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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 2

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

    Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada Is a Concern According to Data From the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index
    According to the most recent World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Canada ranks 12th overall out of 113 countries included in the survey. Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands rank 1st to 5th, respectively. Canada’s…
  • Dec 1

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?

    Who Will You Nominate for the 2016 Clawbies?
    It’s December, and you know what that means: it’s Clawbies season! That’s right, it’s time to start nominating blogs for the 11th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards. As always, you can get all the details over at…
  • Dec 1

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation

    Proposed Nova Scotia Accessibility Legislation
    On November 2, 2016, the Nova Scotia government proposed accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation of Nova Scotians who have disabilities or functional limitations in all areas…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 1

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue

    Music Canada Reverses on Years of Copyright Lobbying: Now Says WIPO Internet Treaties Were Wrong Gue
    In the decade of lobbying leading up to the reform of Canadian copyright law in 2012, the music industry had one core message: Canada needed to implement and ratify the World Intellectual Property Organization's Internet treaties. While many…
  • Nov 30

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe

    Melanie Joly’s Tough Choice on Canadian Content: New Thinking or New Taxe
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched her surprise national consultation on Canadian content in a digital world last April with considerable excitement for the possibilities of revolutionizing policies born in an analog era.…
  • Nov 23

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor

    Why We Need the CBC as an Ad-Free Digital News Competitor
    The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage wrapped up its lengthy hearing on the media and local news last week with appearances from Facebook, Google, and the Globe and Mail (I appeared before the committee last month and my opening…
Rank this Week: 43

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    December 2016 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    December 2016 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The December 2016 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • Nov 30

    Statistics Canada Report on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Force

    Statistics Canada Report on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Force
    Stratistics Canada released a report earlier this week on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, 2016:"From April to June, 2016, active Regular Force and Primary Reserve members were invited to complete an electronic questionnaire…
  • Nov 29

    ABA Journal 10th Annual Blawg 100 List

    ABA Journal 10th Annual Blawg 100 List
    The ABA Journal has released its 10th annual list of "the 100 most compelling" law-related blogs, otherwise known as the Blawg 100.It has also published an article on What bloggers told us about the state of the legal blogosphere.
Rank this Week: 87

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

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

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

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

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

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 143

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Starting a professional practice? Why you may want to consult with a Lawyer

    Starting a professional practice? Why you may want to consult with a Lawyer
    BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER Anyone who has ever taken the leap to start their own professional practice will tell you of the many restless nights they have had contemplating the various, potential legal disasters their future…
  • Dec 1

    Last Wills that Offend Public Decency

    Last Wills that Offend Public Decency
    BY GARRY J. WISE AND PAUL B. ADAMCompeting February 2016 rulings by Ontario courts have left us with real questions as to when a discriminatory Last Will and Testament will be upheld in this province.BackgroundThese cases are the latest…
  • Dec 1

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact form Wise Law for Thursday December 1, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 1, 2016 at 6:45am PSTWhere a person dies without a will, an…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 190

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/
  • Nov 28

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic PTSD

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic PTSD
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a vehicle collision. In today’s case, (Harmati v. Williams) the Plaintiff was…
  • Nov 27

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Persistent Neck and Back Injurie

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Persistent Neck and Back Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for persistent back and neck injuries. In the recent case (Lally v. He) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2011 intersection collision…
  • Nov 23

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Shoulder Tendinopathy

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Shoulder Tendinopathy
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a shoulder injury caused by a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Rogers v. Situ) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2011 rear end…
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Dec 2

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die
    The funeral industry has come a long way and it seems to come up with more and more innovative ideas. The newest fad is have a spoonful of your cremated ashes added to a glass mixture that is swirled into a lovely, individual glass orb. Each…
  • Nov 28

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong
    Estate planners like me are always telling people to make their plans and get them onto paper in the right way. But even planned estates occasionally go off the rails. Sometimes it's because of an essential detail that got lost in the…
  • Nov 24

