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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 24

    CRTC Advisory on CASL Consent Record Keeping

    CRTC Advisory on CASL Consent Record Keeping
    The CRTC recently issued a media advisory entitled Enforcement Advisory – Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent. It doesn’t add anything new – but reinforces what the CRTC is looking for.…
  • Aug 24

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Teva Canada Limited v. Bank of…
  • Aug 24

    Scarcity and Justice

    Scarcity and Justice
    Close your eyes. Imagine living in a small apartment, with your partner and your two children. You bought it because four years ago a salesman told you it was cheaper to buy than to rent. You feel cheated because there’s so much to the…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 58

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: 137

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: 144

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: 124

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 24

    University of Saskatchewan and Nunavut Arctic College partner for JD program

    University of Saskatchewan and Nunavut Arctic College partner for JD program
    For the first time in more than a decade, Nunavut Arctic College will be offering a law degree program in Iqaluit. Through a partnership with the University of Saskatchewan outlining a five-year fixed-term contract, the university’s…
  • Aug 24

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 24, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 24, 2016
    Canada Ontario animal rights activist who gave water to pigs begins trial today, Canadian Press Richard Henry Bain found guilty of second-degree murder, Canadian Press OPP seek driver of black compact car in fatal crash, Canadian…
  • Aug 23

    LPP programs kick off for third year in pilot project

    LPP programs kick off for third year in pilot project
    Ontario’s Law Practice Programs are kicking off for another year this week, marking the third year of the Law Society’s Pathways pilot project. Ryerson University’s LPP program kicked off yesterday with 270 candidates…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Aug 23

    Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace
    Accommodating mental illness is an extremely complex area for employers to navigate.  Unlike physical disabilities, the need for a mental health accommodation is often difficult to detect, and the employee’s medical prognosis can…
  • Jul 28

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software
    Employee monitoring software serves one primary purpose: to make sure employees are doing what they are supposed to.  It can be installed on computers and other devices and can track an incredible amount of information. For example,…
  • Jul 26

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW
      In case you have been living under a rock for the past month the Pokémon GO game craze has hit Canada.   Players catch, trade and battle Pokémon that pop into existence alongside real-world physical objects when…
Rank this Week: 264

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 7

    Should This Be Stopped? Foreign Mothers Give Birth to Children in Canada to Secure Citizenship

    Should This Be Stopped? Foreign Mothers Give Birth to Children in Canada to Secure Citizenship
    Canada, the true north strong and free, is the envy of the world and one of its most valuable assets is its citizenship. Before the Harper government left office they made sweeping changes to Canada’s Immigration Act, making it more…
  • Aug 6

    Another Crazy American Judge Story

    Another Crazy American Judge Story
    There will always be debates about what it is like to be a judge. Some say it’s a highly stressful position, while others argue it is a “cushy” power job, with no one looking over your shoulder as you command your courtroom.…
  • Jul 23

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin
    Ohio lawyer, Andrea Burton, was handcuffed and led out of a courtroom by an attending sheriff when she refused to comply with Judge Robert Milich’s  multiple requests that she remove her Black Lives Matter pin.  After her…
Rank this Week: 470

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 4

    Some light summertime reading for you

    Some light summertime reading for you
    Even though Law21 was offline for the first half of 2016, I was still busy writing a number of articles and contributing columns to several publications worldwide. Now that they’ve all been published, and since, let’s face…
  • Jul 28

    The endangered partner

    The endangered partner
    Last time out, I wrote at some length about the coming obsolescence of law firm associates. So it now seems only fair to turn the spotlight onto the other category of lawyers within law firms: partners. (Equity partners, that…
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
Rank this Week: 335

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 24

    Criminally inadmissible into Canada, now what?

    Criminally inadmissible into Canada, now what?
    Criminally Inadmissible into Canada, what are my options? If you are a foreign national and you have been found inadmissible into Canada on grounds of criminality there are several options that are available in order for you to be able to…
  • Aug 17

    Slippery Policies Behind Proposed Changes to Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rule

    Slippery Policies Behind Proposed Changes to Work Permits and Temporary Foreign Workers’ Rule
    The granting of applications such as Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)  and many work permits is subject to policy imposed by Canada’s immigration department.  Policy – as distinct from law – can be…
  • Aug 5

    Is Canada the best place to immigrate to? (A Response to a Quora Reader)

    Is Canada the best place to immigrate to? (A Response to a Quora Reader)
    Toronto immigration lawyer’s point of view on the above question is circumscribed by the location, i.e., being located in an urban setting in Canada. A significant factor when determining which country would be  the best place to…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
  • Aug 24

