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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/
  • May 5

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for 7 Year Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for 7 Year Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Gordon v. Ahn) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009 collision caused by the…
  • May 4

    Peeping Tom Ordered to Pay $93,850 For Recording Step-Daughter

    Peeping Tom Ordered to Pay $93,850 For Recording Step-Daughter
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Duncan Registry, ordering a peeping tom Defendant to pay $93,850 in damages for recording his step-daughter while she was showering and otherwise undressed. In today’s…
  • May 3

    “Costs Awards Should Not Punish Plaintiffs From Taking Forward Meritorious Claims”

    “Costs Awards Should Not Punish Plaintiffs From Taking Forward Meritorious Claims”
    In a demonstration of the judicial flexibility that exists under the BC Supreme Court Rules when assessing costs consequences following trials with formal offers in place, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 75

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 142

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 5

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement
    As many people can imagine, the soul of an artist can be a fragile one, and uses of their works (in what ever particular way they are used in a derivative sense) can be a sensitive topic. Even so, especially in an era where technology has…
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
  • Apr 18

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright
    As a major consumer of North American sports, this writer is very reliant on the provision of highlights for this favorite sports, enabling him to keep on track with the latest developments and just to indulge in great sporting feats. Even…
Rank this Week: 148

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 3

    Another Conviction under the Migratory Birds Convention Act

    Another Conviction under the Migratory Birds Convention Act
    The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA) is again being used as a tool to protect migratory birds that are also species at risk. In early April, Bergedac Ltée, and a shareholder and employee of the company, were convicted and…
  • Apr 29

    Environmental Assessment in the Court

    Environmental Assessment in the Court
    A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment (“EA”) regime. Environmental groups Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Northwatch, and the Canadian…
  • Apr 28

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree
    On April 6, 2016, Jaret Bousfield was convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for permitting the discharge of road salt that caused or was likely to cause damage to a neighbour’s mature cedar trees. Bousfield pleaded guilty to…
Rank this Week: 184

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Mar 3

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May
    Canadian Securities Administrators adopt enhanced disclosure, retain 10% reporting threshold By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Along with the announcement on February 25, 2016 of final amendments to Canada’s take-over bid regime (see our…
  • Feb 26

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field
    The Canadian Securities Administrators confirm the adoption of a harmonized Canadian take-over bid and issuer bid regime (including a 105 day minimum bid period), effective May 9, 2016 By McCarthy Tétrault LLP On February 25, 2016,…
  • Feb 3

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada
    By Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International The sale of Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) policies has soared in recent years. In…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 196

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/
  • May 5

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis - Watch this space on Friday and Saturday

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis - Watch this space on Friday and Saturday
    Watch this space Friday and Saturday for some live blogging from the University of Chicago Law School symposium on Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis, including presentations by Lawrence Solum, Cass Sunstein, Richard Posner, Richard…
  • May 2

    Beards and Baseball

    Beards and Baseball
    Co-blogger sent me this great piece! Vin Scully, long-time Dodgers commentator, discusses the history of beards and beards and baseball. There is some law in there too: Your browser does not support iframes.
  • Apr 26

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?
    Please check out my case comment on the SCC's recent decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje in the Canadian Business Law Journal - you can read the decision here and the comment here. The Court's decision is primarily concerned with...
Rank this Week: 4427

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 5

    FCA civil penalties to increase substantially under proposed rule

    FCA civil penalties to increase substantially under proposed rule
    Earlier this week, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) became the first federal agency to promulgate an interim final rule implementing provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 intended to index civil penalties assessed under certain…
  • May 4

    Fifth Circuit upholds limits on attorneys’ fees in FCA whistleblower suit

    Fifth Circuit upholds limits on attorneys’ fees in FCA whistleblower suit
    A decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals may help FCA defendants challenge relators’ claims for attorneys’ fees, especially where relators’ counsel fails to keep adequate time records distinguishing between work for…
  • May 3

