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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 24

    CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public

    CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public
    As part of the CBA’s Reaching Equal Justice initiative, CBA just released 6 Legal Health Checks for members of the public. Similar to LAWPRO’s Annual Legal Health Check-up, these are intended to ensure people have the information…
  • Apr 24

    Dave Winer’s Outliner, Fargo

    Dave Winer’s Outliner, Fargo
    With his latest project Fargo, Dave Winer puts outliners where they belong: everywhere. Fargo runs in your web browser and stores your data in your Dropbox folder. This combination of browser and cloud puts the outliner everywhere making it a…
  • Apr 24

    The Duty of Confidentiality: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?

    The Duty of Confidentiality: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?
    “If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend” is an often cited quote from Benjamin Franklin. But what does it mean? It could mean that our friends will eventually become our enemies and, thus, should not…
Rank this Week: 15

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 24

    LSUC says no to TWU law school

    LSUC says no to TWU law school
    After two days of impassioned debate and weeks of contemplation, the benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada have voted not to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school because of its Christian community covenant,…
  • Apr 24

    News roundup — April 24, 2014

    News roundup — April 24, 2014
    CanadaMcDonald's Canada moves to freeze use of foreign worker plan as third-party audit commences, ReutersB.C.’s criminal justice branch plans to ask federal Justice Department to seek Amanda Todd's alleged tormentor's extradition to…
  • Apr 23

    Cy-près awards turning access to justice ‘on its head’

    Cy-près awards turning access to justice ‘on its head’
    Courts are resorting to cy-près awards without scrutinizing lawyers’ attempts to locate class members, a major study of Canadian class action settlements has found.This can result in access to justice being “turned on…
Rank this Week: 129

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    CanLII Invites Members of Legal Community to Provide Case Commentarie

    CanLII Invites Members of Legal Community to Provide Case Commentarie
    As many readers know, CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, recently launched a new platform called CanLII Connects that allows publishers, law firms and academics to share commentary on cases and legislation. CanLII Connects…
  • Apr 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Firearms and Violent Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Firearms and Violent Crime
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat has published a new article on Firearms and violent crime in Canada, 2012: "There were approximately 5,600 victims of firearm-related violent crime in 2012, accounting for 2% of all victims of…
  • Apr 22

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Maker

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Maker
    The Alberta Law Reform Institute has released a report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Makers that deals with the issue of who gets to designate beneficiaries of pension plans and insurance policies when the owner has lost…
Rank this Week: 220

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Nov 14

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened
      Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law is inviting law students from across Canada to participate in a unique social media competition.  The “Twitter Moot”, to be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage

    Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage
    Last month this blog focused on the twitter chat #CBAfuturesChat, which was a student focused consultation run by the Canadian Bar Association’s Future’s initiative. Now that it’s November, the twitter chat has shifted to a…
  • Oct 15

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)
    Last week’s #CBafuturesChat was a discussion of the articling in Canada.  The focus of the talk shifted from Law School to recent grads, and with that, the conversation shifted to students at law instead of law students.…
Rank this Week: 173

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 24

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?
    The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario’s governing legal body for lawyers, is set to debate and vote today on whether to accredit the proposed law school at B.C.’s Trinity Western University (TWU).  For the life of me, I…
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
Rank this Week: 348

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 23

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill
    It started innocuously enough with the House of Commons Committee on Industry, Science and Technology releasing its long-awaited report on intellectual property in Canada in March 2013. The report included a recommendation that Canada…
  • Apr 16

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing
    As I noted in a post yesterday, Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions.…
  • Apr 15

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing
    Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions. I have several posts planned about…
Rank this Week: 267

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 9

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario
    A 2013 ruling in Wilson v. Solis Mexican Foods Ltd sets a new precedent, paving the way for employees to pursue human rights claims in court where the financial outcome can be largely unpredictable and inconsistent – yet rewarding.…
  • Apr 2

