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Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

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

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
  • Oct 16

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

    Partner compensation: Start making sense
    I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did…
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Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Nov 5

    Mining seminar

    Mining seminar
    Please join Dentons’ Mining Group at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, as we discuss the following topics: “Tax pitfalls and planning for the mining sector,” presented by Anne Calverley, Partner (Dentons…
  • Oct 31

    INFONEX – MD&A for mining (2014)

    INFONEX – MD&A for mining (2014)
    INFONEX – MD&A for mining (2014) from Dentons …
  • Oct 17

    Relaunching the Northern Plan

    Relaunching the Northern Plan
    The Northern Plan will focus on the integrated and coherent development of the area covered by the Northern Plan which includes all of Québec located north of the 49th degree of north latitude and north of the St. Lawrence River and…
Rank this Week: 2872

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Covers copyright and its interdependence with the overall political regime.

http://mincov.com/articles
  • Sep 11

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne
    Often when I argue the case for individual rights and radical departure from government regulation, I hear words to the effect that it is the collectively financed government regulation that creates the framework for a civilized life, from…
  • Jun 17

    Monument to Human Devolution

    Monument to Human Devolution
    There once was a time in human history when monuments stood for something. They used to be erected to celebrate triumphs and achievements. Sometimes, they were built to commemorate national losses and tragedies. This happens no more. We are…
  • May 29

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination
    Most people unwittingly consider laws against private discrimination one of the greatest social achievements of the modern times.  In this article I will explain how these laws are nothing more than a tool of everyone’s enslavement.
Rank this Week: 2889

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada
    As expected, the CRA has formally announced the details of its collaborative efforts with CPA Canada. The CRA recently spoke about this collaboration at the Toronto Centre CRA-Tax Professionals breakfast seminar. The CRA news release, which…
  • Nov 17

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
  • Nov 13

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application
    Is the CRA entitled to notice of a rectification application? In Brogan Family Trust (2014 ONSC 6354), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said “no”, and dismissed the Crown’s motion to set aside an earlier rectification…
Rank this Week: 2909

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

Covers construction law and litigation in Canada and, in particular, the Province of Ontario. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
  • Oct 15

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014
    The Report of The Honourable Paul R. Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, was released today, October 15, 2014.  Click here to access the Report. Out of this tragedy come a number of significant recommendations…
  • Oct 15

    Toronto’s condo construction boom

    Toronto’s condo construction boom
    CBC News ran a story on October 13, 2014 entitled, “Fears that shoddy Toronto condos could become future slums“.  The piece outlines concerns that the Toronto condo construction boom of the last few years is resulting in…
  • Jul 31

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted
    We are looking for an experienced litigation lawyer to join us at Robson Carpenter LLP. RCLLP is a small but modern and dynamic “boutique” firm that practices almost exclusively in the areas of land development (condo and…
Rank this Week: 2925

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 2955

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: 2957

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.

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

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?
    What is the CMPA? The Canadian Medical Protective Association represents almost every doctor in Canada. The Association is a mutual defence fund that operates sort of like insurance. If a doctor is sued for malpractice, the CMPA will…
  • Aug 19

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?
    Are staffing demands putting patient safety at risk? Last week the media reported two stories of interest to patient safety advocates. The Province of Nova Scotia released statistics from its medical errors registry suggesting that, in…
  • Aug 18

    Nova Scotia Medical Errors Registry a Step in the Right Direction: Still a Long Way to go

    Nova Scotia Medical Errors Registry a Step in the Right Direction: Still a Long Way to go
    Last week Nova Scotia released the result of its new policy which requires hospitals to report adverse events (medical speak for errors or mistakes). According to the Province in the last six month there were 27 separate incidents, 21 of…
Rank this Week: 3005

BC Criminal Law Blog

BC Criminal Law Blog

Offers news, information and commentary on British Columbia criminal law. By Stern and Albert.

http://www.bccriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court of Canada says deterrence not a factor that may be considered under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

    Supreme Court of Canada says deterrence not a factor that may be considered under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
    Last week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the Youth Criminal Justice Act, as written, does not allow judges to increase a sentence for the purposes of deterring youth crime. The Court held that the legislature deliberately…
  • Jun 15

    Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.

    Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.
    On June 15th the federal government introduced Bill C-19, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing) and to make consequential amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. The new legislation is aimed at providing harsh…
  • Jun 1

    B.C. Gun Amnesty Announced for June 2006

    B.C. Gun Amnesty Announced for June 2006
    Solicitor General John Les announced a month long, province-wide gun amnesty in B.C. yesterday. The amnesty will last for the month of June and is aimed at trying to collect some of the estimated 90,000 unregistered guns that are in the…
Rank this Week: 3010

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Law Library Extended Hours – November/December 2014

    Law Library Extended Hours – November/December 2014
    Our extended hours begin this coming Saturday, November 29. As usual, we have extended hours on the following dates: Saturday, November 29 10am – 10pm Sunday, November 30 10am – 10pm Friday, December 5 8:30am – 10pm…
  • Nov 24

    New Books at the Law Library – November 24, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – November 24, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HF5626 I58 2011 Jason Doucet et al., International Financial Reporting Standards: Their Adoption in Canada (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2011). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HJ4642 .T39 2011 Lisa Philipps, Neil…
  • Nov 17

    New Books at the Law Library – November 17, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – November 17, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K120 .F76 2014 Delee Fromm, Advance Your Legal Career: Essential Skills for Success (Markham: LexisNexis, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K2251 .H65 2014 John Hollander, Case Analysis: The Critical Path to Persuasion…
Rank this Week: 3039

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Jail House Assaults in Ontario: Were lessons learned from Jean Paul Rheaume beating?

    Jail House Assaults in Ontario: Were lessons learned from Jean Paul Rheaume beating?
    One of the most interesting cases our law firm has ever handled, was a jail house assault matter in Sarnia Ontario. The Sarnia Jail has been know for its overcrowding issues and violence. When you have too many people under one roof, things…
  • Nov 18

    Long Term Disability Claims: The insurance company's greatest defence are the offset

    Long Term Disability Claims: The insurance company's greatest defence are the offset
    I was recently mediating a Long Term Disability Claim on behalf of a disabled client who worked for Canada Post. She was diagnosed with a wide variety of ailments, including but not limited to: - Disc Bulges at various levels requiring…
  • Nov 11

    The importance of insuring your ATVs, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicle

    The importance of insuring your ATVs, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicle
    It's starting to get a bit chilly outside and snow is on the horizon. Many snowmobile enthusiasts are gearing up for another great winter on the trails. Before you head out this season, the Court of Appeal just released an important ruling…
Rank this Week: 3061

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/
  • Nov 27

    Summary Judgment: It’s the “New Black”

    Summary Judgment: It’s the “New Black”
    In an earlier blog post, we reviewed what the Supreme Court of Canada heralded as a “shift in culture” in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 with respect to the availability of summary judgment.  While we had expected BC Courts…
  • Nov 13

    The Supreme Court of Canada Moves the Law of Contract: The Principle of Good Faith and the Duty to Act Honestly

    The Supreme Court of Canada Moves the Law of Contract: The Principle of Good Faith and the Duty to Act Honestly
    On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71.  In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada for the first time expressly recognized “good faith” as…
  • Nov 6

    The word “of” can decide a case: a lesson for contractual drafting and interpretation

    The word “of” can decide a case: a lesson for contractual drafting and interpretation
    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice shows that the outcome of important questions of statutory or contractual interpretation can sometimes turn on the meaning of the smallest and most ordinary words. As the court noted…
Rank this Week: 3077

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 3098

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Comments on criminal law topics. By Daniel Brown.

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

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial

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

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder

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

    Obstruct Police

    Obstruct Police
    Obstructing Police Charges in Toronto, Ontario.This article reviews legal information about obstructing police charges in Toronto, Ontario. Those looking for advice on this, or any criminal charge, should consult a criminal lawyer.Obstructing…
Rank this Week: 3272

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
  • Oct 28

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause
    By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo Introduction Non-competition clauses are hardly a rarity in employment contracts. The classic non-competition clause seeks to protect the business of an employer by prohibiting a former employee from,…
  • Oct 8

    Arbitration Case Comment

    Arbitration Case Comment
    Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) In the past I have posed the question as to whether Arbitration can be more cost effective and efficient than a court process. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva,…
  • Sep 29

