, federally regulated employers can no…
  • Aug 6

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?

    Do waves of collective dismissals constitute a single collective dismissal?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine In a number of Canadian jurisdictions, when conducting a collective dismissal or mass termination, an employer will have significant obligations that include giving increased notice of the collective…
  • Jul 30

    Carification not required when accepting disabled employee’s resignation

    Carification not required when accepting disabled employee’s resignation
    by David G. Wong In its recent decision in Razo v. Essilor Canada, 2017 BCHRT 133, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal dismissed the argument that an employer could not accept the resignation of a long-term disabled employee without…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 404

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Aug 8

    Systems Analyst TN Visa Approval After 2 Denials for Lack of Computer Degree

    Systems Analyst TN Visa Approval After 2 Denials for Lack of Computer Degree
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:The applicant, a citizen of Canada, had been approved for TN visa status under the Computer Systems Analyst category for several years. When he recently applied for a new TN to change employers, a USCBP officer…
  • Jun 1

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period
    Despite past assurances as recently as Oct. 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has now stated that it will no longer annotate TN visa stamps to reflect the dates of employment requested by a TN visa petitioner. (TN visa stamps are…
  • May 30

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid
    Individuals working in the U.S. under TN visa status as Registered Nurses and in other healthcare occupations require a healthcare worker certificate (visa screen). Not only is the visa screen required for initial TN visa applications,…
Rank this Week: 644

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: 437

Veale Law

Veale Law

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

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 912

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 736

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: 713

Frank Sperduti

Frank Sperduti

Covers expropriation law in Canada.

http://www.franksperduti.com/
  • Feb 11

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship
    Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, highlights the importance of understanding the roles that the lawyer and appraiser play in the adversarial process and what each brings to the team. Read full paper… Frank…
  • Jan 31

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection
    Recovery of damages for injurious affection is a fundamental part of the basket of claims afforded to owners impacted by a partial taking.  Conceptually, injurious affection seems straight-forward enough:  the decrease in the value…
  • Jan 29

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board
    This is the first pre-hearing conference decision in respect of the appeals related to the new City of Hamilton (City) Urban Official Plan adopted by the City on July 9, 2009 wherein Frank Sperduti of BLG represents the Appellants, Freeland…
Rank this Week: 566

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: 661

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie
    This week's (August 17, 2017) episode of The Law Show is online! This week we are talking about several practical tips and how-tos that executors and beneficiaries need to know. The idea behind it is that executors know they are supposed to…
  • Aug 15

    Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt

    Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt
    I recently came across an article by Toronto lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag that talks about what happens to joint property owned by a deceased person whose estate does not have enough funds to pay all debts. This is something that many…
  • Aug 14

    Does a man in possession of deeds necessarily own the property?

    Does a man in possession of deeds necessarily own the property?
    Well, you readers never let me get  bored, that's for sure. Here's an interesting question I received recently. I know that lots of people like to take care of legal transactions on their own to save money on legal fees, but this is taking…
Rank this Week: 4397

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 917

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Aug 17

    New Coat of Arms for Osgoode

    New Coat of Arms for Osgoode
    Over the past few years, the Library has been closely involved in working with the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Rideau Hall on the design of a new coat of arms for Osgoode to reflect the law school’s association with York ……
  • Aug 3

    When True Crime Meets Crime Fiction: A Bibliographical Mystery

    When True Crime Meets Crime Fiction: A Bibliographical Mystery
    The Osgoode Library recently acquired for its Trials special collection in the Canada Law Book Rare Room copies of the following publication: Life and Confession of Sophia Hamilton Who Was Tried, Condemned and Sentenced to be Hung at [name of…
  • Jul 20

    Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

    Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot
    June 2017 Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 32,223 full-text downloads and there were 131 new submissions posted, bringing the total works in our repository to 16,234. Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by…
Rank this Week: 3014

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/
  • Aug 17

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter
    BC Company law practice manual, updated October 2016 Did you know, the BC Company law practice manual was updated in October 2016 with a new comprehensive chapter for British Columbia societies under the new Societies…
  • Aug 16

    Recently Added

    Recently Added
    Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law for Commercial Tenancies This title focuses exclusively on commercial landlord and tenant law in the context of insolvency proceedings providing information related to the key…
  • Jul 14

    Recently Updated

    Recently Updated
    Canadian Oil and Gas, 2nd ed. Updated May 2017  10 Volumes which include Case Digests, Commentary, Forms and Precedents, Federal & Provincial Statutes & Regulations and consolidations such as: Canada Petroleum Resources Act…
Rank this Week: 3975

