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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 20

    Publications Nominated for the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • Apr 20

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind: Autonomy

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind: Autonomy
    Following up on his previous post on lawyers’ personality traits, Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses autonomy, a trait that helps lawyers do their job but makes them poor bedfellows in a law firm…
  • Apr 20

    The Table of Public Statutes for Ontario (Detailed Legislative History Tables) Are No More

    The Table of Public Statutes for Ontario (Detailed Legislative History Tables) Are No More
    Hello! On the day that the new E-Laws site went live, I sent them an email to ask where I could find the Detailed Legislative History Tables. Here is their reply: Dear Ms. Demers: Thank you for your e-mail concerning the new e-Laws web site…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 68

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 20

    Court offers rare guidance on right to oral discovery

    Court offers rare guidance on right to oral discovery
    Does a plaintiff have a right to an oral interrogation of the defendant? That issue was at the heart of a recent ruling that considered an “important practice issue” in a case involving a defendant who says he’s too ill to…
  • Apr 20

    Legal news roundup - April 20, 2015

    Legal news roundup - April 20, 2015
    CanadaMembers of British navy set to appear in N.S. court over sexual assault allegations, Canadian PressP.E.I. man to appear in court after expressing fears of committing act of terrorism, Canadian PressInuit village to ask court to overturn…
  • Apr 20

    This week at the SCC

    This week at the SCC
    This week, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals, including Rocco Galati’s constitutional challenge of Federal Court of Appeal Justice Robert Mainville to the Quebec Court of Appeal, as well as a business appeal that will…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Apr 20

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change
    I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem like a huge distance but with the traffic in Toronto…
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
  • Apr 16

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment
    Employees-beware of your work skeletons! Social media can be a good source for many things, even handy for employers to uncover employee work skeletons. Potential job candidates and employees need to be cautious about what they post and make…
Rank this Week: 168

Queen's Law Life

Queen's Law Life

Resources and personal experiences for students interested in law school.

http://queenslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!
    I've recently received some emails from students who have been accepted into the Class of 2010. Congrats! For those of you who were accepted into multiple law schools, it is now time to decide which best suits your personality and career…
  • May 3

    Sayonara Kingston

    Sayonara Kingston
    This past month has been crazy. Another class of Queen's Law grads is about to be unleashed onto the world. Our final set of exams has been written, our final papers have been submitted, our final keggers have been savored, etc.To an extent,…
  • Mar 26

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."
    The Montreal Gazette published an article about the law schools in Quebec. It seems like the process there is pretty much the same as the process in Ontario.First, beginning in February, there is a flood of student job applications at the top…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Apr 20

    A Game of Thrones and Copyright

    A Game of Thrones and Copyright
    Last week, four episodes of the new season of Game of Thrones – one of my favorite shows – were leaked onto the internet. Understandably, HBO was thoroughly displeased and a flood of articles were written about the morality of…
  • Apr 19

    Disputes Regarding Personal Property

    Disputes Regarding Personal Property
    The division of one’s personal property, which may include, jewellery, art, books, furniture, tools and clothing, can often become a significant source of tension and conflict amongst those who collectively stand to inherit such items…
  • Apr 16

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context
    A recent Ontario Supreme Court of Justice – Ontario Divisional Court decision, Park v. Myong, 2015 ONSC 2287, presents an interesting review and discussion of law of jurisdiction and conflict of laws in the Estates law context. In this…
Rank this Week: 371

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish
    Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month…
  • Apr 20

    You've Been Served - On Facebook

    You've Been Served - On Facebook
    In a March 27, 2015 decision in Baidoo v Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096, New York County Supreme Court Judge Mathew Cooper permitted substituted service of a divorce summons via Facebook: As recently as ten years ago, it was…
  • Apr 20

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testifyFBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all…
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Apr 20

