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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Golden Oldies for $5 Available at Walmart - the Stargrove Case has been Settled

    Golden Oldies for $5 Available at Walmart - the Stargrove Case has been Settled
    I've been alerted to the fact that the Stargrove case at the Competition Tribunal has been discontinued and apparently…
  • Sep 21

    Is Access Copyright "Selling the Brooklyn Bridge"?

    Is Access Copyright "Selling the Brooklyn Bridge"?
    Jet Lowe - WikemediaFor any millennials and others who may not be aware, “selling the Brooklyn Bridge” is a metaphor for someone selling property that they do not own.Back in 2012, I commented on the beta version of Access…
  • Sep 16

    What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Does it Come From?

    What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Does it Come From?
    What’s wrong with this picture and where does it come from?It is presumably meant to be an illustration of the fact that a musical composition embodied in a sound recording may be in the public domain while the sound recording may still…
Rank this Week: 1625

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/
  • Sep 21

    World’s tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver

    World’s tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver
    An exciting new 18 storey wood structure at UBC (my undergrad alma mater) has, apparently been completed. Click here to connect with an article and a few photos and click here to see a really cool time-lapse video of construction.
  • Jul 9

    Construction deficiencies at Guelph area gas station result in criminal charges against vendor

    Construction deficiencies at Guelph area gas station result in criminal charges against vendor
    It’s not too often that construction deficiencies result in criminal charges being laid but that seems to be what is happening with respect to a gas station North of Guelph, Ontario, CTV News Kitchener reports. Typically, this sort of…
  • Jun 5

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario
    Ontario’s Construction Lien Act is under review and I was recently asked (and agreed) to participate in the process. However, I didn’t know, and just read in “B.C. Builders Lien Act reform getting underway” by Russell…
Rank this Week: 4017

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 21

    Cloud computing: It’s all Good – or Mostly Good

    Cloud computing: It’s all Good – or Mostly Good
    A ZDNet article entitled Cloud computing: Four reasons why companies are choosing public over private or hybrid clouds makes a case for the value of the public cloud. The reasons: Innovation comes as standard with the public cloud Flexibility…
  • Sep 14

    CASL still confusing

    CASL still confusing
    CASL, the Canadian anti-spam legislation, came into force on July 1, 2014. July 1, 2017 will be an important date for CASL, as a private right of action will become available. Anyone (class actions are likely) will be able to sue CASL…
  • Aug 24

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping
    The CRTC recently issued a media advisory entitled Enforcement Advisory – Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent.  It doesn’t add anything new – but reinforces what the CRTC is looking…
Rank this Week: 1320

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?
    When it comes to naming the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are plenty of variables to consider but they fit individual people differently. A reader recently wrote to me asking about…
  • Sep 17

    Three out of four isn't bad

    Three out of four isn't bad
    I just noticed that of the four top-selling books in the law category on my publisher's site, three of them were written by me. "For My Family, With Love" continues to be a very strong seller even though it has been out for a couple…
  • Sep 16

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?
    Now here's a tough one. A reader left me this brief note: "How do you find your deceased parents assets when they been gone longer than 14 years?" There's an awful lot I don't know about your situation, including why 14 years have…
Rank this Week: 3331

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2046

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/
  • Sep 20

    New York Proposes First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institution

    New York Proposes First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institution
    On September 13, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services introduced a new rule that would require banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions regulated by the Department to establish and maintain a cybersecurity…
  • Sep 12

    White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”

    White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”
    On July 26, 2016, President Obama issued a new Presidential Directive setting forth the framework for how the United States (US) federal government will respond to “cyber incidents,” whether involving government or private sector…
  • Sep 2

    CASL compliance undertakings continue to mount

    CASL compliance undertakings continue to mount
    Another company that is well-known to consumers has agreed to enter into a compliance undertaking with the CRTC for alleged CASL violations.  Kellogg Canada Inc. has paid a monetary penalty of $60,000 and undertaken to enter into a…
Rank this Week: 2603

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer: Rapid Fire Q&A with Brian Goldfinger

    Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer: Rapid Fire Q&A with Brian Goldfinger
    Throughout the course of the year, the Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog gets tonnes a questions from our loyal readership. We do our best to answer every question we can. Here are some of the best, and most commonly asked questions we have…
  • Sep 15

