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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 20

    Reduce Communication-Related Claims by Understanding Cognitive Bia

    Reduce Communication-Related Claims by Understanding Cognitive Bia
    This article is by Ian Hu, claims prevention and practicePRO counsel at LAWPRO. Understanding cognitive biases can help reduce communication-related claims, which are the biggest source of malpractice claims. While many cognitive biases are…
  • Feb 20

    Machines Regulating Humans: The Q&A

    Machines Regulating Humans: The Q&A
    This is a follow up to my previous post on Benjamin Alarie’s talk about the potential of using machine learning to regulate human activity. The presentation was followed by a great question and answer period and I thought I’d…
  • Feb 20

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Legal Reference Librarian Theresa Rei

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Legal Reference Librarian Theresa Rei
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Theresa Reiss,…
  • Feb 19

    Program for WILU 2017 Library Instruction Conference

    Program for WILU 2017 Library Instruction Conference
    WILU stands for Workshop for Instruction in Library Use and is an annual Canadian conference devoted to research and innovations in the area of information literacy and library instruction.The 2017 conference takes place May 23-25 in…
  • Feb 19

    Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile, 2015

    Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile, 2015
    The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics has released its most recent annual report on Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile:"The 2015 edition of the report features an in-depth analysis of self-reported childhood …
Rank this Week: 88

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 95

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 143

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Applying the Bardal Factor

    Applying the Bardal Factor
    BY GARRY J. WISE AND RACHEL SPENCEThe innovative, former president of CanLii, Colin Lachance, recently acquired the iconic Maritime Law Book, and it appears that he is well on his way to continuing to revolutionize Canada's legal information,…
  • Feb 16

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday February 16, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, and Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
  • Feb 15

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday February 15, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, and Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website…
Rank this Week: 163

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 190

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
  • Feb 14

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a wrongful death allegation seeking damages from ICBC on behalf of an unidentified motorist. In today’s case (Parmar Estate v. British…
  • Feb 14

    Adverse Costs Insurance “Is Not a Proper or Necessary Disbursement “

    Adverse Costs Insurance “Is Not a Proper or Necessary Disbursement “
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, finding that the cost of an insurance policy protecting a plaintiff from adverse costs/disbursements consequences should the prosecution of an…
Rank this Week: 208

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement
    Our latest podcast is now up on our website. This time we answered a number of questions about how estate lawyers bill, what to do if the bill is too high, and other such essential money matters. Click here to see the list of podcasts and…
  • Feb 14

    Elderly widow involved in bitter estate dispute

    Elderly widow involved in bitter estate dispute
    A recent blog post by Toronto lawyer Charles Ticker, who blogs at The Sibling Fight, talks about the ongoing fight between 91-year-old Margaret Davies and her son, Sidney. The issue is that Mrs. Davies' husband had promised Sidney that on his…
  • Feb 6

    If a will leaves money to "my children or the survivors of them", who exactly are the survivors?

    If a will leaves money to "my children or the survivors of them", who exactly are the survivors?
    If a will says that a gift is left to "my children or the survivors of them", who is meant by "the survivors of them"? If I leave a sum of money to my siblings "or the survivors of them", who exactly are those…
Rank this Week: 247

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

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

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

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

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

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 296

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 318

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 364

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 17

    City of Nelson wins appeal in adverse possession case

    City of Nelson wins appeal in adverse possession case
    The City of Nelson in British Columbia has won its appeal of a British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that found in favour of a couple who had claimed title to a parcel of land under continuous adverse possession. Lawyer Ryan Dalziel…
  • Feb 17

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 17, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 17, 2017
    CanadaOntario judge rebuked for ending day early as delays pile up, Globe and MailCalgary woman pleads guilty in 2014 death of her nine-year-old daughter, Canadian PressTriple murderer Douglas Garland to be sentenced today in Calgary court,…
  • Feb 16

    Mylan wins in patent battle over combo arthritis drug

    Mylan wins in patent battle over combo arthritis drug
    A generic version of an anti-inflammatory combination drug used for those with various forms of arthritis will now be made available for the first time in Canada and in fact the world, and for less.Considered a major win in Federal Court,…
Rank this Week: 394

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 15

    Trump administration to roll back net neutrality

    Trump administration to roll back net neutrality
    In 2015 the US FCC took steps to prevent ISPs from discriminating against internet traffic.  This is called Net Neutrality, which Wikipedia describes as “…the principle that Internet service providers and…
  • Feb 1

    Trump’s executive order on foreigners strips privacy protection for Canadian

    Trump’s executive order on foreigners strips privacy protection for Canadian
    Included in Trump’s reprehensible executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” was this: Sec. 14.  Privacy Act.  Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law,…
  • Jan 25

