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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 20

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
    The Ontario Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs met from July 10 to July 14, 2017 (we were informed that hearings are continuing to July 21, 2017, Hamilton is today and Toronto closes the tour tomorrow) to…
  • Jul 20

    Against Tradition

    Against Tradition
    In a recent column in Canadian Lawyer, Ian Holloway, my Dean and friend, wrote in defence of lawyerly traditions, such as calling Ontario’s law society the Law Society of Upper Canada, and barrister’s robes. At the same time he…
  • Jul 19

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Flirty Girl Fitness Inc. v…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 20

    Applicants for SCC vacancy must be bilingual Westerners or Northerner

    Applicants for SCC vacancy must be bilingual Westerners or Northerner
    The prime minister’s office has announced an advisory board to select a new justice for the Supreme Court of Canada, to fill the vacancy that will be left when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retires in December. “The Advisory…
  • Jul 20

    Legal news roundup - July 20, 2017

    Legal news roundup - July 20, 2017
    CanadaSuperior Court orders new trial in Mustafa Ururyar sex assault case, Globe and MailLCBO workers narrowly approve new four-year contract, Globe and MailIndigenous women receive ‘harsher punishments’ in prison: former inmate,…
  • Jul 19

    Website for advertising to creditors recognized by Ontario court

    Website for advertising to creditors recognized by Ontario court
    Notice Connect, a website for estate trustees in Canada to post legal notices to creditors upon someone’s death, has been recognized by the Ontario Superior Court on July 7, in a court order, as satisfying requirements of the Trustee…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Jun 1

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period
    Despite past assurances as recently as Oct. 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has now stated that it will no longer annotate TN visa stamps to reflect the dates of employment requested by a TN visa petitioner. (TN visa stamps are…
  • May 30

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid
    Individuals working in the U.S. under TN visa status as Registered Nurses and in other healthcare occupations require a healthcare worker certificate (visa screen). Not only is the visa screen required for initial TN visa applications,…
  • Mar 15

    Electronic Device Searches During TN Visa Application

    Electronic Device Searches During TN Visa Application
    Question: Can U.S. border officers search my cell phone or laptop when I apply for TN visa status at the border?Reply: Generally, under an exception to the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable searches, USCBP border officers have…
Rank this Week: 136

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Wednesday July 19, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute. Common law spouses may still…
  • Jul 18

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday July 18, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Did you know that a probationary period may go longer than three (3) months.The Employment Standards Act does not impose a…
  • Jul 17

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of July 17, 2017

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of July 17, 2017
    Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of July 17, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.comFor more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Jul 16

    Court Prohibits Surveillance During Defence Medical Exam

    Court Prohibits Surveillance During Defence Medical Exam
    Useful reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, finding it is appropriate to prohibit a Defendant from conducting video surveillance of a plaintiff who is compelled to attend a Defence medical…
  • Jul 12

    BC Court of Appeal – Cyclist 50% at Fault for Collision for Passing Vehicles on the Right

    BC Court of Appeal – Cyclist 50% at Fault for Collision for Passing Vehicles on the Right
    Cyclists commonly split a single lane of traffic by riding near the curb and passing vehicles stopped at an intersection on the right.  Reasons for judgement were released today noting that doing so not only violates the Motor Vehicle…
  • Jul 5

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries with Anxiety and Depression

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries with Anxiety and Depression
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Ponsart v. Kong) the Plaintiff was involved in 2 collisions for which the…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Jul 20

    ‘Entire Agreement’ Clauses: Usefulness and Precaution

    ‘Entire Agreement’ Clauses: Usefulness and Precaution
    Implementing an entire agreement clauses is a useful way to ensure that no verbally expressed promises are contested by an employee for being unfulfilled. An entire agreement clause can eliminate dispute over the terms of employment that were…
  • Jul 17

    Do I Owe A Contractor Reasonable Notice to End Services?

    Do I Owe A Contractor Reasonable Notice to End Services?
    Independent contractors are not bound to their clients by an employment relation. Independent contractors are, in essence, their own employers. The courts will apply a number of tests which look at certain factors such as economic dependency,…
  • Jul 6

    Constructive Dismissal – An Intolerable Environment or Culture

    Constructive Dismissal – An Intolerable Environment or Culture
    When an employer unilaterally changes a fundamental term of an employee’s job, then an employee may quit and claim ‘constructive dismissal’. Essentially, what this means is that the changes to the employment relation would…
Rank this Week: 231

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 20

    An XS-Cessive Inheritance

    An XS-Cessive Inheritance
    This Blog was written by: Natalie Rouse As some of you may have read in recent celebrity news such as the UK Mirror, the daughter of Michael Hutchence (a founding member and lead singer of rock band INXS) and Paula Yates (television…
  • Jul 18

    The Principal Residence Exemption: Can you Divide and Conquer?

