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Legal Feeds

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

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

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report
    Nearly three-quarters of all government-related privacy breaches are caused by simple human error — not a result of hackers trying to steal our personal information.That’s the key finding in a report issued yesterday (on…
  • Jan 29

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015
    CanadaTeenager facing terrorism-related charges for robbery to help terrorists, Canadian PressTeenager charged with kidnapping hotel employee and then crashing car into bank, Canadian PressRally held outside B.C. court for murdered aboriginal…
  • Jan 28

    Nova Scotia court rules in favour of TWU law school

    Nova Scotia court rules in favour of TWU law school
    The Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruled today the province's law society doesn't have the authority to deny accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University’s law school.Last month, TWU spent two days battling the Nova Scotia…
Rank this Week: 82

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Home Buyer Beware: Real Estate Representation Agreement

    Home Buyer Beware: Real Estate Representation Agreement
    A cautionary tale on the consequences - and potential financial risks - of signing an exclusive representation agreement with an Ontario real estate agent.- Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our…
  • Jan 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for the week of January 19, 2015: Arrival of electronic document delivery drags Ontario lawyers kicking and screaming into the 21st Century Game change: Jamaica is about…
  • Jan 23

    Tips on Law Blogging

    Tips on Law Blogging
    With the 10 year anniversary of Wise Law Blog rapidly approaching  this April, my thoughts have turned recently to the nuts and bolts of law blogging. There are numerous articles online about the virtues of law blogging, and all…
Rank this Week: 87

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 29

    Disclosure of Mental Illness a Breach of Employee Privacy

    Disclosure of Mental Illness a Breach of Employee Privacy
    On December 4, 2014, an Alberta labour arbitrator decided that an employer owed a grievor $5,000 in damages for breach of privacy due to the disclosure of the employee's presumed mental illness during the formal review of a workplace…
  • Jan 29

    Technological Competence 101: Back to Basics?

    Technological Competence 101: Back to Basics?
    Much electronic ink has been spilled in the pages of Slaw over the need for lawyers to up their game when it comes to using technology. In a previous column, I argued that “while technological competence might once have been properly…
  • Jan 28

    Implementation of Recommendations From Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report

    Implementation of Recommendations From Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report
    Just shy of a year after the issuance of the final report and recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry in Manitoba, the province has issued its first status update on the implementation of those recommendations. The report, Options…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 233

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/
  • Jan 29

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing whether a Plaintiff’s life expectancy should influence the non-pecuniary damages awarded in a personal injury claim. In…
  • Jan 26

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal (C.P. v. RBC Life Insurance Company) confirming that a trial judge does not have the option of awarding a Defendant double costs in circumstances where a Plaintiff obtains a…
  • Jan 23

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury caused by a collision. In today’s case (Reddy v. Staples) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

    An Estate Going to the Dog
    Two charities are proceeding to an Irish High Court for the adjudication of a dispute over the charitable bequest made pursuant to a Last Will and Testament. The Will in question, executed by Elizabeth Burke of Limerick, Ireland, provided…
  • Jan 28

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
  • Jan 27

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan
    At the beginning of the month, Saskatchewan introduced new rules with respect to Powers of Attorney to help protect aging individuals, specifically those with diminished mental capacity. The amendments introduced within the Powers of Attorney…
Rank this Week: 321

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate
    Statistics Canada has started a series on "Megatrends" that highlights some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society.The most recent Megatrends article is Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline: "Since…
  • Jan 28

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
  • Jan 27

    ABA Journal Top Blawgs in 2014

    ABA Journal Top Blawgs in 2014
    The ABA Journal chose its favourite 100 law-related blogs in November and gave readers until December 19, 2014 to vote for their top blawgs in 13 categories.The results are now in. The publication states that there were some 10,000 or so…
Rank this Week: 409

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The Free-Range Kid Movement

    The Free-Range Kid Movement
    Until Danielle and Alexander Mietiv from suburban Maryland became embroiled in a child protection investigation for allowing their children, ten and six, to walk a mile home together from the park, unsupervised by an older child or adult, I…
  • Jan 27