    The hidden costs behind rape and sexual assault cases (Ontario)

    The hidden costs behind rape and sexual assault cases (Ontario)
    The front page of today’s Toronto Star is a feature article and photo of Mandi Gray. The headline reads “Putting A Price on Rape..Mandi Gray could have shared her trauma with the court. She opted to share her bills instead“.…
  • Sep 7

    How to complete the OCF-2 Employer’s Confirmation of Income Form (Ontario)

    How to complete the OCF-2 Employer’s Confirmation of Income Form (Ontario)
    There are a lot of different OCF Claims forms to complete after you’ve been involved in a car accident in Ontario. In this “How to” series, the Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog examines how to complete the OCF-2…
Rank this Week: 4511

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Sep 20

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?
    A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star reports. This is an interesting one.  My employment law…
  • Sep 9

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM
    It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on the York University jobs board. The job ad specifies that we…
  • Sep 6

    Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

    Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation
    The first post of the new school year is a Guest Blog by labour lawyer Craig Bavis, a partner at my old law firm Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver.  Craig is also one of our star alumni from the Osgoode Hall Law School Masters of…
Rank this Week: 4458

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 20

    Condo Water Leak

    Condo Water Leak
    Often when there is a leak in a condominium unit, there is an assumption that the leak emanated from the unit directly above.  However, this may not necessarily be the case. In a recent case, Roa v. TSCC No. 1764, a condo unit owner sued…
  • Sep 16

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait
    Jason Rivait discusses the topic of Proxies. Click here to listen to the podcast.
  • Sep 14

    Tarion Warranty Corporation Independent Review – Interim Report Released

    Tarion Warranty Corporation Independent Review – Interim Report Released
    In a prior blog post we announced that the Government of Ontario was conducting an independent review of the Tarion Warranty Corporation and the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (“ONHWPA”). After consultations and written…
Rank this Week: 3909

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: 2547

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Sep 19

    Non-physical Domestic (Family) Violence and Family Law

    Non-physical Domestic (Family) Violence and Family Law
    You may be wondering whether you can count on the family law court to help you if you have suffered non-physical abuse. There are different forms of non-physical abuse that can be viewed as domestic violence.  Your partner may harass or…
  • Aug 24

    It’s back to school time!

    It’s back to school time!
    This can be an exciting time for some kids and maybe a bit upsetting for others.  For parents that are separated, it can be an especially stressful time.  Questions come up about how much time the children should be spending with…
  • Jul 19

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?
    As most families are aware, the new Canada Child Benefit (“CCB”) effective July 1, 2016 is the replacement for the Child Canada Tax Benefit (“CCTB”) & the Universal Child Care Benefit (“UCCB”). Prior to…
Rank this Week: 1756

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 19

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal
    An Ontario Court has ruled in Bevilacqua v Gracious Living Corporation, 2016 ONSC 4127 that even in cases where an employer has complied with the temporary layoff provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”), the…
  • Sep 16

    BC Minimum Wage Increase Now in Effect

    BC Minimum Wage Increase Now in Effect
    British Columbia employers are reminded that the general minimum wage in British Columbia increased on September 15, 2016 to $10.85 per hour, up from $10.45 per hour.  The liquor server minimum wage also increased to $9.60 per hour.…
  • Sep 13

    TREND CONTINUES IN ALBERTA FOR HIGHER GENERAL DAMAGES IN HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS

    TREND CONTINUES IN ALBERTA FOR HIGHER GENERAL DAMAGES IN HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS
    General damages awarded by human rights tribunals are intended to compensate for discrimination and to act as a deterrent. The Alberta Human Rights Act provides no statutory limit on how much general damages can be awarded.  However, in…
Rank this Week: 2595

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    International Competition Network Publishes Merger Remedies Guide

    International Competition Network Publishes Merger Remedies Guide
    September 16, 2016 Practical Law Canada – Competition has published a new Legal Update discussing the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Merger Remedies Guide. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update. Featured…
  • Sep 2