    “The Standard of Proof Does Not Change” For Subjective Soft Tissue Injurie

    “The Standard of Proof Does Not Change” For Subjective Soft Tissue Injurie
    Sensible reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, confirming that the standard of proof does not change for a tort claim based on subjective soft tissue injuries. In last week’s case…
  • Apr 15

    65/35 Fault Split Following Vehicle / Bicycle Collision

    65/35 Fault Split Following Vehicle / Bicycle Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry addressing fault for an intersection collision between a motorist and a cyclist. In today’s case (Matkin v. Hogg) the Plaintiff was travelling on a…
  • Apr 13

    $95,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Wrist Injury

    $95,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Wrist Injury
    Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of non-pecuniary awards for wrist injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Chilliwack Registry, assessing damages for a chronic wrist injury. In…
Rank this Week: 471

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 425

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 523

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    History of the Law Library: 1945-2015

    History of the Law Library: 1945-2015
  • Apr 7

    April 2015 Extended Hour

    April 2015 Extended Hour
    Extended Exam Hours – April 11-28, 2015 Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.  
  • Apr 7

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1605 .O85 2008 Dominic O’Sullivan, Steven Elliott & Rafal Zakrzewski, The Law of Rescission, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KUQ350 .M38 2013 Richard Benton, Alex Frame…
Rank this Week: 243

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 15

    We’re hiring an associate!

    We’re hiring an associate!
    Saxe Law Office offers a full range of environmental law services to a wide range of clients, including businesses, municipalities, and individuals. We are looking for a junior associate to join our team, based at the Centre for Social…
  • Apr 14

    Bencher elections – a suggestion

    Bencher elections – a suggestion
    Every four years, Ontario lawyers elect their governing body, known as “benchers”. This week, Ontario bencher elections are underway again. To all my colleagues at the bar, please vote. And please consider re-electing my colleague…
  • Apr 14

    Directors of real estate agent liable for contaminated site?

    Directors of real estate agent liable for contaminated site?
    How far can no-fault liability for contaminated sites go? The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has issued a cleanup order to (among others) the accountant who held a power of attorney to sell a contaminated site for an…
Rank this Week: 531

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 8

    The smartwatch era is here

    The smartwatch era is here
    If you are an Apple fan, April 24 2015 marks the beginning of the smartwatch era – the date the Apple Watch is available. (Preorders start Apr 10th.) Smartwatches have been around for a while, but given the Apple reality distortion…
  • Apr 1

    Is your logo favicon friendly?

    Is your logo favicon friendly?
    A favicon is the small image that you see beside a web address in a browser tab. Similar images are sometimes used with social media names. Slaw, for example, uses as a favicon “Sl” in a particular font, Harrison…
  • Mar 31

    Happy World Backup Day

    Happy World Backup Day
    Today is world backup day, a reminder of how important it is to back up our data – and to do it daily. (I have not been able to figure out the origins of this day – Wikipedia doesn’t even have an entry for it – but the…
Rank this Week: 364

Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

Covers gaming law news from around the world with a focus on Canadian gaming law. By Christine J. Duhaime.

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • Oct 8

    Is money laundering rampant in the iGaming environment?

    Is money laundering rampant in the iGaming environment?
    Not really. Read our article in InterGaming Law for a full discussion on the issue of whether money laundering is actually more prevalent with online gambling and if so, whether it makes a difference whether the sites are regulated or...
  • Sep 6

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China

    Vietnam says Macau still money laundering capital for China
    According to this article in the Saigon Times, casinos in Macau remain the primary source of money laudnering for wealthy people from Mainland China. It refers to a report by China's national bank which estimates that in 2013, over $202...
  • Aug 16

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case
    The wife of Oman's foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London's Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamblle which she did...
Rank this Week: 354

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: 536

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 222

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4630

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2787

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Publications Nominated for the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • Apr 18

    April 2015 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

    April 2015 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World
    The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The…
  • Apr 18

