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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 19

    No Agreement on Legal Aid Funding

    No Agreement on Legal Aid Funding
    Justice ministers from across Canada met in Alberta this week to discuss funding for legal aid, but no agreement was reached. According to provincial justice ministers, legal aid used to be shared equally with the federal government. However,…
  • Oct 19

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Oct 19

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
Rank this Week: 56

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 17

    Federal lawyers honoured for public service

    Federal lawyers honoured for public service
    It was a problem Justice Department lawyer Pamela McCurry could see looming. In the wake of the 2008 financial downturn, the federal government put together a massive rescue package, pumping billions of dollars into infrastructure programs to…
  • Oct 17

    News Roundup - October 17, 2014

    News Roundup - October 17, 2014
    CanadaLawyers possess documents accusing Allergan Inc. of misleading investors regarding takeover, ReutersOttawa dentist prohibited from practising dentistry by Ontario Superior Court, Ottawa CitizenRob Ford asked to leave advance polling…
  • Oct 16

    CBA drops Chevron intervention

    CBA drops Chevron intervention
    The Canadian Bar Association is withdrawing its intervention in the Chevron matter just a day before the deadline to submit its factum amid amounting pressure from the legal profession.“We confirm that the CBA has decided to withdraw…
Rank this Week: 110

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 17, 2014:Why lawyers will love the iPad Air 2105-year-old Belgian woman becomes oldest person to die by euthanasia  Minnesota man sentenced to 178 days in…
  • Oct 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 16, 2014:Harvard law professors condemn campus sexual misconduct policyTennessee woman jailed for overgrown yardDoes your firm have a social…
  • Oct 15

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 15, 2014:Wise Law Blog: Heckling the Home Team: Off-Duty Conduct and Dismissal for Cause Wise Law Blog: Are You "Just Happy to See Me," or Looking to…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Oct 17

    Court Criticizes Doctor As Being “An Advocate For ICBC”

    Court Criticizes Doctor As Being “An Advocate For ICBC”
    Adding to this site’s archives of judicial criticism of ‘advocate’ expert witnesses, reasons for judgement were released today  by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry rejecting the evidence of a defence expert on…
  • Oct 14

    Passenger 35% To Blame For Riding With Impaired Driver

    Passenger 35% To Blame For Riding With Impaired Driver
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing contributory negligence for a passenger who rides with an impaired motorist involved in a collision. In today’s case (Telford v. Hogan)…
  • Oct 9

    The Revival Of ICBC TTD Benefit

    The Revival Of ICBC TTD Benefit
    Important reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, addressing the entitlement of a claimant to ‘revive‘ ICBC disability benefits after an attempted return to work. In today’s case…
Rank this Week: 208

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: 212

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: 289

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/
  • Oct 16

    Employers beware of ‘Dependent’ Contractor

    Employers beware of ‘Dependent’ Contractor
    When an employer decides to hire for their business, they can recruit employees, independent contractors or dependent contractors.  Distinguishing the difference can be difficult, and noting the significant advantages and disadvantages…
  • Oct 10

    Employment termination

    Employment termination
    Employment terminations can be cruel, and finding a lawyer that suits your wallet, is intimidating.  All termination scenarios vary from employee to employee, and finding a lawyer to counsel you every step of the way is the best…
  • Sep 29

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage
    When a U.S. employer refuses to pay a Canadian employee’s wage and claims they are not within the jurisdiction to file a claim, the employee has options.  The foundation of an employer/employee relationship is that in exchange for…
Rank this Week: 399

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Oct 13

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014
    49 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 41 from 2014: K 1066 F56 2014 Self-regulation and legalization : making global rules for banks and corporations Palgrave Macmillan 2014 xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.…
  • Oct 6

    Recent Acquisitions, September 29 – October 6, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 29 – October 6, 2014
    13 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2014: K 237 H314 2005 Le concept de droit Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, 2005 344 pages. Trade-marks and unfair competition law in Canada :… Amani,…
  • Oct 2

