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The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

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

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
Rank this Week: 1566

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 13

    Court sends supervisor to jail

    Court sends supervisor to jail
    By Antonio Di Domenico We know that Canadian courts are increasingly more willing to impose significant six- and seven-figure fines on employers convicted of criminal workplace negligence or occupational health and safety violations. Indeed,…
  • Apr 6

    Minimum wage debate alive in Canada, too

    Minimum wage debate alive in Canada, too
    By Bonny Mak Waterfall Minimum wage increases may not be quite as controversial in Canada as they appear to be in the United States, but the issue is certainly alive. Four Canadian provinces and one territory have announced increases to their…
  • Mar 30

    Overtime class actions on the increase in Canada

    Overtime class actions on the increase in Canada
    By Hannah Roskey Overtime class actions are alive and well in Canada. This was confirmed by a recent Ontario court decision. In Rosen v. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., a Superior Court judge allowed such a class action, brought on behalf of a group…
Rank this Week: 2170

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 1597

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/
  • Apr 13

    Can An Entire Agreements Clause Make A Party To An Agreement Also A Party To Another Agreement?

    Can An Entire Agreements Clause Make A Party To An Agreement Also A Party To Another Agreement?
    In construction projects, there will often be several agreements between the various participants. Those agreements may contain “entire agreement” clauses to ensure that the parties are bound only by the terms of the agreement…
  • Mar 2

    Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds The Dismissal Of A Claim Which Ought To Have Been Arbitrated

    Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds The Dismissal Of A Claim Which Ought To Have Been Arbitrated
    One challenge facing a party to an arbitration clause is preserving a claim against the running of the limitation period. Starting the wrong claim may mean that the claim will be dismissed. That is now apparent from the recent decision of the…
  • Feb 17

    What Is The Effect Of Res Judicata On Arbitration?

    What Is The Effect Of Res Judicata On Arbitration?
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Boxer Capital Corp. v. JEL Investments Ltd. raises some fascinating issues with respect to the application of the doctrine of res judicata to the arbitration process.  The…
Rank this Week: 2212

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

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

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following…
  • Feb 13

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with…
  • Jan 20

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 1825

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 10

    Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment

    Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parkerand Matthew Cumming The following article by Graham P.C. Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming may be of interest to readers of this blog: Fairness Opinions – Important…
  • Apr 2

    Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada: Navigating Opportunities for Investment and Growth

    Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada: Navigating Opportunities for Investment and Growth
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP If your organization is currently thinking about establishing or acquiring a business in Canada, the newest edition of Doing Business in Canada, written by McCarthy Tétrault, will prove to be a valuable…
  • Feb 14

    Don’t “put” yourself at risk

    Don’t “put” yourself at risk
    Beware of the use of put and call optionsBy Patrick Boucher Canadian securities legislation provides that a take-over bid may be triggered when an offer to acquire outstanding voting or equity securities of a class of a public company is made…
Rank this Week: 2191

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 1570

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 7

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV109.B74 B735 2014 British Columbia, Legislative Assembly, Time Matters: An Investigation into the BC Employment and Assistance Reconsideration Process ([Victoria]: Office of the Ombudsperson, 2014). Online access:…
  • Mar 28

    Browse new books in the Law Library Learning Common

    Browse new books in the Law Library Learning Common
    Most circulating new books received by the Law Library will be placed temporarily on the New Books shelf in the Learning Commons on Level 2 (main level of the Law Library). Feel free to browse and check them out!  A list of these new…
  • Mar 25

    New Books at the Law Library – 140325

    New Books at the Law Library – 140325
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD3616.U63 P74 2014 Daniel Carpenter & David A. Moss, eds., Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4631 .M39…
Rank this Week: 1794

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Apr 2

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?