    Opening the Door for Intrusion upon Seclusion: The Common Law Tort of Invasion of Privacy and what it means for Employer

    Opening the Door for Intrusion upon Seclusion: The Common Law Tort of Invasion of Privacy and what it means for Employer
      INTRODUCTION In today’s workplace, privacy is an evolving issue and Canadian privacy law is developing rapidly. Perhaps surprisingly, only a handful of Canadian jurisdictions, (including British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba…
Rank this Week: 3281

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: 3282

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
Rank this Week: 3390

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
  • Aug 27

    Changes to PACER

    Changes to PACER
    Did you catch this news item re changes to PACER content? http://legalinformatics.wo rdpress.com/2014/08/26/p acer-says-large-numbers-of-u-s-federal -court-documents-are-no- longer-available-i n -its-database
  • Jun 5

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...
    Did you happen to catch this announcement from Lexum last M arch?  Perhaps it was announced at CALL (?)  I jus t discovered it ... "Lexum announces the first free version of the ann o tated Income Tax Act of Canada"  Read…
Rank this Week: 3511

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: 3584

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 22

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

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

    Smart Divorce Option

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

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support
    Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and…
Rank this Week: 3649

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia residents may be surprised to learn that pain and suffering is not mentioned in the section of the Fatal Injuries Act that deals with damages that may be awarded in a lawsuit brought by families who have lost...
  • Nov 21

    Cerebral palsy treatment

    Cerebral palsy treatment
    Once a child suffers a birth injury that results in cerebral palsy, he or she will often require various types of treatment for the rest of his or her life. There are several different types of treatments that are used,...
  • Nov 13

    Wrong-way vehicle injures jogger in Nova Scotia

    Wrong-way vehicle injures jogger in Nova Scotia
    Halifax Regional Police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a wrong-way vehicle ran into a jogger in an intersection. The incident happened at Cogswell Street and North Park Street at about 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. At an intersection...
Rank this Week: 3699

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Nov 26

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting
    On June 30, 2014, Canada and the U. S. implemented Phase IV of the Entry/Exit Initiative of the Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan.   Pursuant to this initiative, the U. S.
  • Nov 10

    Getting What You Paid For: The Importance of Legal and Financial Due Diligence When Purchasing a Busine

    Getting What You Paid For: The Importance of Legal and Financial Due Diligence When Purchasing a Busine
    Prior to the acquisition of a business, the purchaser will usually have an opportunity to carry out financial and legal due diligence on the business. This period of time is commonly known as the due diligence period and normally lasts from a…
  • Oct 15

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land
    The newsletters, conferences and webcasts are all still abuzz with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 decisions in Tsilhqot’in (June 26) and Keewatin (July 11). The two cases will frame the discussion…
Rank this Week: 3705

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3908

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

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

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

    The Price of Open and Free

    The Price of Open and Free
    On May 1st, a Texas law student uploaded the specs for 3D printing of a single-shot pistol to the web – specs that were downloaded over 100,000 times before the U.S. State Department asked that he remove them from his site.…
  • May 22

    The Price of Open and Free

    The Price of Open and Free
    On May 1st, a Texas law student uploaded the specs for 3D printing of a single-shot pistol to the web – specs that were downloaded over 100,000 times before the U.S. State Department asked that he remove them from his site.…
  • Mar 22

    Unbundling Legal Information

    Unbundling Legal Information
    Because law belongs to the people, the governments and courts that issue law must make it available to the people. This is a simple and widely accepted fact. In practice, as governments and courts carry out their responsibilities to make law…
Rank this Week: 3931

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
  • May 21

    Tagging / Deliciou

    Tagging / Deliciou
    I’m madly trying to get del.icio.us to work and I’ve kind of got it working.  I registered an account and then tried to upgrade my browser (using IE 7 ) and followed the instructions.  Didn’t seem to do anything as no…
Rank this Week: 3934

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Oct 2

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59
    The Canadian Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association mounted a constitutional challenge of hearing fees imposed by the Province of British Columbia. The fees in question amounted to between $500 and $800 per day of court time. In the…
  • Sep 12

