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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

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

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

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

    Notification - CRTC issues $1.1 million penalty for CASL violation

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

    Ten Tips for New Municipal Council Member

    Ten Tips for New Municipal Council Member
    In over twenty-five years of advising, working with and appearing before municipal councils, I would like to think that I have made at least some useful observations.   Here is a list of ten pointers on subjects which seem to cause the…
Rank this Week: 1272

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 1397

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

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

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

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

    Email Policies - Some Resource

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

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

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1278

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 1854

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1510

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

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

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

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

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

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

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

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 1640

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Comments on criminal law topics. By Daniel Brown.

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

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial

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

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder

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

    Obstruct Police

    Obstruct Police
    Obstructing Police Charges in Toronto, Ontario.This article reviews legal information about obstructing police charges in Toronto, Ontario. Those looking for advice on this, or any criminal charge, should consult a criminal lawyer.Obstructing…
Rank this Week: 1613

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

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

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24

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

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23

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

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

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist
    On Wednesday, the government announced an extension of the term of protection for performers and makers of sound recordings, increasing the term from 50 years to 70 years. The announcement was widely applauded by Canadian artists, such as…
Rank this Week: 3017

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/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 4673

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

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

    CertainTeed Fiber Cement Weatherboard Siding Lawsuit

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

    Nova Scotia insurance clawback case settled

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

    Vehicle recalls in Nova Scotia

    Vehicle recalls in Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia vehicle owners will have likely received a recall notice at one time or another. Auto manufacturers send out these types of announcements, which are also known as a Notice of Safety Defect, when a defect that could compromise...
Rank this Week: 4869

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

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

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

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

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

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has revolutionized how stakeholders receive information about companies. An estimated 1.79 billion people used social media in 2014; 2.44 billion will by 2018.[1] Despite…
Rank this Week: 5041

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Apr 24

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?
    Money problems happen to many different people for many different reasons.  Too often, debt becomes a cycle and the pressure of paying off all of the debt becomes too much to handle alone.  If you find yourself in the same…
  • Apr 10

    What Duties Will I Have During A Consumer Proposal?

    What Duties Will I Have During A Consumer Proposal?
    Once your consumer proposal has been filed there are certain duties that you have to perform to ensure that it will be successfully completed. Your trustee will guide you through the process, but knowing your responsibilities can…
  • Apr 8

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2015

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2015
    The amount you are required to pay if you declare bankruptcy is based on your income.  The more you earn, the more you are required to pay.  This limit is adjusted each year, and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy has…
Rank this Week: 2733

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Interrupted Studies in Canada – Will a 3 Year Post Graduation Work Permit be issued?

    Interrupted Studies in Canada – Will a 3 Year Post Graduation Work Permit be issued?
    An application for a Post-graduation work permit of three years duration is available to those foreign nationals who study at an appropriate school in a program of at least two years duration. One question that arises is whether the duration…
  • Apr 14

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System
    When putting up a profile on the Express Entry system, you must possess at least one year of work experience.  At this early stage of uploading a profile, you don’t need a work reference letter.  Once you’ve been issued…
  • Apr 9

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application
    If you have an application for a visa to Canada, being permanent resident, or a temporary visa, you may have changed your life in a significant way.  Some life changes must actually be reported to Canada’s immigration department if…
Rank this Week: 3642

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 23

    Here comes the sun? Top 5 Bike Safety Tips from Goldfinger Personal Injury Law

    Here comes the sun? Top 5 Bike Safety Tips from Goldfinger Personal Injury Law
    I was at our Peterborough Office at 380 Armour Rd in the East City today. En-route, it began to snow. Like real, hard core snow. Confession: I had my snow tires removed 3 weeks ago. With temperatures below freezing in Peterborough and the…
  • Apr 16

    Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario

    Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is the regulatory body which governs lawyers in Ontario. They are considering some changes with respect to how lawyers do business, and administer services throughout the province. Currently, lawyers can…
  • Apr 7