    Strengthening Canadian Citizenship?
    As noted in my most recent blog, the Canadian government is proposing to amend the current Citizenship Act in a way that will fundamentally transform the meaning, scope and processing of Canadian citizenship.  The Strengthening Canadian…
  • Feb 28

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few

    New Canadians – The Lucky Few
    Under the current Citizenship Act, the minister can grant fast-tracked Canadian citizenship to alleviate cases of special and unusual hardship or to reward services of exceptional value to Canada. The minister used this power to make instant…
  • Jan 28

    Time to Change the Rule

    Time to Change the Rule
    I never knew Edna Aldovino. She passed away last August in Toronto. Nonetheless, this blog is dedicated to her memory because Edna’s determination and motherly love are deserving of tribute. Edna was from the Philippines and she came to…
Rank this Week: 1730

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/
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013
    Owing to a very busy and ice-storm-filled holiday season and an even busier start to 2014 , we have been late in releasing our annual top 10 condo law cases of the year gone by.   Mea culpa! In response to popular demand, here are…
  • Mar 8

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday
    The Toronto chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute is hosting the first of hopefully many “Twitter Chats” this coming Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm. The topic of this inaugural session is condo dispute resolution, a topic near and…
  • Feb 19

    GMA Condo Alert! (2013 Conference edition)

    GMA Condo Alert! (2013 Conference edition)
    Anyone attending the phenomenal ACMO/CCI condo conference in Toronto last November received a hardcopy of our newsletter in their delegate bag.   If you missed the conference or wish to circulate the newsletter to friends, here is a…
Rank this Week: 1622

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 22

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will
    by Toni Nieuwhof “Oh yeah, I need to make that appointment.”  I hear this so frequently from successful people who generally have made sound financial choices.  Let’s face it – it’s difficult to conjure…
  • Mar 20

    Smart Divorce Option

    Smart Divorce Option
    Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a…
  • Mar 18

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support
    Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and…
Rank this Week: 1588

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 1575

Data Governance Law

Data Governance Law

Covers anti-spam, privacy, records retention and e-commerce as related to data governance. By FMC Law.

http://www.datagovernancelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe
      The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs…
  • Feb 22

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed
    Christopher Graham, the UK Informaton Commissioner, has been reappointed for another two years. This follows from the end of his current term on 28 June 2014. It means he will have served 7 years in total. How time flies! The news came out on…
  • Feb 18

    FTC steps up enforcement action

    FTC steps up enforcement action
    Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor.  The Safe Harbor agreement is a self-certification arrangement under which you can transfer personal…
Rank this Week: 1840

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Feb 24

    The court reviewed and clarified the…

    The court reviewed and clarified the definition of a "dependent" under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Security National Insurance Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5661, December 9, 2013, Ontario Superior Court…
  • Feb 24

    The court relied on grammar and…

    The court relied on grammar and punctuation to conclude a coverage provision was not ambiguous and the plain meaning was that coverage did not apply. 1088437 Ontario Inc. (c.o.b. Northmore Fuels) v. GCAN Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5407,…
  • Feb 24

    The schedule or list of vehicles required…

    The schedule or list of vehicles required under a fleet policy is not an "amendment" to an insurance policy. Relief from forfeiture relates to a proof of loss and is not an available remedy unless coverage has first been…
Rank this Week: 1761

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: 1792

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

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

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

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

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
  • Jan 23

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court
    [15]           The plaintiffs rely on a document entitled The Trial Warrior Blog dated November 11, 2013 that discusses Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802 (CanLII), 2013 ONSC 5802…
Rank this Week: 1777

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Covers family law, child custody, child & spousal support, and property division. By Jeffrey Behrendt.

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Can I Deny Access?

    Can I Deny Access?
    One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?” The short answer is a resounding NO! There is really only one reason you can deny access and that is if there is good reason…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court released the Leskun decision today: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/judgments/2006scc025.htm At issue was the interplay between fault and spousal support. Ms Leskun argued that support should not be reduced as, 8 years after the…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage. Ms Leskun claimed that 8…
Rank this Week: 1577

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: 1587

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: 2068

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2186

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: 2192

Perspectives from a…

Perspectives from a Mediator/Arbitrator

Covers current trends and ideas in the areas of ADR and mediation. By Stephen Raymond.

http://raymonddisputeresolution.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Why no blogging Steve?