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly
    It is not uncommon for employers to fire first and ask questions later, especially in instances of alleged employee misconduct. Stelcrete Industries Ltd., a rebar assembly plant in Welland, Ontario learned that impulsive actions can be…
  • Mar 28

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple
    On March 24, 2014 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice prevented a senior executive at Blackberry from moving to its major competitor, Apple. In BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, 2014 ONSC 1790, the debate centered on an employment…
Rank this Week: 226

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
  • Mar 29

    US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high roller

    US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high roller
    Vetting of High Rollers by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime According to Reuters, FinCEN is amending anti-money laundering (AML) policies to require that casinos…
  • Mar 27

    Russia may be considering making Crimea "casino zone"

    Russia may be considering making Crimea "casino zone"
    by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Russian officials are apparently considering making Crimea a regulated gambling zone in order to generate investment in the area…
  • Mar 16

    The violent ways gambling debts from Macau are collected in Hong Kong

    The violent ways gambling debts from Macau are collected in Hong Kong
    Law Commission notes violent methods of ...
Rank this Week: 250

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    A Venture SLA

    A Venture SLA
    I wish the world could be more like this for startups, but it isn’t, at least not in Canada. The Venture SLA has some interesting insights into terms, and is apropos of a conversation over at the StartupNorth Facebook page. Paul…
  • Jun 25

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?
    The unpaid interns issue is getting increasing attention, as this Prof David Doorey post illustrates. We are seeing more and more lawsuits on this issue, it seems, with every passing month.The post Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in…
  • Jun 12

    Breaking the time barrier

    Breaking the time barrier
    My mesh partner and Freshbooks CEO Mike McDerment has written a book on unlocking earning potential in the service industry. The download is here. It’s next on my list, but anything Mike writes is awesome.The post Breaking the time…
Rank this Week: 268

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 23

    Is wearable tech dead?

    Is wearable tech dead?
    Nike just announced that it is exiting its FuelBand fitness tracker business. Another article claims that “it’s only a matter of time until [Google Glass] joins devices such as the Zune, the Kin, the PlayBook, and the Xoom in tech…
  • Apr 16

    Spam now so you can Spam later

    Spam now so you can Spam later
    CASL - the new Canadian anti-spam act - comes into force July 1.  It contains extensive, complex provisions that apply to the sending of any email that has a hint of a commercial purpose (a “CEM”).  In the…
  • Apr 9

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?
    A serious flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL - the browser encryption standard used by an estimated two-thirds of the servers on the internet.  This flaw has been there for a couple of years, and allows hackers to read data stored…
Rank this Week: 437

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 576

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?
    Like so many things that go viral online, the truth is far more complex than the buzz itself. In the spotlight today is the Spritz speed reading app, which I recently came across in this post.The story made sense: that eye motion was wasted…
  • Mar 13

    Now on Goodread

    Now on Goodread
    Just a short note to say that I now have my author profile established on Goodreads.com. Jordan Furlong and I both had our accounts approved earlier this week. We've also uploaded a profile for our book, "Content Marketing and Publishing…
  • Mar 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014
    Five Quickscribe Manuals were updated in February 2014:BC Labour LegislationBC Motor Vehicle LegislationBC Transport LegislationCrown Council Motor Vehicle LegislationRCMP LegislationDon't forget to check out…
Rank this Week: 436

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Feb 24

    The court reviewed and clarified the…

    The court reviewed and clarified the definition of a "dependent" under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Security National Insurance Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5661, December 9, 2013, Ontario Superior Court…
  • Feb 24

    The court relied on grammar and…

    The court relied on grammar and punctuation to conclude a coverage provision was not ambiguous and the plain meaning was that coverage did not apply. 1088437 Ontario Inc. (c.o.b. Northmore Fuels) v. GCAN Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5407,…
  • Feb 24

    The schedule or list of vehicles required…

    The schedule or list of vehicles required under a fleet policy is not an "amendment" to an insurance policy. Relief from forfeiture relates to a proof of loss and is not an available remedy unless coverage has first been…
Rank this Week: 558

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • Apr 24

    Ogbogu on Measles Vaccination

    Ogbogu on Measles Vaccination
    My colleague on vaccines: Your browser does not support frames. <a href="http://globalnews.ca/video/1288858/measles-cases" data-mce-href="http://globalnews.ca/video/1288858/measles-cases">Click here to view the frameless…
  • Apr 23

    The Bieber does it again!