    Major Brand Agrees to Penalty in CASL (Canadian Anti-spam Law) Consent Case

    Major Brand Agrees to Penalty in CASL (Canadian Anti-spam Law) Consent Case
    September 2, 2016 On September 1, 2016, Kellogg Canada Inc. (“Kellogg”) agreed to pay a $60,000 penalty in relation to an alleged violation of the consent provision of Canada’s federal anti-spam legislation (CASL) under a…
  • Aug 25

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement
    August 25, 2016 An interesting Canadian Business article on paid endorsements caught my eye earlier today. It discusses the increasing scrutiny of advertising regulators in Canada and the United States to require clear disclosures of material…
Rank this Week: 4708

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2056

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Sep 13

    Le Programme P3

    Le Programme P3
    Au retour des vacances, quoi de mieux qu’une petite discussion technique sur le projet pilote lancé par le USPTO au cours de l’été, le « Post-Prosecution Pilot », communément connu…
  • Aug 30

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique

    La propriété intellectuelle des Jeux olympique
    Un grand merci à Marie-Laurence Lefebvre, stagiaire de notre bureau de Québec, pour cet excellent article! Au terme des Jeux olympiques de Rio 2016, le Canada aura remporté 22 médailles, égalant ainsi son…
  • Aug 10

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?

    Vers un « Stairway to Hell »?
    Merci encore à Stéphanie Yared, stagiaire de notre bureau à Montréal, qui a écrit cet article. On croyait la saga terminée, (hélas?) non. Le verdict est tombé le 23 juin dernier :…
Rank this Week: 2303

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Sep 9

    Can I Start a Small Business while Bankrupt or in a Proposal?

    Can I Start a Small Business while Bankrupt or in a Proposal?
    There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding bankruptcy, consumer proposals, and being self-employed. Informed by rumours, sources for this misinformation are usually third hand accounts: ‘a friend of a friend’. Yet, this…
  • Aug 12

    Your Spouse is Filing For Bankruptcy. Should You File Too?

    Your Spouse is Filing For Bankruptcy. Should You File Too?
    It’s a major concern for couples with debt. Your spouse is exploring bankruptcy as a debt relief option. You’re considering what the impact will be on yourself, and wonder: should I file too? Couples often ask me this and my…
  • Jul 8

    Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?
    Many people fear the word ‘bankruptcy’ and one reason in particular for this fear is the possible effect a bankruptcy may have on your job. The good news is that the bankruptcy rules were designed in such a way to give some a…
Rank this Week: 2057

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 978

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 7

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale
    Family feuds are routinely unpleasant and usually ugly. Unfortunately, estate disputes prove the rule. Passions and emotions are inflamed and sound judgment is often in short supply. However, warring litigants who look to the court for…
  • Sep 6

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?
    As I mentioned in a previous blog, the capital dividend account (“CDA”) is often a central feature of tax planning for individuals with private corporations with the opportunity to make tax-free distributions to shareholders on…
  • Sep 2

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY
    The potential pitfalls of using joint ownership of property between parent and adult child as a means of reducing exposure to estate administration tax has received increased attention in recent years, in particular since the Pecore decision.…
Rank this Week: 3949

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Major Brand Agrees to Penalty in CASL (Canadian Anti-spam Law) Consent Case

    Major Brand Agrees to Penalty in CASL (Canadian Anti-spam Law) Consent Case
    On September 1, 2016, Kellogg Canada Inc. (“Kellogg”) agreed to pay a $60,000 penalty in relation to an alleged violation of the consent provision of Canada’s federal anti-spam legislation (CASL) under a voluntary…
  • Aug 25

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement
    An interesting Canadian Business article on paid endorsements caught my eye earlier today. It discusses the increasing scrutiny of advertising regulators in Canada and the United States to require clear disclosures of material connections for…
  • Aug 18

    Contest Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline

    Contest Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline
    Guest post by Brian D. Fergemann Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (Chicago) August 18, 2016 Earlier this year, Pinterest quietly updated its guidelines for conducting contests and other types of promotions on the Pinterest platform. Those…
Rank this Week: 4711

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Aug 31

    David A. Altro Presenting at a Seminar by one of the largest US home builders: Lennar

