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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: 69

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario

    Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario
    BY RACHEL SPENCE, LAW CLERKWouldn’t it be amazing if you could avoid going to Court to update or set up your child support payments? The Government of Ontario has made that an option for some, by setting up a user-friendly site found…
  • Feb 23

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday February 23, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net.A…
  • Feb 22

    Wrongful Dismissal and Ontario's Employment Law Framework

    Wrongful Dismissal and Ontario's Employment Law Framework
    BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYERAt first glance, Ontario’s employment law framework is deceivingly simple.If an employer seeks to terminate an employee without having any just cause to do so, it must simply provide that employee with…
Rank this Week: 122

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
Rank this Week: 218

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2835

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: 3522

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/
  • Feb 23

    Insecurity About Security Certificate

    Insecurity About Security Certificate
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s [SCC] decision in Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration).1 This decision centred on the Canadian government’s procedure on issuing security certificates. These…
  • Feb 22

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!
    Today, February 22nd, marks the 20th anniversary since Dolly the Sheep was announced to the public. She was the first successfully cloned mammal and lived until the age of 6. Dolly was unique because she was cloned from an adult...
  • Feb 21

    This Should Never Be Necessary and Should Not Have Been Needed: Once Is Too Many

    This Should Never Be Necessary and Should Not Have Been Needed: Once Is Too Many
    yet it did, in my experience, regularly. To lawyers on either side of a case. Shrugging it off with a "trial judges are human and make mistakes" isn't a good answer. Equivalent conduct on a football (soccer) pitch would get...
Rank this Week: 4751

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Feb 23

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study
    The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a…
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
Rank this Week: 1710

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 23

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 23, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 23, 2017
    CanadaCanada's black market for illicit drug fentanyl booming, Globe and MailVancouver seeks judicial review of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Globe and MailMan charged with in canine deaths at Saskatoon kennel, Canadian PressUnited…
  • Feb 22

    This week at the SCC

    This week at the SCC
    Feb. 20-24, 2017The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week: one criminal concerning treatment of evidence in a sexual assault trial and the other three civil, notably Teva Canada’s appeal from the Court of Appeal for…
  • Feb 22

    LSUC considers banning referral fee

    LSUC considers banning referral fee
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is considering banning all referral fees between lawyers.The recommendation was floated as an option in a long anticipated report on how the law society should further regulate advertising and referral fees in…
Rank this Week: 3012

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/
  • Feb 23

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez -  A whistleblower program may be part of a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime that the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) recently proposed as part of its three-year Strategic Plan (the…
  • Feb 21

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA
    Vanessa Coiteux and Jérémie Ste-Marie -  The results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) review of the cyber security risk disclosure of S&P/TSX Composite issuers were recently reported by the…
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
Rank this Week: 3895

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 23

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace
    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed…
  • Feb 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Feb 23

    #HackJustice

    #HackJustice
    In his February 3rd, 2017, Slaw article entitled “Build, Baby Build”, Colin Lachance describes his experience of having individuals share with and seek his advice on building some “app/service/tool that could very well make…
Rank this Week: 513

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: 2022

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Feb 23

    US Government Contractors Now Required to Train Employees on Privacy

    US Government Contractors Now Required to Train Employees on Privacy
    Effective January 19, 2017,  an update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will require certain contractors that provide services to the federal government to train their employees on privacy.  New contracts into which the…
  • Feb 19

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly
    Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA“), data subjects have rights to obtain copies of their personal information through a data subject access request (“DSAR“). Data subjects frequently use DSARs to obtain…
  • Feb 7

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the district court’s approval of a settlement and settlement class in the consolidated consumer class action arising from Target Corporation’s 2013 security incident. …
Rank this Week: 1711

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1422

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Feb 23

    Singapore Government-linked Company Faces Criticism for its Termination of Employee

    Singapore Government-linked Company Faces Criticism for its Termination of Employee
    Last month, 54 employees of a Singapore Government-linked company, Surbana Jurong, were terminated from employment. A local newspaper, Today, reported that the Group Chief Executive of Surbana had sent a firm-wide email explaining the…
  • Feb 22

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017 in Québec

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017 in Québec
    In the course of the year, it will be interesting to see how the Government of Québec will deal with pay equity matters. In an important decision issued last October, the Québec Court of Appeal declared that several sections of…
  • Feb 21

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017
    2017 has started with the issuance of important rulings from the Constitutional Court, regarding special protection of stability for: (i) employees close to retirement, and (ii) for the mates of women who are unemployed and expecting a child.…
Rank this Week: 1714

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 22

    I Know I Put it Somewhere.