    Why no blogging Steve?
    I have been asked this question over and over again. I thought I would try to answer it. There are a couple of things stopping me from blogging. The first is time. I do not seem to have any extra. From arbitrating or mediating almost…
  • Feb 18

    Baseball Arbitrator

    Baseball Arbitrator
    I am indebted to http://www.baseballmusings.com/ for bringing the following to my attention. I expect that there is (or should be) a good book out there all about the arbitrators in baseball history.
  • Sep 17

    The Election and Proportional Representation

    The Election and Proportional Representation
    The Ontario Provincial Election is now underway. The election of a government is very important. However, perhaps even more important is a referendum on proportional representation. I have to admit that I have always been a fan of the…
Rank this Week: 1968

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4960

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Teen girl pleads guilty in Nova Scotia crash that killed teen boy

    Teen girl pleads guilty in Nova Scotia crash that killed teen boy
    A teenage girl took responsibility on April 9 for her actions in a car accident that killed a teenage boy in June 2013. The girl was driving the vehicle when the car accident happened in Richmond County. According to police,...
  • Apr 14

    Toyota Canada recalls more than 500,000 car

    Toyota Canada recalls more than 500,000 car
    Some owners of Toyota vehicles in Nova Scotia could soon find themselves affected by the company's recently announced recall. Toyota Canada has announced that 513,401 cars spanning a variety of models will be recalled due to potential…
  • Apr 10

    Medical Malpractice Decision on Difference Between Battery and Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Decision on Difference Between Battery and Informed Consent
    Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. They have a legal obligation to treat a patient in a manner that meets the standard of care. Where the doctor or nurse fails to meet the...
Rank this Week: 3580

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Apr 18

    How Will I Know Which Debts Were Discharged by my Bankruptcy?

    How Will I Know Which Debts Were Discharged by my Bankruptcy?
    If you are a first-time bankrupt, you will receive an automatic discharge nine months plus a day after your date of filing, assuming you owe no surplus income. During your bankruptcy you make payments to your trustee and may surrender some…
  • Apr 11

    What Happens if You Receive a Gift During Bankruptcy?

    What Happens if You Receive a Gift During Bankruptcy?
    You are in the middle of your bankruptcy and the unexpected happens. You receive a large gift. You don’t remember the trustee telling you about this and you are afraid to call the trustee. What will happen? Your trustee should have…
  • Apr 4

    How Many Times can I Declare Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario?

    How Many Times can I Declare Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario?
    While there is no provincial law that lays down how many times an individual might declare bankruptcy in Ontario, it’s important to note the repercussions with each subsequent filing. It Takes Longer and Costs More Where a so-called…
Rank this Week: 2453

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?
    When are the parties to a civil tax dispute bound by agreed facts from a criminal proceeding? This was the question considered by the Tax Court of Canada on a Rule 58 motion made by the taxpayers in McIntrye et al v. The Queen (2014 TCC 111).…
  • Apr 4

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose
    As expected, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has provided some guidance on the U.S. tax treatment of Bitcoin. In Notice 2014-21 (March 25, 2014), the IRS stated that Bitcoin is property and not currency for tax purposes. …
  • Mar 26

    There’s A Litigation App For That?

    There’s A Litigation App For That?
    We were intrigued to learn that KosInteractive LLC has created the U.S. “Fed Courts” app for Android and Apple devices which contains helpful information about U.S. federal courts rules of procedure and court information. The…
Rank this Week: 3700

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law
    Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law – reprinted with permission) Canada’s Trade-marks Act is about to undergo its most significant amendments since it was first enacted in 1953. Even the spelling of “trade-mark” will…
  • Apr 16

    Recent Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”

    Recent Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”
    April 16, 2014 Facebook recently announced some new changes to combat News Feed spam (see: News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam).  In making the announcement, Facebook said: “The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right…
  • Apr 15

    Contest Law: “FTC First Shot Across the Bow: Is Your Social Media Contest Next?”