    David A. Altro Presenting at a Seminar by one of the largest US home builders: Lennar
    The Managing Partner of Altro Levy LLP, David A. Altro, has been invited by Lennar International, the second largest home builder in the US, to be their guest speaker at upcoming seminars. There are three upcoming events: Wednesday September…
  • Jul 22

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?
    Originally published in November 2013 by Meghan L. Weinstien Updated in July 2016 by Shlomi Steve Levy and Jonah Spiegelman The Florida Land Trust (“FLT”) is sometimes recommended as a structure to hold title of their personal use…
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
Rank this Week: 3049

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Aug 17

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane
    Canada has the highest volume of seaplane operations in the world. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (“TSB”) estimates that in the Vancouver Harbour alone, about 300,000 passengers travel on about 33,000 seaplane flights…
  • Jul 26

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection
    There are many ways in which passengers book air travel. Some use travel agents or tour companies, while others choose to book their travel online. Travel agents ought to be well accustomed to leaving adequate time between flights. When…
  • Jun 15

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?
    In the 2014 decision of Thibodeau v. Air Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that the Montreal Convention, an international treaty incorporated into Canadian law, exclusively governs passenger claims for damages in relation to…
Rank this Week: 3399

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Aug 12

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?
    Tax professionals who advise clients on judicial review of the CRA’s discretionary decisions should monitor developments in the standard of review in light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Wilson v Atomic…
  • Aug 10

    CRA Provides OTIP Update

    CRA Provides OTIP Update
    The CRA’s Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) was launched in January 2014. From the CRA’s webpage describing the program: Launched as part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) efforts to fight international tax evasion…
  • Jul 5

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application
    In Gordon v Canada (Attorney General) (2016 FC 643), the Federal Court granted the taxpayer’s application for judicial review and reminded the CRA that it may not fetter its discretion when considering applications for interest relief.…
Rank this Week: 1926

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Scrivener Error

    Scrivener Error
    Below is the extract from USCIS/SCOPS teleconference Agenda dated July 27, 2016 related to Scrivener ErrorAlthough a petitioner may ask USCIS to correct a clerical error, whether the correction will actually be made is based on the totality…
  • Jun 7

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough

    Provisional Degree cert. is enough
    ACCRAO EDGE (Electronic Database for Global Education) recommends that the Provisional Degree Certificate, offered in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, can be accepted as evidence of completing all requirements for the degree in question, the…
  • Jan 12

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

    New Fees for H-1B -- $4000 (replaces the $2000 that sunsetted recently)
    1.   How much is the fee increase?·         Additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and ·         $4,500 for certain L-1A and…
Rank this Week: 4010

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: 3262

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
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-30
    isoHunt Founder Settles with Music Industry for $66 Million https://t.co/3szekgMpW2 -> Why Canada should adopt a national IP strategy https://t.co/yoTILdWVVj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23 https://t.co/kGoY2MqWDV…
  • Jul 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-29
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-28 https://t.co/3sPl6qpELN -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-28 https://t.co/tzkE5jD3MK -> Chung c. Brandy Melville Canada When Using Photographs Posted on Instagram Can Result in…
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27
    If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification https://t.co/5ECLwJYiJX -> The Dangerous Combination of Content Theft and Malware https://t.co/9lZVNqXkIX -> The…
Rank this Week: 2486

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jul 28

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law
    An unintended consequence of British Columbia’s revised legislation on wills and estates is the possibility that a gift to someone may be inadvertently doubled. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), section 6, provides that…
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

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

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

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
Rank this Week: 2963

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Covers recent developments in the field of legal research, and assists legal researchers to make effective use of research tools. By Catherine Best.

http://legalresearch.org/blog/
  • Jul 20

    An announcement!

