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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Osgoode Digital Common

    Osgoode Digital Common
    This announcement from Louis Mirando was posted via the CALL listserv earlier today: The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is pleased to announce the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons…
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right
    Neighbouring rights rarely get much judicial review so the case of Re: Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada 2014 FCA 48 gives some insight as to this regime. Neighbouring rights[1], rights near to copyright, in this context are rights…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. McKesson Canada Corporation v.…
Rank this Week: 55

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 1

    Nightclub and Bouncers Ordered To Pay $3,084,200 Following Assault on Patron

    Nightclub and Bouncers Ordered To Pay $3,084,200 Following Assault on Patron
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, highlighting a $3 million jury verdict following a nightclub assault. In today’s case (Maras v. Seemore Entertainment Ltd.) the Plaintiff was…
  • Oct 1

    Absent Agreement Discoveries To Take Place At Lawyers Office

    Absent Agreement Discoveries To Take Place At Lawyers Office
    Reasons for judgement were released today (Schroeder v. Sweeney) by the BC Supreme Court, Kelowna Registry, addressing a practice point.  Where are examinations for discovery to take place if the parties can’t agree?  Master…
  • Sep 30

    $13,500 Assessment For Soft Tissue Injury Aggravation Of “a Number of Months”

    $13,500 Assessment For Soft Tissue Injury Aggravation Of “a Number of Months”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for an aggravation of a pre-existing soft tissue injury. In today’s case (Bains v. Park) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
Rank this Week: 95

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 1

    Court says no to couple seeking citizenship for child

    Court says no to couple seeking citizenship for child
    The Federal Court of Canada has denied citizenship to the adopted Pakistani child of a Canadian couple, the latest in a string of cases that have angered many adopting parents.In Asad v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), Justice James…
  • Oct 1

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014
    CanadaGovernment ordered to pay Caledonia developer's legal costs for tax battle over settlement, The National Post TDSB loses appeal to enter private partnership and build artificial turf field and seasonal dome, The Globe and MailNorthern…
  • Sep 30

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work
    A Saskatchewan law firm, a Calgary lawyer, and an Ontario program have received awards for their commitment to providing pro bono services to low-income individuals needing legal help.The 2014 Canadian National Pro Bono Awards were…
Rank this Week: 138

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: 227

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
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 243

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 1

    A Royal Inheritance

    A Royal Inheritance
    We all remember when Diana, Princess of Wales died tragically in 1997, leaving the British public devastated, but also leaving estates practitioners perplexed. Diana left a Last Will and Testament in 1993 which was subsequently amended by…
  • Sep 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
Rank this Week: 291

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: 366

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 1, 2014:The challenges of Luka Magnotta's 'not criminally responsible' defenceOntario Labour Ministry blitz finds 42% of companies with interns break law…
  • Sep 30

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 30, 2014:Toronto police officer rebuked by judge for fabricating evidenceMadoff son under scrutiny until day he died Lawyer admits records a…
  • Sep 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014:California adopts 'yes means yes' bill aimed at reducing sexual assaultMurder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday …
Rank this Week: 390

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/
Rank this Week: 453

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 24

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer
    Class action lawsuits against condo developers seem to be on the rise. We have previously blogged about class actions relating to falling glass from condominiums and faulty balcony railings. The Toronto Star recently reported that a new class…
  • Sep 23

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case
    In a recent Alberta case, Condominium Plan No. 762 1302 v. Stebbing, the condominium corporation was unsuccessful in its attempt to have a cat removed from the property.  The condominium by-laws provided that no animal or pet was…
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
Rank this Week: 386

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Sep 18

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?
    Opponents of fluoridation have started to threaten councillors with personal liability for fluoridated water, in the hope of changing municipal policy on water treatment. The province created this problem, and they should fix it.
  • Sep 16

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid
    This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.
  • Sep 15

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond
    See Richard Blackwell’s interesting story about Solarshare and Green Bonds in today’s Globe and Mail.
Rank this Week: 414

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 25

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer
    A situation can arise where your job is eliminated and the employee is offered a different role with the same wage. The problem is that this new position has the potential to cause health complications. Other factors such as age and the…
  • Sep 25

