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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, November 28, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, November 28, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, November 28, 2014:Criminal Defense Attorneys: The Michael Brown Grand Jury Was a Lie—viaIs this a new lawyer television show or Jian Ghomeshi’s…
  • Nov 27

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, November 27, 2014:Retired judge taking over G20 disciplinary hearing has history of overturned decisions | The Toronto StarBC Civil Liberties Association challenges…
  • Nov 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, November 26, 2014:NDP MP says she gave no 'explicit' consent to Liberal's alleged advances Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom says extradition fight has cost him $10…
Rank this Week: 116

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
  • Nov 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-27
    Music bodies launch legal challenge against new UK private copying rules http://t.co/KPmX24Cx4v -> ISPs should police web pirates: Tina Arena http://t.co/QLM0pitj5O -> Senator Pressures Visa, MasterCard To Stop Serving File-Sharing…
  • Nov 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-26
    Canada Revenue Agency privacy breach leaks prominent Canadians' tax details http://t.co/yDYb4tlEUR -> Alberta considers privacy amendments allowing union intrusions http://t.co/rKJwUNve4l -> Link to Perfect10 v Giganews case…
  • Nov 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25
    Social media terms of service may be trumped by Canadian law http://t.co/HGrhOsu8V9 -> Regin computer spying malware has 'stealth' features, Symantec says http://t.co/BnlXAcsnGp -> Hacker claiming ties to Anonymous forces Toronto police…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
  • Nov 26

    Little Guy's Fight on Copyright

    Little Guy's Fight on Copyright
    The US Supreme Court case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is an interesting case from two perspective. First, the case opened the grey market for copyright. Now, someone can import copyrighted materials (usually cheaper) and sell…
  • Nov 25

    Thurgood Marshall Interview

    Thurgood Marshall Interview
    With all the goings on in Ferguson, I will leave the commentary and observations to others. Here, however, is an old interview with the great Thurgood Marshall, where we see some interesting aspects of his nuanced views:
Rank this Week: 113

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 28

    Vote for the 2014 ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Vote for the 2014 ABA Journal Blawg 100
    ABA Journal is holding its 8th annual Blawg 100 competition that allows readers to vote on the best legal blogs in 13 categories. Readers can register for free to be able to vote: We [ABA Journal staff] remember the blogs that have tipped us…
  • Nov 28

    The Friday Fillip: The Eleventh Month

    The Friday Fillip: The Eleventh Month
    Here, north of the equator, November is the Thursday of months. (Just as Thursday is the November of days.) It stands between you and a big holiday stretch, with nothing to offer but accumulating weariness and the irritating jingling…
  • Nov 28

    Dreaming of the Future of Law Firm

    Dreaming of the Future of Law Firm
    In my previous post, I identified a number of themes that weaved their way through the sessions I attended at the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) in August. I did note, however, that one session,…
Rank this Week: 168

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
  • Nov 25

    Introduction

    Introduction
  • Nov 25

    An Action Framework for Children and Youth in Canada

    An Action Framework for Children and Youth in Canada
    The National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY), in conjunction with its members and other partners, is proposing an Action Framework for Canada’s children and youth that identifies strategies to protect and enrich the lives of…
  • Jul 4

    Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Time

    Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Time
    Deepening Community is Paul Born’s fourth book and his most personal reflection to date on people, relationships, and what constitutes community in today’s “chaotic” society. 
Rank this Week: 212

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
  • Nov 28

    Can I Sue the Federal Government? If so, in What Court and Where?

    Can I Sue the Federal Government? If so, in What Court and Where?
    By Byron Shaw The forum in which to litigate is a difficult decision in any case that crosses provincial or national borders. It is even more complicated in claims against the federal government. The Federal Court has exclusive jurisdiction…
  • Nov 24

    What tangled webs we weave: The BCCA provides guidance on the tort of deceit and exclusion of liability clause

    What tangled webs we weave: The BCCA provides guidance on the tort of deceit and exclusion of liability clause
    By Ryan MacIsaac The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in Roy v Kretschmer, 2014 BCCA 429 provides guidance on the element of reliance in the tort of deceit. It also holds that a contractual clause limiting liability is…
  • Nov 24

    This Week at the SCC (21/11/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (21/11/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander This was a busy week at the Court, with the release of one oral decision, and eight leave-to-appeal rulings, all likely to be…
Rank this Week: 657

