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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 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
  • Mar 30

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway
    Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1330

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 1415

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1663

Queen's Law Life

Queen's Law Life

Resources and personal experiences for students interested in law school.

http://queenslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!
    I've recently received some emails from students who have been accepted into the Class of 2010. Congrats! For those of you who were accepted into multiple law schools, it is now time to decide which best suits your personality and career…
  • May 3

    Sayonara Kingston

    Sayonara Kingston
    This past month has been crazy. Another class of Queen's Law grads is about to be unleashed onto the world. Our final set of exams has been written, our final papers have been submitted, our final keggers have been savored, etc.To an extent,…
  • Mar 26

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."
    The Montreal Gazette published an article about the law schools in Quebec. It seems like the process there is pretty much the same as the process in Ontario.First, beginning in February, there is a flood of student job applications at the top…
Rank this Week: 1660

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Largest Carbon Market in North America Will Expand Further

    Largest Carbon Market in North America Will Expand Further
    The carbon market is making an impressive entrance in North America. Ontario announced this week that the province will join the Quebec and California carbon market. Quebec and California aligned their emissions regulations in 2014 to create…
  • Apr 15

    Have You Discovered the VDA 6.3 Yet?

    Have You Discovered the VDA 6.3 Yet?
    Technology has taken yet another giant leap as a tried and proven process auditing tool has emerged from its specialized niche and has become available to all industries that desire to improve their production standards. What is the VDA 6.3?…
  • Apr 10

    Navigating Canadian Environmental Law – a new course by Nimonik and ECO Canada

    Navigating Canadian Environmental Law – a new course by Nimonik and ECO Canada
    Nimonik has been working hard with ECO Canada to build a new training course for those interested in environmental law in Canada. We are pleased to announce the course is now available : Navigating Canadian Environmental Law. This online,…
Rank this Week: 1826

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 13

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?
    At times, during the course of a hearing, the penny will drop and the writing on the wall will become clear - you cannot win. Something happens. Perhaps, a witness implodes or the adjudicator gives the impression that he or she isn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct
    Back in February I wrote about a case where Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case. I recently came across a case where the Ontario Labour Relations Board in a grievance referral under section 133 of the Ontario…
  • Feb 23

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case
    A labour arbitrator considered when the presence of mitigating factors (including, what the arbitrator described as “a painful, if not abusive, relationship with her former common-law partner” and drug use) were sufficient to…
Rank this Week: 1812

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: 1730

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 1779

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

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

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

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
  • Apr 5

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California
    I this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Larson Justice Center, in Indio, California, a little over a year ago, in March 2014.
Rank this Week: 1935

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 23

    Advisor.ca – New Trust Rules Impact US Citizens in Canada

    Advisor.ca – New Trust Rules Impact US Citizens in Canada
    David A. Altro and Heela Donsky recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David and Heela explain the impact of new trust rules for US citizens living in Canada. Click…
  • Apr 9

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
        Montreal, Quebec – April 1st 2015   On the April 1st 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…
  • Apr 8

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate
      Last fall, I wrote about the benefits of buying property in the US sunbelt, particularly in Florida, which is currently experiencing a post-recession renaissance. Now, as the state’s economy continues to recover, more and more…
Rank this Week: 2097

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Online Advertisers Take Notice – Recent Canadian Decision

    Online Advertisers Take Notice – Recent Canadian Decision
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has released two important decisions this year on online behavioural advertising (OBA or interest-based advertising) so far this year. On March 25, 2015, the OPC released its Report of Findings…
  • Mar 27

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine
    It has been reported that a wind turbine which is deployed across the energy sector worldwide has been hacked.  Due to a software bug, an attacker can get the user name and password from the browser.  This can allow admin…
  • Mar 27

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor
    The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid.  The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems. Let’s cut to the…
Rank this Week: 1908

