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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
  • May 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016
    Five BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:  Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society ActOnPoint Legal Research Corporation – Residential Tenancy Act, Property Law ActEileen Vanderburgh,…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
Rank this Week: 2206

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 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
  • May 4

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over
    Employers are usually obligated to reinstate an employee following a maternity leave.  The employee has the legal right to be returned to the position she held prior to the maternity leave, and if that position no longer exists after the…
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
Rank this Week: 539

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 15

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk
    by Rosalind H. Cooper Most employers know that there are restrictions under employment standards legislation regarding maximum hours of work for their employees. In certain circumstances, it is possible to exceed these daily or weekly…
  • May 8

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination
    by Olivier Lamoureux A Québec court recently ruled that there was no constructive dismissal arising from the sale of a business to a smaller third-party purchaser for whom a manager refused to work. The Quebec Court of Appeal in the…
  • May 1

    More human rights ‘frustrations’

    More human rights ‘frustrations’
    by David G. Wong Traditionally, where an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of the employee returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing…
Rank this Week: 4989

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 Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 15

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike
    Avoid vacation litigation nightmares. One of my pet peeves is they way many resort owners in Mexico and the Caribbean have structured their operations to shield themselves from liability for injuries they cause to their guests through their…
  • Feb 16

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrians will be pleased to hear there are new and innovative ideas emerging to make foot travel safer. In three prior blog posts I have recommended increased vigilance on the part of both pedestrians and car drivers as…
  • Jan 30

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.
    After it was reported that Halifax was the most dangerous place to drive in Canada I thought I would do some investigation to see where most car accidents were happening in Halifax. After looking at Insurance company claim statistics and…
Rank this Week: 1342

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • May 15

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni
    Cet article se veut un second billet d’une série de deux billets sur le statut de petite entité. Le premier billet de cette courte série portait sur le statut de petite entité au Canada tandis que le…
  • May 12

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise
    Le 3 mai dernier, le gouvernement du Québec annonçait les mesures qu’il prévoit adopter afin d’assurer une « présence suffisante » de la langue française au niveau de…
  • May 5

    Des examinateurs européens en ville

    Des examinateurs européens en ville
    Les praticiens en brevet sont souvent frustrés par l’Office européen des brevets, à cause de différences fondamentales importantes entre le droit des brevets nord-américain et celui…
Rank this Week: 1800

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
  • Apr 8

    Since bankruptcy in Ontario is a legal process, do I need a bankruptcy Lawyer?

    Since bankruptcy in Ontario is a legal process, do I need a bankruptcy Lawyer?
    The bankruptcy process is guided, outlined and governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act which is federal legislation.  This means that most of the process is not something your trustee will dream up – it is passed by the…
Rank this Week: 1608

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 12

    A Quick Guide to the Taxation of Retiring Allowance

    A Quick Guide to the Taxation of Retiring Allowance
    When an employee’s employment is terminated without cause, the employee will typically receive some form of a termination/severance payment. All or part of this termination/severance payment may be considered a “retiring…
  • May 10

    Fixed Term Contracts: Damages for “trouble and inconvenience”

    Fixed Term Contracts: Damages for “trouble and inconvenience”
    In a recent decision[1], the Superior Court of Quebec held that the termination of a fixed term contract of employment constitutes a breach of contract which may allow for an award of damages for “troubles and inconveniences”…
  • May 6

    The Duty to Provide Reasonable Notice of Termination Cuts Both Way

    The Duty to Provide Reasonable Notice of Termination Cuts Both Way
    It is a relatively little-known fact to non-lawyers that just as employers are required to provide employees with reasonable notice of termination, employees are likewise required to provide employers with reasonable notice of…
Rank this Week: 3436

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • May 10

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee
    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees If you were evacuated from Fort McMurray due to the wildfires, consult the following resources for more information during this difficult time Emergency Updates Website (Government of Alberta)…
  • Apr 7

    Announcement

    Announcement
    To our valued stakeholders and partners: Effective June 30, 2016, Amelia Martin will be resigning from her position as Executive Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for family reasons. CPLEA’s Board of Directors…
  • Mar 2

    LawNow Vol 40-4 Mar / April 2016

    LawNow Vol 40-4 Mar / April 2016
      Volume 40-4 Mar / Apr 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Municipalities and Environmental Law Special Report: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Departments Columns   Featured Articles: Municipalities and Environmental…
Rank this Week: 1568

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 Lawyers.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • May 9

    3 Priests to stand trial for covering up sex abuse: Now what about the rest?

    3 Priests to stand trial for covering up sex abuse: Now what about the rest?
    Three Franciscan priests have been ordered by a Judge in Pennsylvania to stand trial on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy for covering up sexual abuse by a fourth Priest. The priests are charged with enabling…
  • Feb 1

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim
    Ghomeshi sexual abuse claims come to court today Jian Ghomeshi’s criminal trial starts today. He is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomesi has pleaded not guilty to all of…
  • Nov 1

    What is the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claims? “How do I prove my claim?”

