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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right
    Neighbouring rights rarely get much judicial review so the case of Re: Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada 2014 FCA 48 gives some insight as to this regime. Neighbouring rights[1], rights near to copyright, in this context are rights…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

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

    LPM Initiatives at Large Law Firms: The Road Ahead

    LPM Initiatives at Large Law Firms: The Road Ahead
    Many large law firms in Canada and the U.S. have begun to implement legal project management initiatives, albeit with varying degrees of success. Jim Hassett’s latest book – Client Value and Law Firm Profitability –…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Oct 1

    A Royal Inheritance

    A Royal Inheritance
    We all remember when Diana, Princess of Wales died tragically in 1997, leaving the British public devastated, but also leaving estates practitioners perplexed. Diana left a Last Will and Testament in 1993 which was subsequently amended by…
  • Sep 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
Rank this Week: 242

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
  • Sep 29

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in one case, and refused leave in several other cases, likely to…
  • Sep 24

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation
    By Kate Findlay In a rare appellate court decision, the Court of Appeal in Walton v. Alberta (Securities Commission), 2014 ABCA 273, has set aside a decision by the Alberta Securities Commission and has held that any monetary penalties levied…
  • Sep 23

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Brandon Kain The Supreme Court of Canada released judgment this week in a trilogy of cases of interest to Canadian businesses and…
Rank this Week: 202

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 24

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer
    Class action lawsuits against condo developers seem to be on the rise. We have previously blogged about class actions relating to falling glass from condominiums and faulty balcony railings. The Toronto Star recently reported that a new class…
  • Sep 23

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case
    In a recent Alberta case, Condominium Plan No. 762 1302 v. Stebbing, the condominium corporation was unsuccessful in its attempt to have a cat removed from the property.  The condominium by-laws provided that no animal or pet was…
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
Rank this Week: 275

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
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
Rank this Week: 270

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 1

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014
    CanadaGovernment ordered to pay Caledonia developer's legal costs for tax battle over settlement, The National Post TDSB loses appeal to enter private partnership and build artificial turf field and seasonal dome, The Globe and MailNorthern…
  • Sep 30

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work
    A Saskatchewan law firm, a Calgary lawyer, and an Ontario program have received awards for their commitment to providing pro bono services to low-income individuals needing legal help.The 2014 Canadian National Pro Bono Awards were…
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014
    CanadaLaw enforcement urged to avoid using terrorist terminology and linking it to Muslim community, The ProvinceFocus placed on Luka Magnotta's state of mind at murder trial, Montreal GazetteCrown case weakens as man accused of shooting…
Rank this Week: 546

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 1, 2014:The challenges of Luka Magnotta's 'not criminally responsible' defenceOntario Labour Ministry blitz finds 42% of companies with interns break law…
  • Sep 30

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 30, 2014:Toronto police officer rebuked by judge for fabricating evidenceMadoff son under scrutiny until day he died Lawyer admits records a…
  • Sep 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014:California adopts 'yes means yes' bill aimed at reducing sexual assaultMurder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday …
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Oct 1

    Carpe Carp

    Carpe Carp
    Just how exactly did an invasive species known as the Asian carp manage to clog up many of America's rivers and lakes? It turns out state planning had something to do with that. Watch the Vice News video below from...
  • Oct 1

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)
    With independence votes in the air, it would seem natural that Catalonia wants a vote. But now a court has effectively suspended it. If there is a lesson Spain should learn from Scotalnd and Quebec, it is that is is...
  • Oct 1

    Potato Salad Anyone?

    Potato Salad Anyone?
    How much money do you need to make a potato salad? If you are using Kickstarter, then $55,000 ought to do the trick!
Rank this Week: 388

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Overview of the new study permit rule

    Overview of the new study permit rule
    Thousands of foreign students enter Canada every year to study at one of hundreds of colleges or universities. It’s a smart move.  Not only do you get to experience Canadian culture, but it can set you up for a post-graduation work…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
  • Aug 2

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment

    Labour Market Opinion is now a Labour Market Impact Assessment
    If you are planning to work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you typically need an employer who is willing to hire you.  That employer must also be willing to apply to the government to show that it is difficult (or…
Rank this Week: 706

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/
Rank this Week: 642

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: 482

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: 555

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 658

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 544

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Oct 1

    Subrogation and the Covenant to Insure in Commercial Lease

    Subrogation and the Covenant to Insure in Commercial Lease
    Commercial landlords and their insurers may be surprised to learn that a common commercial lease provision may preclude any claim against a tenant whose negligence results in a fire loss.  .
  • Aug 26

    When Childcare Interferes With Work: When is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Triggered?