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Shoulder Injury

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archived ICBC case summaries involving shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Campbell River Registry, assessing damages for a rotator cuff tear requiring surgical…
  • Aug 23

    $65,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent Myofascial Pain”

    $65,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent Myofascial Pain”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic back injury. In today’s case (Cirillo v. Mai) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2012 collision where her vehicle…
  • Aug 17

    Defense Expert Appointment Dismissed for “Waiting at their Peril”

    Defense Expert Appointment Dismissed for “Waiting at their Peril”
    Unpublished reasons for judgement were recently released by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, dismissing a defence application for an independent medical assessment for being brought too late in the process. In the recent case (Bains…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Aug 22

    Executor who wouldn't give info to beneficiaries to pay own costs of $80,000

    Executor who wouldn't give info to beneficiaries to pay own costs of $80,000
    The number one complaint I hear about estates is not about the cost or the time it takes. It's about the fact that executors refuse to part with information about the estate, even to beneficiaries with a legal entitlement to the information.…
  • Aug 22

    Age gracefully and free of parasitic progeny: Ethically Speaking

    Age gracefully and free of parasitic progeny: Ethically Speaking
    The title of this article grabbed my attention right away, since it deals with exactly the same things I have dealt with over the last 30 years: the potential for estate disputes and drama over Mom and Dad's estate. The article was recently…
  • Aug 16

    How can I make sure the beneficiary has to prove she deserves the money?

    How can I make sure the beneficiary has to prove she deserves the money?
    Have you ever seen someone inherit a substantial sum of money and thought that they didn't deserve it? It's an interesting concept - that the law should only allow deserving beneficiaries to receive an inheritance. A reader recently wrote to…
Rank this Week: 771

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/
  • Aug 19

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer
    Amendments to TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Policy 4.5 – Rights Offerings are now in effect reflecting guidance released by the TSXV earlier this year following the adoption by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) of…
  • Aug 19

    T+2 settlement prompts proposed amendments to NI 24-101 and publication of consultation paper

    T+2 settlement prompts proposed amendments to NI 24-101 and publication of consultation paper
    The migration to a standard T+2 settlement cycle on September 5, 2017 is part of the impetus for amendments proposed by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement (NI…
  • Aug 16

    Common Reporting Standard legislative proposals published in Canada

    Common Reporting Standard legislative proposals published in Canada
    Roanne C. Bratz - On July 29, 2016, the Department of Finance Canada released for public comment a package of draft legislative proposals and explanatory notes relating to a number of measures announced in the 2016 federal budget, which…
Rank this Week: 514

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 16

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll
    Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Bains has created an expert panel, held meetings across the country, and launched a public…
  • Aug 16

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2016 as Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science…
  • Aug 8

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder
    The Canadian government plans to review the state of copyright law next year, but a recent government-commissioned study indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders. They prefer to focus on their efforts on generating…
Rank this Week: 582

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for July 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for July 2016
    Just one new Quickscribe 2.0 annotation to share for July: Paul Wilson, Fasken Martineau LLP – Petroleum And Natural Gas ActGrab your free trial of Quickscribe 2.0 today -- it's an easy and effective way to research, track and…
  • Jul 5

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2016
    Just a short update to highlight the legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in June:Health Professions Act -- OnPoint Legal Research Corporation Community Charter  -- Michael Hargraves, Stewart McDannold…
  • Jun 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2016
    Five local legal annotators contributed to Quickscribe 2.0 in May: OnPoint Legal Research Corporation -- Health Professions Act, Human Rights Code Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers -- Foreign Money Claims Act, Legal Services Society…
Rank this Week: 520

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: 557

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 743

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: 791

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

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

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

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

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

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

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 596

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 735

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: 699

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Aug 24

    Terminating an Employee for Voicing His Political Opinion : What Are The Potential Consequences?

    Terminating an Employee for Voicing His Political Opinion : What Are The Potential Consequences?
    Terminating an employee for expressing his political opinions at work can be costly for an employer. This is what  an employer learned after being ordered to pay 91 073,46 $ to an employee following his termination for sharing his…
  • Aug 24

    NLRB allows student assistants to form union

    NLRB allows student assistants to form union
    In the much anticipated Columbia University decision, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its most recent precedent and held that student teaching assistants at private colleges and universities are statutory employees under the…
  • Aug 23

    Continuous service: Prior casual service count

    Continuous service: Prior casual service count
    A majority of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has recently held that for the purposes of calculating notice of termination and redundancy entitlements for permanent employees under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act), a prior…
Rank this Week: 1547

