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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 27

    Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilitie

    Lawyers Should Be Aware of iPhone Vulnerabilitie
    At a hacker conference in New York earlier this month, security expert Jonathan Zdziarski presented a paper which should raise some eyebrows for lawyers. Zdziarski noted the considerable developments Apple has made to ensure its iOS…
  • Jul 27

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal. JEKE Enterprises Ltd. v.…
  • Jul 27

    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: 66

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 24

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Lingering PTSD Following Collision

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Lingering PTSD Following Collision
    Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing damages for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing such an injury. In this week’s case…
  • Jul 23

    The Evidentiary Value of Past Tax Returns In Undeclared Income Claim

    The Evidentiary Value of Past Tax Returns In Undeclared Income Claim
    Although damages for past loss of income can be assessed even if a Plaintiff does not accurately report income to Revenue Canada, the figures reported on tax filings have a high evidentiary value in Court.  This was demonstrated in…
  • Jul 22

    BC Court of Appeal – Lawyers Using “ICBC” in Domain Name Does not Confuse Consumer

    BC Court of Appeal – Lawyers Using “ICBC” in Domain Name Does not Confuse Consumer
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal confirming that plaintiff lawyers can use “ICBC” in their website domain name and that this does not lead to consumer confusion. In this week’s case (ICBC…
Rank this Week: 126

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 25

    Rare costs order on solicitor-own-client basi

    Rare costs order on solicitor-own-client basi
    An Alberta Queens Bench judge has made a very rare cost order on full indemnity, solicitor-own-client basis after finding the plaintiffs in a matter deceived the court. The cost award scheme is reserved for the most flagrant cases of…
  • Jul 25

    News Roundup - July 25, 2014

    News Roundup - July 25, 2014
    CanadaJudge denies B.C. resident bail over accusations of attempting to steal fighter-jet secrets, The Globe and MailLandlord-tenant disputes to be heard by provincial tribunals instead of courts, Calgary HeraldOntario Court of Justice fines…
  • Jul 24

    New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country

    New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country
    Canada and the United Kingdom finally — after more than two years of negotiation — signed a tax treaty this week that would allow, among other things, government tax auditors in the U.K. to inspect the financial reports of…
Rank this Week: 134

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014
     Here are the leading legal headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: New U.K.-Canada tax treaty lets authorities do audits in other country Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated at circumcision…
  • Jul 24

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: European Court Rules Against Poland Over Secret CIA Jail  Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians - Canada - CBC…
  • Jul 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Here are the leading legal headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII  CBC, Star head to court to seek access to Omar Khadr Showdown at the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 145

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

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
  • Jul 12

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed
    One of the changes in procedure in the new probate rules is that when you apply for an estate grant in British Columbia, you now have to give notice to beneficiaries and those who would be entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased had…
  • Jul 5

    Eckford v. Vanderwood

    Eckford v. Vanderwood
    A lot can happen between the time of the death of a spouse or parent and a trial of a wills variation claim. What happens if the court finds that the deceased’s made an adequate provision for his spouse at the time of death, but there…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Jul 25

    Late actor’s whiskey brand the subject of litigation

    Late actor’s whiskey brand the subject of litigation
    John Wayne was known by many of his fans as “the Duke”.  Now, thirty-five years after the late actor’s death, his estate is involved in litigation with respect to the use of Wayne’s iconic nickname and image. The…
  • Jul 24

    Choosing the Wrong Attorney for Property

    Choosing the Wrong Attorney for Property
    Several recent matters before British courts highlight the damage that can be done when one appoints the wrong person as a continuing attorney for property. One article tells the story of a World War II veteran and successful entrepreneur who…
  • Jul 23

    Parents are not having Financial Planning Discussions with their Children Early Enough

    Parents are not having Financial Planning Discussions with their Children Early Enough
    A recent study from an American investment firm notes some surprising revelations about the conversations parents are having with their adult children about financial planning. Approximately 40% of parents have not discussed issues such as…
Rank this Week: 184

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 22

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit
    WSIB coverage may be getting even more expensive, as the Tribunal overseeing Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is now accepting legitimate claims for mental stress in the course of employment.  In a controversial…
  • Jul 10

    Solutions for your employment issue

    Solutions for your employment issue
    Daniel Lublin, Employment Lawyer has recently written a couple of articles in his Globe and Mail column, where he answered a couple of readers’ questions regarding their employment issues. Here is what Daniel Lublin explains: What can…
  • Jun 6

    Publicly criticizing your employer – Is it considered misconduct?

