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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 4

    The Friday Fillip: Vector

    The Friday Fillip: Vector
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Sep 4

    Fostering a Culture of Legal Literacy

    Fostering a Culture of Legal Literacy
    I have had the good fortune of being involved in a number of groups and initiatives aimed at improving access to justice and reforming family law processes over the last several years – from pro bono advice clinics and rosters, to…
  • Sep 4

    Re-Imagining Self-Help Materials for the Public

    Re-Imagining Self-Help Materials for the Public
    While legal-related self-help materials may be “accessible” (available in plain language) they are not always “deployable” (actually used by a person to deal with their legal problem). I learned this lesson the hard…
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 4

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 4, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 4, 2015
    Canada Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Chevron appeal in Ecuador case, Canadian Press Police inspector's role in Newfoundland premier's ad questioned, Canadian Press Former Fond du Lac chief charged with fraud denies wrongdoing, Canadian…
  • Sep 3

    Former Crown/NDP candidate asking for judicial review of firing

    Former Crown/NDP candidate asking for judicial review of firing
    A week after winning the NDP nomination for Ottawa-Vanier, former federal prosecutor Emilie Taman was in Federal Court Tuesday, asking for a judicial review of the Public Service Commission of Canada’s decision this summer to fire…
  • Sep 3

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 3, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 3, 2015
    Canada Portuguese man fined for harassing swimming deer off B.C. coast, Canadian Press Innocent bystander dies in targeted shooting in Abbotsford, Canadian Press Case of accused B.C. polygamist heads to trial without preliminary hearing,…
Rank this Week: 87

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 124

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 4

    Painting Restituted to Heir

    Painting Restituted to Heir
    The 2015 movie, Woman in Gold, brought to the mainstream the Nazi appropriation of art throughout Europe and Russia, and the various art Restitution Board proceedings to repatriate art to their proper owner or heir.  For devotees of art,…
  • Sep 3

    Caregivers & Fiduciary Obligation

    Caregivers & Fiduciary Obligation
    Reeves v. Dean, a recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC), acts as a helpful reminder that a fiduciary relationship may arise between a caregiver and their client. The plaintiff was 50 years old and suffered from…
  • Sep 1

    Removal of a Co-Trustee of an RESP

    Removal of a Co-Trustee of an RESP
    Families with young children are encouraged to start saving for their education as early as possible. The RESP is one of the most popular methods used to accomplish this; however, it is not uncommon for it to become the subject of disputes if…
Rank this Week: 150

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Uber facing a gamut of legal challenges Christian law school fights B.C. law society's refusal to call grads to the bar - Hamilton SpectatorHigh Roller’s attempt to avoid…
  • Aug 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:CBC sued for using YouTube video without permissionClass action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deaf Nevada sheriff promises crackdown on Burning Man crime Lawyer…
  • Aug 20

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer
    Today’s tip is for health care practitioners whose patients are involved in litigation.We recognize that it might be natural, and even good practice, for medical practitioners to ask their patients how their lawsuits are…
Rank this Week: 169

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: 192

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/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 216

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 362

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/
Rank this Week: 380

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Sep 4

    Supreme Court allows Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to sue Chevron Canada

    Supreme Court allows Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to sue Chevron Canada
    Chevron has lost a skirmish, but the major battles are still ahead Read more Read Supreme Court allows Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to sue Chevron Canada on Environmental Law and Litigation!
  • Sep 3

    International Chemicals Management meeting

    International Chemicals Management meeting
    In 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the international community adopted an ambitious target for world wide sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes by 2020: that chemicals are used and produced in ways…
  • Sep 1

    Heavier cyclist-friendly fines now in effect

    Heavier cyclist-friendly fines now in effect
    Starting today, September 1, 2015, drivers–and cyclists–will face stiffer fines for a variety of unsafe behaviours. The “Making Ontario Roads Safer Act”, which sailed through the legislature with unanimous support…
Rank this Week: 394

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Launches Instructional Materials Bank

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Launches Instructional Materials Bank
    The Legal Research & Writing Special Interest Group of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is creating a repository of materials to be used by law librarians in their instructional activities.The Instructional Materials Bank …
  • Sep 2

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Business and Industry Research

