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Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 1258

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 939

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

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

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

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

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

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

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

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 677

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 24

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23
    Damages grant against unknown Internet defendant Smith v Unknown Defendant, Pseudonym 'Likeicare' [2016] EWHC 1775 https://t.co/h71UuN3ASX -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-16 https://t.co/yPCXir6Y7X -> Computer and…
  • Jul 23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-22
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21 https://t.co/WsF0E41noy -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21 https://t.co/ATbARq3CsX -> Claim to trademark infringement dismissed Oran Pre-Cast Ltd v Oranmore Precast Ltd &…
  • Jul 22

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-21
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-20 https://t.co/bk39pA8166 -> Abuse of Ghostbusters star a PR 'nightmare' that forced Twitter to ban Yiannopoulos, expert says https://t.co/mi2Ba6XqX0 -> France Says That Windows 10 Violates…
Rank this Week: 2750

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/
Rank this Week: 4260

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • 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…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
Rank this Week: 4555

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    darpa launches contest for automated security software. intriguing. https://t.co/gEB37W1T99 2016-07-15 $msft wins irish e-mail case on appeal. us gov must rely on mlat to get emails. a bit surprising. https://t.co/qnB0RxEz6N 2016-07-15…
  • Jul 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    artist sued by painting owner for denying he painted it. somewhat kafkaesque. https://t.co/8Hbt0cfjuc 2016-07-12 groundbreaking research shows that most users don't read terms of service; and rain is wet. https://t.co/ZSVqYWHQts 2016-07-13…
  • Jul 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    first death in a tesla. neither driver nor autopilot activated brakes. https://t.co/zzke4tQcAi 2016-07-01 automotive grade linux looks promising. https://t.co/AzRLGIEAv0 2016-07-05 an interesting (but long) brief on ai, how it will likely…
Rank this Week: 3165

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
  • Jul 18

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night
    Pro Bono Presentation Night - a series of short presentations (5-7 minutes) by lawyers and law students on pro bono law topics - is happening at the Law School, on September 15, 2016 at 6pm. Individuals interested in presenting are...
  • Jul 17

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!
    Hooray!! Soon, Augmented Reality will become a reality. I look forward to the day when a Pokemon is appointed to the Supreme Court. When that happens, the PM will say 'because 2020'. I mean Pokemon already has an IV Judge:
Rank this Week: 4663

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 2146

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: 3589

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
  • Jul 19

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016
    According to MergerMarket’s Monthly M&A Insider Report, global M&A activity continued to wane throughout May 2016, maintaining the trend reported on earlier this year. May 2016 resulted in a total of 1,054 deals worth an…
Rank this Week: 2147

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
Rank this Week: 3859

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: 2002

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
  • Jul 13

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace
    Makerspaces (sometimes called hackerspaces) are community workspaces – generally in the tech and digital arena.  Entrepreneurs might use them as workspaces and to collaborate with colleagues.  Hobbyists might use their tools…
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for.  Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them.  While there are lots of scams out…
Rank this Week: 2351

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2195

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 15

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce
    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is a government agency that represents children in custody and access proceedings. A judge cannot order that the OCL act for a child but simply can “request” that it do so. The…
  • Jun 3

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce
    If you are in the process of separating, I know you have that friend. That already divorced friend – the one that is telling you it gets worse before it gets better.  The one that says it’s a process. Your friend is…
Rank this Week: 3455

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/
Rank this Week: 2145

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 18

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)
    After an Injury Claim Settlement, Then What? After an injury claim settlement there are several steps that take place before the claimant can receive their money. In every case, the claimant must sign a release, that…
  • Jul 11

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)
    Even the most cautious drivers tend to relax and let their guard down when their cars are safely parked. Getting out of your car can seems like such an innocuous act that we only rarely consider the dangers to ourselves and others. Cyclists…
  • Jul 9

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William
    Lambert and Williams (LaW) recently changed its name to League and Williams (LaW) – this reflects a recent change in the firm.  The firm was established in 2014 by Rory Lambert and Darren Williams, opening its doors at its Westside…
Rank this Week: 2181