    What is the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claims? “How do I prove my claim?”
    School for the Deaf Students make sexual abuse claims Recently former residents of the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf have come forward with allegations about childhood sexual abuse. I have been representing survivors of childhood sexual…
Rank this Week: 1327

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 4913

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 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
  • Feb 16

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce
    As the baby boomer generation see their children move out of the house and settle into their careers and family, some are now re-examining their marriages or long term relationships and considering what they want to do, and with whom, during…
Rank this Week: 4896

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • Mar 23

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck
    By Alixe Cormick As of today’s date there are seventeen (17) equity crowdfunding portals active in Canada. There are also five (5) marketplace lending platforms aimed at small business. Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
Rank this Week: 1407

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    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,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 3948

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 2188

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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 4982

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Apr 18

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest
    Earlier in 2015, the Federal Court heard two days of submissions from Canadian company Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. and the Minister of Transport (click here for link).  The issue: whether the Minister of Transport should be subject to a…
  • Mar 2

    The Battle Over Passenger/Flight Attendant Ratios: Transport Canada Decisions Ruled Unreasonable

    The Battle Over Passenger/Flight Attendant Ratios: Transport Canada Decisions Ruled Unreasonable
    Until August 1, 2015, the Canadian Aviation Regulations (the “CARS”) required at least one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on board a commercial aircraft.  In 2013, Transport Canada (the regulator of aircraft…
  • Feb 13

    Bond: Training Bond

    Bond: Training Bond
    New employees are often subject to probationary periods during which their suitability for employment is evaluated. Probationary periods are defined periods of time (which are often for three months but can be longer) that are established at…
Rank this Week: 4736

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1073

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board
    April 13, 2016 was International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny, better known as the “International Day of Pink.” A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision demonstrates that…
  • Apr 13

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
  • Mar 5

    Employers tasked with addressing sexual violence and harassment

    Employers tasked with addressing sexual violence and harassment
    The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015.  This bill follows the government’s March 2015…
Rank this Week: 1032

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    CRA Creates New Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee

    CRA Creates New Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee
    The CRA continues its efforts to strengthen tax compliance in Canada. Following the CRA’s recent announcement of its efforts to crackdown on international tax evasion, the CRA announced the creation of a new Offshore Compliance…
  • Apr 11

    CRA Provides Update on Efforts to Combat Tax Evasion

    CRA Provides Update on Efforts to Combat Tax Evasion
    Following the release of the “Panama Papers” and the Canadian federal government’s budget announcement that additional resources will be directed to the CRA to collect existing tax debts and combat tax evasion, the CRA has…
  • Apr 8

    Tax Court Introduces Common Books of Authorities Project

    Tax Court Introduces Common Books of Authorities Project
    The Tax Court has implemented a new common books of authorities program for its Toronto courtrooms that will eliminate the need for taxpayers to print copies of certain frequently-cited (and lengthy) authorities. The pilot project will…
Rank this Week: 3429

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/
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

    Man Lawyer
    Post by: Craig Robson When I was a junior lawyer, (back before computers) I worked in a firm with a senior counsel who was of an age to have fought in the first World War.  At the time, one of my … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
Rank this Week: 3523

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Apr 4

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim
    The simplest way to explain how motor vehicle claims in B.C. are handled is to divide them into two categories: (1) accidents that you are at fault for, and (2) accidents that someone else is at fault for.  When you are injured in a…
  • Mar 4

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro
    Most drivers do not know that a pedestrian has the right of way to cross at an uncontrolled intersection, whether there is a marked crosswalk or not.  In our blog post “Common Driver Mistakes:  The Unmarked Crosswalk” we…
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
Rank this Week: 1942

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 1

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will order pre-hearing production of arguable relevant medical documents where it receives a Request for Order During Proceeding and the documents are arguably relevant unless the documents are privileged or…
  • Mar 31

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the plaintiffs were employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors and what entitlement they had on termination. The case is Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., 2016 ONCA 79 (CanLII).…
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
Rank this Week: 2163

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Mar 27

    On April 1 Our Law Firm is Moving to Front St. E.

    On April 1 Our Law Firm is Moving to Front St. E.
    by Sean Robichaud The post On April 1 Our Law Firm is Moving to Front St. E. appeared first on Robichaud's | Toronto Criminal Lawyers.
  • Feb 26

    Why the Barristers Act has to go in Ontario.

