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Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 25

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Aug 25

    Stealing Your Professional Identity: Online, It’s Just Too Easy

    Stealing Your Professional Identity: Online, It’s Just Too Easy
    Increasingly, professional services are available through global online platforms. It’s a popular concept and Upwork is a leading example. Upwork is a global freelancing platform with twelve million registered independents (sellers) and…
  • Aug 24

    Of Copyright, Copyleft and the Unique Creative Commons Needs of PLEI

    Of Copyright, Copyleft and the Unique Creative Commons Needs of PLEI
    Unlocking Intellectual Property Last May, Vancouver Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, announced it would develop and adopt an open licensing policy. This is a big deal for an organization that spends over…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 83

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: 65

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 25

    LAO to negotiate with staff lawyers’ union of choice

    LAO to negotiate with staff lawyers’ union of choice
    After years of resistance, Legal Aid Ontario has agreed to come to the bargaining table to negotiate with its staff lawyers’ chosen union, the Society of Energy Professionals. Legal aid lawyers, who mounted an intense campaign on the…
  • Aug 25

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 25, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 25, 2016
    Canada Councillor resigns after online post about killing of aboriginal man, Canadian Press Female Mounties allowed to wear hijab: RCMP, Canadian Press Police seek two suspects after shooting in London, Ont., Canadian Press United…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 211

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 310

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

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

    WPC 2016 and the Global Tech Community

    WPC 2016 and the Global Tech Community
    Yesterday was Day 1 of the annual Microsoft World Partners Conference here in Toronto.  As the news continues to highlight the distressing conflicts south of the border and around the world, a conference like WPC is a…
  • Jul 7

    Top 3 Uniquely Canadian Workplace Issue

    Top 3 Uniquely Canadian Workplace Issue
    Toronto is a great place to be a tech employer. It’s a cool city with exciting innovation and talent. If you’re a US company considering getting in on the action in Toronto, there are few things you should know about the True…
  • Jul 5

    The Perils of Working with Intern

    The Perils of Working with Intern
    Because of the recent controversy surrounding unpaid interns, we have been getting many calls from concerned employers about their obligation when working with interns and employers’ rights when interns do not work out. Pay As a general…
Rank this Week: 335

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Jun 9

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government
    The Yukon Territorial Government has published a “Yukon Quartz Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy,” dated February 2016 (Policy). The Policy is intended to cover all lands in Yukon, whether Category…
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
  • Apr 14

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule
    Effective May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators will implement new take-over bid rules that will introduce significant changes to bid mechanics, including lengthier minimum deposit periods.  For a description of the…
Rank this Week: 400

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: 280

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: 276

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 25

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016
    MergerMarket Group recently published its July edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the first half of 2016, which was marked by a departure from last year’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1807

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement
    An interesting Canadian Business article on paid endorsements caught my eye earlier today. It discusses the increasing scrutiny of advertising regulators in Canada and the United States to require clear disclosures of material connections for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2784

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement

    Canada Increases Scrutiny of Online Paid Endorsement
    August 25, 2016 An interesting Canadian Business article on paid endorsements caught my eye earlier today. It discusses the increasing scrutiny of advertising regulators in Canada and the United States to require clear disclosures of material…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2783

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 25

    More interesting links added

    More interesting links added
    I often spruce up the "Interesting Links" section of this blog, taking down anything that's outdated and adding new things I've found. Today I added links to: probate forms for Nova Scotia  probate forms for PEI PEI Registry of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4932

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:10am PDTOntario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2171

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 25

    GTA New Condo Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2010

    GTA New Condo Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2010
    Research conducted by Urbanation Inc. indicates that the supply of unsold new condominium units in the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”) is at its lowest level since 2010. (Urbanation Inc. is a research company that has been analyzing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2981

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 25

    Where do our taxes go?