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 17

    M&A in the fashion retail sector

    M&A in the fashion retail sector
    Over the last two years, many household names in the fashion retail industry have disappeared from the Canadian market. In the wake of the ecommerce boom, many stores have raised the white flag and closed their doors. Although ecommerce is a…
  • Aug 16

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment

    Virtual data rooms: don’t let the cloud cloud your judgment
    Platforms that were once physical in nature – such as data rooms – are increasingly becoming digitized. The cloud has opened up new frontiers for data storage: It offers large amounts of storage, collaborative file sharing, and…
  • Aug 16

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value

    The perfect union: maximizing post-integration value
    As we have discussed in previous posts, the post-closing phase of an M&A deal can be a difficult one, with 30% of integration deals not achieving their revenue goals. Competing organizational structures, technology, and cultures between…
Rank this Week: 2659

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 17

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie
    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives in talk earlier this week, identifying the need to modernize NAFTA so that "all sectors of our economy can reap the full benefits of the digital…
  • Aug 16

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field
    The NAFTA renegotiation gets underway today, days after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives. As her first core objective, Freeland identified modernizing NAFTA so that "all sectors of our…
  • Aug 15

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC
    Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced via Twitter yesterday that the government has asked the CRTC to reconsider its TV licensing decision from earlier this year that established a uniform broadcaster spending requirement of 5…
Rank this Week: 2350

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    PHIPA Fines in the Workplace

    PHIPA Fines in the Workplace
    This spring the largest penalty to date was issued under Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”). A social work student was convicted of accessing personal health information without authorization, and…
  • Aug 2

    Pot in the Workplace

    Pot in the Workplace
    Marijuana has been legal for medical use since 1999. As you undoubtedly know, the Trudeau government has tabled legislation that would expand legal use to the recreational sphere. Employers need to be prepared for how the potential…
  • Jul 26

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Unionized Workplace

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Unionized Workplace
    Over the last several weeks I’ve laid out some of the changes that will affect workplaces governed by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). In this post I’ll touch on how Bill 148 proposes to change the legislation that…
Rank this Week: 4838

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 17

    Legal Demand 3.0

    Legal Demand 3.0
    Every market has both supply and demand. But law is unusual in the degree to which the vast majority of attention has been paid to the supply side. I’m willing to wager that at least 80% of everything that’s been written about…
  • Jul 27

    Law firms’ problem with women

    Law firms’ problem with women
    The last time I wrote about women and the law, it took weeks for the flames to die down. Only a glutton for punishment would return to this topic again. Ahem. So I’ve been collecting articles about the seemingly endless issue of the…
  • Jun 27

    Fight the future

    Fight the future
    Most law firm retreats are not what you’d call somber exercises in austerity. Lawyers don’t go out that often, but when they do, they usually go in style. Smaller firms might gather in high-end lodges or resorts adjacent to lakes…
Rank this Week: 4401

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/
  • Aug 17

    A comparison of bail-in regimes – Canada and the UK

    A comparison of bail-in regimes – Canada and the UK
    We have published a new briefing note comparing the bail-in regimes in Canada and the UK. The guide can be found here.… Continue Reading
  • Aug 17

    Responses to ESMA’s consultation on CRA endorsement guideline

    Responses to ESMA’s consultation on CRA endorsement guideline
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published responses to its Consultation Paper: Update of the guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime under Article 4(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation…
  • Aug 17

    Preparing for Brexit: “The clock is ticking”

    Preparing for Brexit: “The clock is ticking”
    The European Central Bank (ECB) has published an interview with Sabine Lautenschlager, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB. In her interview there is a discussion about developments in…
Rank this Week: 2599

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Aug 16

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena
    As part two of my earlier blog on the issue of expert witnesses at trial, Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502, is a great read for the Court of Appeal’s view on the role of the trial judge during expert testimony. In the…
  • Aug 16

    Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad thing

    Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad thing
    We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and you name someone to manage your affairs in the event you can’t,…
  • Aug 15

    Can an Estate Sue Without Probate?