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    More on Recent and Current Developments at and Concerning the Copyright Board of Canada

    More on Recent and Current Developments at and Concerning the Copyright Board of Canada
    I recently wrote about the reversal by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) of the CAFDE decision by the Copyright Board in which the Board erroneously reversed its own originally erroneous decision. I indicated that that this…
  • Nov 21

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision
    The Copyright Board has been reversed once again by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), which is the Court responsible for reviewing its decisions when a party believes that there has been a reviewable error.  This ruling is…
  • Nov 17

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step
    Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to Quebec Superior Court authorize Copibec to proceed by way of a class action. Two immediate…
Rank this Week: 593

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Nov 28

    Funding made available for Gladue report writers in Ontario

    Funding made available for Gladue report writers in Ontario
    In an unusual step, a northern Ontario aboriginal legal services group says it will write Gladue reports for accused indigenous people at the bail stage of criminal proceedings thanks to new funding from Legal Aid Ontario.Nishnawbe-Aski Legal…
  • Nov 28

    News Roundup - November 28, 2014

    News Roundup - November 28, 2014
    CanadaB.C. lawyer suspended for disclosing client’s confidential information during media interview, The ProvinceEzra Levant loses libel case and must pay man he defamed as ‘illiberal Islamic fascist’, The National…
  • Nov 27

    Prominent Quebec lawyer named to SCC

    Prominent Quebec lawyer named to SCC
    Suzanne Côté has been named to the Supreme Court of Canada, bringing the number of women judges on the highest court to four.The Quebec trial lawyer has been head of the Montreal litigation group at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt…
Rank this Week: 289

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 28

    The Price of Admission to the TPP Talks Revealed: U.S. Demanded Canada Pass Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation

    The Price of Admission to the TPP Talks Revealed: U.S. Demanded Canada Pass Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation
    In the years leading up to Canada's entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, there was considerable speculation about demands imposed by the U.S. For example, I wrote in 2012 about two reported demands: that Canada was stuck…
  • Nov 26

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”
    The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Nov 28

    The Powers of Attorney Registry that Wasn’t

    The Powers of Attorney Registry that Wasn’t
    In 2011, a bill was put forward for first reading in the Ontario legislature called Bill 21, Protection of Vulnerable and Elderly People from Abuse Act (Powers of Attorney), 2011.  Bill 21 never made it past this stage, but it would have…
  • Nov 27

    Estate Administration Taxation Regulation Consultation

    Estate Administration Taxation Regulation Consultation
    Consultation is drawing to a close on the new draft regulations under the Estate Administration Tax Act.  Amendments to the Act came into force in 2011, promising new regulations to follow.  The long-awaited regulations were posted…
  • Nov 26

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer
    Listen to Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyers Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss an article by Michael Sneeringer on the advisability of…
Rank this Week: 357

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 667

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
  • Nov 6

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
Rank this Week: 647

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/
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Nov 25

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?
    Employment law and the issue of extreme work hours are tricky. Employers can hire an employee and request that they work an extensive amount of time.  On the onset, this seems illegal and confusing for employees.  However, this…
  • Nov 21

    Reasonable notice of Termination

    Reasonable notice of Termination
    Reasonable notice of termination is a principle used where an employer has an obligation upon termination to either provide advanced, reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice under the legislation.  Most often than not,…
  • Nov 21

    Employment offer was ended before it started

    Employment offer was ended before it started
    Employment offers are known to make recruits pleased and satisfied with the prospect of beginning a new journey. It also gives them a sense of security in knowing that their financial obligations will be met. What if an employee is given a…
Rank this Week: 546

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
  • Nov 24

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 17

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 10

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014
    14 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2014: K 236 F37 2014 A study of mixed legal systems : endangered, entrenched or blended Lund Humphries Publishers 2014 xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm. K 3240 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 272

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

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

    What leadership really mean

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

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

    Partner compensation: Start making sense
    I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 288

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 465

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

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

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
  • Jan 23

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court
    [15]           The plaintiffs rely on a document entitled The Trial Warrior Blog dated November 11, 2013 that discusses Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802 (CanLII), 2013 ONSC 5802…
Rank this Week: 658

