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Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

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

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

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

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

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
  • Jan 27

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25

    Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25
    In TWU v. NSBS, Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court delivered a resounding vindication for freedom of religion last month, overturning a Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulation which would have prohibited Trinity Western University…
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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

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

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0

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

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 3031

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule

    Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rule
    ~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for…
  • Mar 24

    Celebrating achievment

    Celebrating achievment
    I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this…
  • Dec 18

    Getting Feedback

    Getting Feedback
    Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips.…
Rank this Week: 4958

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: 2295

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.

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

    WEATHER WATCH - WINTER WALKING and DRIVING in NOVA SCOTIA

    WEATHER WATCH - WINTER WALKING and DRIVING in NOVA SCOTIA
    More winter weather on the way Looks like we are in for another blast of winter tonight and tomorrow. Makes you wonder when it will end. Our senior associate Mark Raftus has been getting a lot of calls the last few days from people who have…
Rank this Week: 4487

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

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

    Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

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

    How to unshorten and shorten link

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

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?

    Summer Student Training: How Much Is Too Much?
    Tips from Susannah Tredwell for designing a summer student training program, via Slaw.ca. The only thing I'd add is to show the students where the candy jar is, too -- gives them an extra reason to come to the library :)
Rank this Week: 4374

Joshua Slayen

Joshua Slayen

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

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

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer

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

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

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

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law
    How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a…
Rank this Week: 3026

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

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

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
  • Mar 15

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

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

    Arbitration Award Enforced Through The Oppression Remedy

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

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

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
Rank this Week: 3521

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Mar 3

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel
    Last month saw an interesting study emerge from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. It discusses the current and potential role of lawyers in the area of cybersecurity and the emerging, but still nascent, field of…
  • Feb 8

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014
    As we move more into 2015, I thought I’d put together my own list of the more interesting Canadian privacy cases of 2014. These are judicial decisions so there’s no Commissioner findings or orders here. Some of these…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law
    Whenever a new technology arrives, society always plays “catch up” to determine what norms to apply to the use of that technology. It’s probably how we got traffic lights after the advent of automobiles.  One…
Rank this Week: 4768

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: 4368

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/
  • Feb 10

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.
    Before your doctor performs any medical procedure on you he or she is supposed to get your permission. The process the doctor is supposed to go through is called informed consent. Informed Consent: What does it mean? As I explain in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3663

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: 2381

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: 2300

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: 5088

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

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

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

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

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 4756

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Nov 25

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
    This is a fantastic resource on terms of use. Lawyers are trapped by the law in this area – your clients need them, but everyone knows the exercise is, in many cases, absurd, built as it is on the largely untrue notion that terms are…
  • Nov 24

    Top internship opportunities in technology

    Top internship opportunities in technology
    This is mind-boggling. The post Top internship opportunities in technology appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 3454

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: 2543

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: 4012

Duhaime's LawMag

Duhaime's LawMag

Features legal news and opinion on broad range of justice and law topics.

http://www.duhaime.org/LawMag.aspx
Rank this Week: 4794

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

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

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

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

    Email Policies - Some Resource

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

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

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 3215

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: 2296

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Jul 25

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service
    On July 27th, 2013, Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by James Forcillo, a Toronto police officer following an altercation on a TTC street car. In the wake of this tragedy, Chief Bill Blair engaged former Supreme Court Justice, Frank Iacobucci…
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
Rank this Week: 2302

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law…

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog

Covers tax, governance and other legal matters for Canadian non-profits. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/charities-and-not-for-profit-law/
  • Jul 11

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie
    The CRTC has now released new guidance on CASL and charities on its CASL FAQ page (look under the “Registered Charities” heading). The FAQ sheds some more light on how regulators will approach the registered charities…
  • Jul 11

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie
    The CRTC has now released new guidance on CASL and charities on its CASL FAQ page (look under the “Registered Charities” heading). The FAQ sheds some more light on how regulators will approach the registered charities…
  • Jun 25

    Further Update on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception

    Further Update on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception
    We explained recently that Imagine Canada had reported further guidance from Industry Canada about CASL’s charitable fundraising exception. [More…]
Rank this Week: 2301

Workplaces That Work

Workplaces That Work

Covers workplace conflict management systems. By Blaine Donais.

http://workplacesthatwork.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto
    The Workplace Fairness Institute offers this two day professional development seminar to ADR professionals, ombuds, human resources practitioners, diversity consultants, managers and union representatives.  This seminar will provide…
  • May 29

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary
    The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness…
  • May 29

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI
    The top-down management of conflict in the workplace can be frustrating for everyone. Typically, conflict is addressed after things have gotten out of hand and the conflict is entrenched in the workplace. Your best employees have left and…
Rank this Week: 2829

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

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

    Who is Your Daddy?

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

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 3615

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 5

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service
    I must admit to being rather neglectful of this sad little blog of late. Nothing but summaries of tweets for quite some time, along with a long, long list of half-written (and unpublished) posts. In any event, in case anyone…Read more…
  • Mar 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    facebook releases hack – an open source programming language using dynamic and static typing. http://t.co/5BxUAXiO0I 2014-03-21 us tax authorities issue guidance on income tax implications of bitcoin. mining is taxable.…
  • Mar 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the netherlands opens door to carrier-agnostic sim cards. very interesting possibilities. http://t.co/LjnBJlJUdR 2014-03-18 us navy plans to beam energy down from orbiting solar panels. dyson spheres will be a few more years.…
Rank this Week: 3591

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: 2803

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Canadian Legal Research Blog

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

http://legalresearch.org/blog/
  • May 11

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource

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

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

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal
    There are a couple of interesting tidbits regarding legal information issues in the 2013 Annual Report of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Court’s Library Committee reports that in light of increasing costs the Judges’…
  • Mar 25

    QP LegalEze is moving its content to the free BC Laws website

    QP LegalEze is moving its content to the free BC Laws website
    The Queen’s Printer of British Columbia has announced that, in order to increase access to legislative material, the content currently accessible by subscription on QP LegalEze will be made available on the free BC Laws website. On…
Rank this Week: 3163

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: 3139

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: 2297

Law Library News

Law Library News

Covers featured books and library announcements. By the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta Law Centre.

http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/law
  • Feb 21

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    Hello. This blog has now been discontinued, however, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @RutherfordLib#UALWeir and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordLibrary. The Rutherford and Weir Law Libraries are now staffed by the same team…
  • May 14

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information
    The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available…
  • Apr 29

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 4950

Aboriginal Law Blog

Aboriginal Law Blog

Covers aboriginal law in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Aboriginal-Law
  • Sep 24

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right
    The Alberta Court of Appeal in R. v. Hirsekorn, 2013 ABCA 242 recently upheld restrictions on Métis hunting rights in the Cypress Hills area of southern Alberta. Mr. Hirsekorn was convicted for shooting wildlife outside of the regular…
  • May 24

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. Moulton brought an action against several members of the Aboriginal Fort Nelson First Nation (“FNFN”) after said…
  • May 8

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act
    The Government of Alberta introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature today. A copy of the Bill can be found here. [More…]
Rank this Week: 5064

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: 3176

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: 4905

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: 2728

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: 4116

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: 3870

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: 2544

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: 3709

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: 4671

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: 4249

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 2947

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: 4435

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

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

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

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

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

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

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

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 3289

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: 4262