    Upcoming Webinar on Library Polices: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Upcoming Webinar on Library Polices: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    The Education Institute, the continuing education program developed by The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada, is organizing a webinar on Library Polices: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly on April…
Rank this Week: 638

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 3029

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-19
    Music and movie firms back website-blocking in Singapore http://t.co/VyYvVZsIN0 -> Goebbels' estate sues Random House for diary royalties http://t.co/1PDCxZpeuA -> Companies' 'fears are real' with Chinese cyber law…
  • Apr 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-18
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-11 http://t.co/RGpxxiqS5U -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-11: US Court rules web wrap transfers copyright SMALL JUS… http://t.co/SGwmK4KKaN ->…
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-17
    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda http://t.co/1bzSe9hoNU -> Use of Text message to convict major invasion of privacy rights but still admissible R v Adeshina, 2015 SKCA 29 http://t.co/NIc31xBDQZ -> Restrictive covenant against…
Rank this Week: 2682

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
  • Apr 20

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2015: K 240 P45 2015 Spatial justice : body, lawscape, atmosphere Routledge 2015 xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. K 2400 R82 2014 International arbitration :…
  • Apr 13

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: K 3830 D65 2008 Principles of international investment law Oxford University Press, 2008 xliii, 433 pages ; 24 cm. Strategic legal writing : preparing persuasive…
  • Apr 8

    Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada

    Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada
    Historical judgements of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1876 are available online through Lexum – http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/1877/nav_date.do They can also be accessed on CanLII.
Rank this Week: 2849

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent
    It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Nanook’s headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. Young artists are painting the property’s exterior concrete wall a brilliant shade of yellow, priming it for a new mural. Reggae music plays…
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
Rank this Week: 2034

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 19

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall and Rachel Younan When a Canadian employer transfers its employee to a non-Canadian entity, is it still on the hook for wrongful dismissal damages? Recently, an Ontario court declined to hear a civil action claiming…
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
  • Apr 5

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal
    by David G. Wong When is a suspension not a suspension? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. However, in a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada explained that in certain circumstances a suspension will be deemed to be a termination.…
Rank this Week: 4795

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3621

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)
    April 20, 2014 I’ve been quite engaged on advertising, marketing and competition law projects for the past few months. Having said that, I thought I would launch an offer for basic random draw or consumer generated contest rules and…
  • Mar 24

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)
    March 24, 2015 The Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento is organizing the following two outstanding events for competition law practitioners: April 16th – 18th: The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will…
  • Mar 12

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie
    March 12, 2015 The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries (April 23, 2015) Concurrences Journal, in partnership with ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, will hold its inaugural…
Rank this Week: 3620

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
  • Apr 10

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood
    In a tongue-in-cheek article in the New York Times, writer John Tierney re-introduces his practically fail-proof formula, designed in 2006, for predicting the demise of Hollywood marriages, by relying on his friend, Garth Sundem’s…
Rank this Week: 4728

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 4040

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
  • Apr 7

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?
    This is a vexing question. It generally arises when a rogue has made off with money or assets having perpetrated a fraud and has left behind two or more equally innocent victims. As between those victims, who should bear the loss? Earlier…
Rank this Week: 3501

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/
  • Apr 17

    OSC hopes to ramp up enforcement efforts with whistleblower program

    OSC hopes to ramp up enforcement efforts with whistleblower program
    Simon Romano and Jeffrey Singer -  The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently announced that it will be hosting a roundtable to explore the issues raised in its proposal to implement a whistleblower program. The OSC first…
  • Apr 17

    CSA propose expanding passport system

    CSA propose expanding passport system
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released proposed amendments to the passport system of securities regulation that would expand the regime to cover applications to cease to be a reporting issuer and failure-to-file case trade…
  • Apr 17

    Prospectus exemption proposed for distributions to retail investors relying on investment dealers' advice

    Prospectus exemption proposed for distributions to retail investors relying on investment dealers' advice
    Ramandeep K. Grewal and Alex Colangelo -  Securities regulators in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan yesterday proposed a new prospectus exemption that would allow issuers listed on certain Canadian exchanges to…
Rank this Week: 4099

