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Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 15

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic
    We are pleased to announce that Senior Associate Paula Boutis has joined the Board of GreenPAC, an organization dedicated to building environmental leadership in Canadian politics. To find out more about GreenPAC’s mission, check…
  • Jul 14

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better
    Stephen Harper announced over the weekend that if re-elected, his government will increase its proposed contribution of federal lands towards the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The park has been in the works for some time. To…
  • Jul 8

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change
    Congratulations to Ellen Schwartzel, the Acting Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on her first report, issued yesterday.  “Feeling the Heat: Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2015”, is the latest in the…
Rank this Week: 2331

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jul 14

    Precarity, Sexual Harassment, and Low-Waged Work: A Case Comment on Silvera v. Olympia Jewellery Corporation

    Precarity, Sexual Harassment, and Low-Waged Work: A Case Comment on Silvera v. Olympia Jewellery Corporation
    I rarely write case comments, but thought that it was warranted for the recent superior court decision in Silvera v. Olympia Jewellery Corporation,  2015 ONSC 3760 (CanLII). It’s a fairly complex decision, so this post is…
  • May 11

    Is Ontario's Ministry of Labour Failing Nail Salon Workers?

    Is Ontario's Ministry of Labour Failing Nail Salon Workers?
    Last week the New York Times ran two excellent pieces called "The Price of Nice Nails" and "Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers", which document the abuse of nail salon workers in the New York City area. The response to the piece has been…
  • Apr 22

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe
    Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the "Modernizing the Canada Labour Code" section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour…
Rank this Week: 1618

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jul 12

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?
    The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Creston Moly Corp. v. Sattva Capital Corp., 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) is a seminal decision in the review of arbitral awards. That decision apparently set a wide net of protection around…
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
  • Jun 14

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Generally speaking, damages for a non-financial loss are not awarded for the breach of a business contract. That is because those sorts of damages are not foreseeable. The breach of a business contract may give rise to anxiety and distress,…
Rank this Week: 1535

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
  • Jul 12

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?
    The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Creston Moly Corp. v. Sattva Capital Corp., 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) is a seminal decision in the review of arbitral awards. That decision apparently set a wide net of protection around…
  • Mar 15

    Grounds For Reviewing Arbitration Decisions Are Narrow: B.C. Court of Appeal

    Grounds For Reviewing Arbitration Decisions Are Narrow: B.C. Court of Appeal
    A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal warned that the grounds for reviewing an arbitral award are narrow. In Boxer Capital Corp. v. JEL Investments Ltd., the court noted that arbitral dispute had gone through two separate…
  • Feb 5

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy
    Arbitration law and corporate law are usually thought to be two separate legal categories. But when it comes to remedies, they can overlap, especially in Canada where the oppression remedy is available. In the recent decision in T.Films S.A.…
Rank this Week: 3091

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1268

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
  • Apr 30

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?
    Mitigation has been a subject that I’ve discussed frequently in the 12 years this blog has been in existence. It’s not a glamorous topic, but an important one that comes up in vitually all wrongful dismissal cases. Here are just…
Rank this Week: 691

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3606

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

Covers construction law and litigation in Canada and, in particular, the Province of Ontario. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3946

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 8

    Successful appeal of an application…

    Successful appeal of an application judge's determination that the appellant insurer had a duty to defend its insured under a homeowner's insurance policy. The insured's son was hit by a car while crossing the road after getting out her…
  • Jul 8

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision made pursuant to section 12 of the Insurance Act, R.S.B.C. 2012, c.1, regarding the value of stolen jewellery The standard of review was whether the umpire's decision was patently…
  • Jul 8

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 1239

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jul 7

    CPLEA is hiring!

    CPLEA is hiring!
    CPLEA is hiring! The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is looking for two progressive individuals committed to advancing access to justice to join our multi-disciplinary team! We are currently seeking a full-time Public…
  • Jun 30

    LawNow 39-6: The Top Court, Self-Represented Litigant

    LawNow 39-6: The Top Court, Self-Represented Litigant
    Canada’s top court is a cornerstone of our Parliamentary democracy and the Rule of Law.  It has shaped our nation since 1875. Volume 39-6 – July/August 2015 Table of Contents Featured Articles: The Top Court Special…
  • Jun 15

    New Resources from CPLEA: Using Legal Tools to Discourage Elder Abuse

    New Resources from CPLEA: Using Legal Tools to Discourage Elder Abuse
    CPLEA is participating at the 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation Event at City Hall today, June 15. We are showcasing new resource materials (English and French) on how readily available legal tools can be used to discourage…
Rank this Week: 2743

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4552

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
  • Jun 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
Rank this Week: 932

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt
    A recent Ontario Superior Court case will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike. In 1251614 Ontario Ltd v. Gurudutt, the tenant signed a 10 year lease that granted the tenant the right to renew the lease for 2 further terms…
  • Jun 17