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is hosting a webinar on September 29, 2015 on Conducting Business and Industry Research:"This webinar provides an introduction to conducting research on business and industry information. The…
  • Sep 1

    Canadian Bar Association 2015 Election Engagement Kit

    Canadian Bar Association 2015 Election Engagement Kit
    The Canadian Bar Association has produced an Election Engagement Kit that will "put equal access to justice on candidates’ radar and publicly call for enhanced federal leadership in this area".The Kit includes tips for members on how…
Rank this Week: 421

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

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

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

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

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

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

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

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 440

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 3

    Divorce Lawyer Clandestinely Hypnotizes Female Client

    Divorce Lawyer Clandestinely Hypnotizes Female Client
    In a bizarre case out of Ohio, attorney Michael W. Fine, age 58, has been charged with numerous sexual offences arising from private appointments with a number of female clients, either in his office or in counsel rooms at the local…
  • Aug 31

    Lawyer Bills Clients for Time Spent Watching TV Reality Crime Show

    Lawyer Bills Clients for Time Spent Watching TV Reality Crime Show
    Network television is awash with hard-hitting, well-investigated true crime shows, including 48 Hours, Dateline, American Greed and others. I am a fan of true crime and enjoy all these programs, but I never once thought I could bill a client…
  • Aug 25

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court
    People tell lies, so-called “white” lies, they tell half-truths, they prevaricate, fabricate, distort, and tell “whoppers”, and they can, unless they are in a court of law or a government hearing where they are…
Rank this Week: 506

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/
  • Aug 29

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material
    The British Columbia Law Institute published the first edition of its book Questions and Answers About Pension Division on the Breakdown of a Relationship in British Columba in 1996.The third edition was published in 2013, and is available…
  • Aug 23

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate
    The usual rule in Canada is that a will-maker may leave wealth to whom he or she chooses. This is subject to claims of a spouse or children under various wills variation or dependent relief legislation, which varies from province to province,…
  • Aug 15

    Mediation

    Mediation
    I spend a great deal of my time writing about decided-estate-litigation-court cases. Yet, in my experience the vast majority of disputes are settled through negotiation, and increasingly through mediation. I attend far more mediations than…
Rank this Week: 521

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Sep 1

    Canadian Music Industry Hit With Competition Complaint Over Public Domain Recording

    Canadian Music Industry Hit With Competition Complaint Over Public Domain Recording
    Earlier this year, I wrote about the secret campaign by major record labels and publishers to stop the release of public domain recordings, most notably Beatles records that outsold the offerings from major label records at retail giant…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office. One of the most important was found in a 2013 memo written by former chief of staff Nigel Wright that…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 22, 2015 as Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policies The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime…
Rank this Week: 568

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Condo Pet Eviction – Cost Ramification

    Condo Pet Eviction – Cost Ramification
    In our last blog post, we wrote about a pet owner who was ordered to permanently remove her dog from a condominium unit after she failed to establish that she
  • Sep 1

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim

    Condo Pet Eviction After Court Rejects Human Rights Claim
    As we have reported in prior blog posts, many pet owners who have breached the pet restrictions in their condominium documents will go to great lengths to keep the pet
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
Rank this Week: 594

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

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

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

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

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

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

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • Sep 3

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON
    Please join CAFA for an exclusive one-day seminar:Farm Tax Update for ProfessionalsThursday, October 22, 2015 Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph.Learn from industry leading farm professionals on the latest developments in farm tax and…
  • Aug 21

    Timelines to appeal Ontario environmental orders are strict - miss the deadlines at your peril

    Timelines to appeal Ontario environmental orders are strict - miss the deadlines at your peril
    Another decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") has confirmed that the process and deadlines for appealing orders made by Provincial Officers are strict; failure to comply with the process and deadlines means that the ERT has no…
  • Aug 13

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON

    Farm Tax Update for Professionals - October 22, 2015, Guelph, ON
    Please join CAFA for an exclusive one-day seminar:Farm Tax Update for ProfessionalsThursday, October 22, 2015 Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph.Learn from industry leading farm professionals on the latest developments in farm tax and…
Rank this Week: 690

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 816

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • Sep 3

    Executor still won't sell land after 13 year

    Executor still won't sell land after 13 year
    Being an executor can be tough, but sometimes being a beneficiary is no picnic, either. I recently heard from a frustrated beneficiary who is feeling stuck between a reluctant executor and the cost of a lawsuit. Here is his note, followed by…
  • Aug 30

