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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 30

    The Friday Fillip: “All That Is the Kinge’s Stuffe”

    The Friday Fillip: “All That Is the Kinge’s Stuffe”
    Because we must read so much, it’s rare for you or me to come across a word we don’t know. I suppose there are at least three reasons we might: the word is old, obsolete; it’s a jargon word, proper to some trade or art we…
  • Jan 30

    Important Legal Technology Developments in 2014

    Important Legal Technology Developments in 2014
    Among his many other activities – including practising law – Robert Ambrogi has been writing a blog on legal technology issues, LawSites, since 2002. His posts are always interesting and often very informative. His posting at the…
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada. Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
Rank this Week: 49

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

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

    Affected by mass layoffs?

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

    Age and severance package

    Age and severance package
    Age has been noted as an important factor in determining severance.  When potential job candidates seek employment, chances are the younger candidate will have better chances of obtaining employment versus the older candidate. Readers of…
Rank this Week: 66

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    CSA expect to propose mutual fund risk classification rules this year

    CSA expect to propose mutual fund risk classification rules this year
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released a status report on their proposed mutual fund risk classification methodology for use in Fund Facts. As we discussed in a previous post, the CSA proposed a risk classification…
  • Jan 29

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund

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

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
Rank this Week: 148

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Home Buyer Beware: Real Estate Representation Agreement

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

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

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

    Tips on Law Blogging

    Tips on Law Blogging
    With the 10 year anniversary of Wise Law Blog rapidly approaching  this April, my thoughts have turned recently to the nuts and bolts of law blogging. There are numerous articles online about the virtues of law blogging, and all…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 144

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

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

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

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

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

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

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

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 163

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 30

    Legal news roundup - January 30, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 30, 2015
    CanadaCase for Quebec man who missed jackpot by seconds not to be heard by court, Canadian PressTrial date set for man charged for boat crash in B.C., Canadian PressRCMP charge man in murder of Saskatchewan woman, Canadian PressUnited…
  • Jan 29

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report

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

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015
    CanadaTeenager facing terrorism-related charges for robbery to help terrorists, Canadian PressTeenager charged with kidnapping hotel employee and then crashing car into bank, Canadian PressRally held outside B.C. court for murdered aboriginal…
Rank this Week: 462

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada.Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

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

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
Rank this Week: 345

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy
    Many years ago I acted for a single mom who had an 8-year-old daughter. She retained me when her ex-husband filed an application seeking a change of custody from my client to him…not so unusual, right? Wrong! This case was my first…
  • Jan 28

    The Free-Range Kid Movement

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

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
Rank this Week: 269

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test

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

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

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

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
Rank this Week: 515

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

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

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation

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

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position

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

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle
    by Hannah Roskey It is well understood that Canadian employers may be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees when the employees are acting within the scope of their duties. But surely not if the employee acts against the…
Rank this Week: 299

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: 219

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: 366

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

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

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

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

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

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

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 532

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 30

    Government’s Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada

    Government’s Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada
    Over the past few months, the Treasury Board of Canada has quietly been developing a government-wide policy on the use of cloud computing services. The initiative started with an industry engagement event in November that highlighted many of…
  • Jan 29

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

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

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Jan 30

    Deflategate and the Importance of Standardized Measurement

    Deflategate and the Importance of Standardized Measurement
    What do Super Bowl related scandals have to do with the Magna Carta? Let’s take a look at Clause 35: “there shall be standard measures of wine, ale, and corn (the London quarter) throughout the kingdom.... Weights are to be...
  • Jan 29

    What Lies Beneath - Part II

    What Lies Beneath - Part II
    Welcome back! As promised, lets look at a few relevant hypotheticals: Example 1: Joe owns a quarter section of land, but the provincial government has title to the minerals below. A company (“OilCo”) may apply to the government for the...
  • Jan 29

    What Lies Beneath - Part I

    What Lies Beneath - Part I
    Over the past 2 days, we have discussed how the Magna Carta is refurbished in some current legislation relating to personal property and real estate. Today, in our 2 part series, we will be discussing the property that exists beneath...
Rank this Week: 4585

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jan 30

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?
    There are several places where bankruptcy information can be found. 1. In your bankruptcy trustee’s files. What is included: The trustee’s client file will include notes about meetings, phone calls, copies of documents related to…
  • Jan 16

    How Severance Pay Might Affect Your Surplus Income

    How Severance Pay Might Affect Your Surplus Income
    It’s possible that you may lose your job during bankruptcy and may become entitled to some form of severance pay. If you have been working for the company for many years, this amount can be substantial. Since severance pay is a form of…
  • Dec 19

    Do I Qualify for Personal Bankruptcy?