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment
    An injury or health complication can cause an employee to seek disability payments and/or modified work. Where disability plays a role, the insurance company is responsible to make payments to the employee.  Suddenly payments stop and…
Rank this Week: 476

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
  • Sep 29

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in one case, and refused leave in several other cases, likely to…
  • Sep 24

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation
    By Kate Findlay In a rare appellate court decision, the Court of Appeal in Walton v. Alberta (Securities Commission), 2014 ABCA 273, has set aside a decision by the Alberta Securities Commission and has held that any monetary penalties levied…
  • Sep 23

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Brandon Kain The Supreme Court of Canada released judgment this week in a trilogy of cases of interest to Canadian businesses and…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
  • Sep 28

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision to award the plaintiff, Jesse Sabey, the horse farm that had been owned by his friends Kim and Dietrich von Hopffgarten, in Sabey v. Rommel, 2014 BCCA 360.Jesse…
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
Rank this Week: 700

Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

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

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • Sep 6

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China

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

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case
    The wife of Oman's foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London's Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamblle which she did...
  • Aug 4

    Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woe

    Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woe
    Macau Casino Revenues Drop by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Casino revenues in Macau fell 3.6% in July for the second month in a row, the first such decrease in…
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: 656

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 1

    SaskTel issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand

    SaskTel issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand
    Hot on the heels of Telus' transparency report, SaskTel has also released its very first transparency report [PDF] on government data demands.It's worth giving the report a look, and noting that SaskTel is the only telco in Canada that is…
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam Law and non-profits/charitie

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam Law and non-profits/charitie
    I just had the pleasure of speaking at a joint meeting of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia)'s privacy and charities sections on the impact of Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) on charities and not for profits. Here's the presentation, in…
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying
    This week, I led an internal McInnes Cooper continuing professional development session on cyberbullying and the legal response to it.In case this is of interest to readers, here is the presentation:
Rank this Week: 780

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/
  • Sep 26

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM
    The Ontario Securities Commission yesterday published an annual report for dealers, advisers and investment fund managers that, among other things (i) sets out key policy initiatives impacting registrants; (ii) provides an overview…
  • Sep 26

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee
    On September 19, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced two research initiatives to review Canada's mutual fund fee structure. The first will involve collecting and reviewing data on whether sales and trailing commissions influence…
  • Sep 25

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program
    The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released an Activity Report setting out the results of its latest review of the compliance and general quality of continuous disclosure. The AMF’s report highlights the…
Rank this Week: 828

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Sep 17

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule
    In Devon Canada Corporation v. The Queen the issue is whether the taxpayer (“Devon”) may deduct $20,884,041 paid to cancel issued stock options. After the close of pleadings, the Crown brought a procedural motion…
  • Sep 11

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?
    In Gariepy v. the Queen (2014 TCC 254), the Tax Court considered (i) whether two directors had effectively resigned from their positions, and (ii) if not, whether the directors were duly diligent in seeking to prevent the failure of…
  • Sep 10

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case
    In McKesson v. The Queen (2014 TCC 266), Justice Patrick Boyle recused himself from the two remaining issues with which he was seized in the transfer pricing case – costs and the content of the court’s public file (i.e., the…
Rank this Week: 832

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 17

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a…

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a loss transfer claim against a second insurer by operation of the doctrine of laches. Zurich Insurance Co. v. TD General Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 2550, May 27, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • Jul 17

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer…

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer where a declaration on the issue of coverage could provide the broker with a complete defence. JBI v. ACE Ina Insurance, [2014] O.J. No. 2615, May 30, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Master…
  • Jul 17

    The principle that a claim for…

    The principle that a claim for indemnification does not arise, and therefore does not trigger the running of the limitation period, until a request for indemnification is made does not apply if s. 18 of the Limitation Act also applies. Old…
Rank this Week: 946

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: 1167

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 1

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?
    Here is a situation that will sound familiar to many of you - an executor who is doing nothing, while an estate sits, waiting. Is there anything a beneficiary can do? Yes! There are options, as I discuss below. Here is a question I recently…
  • Sep 28

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support
    Lawyers and other advisors who work in estate planning will always urge their clients to set up three main planning documents. Those are the will, the Power of Attorney (dealing with property and finances) and a Health Care Directive. Some…
  • Sep 28