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
Rank this Week: 2241

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 16

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present
    Under subsection 152(1.1) of the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer may apply for a determination of losses for a tax year. A taxpayer typically requests a loss determination after the CRA has issued a nil assessment. This is because no objection may…
  • Apr 14

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update
    The CRA Charities Directorate has published its 2015 Program Update (previous updates are available here). The CRA Charities Directorate has in recent years been actively updating and promoting the dissemination of its charity information,…
  • Apr 13

    CRA Appoints New Ombudsman

    CRA Appoints New Ombudsman
    The CRA has appointed a new Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, the second since the position was created in 2008. From the CRA news release: April 10, 2015 – Ottawa – Canada Revenue Agency The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C.,…
Rank this Week: 884

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario

    Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is the regulatory body which governs lawyers in Ontario. They are considering some changes with respect to how lawyers do business, and administer services throughout the province. Currently, lawyers can…
  • Apr 7

    Distracted Driving is the new Impaired; but Impaired charges may be making a comeback (Ontario)

    Distracted Driving is the new Impaired; but Impaired charges may be making a comeback (Ontario)
    Driving while using or even holding a hand held device has become a hot button topic across Canada. Charges in relation to distracted driving are on the rise, and are slowly catching up to those charges related to impaired driving. In…
  • Apr 1

    Long Term Disability Claims: How LTD policies can work against you

    Long Term Disability Claims: How LTD policies can work against you
    Our law firm litigates countless Long Term Disability (LTD) claims against large, multi-national insurers such as Great West Life, Sun Life, Manulife, Industrial Alliance, Desjardins, SSQ, Canada Life, Empire Life, RBC Insurance,…
Rank this Week: 3607

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 16

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.[1] To address this reason, our first…
  • Apr 14

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has revolutionized how stakeholders receive information about companies. An estimated 1.79 billion people used social media in 2014; 2.44 billion will by 2018.[1] Despite…
  • Apr 2

    CSA Releases Amendments to the Take-Over Bid Regime

    CSA Releases Amendments to the Take-Over Bid Regime
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP On March 31, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a CSA Notice and Request for Comment with respect to proposed amendments to Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and…
Rank this Week: 3238

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 16

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal
    An arbitrator recently upheld the termination of a “reliable and capable” Personal Support Worker (a “PSW”) with no prior disciplinary record, because of significant mistreatment of an individual she was responsible…
  • Apr 10

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment
    Beginning in May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will begin a province-wide employment standards workplace inspection blitz targeting the janitorial, security, business services, fitness and recreation centres, amusement, and recreation…
  • Mar 26

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recently released its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the “Report”), which provides interesting statistics and insights for HR professionals hoping to better…
Rank this Week: 877

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Largest Carbon Market in North America Will Expand Further

    Largest Carbon Market in North America Will Expand Further
    The carbon market is making an impressive entrance in North America. Ontario announced this week that the province will join the Quebec and California carbon market. Quebec and California aligned their emissions regulations in 2014 to create…
  • Apr 15

    Have You Discovered the VDA 6.3 Yet?

    Have You Discovered the VDA 6.3 Yet?
    Technology has taken yet another giant leap as a tried and proven process auditing tool has emerged from its specialized niche and has become available to all industries that desire to improve their production standards. What is the VDA 6.3?…
  • Apr 10

    Navigating Canadian Environmental Law – a new course by Nimonik and ECO Canada

    Navigating Canadian Environmental Law – a new course by Nimonik and ECO Canada
    Nimonik has been working hard with ECO Canada to build a new training course for those interested in environmental law in Canada. We are pleased to announce the course is now available : Navigating Canadian Environmental Law. This online,…
Rank this Week: 3973