    I Know I Put it Somewhere.
    This Blog was written by: Holly Allardyce I once attended a networking event where we all had to name an aspect of our jobs that we enjoy. I volunteered that I liked knowing I had located all of a deceased person’s valuables. The…
  • Feb 21

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can
    The discovery of holographic wills always send up red flags to estates litigators, especially when the holographic will is a dramatic departure from the prior distribution of the estate. While questions of fraud immediately come to mind,…
  • Feb 20

    Estate Distribution

    Estate Distribution
    During the administration of an estate, taxable income can be generated in the form of interest, dividends, capital gains, etc. after all debts and specific bequests have been paid. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked if an estate…
Rank this Week: 2964

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/
  • Feb 22

    Podcast: How to break up with your lawyer

    Podcast: How to break up with your lawyer
    Our latest podcast is up and ready. This is perhaps my favourite one so far. It's about "breaking up with" your lawyer and getting your stuff back. It's the kind of practical information people can use when they think things are…
  • Feb 21

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?
    One of the questions I hear regularly from clients, blog readers, and seminar attendees is "can he do that?" Sometimes they are asking about what executors can do and at other times they want to know about beneficiaries. And in some…
  • Feb 16

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement
    Our latest podcast is now up on our website. This time we answered a number of questions about how estate lawyers bill, what to do if the bill is too high, and other such essential money matters. Click here to see the list of podcasts and…
Rank this Week: 5014

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Policy Options Article on Faulty Logic of Sexual Assault Trial

    Policy Options Article on Faulty Logic of Sexual Assault Trial
    Policy Options, the online journal produced by the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, has just published an article entitled Tracking the faulty logic of sexual assault trials: "We’re mining Canadian court…
  • Feb 21

    2015-2016 Intake Report of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    2015-2016 Intake Report of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project recently published its 2015-2016 report on the background of self-represented litigants (SRLs) in Canada.This most recent report provides demographic data (age, gender, imcome, etc.) from 73…
  • Feb 20

    Primary Research Group Report on Inter-Library Loan Services for Research University Faculty

    Primary Research Group Report on Inter-Library Loan Services for Research University Faculty
    New York-based Primary Research Group has just published a report called International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Inter-library Loan Services:"The study presents data from a survey of more than 500 international research…
Rank this Week: 324

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
  • Feb 6

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead
    January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of…
Rank this Week: 1708

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2836

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 22

    Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Initiative – How it Affects Condominium

    Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Initiative – How it Affects Condominium
    Ontario Regulation 20/17 made under the Green Energy Act, 2009 requires condominiums greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet to report their building energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions data annually to the Ministry of Energy…
  • Feb 16

    Condominium Corporation Seeks Court Order Requiring Mental Examination of Unit Owner

    Condominium Corporation Seeks Court Order Requiring Mental Examination of Unit Owner
    In a recent case, TSCC No. 2395 v. Wong, a condominium corporation that was dealing with a unit owner whose behavior had become increasingly threatening, abusive, intimidating and dangerous, applied to the Court for an order that the unit…
  • Feb 14

    Summary of New Regulations Now Available

    Summary of New Regulations Now Available
    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! A detailed summary of the proposed amendments to the regulations under the Condominium Act was just released for review and comment. The four key areas are: Communications…
Rank this Week: 3076

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2186

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/
  • Feb 22

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour
    If a surveyor hired by one property owner in a boundary dispute gets it wrong, does the neighbouring owner have a claim in negligence against that surveyor? In 2002, Owner B purchased a property and was aware that a fence at the back of the…
  • Feb 16