    An announcement!
    The Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research has been freely available on the Internet since 1998. The original author and publisher was Catherine Best. The site grew out of Catherine’s experience teaching legal research and writing, and…
  • May 11

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press has reported that a recent budget cut in the federal Justice Department represents about 20 per cent of research spending, and means the loss of eight experienced …
  • Apr 2

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal
    There are a couple of interesting tidbits regarding legal information issues in the 2013 Annual Report of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Court’s Library Committee reports that in light of increasing costs the Judges’…
Rank this Week: 2777

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/
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
  • Jun 10

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

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

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

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
Rank this Week: 2459

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/
  • Jul 11

    WPC 2016 and the Global Tech Community

    WPC 2016 and the Global Tech Community
    Yesterday was Day 1 of the annual Microsoft World Partners Conference here in Toronto.  As the news continues to highlight the distressing conflicts south of the border and around the world, a conference like WPC is a…
  • Jul 7

    Top 3 Uniquely Canadian Workplace Issue

    Top 3 Uniquely Canadian Workplace Issue
    Toronto is a great place to be a tech employer. It’s a cool city with exciting innovation and talent. If you’re a US company considering getting in on the action in Toronto, there are few things you should know about the True…
  • Jul 5

    The Perils of Working with Intern

    The Perils of Working with Intern
    Because of the recent controversy surrounding unpaid interns, we have been getting many calls from concerned employers about their obligation when working with interns and employers’ rights when interns do not work out. Pay As a general…
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Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
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Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax
    We have been trying to raise awareness to make Halifax a safer city for our pedestrians. See for example Mark Raftus’ recent article: Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Ideas Petition to Lower Speed Limit on Spring Garden…
  • Jun 30

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax

    Let’s help make pedestrians safer on Spring Garden Road in Halifax
    We have been trying to raise awareness to make Halifax a safer city for our pedestrians. See for example Mark Raftus’ recent article: Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Ideas Petition to Lower Speed Limit on Spring Garden…
  • May 15

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

    How “buying Canadian” can protect your family when vacation injuries strike
    Avoid vacation litigation nightmares. One of my pet peeves is the way many resort owners in Mexico and the Caribbean have structured their operations to shield themselves from liability for injuries they cause to their guests through their…
Rank this Week: 1460

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

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

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

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 4158

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Jun 9

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government
    The Yukon Territorial Government has published a “Yukon Quartz Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy,” dated February 2016 (Policy). The Policy is intended to cover all lands in Yukon, whether Category…
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
  • Apr 14

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule
    Effective May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators will implement new take-over bid rules that will introduce significant changes to bid mechanics, including lengthier minimum deposit periods.  For a description of the…
Rank this Week: 2599

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

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

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

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

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

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

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck
    By Alixe Cormick As of today’s date there are seventeen (17) equity crowdfunding portals active in Canada. There are also five (5) marketplace lending platforms aimed at small business. Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
Rank this Week: 2079

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 4603

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Apr 7

    Man Lawyer

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

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

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

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
Rank this Week: 4257

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

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

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

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

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

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
Rank this Week: 1019

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 1851

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 22

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy

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

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

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

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
Rank this Week: 3432

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Hipstering Trademarks: Of Vintage Signage Over New Store

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

    Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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

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

    How Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection Can Help Brazil’s Economic Crisi
    After reporting two consecutive quarters of decline in growth, Brazil is officially in a recession. Needless to say, the population has been anticipating this for months, and has expressed all its disappointment with huge ... The post How…
Rank this Week: 2366

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

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

    Beware of window blind cords around kid

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

    Are rollover wrecks a danger to Halifax drivers?

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

    How to prevent medication related emergency room visit

    How to prevent medication related emergency room visit
    If patients take or are prescribed the wrong dosages of medications, they can wind up in the Emergency Department if they are lucky and the morgue if they are not. To combat this increasingly serious problem, research has been...
Rank this Week: 3653

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

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

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

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

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

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 963

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4090

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

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

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

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

    Conducting Business and Industry Research

    Conducting Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm…
Rank this Week: 4971

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

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

http://www.thecriminallawteam.ca/category/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Weapons Charges In Canada

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

    Weapons Charges In Canada

    Weapons Charges In Canada
    What You Should Know   The Canadian Criminal Code, under the category of Firearms and Other Weapons provides an extensive list of offenses that relate to the use of devices that can be possessed with the intent of inflicting harm on…
  • Jan 26

    Can I Get Domestic Assault Charges Withdrawn in Ontario?

    Can I Get Domestic Assault Charges Withdrawn in Ontario?
    What is Domestic Assault?   Domestic assault is one of the most commonly accused crimes in Toronto. Assault combines the threat of violence with the perceived capacity to inflict injury. By definition, this means harm to the victim is…
Rank this Week: 2410