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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 22

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict
    Busy family law lawyers, myself included, live in a bubble of immediacy, a shroud of crisis that moves with us as we go forward in time and cross entry after entry off our calendars. This often has two consequences. First, it discourages us…
  • May 22

    The Friday Fillip: Carom

    The Friday Fillip: Carom
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • May 22

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!
    As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables. In 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of…
Rank this Week: 45

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 22

    Lawyer questions independence of police probe in Shemesh case

    Lawyer questions independence of police probe in Shemesh case
    As Toronto lawyer Leora Shemesh prepares to defend herself against charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, other defence counsel say they’ve also been dealing with issues surrounding the existence — or not — of a…
  • May 22

    Legal news roundup - May 22, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 22, 2015
    CanadaFour from Quebec face drug-related charges after investigation in Saskatoon, Canadian PressSCC to rule on child pornography consent case involving two drug abusing teens, Canadian PressMan linked with terrorism returns to Charlottetown…
  • May 21

    Aboriginals not entitled to ‘representative’ jurors, SCC rule

    Aboriginals not entitled to ‘representative’ jurors, SCC rule
    Accused at trial are not entitled to a jury that includes members of their own race or religion, but rather only a “fair and honest” process of random jury selection, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.Today’s…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
  • May 13

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right
    QUESTION #1 2 days after I submitted a written request for my 1st Quarter 2015 performance based compensation I was fired for no reason at all.  They told me “you are an independent contractor, so we don’t have to pay…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 124

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: 143

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/
  • May 21

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court
    I have spent much time on this blog highlighting expert witnesses who have been criticized by trial judges.  On this note it is refreshing to see when an expert witness is complimented by the Court for being candid in their role.…
  • May 19

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries and bursitis. In today’s case (Diep v. Cunha) the Plaintiff was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle…
  • May 15

    “It Makes Little Sense” To Require Continuous Particulars of Damage

    “It Makes Little Sense” To Require Continuous Particulars of Damage
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vernon Registry, finding that “it makes little sense to require a plaintiff to be continuously updating past wage loss and special damages claimed”. In…
Rank this Week: 193

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 4

    Pope Francis encyclical coming on climate change

    Pope Francis encyclical coming on climate change
    The Vatican confirmed this week that Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment is now finalized and is being translated, with an expected release date in June. An encyclical letter is considered the most important…
  • May 1

    Happy spring

    Happy spring
    Read Happy spring on Environmental Law and Litigation!
  • May 1

    Gord Miller finishing term as Environmental Commissioner

    Gord Miller finishing term as Environmental Commissioner
    After 15 productive years, Gord Miller is winding down his term as Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner. The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province’s independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by all parties in…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • May 21

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.
    There’s a new costs endorsement that features another common situation in relation to trustee accounts – what proportion (if any) should be paid out of the trust and how should costs be assessed between the trustee and the…
  • May 21

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/kirsten/HOE_419_FINAL.mp3 This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Andrea Buncic discuss the recent decision of Moore v. Gatahun, 2015 ONCA 55, and counsels’ permissible communications with expert…
  • May 19

    When Trustees Need a Divorce

    When Trustees Need a Divorce
    The use of multiple trustees has advantages and disadvantages. Trustees can supervise each other and prevent mistakes and fraud depriving those interested in the Estate of their due. On the other hand, and particularly poignant in estates…
Rank this Week: 270

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)
    April 20, 2014 I’ve been quite engaged on advertising, marketing and competition law projects for the past few months. Having said that, I thought I would launch an offer for basic random draw or consumer generated contest rules and…
  • Mar 24

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)
    March 24, 2015 The Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento is organizing the following two outstanding events for competition law practitioners: April 16th – 18th: The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will…
  • Mar 12

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie
    March 12, 2015 The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries (April 23, 2015) Concurrences Journal, in partnership with ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, will hold its inaugural…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 279

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System
    Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system took effect earlier this year, leading to thousands of notifications being forwarded by Internet providers to their subscribers. Groups such as the Canadian Recording Industry Association argued…
  • May 19

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?
    The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education, culture, commerce, and political participation, most countries have established ambitious targets to…
  • May 19

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 16, 2015 as Why is Canada Lagging Behind With Its Broadband Goals? The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education,…
Rank this Week: 298

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!
    Most of you know Mitchell Kowalski as a talented writer, author, teacher and visionary. Indeed, his critically acclaimed and American Bar Association best-selling book, “Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 370