    The Principal Residence Exemption: Can you Divide and Conquer?
    Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (‘CRA”) was asked for its opinion on a fact situation with implications on the availability of the principal residence exemption for tax purposes, that I think also has applicability to estate…
  • Jul 16

    CCAC & Patients First- Bill 41

    CCAC & Patients First- Bill 41
    What’s new with the CCAC? As readers know our public sector delivery system has been delivered via the Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) which are located across Ontario. The CCACs have been funded by the Ministry of Health and Long…
Rank this Week: 394

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Closer Look at the British Columbia Law Institute Report on Complex Strata

    Closer Look at the British Columbia Law Institute Report on Complex Strata
    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) released a Report on Complex Stratas in June 2017.In British Columbia, a strata corporation is a legal entity with all of the powers of a natural person who has full capacity. This means that it can…
  • Jul 18

    Canadian Federation of Library Associations Appoints Executive Director

    Canadian Federation of Library Associations Appoints Executive Director
    The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) has apopointed Katherine McColgan as Executive Director commencing August 8, 2017:"Based in Ottawa and fluently bilingual, Katherine will directly engage with federal government…
  • Jul 17

    Law Library of Congress Guide to Parliamentary Information Online

    Law Library of Congress Guide to Parliamentary Information Online
    The Law Library of Congress has published a report on Features of Parliamentary Websites for some 50 different countries."In recent years, parliaments around the world have enhanced their websites in order to improve access to legislative…
Rank this Week: 442

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 460

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: 427

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 522

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 654

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: 597

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: 601

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 18

    Government of Ontario Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation Concerning Condominium Returns and Information Database

    Government of Ontario Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation Concerning Condominium Returns and Information Database
    The Government of Ontario has recently released a draft regulation under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 concerning the mandatory filing of condominium information returns and the maintenance of a condominium information database…
  • Jul 13

    Denise Lash’s Article on Licensing of Condo Manager

    Denise Lash’s Article on Licensing of Condo Manager
    Denise Lash’s article on mandatory licensing of condo managers was featured in CCI Golden Horseshoe’s Spring 2017 edition. Click here for a copy of the article.
  • Jul 12

    Condo Balcony Fire

    Condo Balcony Fire
    Toronto Fire Services recently held a press conference about the increasing number of fires on condo balconies caused by cigarettes being carelessly tossed from balconies. At the time of the press conference, there had been 27 balcony fires…
Rank this Week: 827

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 13

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 14th, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 14th, 2017
    Stay Up to Date! Weekly Immigration News and Top Rated Stories: From ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws to heart moving immigrant success stories. Breaking Canada Immigration News   This week Arton Capital’s Passport…
  • Jul 7

    This Week in US Immigration News: July 7, 2017

    This Week in US Immigration News: July 7, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to US immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes…
  • Jul 7

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 7th, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: July 7th, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws…
Rank this Week: 724

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: 722

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 811

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 729

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,…
Rank this Week: 719

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 982

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

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

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Jul 20

    New banking reform updater: Cyber security – not just an IT issue but a regulatory one too

    New banking reform updater: Cyber security – not just an IT issue but a regulatory one too
    We have published a new banking reform updater covering the regulatory implications of cyber security. The updater can be found here.… Continue Reading
  • Jul 20

    New FCA MiFID II webpage – MDP entity portal

    New FCA MiFID II webpage – MDP entity portal
    The FCA has published a new webpage concerning the MDP entity portal. The Market Data Processor (MDP) system will receive MiFID II market data from the UK financial industry and also market data, where applicable, from non-UK EEA financial…
  • Jul 20

    FCA updates webpage on data reporting services providers under MiFID II

    FCA updates webpage on data reporting services providers under MiFID II
    The FCA has updated its webpage on data reporting services providers (DRSPs). Among other things, the FCA notes that it is now able to accept formal applications from entities wishing to provide data reporting services (DRSs). For…
Rank this Week: 1025

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/
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
  • Jul 16

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade
    I am pleased to announce that Mark Brade has joined our firm as an associate.Mark is currently focused on real estate law, as well as developing his estate planning, estate administration and business law practices.He is a graduate of…
  • Jul 3

    Parker v. Felgate

    Parker v. Felgate
    My friend and colleague John Poyser sent these photographs of Upper Gloucester Place, Dorset Square, to me.This building was the home of Georgina Annie Stephens Compton, who died on September 2, 1882. Mary Ann Flack, signed Georgina…
Rank this Week: 950