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 18

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light
    Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm with millions of people wandering around searching for virtual Pokémon…
  • Jul 18

    It’s All Fun and Games Until We Lose Our Digital Privacy

    It’s All Fun and Games Until We Lose Our Digital Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 18, 2016 as It’s All Fun and Games Until We Lose Our Digital Privacy Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that…
  • Jul 12

    Why the Canada – EU Trade Deal is in More Trouble Than the Government Admit

    Why the Canada – EU Trade Deal is in More Trouble Than the Government Admit
    The Canadian government has characterized the proposed trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) is its top trade priority. The deal would increase trade by removing tariffs from many products, but also create significant…
Rank this Week: 2316

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
  • Jul 11

    The intangible law firm

    The intangible law firm
    Remember all those ludicrous predictions you kept hearing about how law firms were someday going to invest heavily in intelligent technology that could do legal work? Funny thing about that: someday is today. Here’s…
  • Jul 6

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption

    Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption
    In a post last month, Ron Friedmann poured cold water on the notion that large law firms were anywhere close to being “disrupted” — to losing the commercial legal services market to high-tech NewLaw…
Rank this Week: 4892

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Why an app can not replace lawyers’ advice during police interaction

    Why an app can not replace lawyers’ advice during police interaction
    Need immediate legal advice under investigation? There’s a right for that. Today, the Globe and Mail’s article entitled “Better Access to Justice to Canada? There’s an app for that” espousing […]
  • Jun 30

    What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?

    What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?
    What is a conditional discharge or absolute discharge? A common question that arises in criminal law proceedings is “What is a conditional discharge?” or “What is an absolute discharge?” It is also followed by the…
  • Jun 23

    Why you need a lawyer for domestic assault charges in Ontario.

    Why you need a lawyer for domestic assault charges in Ontario.
    Why hiring a lawyer for domestic assault and domestic violence can make a huge difference in your case. Over the past decade, our lawyers and law firm have represented a large number of people for domestic assault, uttering threats, and…
Rank this Week: 1765

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/
  • Jul 13

    Privacy Shield get approval: certainty at last?

    Privacy Shield get approval: certainty at last?
    The European Commission yesterday issued an adequacy decision adopting the EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaces Safe Harbor as a framework for protecting European data transferred to the United States. Adoption had been expected since the…
  • Jul 13

    The FCC Rules Federal Government (and maybe its Contractors) Are Immune from the TCPA

    The FCC Rules Federal Government (and maybe its Contractors) Are Immune from the TCPA
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its highly anticipated declaratory ruling on July 5, 2016 in which it determined that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) does not apply to calls made by or on behalf of the federal…
  • Jun 16

    What does BREXIT mean for data protection?

    What does BREXIT mean for data protection?
    On 23 June 2016, the UK is holding a referendum as to whether to stay in the European Union or leave it.  But what does a BREXIT (a British Exit from the EU) mean for data protection?  Most of the UK law on data protection comes…
Rank this Week: 3591

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Fracking judicial review

    Fracking judicial review
    On 7 July 2016, local community groups Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth applied to the High Court to judicially review the decision made by the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) regarding Third Energy’s permit to frack in…
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
Rank this Week: 2148

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jul 11

    New Books at the Law Library – July 11, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – July 11, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4381.5 .R433 2013 Canadian Bar Association. Access to Justice Committee, Reaching Equal Justice: An Invitation to Envision and Act, Summary Report (Ottawa: The Canadian Bar Association, 2013). Online access:…
  • Jul 4

    New Books at the Law Library – July 4, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – July 4, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1704.8 .G558 2016 Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner & Faina Milman-Sivan, eds., Global Justice and International Labour Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3843 .U54 2016 Center for…
  • Jun 20

    New Books at the Law Library – June 20, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 20, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE7105 .T47 2012 Ben J.M. Terra & Peter J. Wattel, European Tax Law, 6th ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PR6057.A623 O43 2006 Jane Gardam, Old Filth…
Rank this Week: 3945

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: 4983

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court
    The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered.  In 2010, the farmer of 2,300 acres spent considerable time researching options and…
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
Rank this Week: 4895