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
  • Apr 7

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?
    This is a vexing question. It generally arises when a rogue has made off with money or assets having perpetrated a fraud and has left behind two or more equally innocent victims. As between those victims, who should bear the loss? Earlier…
Rank this Week: 2015

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Mar 29

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing
    In Storm & Holt v. Paytime, Inc., 1:14-cv-01138-JEJ (MD Penn. Mar. 13, 2015), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed the Article III standing issue of when a cause of action may exist for a…
  • Mar 9

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach
    Beverly Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corporation d/b/a St. Joseph Health Care System was a class action that arose out of a data breach of the defendant-health care service provider. It was alleged in the action that malicious hackers…
  • Mar 5

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage
    The following article was written by Brian Bassett and Guy Hollingsworth.  Brian is a Partner with Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP. Guy is a Claims Manager with AmTrust North America. Thanks guys! Rick We live in an…
Rank this Week: 1907

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: 1963

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/
  • Oct 15

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014
    The Report of The Honourable Paul R. Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, was released today, October 15, 2014.  Click here to access the Report. Out of this tragedy come a number of significant recommendations…
  • Oct 15

    Toronto’s condo construction boom

    Toronto’s condo construction boom
    CBC News ran a story on October 13, 2014 entitled, “Fears that shoddy Toronto condos could become future slums“.  The piece outlines concerns that the Toronto condo construction boom of the last few years is resulting in…
  • Jul 31

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted
    We are looking for an experienced litigation lawyer to join us at Robson Carpenter LLP. RCLLP is a small but modern and dynamic “boutique” firm that practices almost exclusively in the areas of land development (condo and…
Rank this Week: 2123

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 2132

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Comments on criminal law topics. By Daniel Brown.

http://yourbestdefence.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial
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  • Jun 26

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder
    A jury has acquitted two Toronto men in the 2007 murder of Allan Benn in a northwest Toronto housing complex, leaving a courtroom awash in emotion.Shaun Blake and Mackel Peterkin, both 20, had faced charges of first-degree murder."Thank you…
  • Apr 12

    Obstruct Police

    Obstruct Police
    Obstructing Police Charges in Toronto, Ontario.This article reviews legal information about obstructing police charges in Toronto, Ontario. Those looking for advice on this, or any criminal charge, should consult a criminal lawyer.Obstructing…
Rank this Week: 1901

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24
    Limitations on testimonial advertising does not infringe Charter rights College v. Yazdanfar, 2011 ONCPSD 15 http://t.co/AWXPgbCID9 -> A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach? http://t.co/ZAbkGexDnm -> 6 Current Copyright Cases More…
  • Apr 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23
    Copyright infringers of books fined $37.5m in U.S. http://t.co/6VcecBJ8Xl -> World Watch: Canadian Government Closes Big Tech’s Back Door Loophole https://t.co/ZRYWeUMXo4 -> What’s in a digital signature : better…
  • Apr 23

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist
    On Wednesday, the government announced an extension of the term of protection for performers and makers of sound recordings, increasing the term from 50 years to 70 years. The announcement was widely applauded by Canadian artists, such as…
Rank this Week: 2414

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Apr 24

    CertainTeed Fiber Cement Weatherboard Siding Lawsuit

    CertainTeed Fiber Cement Weatherboard Siding Lawsuit
    The class action lawyers at Wagners Law Firm are currently investigating potential product defects in CertainTeed Fiber Cement WeatherBoard Siding. Consumer complaints are emerging that CertainTeed's siding is defective in that it prematurely…
  • Apr 10

    Nova Scotia insurance clawback case settled

    Nova Scotia insurance clawback case settled
    The Nova Scotia Department of Community Services announced on April 1 that a settlement had been reached in an insurance clawback case with a woman who suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a car in April 1996. The woman...
  • Apr 3

    Vehicle recalls in Nova Scotia

    Vehicle recalls in Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia vehicle owners will have likely received a recall notice at one time or another. Auto manufacturers send out these types of announcements, which are also known as a Notice of Safety Defect, when a defect that could compromise...
Rank this Week: 2276