    Can an Estate Sue Without Probate?
    The commencement of litigation requires a Plaintiff to have standing to sue; and Probate (or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With (or Without) a Will) is required if an Estate Trustee wishes to obtain Judgment against a…
Rank this Week: 1193

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: 2649

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Aug 16

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar
    With the recently proposed changes to the U.S. immigration system, will the future of immigration to the U.S. be an impossibility given the RAISE Act? The post “RAISE”-ING the Bar appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Aug 14

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2
    Learn about the family-based US immigration system as it pertains to & defines Immediate Relatives to see if it may be an immigration path for you to the US. The post Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2 appeared first…
  • Jul 28

    Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application

    Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application
    When submitting an 8288-B Withholding Certificate Application under the FIRPTA rules, timing is everything. The post Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 4605

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

http://www.yourbestdefence.com/legal-commentary/
  • Aug 16

    Your Right to Speak With a Lawyer After You Are Arrested: What You Need to Know.

    Your Right to Speak With a Lawyer After You Are Arrested: What You Need to Know.
    Under section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, everyone who has been arrested by the police on a criminal charge has the “right to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right”.…
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
Rank this Week: 1822

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 16

    I’ve got nothing to hide…

    I’ve got nothing to hide…
    “I’ve got nothing to hide” is a common retort from people who are blasé about privacy.  Their point is that they have done nothing wrong, so they don’t care how much of their information and habits are…
  • Jul 26

    Transport Canada publishes draft drone rules – still not hobbyist friendly

    Transport Canada publishes draft drone rules – still not hobbyist friendly
    In March I wrote about Transport Canada’s overly restrictive drone rules.  A few weeks ago they lightened those rules a bit. Transport Canada just released draft permanent rules for comment.  They propose a complex set of…
  • Jul 5

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank
    OSFI just issued an advisory threatening to bring criminal sanctions against non-banks that use the words “bank”, “banker”, or “banking”.  Their cover note gives specific dates by which use must…
Rank this Week: 2433

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: 3712

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Aug 16

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise
    On the 7th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented…
  • Aug 8

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed
    The German federal labor court held in a recent decision (Bundesarbeitsgericht, 27 July 2017 – case no. 2 AZR 681/16) that the use of evidence obtained through the use of key logger software is not permitted under current German privacy…
  • Aug 3

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill
    On August 1, 2017, Senators unveiled a bipartisan bill to mandate baseline cybersecurity requirements for internet connected devices purchased by the federal government. Recent attacks demonstrate that connected devices, which make up the…
Rank this Week: 2586

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Vey Willetts Launches Ottawa Severance Pay Calculator

    Vey Willetts Launches Ottawa Severance Pay Calculator
    Vey Willetts LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the first Severance Pay Calculator tailored specifically for the needs of employees and businesses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. 
  • Aug 8

    Q&A: The Rights of Ontario Employees to Overtime Pay

    Q&A: The Rights of Ontario Employees to Overtime Pay
    Q&A is a recurring series on the Vey Willetts LLP blog. The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day practice of employment law. In this edition, we focus on overtime pay.Q. Who is entitled to…
  • Jul 18

    Secret recordings in the workplace: a review of legal and practical consequence

    Secret recordings in the workplace: a review of legal and practical consequence
    A common question employment lawyers are asked (by both employees and employers) is whether it is legal to make secret recordings while at work. A variety of circumstances may provide the motive for such action. An employee concerned they…
Rank this Week: 2237

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
  • Aug 15

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year
    I mentioned in my last blog that the government is proposing measures to limit the application of the lifetime capital gains exemption (“LCGE”) to owners of eligible small business corporations, based on age and…
  • Aug 13

    A Good Life & A Good Death

    A Good Life & A Good Death
    A long time client of ours passed away last week.  She was able to remain at her own home and die in her own bed.  So many of us wish, when the time comes, that we could do the same.  We know this is not the ending place that…
Rank this Week: 3208

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2671

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
  • Aug 15

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    When people apply for short-term or long-term disability benefits, it can be as a result of a physical or psychological injury or illness. Many people are unable to continue working as a result of psychological illness such as depression or…
  • Jul 25

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2
    In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of practicing motorcycle safety, particularly in the wake of fatal accidents that have occurred in Toronto/the GTA.This blog post will look at some recent developments in technology aimed…
  • Jul 12

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety
    A recent article from 680 news shared Toronto Police Service’s message about their concern for motorcycle riders’ safety. So far, there have been 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists and Toronto police want…
Rank this Week: 2633