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54
    The accused, Mohammad Hassan Mian, was arrested for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, but not informed of the reason for his detention for 22 minutes, and not informed of his right to retain and instruct counsel for…
  • Jul 18

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50
    The accused, Jamie Kenneth Taylor, was arrested and taken to hospital after crashing his vehicle and injuring three of his passengers. Police suspected that Mr. Taylor was intoxicated but did not advise him of his right to retain and instruct…
Rank this Week: 3991

Ballad in Plain E

Ballad in Plain E

Covers law libraries and library technicians.

http://www.balladinplaine.com
  • May 13

    Ballad in Plain E is going into hibernation

    Ballad in Plain E is going into hibernation
    I guess I knew this day would come, but surprisingly, I’m not sad about it. With lots of exciting but time-consuming things happening in my life lately, and a moderately successful new group blogging endeavour underway, I’m just…
  • Mar 26

    The value of law library staff: the position, or the person?

    The value of law library staff: the position, or the person?
    Karen over at Library Technician Dialog has just written a great post entitled “A Value Proposition“.  In it she explains something we’ve been thinking and talking about lately: why Winnipeg law firms don’t employ as…
  • Mar 24

    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Marg Anderson and Darlene Taylor

    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Marg Anderson and Darlene Taylor
    I’ve been thinking all day about who I might write about for Ada Lovelace Day, the day that celebrates women and technology. I realised that it would only be fitting to write about two women who taught me during my two years doing the…
Rank this Week: 4041

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.
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Connie Crosby Links

Connie Crosby Links

Documenting the World Wide Web, one webpage at a time.

http://conniecrosbylinks.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Negotation Skills for Librarian

    Negotation Skills for Librarian
    My colleague Yasmin was asking if I knew of any materials on negotiation skills. Here are a few things I came up with:We covered it at NE2007 -- the audio is on this page-- http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/NE2007/Proceedings.html it is program…
  • Mar 12

    South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Link

    South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Link
    South by Southwest is not just a music event, but also a big event in the social media industry. I'm pulling together a few links to help me track everything while I watch from afar:Main page: http://www.sxsw.com/Schedule: …
  • Feb 25

    Stem Legal Update

    Stem Legal Update
    My friend and colleague Steve Matthews of Stem Legal is a busy guy! Here are some of his recent announcements:
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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: 4096

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
  • May 13

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998( “the Act”) provides for different types of condominiums, which in turn allows developers to utilize a condominium plan which is best suited to their needs. These…
Rank this Week: 4120

Christian Pearce

Christian Pearce

Covers Canadian criminal justice issues.

http://cplegal.ca/criminallawnews/
  • Jul 22

    Interviewed about Toronto gun violence in Globe & Mail

    Interviewed about Toronto gun violence in Globe & Mail
    The Globe & Mail’s Adrian Morrow interviewed me about the issue of gun violence in Toronto for this piece, “New attitude dismisses code of the street-gang world.” He quotes me on the role of police and a subject that was … Continue…
  • Jul 19

    The Star connects shooting, hip-hop and Hennessy

    The Star connects shooting, hip-hop and Hennessy
    The Star’s Antonia Zerbisias found a way to reintroduce hip-hop into the dialogue surrounding gun violence in the streets of Toronto. Concentrating on the French cognac brand Hennessy and tracing its history, Zerbisias Googles up a bunch of…
  • Jul 6

    Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence

    Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence
    Criminal defence lawyer Jeffrey Mazin struck a blow for Charter rights this month, after he successfully argued to strike down the mandatory minimum sentence for offering to transfer a firearm contained in s. 99 of the Criminal Code. Mazin…
Rank this Week: 4156

Frank Sperduti

Frank Sperduti

Covers expropriation law in Canada.