    Additional WestlawNext training

    Additional WestlawNext training
    The Library is pleased to offer an additional WestlawNext training session next Monday, October 6, from 1:30 to 2:30. The session will be held in Room 2011. RSVP by replying to library@osgoode.yorku.ca.
Rank this Week: 400

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: 449

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Oct 17

    To Rent or Not to Rent

    To Rent or Not to Rent
    Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents. Click here and look at my most recent article on…
  • Oct 15

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash
    Enjoy this personal video message from Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Partner, Denise Lash.  
  • Oct 9

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building
    The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was…
Rank this Week: 466

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Appeal Court Rejects Pollution Exclusion in Oil Overflow

    Appeal Court Rejects Pollution Exclusion in Oil Overflow
    In O’Byrne et al. v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company (Lindsay), 2014 ONCA 543, the Ontario Court of Appeal has forced an insurer to pay for a fuel oil cleanup after a spill, despite a pollution exclusion clause.…
  • Oct 15

    Fossil fuel divestment catching on?

    Fossil fuel divestment catching on?
    Is the tide turning on fossil fuel divestment? Climate Week featured promises, by some big mainstream investors, to start divesting from fossil fuels. Notable announcements included the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which was built on the…
  • Oct 14

    New Biodiversity Treaty in effect this week

    New Biodiversity Treaty in effect this week
    Fair sharing of biodiversity: The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, under the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), enters into force this…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!
    I don’t use exclamation marks often. This may be the first one in my blog. But I am very pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada released this morning in The Trial Lawyers Association of BritishColumbia v. British…
Rank this Week: 591

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/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    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…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 616

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: 612

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/
  • Oct 16

    Art & Taxe

    Art & Taxe
    Almost everyone is required to pay some sort of tax.  As such, it seems logical to set up a method to allow as many people as possible to pay their taxes.  Where does it make more sense than in Italy, the land of Michelangelo and…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the devolution of estates. Should you…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the definition of the estates. Should you have…
Rank this Week: 640

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
  • Oct 3

    Airhead Reality Star Chastised by Divorce Court Judge

    Airhead Reality Star Chastised by Divorce Court Judge
    Nothing irks me more than women who have no  obvious intelligence or talent,  other than to parade around in their underwear on the set of a reality TV show. Case in point? Bethany Frankel. She started her television career as one…
Rank this Week: 637

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…
Rank this Week: 667

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"
    The news networks themselves are emerging as a major element in the unfolding story of copyright, campaigns and political ads. It seems that this is getting to be less about copyright and more about a certain "consortium". Regarding the…
Rank this Week: 679

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: 697

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
  • Oct 18

    Great response to For My Family, With Love

    Great response to For My Family, With Love
    I'm pleased to report that the initial response to my new workbook entitled For My Family, With Love has been all positive! Thanks to those of you who have checked it out. I'm always open to hearing feedback about your use of this book (or…
  • Oct 17

    If the executor doesn't want the job, can she hand it off to the sole beneficiary?

    If the executor doesn't want the job, can she hand it off to the sole beneficiary?
    When a will names an executor who probably doesn't want the job and there is no alternate executor named, what happens? Can the executor hand off her duties to the sole beneficiary? A reader recently asked me this question, as well as a…
Rank this Week: 791

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 752

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
  • Oct 2

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case
    Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to be entered as evidence in legal Everything you text can become evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 801

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/
  • Oct 17

    Congratulations Judge Anand

    Congratulations Judge Anand
    Congratulations to my former colleague, then Dean of Saskatchewan College of Law, and now Judge Sanjeev Anand on his appointment to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan.
  • Oct 17

    Make that marriage last

    Make that marriage last
    Want your marriage to last (longer)? Then spend less on the ring and have more people attend the ceremony. Well, its a bit more nuanced then that, so you will have to read this paper by two Emory University economists...
  • Oct 17