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?
    Thousands of Canadians have been named as the trustee of wills and by extension, the trusts set up in those wills. For many, this may include a Henson Trust. This is a type of trust that is created to set aside funds for a disabled person to…
Rank this Week: 1296

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 1

    Carpe Carp

    Carpe Carp
    Just how exactly did an invasive species known as the Asian carp manage to clog up many of America's rivers and lakes? It turns out state planning had something to do with that. Watch the Vice News video below from...
  • Oct 1

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)
    With independence votes in the air, it would seem natural that Catalonia wants a vote. But now a court has effectively suspended it. If there is a lesson Spain should learn from Scotalnd and Quebec, it is that is is...
  • Oct 1

    Potato Salad Anyone?

    Potato Salad Anyone?
    How much money do you need to make a potato salad? If you are using Kickstarter, then $55,000 ought to do the trick!
Rank this Week: 999

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1193

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • 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.…
  • Sep 23

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?
    For spousal sponsorship applications filed on or after October 25, 2012, a sponsored person may now be subject to a two-year period of “conditional” permanent residence, running from the day after their permanent residence is…
  • Sep 15

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
Rank this Week: 1172

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: 1275

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: 982

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: 1040

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: 1116

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: 1174

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • 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…
  • Aug 21

    Lex Mundi Insurance Guide

    Lex Mundi Insurance Guide
    This guide is part of the Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide Series which features  substantive overviews of laws, practice areas, and legal and business issues in jurisdictions around the globe. This particular guide discusses…
Rank this Week: 1479

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    October 2014 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    October 2014 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The October 2014 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for October 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of September 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
Rank this Week: 1634

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Oct 1

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: Estate Tax

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: Estate Tax
    The federal U.S. estate tax is an incredibly important topic for some U.S. citizens and a complete non-issue for others. As such, it is useful to understand the rules, if only to determine whether or not it is something you need to be…
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
Rank this Week: 2279

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 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30
    CRTC to Netflix: Since you won't co-operate, we'll ignore you http://t.co/4nFPQbSKDk -> CRTC to study 'discriminatory' cellphone roaming rates http://t.co/ycurhRj1Du -> Facebook ads are about to start following you around…
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
Rank this Week: 1374

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
Rank this Week: 2168

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1508

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 30

    CASL Video Serie

    CASL Video Serie
      I’m taking part in a 4 part video series about CASL that deals with both Canadian and American perspectives on the anti-spam act. Here are the details: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How To Avoid The CASL Right Hook  Let’s face it…
  • Sep 24

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?
    A BMO poll released today shows the unsurprising result that the business world is becoming more reliant on mobile technology. Lawyers were early adopters of Blackberries, for which email was the killer app.  At our firm there are only a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
Rank this Week: 1824

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
Rank this Week: 1970

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Barriers to Discharge from Hospital following a serious accident (Ontario)

    Barriers to Discharge from Hospital following a serious accident (Ontario)
    Serious accidents are exactly that. They're SERIOUS. They require a skilled, experienced, knowledgable and understanding lawyer to handle your claim. But it's not just the legal ups and downs that your personal injury lawyer will handle. A…
  • Sep 18

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor
    If you keep up with the news, you will know there's a shortage of family doctors. This shortage is more pronounced in rural or remote communities. Perhaps the notion of a shortage of family doctors isn't accurate, but I'll let the people at…
  • Sep 10

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger
    Readers of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog have asked for quick, easy to understand answers to their legal, personal injury related questions. We try to do this every week, but this week, we're going to do something a bit different. Instead of…
Rank this Week: 2167

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1684

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 1971

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law
    On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) issued a report to the European Commission (EC) regarding an application by the Province of Québec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of protection for…
  • Sep 11

    App-Laudable Disclosures: GPEN Releases Mobile App Privacy Result

    App-Laudable Disclosures: GPEN Releases Mobile App Privacy Result
    Members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) have released the results of its May 2014 privacy sweep. A common theme is the need for greater transparency regarding data collection and use prior to the downloading of a mobile…
  • Jul 22

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
    Christopher Graham spoke at the recent Privacy Laws & Business Conference in Cambridge, UK.  Here is an update of the main points: The new EU Regulation Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and…
Rank this Week: 2289

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/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1880