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Protected: bob’s stuff

    Protected: bob’s stuff
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    haswell – not much of a tock, is it? at least not for desktop. http://t.co/Z4WytI0cnO 2013-06-02 analysis of carbon footprint of a tesla s. not as green as i thought, but still pretty good. http://t.co/6fPPVFnNzA 2013-06-02 better…
  • Jun 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    for the next time someone says you don't need project controls aren't because of agile. http://t.co/RhdKFAr58d 2013-05-27 quebec cracks down on airbnb. or rather those who rent out their home using airbnb. http://t.co/fU22acDtHs 2013-05-27…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 621

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: 500

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 258

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4792

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Nov 28

    McKesson: Additional Submissions on Motion

    McKesson: Additional Submissions on Motion
    “The Order and Reasons for Recusal do not and should not form part of the record before this Court. Their existence in the public domain does not compromise the ability of this Court to adjudicate the appeal or the appearance and…
  • Nov 27

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada

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

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
Rank this Week: 3276

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/
  • Nov 28

    OSC adopts new prospectus exemption to permit issuance of securities to existing securityholder

    OSC adopts new prospectus exemption to permit issuance of securities to existing securityholder
    The Ontario Securities Commission yesterday announced the adoption of a new prospectus exemption that will allow companies listed on the TSX, TSX-V, Canadian Securities Exchange or Aequitas NEO Exchange to raise capital from existing…
  • Nov 28

    Canadian regulators propose new rules for clearing agencie

    Canadian regulators propose new rules for clearing agencie
    On November 27, the CSA published for comment proposed harmonized rules respecting clearing agencies that would set out certain requirements in relation to the application process for seeking recognition as a clearing agency (or an…
  • Nov 28

    CSA propose rights offering prospectus exemption

    CSA propose rights offering prospectus exemption
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday published for comment proposed amendments to existing rules intended to create a streamlined prospectus exemption for rights offerings. The new amendments are intended to ease some of the…
Rank this Week: 4311

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 2461

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Law Commission of Ontario Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal Registered Disability Savings Plan

    Law Commission of Ontario Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal Registered Disability Savings Plan
    The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released its final report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP. RDSP refers to the Registered Disability Savings Plan: "Under the Income Tax Act (ITA), adults can open an RDSP for…
  • Nov 26

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Contract Law

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Contract Law
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on December 9, 2014 on contract law: "There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what law school students study and learn in their first year contracts law class, …
  • Nov 25

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada
    Federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson released his Fall 2014 report Tuesday which includes a critical audit of activities at Library and Archives Canada.Among the findings:Library and Archives Canada is not acquiring all the archival…
Rank this Week: 2216

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    Ontario’s Human Rights Commission issued a statement on November 25, 2014 in relation to sexual harassment and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The statement reminds employers as to what constitutes sexual harassment as well as how to…
  • Oct 31

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company
    Unpaid internships were discussed in an April 8th posting in this blog and it is clear that most Ontario interns have to be paid.  But what about employees in start-up companies?  Can employers provide them with stock…
  • Oct 6

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay
    Ms. Fair was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “Board”) from 1988 to 2004, when her employment was terminated.  During her employment, Ms. Fair had developed a psychiatric disorder, namely,…
Rank this Week: 3277

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/
  • Nov 27

    “The Use of an Interpreter, on its Own, Is Irrelevant to the Issue of Credibility”

    “The Use of an Interpreter, on its Own, Is Irrelevant to the Issue of Credibility”
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court addressing whether a witness who has a good understanding of English should have their credibility negatively assessed where they choose to testify trough an interpreter.…
  • Nov 26

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb
    Reasons for judgement were released recently by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, finding a bus driver partly liable for injuries after a passenger fell while disembarking the bus. In the recent case (Isaacs v. Coast Mounatain…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial
    To date I am aware of two cases in British Columbia that have awarded damages for the costs of medical marijuana to treat personal injuries (these can be accessed here and here).  Earlier this week reasons were released by the BC Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1616

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/
  • Nov 27

    Whose life insurance is it anyway?