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/
  • Jul 19

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
    A director of a Hong Kong company has been convicted of an offence under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”). This is the first conviction of its type under the PDPO since the law came into effect in 1996, confirming…
  • Jul 17

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure
    On 10 July 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft Regulation on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII Regulation) for public comment. The comment period ends on 10 August 2017. This…
  • Jul 17

    The Privacy Implications of Autonomous Vehicle

    The Privacy Implications of Autonomous Vehicle
    This is the first of a two-part series discussing the privacy and security issues associated with the widespread use of automated vehicle technology.  This first post focuses on potential privacy issues, while the second post –…
Rank this Week: 1038

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 18

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark
    Issues surrounding race are incredibly difficult and complex things, and clearly have no single answer to address them fully. Many efforts have been made to address various nuances of race and racial negativity, one of which is the prevention…
  • Jul 11

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result
    When reading this case this writer pondered what he would do in a world without Google (or search engines in general). Finding information on a web that's very close to an unrestricted space is both very useful, and can produce results you…
  • Jun 27

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU
    Internet piracy has become a very common thing in the 21st century, and websites providing access to infringing materials, specifically torrent files, are booming. While these sites don't host material themselves, they provide links to files…
Rank this Week: 962

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 14

    Couple Convicted of Satanic Child Abuse Freed From Prison and Declared Innocent

    Couple Convicted of Satanic Child Abuse Freed From Prison and Declared Innocent
    You may recall the hysteria in the 80’s and early 90’s when an organized network of daycares were alleged to be involved in satanic ritual child abuse of youngsters in their care, the most infamous being the McMartin preschool…
  • May 28

    5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Trick

    5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Trick
    Some divorcing spouses treat each other deplorably. In these sad cases, it is actually hard to believe they were once in love. Candor and kindness are replaced by artifice and cruelty. Divorce lawyers are well aware of the grab bag of dirty…
  • May 22

    Ungrateful Children? You’re Not Alone.

    Ungrateful Children? You’re Not Alone.
    What everybody wishes for...a big lottery win, happened in 2011 to an English couple, Dave and Angela Dawes. They won $131.3 million dollars (US) in the Euromillions lottery, open to residents of the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. Not…
Rank this Week: 891

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
  • Jun 28

    New Investment Canada Act Review Threshold – C$1 Billion

    New Investment Canada Act Review Threshold – C$1 Billion
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu On June 22, 2017, the pre-closing review threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian1, non-state owned investors from WTO member states increased to C$1…
  • Apr 24

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu Today the pre-closing review threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian[1], non-state owned investors from WTO member states has risen from C$600 million to…
  • Mar 24

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed
    By Ian Mak, Jake Irwin, Heidi Gordon and Vanessa Chung On March 22, 2017, Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act (BSA) was repealed, bringing to an end bulk sales legislation in Canada.1 The BSA was enacted in 1917, and was intended to protect…
Rank this Week: 965

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Small Decisions Adding Up

    Small Decisions Adding Up
    As the publisher of Slaw, I get to see a lot of great commentary. I also get to see the statistics behind the website, and I don't mind sharing with you that local colleague Sarah Sutherland of CanLII has a fantastically successful post on…
  • Jun 5

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017
    Below are the latest Quickscribe additions for new annotations to BC legislation. Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – Wills, Estates and…
  • Jun 5

    Primer on Saskatchewan Legislative Research

    Primer on Saskatchewan Legislative Research
    It's nice to see law librarian super-blogger Alan Kirkpatrick contributing to VALL Review! In the most recent edition, Alan wrote a short primer on Saskatchewan legislative research, which he's reproduced in full over on his Library Canuck…
Rank this Week: 1050

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: 897

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/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 1128

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: 1480

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jul 17

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has recently re-examined the issue of whether a statutory and contractual interpretation by an arbitral tribunal may be appealed. The court re-iterated the principle that arbitral awards are not appealable on a…
  • Jul 12

    What Amounts To An Effective Claim Under A Building Contract?

    What Amounts To An Effective Claim Under A Building Contract?
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently allowed the appeal in the case of Ledore Investments Limited (Ross Steel Fabricators & Contractors) v. Ellis-Don Construction Ltd., 2017 ONCA 518. In doing so, it held that the arbitrator committed…
  • Jun 27

    May A Party Terminate A Contract For “Fundamental Breach”?