    Do I Qualify for Personal Bankruptcy?
    You are broke. No money. Way too much debt. You don’t feel you have any way out of your current situation. A friend suggests you file for bankruptcy, but you don’t know. Bankruptcy sounds so bad, besides, do you even qualify to…
Rank this Week: 1518

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jan 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-29
    Limited liability has its limits in copyright http://t.co/Hgp2wHV6SL -> From vinyl to digital – the second hand digital music market and implications for copyright http://t.co/RqRknYyU2r -> Two Dutch telcos fined for breaching net…
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

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

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
Rank this Week: 2395

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jan 30

    Back From the Dead

    Back From the Dead
    Earlier this month, a cat living in Tampa, Florida was hit by a car.  Unfortunately, collisions between pets and motor vehicles are not in themselves uncommon.  What is unique about this particular case is that Bart the cat, who was…
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

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

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
Rank this Week: 2285

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4861

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/
  • Jan 29

    Judge rejects Ontario man's 'racist will' that disinherited daughter for having 'bastard white son'

    Judge rejects Ontario man's 'racist will' that disinherited daughter for having 'bastard white son'
    The Ontario court has made a new, interesting ruling. It concerns the will of Rector Emanuel Spence, who died in 2012. Mr. Spence had two daughters. He had an excellent relationship with his daughter, Verolin, but ended that relationship in…
  • Jan 26

    To litigate or to mediate?

    To litigate or to mediate?
    It's no surprise to any of us that estates can be minefields of disputes, upsets, and resentments. The usual way of resolving an estate dispute is to take someone to court and let the judge decide who wins and who loses. But those of you who…
  • Jan 25

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce
    As regular readers of this blog know, I encourage families to talk to each other about the tough topics that are part of estate planning. This is a lot easier when there is nobody in the family in immediate danger of passing away, but…
Rank this Week: 4815

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?

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

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

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

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

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury caused by a collision. In today’s case (Reddy v. Staples) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009…
Rank this Week: 981

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/
  • Jan 29

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History
    January 29, 2015 The Most Famous Dissent in Canadian Labour Law History Revisited On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, it is helpful to look back at the most famous…
  • Jan 29

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!
    January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour and employment law raced past the 1,000,000 views threshold!  Not bad, for a blog that has never once posted a photo of a naked celebrity. Thanks for…
  • Jan 27

    Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case

    Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case
    January 27, 2015 The labour law community is having an exciting January.  First, we got the twin Charter decisions from the Supreme Court last week dealing with freedom of association and collective bargaining.  And this Friday we…
Rank this Week: 975

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    Enforcing contracts: The importance of careful implementation

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

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining

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

    More news on the ORPP

    More news on the ORPP
    On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…
Rank this Week: 3509

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jan 29

    January 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    January 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – January 20th, 2015 On the January 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Jan 26

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 19, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 19, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Jan 19

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
Rank this Week: 4997

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3510

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jan 28

    The Law Library Staff is Here to Help You!

    The Law Library Staff is Here to Help You!
    The Law Library staff is here to help you!
  • Jan 26

    New Books at the Law Library – January 26, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 26, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K115 .L56 2014 Douglas O. Linder & Nancy Levit, The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality in the Practice of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K236 .C67 2014 Seán Patrick Donlan &…
  • Jan 19

    New Books at the Law Library – January 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K282 .M87 2014 James Bernard Murphy, The Philosophy of Customary Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K301 .H47 2014 Jonathan Herring, Medical Law and Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University…
Rank this Week: 4393

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law
    Below is a fantastic write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law which will be featured in the "Legal Elite" issue of London's Business Magazine to be released in February 2015. After several years working a reliable factory job, Ken didn't…
Rank this Week: 2842

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

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

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download

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

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

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

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

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

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 28

    Happy Data Privacy Day

    Happy Data Privacy Day
    From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: “On January 28, Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and…
  • Jan 14

    Red Tape Awareness Week

    Red Tape Awareness Week
    January 19-23 is the CFIB’s (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) 6th annual Red Tape Awareness Week. During the week the CFIB will make several announcements, starting off by announcing the winner of its annual…
  • Jan 7