    The Bieber does it again!
    First Anne Frank, and now the Biebs decides to visit the Yasukuni shrine and then posts it.
  • Apr 23

    Mind your Language

    Mind your Language
    So says Canadian Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker in his new book The Sense of Style. This story about his new book talks about politicians and academics and why they can't just speak with clarity: "Most academics … effortlessly…
Rank this Week: 786

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Competition & Beer: Good New Sun Video Dispelling Myths of Ontario Beer Retailing

    Competition &amp; Beer: Good New Sun Video Dispelling Myths of Ontario Beer Retailing
    April 24, 2014 Readers of my blog will know that I like competition, a lot. I have also, as have many others, been following (and commenting a little) on the ongoing beer retailing regulation debate going on in Ontario, where I spend a lot of…
  • Apr 21

    Associations: “Why Adopt a Competition Compliance Program?”

    Associations: “Why Adopt a Competition Compliance Program?”
    April 20, 2014 Recently I was asked why an association should have a competition compliance program.  Sometimes I am asked why a company, association or other organization should have a compliance program.  And others, I am asked…
  • Apr 19

    Association Compliance: “Why Do We Need A Competition Compliance Program?”

    Association Compliance: “Why Do We Need A Competition Compliance Program?”
    April 19, 2014 Recently I was asked why an association should have a competition compliance program.  Sometimes I am asked why a company, association or other organization should have a compliance program.  And others, I am asked…
Rank this Week: 1022

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 613

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 675

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 22

    Powers of attorney essential for condo unit owner

    Powers of attorney essential for condo unit owner
    To encourage people to carefully consider and protect their families, assets and affairs, the Ontario Bar Association has made April its “Make a Power of Attorney Month.” A power of attorney (“POA”) is a legal document…
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013
    Owing to a very busy and ice-storm-filled holiday season and an even busier start to 2014 , we have been late in releasing our annual top 10 condo law cases of the year gone by.   Mea culpa! In response to popular demand, here are…
  • Mar 8

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday
    The Toronto chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute is hosting the first of hopefully many “Twitter Chats” this coming Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm. The topic of this inaugural session is condo dispute resolution, a topic near and…
Rank this Week: 772

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: 926

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/
  • Apr 19

    Bill 14 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, Amending WESA, has Passed and Been Given Royal Assent

    Bill 14 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, Amending WESA, has Passed and Been Given Royal Assent
    Bill 14, which contains an amendment to section 2 (2) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act , has passed, and was given Royal Asset on April 9, 2014. Section 2 (2) sets out when people cease to be spouses for the purpose of the Act. You…
  • Apr 13

    Notice of Dispute

    Notice of Dispute
    In British Columbia, under the new probate rules, if you wish to dispute the validity of a will, and oppose a grant of probate or of administration of the will, you may file a notice of dispute before the Supreme Court of British Columbia…
  • Apr 6

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    Margaret Anne Bentley lives in the Maplewood care facility in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, and her condition has deteriorated to the point where she moves little, does not…
Rank this Week: 984

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following…
  • Feb 13

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with…
  • Jan 20

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 1117

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/
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
  • Apr 1

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace
    March 2014 was one heck of a month for me.  On March 1, my friend and colleague, Inna Koldorf, and I launched our new law firm, Koldorf Stam LLP.  After 10 years of practice, nearly 7 years at Baker & McKenzie, one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk
    In my last blog posts (here and here), I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy.  In this part three of the series, I set out some of…
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Mar 25