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • 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…
  • Jun 10

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip
    Most people who have financial issues do not have a budget and this is a common theme that comes up during the credit counselling sessions every bankrupt has to attend during their bankruptcy. Making a budget is perceived as a difficult and…
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
Rank this Week: 1986

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016
    Just a short update to highlight the legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in June:Health Professions Act -- OnPoint Legal Research Corporation Community Charter  -- Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold…
  • Jun 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016
    Five local legal annotators contributed to Quickscribe 2.0 in May: OnPoint Legal Research Corporation -- Health Professions Act, Human Rights Code Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers -- Foreign Money Claims Act, Legal Services Society…
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
Rank this Week: 2334

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    CRA Creates New Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee

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

    CRA Provides Update on Efforts to Combat Tax Evasion

    CRA Provides Update on Efforts to Combat Tax Evasion
    Following the release of the “Panama Papers” and the Canadian federal government’s budget announcement that additional resources will be directed to the CRA to collect existing tax debts and combat tax evasion, the CRA has…
Rank this Week: 3590

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/
Rank this Week: 4634

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…
  • May 15

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

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

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea

    Protecting Pedestrians with Innovative Idea
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrians will be pleased to hear there are new and innovative ideas emerging to make foot travel safer. In three prior blog posts I have recommended increased vigilance on the part of both pedestrians and car drivers as…
Rank this Week: 1655

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1518

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jun 28

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016
    Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law.  This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.  Volume 40-6  July /…
  • Jun 21

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director
    Effective July 1, 2016, Jeff Surtees joins the Center for Public Legal Education Alberta as Executive Director. Jeff grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he attained his Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Juris Doctor degrees. …
  • May 10

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee
    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees If you were evacuated from Fort McMurray due to the wildfires, consult the following resources for more information during this difficult time Emergency Updates Website (Government of Alberta)…
Rank this Week: 1932

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: 3657

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
Rank this Week: 2429

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
Rank this Week: 4888

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act
    In companion cases released on June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) confirmed the central importance of solicitor-client privilege to the rule of law in Canada. In Canada (National Revenue) v. Thompson, 2016 SCC…
  • May 25

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction
    The residential real estate market in the Lower Mainland is incredibly active. Prices continue to rise by significant amounts in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. Stories abound of bidding wars and sales without subject clauses. Out of…
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
Rank this Week: 3059

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: 3592

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

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

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.
    For years now the Catholic Church has been facing criticism around the world for its inaction in failing to prevent sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. Furthermore, the Church has been criticized for failing to hold Bishops who…
  • May 9

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

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

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim
    Ghomeshi sexual abuse claims come to court today Jian Ghomeshi’s criminal trial starts today. He is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomesi has pleaded not guilty to all of…
Rank this Week: 1687

Lexpeak Immigration

Lexpeak Immigration

Covers US and Canadian immigration law.

http://lexpeakimmig.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 27

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist

    PARENTAL I-130 & I-485Document Checklist
    Note: This list is for U.S. citizens who are petitioning for their foreign parent/s.qProof of Petitioner’s Statuso   Birth Certificate (U.S.)o   Passport (U.S.)o   Naturalization certificateqG-325A…
Rank this Week: 4439

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 31

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review

    Oppression remedy cases – 2015 in review
    Section 135 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) gives unit owners, condo corporations, declarants and mortgagees the right to bring applications against one another for relief against conduct that is or threatens to be…
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring bullying and harassment not an option for condo board

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

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out

    CRA non-profit revenue findings slowly trickling out
    As if there was any doubt, Canada Revenue Agency has been closely watching condominium corporations and other non-profit entities to see how much money is potentially escaping taxation. This undertaking has a big name and big acronym:…
Rank this Week: 4237

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1977

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

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

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

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

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

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

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce
    As the baby boomer generation see their children move out of the house and settle into their careers and family, some are now re-examining their marriages or long term relationships and considering what they want to do, and with whom, during…
Rank this Week: 4561

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: 1984

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: 4913