    The end of cloud computing

    The end of cloud computing
    That’s the title of a 25 minute video that is worth watching if you have an interest in where computing is going. Don’t panic if you have just decided to do more of you business computing in the cloud.  That isn’t going…
Rank this Week: 421

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 425

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course
    I have the honour of being included in the faculty for a course on Capacity and Influence, which will be held in both Edmonton and Calgary, presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta.The course is chaired by John Poyser, author of…
  • Feb 8

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry
    The presumption of resulting trust is a presumption of law that applies when one person gratuitously transfers property to another. The presumption is that the person transferring the property did not intend to make a gift, and that the…
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
Rank this Week: 454

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
  • Jan 10

    Board Diversity Series: Voices of proxy advisers and other influencer

    Board Diversity Series: Voices of proxy advisers and other influencer
    Amanda Linett and Cheryl De Los Santos -  Proxy advisers such as Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have started to respond to the changes in corporate governance relating to gender diversity, and to encourage…
  • Dec 9

    Keep Calm and Carry On - InterOil and Smoothwater

    Keep Calm and Carry On - InterOil and Smoothwater
    Sean Vanderpol - There are, generally speaking, relatively few judicial decisions touching on the practical aspects of M&A law in Canada, particularly when compared to the output of the Delaware courts.  In November, however, we saw…
Rank this Week: 490

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

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

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

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
  • Feb 14

    Punitive Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Case

    Punitive Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Case
    A recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice highlights that terminating employees requires careful planning, particularly where just cause is alleged. The case is Morison v Ergo-Industrial Seating Systems Inc., 2016 ONSC 6725…
Rank this Week: 524

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant
    Property owners may covenant with one another in connection with their lands.  They may agree to negative covenants, which prevent certain things from being done on or with the land. For example, a negative covenant may prohibit certain…
  • Feb 9

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property
    Most real estate transactions in Ontario today involve title insurance.  Purchasers obtain title insurance to protect against unknown defects in title that crop up after the closing of the transaction, and title insurance policies…
  • Feb 3

    Compensation for Injurious Affection: Impact on remaining land or impact on financial position of owners?

    Compensation for Injurious Affection: Impact on remaining land or impact on financial position of owners?
    AltaLink expropriated a right-of-way over a strip of land from an Alberta couple for an electrical transmission line.  In a compensation hearing before the Alberta Surface Rights Board (the "Board"), the owners were denied compensation…
Rank this Week: 561

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Feb 17

    Lateness and Absenteeism

    Lateness and Absenteeism
    In General, an employer has a reasonable expectation that employees will not be late for work on a regular basis and on time. If an employee is regularly absent without permission then, under the right circumstance, the employer may have…
  • Feb 17

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal
    Constructive dismissal is when an employer alters the fundamental conditions of the employment contract, which gives the employee little choice but to resign. Many employees do feel that relocation is constructive dismissal. The general rule…
  • Feb 13

    Tips for Legally Sound Termination Letter

    Tips for Legally Sound Termination Letter
    It is all too easy to write a termination letter that does not comply with the law.  Here are some common pitfalls and tips for ensuring that your termination letter is legally sound: Tip #1 – Consider whether you may be using…
Rank this Week: 571

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    internet backbone provider cogent cuts off the pirate bay and other pirate sites. first step on the slippery slope? https://t.co/a6ANe6HKBS 2017-02-13 interesting (but long) piece on the most successful ticket scalper in the us and the ticket…
  • Feb 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    an interesting peek at the poker ai that bested humans. https://t.co/HJPK8SNjdE 2017-02-03 why ups trucks don't turn left. quite interesting. https://t.co/tqswHI0CzD 2017-02-08 goldman has replaced 600 traders with 200 engineers since 2000…
  • Feb 2

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i never fail to be impressed by boston dynamics – their latest creation – a wheeled robot. https://t.co/T6vzLgQ43o 2017-02-01 interesting piece on the sometimes imperfect world of science and one fellow who's funding attempts to…
Rank this Week: 577

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Feb 10

    Nova Scotia Appeals Court: No privacy and defamation double-dip damage

    Nova Scotia Appeals Court: No privacy and defamation double-dip damage
    The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, in Marson v Nova Scotia, 2017 NSCA 17 has affirmed the decision of the NS Supreme Court, which found that you don't get to double-dip on damages if essentially the same is grounded in invasion of privacy and…
  • Feb 7

    Did the Canadian Federal Court take the first step to a "right to be forgotten" with a global take-down order?