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
  • Aug 23

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender
    Non-bank lenders are increasing their market presence in both acquisition financing and the provision of financial solutions for ongoing operations, including in the asset-based lending context.  The increased presence of non-bank…
  • Aug 18

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES
    With fall around the corner and looming tax changes, certain private companies – Canadian-controlled Private Corporations (generally, private corporations that are controlled by Canadian residents, referred to herein as CCPCs) –…
Rank this Week: 1564

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 24

    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
  • Jul 25

    New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate

    New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate
    Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced today in new legislation.
  • May 19

    B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2

    B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2
    BC Registry Services have produced an initial transition guide for existing societies operating under the current Society Act, to allow those existing societies to transition to the rules under the new Societies Act.
Rank this Week: 2068

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4762

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 24

    A Gift or not a Gift? That is the Question

    A Gift or not a Gift? That is the Question
    Many people transfer assets to an adult child, but they often do not clearly express why they have done so. The transfer may be meant as a gift, a way of avoiding probate fees, or to simply allow access to a bank account so that their child…
  • Aug 23

    TRUST INSTALLMENT REQUIREMENTS, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

    TRUST INSTALLMENT REQUIREMENTS, INTEREST AND PENALTIES
    One of the many tasks associated with the administration of trusts is making sure all tax payments are made on a timely basis to protect the trust and its beneficiaries from avoid interest and penalties. In this regard, most trusts are…
  • Aug 22

    PASSING OF ACCOUNTS – PART I “WHAT DOES IT MEAN and WHY IS IT NECESSARY?”

    PASSING OF ACCOUNTS – PART I “WHAT DOES IT MEAN and WHY IS IT NECESSARY?”
    As part of any administration, it is important for the Executor or Trustee to maintain records of all transactions taking place within the estate or trust
Rank this Week: 3091

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 24

    It’s back to school time!

    It’s back to school time!
    This can be an exciting time for some kids and maybe a bit upsetting for others.  For parents that are separated, it can be an especially stressful time.  Questions come up about how much time the children should be spending with…
  • Jul 19

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?
    As most families are aware, the new Canada Child Benefit (“CCB”) effective July 1, 2016 is the replacement for the Child Canada Tax Benefit (“CCTB”) & the Universal Child Care Benefit (“UCCB”). Prior to…
  • Jun 15

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce
    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is a government agency that represents children in custody and access proceedings. A judge cannot order that the OCL act for a child but simply can “request” that it do so. The…
Rank this Week: 3748

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 24

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping
    The CRTC recently issued a media advisory entitled Enforcement Advisory – Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent.  It doesn’t add anything new – but reinforces what the CRTC is looking…
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
Rank this Week: 2264

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 24, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 24, 2016 at 6:39am PDTDid you know that certain terms of an employment…
  • Aug 23

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 23, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:29am PDTWhere all matrimonial issues have been resolved at the…
  • Aug 22

    140Law: Top 10 Legal Headline

    140Law: Top 10 Legal Headline
    140Law: Here are your leading legal headlines for the week of August 22, 2016.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 22, 2016 at 7:55am PDT- Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our…
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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/
  • Aug 24

    Litigation Privilege: Emerging Issue

    Litigation Privilege: Emerging Issue
    Every civil litigator has to quickly get up to speed on the question of litigation privilege, a subject area that continues to evolve and change each year. A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision touches on some important…
  • Aug 19

    Living la vida locum

    Living la vida locum
    The Law Society of Alberta recently announced the creation of Locum Connect, a program intended to connect lawyers interested in temporary or part-time work with firms and solo practitioners. Commonly used in the medical profession, the locum…
  • Aug 5

    Some "toking" advice

    Some "toking" advice
    There are a lot of ways to communicate legal advice to clients, including in song. Will Hutson and Chris Harris, two lawyers from Waco, Texas, became internet sensations when their musical video "Don't Eat Your Weed" went viral. The…
Rank this Week: 4475

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 23

    CDC Study on Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Home

    CDC Study on Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Home
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) in the United States recently published the results of a study where it determined that Americans living in multi-unit housing, such as condominiums, are more likely to smoke…
  • Aug 18

    15% Additional Tax on Residential Purchases by Foreign Nationals in Vancouver

    15% Additional Tax on Residential Purchases by Foreign Nationals in Vancouver
    Effective August 2, 2016, the Province of British Columbia imposed an additional 15% transfer tax on residential real estate purchases in the Greater Vancouver Regional District by foreign nationals. This tax was imposed in an effort to curb…
  • Aug 16