    Why the Barristers Act has to go in Ontario.
    by Sean Robichaud The post Why the Barristers Act has to go in Ontario. appeared first on Robichaud's | Toronto Criminal Lawyers.
  • Feb 24

    Cameras in Courts: the time has come in Canada

    Cameras in Courts: the time has come in Canada
    by Sean Robichaud The post Cameras in Courts: the time has come in Canada appeared first on Robichaud's | Toronto Criminal Lawyers.
Rank this Week: 1375

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 8

    You Child’s Voice In Your Separation and Divorce

    You Child’s Voice In Your Separation and Divorce
    Do you want your child to be heard in your separation/divorce? Are you in mediation and want your child to have a say in the parenting plan? Are you in the midst of court proceedings and were turned down by the Office of the Children’s…
  • Mar 3

    Equalization and Date of Marriage Deductions.

    Equalization and Date of Marriage Deductions.
    Are you curious what will happen to your wealth when your marriage comes to an end? In Ontario, you must share the equity that you and your spouse collected during your marriage upon separation. Simply put, each of you adds up the total value…
  • Feb 9

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?
    Do you want to represent yourself in your separation/divorce? Makes sense. You can save a lot of money. But you aren’t a lawyer. It can be a bit scary. We can support you in a variety of ways. We can draft documents for you but you go…
Rank this Week: 3278

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Mar 3

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May
    Canadian Securities Administrators adopt enhanced disclosure, retain 10% reporting threshold By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Along with the announcement on February 25, 2016 of final amendments to Canada’s take-over bid regime (see our…
  • Feb 26

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field
    The Canadian Securities Administrators confirm the adoption of a harmonized Canadian take-over bid and issuer bid regime (including a 105 day minimum bid period), effective May 9, 2016 By McCarthy Tétrault LLP On February 25, 2016,…
  • Feb 3

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada
    By Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International The sale of Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) policies has soared in recent years. In…
Rank this Week: 3746

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 465

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 22

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy
    Just how far is business supposed to go in protecting privacy? In the United States, one can starkly see an example with Apple and the retrieval of encrypted iPhone data. But a recent Canadian case also shines a spotlight on the role of the…
  • Jan 27

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario
    Last week saw a rather striking decision issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 2102 saw the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” recognized; in 2016, we now have the tort of “public disclosure of private…
  • Jan 19

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
Rank this Week: 4947

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Hipstering Trademarks: Of Vintage Signage Over New Store

    Hipstering Trademarks: Of Vintage Signage Over New Store
    Though IPEye usually focuses on intellectual property trends in the emerging world, we also focus on emerging trends pretty much anywhere. Which is why I thought I would write about the city that I ... The post Hipstering Trademarks: Of…
  • Jan 17

    Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    Can you imagine a free-trade agreement between countries in the Pacific area? An agreement that would make importing goods and services from Brunei, Chile, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam ... The…
  • Oct 6

    How Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection Can Help Brazil’s Economic Crisi

    How Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection Can Help Brazil’s Economic Crisi
    After reporting two consecutive quarters of decline in growth, Brazil is officially in a recession. Needless to say, the population has been anticipating this for months, and has expressed all its disappointment with huge ... The post How…
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Feb 2

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie
    This post is a guest blog by Simone Ostrowski, a lawyer at our firm with experience in workplace health and safety matters (@simoneostrowski, sostrowski@koldorfstam.ca).  On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson, a former…
  • Dec 22

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination
    A blog post just in time for some downtime over the holiday – when can personal tweets become grounds for termination?  Some of you may remember when in August of 2013 Canadian news outlets were a-buzz with the termination of…
  • Dec 9

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo
    We all have an office party horror story.  The partner who got too sloppy and friendly with the summer student, the awkward aversion of eye contact the next day, or the overly honest comments from the disgruntled…
Rank this Week: 4712

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4190

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
  • Sep 11

    Why Are Ryerson University and Bell Media Advertising a Wage Theft Scam?

    Why Are Ryerson University and Bell Media Advertising a Wage Theft Scam?
    So it seems that Ryerson University has teamed up with Bell Media to advertise a little back to school wage theft at the Toronto International Film Festival. Last week I came into possession of an email advertisement from Mathew Marr, an…
Rank this Week: 3503

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Nov 27

    Beware of window blind cords around kid

    Beware of window blind cords around kid
    While this may not be something that many parents consider, an organization called Parents for Window Blind Safety tracks data related to deaths and injuries of children due to entanglements with cords on window blinds. Data shows that…
  • Nov 20

    Are rollover wrecks a danger to Halifax drivers?