    Publicly criticizing your employer – Is it considered misconduct?
    Nothing is more public than expressing your work frustrations and criticizing your employer on social media sites and the internet.  This is not the smartest idea considering the workplace consequences and the potential damage to your…
Rank this Week: 182

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: 270

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 365

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: 368

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: 373

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: 395

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 23

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie
    Ontario’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has intervened decisively to stop Waste Diversion Ontario from approving now two controversial proposed Industry Stewardship Plans: one from Call2Recycle…
  • Jul 21

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument
    The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file read our written argument of why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than…
  • Jul 18

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan would invest $252 million over five years in “securing ecologically sensitive lands,”…
Rank this Week: 429

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?
    Annex 1 Annex 2 In 2012, more than a few eyes on both sides of the pond were raised when a brilliant young recently appointed judge named Colin Birss of the Patents County Court in England ruled that the picture called “Annex…
  • Jul 11

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP
    I was honoured on July 9, 2014 to participate with Michael Geist and others in an event organized by  EFF and its partners in the Our Fair Deal coalition to brief invited TPP negotiators about key certain key copyright issues…
  • Jul 3

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC
    The Federal Court of Appeal on June 27, 2014 has given its judgments in Catherine Leuthold’s two uphill appeals in case about which I have written earlier at length. Spoiler alert. Not surprisingly, she also lost on the appeals.…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Jul 25

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell
    Very sad news today that a labour law giant has passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away this week while visiting his daughter in Japan. RIP Bernie Adell: A Labour Law Giant   So many great…
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 539

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: 584

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection
    The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released a report on the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act that deals with foreclosure:"Foreclosure involves lengthy legal proceedings taken in the Court of Queen’s Bench and is…
  • Jul 24

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has published a series of Factsheets that describe important jurisprudence of the institution on a number of subjects. The ECHR recently added new Factsheets on: Persons with…
  • Jul 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Police-reported crime statistics, 2013 that shows most categories of criminal offences have been continuing their long-term decline in Canada: "The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI),…
Rank this Week: 607

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
  • Jul 25

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1851) and His Books: Part 1

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1851) and His Books: Part 1
    It may simply be an instance of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but it seems like everywhere I turn in our rare book room I run into vestiges of Alexander Buchanan. As a reasonably important historical figure, it’s not surprising to see…
  • Jul 21

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, July 14 – July 21, 2014
    37 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 28 from 2014: Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,… Dhawan, Nikita,, Kumar, Navneet, JC 571 D42 2014 Decolonizing enlightenment : transnational justice,…
  • Jul 18

    Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals – Now Online!

    Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals – Now Online!
    The Osgoode Library now has access to the online version of this important series of international criminal law reports. Access is available to all members of the York University community via Passport York and no username/password is…
Rank this Week: 727

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/
  • Jul 26

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?
    What if someone in your family promised that you would inherit her house, but then doesn't say so in her will? Is there anything that can be done? Does it make a difference that the other beneficiaries agree that you can have the house? This…
  • Jul 25

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?
    If a person takes on the job of executor and finds that she can't handle it, can she back out? And if she does, will she incur personal liability? A reader asked me about this recently. As this situation is one that I hear about frequently, I…
  • Jul 22

    Estate planning for disabled beneficiarie

    Estate planning for disabled beneficiarie
    One of the estate-planning goals often stated by the parents of disabled children is to provide for the children without causing them to be cut off from provincial government benefits. Achieving that goal may involve pulling together several…
Rank this Week: 762

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: 750

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 27

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?
    Philadelphia lawyer, Murray Shusterman, loves the law and has no intention of retiring anytime soon, despite his pending 102nd birthday. A lawyer since 1936 he practices corporate and real estate law at blue-chip firm Fox Rothschild, a firm…
  • Jul 26

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant
    If you were the payor father in a child support hearing and you learned that the judge presiding over your case was having an affair with your child’s mother, how angry would you be? How about if you read an email from the judge to your…
  • Jul 16

    A Snake in a Suit

    A Snake in a Suit
    New Jersey lawyer Paul Bergrin spent five years working for the “good guys” as a prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey. That is one of the reasons his slide into the ranks of the worst criminals is so astounding. Bergrin then took up a…
Rank this Week: 860

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 27

    Court upholds just-cause termination based on misconduct discovered post-termination

    Court upholds just-cause termination based on misconduct discovered post-termination
    by Hannah Roskey In a recent decision, a Canadian appellate-level court confirmed that employee misconduct discovered after a without-cause termination may be relied upon by an employer in support of a later argument of just cause for…
  • Jul 20

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program
    By Isabelle Dongier As we have repeatedly reported, there have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past 18 months. Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations were introduced in December 2013 to…
  • Jul 13