    Distracted Driving is the new Impaired; but Impaired charges may be making a comeback (Ontario)

    Distracted Driving is the new Impaired; but Impaired charges may be making a comeback (Ontario)
    Driving while using or even holding a hand held device has become a hot button topic across Canada. Charges in relation to distracted driving are on the rise, and are slowly catching up to those charges related to impaired driving. In…
Rank this Week: 4113

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

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

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

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
        Montreal, Quebec – April 1st 2015   On the April 1st episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and…
  • Apr 8

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

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate
      Last fall, I wrote about the benefits of buying property in the US sunbelt, particularly in Florida, which is currently experiencing a post-recession renaissance. Now, as the state’s economy continues to recover, more and more…
Rank this Week: 4140

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    FCA: TCC Erred in Awarding Costs on Basis of Pre-Appeal Conduct

    FCA: TCC Erred in Awarding Costs on Basis of Pre-Appeal Conduct
    The Tax Court has in recent years demonstrated a willingness to use cost awards to control the parties’ conduct. This includes awarding lump-sum amounts, which may depart markedly from the “tariff” amounts described in…
  • Apr 16

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present
    Under subsection 152(1.1) of the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer may apply for a determination of losses for a tax year. A taxpayer typically requests a loss determination after the CRA has issued a nil assessment. This is because no objection may…
  • Apr 14

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update
    The CRA Charities Directorate has published its 2015 Program Update (previous updates are available here). The CRA Charities Directorate has in recent years been actively updating and promoting the dissemination of its charity information,…
Rank this Week: 2459

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 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is one incident of dishonesty just cause for dismissal?  What if it involves a long-serving employee?  This was the issue that was…
  • Feb 18

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What are summary judgment motions?  Are they effective in wrongful dismissal cases?  A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 3102

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

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

    Online Advertisers Take Notice – Recent Canadian Decision

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

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine

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

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor
    The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid.  The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems. Let’s cut to the…
Rank this Week: 2454

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2464

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 22

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe
    Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the "Modernizing the Canada Labour Code" section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour…
  • Apr 7

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
  • Mar 18

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget
    The Alternative Federal Budget ("AFB") is being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. For the second year, Karen Foster and myself have put together the chapter on youth and I thought that it would be good…
Rank this Week: 3741

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

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

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

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC

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

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

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

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
Rank this Week: 4184

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Termination clause upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!

    Termination clause upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!
    Despite the fact the termination clause would not have met legislative minimums over a longer period of time, it did meet the minimums at time of termination
  • Apr 21

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 4, 2015

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 4, 2015
    As one of the sponsors, Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to support the Markham Board of Trade and its annual Golf Day.
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Constructive Dismissal

    Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Constructive Dismissal
    In Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, the Court determined that the Employee had been constructively dismissed when his employer suspended him with pay indefinitely and awarded the Employee damages.
Rank this Week: 3071

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 4111

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Apr 20

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2015: K 240 P45 2015 Spatial justice : body, lawscape, atmosphere Routledge 2015 xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. K 2400 R82 2014 International arbitration :…
  • Apr 13

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: K 3830 D65 2008 Principles of international investment law Oxford University Press, 2008 xliii, 433 pages ; 24 cm. Strategic legal writing : preparing persuasive…
  • Apr 8

    Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada

    Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada
    Historical judgements of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1876 are available online through Lexum – http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/1877/nav_date.do They can also be accessed on CanLII.
Rank this Week: 3959

IPEye

IPEye

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

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent
    It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Nanook’s headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. Young artists are painting the property’s exterior concrete wall a brilliant shade of yellow, priming it for a new mural. Reggae music plays…
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
Rank this Week: 2820

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 19

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall and Rachel Younan When a Canadian employer transfers its employee to a non-Canadian entity, is it still on the hook for wrongful dismissal damages? Recently, an Ontario court declined to hear a civil action claiming…
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
  • Apr 5

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal
    by David G. Wong When is a suspension not a suspension? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. However, in a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada explained that in certain circumstances a suspension will be deemed to be a termination.…
Rank this Week: 3596

