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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: 343

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry
    Today, the BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers proposing to use electricity from the…
  • Oct 28

    Update on BC IPP Supply

    Update on BC IPP Supply
    Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro…
  • Oct 20

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission
    Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the…
Rank this Week: 4063

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1006

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: 5003

Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 4909

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Chinese EHS Trends-Improve your organization’s operations in China

    Chinese EHS Trends-Improve your organization’s operations in China
    As China is becoming the world’s manufacturing capital, attracting businesses from the West, its government is getting stricter than ever before with EHS regulation and compliance. Revised Chinese law sets no limits on the fines imposed…
  • Jun 12

    New Emission Limits for Air Pollutants in China

    New Emission Limits for Air Pollutants in China
    Register for Free Webinar Chinese EHS Trends Air pollution continues to kill an estimated 1.1 million people a year in China and the government is taking action with stricter limits. The special emission limits are much stricter than the…
  • Jun 9

    BC: Provincial Environmental Legislation Likely to Apply on Federal Land

    BC: Provincial Environmental Legislation Likely to Apply on Federal Land
    Recently, British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board rendered a decision to the effect that the District Director of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, provincial and municipal entity also known as Metro Vancouver, has the jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 4269

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 25

    Discipline for drug use justified in safety-sensitive workplace

    Discipline for drug use justified in safety-sensitive workplace
    by Rosalind H. Cooper A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30, has confirmed that employers have the ability to take disciplinary action against employees for drug and alcohol use in…
  • Jun 18

    Broader workplace harassment claims: Is Canada becoming more litigious?

    Broader workplace harassment claims: Is Canada becoming more litigious?
    by Shane Todd Can a Canadian employee sue an employer for harassment that is not related to a discrimination claim? The answer used to be “no.” But that’s changing. In most jurisdictions across Canada, an employee could sue…
  • Jun 13

    Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendment

    Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendment
    by Sophie Arseneault and Christian Paquette In Canada’s most populous province, labor and employment matters are governed by two fundamental statutes: the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act (LRA). The…
Rank this Week: 4625

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
  • Jun 5

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection
    Nearly 30,000 pages of Indian Tribal Codes have been added to the American Indian Law Collection on HeinOnline. These materials have been made available by Ralph Whitney Johnson and Susan Lupton at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law…
  • Jun 2

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy
    The 2017 issue (volume 26) of the Journal of Law and Social Policy has been published to Osgoode Digital Commons.
  • May 30

    Halhed, A Code of Gentoo Laws (London: 1776)

    Halhed, A Code of Gentoo Laws (London: 1776)
    “Honourable Sirs, I have now the Satisfaction to transmit to you a complete and corrected Copy of a Translation of the Gentoo Code, executed with great Ability, Diligence, and Fidelity, by Mr. Halhed, from a Persian Version of the…
Rank this Week: 3220

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 11

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work
    A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit…
  • Apr 8

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?
    It is well known that condominiums owe a duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.  It is less clear, however, what constitutes adequate proof of a disability. Ambiguous medical notes containing no meaningful details are often the…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 4575

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Jun 27

    Happy 150th Birthday Canada – Long Weekend Safety Tips Part 1

    Happy 150th Birthday Canada – Long Weekend Safety Tips Part 1
    This July 1st marks the 150th birthday of Canada. As with any long-weekend, it is important to practice extra care on the roads, at cottages, on waterways, with fireworks, while camping, or wherever you are celebrating the long weekend. This…
  • Jun 22

    Lyme Disease In The New

    Lyme Disease In The New
    Summer is officially here, and health organizations are putting out warnings about Lyme disease. In recent years, Lyme disease has become more prevalent in southern Ontario, which is quite concerning.In previous blog posts, we have discussed…
  • Jun 11

    Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day
    In May we had Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada and Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. But did you know that there is a day in June that has been proclaimed to be Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day?June 12-18 2017 is Canadian…
Rank this Week: 2786

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 2

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?
    I often have clients that ask, is it really necessary to get a travel consent letter? The short answer is yes. Unless you want to take the risk of having your beautifully planned trip ruined, then yes. It can be a small bothersome task to…
  • Feb 2

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.
    You can be self-represented and sue the CAS but I recommend that you hire a Lawyer on a limited scope retainer to assist you with preparing your Statement of Claim. You may also consider hiring a litigation coach on a limited scope retainer…
  • Nov 21

    What Happens to Our Home When We Get Divorced?