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office
    Not long ago, I said that I'd decided to go into business for myself. I'm now only about a week away from opening the doors! My new website has been launched, and I'd love it if you would click here to take a look at it. I hope that by…
  • Aug 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
Rank this Week: 1036

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 8

    Successful appeal of an application…

    Successful appeal of an application judge's determination that the appellant insurer had a duty to defend its insured under a homeowner's insurance policy. The insured's son was hit by a car while crossing the road after getting out her…
  • Jul 8

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision made pursuant to section 12 of the Insurance Act, R.S.B.C. 2012, c.1, regarding the value of stolen jewellery The standard of review was whether the umpire's decision was patently…
  • Jul 8

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 1012

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 960

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

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

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

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

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

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

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 967

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
  • Sep 4

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-03

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-03
    Amazing deal or pricing error? Air Canada glitch sets off class-action lawsuit http://t.co/orHy2VMbxL -> Google sued over 'paper towns' rip-off claim | Technology http://t.co/Z1MdO5AXbJ -> Back to school – Keyword advertising 101…
  • Sep 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-02
    Skull and bones : Piracy sinking entertainment industry – The Express Tribune http://t.co/Gz0Mg0hP4J -> As Microsoft Takes on the Feds, Apple and Amazon Watch Nervously http://t.co/xZIYCATwqb -> Federal Court says open courts…
  • Sep 2

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist
    Last month, Robert Thomson, the CEO of News Corp., gave a keynote address at the 2015 Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner. He spent a good part of that speech addressing challenges to the creative industries, and to  media companies in…
Rank this Week: 1060

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 26

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?
    Lately the news has been too full of weighty stuff like elections, the Ashley Madison hack, stock markets, and the Chinese economy. So today’s post is a bit lighter. Courts in the United States have recently decided whether…
  • Aug 19

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is surrounded by a lot of hype.  There is great promise to be able to do and know all sorts of things when all our stuff can communicate.  That could be almost anything, including thermostats, cars,…
  • Aug 18

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4
    That’s the title of a post I wrote for itbusiness .ca. Take a look to read about why I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 and changing my office tech.  
Rank this Week: 1098

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1111

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/
  • Sep 4

    Edmonton Strathcona Candidates Faculty of Law Debate

    Edmonton Strathcona Candidates Faculty of Law Debate
    Ms Magna Carta is proud to be presenting the Edmonton Strathcona Candidates Faculty of Law Debate! Both the Liberal and the New Democratic Party candidates for the Edmonton Strathcona electoral district will be debating in McLennan Ross Hall,…
  • Sep 2

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome Back!
    Hello incoming first year law students, and welcome back 2Ls & 3Ls! For those of you who don’t know us, we are a group of 5 third year law students who began a blogging project last semester using the alias...
  • Sep 2

    Rights and Religion on the Rainbow Bu

    Rights and Religion on the Rainbow Bu
    The following is an edited version of my opinion-editorial appearing in the Calgary Herald, 2 September 2015. Last week Jesse Rau, a Calgary bus driver, made national headlines for claiming that, because of his religious beliefs, he would…
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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/
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Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 25

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?
    The British Columbia considered this question in Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc., 2015 BCCA 357 (CanLII). The trial judge found that the plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages because she did not accept an offer of…
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
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Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    Check your application statu

    Check your application statu
    Canada’s immigration website allows you to check  out some very some basic elements  of your application.   CIC characterizes this loosely  as the ‘status’ of your application: when the application…
  • Aug 7

    Processing Delays: what can be done?