    When Childcare Interferes With Work: When is an Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Triggered?
    Most employers are aware that human rights legislation prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of such things as age, race, religion, physical disability and mental disability; however, employers may be less familiar with the fact…
  • Aug 21

    Lex Mundi Insurance Guide

    Lex Mundi Insurance Guide
    This guide is part of the Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide Series which features  substantive overviews of laws, practice areas, and legal and business issues in jurisdictions around the globe. This particular guide discusses…
Rank this Week: 4764

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/
  • Oct 1

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?
    Here is a situation that will sound familiar to many of you - an executor who is doing nothing, while an estate sits, waiting. Is there anything a beneficiary can do? Yes! There are options, as I discuss below. Here is a question I recently…
  • Sep 28

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support
    Lawyers and other advisors who work in estate planning will always urge their clients to set up three main planning documents. Those are the will, the Power of Attorney (dealing with property and finances) and a Health Care Directive. Some…
  • Sep 28

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?
    Thousands of Canadians have been named as the trustee of wills and by extension, the trusts set up in those wills. For many, this may include a Henson Trust. This is a type of trust that is created to set aside funds for a disabled person to…
Rank this Week: 4703

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Oct 1

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: Estate Tax

    Tax Issues for American Citizens Living in Canada: Estate Tax
    The federal U.S. estate tax is an incredibly important topic for some U.S. citizens and a complete non-issue for others. As such, it is useful to understand the rules, if only to determine whether or not it is something you need to be…
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
  • Sep 23

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk

    Corporate Relocation: Managing Tax Residency Risk
    In our globalized world, corporate relocation of employees between Canada and the U.S. is becoming more common. Mobilizing talent across borders is often a key strategy for companies hoping to maximize their human resources, but compliance…
Rank this Week: 4967

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying
    This week, I led an internal McInnes Cooper continuing professional development session on cyberbullying and the legal response to it.In case this is of interest to readers, here is the presentation:
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam law and University Conference Service

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam law and University Conference Service
    I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association about the impact of Canada's Anti-Spam law on how they carry on their operations. The good news is…
  • Sep 30

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand
    Full points to Telus for joining Rogers as the first Canadian telcos to issue a transparency report. The Report for 2013 [PDF] summarizes the disclosures of customer information made by Telus in broad categories:Court Orders/ Subpoenas**Court…
Rank this Week: 2206

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
  • Oct 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30
    CRTC to Netflix: Since you won't co-operate, we'll ignore you http://t.co/4nFPQbSKDk -> CRTC to study 'discriminatory' cellphone roaming rates http://t.co/ycurhRj1Du -> Facebook ads are about to start following you around…
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
Rank this Week: 2508

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4781

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Sep 30

    The Results of the Ministry of Labour's Unpaid Internship Inspection Blitz

    The Results of the Ministry of Labour's Unpaid Internship Inspection Blitz
    Ontario's Ministry of Labour (MOL) has released the results of the inspection blitz targeting employers using unpaid interns in the Greater Toronto Area. The inspection blitz occurred from April 1, 2014, to June 15, 2014, with fifty-six (56)…
  • Sep 29

    Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Worker

    Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Worker
    Below is a joint press release from the Canadian Intern Association and Students Against Unpaid Internship Scams regarding the tragic death of Adam Keunen, a coop student from the Beamsville area who died on Friday in an industrial accident…
  • Sep 28

    Doug Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam

    Doug Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam
    Respect for the little guy seems to be pure lip service in the bizarro world of Ford Nation (spot the face tattoo). Last month I reported how Rob Ford's now-defunct mayoral campaign was running illegal unpaid internship scams, now I can…
Rank this Week: 3644

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/
  • Sep 30

    $13,500 Assessment For Soft Tissue Injury Aggravation Of “a Number of Months”

    $13,500 Assessment For Soft Tissue Injury Aggravation Of “a Number of Months”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for an aggravation of a pre-existing soft tissue injury. In today’s case (Bains v. Park) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Sep 29

    $110,000 Non-Pecunairy Assessment For Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury

    $110,000 Non-Pecunairy Assessment For Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic rotator cuff injury. In…
  • Sep 26

    $20,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Minor Yet Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie

    $20,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Minor Yet Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for minor, chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Rosso v. Balubal) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2011 sideswipe…
Rank this Week: 1156

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2836

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/
Rank this Week: 4702

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2652

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for October 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of September 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
  • Sep 29

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie
    Yesterday afternoon, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup devoted its weekly national phone-in program to the topic of What's the future of the library in the age of Google? People who missed it can listen to the archived podcast on the CBC…
Rank this Week: 2267

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 30

    CASL Video Serie

    CASL Video Serie
      I’m taking part in a 4 part video series about CASL that deals with both Canadian and American perspectives on the anti-spam act. Here are the details: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How To Avoid The CASL Right Hook  Let’s face it…
  • Sep 24

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?
    A BMO poll released today shows the unsurprising result that the business world is becoming more reliant on mobile technology. Lawyers were early adopters of Blackberries, for which email was the killer app.  At our firm there are only a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
Rank this Week: 2530