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant
    Restrictive covenants are commonly used for a wide variety of reasons.  They can ensure access across property or be part of a wider community plan.  They can define the use land can be put to or protect it for a singular…
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
Rank this Week: 3269

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 2

    The Upward Trend of the U.S. Housing Market: Follow-Up to the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report

    The Upward Trend of the U.S. Housing Market: Follow-Up to the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report
    2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report Predictions Our firm published the 2015 Florida Real Estate Market Report at the beginning of March. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. economy and housing market for Canadians…
  • Jun 11

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax

    Advisor.ca – How an American spouse can minimize U.S. tax
    David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro were recently interviewed by Michelle Schriver from Advisor’s Edge to analyze a case study about a mixed-marriage between a Canadian and American. The analysis was published in the June edition of the…
  • Jun 1

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    May 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
    Montreal, Quebec – May 19th 2015 On the May 19th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and Matt C. Altro, President…
Rank this Week: 4678

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 757

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

Covers issues related to immigrating to Canada. By David Cohen.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Jun 30

    Children deserve to celebrate Canada Day

    Children deserve to celebrate Canada Day
    When I was growing up in Montreal, Canada Day, then called Dominion Day, truly meant something to my family. My grandfather landed on Canadian shores in 1906 and, as the children and grandchildren of immigrants, our family loved the spirit…
  • Jun 2

    Time For Canada To Give Some Care

    Time For Canada To Give Some Care
    During a recent diplomatic visit to Canada made by Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, the government of Canada announced that the Philippines was the top source country for new Canadian immigrants in 2014, ousting China and…
  • May 6

    You Can Fight City Hall

    You Can Fight City Hall
    They say you can’t fight city hall. Actually, you can, but it’s not often that you come out a winner, especially if the stakes are high. Given the assets and resources at the government’s disposal, it isn’t really a…
Rank this Week: 2195

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Canada Day is coming. Remember SUMMER FUN = SUMMER SAFETY!

    Canada Day is coming. Remember SUMMER FUN = SUMMER SAFETY!
    Our senior associate Mark Raftus sent me this article and I thought it was good timing since Canada Day is this week and it marks the unofficial start of summer here in the Maritimes. We all look forward to spending more time outdoors…
  • Jun 17

    McKiggan Hebert Awards Scholarship to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving

    McKiggan Hebert Awards Scholarship to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving
    Distracted Driving a Growing Danger Distracted driving is now the number one cause of deaths on Nova Scotia highways. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of Distracted Driving, McKiggan Hebert has created an annual scholarship for a…
  • Mar 31

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?
    Over the last 72 hours new coverage in Nova Scotia has been dominated by stories involving the crash (or “hard landing” as Air Canada prefers to describe it ) of Air Canada flight 624. Most of the coverage has revolved around how…
Rank this Week: 1053

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

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

    Canadian Government Amends Regulations for Offshore Flight

    Canadian Government Amends Regulations for Offshore Flight
    The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Federal Minister of Transport, announced on April 22, 2015 that amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (“CARs”) regarding offshore helicopter operations in Canada would come into force effective…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 5069

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3205

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 1061

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jun 10

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

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
  • May 13

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
  • Apr 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
Rank this Week: 2401

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 4861

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2378

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • May 10

    Express Entry basic

    Express Entry basic
    The Economic Class programs are no longer ‘first come first serve.’  CIC has created a new process, ‘Express Entry’, to manage the applications for Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and the…
  • Apr 6

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?

    Emailing with CIC: Who is responsible for lost or failed email messages?
    If you provide an email address in your application form, you are allowing CIC to communicate with you by email. Generally speaking email is a great thing for any immigration application.  Email is instant, and letters from CIC can take…
  • Mar 30

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option
    If you are facing removal from Canada, all is not lost.  CIC will likely notify you about a process where you can remain in Canada. PRRA (or Pre-Removal Risk Assessment) is a process available to those facing removal from Canada. …
Rank this Week: 1480

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC
    Hi Lawyers, how’ve you been? Everything good? That’s great. It’s me, LSUC.* Well, my real name is Law Society of Upper Canada. Some people call me, “The Law Society”, but we can drop the formalities, right? Just…
  • Apr 12

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?
    Yes. Sort of. But only if by “the past”, we mean some idealized period when things were easier, cheaper, simpler and better. Apply those same adjectives to the future, and you will forever be chasing the horizon or the end of the…
  • Apr 9

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
Rank this Week: 3286

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 14

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!
    Carswell Ref Support has advised me that the text of the repealed Alberta Rules of Court, Alta Reg 390/68, is now available on WestlawNext Canada. This also means that the archived Fradsham's commentary of the old rules in Litigator includes…
  • Mar 18