    May 1st letter from CMS temporarily extends Texas’ 1115 Transformation Waiver

    May 1st letter from CMS temporarily extends Texas’ 1115 Transformation Waiver
    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (“HHSC”) has been actively trying to reach an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to extend or renew the Texas 1115 Transformation Waiver…
Rank this Week: 1745

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 4

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie
    Library of Parliament legislative summaries for some of the federal bills of the current session have started to appear on the parliamentary website.The summaries contain background and analysis of bills in front of the House of Commons and…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for April 16-30, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
Rank this Week: 609

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 5

    Amendment to the Charter of the French Language: Signage in French and Trademark

    Amendment to the Charter of the French Language: Signage in French and Trademark
    The Charter of the French Language currently allows for the exclusive use of trademarks in languages other than French unless a French version of the trademark has been registered. Seeing an increase in the presence of trademarks in a…
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 5

    Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”

    Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”
    Jasminka Kalajdzic recently highlighted a New York Times column entitled Panama Papers Show How Lawyers Can Turn a Blind Eye. The column reported that Ramón Fonseca, one of the founders of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca,…
Rank this Week: 2148

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
  • May 5

    My appearance before the Trade Committee on the TPP

    My appearance before the Trade Committee on the TPP
    Here are my introductory remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade studying the TPP earlier today. I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to appear today to provide input on the Trans-Pacific…
  • May 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-04
    The shifting sands of cybersecurity https://t.co/UY6bJkeCAI -> Avoid Copyright Infringement Claims for Affiliates and Subsidiaries https://t.co/V7pygFdHfD -> Russia's Facebook Launches Mobile App in Step Towards Copyright Legitimacy…
  • May 4

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-03

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-03
    The great fintech debate: Will regulating financial upstarts ‘level the playing field,’ or stifle innovation? https://t.co/9ncPJAPrI9 -> Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement https://t.co/5DBgWWXLlo ->…
Rank this Week: 2416

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 5

    Limitation period a poor defence for legal malpractice

    Limitation period a poor defence for legal malpractice
    Personal-injury lawyers who advise their clients to settle for amounts deemed improvidently low could face malpractice claims many years after the settlement. That’s the key takeaway from this week’s decision in Lauesen v.…
  • May 5

    Legal news roundup - May 5, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 5, 2016
    Canada Fort McMurray fire forces more evacuations as it spreads south, Reuters Toronto man found guilty of youth prostitution offences, Canadian Press Former Disney child star charged in B.C. bank robbery, Canadian Press United States North…
  • May 4

    Getting judgey with Guys and Doll

    Getting judgey with Guys and Doll
    Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Gloria Epstein will have a cameo role in this year’s Nightwood Theatre’s annual The Lawyer Show. More than 40 lawyers will put on the Guys and Dolls musical next month in Toronto, and Epstein is…
Rank this Week: 2891

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/
  • May 5

    $40 billion in deals in one day: is “big pharma” getting bigger?

    $40 billion in deals in one day: is “big pharma” getting bigger?
    In a single day last week, $40 billion worth of deals were announced in the pharmaceutical industry.  The jaw-dropping, combined value of the announced mergers and acquisitions has turned heads, and has prompted analysts to question the…
  • May 4

    Global M&A update: current market factor

    Global M&A update: current market factor
    Despite a number of challenging economic headwinds, the market’s desire for mergers and acquisitions remains strong, and analysts expect mergers and acquisitions to remain one of the major drivers of corporate growth. Ernst &Young…
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
Rank this Week: 1739

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/
Rank this Week: 1740

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
Rank this Week: 3424

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/
  • May 5

    Des examinateurs européens en ville

    Des examinateurs européens en ville
    Les praticiens en brevet sont souvent frustrés par l’Office européen des brevets, à cause de différences fondamentales importantes entre le droit des brevets nord-américain et celui…
  • May 3

    Les photographes n’aiment pas Google Image

    Les photographes n’aiment pas Google Image
    C’est à tout le moins la position défendue par Getty Images, Inc. (Getty), influente agence de photographie américaine qui représente plus 200 000 photojournalistes. Getty a déposé la…
  • Apr 25