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: 3295

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/
  • Sep 29

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage
    When a U.S. employer refuses to pay a Canadian employee’s wage and claims they are not within the jurisdiction to file a claim, the employee has options.  The foundation of an employer/employee relationship is that in exchange for…
  • Sep 25

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer
    A situation can arise where your job is eliminated and the employee is offered a different role with the same wage. The problem is that this new position has the potential to cause health complications. Other factors such as age and the…
  • Sep 25

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment
    An injury or health complication can cause an employee to seek disability payments and/or modified work. Where disability plays a role, the insurance company is responsible to make payments to the employee.  Suddenly payments stop and…
Rank this Week: 771

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor

    Canadian Immigration – Federal Skilled Workers – Education Factor
    A client (through his immigration consultant) had a question about credential evaluations and how Canada’s immigration department (“CIC”) uses said assessments in Federal Skilled Worker applications for permanent residence.…
  • Sep 23

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?

    Sponsor versus Sponsored – A Balance of Power in the Current Regulations?
    For spousal sponsorship applications filed on or after October 25, 2012, a sponsored person may now be subject to a two-year period of “conditional” permanent residence, running from the day after their permanent residence is…
  • Sep 15

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed

    The End of the Federal Skilled Worker Program – Investor Program Doomed
    With not much fanfare, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case of Shahid (aka Tabingo) v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.   This case stated that the Minister of Immigration was permitted to terminate the thousands…
Rank this Week: 4814

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
Rank this Week: 4944

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 29

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE995 .R45 2014 Norbert Reich, General Principles of EU Civil Law (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ6385 .M67 2014 James D. Morrow, Order within Anarchy: The Laws of War as an International…
  • Sep 23

    Printing from Laptop

    Printing from Laptop
    Did you know that you can send print jobs from your laptops? You can print from your own PCs / Macbooks laptops, via the UBCSecure wireless network, to our library printers. For information to set this up, see Pay for Print for Students,…
  • Sep 22

    New Books at the Law Library – September 22, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 22, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD4903.5.C2 E473 2014 Carol Agócs, ed., Employment Equity in Canada: The Legacy of the Abella Report (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD5481 .D58 2014 Blaine Donais, The Art and…
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 28

    Adverse-effect discrimination and probationary employee

    Adverse-effect discrimination and probationary employee
    by Kyla Stott-Jess In Canada, it is well-established that employers cannot simply terminate employees whose work performance is negatively impacted by disability. Rather, an employer must attempt to accommodate the employee to the point of…
  • Sep 21

    Transitioning to the new temporary foreign worker rule

    Transitioning to the new temporary foreign worker rule
    by Gilda Villaran There have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past two years. The result? Hiring temporary foreign workers in Canada is more complex than ever before. Perhaps the most significant of the recent…
  • Sep 14

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract
    by Monique Orieux Last year in Northern Exposure we shared five key lessons about Canadian employment contracts arising from the trial court’s decision in Miller v. Convergys CMG Canada Limited Partnership. The British Columbia Court of…
Rank this Week: 4747

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/
  • Sep 28

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision to award the plaintiff, Jesse Sabey, the horse farm that had been owned by his friends Kim and Dietrich von Hopffgarten, in Sabey v. Rommel, 2014 BCCA 360.Jesse…
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
Rank this Week: 2336

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Invite users to your audit on the fly

    Invite users to your audit on the fly
    Compliance is a team sport. To ensure your operations are compliant, you need everyone on the same page and working towards the same goal. That is why Nimonik has moved away from per user (or per seat) charges and provides unlimited users on…
  • Sep 25

    Smart Compliance Audits with Jump Question

    Smart Compliance Audits with Jump Question
    Nimonik is thrilled to announce a new feature on NimonikApp.com and Nimonik Audit for iPad and iPhone: Smart Audits with Jump Questions. Audits and inspections can now contain logic, allowing you to skip questions based on your responses to…
  • Sep 24

    Pollution in emerging economies, the example of Ghana in West Africa

    Pollution in emerging economies, the example of Ghana in West Africa
    Many emerging economies have a tremendous number of environmental problems, including, but not limited to, air pollution, drinking-water contamination, sanitation and waste management, industrial waste and depletion of natural resources. The…
Rank this Week: 4155

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/
  • Sep 26

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM
    The Ontario Securities Commission yesterday published an annual report for dealers, advisers and investment fund managers that, among other things (i) sets out key policy initiatives impacting registrants; (ii) provides an overview…
  • Sep 26

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee
    On September 19, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced two research initiatives to review Canada's mutual fund fee structure. The first will involve collecting and reviewing data on whether sales and trailing commissions influence…
  • Sep 25