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 16

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal
    An arbitrator recently upheld the termination of a “reliable and capable” Personal Support Worker (a “PSW”) with no prior disciplinary record, because of significant mistreatment of an individual she was responsible…
  • Apr 10

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment
    Beginning in May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will begin a province-wide employment standards workplace inspection blitz targeting the janitorial, security, business services, fitness and recreation centres, amusement, and recreation…
  • Mar 26

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recently released its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the “Report”), which provides interesting statistics and insights for HR professionals hoping to better…
Rank this Week: 2525

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Apr 8

    Can’t get no Dissatisfaction: BC Court Reverses Award of Damages Against Crown for First Nation Blockade

    Can’t get no Dissatisfaction: BC Court Reverses Award of Damages Against Crown for First Nation Blockade
    On February 26, 2015 the British Columbia Court of Appeal reversed a $1. 75 million damage award granted in 2013 to Moulton Contracting Ltd. against the B. C. Government in respect of losses suffered by Moulton as a result of a road blockade.
  • Mar 10

    Notification - CRTC issues $1.1 million penalty for CASL violation

    Notification - CRTC issues $1.1 million penalty for CASL violation
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the “CRTC”) has demonstrated that it is prepared to impose serious consequences for failure to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”).…
  • Feb 19

    Ten Tips for New Municipal Council Member

    Ten Tips for New Municipal Council Member
    In over twenty-five years of advising, working with and appearing before municipal councils, I would like to think that I have made at least some useful observations.   Here is a list of ten pointers on subjects which seem to cause the…
Rank this Week: 2517

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

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

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
Rank this Week: 2241

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Apr 1

    The Fools On The Hill

    The Fools On The Hill
    Typically, April Fool’s pranks are cooked up the night before or the morning of the day itself. Rarely are they a decade in the making. Beginning today, April 1, however, Canadians and non-Canadians working in Canada alike will begin to…
  • Mar 4

    A Just Society?

    A Just Society?
    When the Canadian Constitution Act was signed in 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became law. It was the magnum opus in the career of then-Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Before the Charter became a signature part of Canadian…
  • Feb 2

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Canada is, among other things, a country of seasons. Perhaps more than most nations, the Canadian cycle turns according to which season it may be. Socially and economically, many of our communities and industries change their activities…
Rank this Week: 2415

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead
    Turns out we've all been doing brainstorming wrong; this article from Fast Company tells us how to be significantly more effective through "brainwriting".(hat tip to Gerry Riskin)
  • Mar 20

    How to unshorten and shorten link

    How to unshorten and shorten link
    "You might be familiar with shortened links from social media or email. They’re handy for keeping things tidy and within a character limit, but you can’t see what you’re clicking on. What if the link is malicious or just a…
  • Mar 18

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?
    Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via Slaw.ca. The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)
Rank this Week: 2178

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2474

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 2461

Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 2483

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2250

Aboriginal Law Blog

Aboriginal Law Blog

Covers aboriginal law in Canada. By Davis LLP.

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

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right

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

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.

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

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act
    The Government of Alberta introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature today. A copy of the Bill can be found here. [More…]
Rank this Week: 2490

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 2210

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
Rank this Week: 2231

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
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction
    By Ana Badour and Ian C. Michael Insurance M&A activity, in both the Canadian market and globally, has been on the rise since the 2008 financial crisis, and is expected to continue to increase. Deloitte recently reported that there were…
  • Apr 16

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.[1] To address this reason, our first…
  • Apr 14

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has revolutionized how stakeholders receive information about companies. An estimated 1.79 billion people used social media in 2014; 2.44 billion will by 2018.[1] Despite…
Rank this Week: 2580