    Animals on Condo Balconie

    Animals on Condo Balconie
    680 News recently reported about a dog that had been left on a condominium balcony for over three hours on a day where the temperature approached 37° Celsius. The owner of an adjacent unit, who was concerned about the dog’s…
Rank this Week: 4612

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1891

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Aug 22

    Australia: Regulator considers permitting the sale of food derived from low THC hemp seed

    Australia: Regulator considers permitting the sale of food derived from low THC hemp seed
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions in response to its draft variation of the Food Standards Code that would permit the sale of foods derived from low tetrahydrocannbinol (THC) hemp.  The proposal…
  • Aug 18

    Judge declines to certify order for appeal in Texas Teladoc case

    Judge declines to certify order for appeal in Texas Teladoc case
    On August 15, 2016, United States District Judge Robert Pitman denied the motion of the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) to certify order for an immediate appeal of the court’s decision not to dismiss the Teladoc case.  The…
  • Aug 15

    Australia trials “Health Care Homes”, a new model of primary health care

    Australia trials “Health Care Homes”, a new model of primary health care
    Australia is set to trial a new model of primary health care based on the successful “Health Care Homes” programs in Canada and the United States. Australia’s version of the Health Care Homes scheme was proposed in broad…
Rank this Week: 1554

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 22

    New Books at the Law Library – August 22, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – August 22, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE470.A7 .P75 2016 Stephen G.A. Pitel, Joost Blom , Elizabeth Edinger, Geneviève Saumier, Janet Walker & Catherine Walsh, Private International Law in Common Law Canada: Cases, Texts, and…
  • Aug 11

    Light Reads @ the Law Library

    Light Reads @ the Law Library
  • Aug 9

    Irwin Law e-Book

    Irwin Law e-Book
    UBC Library has access to many Irwin Law titles online, including the “Essentials of Canadian Law” series. Includes: a good overview of the law in a broad range of subject areas including criminal law, torts, contracts,…
Rank this Week: 3985

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: 3321

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Aug 22

    Bill 132 Update: MOL Releases Code of Practice to Help Employers Comply with OHSA’s Harassment Provision

    Bill 132 Update: MOL Releases Code of Practice to Help Employers Comply with OHSA’s Harassment Provision
    Further to our series of posts on Ontario’s new Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, which amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has recently issued a Code of Practice to Address Workplace…
  • Aug 19

    Double Check those Bonus Plans!

    Double Check those Bonus Plans!
    The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. should have all employers running to double-check and possibly amend their bonus plans.  A further case released on the same day by the same…
  • Aug 18

    Intrusive surveillance systems for security purposes: the line Big Brother must not cro

    Intrusive surveillance systems for security purposes: the line Big Brother must not cro
    Technological developments and the need for employers to monitor employees’ activities and to minimize accidents and hazards require constant adjustments in order to respect the right to privacy. While it may be tempting for employers…
Rank this Week: 3322

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
  • Aug 22

    Recent Acquisitions, August 15 – August 22, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, August 15 – August 22, 2016
    17 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2016: HD 8038 I8 M32 2004 The culture of profession in late Renaissance Italy University of Toronto Press, 2004 xv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K ……
  • Aug 15

    Recent Acquisitions, August 8 – August 15, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, August 8 – August 15, 2016
    25 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 11 from 2016: Passing wealth on death : will-substitutes in comparative… Braun, Alexandra,, Röthel, Anne, K 805 A6 P37 2016 Passing wealth on death :…
  • Aug 8

    Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide on CanLII

    Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide on CanLII
    More great news from CanLII: Fans of the Best Guide Guide to Canadian Legal Research will be pleased to know that the site is now being hosted and updated by CanLII. The Best Guide has been freely available on the … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4600

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 22

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?
    BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many…
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
  • Aug 8

    Video Blog: How Being Represented by a Lawyer Protects Your Medical Records & Injury Claim

    Video Blog: How Being Represented by a Lawyer Protects Your Medical Records & Injury Claim
    Lawyers are not always needed, are they? Some people think its obvious why they don’t need a lawyer’s help after a car accident.  They weren’t at fault for the accident, so no one is blaming them.  The ICBC…
Rank this Week: 1964

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 21

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media
    by Megan Rolland In Canada, a recent Ontario arbitration decision serves as a cautionary tale for employers who use social media to interact with customers and clients. As we all know, the rapid growth of social media has changed the way…
  • Aug 14

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?
    by Deanah Shelly You’ve watched True Detective and Law & Order. You’ve seen search warrants in action. The police need them to gather evidence involving murder, illegal drugs, and firearms. But beware! Search warrants can also…
  • Aug 7