    L’affaire Canadian Standards Association et les limites de l’utilisation équitable dans un contexte commercial

    L’affaire Canadian Standards Association et les limites de l’utilisation équitable dans un contexte commercial
    L’utilisation équitable, élevée au rang de droit des utilisateurs par le plus haut tribunal du pays, demeure une exception à la loi qui ne sera applicable que dans certaines circonstances. Ses fins ne peuvent…
Rank this Week: 1766

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily Lawfact from Wise Law for Thursday May 5, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 5, 2016 at 6:09am PDTIn 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of…
  • May 4

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 4, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 4, 2016 at 6:40am PDTParties in Ontario civil cases are required to make full disclosure of all…
  • May 3

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 3, 2016 at 6:05am PDTA last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy.For…
Rank this Week: 439

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/
Rank this Week: 1743

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/
  • May 4

    Becker v. Becker Case Comment -- by Kimberly Walli

    Becker v. Becker Case Comment -- by Kimberly Walli
    [The following guest post was written by Kimberly Wallis also of Sabey Rule LLP.]In the recent British Columbia Supreme Court case of Becker v Becker, 2016 BCSC 487, the executor of the will of Ann Andrews sought to prove her will in solemn…
  • Apr 17

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario
    I took these photographs last fall while visiting Prince Edward County in Ontario. The courthouse was the site of Sir John A. Macdonald's first trial, apparently defending himself on an assault charge. Here is a photograph of Sir John A. and…
  • Apr 9

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case
    Wills variation cases in British Columbia and family law are related. The Family Law Act deals with division of property and support on the breakdown of marriages and common law relationships, while Part 4, Division 6 of the Wills, Estates…
Rank this Week: 712

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2762

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    National Exoneration Registry Reports on the Wrongly Convicted

    National Exoneration Registry Reports on the Wrongly Convicted
    In 2012 the University of Michigan Law School initiated a project in conjunction with the Centre on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law to compile detailed information on every known exoneration in the United States…
  • Apr 27

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy
    A British Columbia  Supreme Court judge has appointed a lawyer for an 11-year old Prince George girl who is undergoing hormonal treatment to transition to a boy, a process encouraged by the girl’s mother, but opposed by her father.…
  • Apr 11

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic
    In today’s society, couples are led to believe that 50% of marriages end in divorce. How accurate is this statistic, though? In actuality, relationship experts have found the arbitrary figure of “50%” to be misleading.…
Rank this Week: 4856

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/
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
  • Mar 15

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance
    An appeal due to come before the Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) may address questions about the intersection between the provincial Ministry of Environment (the “Ministry”) and municipalities relating to the…
Rank this Week: 2806

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • Mar 23

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck
    By Alixe Cormick As of today’s date there are seventeen (17) equity crowdfunding portals active in Canada. There are also five (5) marketplace lending platforms aimed at small business. Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • Mar 11

    The Cost of Listing on a Stock Exchange or Obtaining a Quote in North America

    The Cost of Listing on a Stock Exchange or Obtaining a Quote in North America
     By Alixe Cormick It is difficult to find information on the internet about the cost of listing on a stock exchange or obtaining a quote on an over the counter trading market in North America. It is equally difficult to find information…
Rank this Week: 1399

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/
  • May 4

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over
    Employers are usually obligated to reinstate an employee following a maternity leave.  The employee has the legal right to be returned to the position she held prior to the maternity leave, and if that position no longer exists after the…
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
  • Mar 31

    Parental Leave For Father

    Parental Leave For Father
    What are your options when it comes to parental leave for fathers? In the past, many families assumed that dad should work and mom should stay home with the kids. But parents today often choose to divide responsibilities differently, more…
Rank this Week: 487

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
  • Apr 11

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada
    PNP programs aim to serve the needs of the province that administers them. If the skills of a person seeking admission to a province happen to cohere with the economic aims of the province, then the chances of being nominated for immigration…
Rank this Week: 4762

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4720

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 4

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation
    Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar for the Canadian Association of Business Economics on the implications of the TPP. The talk touched on a wide range of concerns including copyright, privacy, culture, and digital policies. A video of…
  • May 3