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
Rank this Week: 2919

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

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

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

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

    HeadStart 2015

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

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 4790

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

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

    Mining Issuers: Ensure your Websites and Investor Presentations Comply with NI 43-101

    Mining Issuers: Ensure your Websites and Investor Presentations Comply with NI 43-101
    Mining issuers have their qualified persons (“QPs”) and occasionally legal counsel review technical disclosure, including news releases and technical reports, to ensure they comply with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of…
  • Mar 3

    Welcome Tax Measures Announced at the PDAC 2015 Convention

    Welcome Tax Measures Announced at the PDAC 2015 Convention
    On Sunday March 1, 2015, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance addressed the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”) at the annual PDAC Convention in Toronto and announced certain proposals…
  • Feb 23

    PDAC

    PDAC
    Only going to one mining investment show? Make it this one. PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world’s leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral…
Rank this Week: 2451

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

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

    Kids and Divorce

    Kids and Divorce
    By Toni Nieuwhof You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven't admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to…
  • Mar 24

    Divorce Fear

    Divorce Fear
    By Thea Cameron, Lawyer Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial…
  • Feb 3

    Reducing Family Conflict

    Reducing Family Conflict
     “We don’t agree on much, but we want to protect the kids” By Toni Nieuwhof Does this sound familiar?  Parental conflict in a family may be high whether you’re separating, living separate and…
Rank this Week: 4483

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Dial-a-Lawyer on Law Day!

    Dial-a-Lawyer on Law Day!
    Dial-a-Lawyer on Law Day! If you have a legal question or need legal advice, you can call a toll-free number on Saturday, April 18th and talk to a volunteer lawyer about your legal issue. The 15-20 minute consultation is…
  • Apr 13

    Law Day 2015

    Law Day 2015
    Don’t miss the fun and informative events of Law Day 2015! Law Day teaches the public about the legal system with events and activities like mock trials, courthouse tours, information fairs, and more. There are Law Days all over the…
  • Mar 10

    LawNow 39-4: Vulnerable Children, Romance and the Law

    LawNow 39-4: Vulnerable Children, Romance and the Law
    Volume 39-4 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Vulnerable Children Special Report: Romance and the Law Departments Columns    Featured Articles: Vulnerable Children All children are vulnerable; we know that. But some…
Rank this Week: 3286

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 13

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?

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

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct

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

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case
    A labour arbitrator considered when the presence of mitigating factors (including, what the arbitrator described as “a painful, if not abusive, relationship with her former common-law partner” and drug use) were sufficient to…
Rank this Week: 2417

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has had reduced membership fees for students for quite some time, offering the same 30% reduction that the Association gives its retired members. At the upcoming conference in Moncton, there will be a…
  • Apr 2

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0
    For several years now, we've been posting a monthly summary of updated Quickscribe hardcopy manuals here on VLLB. Since Quickscribe's services are always evolving, we're going to change things up too.From now on, we'll be bringing you a…
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 2161

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 7

    Why privilege matters in privacy advice

    Why privilege matters in privacy advice
    After a data breach, a company can easily find that the due diligence it exercised to avoid the breach in the first place can readily be turned against it. “Privacy impact assessments” and “threat risk assessments” are…
  • Mar 25

    Cyberbullying for family law practitioners (*not intended to be a how-to guide)

    Cyberbullying for family law practitioners (*not intended to be a how-to guide)
    I was invited to speak with the Canadian Bar Association's Nova Scotia Family Law Section on cyberbullying law for family law practitioners. I was very happy to do so, given that many instances of cyberbullying arise from failed relationships…
  • Mar 18

    In Bill C-51, you can be ORDERED to help CSIS violate the Charter

    In Bill C-51, you can be ORDERED to help CSIS violate the Charter
    Oh, there are so many things wrong with Bill C-51, the government's proposed Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. But one aspect that I find particularly frightening has not received much attention. Under new amendments to the CSIS Act, you can be…
Rank this Week: 2387

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 6

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

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

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option

    Facing removal from Canada? Here are some option
    If you are facing removal from Canada, all is not lost.  CIC will likely notify you about a process where you can remain in Canada. PRRA (or Pre-Removal Risk Assessment) is a process available to those facing removal from Canada. …
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
Rank this Week: 2236

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 2568

Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

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

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

    The Fools On The Hill

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

    A Just Society?