    Contest Law: “FTC First Shot Across the Bow: Is Your Social Media Contest Next?”
    Guest post by Amy Sullivan Cahill (member Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville KY) False, misleading or fake “likes”, “favorites” or “endorsements” have been a topic on my mind recently and one that I…
Rank this Week: 3360

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
Rank this Week: 2307

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained
    Most people have likely heard the terms Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Arbitration, and Mediation mentioned in different contexts, but many may not know exactly what they are and how they differ. “Alternative Dispute…
  • Apr 10

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online
    eQuibbly Relaunch After many months of quietly re-engineering our web app and our services, we are very pleased to announce the grand re-launch of eQuibbly.com with new features, new services and a revamped user interface that will make it…
  • Apr 9

    Cost of Small Claims Court vs. Online Arbitration

    Cost of Small Claims Court vs. Online Arbitration
    There is a common misconception that using small claims court is an easy, quick and cheap way of resolving a dispute. The reality is that it is not easy, nor quick, nor cheap. Although there are many other compelling reasons to use online…
Rank this Week: 3676

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 17

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
    Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to…
  • Apr 14

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze
    Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant with particular areas of concern under the Employment Standards Act, 2000…
  • Apr 14

    Contract Requiring Ex-Employee to Compensate Former Employer for Competing Ruled Enforceable in British Columbia

    Contract Requiring Ex-Employee to Compensate Former Employer for Competing Ruled Enforceable in British Columbia
    A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal has endorsed a novel approach to post-employment competition by upholding an employment contract whereby the employee was required to compensate the employer if she competed soon after her…
Rank this Week: 3701

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2669

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Amendments to derivatives trade reporting rule to lessen burden on local end-user counterpartie

    Amendments to derivatives trade reporting rule to lessen burden on local end-user counterpartie
    The Ontario Securities Commission, among other regulators, released amendments today to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (the TR Rule). The amendments are intended to lessen the burden on…
  • Apr 17

    IIROC report highlights enforcement activity for 2013

    IIROC report highlights enforcement activity for 2013
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released its Enforcement Report for 2013, which covers IIROC's enforcement activities and key policy initiatives for last year. According to IIROC, enforcement…
  • Apr 11

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: existing security holder exemption

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: existing security holder exemption
    Emma Parker and Simon Romano - Of the new prospectus exemptions proposed to be adopted by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the “existing security holder” exemption represents, in many ways, a significantly streamlined…
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Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    BC Environmental Assessment Office Fee

    BC Environmental Assessment Office Fee
    The Province of British Columbia approved an Order in Council dated April 11, 2014 to establish environmental assessment fees in British Columbia for the review of environmental assessment applications, orders and enforcement fees. The fee…
  • Apr 16

    Mandatory reporting standards for payments by extractive industry companie

    Mandatory reporting standards for payments by extractive industry companie
    The Government of Canada recently issued a Consultation Paper regarding proposed mandatory reporting standards (the proposed standards) for payments by extractive industry companies to governments, both domestic and foreign, and including…
  • Mar 28

    British Columbia Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (“BCAMTA”)

    British Columbia Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (“BCAMTA”)
    On February 7, 2014, BCAMTA opened its office in Terrace to guide and support aboriginal people towards gaining employment in the mining and exploration industry. There are a number of mines planned in the Terrace area and the need for…
Rank this Week: 3702

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    New Trends in Car Accident Law (Ontario)