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant
    Property owners may covenant with one another in connection with their lands.  They may agree to negative covenants, which prevent certain things from being done on or with the land. For example, a negative covenant may prohibit certain…
  • Feb 9

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property
    Most real estate transactions in Ontario today involve title insurance.  Purchasers obtain title insurance to protect against unknown defects in title that crop up after the closing of the transaction, and title insurance policies…
Rank this Week: 5002

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: 514

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Immigration

    News from DC – Immigration
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” (EO) barring foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA
    Repeal and Replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) On January 12 and 13, 2017, the 115th Congress set the stage for the Trump administration by passing a budget resolution to repeal major provisions of the ACA with…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation
    January 20, 2017 Memorandum from Reince Priebus On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. In the memorandum, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff,…
Rank this Week: 1717

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 3233

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code
    To ensure your assets are conducting preventative inspections and staying operational, Nimonik has extended its Asset management Module to help you quickly inspect and validate your equipment. Here are some details on what you can find…
  • Feb 14

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice
    Most EHS professionals know that an efficient Internal Audit Program can drive profits for an organization. On the flip-side, a weak Internal Audit program can create chaos and tremendous physical and financial loss. Nimonik’s…
  • Feb 7

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice
    A well-structured Internal Audit program increases revenue, cuts costs and makes the workplace safer, leading to operational excellence while avoiding potential damage. This White Paper authored by, John Wolfe, an internationally recognized…
Rank this Week: 4421

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/
  • Feb 20

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding a Plaintiff double costs after obtaining judgement nearly doubling her pre trial formal settlement offer. In the recent case (Risling v.…
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
  • Feb 14

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a wrongful death allegation seeking damages from ICBC on behalf of an unidentified motorist. In today’s case (Parmar Estate v. British…
Rank this Week: 1008

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 20

    New Books at the Law Library – February 20, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – February 20, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K212 .L394 2016 Robert M. Lawless, Jennifer K. Robbennolt & Thomas S. Ulen,, 2d ed. Empirical Methods in Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K434.P5 A37 2016 Malcolm Schofield,…
  • Feb 14

    Legal Research Skills Serie

    Legal Research Skills Serie
    The UBC Law Library is pleased to present its Legal Research Skills Series designed for students wanting to brush up on the basics or learn something new. This series will provide legal research instruction from experienced law librarians and…
  • Feb 14

    New Books at the Law Library – February 14, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 14, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4505 .A935 2010 Hugh J. Ault & Brian J. Arnold, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, 3d ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn,: Kluwer Law International, 2010). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3247 .M33 2016 Malcolm…
Rank this Week: 3972

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
  • Feb 20

    Recent Acquisitions, February 13 – February 20, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 13 – February 20, 2017
    45 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 5 from 2017: K 487 E3 N46 2017 Neoliberal legality : understanding the role of law in the neoliberal project Routledge, 2017 x, 214 pages ; 24 cm Ethics and … Continue…
  • Feb 13

    Recent Acquisitions, February 6 – February 13, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 6 – February 13, 2017
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 10 from 2017: K 213 R488 2016 Rhetorical processes and legal judgments : how language and arguments shape struggles for rights and power Cambridge University Press, 2016 xi,…
  • Feb 10

    Legal resources on the Trump administration

    Legal resources on the Trump administration
    If you’re scratching your head about what’s going on south of the border, here are a some recently compiled legal resources on the Trump administration from academic, reliable sources. Beats “alternative facts” any…
Rank this Week: 3090

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 19

    Tech Companies: Canada is open—here are some immigration consideration

    Tech Companies: Canada is open—here are some immigration consideration
    by Gilda Villaran The Government of Canada prides itself on its positive attitude towards immigration and openly welcomes international talent. There are no restrictions preventing the issuance of work permits based on citizenship, and there…
  • Feb 12

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada
    by Stéphane Aublet A work permit is generally issued based on a specific job offer made by a particular Canadian employer (or an employer doing business in Canada). As such, the employer commits itself to providing the foreign worker…
  • Feb 2

    Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?

    Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?
    By Brian Smeenk Six innocent men were shot in the back while praying in a Quebec City mosque on January 29. The apparently racially motivated act of violence make us all pause to reflect. How could this happen? In a peaceful city like that?…
Rank this Week: 4992

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 19

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu
    I was very glad to be a panelist for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s conference on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in Fairmont and Jean Coutu. During the discussion the panelists were asked about the ways taxpayers may…
  • Dec 22

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited
    On a procedural motion in 506913 N.B. Ltd. v. The Queen (2016 TCC 286), the Tax Court ordered the Respondent to answer all questions refused on discovery, reattend at a further discovery, and pay the Appellant’s costs on the…
  • Dec 13

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code
    On December 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v Attorney General of Canada (2016 SCC 55) along with its companion case Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc. (2016 SCC 56). Our…
Rank this Week: 3521

Veale Law

Veale Law

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

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1926

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/
  • Feb 17

    Lateness and Absenteeism

    Lateness and Absenteeism
    In General, an employer has a reasonable expectation that employees will not be late for work on a regular basis and on time. If an employee is regularly absent without permission then, under the right circumstance, the employer may have…
  • Feb 17

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal
    Constructive dismissal is when an employer alters the fundamental conditions of the employment contract, which gives the employee little choice but to resign. Many employees do feel that relocation is constructive dismissal. The general rule…
  • Feb 13

    Tips for Legally Sound Termination Letter

    Tips for Legally Sound Termination Letter
    It is all too easy to write a termination letter that does not comply with the law.  Here are some common pitfalls and tips for ensuring that your termination letter is legally sound: Tip #1 – Consider whether you may be using…
Rank this Week: 1150

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 17

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?
    Any person who is the “spouse” of a member of a registered pension plan in Canada has rights regarding the pension entitlement of his or her partner. That important policy has been entrenched in pension legislation for…
  • Jan 31

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)
    As we close out the first month of 2017, we thought it appropriate to briefly review the cases which caught our eye in 2016 in 140 characters or less: Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 – @SCC_eng confirms Federally…
  • Nov 28

    Ontario regulatory form regarding pension plan contributions: comply!

    Ontario regulatory form regarding pension plan contributions: comply!
    Trustees and administrators of Ontario registered pension plans: beware of Form 7. That’s the form that administrators of registered pension plans must complete, and send to their pension fund trustees, that summarizes the estimated…
Rank this Week: 3509

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    internet backbone provider cogent cuts off the pirate bay and other pirate sites. first step on the slippery slope? https://t.co/a6ANe6HKBS 2017-02-13 interesting (but long) piece on the most successful ticket scalper in the us and the ticket…
  • Feb 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    an interesting peek at the poker ai that bested humans. https://t.co/HJPK8SNjdE 2017-02-03 why ups trucks don't turn left. quite interesting. https://t.co/tqswHI0CzD 2017-02-08 goldman has replaced 600 traders with 200 engineers since 2000…
  • Feb 2

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i never fail to be impressed by boston dynamics – their latest creation – a wheeled robot. https://t.co/T6vzLgQ43o 2017-02-01 interesting piece on the sometimes imperfect world of science and one fellow who's funding attempts to…
Rank this Week: 3030

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
  • Feb 16

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal
    By Patrick Williams In Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 SCC 1, the Court split 4-4-1 over the constitutionality of an immunity clause in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the “Board”). The case was resolved largely on…
  • Feb 8

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017
    By Kelli McAllister and Sara D.N. Babich The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual forecast of the top ten…
  • Feb 2

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016
    By Ryan MacIsaac and Dextin Zucchi   The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual review of the most significant appellate decisions of the past year. From criminal law to contracts, 2016 was full of exciting developments and we…
Rank this Week: 3794

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

    Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American

    Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American
    Will Trump make good on his promise to repeal US estate tax? How do these anticipated changes affect Canadians leaving assets to kids living in the US? The post Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American appeared…
  • Feb 8

    Filing U.S. Tax Returns After Selling U.S. Property: A Must

    Filing U.S. Tax Returns After Selling U.S. Property: A Must
    Many Canadians are aware of FIRPTA legislation, but few individuals meet their obligations by filing IRS Form 1040NR or 1120-F post sale of US real estate. The post Filing U.S. Tax Returns After Selling U.S. Property: A Must appeared first on…
  • Feb 7