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questionsEditorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto StarOntario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act |…
  • May 19

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook
    Which email client does your law office use?I raise this question, as the purchase of a new computer for my desktop has necessitated the migration of all my emails – around 20 Gigs worth – to my new machine.Out of habit, if…
  • May 11

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Legal Aid seeks standing at penalty hearing for disgraced refugee lawyer | The Toronto StarOmar #law #legal (via @DrDawg)Omar Khadr's odds of winning US appeal look good, legal…
Rank this Week: 408

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

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

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • May 4

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign
    There’s a good story in the Star today about the successful efforts of workers at Toronto’s Trump hotel to win union certification.  UNITE Here Local 75 is the union.  The union won a certification vote and collective…
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
Rank this Week: 564

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: 573

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 721

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
    In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice.  The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each,…
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
Rank this Week: 699

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: 706

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/
  • May 22

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly
    It seems that yet another celebrity estate is headed for court. Apparently even though legendary blues artist B.B. King has only just passed away, his children are already fighting over control of  his estate. The National Post has a story…
  • May 22

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?
    If your spouse dies and leaves you nothing and leaves everything to his/her kids from a previous marriage, should you contest the will? What if you're unwell and can't work? This is a question I hear frequently from many readers, with a…
  • May 10

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed
    Once the shock of being widowed has worn off a bit, it's time to take some steps to get your own affairs in order. It's important that you straighten out legal matters to reflect your new situation, in order to avoid issues and complications…
Rank this Week: 992

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 965

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
  • May 20

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3
    Lonnie Loren Kocontes, age 55, formerly a lawyer in California, and later in Florida, is approaching his day of reckoning for his unfathomable deviant behaviour. He lured his second ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, to join him on a Mediterranean…
  • May 19

    Looking for a Lawyer? Buyer Beware

    Looking for a Lawyer? Buyer Beware
    The practice of law is both a profession and a business. Many lawyers rely on their winning track record and high ethics to gain a reputation that engenders word-of-mouth referrals. Other attorneys buttress their status in the profession with…
Rank this Week: 947

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
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
  • Mar 25

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?
    This topic can be divided into two parts – research of the facts and research of the law. This comment will focus on whether an Arbitrator can conduct independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented at the…
Rank this Week: 763

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/
  • May 16

    Re Beck Estate

    Re Beck Estate
    In a previous post, I wrote about the first reported case applying section 58 of the Will, Estates and Succession Act. This section allows the court to give effect to a “record, document, or writing or marking on a will or other…
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
  • Apr 12

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
Rank this Week: 847

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • May 15

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint
    In its Decision No. 425-C-A-2014, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) directly addressed a person’s right to bring a complaint of discrimination. In September 2014, Gábor Lukács filed a complaint with the CTA alleging…
  • Apr 21

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51
    On January 30, 2015, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.  In addition to amending several existing statutes, including the Criminal Code and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service…
  • Mar 19

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention
    In October 2012, we reviewed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Gontcharov v. Canjet, 2012 ONSC 2279. The Gontcharov decision affirmed the Ontario court’s alignment with the U.S. approach to interpreting the word…
Rank this Week: 840

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
Rank this Week: 853

Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 823

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: 911

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 21

    What is Process Safety Management?

    What is Process Safety Management?
    We recently blogged about some best practices for OSHA inspections, but we thought we would add to that with some comments on Process Safety Management. In terms of Environment, Health and Safety concerns, a process can be any given activity…
  • May 15

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit
    Management of cleaning services can be a moving target. With high staff turnover, roving teams and varying standards, ensuring you deliver a clean facility, hotel room, or building to your clients is a challenge. Nimonik Audit for iPad and…
  • May 7

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management
    A big thanks to Mel Manuel Rosas of Pin Point Safety for his comments and input into the following post. Ensuring a safe workplace is a challenge that is made more difficult by staff turnover and constrained resources. In this post, I hope to…
Rank this Week: 1338

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1083

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 20

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?
    A common rebuke to self-driving cars are thoughts about cars behaving like computers – like freezing or rebooting while driving. Those make amusing sound bytes or twitter comments, but there is a grain of truth to it. Self driving…
  • May 6

    Is a self driving car in your future?