    Did the Canadian Federal Court take the first step to a "right to be forgotten" with a global take-down order?
    This past week, the Federal Court of Canada released a very interesting decision in A.T. v. Globe24h.com, 2017 FC 114, which seems to be the first step towards a Canadian "right to be forgotten". (You may recall that I generally don't think…
  • Feb 2

    My testimony on the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act

    My testimony on the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act
    Earlier this week, I was invited to testify before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics as part of their study of the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (here's the notice of meeting:…
Rank this Week: 593

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Competition Bureau Announces FinTech Innovation Workshop Detail

    Competition Bureau Announces FinTech Innovation Workshop Detail
    February 14, 2017 Earlier today, the Competition Bureau announced the details of its upcoming FinTech innovation workshop on February 21, 2017. Included are the Bureau’s agenda, webcast details and workshop primer. For the full details,…
  • Jan 23

    Environmental Claims: Competition Bureau Cautions Businesses to Back Up Claims, Issues New Guideline

    Environmental Claims: Competition Bureau Cautions Businesses to Back Up Claims, Issues New Guideline
    January 23, 2017 Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) issued a Business Alert warning businesses to ensure that their eco-related claims, such as using the terms “organic”, “green” and…
  • Jan 23

    Is It Time to Reward Competition Act Whistleblowers?

    Is It Time to Reward Competition Act Whistleblowers?
    January 23, 2017 In my new Canadian Lawyer column today, I discuss the whistleblower provisions of the Competition Act and ask whether rewarding whistleblowers would help keep procurement markets competitive in light of increased…
Rank this Week: 597

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 599

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 655

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 669

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Lawyers Who Argue “Gonzo Logic”

    Supreme Court of Canada Refuses to Hear Lawyers Who Argue “Gonzo Logic”
    While President Trump’s opponent are having a large-scale melt-down over his recent appointments, perhaps the most consequential of these appointments is his nomination of Justice  Neil Grosuch to replace the late Justice Scalia on…
  • Jan 22

    When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?

    When Will Our Judges Speak Out Forcefully Against Perjury?
    In yet another British Columbia family law decision, the court fails to denounce, in the strongest terms, a litigant whose testimony is rife with lies. Yes, this judge addresses credibility, but in the same anemic way that permeates most…
  • Jan 15

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?
    It is common knowledge that a doctor who enters into an intimate relationship with his/her patient will typically lose his license to practice medicine. But what about lawyers? Is a sexual relationship between a lawyer and his client…
Rank this Week: 714

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 17

    Digital Estate Planning – Part 1: Digital Assets: to Preserve or Destroy

    Digital Estate Planning – Part 1: Digital Assets: to Preserve or Destroy
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. Last year, we wrote about the steps that owners of digital assets should take to preserve assets and ensure a smooth transition of such assets to…
  • Feb 15

    Approving Donor Recognition

    Approving Donor Recognition
    Charities like to name things after donors.  Simply, big gifts mean more prominent “naming opportunities”.  Ontario’s Minister of Health recently issued a directive to hospitals stipulating that they can’t…
  • Feb 14

    Medical Emergency Cards – A Logical Follow-up to POAPC

    Medical Emergency Cards – A Logical Follow-up to POAPC
    As regular readers know, we occasionally invite guest bloggers to contribute to All About Estates  Today’s blog was written by Norman Bowley, a partner and chair of the Estates and Succession Group at Low Murchison…
Rank this Week: 751

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice
    Most EHS professionals know that an efficient Internal Audit Program can drive profits for an organization. On the flip-side, a weak Internal Audit program can create chaos and tremendous physical and financial loss. Nimonik’s…
  • Feb 7

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice
    A well-structured Internal Audit program increases revenue, cuts costs and makes the workplace safer, leading to operational excellence while avoiding potential damage. This White Paper authored by, John Wolfe, an internationally recognized…
  • Feb 3

    The Intersection of EHS Compliance and Technology

    The Intersection of EHS Compliance and Technology
    To not know history is to forever be a child. – Cicero Environmental protection has never been more important. As the world becomes wealthier and people in previously impoverished countries, such as China and India, begin to consume…
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Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 834

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 911

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
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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/
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017
    This past month, many pieces of legislation received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0. Take a look:Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP - Wildfire Regulation 38/2005, Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Act, Forest Planning and Practices…
  • Jan 10

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016
    The following pieces of legislation received new annotations in Quickscribe 2.0 last month:  Michael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart – Community Charter, Local Government ActRichard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP –…
  • Dec 9

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date

    Roundup of #clawbies2016 Nominations to Date
    We're a little over a week into the 11th annual Clawbies, and already more than 40 different blogs, vlogs, and podcasts are in the running. We'll add to this list as more nominations roll in.Have you made your nominations in the Canadian Law…
Rank this Week: 966

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 20

    Happy Louis Riel Day!