    Where do our taxes go?
    Do you know what the average cost of care is in Ontario for a hospital stay? How about the cost of care to remain at home with support services provided by the public sector? The figures may surprize you!
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2969

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: 3428

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: 1809

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: 1630

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: 788

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: 4733

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4716

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: 3275

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: 2199

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: 4459

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1875

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: 1810

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: 4296

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: 3425

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: 2972

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: 1846

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: 4975

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: 548

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: 3916

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: 4584

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: 2795

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: 1812

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    CISS Publishes Essential Audit Template for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

    CISS Publishes Essential Audit Template for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
    CISS has newly integrated the PCI DSS V 3.2 standard into the CISS framework on the Nimonik platform. Performing and reporting PCI audit/testing is now easier than ever before, using the CISS PCI template. You can shape your PCI audit…
  • Aug 18

    Better Facility and Division Comparison

    Better Facility and Division Comparison
    Nimonik is very happy to introduce an improved Facility Comparison Report. This report allows you to quickly identify operations that are performing better than others. You can easily see the average score for each Facility and then you can…
  • Aug 11

    Nimonik Offers New OSHA Checklists to Counter Machine Guarding Hazard

    Nimonik Offers New OSHA Checklists to Counter Machine Guarding Hazard
    According to the United States Department of Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there were an average of 4,821 workers killed on the job in 2014, with more than 92 fatalities a week and 13 deaths every day[1].…
Rank this Week: 4378

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Aug 17

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane
    Canada has the highest volume of seaplane operations in the world. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (“TSB”) estimates that in the Vancouver Harbour alone, about 300,000 passengers travel on about 33,000 seaplane flights…
  • Jul 26

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection
    There are many ways in which passengers book air travel. Some use travel agents or tour companies, while others choose to book their travel online. Travel agents ought to be well accustomed to leaving adequate time between flights. When…
  • Jun 15

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?
    In the 2014 decision of Thibodeau v. Air Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that the Montreal Convention, an international treaty incorporated into Canadian law, exclusively governs passenger claims for damages in relation to…
Rank this Week: 4759

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Aug 16

    CPLEA is hiring!

    CPLEA is hiring!
    The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is Hiring! We are searching for the perfect Program Manager and an awesome Community Development Specialist. Community Development Specialist CPLEA Program Manager – August 2016
  • Jun 28

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016
    Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law.  This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.  Volume 40-6  July /…
  • Jun 21

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director
    Effective July 1, 2016, Jeff Surtees joins the Center for Public Legal Education Alberta as Executive Director. Jeff grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he attained his Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Juris Doctor degrees. …
Rank this Week: 1568

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Wrongful Dismissal Damages – Bonus Entitlement

    Wrongful Dismissal Damages – Bonus Entitlement
    In Paquette v TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618, the dismissed employee and his former employer could not agree on a severance package. The employee brought a summary judgment motion to determine the period of reasonable notice and damages.
  • Aug 11

    Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce 36th Annual Golf Tournament September 12, 2016

    Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce 36th Annual Golf Tournament September 12, 2016
    Minken Employment Lawyers is proud to be a sponsor of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament.
  • Aug 9

    Termination for Cause – Very Much Alive – Court of Appeal

    Termination for Cause – Very Much Alive – Court of Appeal
    As demonstrated in the Court of Appeal’s decision in Fernandes v. Peel Education & Tutorial Services Ltd. (c.o.b. Mississauga Private School), despite there not being a history of misconduct, the seriousness of an employee’s…
Rank this Week: 2542

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: 2035

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3432

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Aug 12

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?
    Tax professionals who advise clients on judicial review of the CRA’s discretionary decisions should monitor developments in the standard of review in light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Wilson v Atomic…
  • Aug 10

    CRA Provides OTIP Update

    CRA Provides OTIP Update
    The CRA’s Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) was launched in January 2014. From the CRA’s webpage describing the program: Launched as part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) efforts to fight international tax evasion…
  • Jul 5

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application
    In Gordon v Canada (Attorney General) (2016 FC 643), the Federal Court granted the taxpayer’s application for judicial review and reminded the CRA that it may not fetter its discretion when considering applications for interest relief.…
Rank this Week: 3429

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 12

    Your Spouse is Filing For Bankruptcy. Should You File Too?

    Your Spouse is Filing For Bankruptcy. Should You File Too?
    It’s a major concern for couples with debt. Your spouse is exploring bankruptcy as a debt relief option. You’re considering what the impact will be on yourself, and wonder: should I file too? Couples often ask me this and my…
  • Jul 8

    Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?
    Many people fear the word ‘bankruptcy’ and one reason in particular for this fear is the possible effect a bankruptcy may have on your job. The good news is that the bankruptcy rules were designed in such a way to give some a…
  • Jun 10

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip
    Most people who have financial issues do not have a budget and this is a common theme that comes up during the credit counselling sessions every bankrupt has to attend during their bankruptcy. Making a budget is perceived as a difficult and…
Rank this Week: 1628