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will
    In August 2016, billionaire Antonino Fernandez died at age 98. In his will, he left his entire fortune to the folks who live in the village of Cerezales del Condado, where Mr. Fernandez had grown up in a large, very poor family. Each villager…
Rank this Week: 245

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

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

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

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

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

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 296

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 317

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 361

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Nov 15

    Legal news roundup - Nov. 15, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Nov. 15, 2016
    Canada Trial continues for Toronto pastor and rights activist charged with sex crimes, Canadian Press Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in death of pregnant woman, Canadian Press Halifax police seek information after man shot and…
  • Nov 14

    New vice chairwoman of ICC Canada Arbitration Committee

    New vice chairwoman of ICC Canada Arbitration Committee
    A Vancouver lawyer has been elected as the new vice chairwoman of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee.  Tina Cicchetti, a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group,…
  • Nov 14

    Legal news roundup - Nov. 14, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Nov. 14, 2016
    Canada Toronto pastor to face trial in Nova Scotia on decades-old sex-crime allegations, Canadian Press Mississauga woman charged in crash that injured four people near Brantford, Canadian Press Man faces 19 charges in theft of poppy boxes…
Rank this Week: 399

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Nov 23

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information
    The Supreme Court of Canada, in Royal Bank v Trang, made a privacy decision that will bring a sigh of relief to lenders and creditors. A judgment creditor asked the sheriff to seize and sell a house to satisfy the judgment.  To do that,…
  • Oct 26

    Big data privacy challenge

    Big data privacy challenge
    Big data and privacy was one of the topics discussed at the Canadian IT Law Association conference this week.  Some of the issues worth pondering include: Privacy principles say one should collect only what you need, and keep…
  • Oct 19

    Should lawyers learn to code?

    Should lawyers learn to code?
    There have been many articles written suggesting that lawyers should learn how to code software.  This Wolfram Alpha article is a good one, although many of the articles are far more adamant that every lawyer needs to learn how to…
Rank this Week: 418

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
  • Nov 7

    The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

    The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book
    I have been blogging at a much slower pace than normal this term, because I am focusing my spare time on finishing the final part of my quadrilogy called The Law of Work.  The final part Law of Work: Parts I to III are out now covers The…
  • Nov 5

    My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List

    My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List
    November 5 2016 A paper I wrote for an Employment Law course with Professor Hugh Collins (now of Oxford) while I was doing my LLM at the London School of Economics is now number 9 on the SSRN list of most downloaded papers of all time in the…
Rank this Week: 421

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • Nov 29

    Board diversity series: Results of Canadian initiatives for gender diversity on board

    Board diversity series: Results of Canadian initiatives for gender diversity on board
    Laura Levine and Anne Weintrop -  In September 2016, certain members of the CSA released CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308[i], a comprehensive survey of 677 issuers listed on the TSX that reviewed the impact of the mandatory…
  • Nov 29

    ISS and Glass Lewis publish updates to voting policies for 2017 proxy season

    ISS and Glass Lewis publish updates to voting policies for 2017 proxy season
     Katy Pitch and Martin Langlois -  Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have updated their respective proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2017 shareholder meeting season. While Glass Lewis has published…
  • Nov 22

    CSA announces cyber security roundtable

    CSA announces cyber security roundtable
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) will hold a roundtable on February 27, 2017 to discuss issues related to cyber security and opportunities for greater collaboration, communication and coordination in the event of a cyber security…
Rank this Week: 489

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Nov 11

    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day
    I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day. On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and…
  • Apr 1

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

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

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the plaintiffs were employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors and what entitlement they had on termination. The case is Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., 2016 ONCA 79 (CanLII).…
Rank this Week: 522

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

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

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

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

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

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

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
Rank this Week: 560

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Dec 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cientist develops brain implant to boost memory. https://t.co/sWF8FfF1lf 2016-12-01 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Nov 24