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2717

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: 2900

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 2760

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: 2594

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: 2675

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Oct 2

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59
    The Canadian Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association mounted a constitutional challenge of hearing fees imposed by the Province of British Columbia. The fees in question amounted to between $500 and $800 per day of court time. In the…
  • Sep 12

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54
    The accused, Mohammad Hassan Mian, was arrested for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, but not informed of the reason for his detention for 22 minutes, and not informed of his right to retain and instruct counsel for…
  • Jul 18

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50
    The accused, Jamie Kenneth Taylor, was arrested and taken to hospital after crashing his vehicle and injuring three of his passengers. Police suspected that Mr. Taylor was intoxicated but did not advise him of his right to retain and instruct…
Rank this Week: 2938

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
  • Apr 30

    Welcome to Canada! Using Regulation A+ to List on the CSE, TSX or TSX Venture Exchange

    Welcome to Canada! Using Regulation A+ to List on the CSE, TSX or TSX Venture Exchange
     By Alixe Cormick Using Regulation A in conjunction with listing on the CSE, TSX, or TSX Venture Exchange in Canada is an option that will become more practical for United States (US) based issuers once proposed changes to Regulation A…
  • Apr 21

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?
    By Alixe Cormick Asking what the “all-in-costs” are for preparing an offering memorandum (an OM) is like asking how much it costs to build a house. A new 4,000 square foot custom-built house in West Vancouver, BC will cost more…
  • Apr 17

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form
      By Alixe Cormick In Canada, two crowdfunding specific exemption proposals are out for public comment: a start-up crowdfunding exemption and an integrated crowdfunding exemption. Six provinces (including Saskatchewan) are…
Rank this Week: 2685

Law Library News

Law Library News

Covers featured books and library announcements. By the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta Law Centre.

http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/law
  • Feb 21

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    Hello. This blog has now been discontinued, however, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @RutherfordLib#UALWeir and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordLibrary. The Rutherford and Weir Law Libraries are now staffed by the same team…
  • May 14

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information
    The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available…
  • Apr 29

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 2899

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

Tracks construction law developments in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. By Adam Baker.

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?
    Modern usage of the word “mechanic” typically refers to the guy who fixes the engine in your truck. Prior to the rise of the automobile, though, the term was applied to any sort of skilled manual labourer, incuding carpenters and…
  • Jun 19

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS
    A new decision from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador revisits the classic issues of public bodies, cancelled tenders, privilege clauses, and allegations of bid shopping. In Provincial Fence Products Ltd. v Town of Conception Bay…
  • Sep 29

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 2923

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context
    Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT – a broadcast about law, cast broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un groupe d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la…
Rank this Week: 2878

Christian Pearce

Christian Pearce

Covers Canadian criminal justice issues.

http://cplegal.ca/criminallawnews/
  • Jul 22

    Interviewed about Toronto gun violence in Globe & Mail

    Interviewed about Toronto gun violence in Globe & Mail
    The Globe & Mail’s Adrian Morrow interviewed me about the issue of gun violence in Toronto for this piece, “New attitude dismisses code of the street-gang world.” He quotes me on the role of police and a subject that was … Continue…
  • Jul 19

    The Star connects shooting, hip-hop and Hennessy

    The Star connects shooting, hip-hop and Hennessy
    The Star’s Antonia Zerbisias found a way to reintroduce hip-hop into the dialogue surrounding gun violence in the streets of Toronto. Concentrating on the French cognac brand Hennessy and tracing its history, Zerbisias Googles up a bunch of…
  • Jul 6

    Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence

    Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence
    Criminal defence lawyer Jeffrey Mazin struck a blow for Charter rights this month, after he successfully argued to strike down the mandatory minimum sentence for offering to transfer a firearm contained in s. 99 of the Criminal Code. Mazin…
Rank this Week: 2872

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 2682

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Covers civil litigation, insurance, technology and other topics of interest to Canadian legal practitioners. By Pamela Pengelley.

http://canadianlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2969