    What Happens to Our Home When We Get Divorced?
    What Happens to Our Home When We Get Divorced? As Divorce Lawyers, this is one of the most pressing concerns facing our clients. The most significant asset that many families have is the family home.  To most people, the house is more…
Rank this Week: 3524

Ontario Personal Injury Blog

Ontario Personal Injury Blog

By Iacobelli Law Firm Professional Corporation. Covers Ontario personal injury law in Ontario.

http://www.iacobellilaw.com/ontario-personal-injury-blog
  • Jun 23

    Toronto Injury Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Accident

    Toronto Injury Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Accident
    This time of year there are many people in southern Ontario enjoying their motorcycles.  Few summer activities are more enjoyable than taking to the road by motorcycle - meeting up with fellow riders, or taking a scenic ride. For many…
  • Jan 31

    Ontario Injury Lawyer Andrew A. Iacobelli named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Ontario Injury Lawyer Andrew A. Iacobelli named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Iacobelli Law Firm is pleased to announce that Andrew Iacobelli has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial…
  • Jan 29

    Toronto Star Article Describes Double Dipping and Improper Billing by Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer

    Toronto Star Article Describes Double Dipping and Improper Billing by Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer
    A recent article in the Toronto Star suggests that some Ontario personal injury lawyers may be charging contingency fees in excess of what is permitted under Ontario law.  There is also a class action proceeding against a prominent…
Rank this Week: 2157

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Ottawa Divorce Blog

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

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

    Can I Deny Access?

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

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

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

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage. Ms Leskun claimed that 8…
Rank this Week: 1029

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation

    Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation
    Section 54 of the Ontario Employment Standards Act requires that employers in the province must provide either notice or pay in lieu of notice, up to a maximum of 8 weeks, if they dismiss an employee (except in cases of serious employee…
  • Jun 14

    HR Update Publishes Article by Andrew Vey on Workplace Accommodation

    HR Update Publishes Article by Andrew Vey on Workplace Accommodation
    Vey Willetts lawyer Andrew Vey recently authored an article in the May 2017 edition of HR Update entitled, "Just Accommodate Me: Legal Obligations in the Accommodation Process." The article considers the roles that the employer, the…
  • Jun 6

    Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know

    Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know
    Beyond providing fair severance, one of the best things an employer can do to help a dismissed employee is to offer assistance in finding a new job. This assistance could include outplacement support, speaking with industry contacts and/or…
Rank this Week: 1403

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Checklist: Documents Needed to Apply for a Canada Work Permit

    Checklist: Documents Needed to Apply for a Canada Work Permit
    Before you can work in Canada, you must apply for a Canadian work permit with the office of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Work permits (also known as work visas) are required for foreign nationals who want to work…
  • Jun 24

    Bill C-6 Streamlines Path to Canadian Citizenship

    Bill C-6 Streamlines Path to Canadian Citizenship
    A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian ~ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Effective June 19, 2017, Canada’s Bill C-6 has received Royal Assent and is now law. Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act that…
  • Jun 19

    Documents Required to Move To Canada

    Documents Required to Move To Canada
    Basic Documents Required to Move to Canada Before you can move to Canada, you must apply for permanent Canadian residency with the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To enter Canada as either a visitor or to move to…
Rank this Week: 3471

Perspectives from a…

Perspectives from a Mediator/Arbitrator

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

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

    Why no blogging Steve?

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

    Baseball Arbitrator

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

    The Election and Proportional Representation

    The Election and Proportional Representation
    The Ontario Provincial Election is now underway. The election of a government is very important. However, perhaps even more important is a referendum on proportional representation. I have to admit that I have always been a fan of the…
Rank this Week: 1171

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Jun 7

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)
    The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The Government has listened to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the…
  • May 23

    President Trump’s Budget Requests $1.5B For Homeland Security Cyber Unit

    President Trump’s Budget Requests $1.5B For Homeland Security Cyber Unit
    President Trump’s new budget includes a request to increase cybersecurity personnel and funding across several federal departments, including $1.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National…
  • May 19

    US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)

    US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)
    On May 15, 2017, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report entitled “Internet of Things: Status and implications of an increasingly connected world.” In the report, the…
Rank this Week: 830

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 1887

Queen's Law Life

Queen's Law Life

Resources and personal experiences for students interested in law school.

