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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 24

    What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?

    What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is expected to file a notice of renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement within weeks, paving the way for talks that could reshape the Canadian economy. It became clear last week that the…
  • Mar 23

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

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

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

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab
    Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his government's 2017 budget today and while the spending promises may be underwhelming for some, the documents sets out an ambitious agenda for digital policy review. In fact, with changes to…
Rank this Week: 43

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report Recommends Abolition of Perpetuities Law

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

    Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2017

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

    Toronto Star Three-Part Series on Trial Delay

    Toronto Star Three-Part Series on Trial Delay
    This week, the Toronto Star has published a fascinating three-part series calling "Justice in Turmoil" on the crisis of chronic delays in Canadian courts. The series discusses the fallout from the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Mar 24

    The Lawyer's Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation 'Gold Mine'

    The Lawyer's Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation 'Gold Mine'
    BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYERI was recently interviewed by Lawyer's Weekly correspondent Kim Arnott regarding the impact that social media can have in family law litigation.Given the nature of issues presented in family law, it is really…
  • Mar 23

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

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

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

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

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

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

    $85,000 For Chronic Myofascial Pain From Three Collision

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

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

    “Meagre” Plaintiff Income Keeps Court From Awarding Costs to Successful Defendant
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, demonstrating judicial discretion in dealing with costs after a plaintiff fails to beat a defence formal offer at trial. In today’s case (Barta v.…
Rank this Week: 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/
  • Mar 21

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

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

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

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

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

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017
    Starting on April 6, 2017, you'll be able to listen to me on a weekly radio show. I will be co-hosting The Law Show along with Chelsea Kennedy, our Executive Practice Co-ordinator. For an hour each Thursday, we'll talk about legal topics such…
Rank this Week: 247

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: 319

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 10

    Is Blacklock’s Now Engaging in a Strategy of Start, Stay and Delay?

    Is Blacklock’s Now Engaging in a Strategy of Start, Stay and Delay?
    https://www.blacklocks.ca/ Here are the latest docket entries for T-2090-14 from the Federal Court dealing with the litany of litigation totaling 13 lawsuits against the Federal Government or its agencies. Reading this and the suggestion…
  • Feb 24

    Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthen

    Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthen
    https://www.blacklocks.ca/ In the first month of 2017, Blacklock’s has commenced four more actions in the Federal Court against the Federal Government or an agency thereof. These are as follows:T-117-17 Blacklock’s v.…
  • Feb 14

    Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal

    Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal
    On November 17, 2014 I posted this:Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to the Quebec Superior Court to authorize Copibec to proceed by way…
Rank this Week: 364

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 24

    Access to Justice BC to receive $300,000 in funding

    Access to Justice BC to receive $300,000 in funding
    Access to Justice BC will be receiving a grant of $300,000 over three years from the Law Society of BC and the Law Foundation of BC. In an announcement issued on Tuesday, The Law Society of BC and Law Foundation of BC agreed to contribute…
  • Mar 24

    Legal news roundup - March 24, 2017

    Legal news roundup - March 24, 2017
    CanadaKeystone XL pipeline gets U.S. presidential permit: TransCanada, ReutersComplaint filed after comments by B.C. judge hearing sexual assault trial, Canadian PressToronto man charged in theft of custom gold jewelry from Shelburne, Ont.…
  • Mar 23

    Appeal court says reporter must hand over material to RCMP

    Appeal court says reporter must hand over material to RCMP
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has upheld a production order requiring a journalist to hand over all his communications with a man charged with terrorism-related offences. Journalist and civil liberties organizations have called the decision…
Rank this Week: 393

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Mar 22

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?

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

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call

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

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar
    I’m one of 3 speakers at a seminar on privacy and cyber security on the morning of April 21. Topics include evolving privacy legal issues, examples of cyber security exploits, and how to manage the risk. More information and a…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 426

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/
  • Mar 24

    Climate change disclosure gets its day in the sun

    Climate change disclosure gets its day in the sun
    The Canadian Securities Administrators will review TSX-listed issuers’ disclosure of the material risks and financial impacts associated with climate change and related governance processes as part of a disclosure review project…
  • Mar 20

    TSX publishes guidance on advance notice policie

    TSX publishes guidance on advance notice policie
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reviewed 25 randomly selected advance notice policies adopted by TSX-listed issuers and has identified a number of its concerns in a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017. The Staff Notice acknowledges…
  • Mar 20

    TSX endorses ISS and Glass Lewis guidelines for advance notice policie

    TSX endorses ISS and Glass Lewis guidelines for advance notice policie
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reviewed 25 randomly selected advance notice policies adopted by TSX-listed issuers and has identified a number of its concerns in a Staff Notice published on March 9, 2017. The Staff Notice acknowledges…
Rank this Week: 490

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 524

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 562

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Mar 22

    Some resignations are terminations in disguise

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

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

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

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

    Termination Clauses and Contracting Out: Clarity Given by Recent Ontario Appeals Court Ruling
    Employment Standards Act Review: The Employment Standards Act (2000) grants employees minimal guarantees. In terms of termination, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides one week of notice or pay in lieu for every year of service, for a…
Rank this Week: 571

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Mar 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    in case you were wondering, msft services were down earlier today. https://t.co/dfs1LL9dvc 2017-03-21 google announces new features coming to android o. https://t.co/679iz8jaWh 2017-03-22 us farmers turn to hacking tractors in order to repair…
  • Mar 16