    HeadStart 2015

    HeadStart 2015
    Information on the 2015 HeadStart program is now available. Check it out at under the HeadStart tab or at HeadStart 2015. Ana San Miguel
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 4281

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
  • Jan 27

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25
    In TWU v. NSBS, Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court delivered a resounding vindication for freedom of religion last month, overturning a Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulation which would have prohibited Trinity Western University…
Rank this Week: 1496

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule
    ~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for…
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

    Celebrating achievment
    I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this…
  • Dec 18

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
Rank this Week: 4271

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 911

Joshua Slayen

Joshua Slayen

Covers law, technology and social media for the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-slayen/
  • Mar 16

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer
    Most people will need a lawyer at one point in their lives. Whether it is a home purchase or a will, a bankruptcy or a divorce, lawyers are a necessary part of our society. There are many different layers of client service within that…
  • Feb 10

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century
    When it comes to wills/estates planning, as mentioned, the state of one's intimate relationship(s) becomes critical. Although I promised not to bore you with all of the nuances, I'm going to temporarily break that promise to name a few facts…
  • Nov 26

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law
    How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a…
Rank this Week: 2551

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Mar 3

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel
    Last month saw an interesting study emerge from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. It discusses the current and potential role of lawyers in the area of cybersecurity and the emerging, but still nascent, field of…
  • Feb 8

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014
    As we move more into 2015, I thought I’d put together my own list of the more interesting Canadian privacy cases of 2014. These are judicial decisions so there’s no Commissioner findings or orders here. Some of these…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law
    Whenever a new technology arrives, society always plays “catch up” to determine what norms to apply to the use of that technology. It’s probably how we got traffic lights after the advent of automobiles.  One…
Rank this Week: 4969

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
  • Feb 27

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

    GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES
    Friends - USCIS has released announcementthat certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:  Who is…
  • Aug 6

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker

    Class Action against Infosys for Discrimination against American Worker
     It's just ridiculous !! I am not backing Infosys without basis, just look at the facts in the case file here. Basically, the requirement of any job position is known only to the employer. An applicant cannot claim that just because…
Rank this Week: 4482

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 4119

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.
    Before your doctor performs any medical procedure on you he or she is supposed to get your permission. The process the doctor is supposed to go through is called informed consent. Informed Consent: What does it mean? As I explain in the…
  • Sep 19

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?
    What is the CMPA? The Canadian Medical Protective Association represents almost every doctor in Canada. The Association is a mutual defence fund that operates sort of like insurance. If a doctor is sued for malpractice, the CMPA will…
  • Aug 19

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?
    Are staffing demands putting patient safety at risk? Last week the media reported two stories of interest to patient safety advocates. The Province of Nova Scotia released statistics from its medical errors registry suggesting that, in…
Rank this Week: 4723

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1808

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: 5039

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

Covers criminal law stories in Canada. By Bruce Karten and Stephen Hebscher.

http://www.thecriminallawteam.ca/category/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Can I Get Domestic Assault Charges Withdrawn in Ontario?

    Can I Get Domestic Assault Charges Withdrawn in Ontario?
    What is Domestic Assault?   Domestic assault is one of the most commonly accused crimes in Toronto. Assault combines the threat of violence with the perceived capacity to inflict injury. By definition, this means harm to the victim is…
  • Jan 26

    Can I Get Domestic Assault Charges Withdrawn in Ontario?

    Can I Get Domestic Assault Charges Withdrawn in Ontario?
    What is Domestic Assault?   Domestic assault is one of the most commonly accused crimes in Toronto. Assault combines the threat of violence with the perceived capacity to inflict injury. By definition, this means harm to the victim is…
  • Nov 9

    And the Beat Goes On: Jian Ghomeshi

    And the Beat Goes On: Jian Ghomeshi
    Trial before Trial and Other Matters of Media Madness So here it is, folks, barely a week or so into the Jian affair, and the knives, some blunt and others very pointed, have come out in full force. In Jian Ghomeshi, we have a very…
Rank this Week: 2161

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jan 15

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Jan 14

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Nov 18

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way
    The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of…
Rank this Week: 1821

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Covers accounting, tax, financial issues, investments, boards of directors, governance, and laws concerning charities in Canada.

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
Rank this Week: 4900

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: 5015

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: 865

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
Rank this Week: 3689

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Nov 25

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
    This is a fantastic resource on terms of use. Lawyers are trapped by the law in this area – your clients need them, but everyone knows the exercise is, in many cases, absurd, built as it is on the largely untrue notion that terms are…
  • Nov 24

    Top internship opportunities in technology

    Top internship opportunities in technology
    This is mind-boggling. The post Top internship opportunities in technology appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 3496

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

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

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

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

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 2334