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
  • Jan 24

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
Rank this Week: 499

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 497

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 29

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act
    The CRTC has issued a major new decision with implications for net neutrality, ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 24, 2015 as Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada? As e-commerce and online digital services command a growing share of the market, it comes as little surprise to find the government angling to claim…
Rank this Week: 623

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again
    The Ontario and federal governments have signed the latest (8th) version of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (2014 COA). The purpose of this agreement is to implement Canada’s commitments to…
  • Jan 26

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill
    In January of 2013, Shell Canada allegedly spilled “flare liquids”, similar to gasoline, from its refinery in Sarnia. People in a nearby First Nation (often affected by Chemical Valley spills) experienced odours,…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal
    Can foreign pollution judgments be enforced in Canada? The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments on the attempt by Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to enforce their $9 plus billion Ecuador judgment against Chevron’s Canadian assets,…
Rank this Week: 625

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: 626

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
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28
    CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents http://t.co/zUq0Phn9lD -> Taylor Swift threatened with nude photos after her Twitter, Instagram hacked http://t.co/xecVCYQi83 -> More IP books for review http://t.co/eckZeuCSPC…
  • Jan 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
  • Jan 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26
    China Strengthens Law Against Copyright Infringement http://t.co/zNWer86qEP -> California Appeal Looms over Sirius Copyright Fight http://t.co/55729l9dGw -> Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade http://t.co/vB69CzV0x9 ->…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case
    Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. Whether…
  • Jan 22

    Affected by mass layoffs?

    Affected by mass layoffs?
    Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin.  Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search…
  • Jan 14

    Age and severance package

    Age and severance package
    Age has been noted as an important factor in determining severance.  When potential job candidates seek employment, chances are the younger candidate will have better chances of obtaining employment versus the older candidate. Readers of…
Rank this Week: 735

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test
    The Supreme Court of Canada released an important employment law decision on May 22, 2014. The case is McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 and established that “dependency” will determine if an employment…
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
Rank this Week: 697

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

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

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation
    by Megan Rolland It may be convenient and easy to use, but you cannot find the answer to everything on the Internet. As one Canadian employer recently learned, Google research on a medical condition is not a proper substitute for…
  • Jan 18

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position
    by Carla Oliver Ontario recently broadened the definition of “worker” under its Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The broadened definition is consistent with a trend across Canada. Before tackling the significance of this…
  • Jan 11

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle
    by Hannah Roskey It is well understood that Canadian employers may be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees when the employees are acting within the scope of their duties. But surely not if the employee acts against the…
Rank this Week: 663

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 714

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Jan 29

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund
    Darin Renton -  On January 23, the OSC's Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch released a tip sheet to assist investment funds in completing their first IFRS annual statements. The guidance specifically discusses required…
  • Jan 23

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
  • Jan 23

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada announced that Phase 2 of its Client Relationship Model amendments (CRM2) have been approved by the applicable securities regulatory authorities and will come…
Rank this Week: 1040

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    Express Entry – Immigration [for] Canada? No, for The Canadian Employer

    Express Entry – Immigration [for] Canada? No, for The Canadian Employer
    The immigration department’s Express Entry system has been in effect since January 1 2015.  It seeks in incorporate all existing economic immigration categories under one umbrella.  The categories include the Federal Skilled…
  • Jan 20

    The Parent Cap

    The Parent Cap
    On January 16, 2015  The website for Canada immigration announced  that the cap or limit of 5000 parent applications has been reached for the year 2015.  The cap, reached in about two weeks, speaks of the significant demand for…
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
Rank this Week: 951

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
  • Jan 22

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 1,800 new HeinOnline resources have been added to the library catalogue: HeinOnline Core Collection 14 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 2 new titles History of International Law 11 new titles Intellectual Property Law…
  • Jan 16

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student
    The library is pleased to offer the following research sessions for upper year and graduate students: 1. Working with Case Law – January 21 2. Working with Legislation – January 28 3. Finding Journal Articles – February 4 4.…
  • Jan 13

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online
    The 2014 titles published by Irwin Law are available online including: Visit eBrary for the complete list of recent Irwin Law titles.
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • Jan 20

    Promissory Notes and the Limitation Act

    Promissory Notes and the Limitation Act
    A promissory note is a written promise by a borrower to pay a sum of money to a lender upon the occurrence of an event, usually a demand for payment.  Promissory notes are often used by friends and family members to record loans made…
  • Jan 9

    How Solid is Your Rent Guarantee?