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including…
  • May 3

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2016 as Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a…
Rank this Week: 2020

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
Rank this Week: 2186

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • May 3

    Ontario Government Independent Review of Tarion Warranty Corporation – Public and Industry Consultations in Progre

    Ontario Government Independent Review of Tarion Warranty Corporation – Public and Industry Consultations in Progre
    As we noted in a prior blog post, the Ontario Government has appointed the Honourable Douglas Cunningham to conduct an independent review of the Tarion Warranty Corporation and the New Home Warranties Plan Act. Public and industry…
  • Apr 29

    Airbnbs in Condo

    Airbnbs in Condo
    Learn all about how to deal with Airbnbs in your Condo.  The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is presenting a seminar on this hot topic on June 22, 2016.   Jason Rivait will offer his tips for board…
  • Apr 19

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada
      In a prior blog post we reported on data released by Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. (“CMHC”) that indicated that foreign ownership of condominium units in Canada was not as high as had been frequently speculated. In a…
Rank this Week: 2966

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/
  • May 3

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk
    On Thursday, May 5, 2016 I'll be a guest on VOCM's  talk show "Back Talk" with Pete Soucy from 2:00 to 3:00 (Newfoundland time). We'll be talking about some of the challenges people face with wills and estates, and I'll be giving…
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
Rank this Week: 4931

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/
  • May 3

    US District Court dismisses FATCA challenge

    US District Court dismisses FATCA challenge
    Roanne C. Bratz - On April 25, 2016, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, dismissed a challenge that had been brought  by United States Senator Rand Paul and several other…
  • May 2

    Regulation of fixed income market: the CSA issues an update

    Regulation of fixed income market: the CSA issues an update
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published a staff notice describing the next steps in its plan to enhance the regulation of the fixed income market.  CSA Staff Notice 21-317 Next Steps in Implementation of a Plan to…
  • May 2

    Additional Canadian securities regulators enter into MOU with CFTC

    Additional Canadian securities regulators enter into MOU with CFTC
    The securities regulators in New Brunswick (FCNB), Nova Scotia (NSSC) and Saskatchewan (FCAA) have announced that that they have signed counterparts to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. CFTC in regards to cooperation…
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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016
    Five BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:  Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society ActOnPoint Legal Research Corporation – Residential Tenancy Act, Property Law ActEileen Vanderburgh,…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
  • Mar 7

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016
    Just a quick post to highlight the pieces of legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in February:Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould: Land Title Inquiry Act, Environmental Management Act, Employment Standards…
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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/
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Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • May 2

    Recent Acquisitions, April 25 – May 2, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, April 25 – May 2, 2016
    23 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2016: K 1329.5 B38 2015 Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015 xxviii, 271 pages ; 24 cm. K 5103 S58 ……
  • Apr 25

    Recent Acquisitions, April 18 – April 25, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, April 18 – April 25, 2016
    11 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 9 from 2016: K 247.6 C65 2016 Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights Columbia University Press, 2016 viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm. K 644 W67 2016 Women's rights ……
  • Apr 18

    You’re invited to a library research workshop on April 27

    You’re invited to a library research workshop on April 27
    The Law Library is pleased to offer a research workshop to all students on April 27. While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, all JD and graduate students who want to improve their research skills are also welcome…
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 1

    More human rights ‘frustrations’

    More human rights ‘frustrations’
    by David G. Wong Traditionally, where an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of the employee returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing…
  • Apr 24

    Sleep much? Board finds that dozing off on the job is not willful misconduct

    Sleep much? Board finds that dozing off on the job is not willful misconduct
    by Avneet Jaswal Can an employer terminate an employee for sleeping on the job on multiple occasions? The Ontario Labour Relations Board concluded that such behavior may give rise to just cause for dismissal. Can sleeping on the job amount to…
  • Apr 17

    Quebec court upholds cause termination of employee for a single incident of theft