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

    Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Canada is, among other things, a country of seasons. Perhaps more than most nations, the Canadian cycle turns according to which season it may be. Socially and economically, many of our communities and industries change their activities…
Rank this Week: 4608

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

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

    Air Canada 624 Crash: Is a Class Action the Right Approach?
    Over the last 72 hours new coverage in Nova Scotia has been dominated by stories involving the crash (or “hard landing” as Air Canada prefers to describe it ) of Air Canada flight 624. Most of the coverage has revolved around how…
  • Feb 10

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.
    Before your doctor performs any medical procedure on you he or she is supposed to get your permission. The process the doctor is supposed to go through is called informed consent.     Informed Consent: What does it mean? As I…
  • Feb 5

    WEATHER WATCH - WINTER WALKING and DRIVING in NOVA SCOTIA

    WEATHER WATCH - WINTER WALKING and DRIVING in NOVA SCOTIA
    More winter weather on the way Looks like we are in for another blast of winter tonight and tomorrow. Makes you wonder when it will end. Our senior associate Mark Raftus has been getting a lot of calls the last few days from people who have…
Rank this Week: 4329

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

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

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

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

    How to unshorten and shorten link

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

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?
    Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via Slaw.ca. The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)
Rank this Week: 4873

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Mar 25

    Is Your Family Business Prepared for Succession?

    Is Your Family Business Prepared for Succession?
    Business owners should take cognizance of the fact that succession planning should be considered in a proactive and earlier stage. Often, small business owners do not look far enough forward because they are reluctant to come to terms with…
  • Mar 5

    Corrupt Capital and the UK Property Market – Lessons for Vancouver?

    Corrupt Capital and the UK Property Market – Lessons for Vancouver?
    There is much speculation, although little hard evidence, of the influence of corrupt capital on the Vancouver real estate market generally, and on the escalation of Vancouver housing prices, in particular. It is interesting, and perhaps…
  • Feb 20

    Removal of Duplicate Title

    Removal of Duplicate Title
    The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office. The post Removal of Duplicate Title appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2732

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Mar 23

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?
    In a recent issue of Maclean’s Magazine, the story of David Bull was shared to millions of readers throughout the country. In essence, Mr. Bull was left out of his father’s will and decided to contest the validity of the document…
  • Mar 20

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene
    As reported in Global News, a man from Vancouver Island crashed his car into a power pole at 60kmph in the wee hours of the morning last January 11. Andrew MacDonald was trapped in his car until firefighters arrived at the scene. Despite his…
  • Mar 18

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver
    Due to the growing number of young drivers involved in car accidents as a result of distracted driving, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia is taking the initiative to launch a program addressing this concern. Victoria, BC…
Rank this Week: 2824

Joshua Slayen

Joshua Slayen

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

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

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer

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

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

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

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law
    How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a…
Rank this Week: 3033

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/
  • Mar 15

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

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

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy
    Arbitration law and corporate law are usually thought to be two separate legal categories. But when it comes to remedies, they can overlap, especially in Canada where the oppression remedy is available. In the recent decision in T.Films S.A.…
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
Rank this Week: 3140

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/
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
  • Feb 26

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board

    Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board
    Post by: Roy Gentles Parkland dedication, or cash-in-lieu of land, has been a hotly debated topic between municipalities and developers for years.  In a decision dated January 15, 2015, the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”)…
  • Dec 15

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominium
    Post by: Roy Gentles Introduction In our previous blog post we discussed phased standard condominiums.  In this post we will offer part one of our discussion on common elements condominiums. Common Elements Condominium Plans A common…
Rank this Week: 4766