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
  • Aug 8

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee

    Condominium Authority Confirms Fee
    In a prior blog post we reported that the Condominium Authority of Ontario (“COA”) was seeking public comment on its proposed fees for the COA’s services. As the feedback received was positive, the COA has confirmed that the…
  • Aug 2

    Accommodating Service Dogs in Condominium

    Accommodating Service Dogs in Condominium
    In a recent case before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (Latendresse v. CCC No. 8), a condominium resident alleged that the condominium corporation had discriminated against him with respect to occupancy of accommodations because of a…
Rank this Week: 3022

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Aug 15

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court

    Into the Slammer - The Sale of 'Grey Goods' a Criminal Offense, Says UK Supreme Court
    The sale of branded goods can be a complicated affair, especially when the line between counterfeits and 'authorized' goods can be blurry at times. This is highlighted in the sale of 'grey goods', which are items obtained from licenced…
  • Aug 8

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal

    Please Clarify - Two-Color Inhaler Trademark not Clear and Precise, says Court of Appeal
    Trademarks can offer very powerful rights to rightholders, particularly in more general areas like colors or shapes (color marks have been discussed more here). While one has to appreciate the rights afforded through trademarks, they still…
  • Aug 1

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal

    Distinct as Ever - Google Not a Generic Term, Says US Court of Appeal
    When a particular brand becomes hugely successful, it more often than not becomes very valuable, but even the biggest of players are not protected from the ill effects of popularity. A big problem that many brands face is the generification…
Rank this Week: 2689

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 14

    New Books at the Law Library – August 14, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – August 14, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD4005 .H65 2016 Charles Hollander & Simon Salzedo, Conflicts of Interest, 5th ed. (London: Thomson Reuters, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8408 .A975 2017 Todd L. Archibald, James C. Morton & Sam R. Sasso,…
  • Aug 9

    New Books at the Law Library – August 9, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – August 9, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD7255 .D92 2017 Diane E.G. Dyck, Disability Management : Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, 6th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4662.A45 C368 2017 Willis Towers Watson, Canadian Pensions and…
  • Jul 31

    New Books at the Law Library – July 31, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – July 31, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF801.A7 A44 2017 ALI, the American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts, Discussion Draft (April 17, 2017) (Philadelphia: The Executive Office, The American Law Institute, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
Rank this Week: 3959

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: 3483

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Aug 12

    How the US RAISE Act Impacts Canada

    How the US RAISE Act Impacts Canada
      President Trump proposed changes to cut US immigration on August 2, introducing The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. Immigration reform was a key platform in Trump’s 2016 presidential…
  • Aug 5

    Canada Start-up Visa Program Becomes Permanent in 2018

    Canada Start-up Visa Program Becomes Permanent in 2018
    Ahmed Hussen, the Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced Canada’s Start-up visa program will become permanent in 2018 after completing a 5 year pilot program. Calgary immigration lawyer…
  • Jul 30

    Homeland Security Implements Enhanced Security Screening on Flights to US

    Homeland Security Implements Enhanced Security Screening on Flights to US
    Travelers flying to the US will need to allocate extra time for airport security screening, effective July 19. Canadian airlines Air Canada and WestJet have issued alerts to their customers advising them of the new security regulations, and…
Rank this Week: 3284

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Access Copyright Seeks ~$550,000 in Costs from York U for Phase I of Federal Court Litigation

    Access Copyright Seeks ~$550,000 in Costs from York U for Phase I of Federal Court Litigation
    On August 10, 2017 Access Copyright filed a motion for costs which appears on the docket as follows:Notice of Motion contained within a Motion Record on behalf of Plaintiff in writing to be placed before the Court in Ottawa for an Order…
  • Aug 11

    My Current Personal Inputs re NAFTA Renegotiations Set to Start August 16, 2017

    My Current Personal Inputs re NAFTA Renegotiations Set to Start August 16, 2017
    (Wikipedia)With the NAFTA renegotiation set to start on August 16, 2017, I am posting two of my own personal inputs:This is my submission to Global Affairs Canada dated July 18, 2017on copyright and ISDSThis is my CIGIOnline op-ed published…
  • Jul 27

    Access Copyright Proposed Post-Secondary Tariffs 2018-2020

    Access Copyright Proposed Post-Secondary Tariffs 2018-2020
    Access Copyright has filed for a proposed Post-Secondary tariff for 2018-2020. Meanwhile, the Copyright Board has still not ruled on the proposed tariffs from 2011-2017. Meanwhile, one would expect that York University will appeal and even…
Rank this Week: 1427