    New Trends in Car Accident Law (Ontario)
    Personal Injury Law and insurance claims handling practices have trends. Just like we see trends for runway fashion, or trends on a celebrity packed red carpet; we see trends for accident law. What's hip, sexy, or cool for one insurer, or…
  • Apr 10

    Top Questions for Critical Illness, Life, and Disability Insurance Policies We See at our Law Firm

    Top Questions for Critical Illness, Life, and Disability Insurance Policies We See at our Law Firm
    This week's entry comes straight from the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog reader mailbag. Question: Goldfinger: Love the Blog. Hate the new head shots. But seriously, my wife and I are looking at getting insurance. You know. We were curious about…
  • Apr 2

    What to do for money after an accident if you're so injured that you can't work? (Ontario)

    What to do for money after an accident if you're so injured that you can't work? (Ontario)
    Many of our clients cannot return to work after serious accidents. The form of accident is irrelevant. It doesn't matter if your accident was caused by bike, car, pedestrian knock down, boat, fall or otherwise. It doesn't matter if your…
Rank this Week: 3339

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
  • Dec 12

    CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement

    CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement
    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) and the LAO Lawyers have signed a landmark Criminal Justice Protocol Agreement “CJPA” at Queen’s Park on December 11, 2013. The agreement arises from, and is…
Rank this Week: 2543

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 16

    Head Start 2014!

    Head Start 2014!
    It is Head Start time again! This year the program will run June 19-20 at the Courthouse. Please encourage students in your firms to attend this two-day legal research eye-opener. Spaces fill up fast, so early registration is…
  • Feb 11

    CALL Survey

    CALL Survey
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is surveying recent and current member.  Please consider taking the survey before it closes February 21, 2014. CALL would like to know more about you and how to continue to improve its…
  • Jan 15

    Next CALL Webinar - Google: Search Below the Surface

    Next CALL Webinar - Google: Search Below the Surface
    Google: Search Below the Surface Tuesday, January 28th, 20141:00pm to 2:30pm EST    Summary: Generally the world of "Googling" is not one closely associated with finding credible legal information.  But Google has…
Rank this Week: 4305

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 2557

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Apr 14

    Manitoba Legislation Regulating P3 Projects Proclaimed Into Force

    Manitoba Legislation Regulating P3 Projects Proclaimed Into Force
    Effective September 4, 2013, the Government of Manitoba proclaimed into force The Public-Private Partnerships Transparency and Accountability Act.   The Act applies to all major capital projects undertaken by public sector entities…
  • Apr 7

    Asset Purchase Agreements and Share Purchase Agreement

    Asset Purchase Agreements and Share Purchase Agreement
    Are you acquiring a business? This article briefly reviews  the key factors to consider from a purchaser’s perspective in determining the appropriate structure when acquiring a business.
  • Mar 24

    Obtaining Maximum Benefit for the Assets of an Insolvent Busine

    Obtaining Maximum Benefit for the Assets of an Insolvent Busine
    There were 4,281 insolvencies filed by businesses in Canada for the 12 month period ending December 31, 2013. In many of these insolvent businesses, there were assets for sale on an “as is, where is” basis. The article briefly…
Rank this Week: 4965

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 13

    Notice of Dispute

    Notice of Dispute
    In British Columbia, under the new probate rules, if you wish to dispute the validity of a will, and oppose a grant of probate or of administration of the will, you may file a notice of dispute before the Supreme Court of British Columbia…
  • Apr 6

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    Margaret Anne Bentley lives in the Maplewood care facility in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, and her condition has deteriorated to the point where she moves little, does not…
  • Mar 31

    Wills, Estates and Succession Act in Force Today

    Wills, Estates and Succession Act in Force Today
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act came into force today, as did Part 25 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules which amends the procedures for probate and other estate applications.This legislation and the rule changes significantly reform…
Rank this Week: 2925

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/
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
  • Apr 1