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

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship
    Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, highlights the importance of understanding the roles that the lawyer and appraiser play in the adversarial process and what each brings to the team. Read full paper… Frank…
  • Jan 31

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection
    Recovery of damages for injurious affection is a fundamental part of the basket of claims afforded to owners impacted by a partial taking.  Conceptually, injurious affection seems straight-forward enough:  the decrease in the value…
  • Jan 29

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board
    This is the first pre-hearing conference decision in respect of the appeals related to the new City of Hamilton (City) Urban Official Plan adopted by the City on July 9, 2009 wherein Frank Sperduti of BLG represents the Appellants, Freeland…
Rank this Week: 4309

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

http://www.yourbestdefence.com/legal-commentary/
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
  • Jun 2

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge
    With consent, it is not illegal in Canada to have a sexual relationship with someone older than sixteen years of age, regardless of the age difference between the two parties. An exception to this rule occurs when the sexual relationship…
  • Mar 12

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home
    Can the Police Enter Your Home Without Your Permission?The ruling of R. v. Zargar, 2014 ONSC 1415 affirms that police cannot generally enter a person’s home without permission except under very limited circumstances. The case also…
Rank this Week: 4407

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: 4482

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Nov 21

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?
    Bankruptcy does require than you make monthly payments which are part of the cost of declaring bankruptcy in Ontario. You will make arrangements with your bankruptcy trustee about how often you will make these payments (monthly, bi-weekly…
  • Nov 7

    Can You Leave The Country During Your Bankruptcy?

    Can You Leave The Country During Your Bankruptcy?
    There is no legal restriction preventing you from leaving the country if you have filed a bankruptcy in Ontario.  However, there are numerous situations where you are required to be physically present.  The inability to attend in…
  • Oct 24

    Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Oppose my Discharge?

    Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Oppose my Discharge?
    Yes, it is possible for a bankruptcy trustee to oppose your bankruptcy discharge. Your discharge could also be opposed by either a creditor or the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. Most oppositions to a bankruptcy discharge in Ontario happen…
Rank this Week: 4521

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
  • Apr 30

    Welcome to Canada! Using Regulation A+ to List on the CSE, TSX or TSX Venture Exchange

    Welcome to Canada! Using Regulation A+ to List on the CSE, TSX or TSX Venture Exchange
     By Alixe Cormick Using Regulation A in conjunction with listing on the CSE, TSX, or TSX Venture Exchange in Canada is an option that will become more practical for United States (US) based issuers once proposed changes to Regulation A…
  • Apr 21

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?
    By Alixe Cormick Asking what the “all-in-costs” are for preparing an offering memorandum (an OM) is like asking how much it costs to build a house. A new 4,000 square foot custom-built house in West Vancouver, BC will cost more…
  • Apr 17

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form
      By Alixe Cormick In Canada, two crowdfunding specific exemption proposals are out for public comment: a start-up crowdfunding exemption and an integrated crowdfunding exemption. Six provinces (including Saskatchewan) are…
Rank this Week: 4542

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 25

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage
    As part of its commitment to families and to help reduce poverty, the New Brunswick provincial government will increase the minimum wage to $10.30 per hour by the end of 2014.
  • Nov 18

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014
    All Ontario businesses and organizations with 20 or more employees are required to complete four steps.
  • Nov 11

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension
    Published online in Canadian Employment Law Today, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd.: Reasonable notice should be bridge to full pension if dismissed employee is close to eligibility: Ontario court
Rank this Week: 4628

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Nov 21

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie
      Featured Articles: Vulnerable Families When families face troubled times, the law can guide and help. The Calculation of Child Support: A Basic Guideline Mark G. Jones The Federal Child  Support Guidelines remove some of the…
  • Oct 21

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta
    CPLEA has recently updated the information on Adult Interdependent Relationships at Canadian Legal FAQs. In Alberta provincial law doesn’t use the term “common law” to describe two people who are living together but are not…
  • Sep 11

    LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law

    LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law
    Featured Articles: Looking at Criminal Law Perhaps more than any other area of the law, criminal law is constantly evolving. Recent Developments in Criminal Law New laws abound as the government focuses on crime.  Are they all…
Rank this Week: 4721

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Nov 20

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment
    The double-taxation agreement between Canada and Spain has been amended to reduce withholding tax rates on dividends and interest payments, and to include standard provisions for the exchange of tax information. The post Canada – Spain…
  • Nov 6

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure
    Canadians with income from foreign assets are now obliged to report them in much more detail on Form T1135. The post CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Oct 17

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
    Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and effect. There has…
Rank this Week: 4723

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
  • Oct 29

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
Rank this Week: 4787

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/
Rank this Week: 4752

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers Canadian construction law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/canadian-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 4784

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 4822

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4902