    Is a self driving car in your future?
    Depending on how you define a self driving car – probably sooner than you think. Sometimes new technology seems to come out of nowhere, but it often creeps up on us.  Legal disruptions that new tech spawns often follows the same…
  • Apr 22

    Google search favours mobile friendly site

    Google search favours mobile friendly site
    Is your website mobile friendly? As of yesterday, Google search ranks mobile friendly sites higher in search results. This means that if someone does a google search from a mobile device, a site that is mobile friendly will appear higher in…
Rank this Week: 1279

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 19

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA
    I requested the immigration history of a client whose last interaction with Canada’s immigration department dated from around 1990. He wanted me to find out what information the immigration possessed about him as of the year 2015. This…
  • May 5

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
  • May 5

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
Rank this Week: 1150

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/
  • May 19

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road
    A Saskatchewan municipality passed a by-law to expropriate a roughly 2-acre road parcel from a quarter section of privately-owned land.  The affected landowners applied unsuccessfully to the Court  of Queen's Bench to quash the…
  • May 8

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
    Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).…
  • May 5

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 1258

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • May 15

    Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry

    Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry
    Post by: Evan Holt 3 principles underlie the Land Titles Registry: the curtain principle, which stands for the proposition that it is unnecessary to examine the history of previous dealings with the land; the mirror principle, which…
  • May 4

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate
    Post by: Evan Holt The HST new homebuyer’s rebate entitles qualified purchasers to a substantial rebate. The maximum federal and provincial portion of the rebate is $6,300 and $24,000 respectively. A Tax Court of Canada decision…
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
Rank this Week: 1174

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: 1380

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1382

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

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

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

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

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 1231

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

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

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

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

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

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 1216

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: 1131

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    National Post Interview With Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin

    National Post Interview With Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin
    The National Post has published a lengthy article based on an exclusive interview with Beverley McLachlin, Chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.It goes over her philosophy of judicial review, the Court's evolution since the…
  • May 21

    Vote for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Vote for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    Members of the public have until Friday, June 5 at 11:59 p.m. to vote online for the winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.The prize, which is sponsored by ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law, is intended…
  • May 20

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Jenny Gesley,…
Rank this Week: 2121

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
  • May 21

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?
    By Keegan Boyd In White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co., a must-read decision for anyone involved in litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada tackles some of the difficult questions associated with how to properly deal with…
  • May 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/05/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (19/05/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Renée Zatzman The Supreme Court of Canada has released a number of significant decisions since our last update that are of interest to Canadian businesses and…
  • May 8

    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR

    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR
    By Roland Hung and Kimberly Macnab The privileged position that solicitor-client privilege occupies in our legal system was recently reiterated and reinforced in the context of access to information requests in University of Calgary v JR. On…
Rank this Week: 1997

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 21

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?
    As diligent readers of this blog have probably noted, the last 12 months have been vary favorable to those who are inclined to law reforms, especially in the field of copyright. This writer, for one, enjoys the rapid changes being introduced,…
  • May 8

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark
    As many wine connoisseurs can clearly tell you, there is a vast amount of difference in the origin of a wine, be it from Southern France or Northern Italy, the specific region where the product is produced lends itself to create a nuanced…
  • Apr 30

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia
    Piracy is considered by many in the entertainment industry to be the plight of the 21st century creative minds and pockets (and the pockets' of many shareholders, one would think). What ever your thoughts on copyright piracy, the topic…
Rank this Week: 2139

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 19

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K230.L5 I57 2014 M.D.A. Freeman, Lloyd’s Introduction to Jurisprudence, 9th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE452.C6 L64 2014 Paul V. Lomic, Social…
  • May 11

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD703.D3 M38 2014 Harvey McGregor, McGregor on Damages, 19th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KK7114 .V6413 2015 Ekkehart Reimer & Alexander Rust, eds., Klaus Vogel on…
  • Apr 29

    Law Library Summer Hour

    Law Library Summer Hour
Rank this Week: 1612

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1655

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 17

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer
    by Daniel Mayer On June 16, important changes regarding union certification and decertification for federally regulated employers in Canada will come into effect. The federally regulated sector includes interprovincial and international…
  • May 10

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.
    by Gilda Villaran Employers whose employees must apply for a work permit or extension in order to work in Canada should be aware of a new compliance form and fee that they must submit before the person applies for the work permit. This came…
  • May 3

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
    by Keri Bennett The Supreme Court of Canada tells Canadian employers that they must strike a balance between the severity of the misconduct and the sanction imposed when deciding whether to terminate employment for cause. So what happens when…
Rank this Week: 1409