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/
  • Apr 15

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New
    When I talk to people who don't have wills and I ask them why they haven't made one yet, I get a variety of answers. The one I hear the most is that people plan to make wills "later", when they are older, or sick, or injured. They…
  • Apr 15

    Iowa politician charged with sexual assault after sex with his wife who had Alzheimer

    Iowa politician charged with sexual assault after sex with his wife who had Alzheimer
    The National Post is carrying a story about Henry Rayhons of Iowa. Mr. Rayhons, who is 78, is charged with sexual assault after allegedly having sex with his wife while her Alzheimer's disease was so severe that she could not have consented…
  • Apr 14

    Uh oh. I didn't file estate tax returns. Now what?

    Uh oh. I didn't file estate tax returns. Now what?
    There's nothing like realizing six years after you think an estate is finished that you really should have filed tax returns. Many of us might panic at the thought of bringing the wrath of Canada Revenue Agency down on our heads! A reader…
Rank this Week: 4746

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: 889

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
  • Mar 25

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?
    Strikes by teaching assistants at York and U of T are closing in a grim one month anniversary.  Proposed deals bargained by the unions’ bargaining committees at both schools have been rejected by the union membership, twice at U of…
Rank this Week: 1376

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System
    When putting up a profile on the Express Entry system, you must possess at least one year of work experience.  At this early stage of uploading a profile, you don’t need a work reference letter.  Once you’ve been issued…
  • Apr 9

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application
    If you have an application for a visa to Canada, being permanent resident, or a temporary visa, you may have changed your life in a significant way.  Some life changes must actually be reported to Canada’s immigration department if…
  • Apr 1

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?

    Removals as Soon As Possible – Fair and Efficient?
    The current government is preoccupied with streamlining processes and reducing backlongs.  One backlog relates to removing persons who have been ordered deported.  Attempts at making it easier to remove person have involved changing…
Rank this Week: 4577

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 14

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!

    Old Rules of Court back on WestlawNext Canada!
    Carswell Ref Support has advised me that the text of the repealed Alberta Rules of Court, Alta Reg 390/68, is now available on WestlawNext Canada. This also means that the archived Fradsham's commentary of the old rules in Litigator includes…
  • Mar 18

    HeadStart 2015

    HeadStart 2015
    Information on the 2015 HeadStart program is now available. Check it out at under the HeadStart tab or at HeadStart 2015. Ana San Miguel
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
Rank this Week: 4195

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!

    Vote for Mitch Kowalski for LSUC Bencher!
    Most of you know Mitchell Kowalski as a talented writer, author, teacher and visionary. Indeed, his critically acclaimed and American Bar Association best-selling book, “Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st…
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
Rank this Week: 3336

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

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

    Mining Issuers: Ensure your Websites and Investor Presentations Comply with NI 43-101

    Mining Issuers: Ensure your Websites and Investor Presentations Comply with NI 43-101
    Mining issuers have their qualified persons (“QPs”) and occasionally legal counsel review technical disclosure, including news releases and technical reports, to ensure they comply with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of…
  • Mar 3

    Welcome Tax Measures Announced at the PDAC 2015 Convention

    Welcome Tax Measures Announced at the PDAC 2015 Convention
    On Sunday March 1, 2015, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance addressed the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”) at the annual PDAC Convention in Toronto and announced certain proposals…
  • Feb 23

    PDAC

    PDAC
    Only going to one mining investment show? Make it this one. PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world’s leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral…
Rank this Week: 1068

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner
    The National Energy Board ("NEB") has issued a new publication called "Administrative Monetary Penalties: Information for Landowners".  Among the information provided by the NEB is the following:How did Administrative Monetary Penalties…
  • Apr 6

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker
    In a post from August, 2013 called "Equity ensures farm goes to intended beneficiary after codicil failed", I wrote about a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court that granted ownership of a farm to a long-time farm worker on the…
  • Apr 2

    CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 4744

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

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

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
  • Mar 30

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway
    Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil…
Rank this Week: 4363