    Update: CBA Intervention in Chevron

    Update: CBA Intervention in Chevron
    Quick follow up to my blog post from October 8th: It appears that the CBA will not file an intervenor factum in Chevron Corporation v. Yaiguaje. You can read the CBA's annoucement here. If you, like me, are interested in...
Rank this Week: 849

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

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

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Proposal for Canadian cooperative capital markets regulator: Infrastructure and regulatory authority

    Proposal for Canadian cooperative capital markets regulator: Infrastructure and regulatory authority
    Margaret Grottenthaler, Ramandeep K. Grewal and Alex Colangelo -  As we recently discussed, the federal government, Ontario, B.C., Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have agreed to implement a cooperative…
  • Oct 17

    CSA adopt changes to registrant regulatory framework

    CSA adopt changes to registrant regulatory framework
    The CSA yesterday published a range of final changes to the registrant regulatory framework intended to codify exemptive relief and narrow the scope of activities that are conducted by certain registrants. The CSA proposed the…
  • Oct 17

    IIROC releases FAQ regarding Client Relationship Model

    IIROC releases FAQ regarding Client Relationship Model
    IIROC yesterday released a set of responses to frequently asked questions in regards to implementation of its Client Relationship Model. As we've previously discussed, IIROC has adopted a number of rule amendments…
Rank this Week: 857

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    2014-10-14 – “ Immigration Support ”

    2014-10-14 – “ Immigration Support ”
    CIC has a large website with many forms for almost all types of application, as well as a guide for the appropriate supporting documents and the appropriate filing fee.  Once your application is filed however, CIC  makes it…
  • Oct 7

    Express Entry 2015: Doomed to Fail

    Express Entry 2015: Doomed to Fail
    For the past year and a half (I’m writing this in October 2014), the Federal Skilled Worker System has imposed a requirement that foreign credentials be assessed in comparison to Canadian educational credentials. Given the reasons…
  • Sep 29

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor
    A client (through his immigration consultant) had a question about credential evaluations and how Canada’s immigration department (“CIC”) uses said assessments in Federal Skilled Worker applications for permanent residence.…
Rank this Week: 904

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The September/October 2014 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. Among this month's selection of articles:Public Relations: Outstanding Achievements: "The marketing strategy…
  • Oct 16

    Updated Library of Parliament Publication on Bulk Water Removal

    Updated Library of Parliament Publication on Bulk Water Removal
    The Library of Parliament recently updated its background paper on Bulk Water Removals: Canadian Legislation : "For decades, Canadians have been raising concerns about the possibility of fresh water being removed from…
  • Oct 16

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issues for August and September 2014

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issues for August and September 2014
    The August and September issues of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), are available on line:Volume 60, Issue 4 (August 2014) - 2014 Annual General Meeting held in Victoria, British ColumbiaVolume 60,…
Rank this Week: 922

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My second panel presentation was emerging issues and I focused on wearables. My presentation is here:
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Right to be forgotten in Canada? Not so fast ...

    Presentation: Right to be forgotten in Canada? Not so fast ...
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My first panel presentation was on the collision between privacy and freedom of expression in the form of…
  • Oct 14

    Two weeks until the Canadian Bar Association 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium

    Two weeks until the Canadian Bar Association 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium
    Only a short time until the Canadian Bar Association's 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium in Ottawa at the end of the month. The conference is uniformly excellent with great speakers. Topics include: Implementing Canada's new…
Rank this Week: 975

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 978

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/
Rank this Week: 1011

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
Rank this Week: 1102

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1220

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: 1195

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Oct 3

    After thoroughly reviewing the law on the…

    After thoroughly reviewing the law on the defintion of "accident", the court concluded the insured's foolish attempt to take-off with only one functioning engine in a two-engine aircraft, resulting in a crash, was still an accident. Van Berlo…
  • Oct 3

    A clause excluding coverage for damage…

    A clause excluding coverage for damage arising out of the operation of attached equipment did not apply where the equipment was in use but not being directly controlled at the time of the accident. Dadey v. Insurance Corp. of British…
  • Oct 3