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou
    By Chuck Harrison In a recent Canadian case, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board addressed whether privacy rights entitle an employee disciplined for serious misconduct to remain anonymous in an arbitration award. An employee of…
Rank this Week: 905

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer
    An Ontario court has agreed to hear a Charter challenge brought by Rogers and Telus in response to a police request for "tower dumps" with records on over 40,000 calls or customers. The police subsequently withdrew its request, but the judge…
  • Jul 10

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today released a policy statement on genetic testing and the insurance industry. Essentially, the document says to tread carefully, but the subtext clearly is much more negative towards the…
  • Jul 8

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia
    The Nova Scotia government has just announced the appointment of the new FOIPOP Review Officer for Nova Scotia, Catherine Tully. Here's the media release: New FOIPOP Review Officer Appointed | novascotia.caNew FOIPOP Review Officer…
Rank this Week: 887

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 903

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 916

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 25

    In Half an Hour

    In Half an Hour
    …you can complete a comprehensive and professional .pdf legal Will from your home or office. It’s true.  If you have all of your information ready, you can go through the comprehensive online questionnaire and finish…
Rank this Week: 902

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
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-26

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-26
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-25
    Email Deliverability: 9 lessons about Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation http://t.co/eHSl6lLKlm -> UK Impact assessment opinion: Copyright Exception for Private Copying http://t.co/FOrv3goTPE -> Brandis proposes website blocking and piracy…
  • Jul 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-24
    Photographer Brings Spam Emails to Life – spam is art http://t.co/XO2o9yxymN -> Stewart Title Guaranty Co. v. Segin Software, LLC (PTAB 2014) http://t.co/rVoZlj6vEA -> Bombay HC clarifies first of several gray areas in Copyright…
Rank this Week: 984

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 24

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust

    The Benefits of Owning a U.S. Property in a Trust
    Holding property titled in personal names is the most common, simplest and least expensive way to go about owning US real estate. Be forewarned, however, that the issues that can arise in such an ownership structure are important ones and the…
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
  • Jun 12

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap

    Advisor.ca – Client caught in cross-border trap
    Matt C. Altro and Jonah Z. Spiegelman were recently interviewed by Dean DiSpalatro from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about cross-border traps. The analysis was published in the June edition of the Advisor’s Edge magazine…
Rank this Week: 958

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • May 5

    An insurer was not entitled to rely on a…

    An insurer was not entitled to rely on a contractual limitation period shortening the statutory limitation period because the wording for when the limitation period commenced was not clear. The limitation period did not start to run until…
  • May 5

    No duty to defend was found where the true…

    No duty to defend was found where the true nature of the claim could not be determined from the pleadings. University of Waterloo v. Scottish & York Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 1103, February 24, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • May 5

    Despite an exclusion for bodily injury…

    Despite an exclusion for bodily injury caused by the use of a gun, the insurer had  a duty to defend claims the insured had breached its duties related to its capacity as an occupier of the premises where the shooting…
Rank this Week: 1057

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 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
Rank this Week: 1254

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
  • Jun 24

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism

    Canada’s New Citizenship Law: Protecting Against Terrorism
    Canada’s new citizenship law received final passage on 2014-06-20 . It includes the ability to revoke citizenship from persons who have dual citizenship and are convicted of serious crimes such as terrorism. The timing of this…
  • Jun 9

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

    Discussion, Respect, Courtesy When Debating Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship
    Apparently to Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, immigration lawyers are “activist lawyers” – attempting to drum up business by promoting the interests of convicted terrorists and serious…
Rank this Week: 1255

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1204

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1352

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jul 9

    Research Participants Needed for McMaster Studies on Precarious Work

    Research Participants Needed for McMaster Studies on Precarious Work
    I'm quite busy these days with various endeavours, but I wanted to do a quick blog post to highlight two interesting research projects coming out of McMaster University which need research participants. Both research projects are important in…
  • May 21

    Meet Arthur Pott

    Meet Arthur Pott
    I was listening to a very interesting segment on Ontario Today about restoring sanity into our discourse. One the callers referenced how Arthur Potts, the provincial Liberal candidate in the riding of Beaches-East York, was selling…
  • May 19

    Tim Hudak's Plan to Fire Young Mother

    Tim Hudak's Plan to Fire Young Mother
    I've been highly critical of Tim Hudak's plan to slash 100,000 jobs within the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector. My take is that these cuts would largely target young workers due to rules around seniority and bumping…
Rank this Week: 1313

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • May 29

    The failure of legal innovation

    The failure of legal innovation
    Okay, I admit: that was a pure linkbait headline. Not quite as bad as 17 Heartwarming Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity, but still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to draw in people who might be thinking…
  • May 13