    CES 2015

    CES 2015
    The Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is under way in Las Vegas.  Its a mecca for those into the latest and greatest and biggest and fastest and most innovative consumer tech. For example, the latest in TV’s are 4K (4…
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IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Talking Street Artistry with Guesswho

    Talking Street Artistry with Guesswho
    Editor’s Note: Active since 2012 (if her/his Facebook page is a sound indicator), anonymous Indian street artist Guesswho has taken the art world and social media by storm in recent months. Using graffiti as the preferred…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behaviour A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behavior A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
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Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

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

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?

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

    The Importance of Exception

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

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Northwest Territories to Substantially Increase the Minimum Wage

    Northwest Territories to Substantially Increase the Minimum Wage
    Effective June 1, 2015, the minimum wage in the Northwest Territories will increase from $10.00 per hour to $12.50 per hour, making it one of the highest in Canada.
  • Jan 19

    Not All Disabilities Are Created Equally!

    Not All Disabilities Are Created Equally!
    In Li v. Aluma Systems Inc. and Scott Baird, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal explained that not all medical conditions meet the criteria to be classified as a “disability” for Human Rights purposes.
  • Jan 15

    Workplace Laws Changing – Get Ready!

    Workplace Laws Changing – Get Ready!
    Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 passed third reading on November 6, 2014 and will soon receive royal assent.
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Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again

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

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill

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

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal

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

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Medical malpractice and failing to disclose

    Medical malpractice and failing to disclose
    When you go to a physician for treatment of an illness or injury in Nova Scotia, you are placing your health and life in the hands of your doctor. Surgeries, procedures and medications often involve some risks and…
  • Jan 18

    Driver not to be charged in fatal Nova Scotia tour bus accident

    Driver not to be charged in fatal Nova Scotia tour bus accident
    Following a fatal tour bus crash in July 2014, police have decided not to charge the driver who allegedly fell asleep and caused the accident. The wreck that occurred nearby the Neils Harbour community on the Cabot Trail claimed the...
  • Jan 12

    Studies show danger of hands-free texting while driving

    Studies show danger of hands-free texting while driving
    Individuals in Nova Scotia may be aware that texting while driving can be dangerous, but they might think that hands-free texting is less of an issue. However, studies show that this still can present a dangerous distraction for drivers.…
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Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jan 26

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself
    In my last Case Comment, I examined some of the elements of the recent watershed Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, which provides a complete compendium on the application of the principles that…
  • Oct 28

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause
    By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo Introduction Non-competition clauses are hardly a rarity in employment contracts. The classic non-competition clause seeks to protect the business of an employer by prohibiting a former employee from,…
  • Oct 8

    Arbitration Case Comment

    Arbitration Case Comment
    Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) In the past I have posed the question as to whether Arbitration can be more cost effective and efficient than a court process. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva,…
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Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Look to your left, look to your right…

    Look to your left, look to your right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 21

    Confessions of a failed hand model

    Confessions of a failed hand model
    With a title like that, you might not expect that this is a post about Alternative Business Structures (ABS) in the legal profession. Bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Ten years ago, my hand modelling career ended abruptly after…
  • Jan 20

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?
    A spider knows instantly when a fresh meal has been ensnared in its web. Through a physiology that permits even the tiniest external vibrations to be felt directly by its nervous system, spiders are phenomenally attuned to their environment…
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Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jan 26

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

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

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

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

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie

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

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Parent Cap

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

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

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

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 26

    Framed Questions - ECJ Takes on Content Framing

    Framed Questions - ECJ Takes on Content Framing
    As social media has changed how we interact with one another, it also has profoundly changed the culture and environment where copyright (and other intellectual property rights) reside. Videos, pictures and other content can very easily go…
  • Jan 20

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention
    Trademarks can be an interesting novelty, especially when it comes to what is actually sought to be protected through trademarks. This ranges from trademarking the color of your football field to the phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!", and…
  • Jan 12

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?
    Your name is a part of who you are, your own identity, and for a lot of people, a very important indicator of their history and origin. As such, a name carries immense weight and importance to some, even if it is 'generic' such as Smith or…
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

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

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

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

    Zeligs v. Jane

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

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

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

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

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

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

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

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

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

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

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

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

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie

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

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

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