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

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

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

    Sayonara Kingston

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

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

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."
    The Montreal Gazette published an article about the law schools in Quebec. It seems like the process there is pretty much the same as the process in Ontario.First, beginning in February, there is a flood of student job applications at the top…
Rank this Week: 1078

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Jun 28

    FCA publishes asset management market study

    FCA publishes asset management market study
    The FCA has published the final report of its asset management market study. The final report confirms some of the findings set out in the interim report published on 18 November 2016, in particular the FCA’s assessment regarding…
  • Jun 28

    FCA updates AML web page

    FCA updates AML web page
    The FCA has updated its money laundering and terrorist financing web page so that it refers to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) which came into force…
  • Jun 28

    Consultations by the FPC and PRA on changes to the UK leverage ratio framework relating to the treatment of claims on central bank

    Consultations by the FPC and PRA on changes to the UK leverage ratio framework relating to the treatment of claims on central bank
    The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) and the PRA have jointly published a paper that contains two consultations. The first consultation sets out the FPC’s proposed recommendation to the PRA to exclude claims on central banks from the…
Rank this Week: 2781

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Covers Canadian conflict of laws. By Seva Batkin.

http://renvoi.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

    The (Near) Death of Chaining
    Chaining foreign judgments is a practice of registering foreign judgments from jurisdiction to jurisdiction until you get to one that has a reciprocal enforcement of judgments relationships with your home province. Until very recently, I…
  • Jan 19

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

    The (Near) Death of Chaining
    Chaining foreign judgments is a practice of registering foreign judgments from jurisdiction to jurisdiction until you get to one that has a reciprocal enforcement of judgments relationships with your home province. Until very recently, I…
  • Jan 19

    Call of Duty

    Call of Duty
    No, this post is not about a poppular video game, or an upcoming inaugruation. Rather, it is about yours truly joining the very distinguished ranks of the legal profession. Thank you, Seva Batkin Barrister and Solicitor.
Rank this Week: 4480

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur

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

http://canadianlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4057

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 4463

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence

    Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence
    Is impaired driving a criminal offence in Canada? A common misunderstanding among many Canadians is viewing impaired driving and "Over 80" charges as something less than "criminal". These charges are also commonly referred to…
  • Apr 30

    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.

    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.
    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud's with more on the horizon. Our firm is very pleased to announce the opening of our new criminal law office in London, Ontario, as of May 1, 2017. In opening our London location, it allows…
  • Apr 13

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada
    The legalization of marijuana means sweeping changes in impaired by drug laws for Canada... A bill was introduced in Parliament today that proposes to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Canada.  The goal is to have the law…
Rank this Week: 1907

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 11

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire
    To some extent, the court process depends on the integrity of the people involved, including the parties to a lawsuit, as well as their lawyers. Of course, some people do lie. The process allows for pre-trial document disclosure and…
  • Jun 4

    Bach Estate

    Bach Estate
    In British Columbia, if you make a gift to one of the two witnesses to your will, or to the spouse of one of the two witnesses to your will, the usual rule is that the gift is invalid. This rule can lead to very harsh results, invalidating…
  • May 18

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor
    Our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, is looking for a junior associate lawyer, interested in practicing primarily as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, and business law, to join our firm. The ideal candidate…
Rank this Week: 1271

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 243

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Mining M&A and Consolidation: Are We There Yet?

    Mining M&A and Consolidation: Are We There Yet?
    For a third consecutive year, Dentons is proud to support the Mining & Investment Latin America Summit (MILA), the largest mining and investment event in Latin America, which was incepted in 2014. This year’s summit will host an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3691

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/
  • Feb 15

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified. City of Saint John to Appeal.