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk passes sweeping internet/computer surveillance law. disturbing. https://t.co/nOelbL8t5n 2016-11-18 irs demands identities of all us coinbase users over 3 year period. https://t.co/6MLfpIqAsE 2016-11-21 fully autonomous vtol vehicle…
  • Nov 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    following in the path of ashley madison, adultfriendfinder hacked. 412 million users exposed. https://t.co/l4zVwQovUx 2016-11-14 microsoft joins linux foundation. as a platinum member no less. and announces sql server for linux.…
Rank this Week: 570

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/
  • Nov 29

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability
    A staff holiday party is a great way of celebrating the holiday season.  It can also be an effective way of showing appreciation to employees.  These events can be lots of fun, but what many employers often forget is that they can…
  • Nov 23

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?
    It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). Conversely, although rarely…
  • Nov 17

    What to do about Bullying in the Workplace

    What to do about Bullying in the Workplace
    Bullying was unacceptable when you were a kid on the playground.  It is no different that you are adult in the workplace.  Whether it is your co-worker or your boss, it is not allowed.  If you experience bullying at work, you…
Rank this Week: 572

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 592

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 594

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
  • Dec 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01 https://t.co/Nf63f2kdEp -> Establishing the Due Diligence Defence Under CASL https://t.co/IIGdtqSPd0 -> Catching up with CASL: Publishers and Canada's anti-spam legislation…
  • Dec 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30 https://t.co/cKeB0iUWCn -> Link to Senate Committee report on Copyright Board https://t.co/KxETWKfka1 -> Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW | Barry Sookman…
  • Dec 1

    Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW

    Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW
    The Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce which examined the operations of the Copyright Board is now available. I reported on the hearing in a prior post. The recommendations are clear: a thorough in depth…
Rank this Week: 597

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: 652

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: 664

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 18

    Why Would You Hire a Lawyer if You Don’t Want to Take Their Advice?

    Why Would You Hire a Lawyer if You Don’t Want to Take Their Advice?
    I could never understand why someone would hire a high-priced, hotshot lawyer but refuse to take their advice.  It happens more frequently than you might realize, sometimes the result of an uneducated neighbour or friend, who after going…
  • Nov 17

    Can Residue on a Cell Phone Identify a Criminal?

    Can Residue on a Cell Phone Identify a Criminal?
    The field of investigative science is rapidly expanding, but it is also diminishing as forensic scientists throw out investigative tools that have been discredited, such as bite-mark analysis. In a study funded by the National Institute of…
  • Oct 23

    Judge’s Decision Results in Tragedy

    Judge’s Decision Results in Tragedy
    Have you ever thought about how judges make decisions? Frankly, I rarely think about this as my focus is simply on persuading a judge to see it my way. But learned scholars have studied and researched the psychology of judicial…
Rank this Week: 711

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Nov 17

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?
    Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a…
  • Nov 16

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?
    Canadians are charitable people. According to Statistics Canada, 82% of Canadians made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization in 2013 (the latest available year). The amount given by donors increased from an annual…
  • Nov 15

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule
    Borrowing heavily from some recent literature on this subject, I though it may be useful at this time of the year to quickly revisit some of the rules surrounding tax free savings accounts (“TFSA”) Contribution room for an…
Rank this Week: 750

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Nimonik Audit for Android Upgraded

    Nimonik Audit for Android Upgraded
    Nimonik is happy to announce version 1.8 of its Audit and Inspection tool for Android phones and tablets. This version offers a series of performance improvements as well as the ability to issue and manage multiple corrective actions.
  • Nov 21

    Rack Safety and Compliance

    Rack Safety and Compliance
    Nimonik knows that pallet racks, although crucial to the logistics of your operations, are often overlooked at your facilities. A collapsing rack can not only kill staff, it can damage inventory, cause delays and reduce profitability, hence…
  • Nov 2