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nintendo awarded $13 million in first major canadian tpm anti-circumvention ruling. https://t.co/kywbBFdSnW 2017-03-03 uk proposes new law on insurance for self-driving vehicles. insurance companies would be liable by default.…
Rank this Week: 576

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Mar 10

    Privacy and the use of census information for population health research

    Privacy and the use of census information for population health research
    Professor Teresa Scassa has a very interesting comment on her blog about a recent case from the Federal Court of Canada, O’Grady v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 FC 167. Her comment is here: Recent Federal Court Decision Examines…
  • Feb 10

    Nova Scotia Appeals Court: No privacy and defamation double-dip damage

    Nova Scotia Appeals Court: No privacy and defamation double-dip damage
    The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, in Marson v Nova Scotia, 2017 NSCA 17 has affirmed the decision of the NS Supreme Court, which found that you don't get to double-dip on damages if essentially the same is grounded in invasion of privacy and…
  • Feb 7

    Did the Canadian Federal Court take the first step to a "right to be forgotten" with a global take-down order?

    Did the Canadian Federal Court take the first step to a "right to be forgotten" with a global take-down order?
    This past week, the Federal Court of Canada released a very interesting decision in A.T. v. Globe24h.com, 2017 FC 114, which seems to be the first step towards a Canadian "right to be forgotten". (You may recall that I generally don't think…
Rank this Week: 593

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

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

    City Probes Possible Paving Contract Rigging

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

    Competition Compliance Points For Association

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

    Welcome to Competition & Regulatory Law Blog

    Welcome to Competition & Regulatory Law Blog
    Welcome to the Canadian Competition & Regulatory Law Blog. I am a competition and advertising lawyer based in Toronto who blogs on competition and advertising law and interesting legal and policy developments relating to business,…
Rank this Week: 595

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 600

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: 657

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: 669

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 6

    Judge Presides Over His Own Divorce Case

    Judge Presides Over His Own Divorce Case
    How would you feel if your jurist husband filed for divorce and coincidentally had his divorce petition assigned to his courtroom?  Hard to believe, but that is exactly what occurred with Texas Judge Miguel (Mike) Herrara.   In…
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Lawyers Who Argue “Gonzo Logic”

    Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Lawyers Who Argue “Gonzo Logic”
    While President Trump’s opponent are having a large-scale melt-down over his recent appointments, perhaps the most consequential of these appointments is his nomination of Justice  Neil Grosuch to replace the late Justice Scalia on…
  • Jan 22

    When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?

    When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?
    In yet another British Columbia family law decision, the court fails to denounce, in the strongest terms, a litigant whose testimony is rife with lies. Yes, this judge addresses credibility, but in the same anemic way that permeates most…
Rank this Week: 715

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Mar 24

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. When clients plan engagement parties, weddings, baby showers or divorce parties (yes, divorce parties are becoming increasingly common) they may…
  • Mar 23

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

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

    Is Probate Required To Appear Before Tribunals?

    Is Probate Required To Appear Before Tribunals?
    Does an estate trustee have to apply for probate in order to represent the estate before an administrative tribunal? Two administrative tribunals – the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeal Tribunal and the Humans Rights Tribunal have taken…
Rank this Week: 753

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Ed Sellamia Joins Nimonik

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

    Chúck Odenigbo Joins Nimonik

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

    Juliette Lees Joins Nimonik

    Juliette Lees Joins Nimonik
    We are pleased to announce that Juliette Lees has joined Nimonik as an EHS Regulatory Analyst. Juliette has a master’s degree in Environmental Impact Assessment from Concordia University. Her thesis, Analysis of uncertainty…
Rank this Week: 815

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 835

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 915

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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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017
    This past month, many pieces of legislation received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0. Take a look:Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP - Wildfire Regulation 38/2005, Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Act, Forest Planning and Practices…
  • Jan 10

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016
    The following pieces of legislation received new annotations in Quickscribe 2.0 last month:  Michael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart – Community Charter, Local Government ActRichard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP –…
  • Dec 9

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date
    We're a little over a week into the 11th annual Clawbies, and already more than 40 different blogs, vlogs, and podcasts are in the running. We'll add to this list as more nominations roll in.Have you made your nominations in the Canadian Law…
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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/
  • Mar 24

    Trek Yo'self Before You Wreck Yo'self

    Trek Yo'self Before You Wreck Yo'self
    On stardate 42523.7 (October 26th, 2364 for those of us in the 21st century), the crew of the USS Enterprise-D, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart1 at his finest), pulled into Starbase 173 for what was...
  • Mar 23

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

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

    Are Dementors Coming to Canada?

    Are Dementors Coming to Canada?
    Separate from muggles (non-magical people), witches and wizards live their lives in secret. Hiding their magic from the non-wizarding community, they formed an entire world with schools, government agencies, and policing forces. Their…
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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
  • Mar 20

    Recent Acquisitions, March 13 – March 20, 2017

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

    Recent Acquisitions, March 6 – March 13, 2017

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

    International Women’s Day 2017

    International Women’s Day 2017
    March 8 is commemorated as International Women’s Day (IWD) to recognize the spirit of determination and courage by women in their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women globally.…
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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: 1169

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1210

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Communications to Owner

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

    Chicago Ordinance Regulates and Restricts Short-Term Rentals of Condominium

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

    Condo Unit Owner Successfully Challenges Lien

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

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
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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: 1309

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: 1399

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: 1472

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/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1587