    Happy Louis Riel Day!
    Happy Family Day Readers! As you are enjoying your day off from work, or the beginning of Reading Week for those students out there, we bring you a brief biography of Louis Riel. In Alberta, we celebrate this statutory holiday...
  • Feb 17

    Anne Brown - THE Mother of Confederation

    Anne Brown - THE Mother of Confederation
    George Brown (1818-1880) was a political figure instrumental in Confederation, as well as a prominent newspaperman. In fact, his Globe merged with another paper after his death to become The Globe and Mail. Today's post is not about him.…
  • Feb 16

    Who Wears the Pants in Confederation? Luce Cuvillier

    Who Wears the Pants in Confederation? Luce Cuvillier
    Luce Cuvillier lived from 1817 until 1900.1 During her life she saw Upper and Lower Canada unite together and then with other colonies of British North America in Confederation. She is often mentioned as the mistress of George-Etienne…
Rank this Week: 987

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: 1035

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

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

    Recent Acquisitions, February 13 – February 20, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 13 – February 20, 2017
    45 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 5 from 2017: K 487 E3 N46 2017 Neoliberal legality : understanding the role of law in the neoliberal project Routledge, 2017 x, 214 pages ; 24 cm Ethics and … Continue…
  • Feb 13

    Recent Acquisitions, February 6 – February 13, 2017

    Recent Acquisitions, February 6 – February 13, 2017
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 10 from 2017: K 213 R488 2016 Rhetorical processes and legal judgments : how language and arguments shape struggles for rights and power Cambridge University Press, 2016 xi,…
  • Feb 10

    Legal resources on the Trump administration

    Legal resources on the Trump administration
    If you’re scratching your head about what’s going on south of the border, here are a some recently compiled legal resources on the Trump administration from academic, reliable sources. Beats “alternative facts” any…
Rank this Week: 1149

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1167

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    Need Canadian Contest Rules and Forms For a Promotion?

    Need Canadian Contest Rules and Forms For a Promotion?
    Are you running a Canadian contest or sweepstakes and need forms for terms and conditions, disclosure and winner releases? I can help and offer a variety of contest forms and contest packages for running popular types of contests in Canada,…
  • Jan 23

    Competition Bureau Cautions Businesses to Back Up Environmental Claims, Issues New Guideline

    Competition Bureau Cautions Businesses to Back Up Environmental Claims, Issues New Guideline
    Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) issued a Business Alert warning businesses to ensure that their eco-related claims, such as using the terms “organic”, “green” and “eco-friendly”, comply with…
  • Jan 23

    Is It Time to Reward Competition Act Whistleblowers?

    Is It Time to Reward Competition Act Whistleblowers?
    In my new Canadian Lawyer column today, I discuss the whistleblower provisions of the Competition Act and ask whether rewarding whistleblowers would strengthen competition law enforcement in Canada. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full…
Rank this Week: 1210

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 16

    Condominium Corporation Seeks Court Order Requiring Mental Examination of Unit Owner

    Condominium Corporation Seeks Court Order Requiring Mental Examination of Unit Owner
    In a recent case, TSCC No. 2395 v. Wong, a condominium corporation that was dealing with a unit owner whose behavior had become increasingly threatening, abusive, intimidating and dangerous, applied to the Court for an order that the unit…
  • Feb 14

    Summary of New Regulations Now Available

    Summary of New Regulations Now Available
    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! A detailed summary of the proposed amendments to the regulations under the Condominium Act was just released for review and comment. The four key areas are: Communications…
  • Feb 9

    Josh Milgrom’s Condo voice Article on LCBO Home Deliverie

    Josh Milgrom’s Condo voice Article on LCBO Home Deliverie
    Josh Milgrom discusses the introduction of LCBO’s home delivery service and what it means for your condo in the winter edition of Condo voice. To view the article click here.
Rank this Week: 1228

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1248

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Feb 16

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal
    By Patrick Williams In Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 SCC 1, the Court split 4-4-1 over the constitutionality of an immunity clause in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the “Board”). The case was resolved largely on…
  • Feb 8

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017
    By Kelli McAllister and Sara D.N. Babich The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual forecast of the top ten…
  • Feb 2

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016
    By Ryan MacIsaac and Dextin Zucchi   The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual review of the most significant appellate decisions of the past year. From criminal law to contracts, 2016 was full of exciting developments and we…
Rank this Week: 1307

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: 1395

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 1473

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: 1506

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
Rank this Week: 1585