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace
    March 2014 was one heck of a month for me.  On March 1, my friend and colleague, Inna Koldorf, and I launched our new law firm, Koldorf Stam LLP.  After 10 years of practice, nearly 7 years at Baker & McKenzie, one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk
    In my last blog posts (here and here), I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy.  In this part three of the series, I set out some of…
Rank this Week: 4978

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 8

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show
    Montreal, Quebec – March 20, 2014 On the March 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Apr 7

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”
    Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner at Altro Levy LLP, was recently interviewed by Michel Munger from the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal. The article is about the visa lottery which takes place during the first week of April for work…
  • Mar 28

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA
    The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, more commonly known as FATCA, was passed in 2010. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (“FI”s) to report on the account information of U.S. citizens and residents (including…
Rank this Week: 4641

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

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

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Apr 7

    Compliance is Just the Beginning: CASL and Business Transaction

    Compliance is Just the Beginning: CASL and Business Transaction
    Many businesses are taking steps to comply with Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”), which is coming into force on July 1, 2014. However, CASL compliance should not be the end of the story for businesses or their…
  • Mar 27

    When is an E-mail a Business Record?

    When is an E-mail a Business Record?
    Following my previous post, “E-mail Use Policies Must Be Meaningful,” it was pointed out to me, quite rightly, that a difficult part of implementing an e-mail use policy is defining what is a “business record.”…
  • Mar 24

    Email Use Policies Must Be Meaningful

    Email Use Policies Must Be Meaningful
    Coming up in the elevator this morning, I was reading the “Elevator News Network” (I am on the 60th floor, so it is hard not to stare at something!). It contained a bit of advice about Email Use Policies. The advice: Do not allow…
Rank this Week: 2519

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Environmental Law Centre blog

    Environmental Law Centre blog
    One of the areas I don't often have an opportunity to research is environmental law.  Infrequent review of a subject area is one of the things that can make for inefficient research, especially in a regulatory rich subject like…
  • Mar 20

    LinkedIn Terms of Service changing March 26

    LinkedIn Terms of Service changing March 26
    How often do you review your social media channel terms of service and privacy policies?  At the Mireau household we (the Giggles and I - Mr. M. chooses not to participate in the social web) review our privacy settings on a regular…
  • Mar 12

    The end of Canada Gazette in print

    The end of Canada Gazette in print
    Well, that is it. Statutory Instrument 2014-19 registered March 12, 2014 titled Canada Gazette Publication Order, 2014 has been published. Three short lines that spell the end of a very long era. 1. The Canada Gazette is to continue to be…
Rank this Week: 4304

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Apr 3

    The new victims bill of rights in Canada

    The new victims bill of rights in Canada
    Bill C-32: The new victims bill of rights in Canada.  The presumption of victim vs. the presumption of innocence. Today the Conservative government released the newly drafted Bill C-32 Victims Bill of Rights (“The Act”). You…
  • Mar 31

    A lawyers’ guide to the right to silence and answering the “arrest call”

    A lawyers’ guide to the right to silence and answering the “arrest call”
    The right to silence: an arrest-call checklist in a post-Singh, Sinclair, Oickle Regime Every lawyer knows of the right to silence.  We all know that it typically what we advise client’s to do when under arrest.  However, the…
  • Mar 29

    Defending breaching court orders: bail, probation, and failing to attend court

    Defending breaching court orders: bail, probation, and failing to attend court
    Defending breaching court orders and compliance offences: bail, probation, and failing to attend Court. Attached in my paper on breaching court orders for the  4th Annual Recent Call Committee for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.…
Rank this Week: 2634

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Should a dismissed employee be entitled to less severance when the employer is facing tough economic times?  This was the question facing…
  • Mar 18

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is a constructively dismissed employee required to return to work to “mitigate damages?”  This issue has attracted a great…
  • Mar 6

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.caIn yet another reported wrongful dismissal case, a B.C. Court has minimized the damages of a dismissed employee because of a failure to…
Rank this Week: 2544