    Nonunionized federal employees in Canada insulated from without-cause dismissal

    Nonunionized federal employees in Canada insulated from without-cause dismissal
    by Christopher Pigott A sharply divided Supreme Court of Canada recently overruled the Federal Court of Appeal and held that, subject to narrow exceptions, federal employers are not entitled to terminate nonunionized employees without cause…
Rank this Week: 4957

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/
Rank this Week: 2357

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the data fusion business sounds like it has significant potential but is also just a bit disconcerting. https://t.co/X6bgdYarOF 2016-08-12 google seems to be working on a new open source os for more powerful phones and pcs. intriguing. via /.…
  • Aug 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ioc prohibits press from making animated gifs of olympics. <scratches head> https://t.co/GWow5NXkGr 2016-08-05 peta files appeal in monkey selfie case; argues that copyright act not limited to human authors. https://t.co/zDAHE938oa…
  • Aug 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    last day for free upgrade to win10. if you're so inclined. https://t.co/DqFovycLu9 2016-07-29 us dhs releases guidelines on cyber incident reporting by private companies to the federal govt. https://t.co/n9cAk4rzSV 2016-07-30 museum visitor…
Rank this Week: 4631

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Contest Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline

    Contest Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline
    Guest post by Brian D. Fergemann Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (Chicago) August 18, 2016 Earlier this year, Pinterest quietly updated its guidelines for conducting contests and other types of promotions on the Pinterest platform. Those…
  • Aug 16

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority
    Practical Law Canada – Competition has published a new Legal Update discussing recent Competition Bureau compliance program developments. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update. Featured Update Practical Law Canada…
  • Aug 9

    Updated Canadian Contest Law Rules & Form

    Updated Canadian Contest Law Rules &amp; Form
    Promotional contests (or “sweepstakes” in the U.S.) continue to be very popular for companies and brands. In this regard, I recently updated my Canadian contest law rules and forms in key popular areas, which include legal…
Rank this Week: 2861

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Advertising Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline

    Advertising Law: Pinterest Quietly Updates Its Promotion Guideline
    Guest post by Brian D. Fergemann Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (Chicago) August 18, 2016 Earlier this year, Pinterest quietly updated its guidelines for conducting contests and other types of promotions on the Pinterest platform. Those…
  • Aug 16

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority

    Competition Compliance Programs Continue a Competition Bureau Priority
    August 16, 2016 Practical Law Canada – Competition has published a new Legal Update discussing recent Competition Bureau compliance program developments. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update. Featured Update Practical Law…
  • Aug 16

    Ontario Court of Appeal Opens Door to Extend 2-Year Competition Act Private Actions Period

    Ontario Court of Appeal Opens Door to Extend 2-Year Competition Act Private Actions Period
    August 16, 2016 In an important decision released August 11, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the discoverability principle applies to the private actions limitations period section of the Competition Act (the “Act”)…
Rank this Week: 2860

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Things to watch out for when it comes to your Long Term Disability Claim (LTD Ontario)

    Things to watch out for when it comes to your Long Term Disability Claim (LTD Ontario)
    Our law firm gets a ton of calls from people who have been denied Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits from their insurers (Great West Life, Manulife, Sun Life, Industrial Alliance, SSQ, Co-Operators, RBC Insurance, Desjardins, Equitable Life,…
  • Aug 10

    Insurer Cherry Picks what surveillance to disclose in a car accident case

    Insurer Cherry Picks what surveillance to disclose in a car accident case
    Certain fact patterns in cases are so unbelievable, that even the most experienced and seasoned personal injury lawyer can’t make them up. Just when you thought you’d seen it all… It’s common for insurers in Ontario…
  • Aug 4

    More tips on completing the OCF-18 Treatment Plan after a car accident in Ontario

    More tips on completing the OCF-18 Treatment Plan after a car accident in Ontario
    One of the most commonly asked questions of our personal injury lawyers is how innocent car accident victims can get the insurance company to pay for their medical/rehab treatment following a car accident. This involves the proposed service…
Rank this Week: 2905

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    EPA Fracking Study Attacked

    EPA Fracking Study Attacked
    On August 11, 2016, EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) challenged EPA’s recent determination that hydraulic fracking mechanisms did not lead to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United…
  • Aug 16

    UK Shale Wealth Fund- payments direct to affected household

    UK Shale Wealth Fund- payments direct to affected household
    Plans for a Shale Wealth Fund were announced in last year’s autumn statement with proceeds expected to be shared between community trusts and local authorities. However, the Shale Wealth Fund Consultation launched on 8 August 2016…
  • Aug 1

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
Rank this Week: 1559