    Processing Delays: what can be done?
    An application for a visa in Canada is subject to published processing times. However, those processing times are not always reflective of an individual’s case processing. Often times, the immigration department’s published…
  • Jul 31

    Use of Representative form

    Use of Representative form
      The Use of Representative form, once completed and received by the immigration department allows a lawyer to interact with the immigration department on your behalf.  One key element is how to submit the use of representative…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
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Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
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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/
  • Aug 30

    Zero tolerance for stalking on company time

    Zero tolerance for stalking on company time
    by Chuck Harrison A single incident of misconduct can still justify the termination of a unionized employee’s employment. So ruled a labor arbitrator in British Columbia recently. In Fortis Energy Inc., (February 16, 2015) the employee…
  • Aug 23

    In ‘denial’: Alberta Court of Appeal revisits addiction in the workplace

    In ‘denial’: Alberta Court of Appeal revisits addiction in the workplace
    by Hannah Roskey The Alberta Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corporation, a must-read for Canadian employers dealing with employee addiction issues. In lengthy reasons, a majority of the court…
  • Aug 16

    Employer permitted to post employee photos in workplace

    Employer permitted to post employee photos in workplace
    by Alexis Charpentier The right to privacy is constantly evolving. And that has implications in the workplace. Just how far employees’ privacy rights extend is constantly at issue. Recently an arbitrator in Quebec had to decide whether…
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VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
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The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
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Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Aug 17

    Who Is Entitled To The Holdback Funds: The Contractor’s Trustee In Bankruptcy Or The Payment Bond Surety?

    Who Is Entitled To The Holdback Funds: The Contractor’s Trustee In Bankruptcy Or The Payment Bond Surety?
    When a contractor goes bankrupt and the bonding company pays the subcontractors, who is entitled to the holdback funds in the owner’s hands: the contractor’s trustee in bankruptcy or the bonding company? In Iona Contractors Ltd.…
  • Jul 12

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?
    The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Creston Moly Corp. v. Sattva Capital Corp., 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) is a seminal decision in the review of arbitral awards. That decision apparently set a wide net of protection around…
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Aug 10

    Succession Planning

    Succession Planning
    With a large number of baby boomers still at the helm of their business and hoping to retire in the near future, the thought of and anxiety around transitioning the business are inevitable. Having a proper succession plan in place will not…
  • Jul 21

    No Delegation, No Inadequacy = No Injunction

    No Delegation, No Inadequacy = No Injunction
    Who must consult with First Nations in connection with a development project?  According to the Manitoba Courts, not a Crown Corporation.
  • Jul 8

    Indemnity Clause and Limitation of Liability in Business Acquisition Transaction

    Indemnity Clause and Limitation of Liability in Business Acquisition Transaction
    After an agreement to purchase shares or assets of a business has been reached in principle, the purchaser and seller will negotiate a definitive agreement to document the transaction (“PSA”).   While there are a number of…
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Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
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Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

Covers gaming law news from around the world with a focus on Canadian gaming law. By Christine J. Duhaime.

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • Oct 8

    Is money laundering rampant in the iGaming environment?

    Is money laundering rampant in the iGaming environment?
    Not really. Read our article in InterGaming Law for a full discussion on the issue of whether money laundering is actually more prevalent with online gambling and if so, whether it makes a difference whether the sites are regulated or...
  • Sep 6

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China
    According to this article in the Saigon Times, casinos in Macau remain the primary source of money laudnering for wealthy people from Mainland China. It refers to a report by China's national bank which estimates that in 2013, over $202...
  • Aug 16

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case
    The wife of Oman's foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London's Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamblle which she did...
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Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
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Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Sep 2

    Russia’s new data law

    Russia’s new data law
    Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply. The Basics The new law applies to businesses with a physical presence in…
  • Aug 21

    Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?

    Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?
    A recent High Court case took a very robust stance on the issue of DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests) being used to fuel litigation. An individual can make a DSAR to request access to any of his/her personal information. In Dawson-Damer v…
  • Aug 12

    The slow death of EU forum shopping

    The slow death of EU forum shopping
    Forum shopping (i.e. where businesses pick and choose the most privacy-friendly EU state to set up shop) has always been a somewhat unique side effect of EU data privacy law. Then last year saw the Google Spain case where the European Court…
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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/
  • Sep 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for August 2015
    Here's a look at which legislation on Quickscribe 2.0 received new annotations in August -- you'll find expert commentary from: Peter Roberts, Lawson Lundell LLP – Partition of Property ActMichael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart…
  • Aug 7

    Should the US Librarian of Congress be a Librarian or an Academic?

    Should the US Librarian of Congress be a Librarian or an Academic?
    Slaw columnist Bob Berring published an important piece yesterday, and I'm afraid it's going to go under the radar.Berring discusses the impending retirement of current US Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, who at 86 years of age…
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
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