    Italy Health Safety and Environmental Audit Protocol

    Italy Health Safety and Environmental Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Italy. Take a look at the full Audit…
Rank this Week: 810

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 837

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 908

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    CLBC Needs Help from BC Lawyer

    CLBC Needs Help from BC Lawyer
    Courthouse Libraries BC needs the support of BC lawyers to help improve their services. If you can spare a few minutes out of your busy day, consider taking this survey to help shape the CLBC guide and identify: new products, services and…
  • Oct 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for September 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for September 2016
    The following annotations were added to Quickscribe 2.0 this past month:John-Paul Boyd, Canadian Research Institute For Law And The Family – Family Law ActMichael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould – Strata Property…
  • Sep 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2016

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

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Nov 30

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade
    What will become of the New Brunswick court case that promised to “free the beer” along with other goods traded across provincial borders? Some will recall the April decision in R. v. Comeau, which New Brunswick is apparently now…
  • Nov 30

    Writing for CanLII Connect

    Writing for CanLII Connect
    Consider this a clarion call for those of you who enjoy writing case comments, and are prepared to take the time to research and write a worthwhile case comment for CanLII Connects, to at least consider doing a few a...
  • Nov 29

    A Canadian Scholar in Oxford's Heart

    A Canadian Scholar in Oxford's Heart
    This first part of this posting is a story that Bart Simpson would say is exactly what I should have expected and one for which both he and Homer would both award me D'OHs for expecting something else. The rest?...
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Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
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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
  • Nov 28

    Recent Acquisitions, November 21 – November 28, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, November 21 – November 28, 2016
    55 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 44 from 2016: DS 796 H7 N4 2016 Umbrellas in bloom : Hong Kong's occupy movement uncovered Blacksmith Books, 2016 349 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm Estate ……
  • Nov 22

    Osgoode Digital Commons: One Million Downloads and Still Counting!

    Osgoode Digital Commons: One Million Downloads and Still Counting!
    Osgoode Digital Commons, the institutional repository and digital archive of Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, offering world-wide access to the research and publications of the School’s scholarly community, achieved a…
  • Nov 21

    Recent Acquisitions, November 14 – November 21, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, November 14 – November 21, 2016
    76 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 59 from 2016: HF 5636 R48 2016 Essential concepts of business for lawyers Wolters Kluwer Law, 2016 xxxi, 434 pages ; 26 cm. JL 86 D42 E95 2013 Evidence-based policy-making…
Rank this Week: 1147

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

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

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1164

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1205

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Dec 1

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court

    Condo Owner’s Request for Administrator Denied by Court
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case, (Middlesex Condominium Corp. No. 195 v. Sunbelt Business Centres (Canada) Inc.) involving a hydro expense dispute in a mixed-use commercial/residential condominium. In that case the condominium…
  • Nov 29

    Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Increases in Condo Rental Rate

    Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Increases in Condo Rental Rate
    The third quarter Rental Market Report released by the Toronto Real Estate Board (“TREB”) indicates that condominium rental rates in the Greater Toronto Area increased substantially in the 3rd quarter of 2016, in comparison to…
  • Nov 24

    Condo Unit Owner Appeals $20,000 Costs Award

    Condo Unit Owner Appeals $20,000 Costs Award
    In a prior blog post, we reported about a case (Wexler v. Carleton Condominium Corp. No. 28) where a unit owner who had unsuccessfully sued the condominium corporation for harassment was ordered to pay costs to the condominium corporation in…
Rank this Week: 1230

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1245

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: 1301

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 1389

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 1487

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1504

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
  • Oct 9

    Fall 2016 law reform update

    Fall 2016 law reform update
    With the change of season, our focus switches from sunshine and leisure back to the serious business of law reform. There are plenty of different items presently open for consideration.  Here are the most noteworthy for condominium…
  • May 31

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review
    Section 135 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) gives unit owners, condo corporations, declarants and mortgagees the right to bring applications against one another for relief against conduct that is or threatens to be…
Rank this Week: 1583