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will
    In this case, B owned and operated a large farm that included 33 quarter sections of land and about 600 cattle.  He had a will and died.  And although he remained married to his wife, D, at his death, he had been living with G for…
  • Mar 19

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed
    One neighbour (G) has a barn and a shed that protrude onto another neighbour's (N's) property.  The barn is used for stabling horses and the shed is used for storage and has an attached chicken coop.  The situation ended up in…
  • Mar 18

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge
    A landowner in Nova Scotia challenged the validity of the expropriation of his land.  The challenge was unsuccessful and the landowner was ordered by the NS Supreme Court to pay costs of the challenge to the expropriating…
Rank this Week: 910

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Defence Experts “Crossed the Line”: Boyd v. Edington

    Defence Experts “Crossed the Line”: Boyd v. Edington
    In the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Boyd v. Edington, Dr. Richard Edington was ordered to pay $15 million dollars to Danielle Boyd and her family as a result of a catastrophic and debilitating brain injury she…
  • Mar 3

    Cost of Care in Cerebral Palsy Claim

    Cost of Care in Cerebral Palsy Claim
    I was reviewing a report the other day from an Occupational Therapist who has provided me with an opinion as to the Future Care needs for one of my clients, a child who suffers from Cerebal Palsy (CP) as a result of birth trauma. I was…
  • Jan 9

    How Long is Too Long? The 30 Minute C-Section Rule: Ediger (Guardian Ad Litem) v. Johnston

    How Long is Too Long? The 30 Minute C-Section Rule: Ediger (Guardian Ad Litem) v. Johnston
    This article is an excerpt from a paper I presented at the national Birth Trauma Litigation conference in Toronto. The paper considers the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Ediger (Guardian Ad Litem) v.…
Rank this Week: 994

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&#39;s Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario&amp;#39;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: 848

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 27

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?
    I can’t help but think there’s a movie in this somewhere. Love, devotion and allegations of betrayal are all present. Mix in smart meters and privacy and it becomes obvious why I’m blogging about this. It’s quite a…
  • Feb 19

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?
    There is a new and interesting decision out of Peterborough that raises but doesn’t answer a lot of questions. These questions revolve around the intersection of PHIPA, class action law and tort law. This is not something you see…
  • Feb 12

    FATCA: Charter Challenge?

    FATCA: Charter Challenge?
    The federal government has now solved a major problem for Canada’s banks by entering into an intergovernmental agreement concerning FATCA with the United States. The details about the privacy implications of FATCA can be found in…
Rank this Week: 730

Data Governance Law

Data Governance Law

Covers anti-spam, privacy, records retention and e-commerce as related to data governance. By FMC Law.

http://www.datagovernancelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe
      The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs…
  • Feb 22

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed
    Christopher Graham, the UK Informaton Commissioner, has been reappointed for another two years. This follows from the end of his current term on 28 June 2014. It means he will have served 7 years in total. How time flies! The news came out on…
  • Feb 18

    FTC steps up enforcement action

    FTC steps up enforcement action
    Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor.  The Safe Harbor agreement is a self-certification arrangement under which you can transfer personal…
Rank this Week: 1024

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

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

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

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

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

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

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

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court
    [15]           The plaintiffs rely on a document entitled The Trial Warrior Blog dated November 11, 2013 that discusses Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802 (CanLII), 2013 ONSC 5802…
Rank this Week: 1113

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 932

Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 892

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

Tracks construction law developments in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. By Adam Baker.