    Are rollover wrecks a danger to Halifax drivers?
    In recent years, rollover accidents have gotten a lot of media attention. A dozen years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cited rollover safety as a priority issue. But just how frequently do rollovers occur, and are…
  • Nov 13

    How to prevent medication related emergency room visit

    How to prevent medication related emergency room visit
    If patients take or are prescribed the wrong dosages of medications, they can wind up in the Emergency Department if they are lucky and the morgue if they are not. To combat this increasingly serious problem, research has been...
Rank this Week: 3048

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 3303

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 931

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
  • Sep 2

    Conducting Business and Industry Research

    Conducting Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm…
Rank this Week: 4313

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 Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Misdiagnosis of Neck/Back Pain can lead to Medical Malpractice Claim

    Misdiagnosis of Neck/Back Pain can lead to Medical Malpractice Claim
    Common problem may not have a common cause Neck and back pain is one of the most common reasons that Canadians attend for medical treatment. Some studies have shown as far back as 1998 that more than 66% of the adult population were…
  • Sep 25

    Most People will be misdiagnosed in their lifetime: Why aren’t doctors more concerned?

    Most People will be misdiagnosed in their lifetime: Why aren’t doctors more concerned?
    Proper medical treatment requires proper diagnosis It goes without saying that getting the right diagnosis is the first step in receiving proper medical care. Obviously if a patient isn’t properly diagnosed then the treatment they…
  • Sep 25

    Most People will be misdiagnosed in their lifetime: Why aren’t doctors more concerned?

    Most People will be misdiagnosed in their lifetime: Why aren’t doctors more concerned?
    Proper medical treatment requires proper diagnosis It goes without saying that getting the right diagnosis is the first step in receiving proper medical care. Obviously if a patient isn’t properly diagnosed then the treatment they…
Rank this Week: 4546

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/
  • Oct 15

    Weapons Charges In Canada

    Weapons Charges In Canada
    What You Should Know   The Canadian Criminal Code, under the category of Firearms and Other Weapons provides an extensive list of offenses that relate to the use of devices that can be possessed with the intent of inflicting harm on…
  • Oct 15

    Weapons Charges In Canada

    Weapons Charges In Canada
    What You Should Know   The Canadian Criminal Code, under the category of Firearms and Other Weapons provides an extensive list of offenses that relate to the use of devices that can be possessed with the intent of inflicting harm on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1920

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow recently published this comprehensive guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona. The guide includes extensive explanations and images of the processes and equipment used to test blood alcohol levels in suspected…
  • Sep 18

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury
    Stem client Frank Van Dyke has a new website, and with it, a new blog. One of the first posts is on how to respond to a job loss when you've been in an accident.Injury law blogging is tough to do well. Lots of lawyers finish their posts with…
  • Jul 10

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page
    via Whitespark.
Rank this Week: 4244

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Oct 6

    Canadians show their government the way

    Canadians show their government the way
    When it comes to helping international refugees in desperate need, it is the Canadian people who are leading the charge. We could be doing more, but some recent news gives grounds to be hopeful that that will soon be case. For example, the…
  • Sep 9

    We Can Do Much More

    We Can Do Much More
    Version française à suivre In 1979, as thousands of Vietnamese were attempting to flee a region in disarray and a totalitarian regime, deputy Canadian immigration minister John Manion brought the manuscript of None is…
  • Sep 2

    Kudos to Quebec

    Kudos to Quebec
    Version française à suivre At exactly this time last year, I wrote an open letter on this blog titled ‘Children Belong in School’.  In this letter, addressed to the Quebec Cabinet Ministers of Immigration…
Rank this Week: 1298

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend
    A very powerful piece on EBC, NRC-IRAP, and SR&ED. The post BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Sep 24

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte
    For some reason, lately I’ve seen a lot of so-called “advisor agreement” forms that don’t make a lot of sense from a business perspective. So here is quick post to help you think about the main concepts that should…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3073

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/
Rank this Week: 2620

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Aug 10

    Succession Planning

    Succession Planning
    With a large number of baby boomers still at the helm of their business and hoping to retire in the near future, the thought of and anxiety around transitioning the business are inevitable. Having a proper succession plan in place will not…
  • Jul 21

    No Delegation, No Inadequacy = No Injunction

    No Delegation, No Inadequacy = No Injunction
    Who must consult with First Nations in connection with a development project?  According to the Manitoba Courts, not a Crown Corporation.
  • Jul 8

    Indemnity Clause and Limitation of Liability in Business Acquisition Transaction

    Indemnity Clause and Limitation of Liability in Business Acquisition Transaction
    After an agreement to purchase shares or assets of a business has been reached in principle, the purchaser and seller will negotiate a definitive agreement to document the transaction (“PSA”).   While there are a number of…
Rank this Week: 4708

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: 3517

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: 4457