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified. City of Saint John to Appeal.
    In a decision released February 8, 2017 SJC-533-2013 Hayes v. The City of Saint John Decision of Justice Grant Feb 9, 17 Justice Grant of the New Brunswick Court of Queens Bench certified the class action filed by Bobby Hayes on behalf…
  • Feb 15

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified, City of Saint John to Appeal

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified, City of Saint John to Appeal
    In a decision released February 8, 2017 SJC-533-2013 Hayes v. The City of Saint John Decision of Justice Grant Feb 9, 17 Justice Grant of the New Brunswick Court of Queens Bench certified the class action filed by Bobby Hayes on behalf…
  • Jun 9

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

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abuser
    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…
Rank this Week: 1452

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Covers long term or short term disability insurance law in Canada.

http://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2375

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program
    Edmonton Law Libraries Association is proud to present the 15th Annual HeadStart ProgramFrom request to memo, follow the trail of legal research including finding articles, books, case law, and legislation. Research professionals will provide…
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

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

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

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

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 28

    Reflections on Technology Changes in Real Estate Practice

    Reflections on Technology Changes in Real Estate Practice
    This article is by Maurizio Romanin, President & CEO, LawyerDoneDeal Corp. & Nora Rock, Corporate Writer & Policy Analyst, LawPRO. Facilitating transfers of real estate has been the bread-and-butter of thousands of Ontario lawyers…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada Overrides Forum Clause in Facebook Agreement

    Supreme Court of Canada Overrides Forum Clause in Facebook Agreement
    The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that a British Columbia privacy class action may proceed against Facebook in the courts of BC, despite the contract naming California as the forum for legal actions. My personal view is that in business…
  • Jun 28

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Gashikanyi, 2017 ABCA…
Rank this Week: 138

Slip and Fall Blog

Slip and Fall Blog

Discusses Ontario, Canada slip and fall legal issues, such as damages, and business and government liability for slip and fall accidents. By Mark Yazdani.

http://www.slipandfalltoronto.ca/slip_and_fall_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Guy vs. Toronto (City)

    Guy vs. Toronto (City)
  • Mar 16

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 - Failure to Give Timely Notice

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 - Failure to Give Timely Notice
    The first defence raised by the City of Toronto was that Ms. Guy’s lawsuit was barred by the Municipal Act because she failed to give notice of her claim in writing by registered mail and within seven days (note that current requirement is…
  • Mar 16

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 – Failure to Give Timely Notice

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 – Failure to Give Timely Notice
    The first defence raised by the City of Toronto was that Ms. Guy’s lawsuit was barred by the Municipal Act because she failed to give notice of her claim in writing by registered mail and within seven days (note that current requirement…
Rank this Week: 4106

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

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

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

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

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

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

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 575

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2779

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

http://www.stephenwaque.com/
  • Feb 11

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 3457

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    devs who use spaces (instead of tabs) get paid more. maybe because they charge by the character? https://t.co/yyBDvaiG8I 2017-06-16 holy smokes: venter creates working bioprinter that can create dna, rna, bacteria, etc. from digital files.…
  • Jun 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    perhaps a useful reminder that virtually all modern colour laser printers print nearly invisible tracking dots. https://t.co/p1z0f01F7D 2017-06-09 it expert finds sensitive docs of canadian banks (and others) uploaded to github by tata. oops.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
Rank this Week: 3186

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

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

http://www.thecriminallawteam.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Do I have to believe that you are innocent? What is the role of the criminal defence lawyer?

    Do I have to believe that you are innocent? What is the role of the criminal defence lawyer?
    I have been a criminal defence lawyer for over 30 years. The reality is that most of my clients were/are probably guilty. This fact has never prevented me from representing my clients, and providing them with the best possible defence. Even…
  • Oct 15

    Weapons Charges In Canada

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

    Weapons Charges In Canada

    Weapons Charges In Canada
    What You Should Know   The Canadian Criminal Code, under the category of Firearms and Other Weapons provides an extensive list of offenses that relate to the use of devices that can be possessed with the intent of inflicting harm on…
Rank this Week: 2183

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

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

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jan 15

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Jan 14

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Nov 18

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way
    The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Jun 20

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data
    The Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas on Monday released a 204-page report analyzing fracking’s impacts on the state. The Task Force, a group sponsored by The Academy of Medicine,…
  • Jun 2

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water
    In a study published May 31, 2017, the United States Geological Survey concluded that unconventional oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations is “not currently a significant source of…
  • May 26

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa
    The 8th Circuit held on Monday, May 22, 2017, that the Arkansas district court abused its discretion when it granted summary judgment for the defendants in a subsurface trespass case.  The appellate court instead held that the…
Rank this Week: 2739

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 4305

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

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

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
Rank this Week: 5119

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

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

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

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

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

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

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

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 4279

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

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

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 3448

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1176