    Quebec court upholds cause termination of employee for a single incident of theft
    by Marie-Ève Gagnon Theft of merchandise by employees continues to be a recurring and costly problem for Canadian employers. The courts, however, do acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. Dismissal is often found to be an…
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CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

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

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

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

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • May 1

    Sattva Limits The Court’s Power To Review Arbitral Award Relating To The Exercise Of An Option; B.C. Court of Appeal

    Sattva Limits The Court’s Power To Review Arbitral Award Relating To The Exercise Of An Option; B.C. Court of Appeal
    The courts of British Columbia have recently wrestled with the question whether they can review the award of an arbitrator dealing with the exercise of an option. In Urban Communications Inc. v. BCNET Networking Society, the arbitrator and a…
  • May 1

    Can The Parties Contract Out Of The UNCITRAL Model Law?

    Can The Parties Contract Out Of The UNCITRAL Model Law?
    The Model Law of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) applies to international commercial arbitration agreements and awards. The Model Law has been adopted in all the provinces and territories of Canada, For…
  • Apr 21

    When Does The Limitation Period Start When A Party Repudiates A Contract?

    When Does The Limitation Period Start When A Party Repudiates A Contract?
    You might think that there is one answer to this question. But in Pickering Square Inc. v. Trillium College Inc., the Court of Appeal for Ontario recently reminded us that there are two answers, depending on whether the innocent party accepts…
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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/
  • Apr 28

    May Cheng (aka my spouse) is the 2016 Recipient of the WLAO President’s Award

    May Cheng (aka my spouse) is the 2016 Recipient of the WLAO President’s Award
    My super amazing spouse, May Cheng, has been recognized again for her tireless work on behalf of marginalized communities and her contributions to the legal community. I posted her recent induction into the University of Ottawa Law Common Law…
  • Apr 21

    Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115

    Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115
    April 21, 2016 The Ontario government’s legislation restricting collective bargaining and the right to strike of hundreds of school board employees, including teachers and administrative workers, violated those workers’ right to…
  • Apr 14

    LLM: Contemporary Issues in Labour Law

    LLM: Contemporary Issues in Labour Law
    Here are some links I may refer to during the seminar. Thursday night:  Minority Unionism Key sections of NLRA, OLRA for comparison purposes Friday:  Changing Workplaces Review Quick Summary of Union and Business Submissions…
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Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

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

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
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Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
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Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint relating to a…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text messages in pop-up…
  • Jan 2

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit
    I’m pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the Canadian…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    April 27, 2016 I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint…
  • Jan 5

    Competition Compliance for Associations: CSAE Trillium 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance for Associations: CSAE Trillium 2016 Winter Summit
    January 5, 2016 I am pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    January 2, 2016 On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016
  • Apr 18

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .B749 2007 Susan Bright, Landlord and Tenant Law in Context (Oxford: Hart, 2007). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .L36 2006 Susan Bright, ed., Landlord and Tenant Law: Past, Present and Future (Oxford: Hart, 2006). LAW…
  • Apr 14

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy
    The Library is committed to providing a learning environment that meets the intellectual and physical needs of users who are frequently in the library for extended periods of time.  Please help us to preserve the library and collections…
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Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item
    We are pleased to announce an update to NimonikApp.com to help you conduct audits and inspections more efficiently. Merge Templates You can now select multiple Audit Templates and merge them into a single audit. Are you inspecting a Louisiana…
  • Apr 26

    US EPA Next Generation Compliance Program Ups the Ante for Companies in the United State

    US EPA Next Generation Compliance Program Ups the Ante for Companies in the United State
    Last month, I attended the excellent Auditing Roundtable conference in Phoenix, Arizona. At the event, the lawyer Tim Wilkins from Bracewell gave a fascinating presentation of the legal complexities of the US EPA’s Next Generation…
  • Apr 25

    New Environmental Fines System Announced for Maritime Industry in Canada

    New Environmental Fines System Announced for Maritime Industry in Canada
    Recently proposed Regulations under the Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act (“EVAMPA”) would add administrative monetary penalties to the toolkit for enforcing Canada’s flagship…
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