    Reintroduction of the Death Tax Repeal Act 2017

    Reintroduction of the Death Tax Repeal Act 2017
    The post Reintroduction of the Death Tax Repeal Act 2017 appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 4604

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Ghost Writing Medical Reports in Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)

    Ghost Writing Medical Reports in Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)
    Medical experts, along with their reports, are major pieces of evidence in any serious personal injury case in Ontario. The testimony of a Plaintiff, and that of a Defendant, will likely be self serving. The Injured Accident Victim Plaintiff…
  • Feb 9

    Why insurance companies insist on Jury Trials for Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)

    Why insurance companies insist on Jury Trials for Personal Injury Cases (Ontario)
    Personal Injury Lawyer Brian Goldfinger drew inspiration for the proceeding entry of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog from Nick, famous YouTube Star of wildly entertaining, and super high quality Pokemon GO! channel; Trainer Tips. Check out his…
  • Feb 2

    The fine print in your car insurance policy (Ontario)

    The fine print in your car insurance policy (Ontario)
    If you drive a car in Ontario, every year or so, your car insurance needs to get renewed. Come renewal time, your premiums may go up, they may go down, or just stay the same. Ontario drivers need to purchase insurance in order to drive. This…
Rank this Week: 3670

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 15

    Trump administration to roll back net neutrality

    Trump administration to roll back net neutrality
    In 2015 the US FCC took steps to prevent ISPs from discriminating against internet traffic.  This is called Net Neutrality, which Wikipedia describes as “…the principle that Internet service providers and…
  • Feb 1

    Trump’s executive order on foreigners strips privacy protection for Canadian

    Trump’s executive order on foreigners strips privacy protection for Canadian
    Included in Trump’s reprehensible executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” was this: Sec. 14.  Privacy Act.  Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law,…
  • Jan 25

    The end of cloud computing

    The end of cloud computing
    That’s the title of a 25 minute video that is worth watching if you have an interest in where computing is going. Don’t panic if you have just decided to do more of you business computing in the cloud.  That isn’t going…
Rank this Week: 2204

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/
  • Feb 14

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course
    I have the honour of being included in the faculty for a course on Capacity and Influence, which will be held in both Edmonton and Calgary, presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta.The course is chaired by John Poyser, author of…
  • Feb 8

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry
    The presumption of resulting trust is a presumption of law that applies when one person gratuitously transfers property to another. The presumption is that the person transferring the property did not intend to make a gift, and that the…
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
Rank this Week: 616

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1319

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
  • Jan 30

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Chriscan Enterprises Ltd. v. St. Pierre, 2016 BCCA 442, reminds those who elect to resolve their business disputes through arbitration that decisions of the arbitrator, even those…
Rank this Week: 2901

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Feb 14

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) falls into the category of illnesses/conditions that are often described as “invisible illnesses” or “invisible disabilities” (think mental illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic pain…
  • Jan 31

    What do I need to know about slip & fall claims?

    What do I need to know about slip & fall claims?
    With the recent fluctuations in the weather we have been having, from long periods of rain, bouts of freezing rain, and snow, it is important to know what to do in the event of a slip and fall and how a personal injury lawyer can help you.In…
  • Jan 16

    Seasonal Affective Disorder in The New

    Seasonal Affective Disorder in The New
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is said to peak in January. The third Monday in January has been dubbed, “Blue Monday”, the “most depressing day of the year”. The idea of a specific day being the most depressing…
Rank this Week: 1702

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4874

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Feb 12

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya
    Véronique Barry, avocate au bureau de Québec, vous explique dans le billet ci-dessous ce qu’est le Protocole de Nagoya et les enjeux qu’il amène sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle. ***…
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
  • Dec 20

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien
    Pour terminer l’année, mes collègues Brian Daley et Jonathan Chong nous font rapport (ici) d’une adjudication des dépens plus conséquente qu’auparavant, par la Cour fédérale.…
Rank this Week: 1698