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program
    The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released an Activity Report setting out the results of its latest review of the compliance and general quality of continuous disclosure. The AMF’s report highlights the…
Rank this Week: 4320

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Sep 26

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?
    Divorce or separation is a common cause of bankruptcy or a consumer proposal for many individuals in Ontario. It’s not terribly surprising that divorce leads so many people to financial trouble – you move…
  • Sep 12

    Are Property Taxes Considered Debts Included in Bankruptcy

    Are Property Taxes Considered Debts Included in Bankruptcy
    Whether or not property taxes are discharged by filing bankruptcy is not a simple question. The answer is:  it depends. The difference lies in whether or not your outstanding property taxes remain a charge against the property.…
  • Aug 29

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?
    As appealing as the concept sounds, when someone declares bankruptcy in Ontario, he is not suddenly released from his financial obligations without cost . There are fees and payments associated with personal bankruptcy — and…
Rank this Week: 2089

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Barriers to Discharge from Hospital following a serious accident (Ontario)

    Barriers to Discharge from Hospital following a serious accident (Ontario)
    Serious accidents are exactly that. They're SERIOUS. They require a skilled, experienced, knowledgable and understanding lawyer to handle your claim. But it's not just the legal ups and downs that your personal injury lawyer will handle. A…
  • Sep 18

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor

    Chronic Pain Cases: Why it's important to have a family doctor
    If you keep up with the news, you will know there's a shortage of family doctors. This shortage is more pronounced in rural or remote communities. Perhaps the notion of a shortage of family doctors isn't accurate, but I'll let the people at…
  • Sep 10

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger

    Personal Injury Lawyer Rapid Fire Q & A With Brian Goldfinger
    Readers of the Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog have asked for quick, easy to understand answers to their legal, personal injury related questions. We try to do this every week, but this week, we're going to do something a bit different. Instead of…
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Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

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

    1 dead, 1 injured in highway crash

    1 dead, 1 injured in highway crash
    A woman was killed and another driver was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Nova Scotia. According to an RCMP report, the accident occurred when the woman's vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer…
  • Sep 18

    Traumatic brain injuries: a public health issue

    Traumatic brain injuries: a public health issue
    Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of…
  • Sep 12

    Elderly woman dies after crosswalk accident

    Elderly woman dies after crosswalk accident
    Authorities say that an elderly woman suffered serious injuries Sept. 6 after a vehicle hit her while she walked across Williams Lake Road in Halifax. The crash occurred at the intersection of Herring Cove Road shortly after 3:30 p.m.,…
Rank this Week: 3225

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?
    Unless you do legislative research on a regular basis, it's easy to get a little rusty. But here's your chance to refresh your skills with tips and strategies from the pros, Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC.A free…
  • Sep 24

    CBA's Legal Futures Report: Opportunities for Law Librarians?

    CBA's Legal Futures Report: Opportunities for Law Librarians?
    Almost missed posting about this, but remembered in the nick of time...CALL is organizing a Twitter discussion on the CBA Legal Futures report and its opportunities for law librarians. CBA Past-President Fred Headon will participate in the…
  • Aug 5

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014
    Just one Quickscribe manual to share this month: BC Local Government Legislation Don't forget, daily updates to provincial statutes and regulations are always available at Quickscribe's BC Legislation Portal (www.bclegislation.ca).
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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/
  • Sep 25

    Pick Your Poison Wisely: Choosing the Right Remedy to Address a Defaulting Tenant

    Pick Your Poison Wisely: Choosing the Right Remedy to Address a Defaulting Tenant
    Posted by Michael MorganDeciding what to do with a defaulting commercial tenant can be a trap for the unwary. A recent decision from the BC Court of Appeal has confirmed that once a landlord has elected to pursue a certain remedy or course of…
  • Sep 16

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie
    Posted by Craig FerrisIn June, 2014, a Notice of Civil Claim was filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of Adolfo Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Garcia”).  In Garcia, the plaintiffs have sued a Canadian…
  • Sep 11

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"
    Posted by Peter RobertsMost commercial leases contain terms that require tenants to pay additional rent. Additional rent is usually a share of the costs and charges incurred to operate the property. These costs can include municipal taxes,…
Rank this Week: 2717

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
Rank this Week: 3576

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1506

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/
  • Sep 24

    US versus Canadian Workplace

    US versus Canadian Workplace
    Unlike many other areas of the law, employment and human rights law lets me dig into cultural differences, individual perceptions of reality, and some of the universal truths that unite us all.  I love that just a couple of…
  • Sep 10

    How to Fire an Employee

    How to Fire an Employee
    Yes, this is a crummy subject, for both sides of the issue.  I have yet to meet an employer or HR person who looks forward to that awkward meeting, where they need to pull the plug.  Even amicable separations are full of potential…
  • Aug 13

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)
    At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old.  After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected.  It’s not…
Rank this Week: 4398

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: 1705