    How Solid is Your Rent Guarantee?
    A recent case from the BC Supreme Court has highlighted yet again that a guarantee or indemnity of a lease (the “Indemnity”) does not necessarily assure payment to a landlord following a default by a tenant.  The terms of the…
  • Jan 2

    Interim Preservation Orders: The Civil Forfeiture Act and its “overzealous” use by the Director of Civil Forfeiture

    Interim Preservation Orders: The Civil Forfeiture Act and its “overzealous” use by the Director of Civil Forfeiture
    Regrettably, this appears to be a case where the office of the Director of Civil Forfeiture has taken zealous measures outside the proper bounds of its home statute with the unfortunate effect of depriving a citizen of lawful possession and…
Rank this Week: 1175

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 6

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0
    Our friend Mike Pasta, of Quickcribe Services Ltd over in Victoria, will be presenting a free seminar for Courthouse Libraries BC next Wednesday, January 15th: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation Using Quickscribe 2.0. In the…
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
  • Dec 2

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update to mention this month: the BC Labour Legislation manual was updated in November.Get daily updates to BC stats and regs at www.bclegislation.ca, a free service offered by Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 1167

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/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 974

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 914

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

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

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
Rank this Week: 1035

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Nov 20

    The insured’s application for…

    The insured’s application for long-term disability benefits was denied by the adjuster for five months after the time of her claim. The insured alleges that in denying her claim, the adjuster and the insurer did not act in good faith.…
  • Nov 20

    Where a person is not a named insured on…

    Where a person is not a named insured on an automobile policy and that person operates a vehicle listed on that policy, the policy holder for the vehicle is not absolutely liable under section 258 of the Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I.8, if…
  • Nov 20

    A first party insurer claimed…

    A first party insurer claimed indemnification from a second party insurer for statutory accident benefits paid to an insured following a motorcycle accident. It was held by both the arbitrator and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on…
Rank this Week: 1114

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
Rank this Week: 1065

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 1149

Aboriginal Law Blog

Aboriginal Law Blog

Covers aboriginal law in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Aboriginal-Law
  • Sep 24

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right
    The Alberta Court of Appeal in R. v. Hirsekorn, 2013 ABCA 242 recently upheld restrictions on Métis hunting rights in the Cypress Hills area of southern Alberta. Mr. Hirsekorn was convicted for shooting wildlife outside of the regular…
  • May 24

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. Moulton brought an action against several members of the Aboriginal Fort Nelson First Nation (“FNFN”) after said…
  • May 8

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act
    The Government of Alberta introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature today. A copy of the Bill can be found here. [More…]
Rank this Week: 1151

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 1124

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jan 29

    Enforcing contracts: The importance of careful implementation

    Enforcing contracts: The importance of careful implementation
    In the Ontario Divisional Court decision of Simpson v Global Warranty[1], the issue was the application of a specific termination clause in an employment contract where the employer violated the contract in the course of the termination. The…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining
    In a decision released January 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process. In Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney…
  • Dec 18

    More news on the ORPP

    More news on the ORPP
    On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…
Rank this Week: 1297

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: 1308

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Typical questions you will need to answer in your car accident case (Ontario)

    Typical questions you will need to answer in your car accident case (Ontario)
    Every injury case is different. That's because every person is different; every accident is different, every injury is different; and everyone's pre and POST accident health is different. But, there are many similarities to personal injury…
  • Jan 21

    In the search of the truth in your personal injury case (Ontario)

    In the search of the truth in your personal injury case (Ontario)
    We would all like to think that the law is the quest for the truth. It's the pursuit of justice. It's establishing before a Court of Law, what's right, and what's wrong. In a perfect world, our courts should work that way. All cases should…
  • Jan 19

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law
    Below is a fantastic write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law which will be featured in the "Legal Elite" issue of London's Business Magazine to be released in February 2015. After several years working a reliable factory job, Ken didn't…
Rank this Week: 1788