    Whose life insurance is it anyway?
    Sometimes a couple separates and one spouse must pay child support to the other. They usually put the arrangement into a Separation Agreement so that the terms are clear. On occasion, the spouse who is paying the support agrees (or is…
  • Nov 23

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court
    CBC News is carrying an excellent article about inheritance and resulting disputes. I wish I could say it was all doom and gloom, but after 30 years in the industry I have to say that disputes and struggles are the norm, not the exception.…
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release
    I often receive questions about the release forms that are to be signed by beneficiaries. Here is one from a reader that I've heard more than once, that should be of interest to many of you. "Is there a standard release form ? I have…
Rank this Week: 4701

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

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

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

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

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

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
Rank this Week: 2015

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    Summary Judgment: It’s the “New Black”

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

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

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

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

    The word “of” can decide a case: a lesson for contractual drafting and interpretation
    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice shows that the outcome of important questions of statutory or contractual interpretation can sometimes turn on the meaning of the smallest and most ordinary words. As the court noted…
Rank this Week: 2691

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The importance of insuring your ATVs, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicle
    It's starting to get a bit chilly outside and snow is on the horizon. Many snowmobile enthusiasts are gearing up for another great winter on the trails. Before you head out this season, the Court of Appeal just released an important ruling…
Rank this Week: 2805

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

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

    Law Library Extended Hours – November/December 2014

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

    New Books at the Law Library – November 24, 2014

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

    New Books at the Law Library – November 17, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – November 17, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K120 .F76 2014 Delee Fromm, Advance Your Legal Career: Essential Skills for Success (Markham: LexisNexis, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K2251 .H65 2014 John Hollander, Case Analysis: The Critical Path to Persuasion…
Rank this Week: 4395

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection
    A lot of laypersons  may be surprised to find out that some work visas are not based on law but on policy.  Policy is the least strong in the hierarchy of Law/Regulations/policy.   Some work permits based on policy…
  • Nov 18

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment
    I recently attended a seminar on the “International Mobility” seminar, dealing with the entry of Foreign Nationals into Canada as temporary foreign workers.  The assessment of such workers has evolved.   …
  • Nov 10

    Stop the Polygamy!?

    Stop the Polygamy!?
    The proposed law, the alarmist and shrilly titled “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – Addressing Polygamy” will no doubt be a Great Tool for officers to refuse applications on the basis of misrepresentation…
Rank this Week: 4833

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Nov 26

    Estate Planning Considerations for the Family Cottage

    Estate Planning Considerations for the Family Cottage
    In the last few years, I had the pleasure of spending many summer weekends at a friend’s family cottage in the beautiful Georgian Bay. Like many retired Canadians, my friend’s parents spend virtually every weekend at their…
  • Nov 19

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: RESP contributions are not deductible

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: RESP contributions are not deductible
    Matt C. Altro is a regular contributor to Paul Delean’s business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt’s answer to the third question below. Lowering the tax bill on…
  • Nov 18

    News Summary for the Week of November 10, 2014

    News Summary for the Week of November 10, 2014
    Over the past week, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
Rank this Week: 4969

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

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

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting

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

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

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

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land
    The newsletters, conferences and webcasts are all still abuzz with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 decisions in Tsilhqot’in (June 26) and Keewatin (July 11). The two cases will frame the discussion…
Rank this Week: 4797

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC .  As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems…
  • Nov 17

    CRTC on CASL enforcement

    CRTC on CASL enforcement
    Some businesses seem to be ignoring the CASL anti-spam law.  Their attitude is that it’s been months since it’s been in force, nobody’s been fined, and there have been no public enforcement actions (other…
  • Nov 13

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary
    November 16, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this blog – over 1500 posts since November 16, 2004. To put that in perspective, twitter was launched in March 2006,  Facebook didn’t open to non-college students until…
Rank this Week: 1861

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

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

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia

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

    Cerebral palsy treatment

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

    Wrong-way vehicle injures jogger in Nova Scotia

    Wrong-way vehicle injures jogger in Nova Scotia
    Halifax Regional Police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a wrong-way vehicle ran into a jogger in an intersection. The incident happened at Cogswell Street and North Park Street at about 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. At an intersection...
Rank this Week: 3212

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 4929

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2809

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2808

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

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

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC
    This is a terrific resource for founders. The post Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VCs appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 3100

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

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

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage

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

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014

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

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension
    Published online in Canadian Employment Law Today, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd.: Reasonable notice should be bridge to full pension if dismissed employee is close to eligibility: Ontario court
Rank this Week: 1983