    May A Party Terminate A Contract For “Fundamental Breach”?
    In the recent decision in R.P.M. Investment Corp. v. Lange, 2017 CarswellAlta 770, 2017 ABQB 305, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench held that a party to a contract may terminate a contract on the basis of a “fundamental…
Rank this Week: 1392

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 6

    Immigration Consultants and Ghosts in Canada

    Immigration Consultants and Ghosts in Canada
    Immigration Consultants and Ghosts in Canada Photo Credit: https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/7/176209-licensing-professional-software-engineers/abstract Unlicensed consultants – or “ghost” consultants – cause…
  • Jun 28

    What are Removal Orders and What You Need to Know

    What are Removal Orders and What You Need to Know
           What are Removal Orders and What You Need to Know Photo Credit: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/deportations-jamaica-honduros-1.3490185     The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration,…
  • Jun 7

    Canadian Sponsorship of Adopted Children and Other Relatives for Permanent Residence: A Brief Overview of the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)

    Canadian Sponsorship of Adopted Children and Other Relatives for Permanent Residence: A Brief Overview of the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)
    Canadian Sponsorship of Adopted Children and Other Relatives for Permanent Residence: A Brief Overview of the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) source: https://afth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SPRING-SUMMER-ISTOCK-Bi-racial-family.jpg  …
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The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake
    Authorities in the Netherlands have proposed more production cuts in the Groningen gas field, Europe’s largest, in response to earthquake concerns. The cuts would limit production by another 10%, in addition to cuts that have already…
  • Jun 20

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data
    The Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas on Monday released a 204-page report analyzing fracking’s impacts on the state. The Task Force, a group sponsored by The Academy of Medicine,…
  • Jun 2

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water
    In a study published May 31, 2017, the United States Geological Survey concluded that unconventional oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations is “not currently a significant source of…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 5

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank

    Feds crack down on use of word “banking” by non-bank
    OSFI just issued an advisory threatening to bring criminal sanctions against non-banks that use the words “bank”, “banker”, or “banking”.  Their cover note gives specific dates by which use must…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada overrides forum clause in Facebook agreement

    Supreme Court of Canada overrides forum clause in Facebook agreement
    The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that a British Columbia privacy class action may proceed against Facebook in the courts of BC, despite the contract naming California as the forum for legal actions. My personal view is that in business…
  • Jun 14

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here
    The Canadian government has suspended the CASL private right of action that was to have come into force on July 1.  The private right of action (most likely in the form of class actions) would have allowed people to sue anyone for…
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Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Apr 27

    The aftermath of Germanwing

    The aftermath of Germanwing
    On March 24, 2015, the passengers and crew of Germanwings Flight No. 9525 (from Barcelona to Dusseldorf) were the victims of a tragic aviation incident. Shortly after take-off, the pilot left the cockpit. The co-pilot (Mr. Lubitz) locked the…
  • Apr 5

    PTSD is not a “bodily injury” down under

    PTSD is not a “bodily injury” down under
    In November, 2009, an aircraft operated by Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd.  (“Pel-Air”) flew on a charter flight from Samoa to evacuate a patient and her husband to Melbourne.  Six people were on board the aircraft, including…
  • Jan 31

    Northern Exposure

    Northern Exposure
    On July 10, 2012, two Yukon Government employees were being transported by helicopter during a project involving the collection of grizzly bear hair samples. Regrettably, the employees were injured during an attempted landing. As a result of…
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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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Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
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Frank Sperduti

Frank Sperduti

Covers expropriation law in Canada.

http://www.franksperduti.com/
  • Feb 11

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship
    Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, highlights the importance of understanding the roles that the lawyer and appraiser play in the adversarial process and what each brings to the team. Read full paper… Frank…
  • Jan 31

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection
    Recovery of damages for injurious affection is a fundamental part of the basket of claims afforded to owners impacted by a partial taking.  Conceptually, injurious affection seems straight-forward enough:  the decrease in the value…
  • Jan 29

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board
    This is the first pre-hearing conference decision in respect of the appeals related to the new City of Hamilton (City) Urban Official Plan adopted by the City on July 9, 2009 wherein Frank Sperduti of BLG represents the Appellants, Freeland…
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Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s…
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
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Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
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Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 19

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has released several wrongful dismissal decisions over the past few months.  It has also released some…
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
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Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2181

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1965

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jul 18

    New Books at the Law Library – July 18, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – July 18, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1420.5 .C677 2017 Ruth L. Okediji, ed., Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K3248.L36 R39 2016 (and other locations)…
  • Jul 4

    New Books at the Law Library – July 4, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – July 4, 2017
    AW LIBRARY level 3: JQ4031 .R45 2017 Peter Drahos, ed., Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications (Acton: Australian National University Press, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K605 .E66 2016 UNIDROIT, Eppur si muove: The Age of Uniform…
  • Jun 5

    New Books at the Law Library – June 5, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – June 5, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF225.A84 B88 2017 Jerome F. Buting, Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System (New York: Harper, 2017). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF3750 .F37 2015 Daniel A. Farber et al., Disaster Law…
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