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1553

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jan 28

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download
    The CBC (CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents - Canada - CBC News) and the Intercept (Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads) have jointly broken a huge story about mass internet surveillance led by…
  • Jan 28

    Presentation on the new software installation rules in Canada's Anti-spam Law

    Presentation on the new software installation rules in Canada's Anti-spam Law
    I was pleased to deliver an online Hangout On Air about CASL's new software installation rules on behalf of both Digital Nova Scotia and McInnes Cooper. The full presentation is here and you can get your mitts on the slides here. As I…
  • Dec 15

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
Rank this Week: 1310

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law
    Whenever a new technology arrives, society always plays “catch up” to determine what norms to apply to the use of that technology. It’s probably how we got traffic lights after the advent of automobiles.  One…
  • Jan 19

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?
    Throughout history, no matter what country, the scope and application of constitutional power can be best described as a “contact sport”. In Canada, the game is played by two levels of government operating under a division of…
  • Jan 8

    The Importance of Exception

    The Importance of Exception
    When it comes to privacy and data protection, I often tell people that that while “rules” are important, the “exceptions” matter more. A recent decision out of the Ontario Court of Appeal illustrates this point rather…
Rank this Week: 1232

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jan 26

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director
    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in enhancing the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. This is an exciting…
  • Jan 22

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer
    CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia…
  • Nov 21

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie
      Featured Articles: Vulnerable Families When families face troubled times, the law can guide and help. The Calculation of Child Support: A Basic Guideline Mark G. Jones The Federal Child  Support Guidelines remove some of the…
Rank this Week: 1832

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1769

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Jan 23

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine
    Yesterday, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd. 2015 BCCA 26. The case was brought on behalf of persons who purchased or used the drug sibutramine. It was alleged that use of the drug led to an…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie
    Nothing signals the approach of the holidays like eggnog lattes, gingerbread, frenzied mall traffic and of course, the Clawbies! Since 2006, the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards has been recognizing outstanding blogs from the Canadian legal…
  • Dec 22

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie
    In Bhasin v Hrynew, (2014, SCC 71), a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian common law should now impose a duty on parties to perform their contractual obligations honestly. The ruling is significant as it was previously unclear in…
Rank this Week: 1940

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1892

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Jan 19

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Manitoba Employers Take Note

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Manitoba Employers Take Note
    Sexual harassment is an uncomfortable topic. It is also a high profile topic. Most business leaders have become aware that the time to get their respectful workplace houses in order is now, and a recent series of human rights adjudication…
  • Jan 12

    “Play Nice” and “Think Context”: The Supreme Court Changes the Law of Contract

    “Play Nice” and “Think Context”: The Supreme Court Changes the Law of Contract
    In the course of two of its recent decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has fundamentally altered the legal landscape as to how parties must behave in their contractual relationships and how contracts are to be interpreted.
  • Jan 7

    Manitoba Update - Technical Safety Legislation

    Manitoba Update - Technical Safety Legislation
    The Manitoba Legislature is considering a bill to consolidate the regulation of various types of equipment. The Technical Safety Act will replace a series of equipment-specific statutes with a single regulatory framework. The Act creates the…
Rank this Week: 1545

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 18

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?
    If a person by his fault creates a situation of peril, he must answer for it to any person who attempts to rescue the person who is in danger.  He owes a duty to such a person above all others. The rescuer may act instinctively out of…
  • Dec 3

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding
    Lawyers in Victoria, BC who deal with legal aid cases recently halted their services as a way to pressure the government to increase funding for the system. Members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC said that “government funding…
  • Dec 2

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law
    Last July, 2014, a young British Columbian cyclist was inadvertently forced off the road by a motorist who was unaware of the cyclist’s presence. Knowledgeable ICBC lawyers point out that the cyclist was attempting to pass the motor…
Rank this Week: 1365

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
  • Dec 28

    What Is An “Organizing Principle”, a “Duty” And A “Term” Of A Contract?”

    What Is An “Organizing Principle”, a “Duty” And A “Term” Of A Contract?”
    In the last two articles I have been considering the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of…
  • Dec 9

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue
    In my last article, I dealt with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract: First, that…
Rank this Week: 1655