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw
    So I was asked to give a presentation about “NewLaw.” No problem at all — aside from the minor, niggling detail of figuring out what “NewLaw” is supposed to be. Like other terms in vogue within the…
  • Apr 24

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
Rank this Week: 1286

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    L'agence de voyage, le dépliant publicitaire et l'obligation de résultat

    L'agence de voyage, le dépliant publicitaire et l'obligation de résultat
    Dans l’arrêt Laramée c. Sportvac Plus inc., 2013 QCCQ 1668, la Cour reprend et insiste sur l’obligation de résultat d’une agence de voyage. Rappelons les faits.  En octobre 2011, les demanderesses…
  • Oct 1

    L'autorisation requise pour reproduire une oeuvre d'art

    L'autorisation requise pour reproduire une oeuvre d'art
    L'arrêt Boire c. Lefebvre, 2013 QCCQ 921 démontre l'importance d'obtenir l'autorisation préalable avant de reproduire toute forme d'oeuvre d'art. Rappelons les faitsMonsieur Michel Boire est un artisan-sculpteur et Madame…
  • Sep 1

    Décision sur les cartes de crédit rendue par le Tribunal de la concurrence

    Décision sur les cartes de crédit rendue par le Tribunal de la concurrence
    Une décision rejetant la demande déposée par le commissaire de la concurrence rendue récemment a attiré mon attention. Si les motifs du Tribunal sont confidentiels pour l’instant afin d’assurer…
Rank this Week: 1355

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
  • Feb 27

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE
    Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to…
  • Feb 27

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE
    Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to…
  • Feb 17

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context
    Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT – a broadcast about law, cast broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un groupe d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la…
Rank this Week: 1270

Aboriginal Law Blog

Aboriginal Law Blog

Covers aboriginal law in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Aboriginal-Law
  • Sep 24

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right
    The Alberta Court of Appeal in R. v. Hirsekorn, 2013 ABCA 242 recently upheld restrictions on Métis hunting rights in the Cypress Hills area of southern Alberta. Mr. Hirsekorn was convicted for shooting wildlife outside of the regular…
  • May 24

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. Moulton brought an action against several members of the Aboriginal Fort Nelson First Nation (“FNFN”) after said…
  • May 8

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act
    The Government of Alberta introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature today. A copy of the Bill can be found here. [More…]
Rank this Week: 1402

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jul 21

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case
    A little less than a month ago, I wrote about Summary Judgment, Retirement and Statutory Severance Pay and the Ontario case of Kimball v Windsor Raceway Inc, 2014 ONSC 3286 (CanLII). This is not the first time I have written about this on…
  • Jul 18

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?
    Answering this question is, sometimes, not easy. The issue was most recently discussed by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Geddes v Silvestri Holdings Inc, 2014 ABQB 416 (CanLII), a case in which the court was required to…
  • Jul 7

    Developments at the Ontario Human Rights Commission

    Developments at the Ontario Human Rights Commission
    The Ontario Human Rights Code was significantly amended in 2008 and with it the role and mandate of the Ontario Human Rights Commission was fundamentally altered to one of, largely, public education. June was a busy month at the Commission…
Rank this Week: 1558

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
  • Jun 22

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup
    The first half of 2014 brought a bumper crop of condo-related court and tribunal cases from across Canada.   The race for the top 10 cases of the year is heating up! ONSC nixes unit owner’s case vs condo & bd over…
  • May 19

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection
    Some of the most uncomfortable conversations that condo directors, managers and lawyers have with unit owners take place when owners cannot afford the monthly common expenses for their unit. While it is natural to show compassion to someone…
Rank this Week: 1549

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 17

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming As we described in a previous blog post, the Ontario Court released a decision in March (Champion Iron Mines Limited) in which it held that a fairness opinion that does not…
  • May 22

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement
    Institutional investor organization urges SEC to require disclosureBy Deandra Schubert and Shane C. D'Souza The debate about so-called “golden leash” arrangements has picked up again. The Council of Institutional Investors…
  • May 7

    Augusta/HudBay – A model for target boards to say “not now”?

    Augusta/HudBay – A model for target boards to say “not now”?
    By Ian C. Michaeland Shane C. D'Souza The recent outcome of the Augusta/HudBay poison pill hearing provides some insight into how a shareholder rights plan may withstand scrutiny from a Canadian securities regulator for an extended period of…
Rank this Week: 1672

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: 1657

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC
    Nimonik works with many food producers and packagers, in fact we support compliance efforts at America’s second largest bakery, which produces over 5.1 million loafs of bread a week! In addition to bakeries, we work with salmon farms,…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
Rank this Week: 1726