    Contrary to the trend towards tolerancy in…

    Contrary to the trend towards tolerancy in setting aside default judgments, an insurer's motion to set aside default judgment was dismissed. Kisel v. Intact Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 3812, August 18, 2014, Ontario Supreme Court of…
Rank this Week: 1131

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
Rank this Week: 1169

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…
Rank this Week: 1145

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 1209

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 1253

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Oct 16

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

    Partner compensation: Start making sense
    I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t think like a lawyer

    Don’t think like a lawyer
    This article was just published in the “I Wish I’d Known” column in the October 2014 issue of Student Lawyer, a terrific publication of the ABA’s Law Student Division. My thanks to Marilyn Cavicchia…
  • Sep 18

    BigLaw levels up

    BigLaw levels up
    My older brother used to give my teenaged self (with some justification) a hard time about playing Dungeons & Dragons. I eventually grew tired of the cracks about wasting time in a fantasy world, though, and I assembled what I…
Rank this Week: 1394

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Oct 3

    Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Manitoba

    Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Manitoba
    There are a great many statutes and regulations in force in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, which might be of interest or concern to a foreign business-person or investor.
  • Oct 1

    Subrogation and the Covenant to Insure in Commercial Lease

    Subrogation and the Covenant to Insure in Commercial Lease
    Commercial landlords and their insurers may be surprised to learn that a common commercial lease provision may preclude any claim against a tenant whose negligence results in a fire loss.  .
  • Aug 26

    When Childcare Interferes With Work: When is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Triggered?

    When Childcare Interferes With Work: When is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Triggered?
    Most employers are aware that human rights legislation prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of such things as age, race, religion, physical disability and mental disability; however, employers may be less familiar with the fact…
Rank this Week: 1424

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
  • Jun 12

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 1447

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: 1454

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Oct 19

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion
    Once again, a court finds that data breach plaintiffs do not have the requisite Article III constitutional standing to pursue civil action against a retailer – itself the victim of a cyber attack. Last month, the United States District…
  • Oct 10

    California Amends Data Breach Law

    California Amends Data Breach Law
    On September 30, 2014, California joined the trend and enacted amendments to its data security laws. First, the new law expands its scope to third-party service providers and businesses that do not just “own or license personal…
  • Aug 24

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data
    While the protection of private data contained within student records is not a new concern, advances in technology and the accompanying headlines of data breach have caused Congress to reconsider the issue. The Family Educational Rights and…
Rank this Week: 1546

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
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Oct 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17
    Rob Ford's medical records accessed by 2 unauthorized hospital staff members http://t.co/pQCeQQ4o5o -> Canada's Anti-Spam Law CASL Will Derail Small Businesses http://t.co/d6whkoN9Tp -> Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Piracy…
  • Oct 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15: Dropbox passwords posted online http://t.co/nvz68GYr8n -> IS… http://t.co/tfW2kgPl2g -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15 http://t.co/GgRihnBz3H ->…
Rank this Week: 1487

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Oct 15

    B.C. Supreme Court Rescinds Land Transfer

    B.C. Supreme Court Rescinds Land Transfer
    In Re 0741508 BC Ltd and 0768723 BC Ltd  (2014 BCSC 1791), the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) considered whether rescission should be granted in respect of two real estate transactions in which the…
  • Oct 14

    Beware of Tax Phishing Scam

    Beware of Tax Phishing Scam
    We have recently become aware (again) of fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA and informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e., a surprise refund). Generally, the text of these emails is as…
  • Oct 8

    Whose Mistake? Ontario Sup. Ct. Rectifies Trust Deed

    Whose Mistake? Ontario Sup. Ct. Rectifies Trust Deed
    Most tax rectification cases address situations in which a professional advisor has made a mistake in the planning and execution of a transaction with the result that an unintended tax consequence follows (i.e., payment of a capital dividend…
Rank this Week: 1549