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?
    Modern usage of the word “mechanic” typically refers to the guy who fixes the engine in your truck. Prior to the rise of the automobile, though, the term was applied to any sort of skilled manual labourer, incuding carpenters and…
  • Jun 19

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS
    A new decision from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador revisits the classic issues of public bodies, cancelled tenders, privilege clauses, and allegations of bid shopping. In Provincial Fence Products Ltd. v Town of Conception Bay…
  • Sep 29

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 974

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 671

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
  • Feb 27

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE
    Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to…
  • Feb 27

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE
    Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to…
  • Feb 17

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context
    Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT – a broadcast about law, cast broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un groupe d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la…
Rank this Week: 762

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

http://www.stephenwaque.com/
  • Feb 11

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 1126

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 641

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

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

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 909

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
  • May 21

    Tagging / Deliciou

    Tagging / Deliciou
    I’m madly trying to get del.icio.us to work and I’ve kind of got it working.  I registered an account and then tried to upgrade my browser (using IE 7 ) and followed the instructions.  Didn’t seem to do anything as no…
Rank this Week: 903

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 24

    CSA propose proxy advisory firm guidance in respect of conflicts and transparency

    CSA propose proxy advisory firm guidance in respect of conflicts and transparency
    The Canadian Securities Administrators today published for comment a proposed national policy intended to provide guidance to proxy advisory firms on recommended practices in respect of conflicts of interest, transparency and accuracy. The…
  • Apr 24

    CSA propose amendments to marketplace operation and trading rule

    CSA propose amendments to marketplace operation and trading rule
    The CSA today published for comment proposed amendments to marketplace operations and trading rules intended to update the rules in light of various developments that have occurred. Specifically, the proposed amendments to NI 21-101…
  • Apr 24

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: family, friends and business associates exemption

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: family, friends and business associates exemption
    Kristina Vranjkovic - The Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) proposed family, friends and business associates exemption (the Ontario Exemption), if adopted, would allow small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to raise capital…
Rank this Week: 3984

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1213

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 24

    More Guidance from the CRA on Bitcoin Activities and Transaction

    More Guidance from the CRA on Bitcoin Activities and Transaction
    Following the recent IRS publication on the U.S. tax treatment of bitcoin activities and transactions, the CRA has issued further guidance on the Canadian tax issues arising in respect of the virtual currency. In CRA Document No.…
  • Apr 22

    Emerging Markets: Non-EU Investment Funds Eligible for Withholding Tax Refund

    Emerging Markets: Non-EU Investment Funds Eligible for Withholding Tax Refund
    In Emerging Markets Series of DFA Investment Trust Company (C -190/12), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed that investment funds based outside the European Union (EU) should benefit from the EU free movement of capital rule…
  • Apr 17

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?
    When are the parties to a civil tax dispute bound by agreed facts from a criminal proceeding? This was the question considered by the Tax Court of Canada on a Rule 58 motion made by the taxpayers in McIntrye et al v. The Queen (2014 TCC 111).…
Rank this Week: 3418

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 24

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
Rank this Week: 4964

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 24

    Is Suing Someone in Court Similar to Getting a Digital Rectal Exam?

    Is Suing Someone in Court Similar to Getting a Digital Rectal Exam?
    There are probably a whole host of analogies that can be used to explain what it is like suing someone, or being sued, in a court of law, for those who have never had the pleasure. But I’m not sure that getting a digital rectal exam is…
  • Apr 17

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained
    Most people have likely heard the terms Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Arbitration, and Mediation mentioned in different contexts, but many may not know exactly what they are and how they differ. “Alternative Dispute…
  • Apr 10

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online
    eQuibbly Relaunch After many months of quietly re-engineering our web app and our services, we are very pleased to announce the grand re-launch of eQuibbly.com with new features, new services and a revamped user interface that will make it…
Rank this Week: 3384

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 24

    A Distinguished Doodle – and How to Catalogue It

    A Distinguished Doodle – and How to Catalogue It
    After I wrote my previous post on finding those two books containing Sir John A. MacDonald’s autographs, I remembered another discovery of mine. I found this friendly fellow – with excellent hipster facial hair, I might add…
  • Apr 21

    Oxford Handbooks Online

    Oxford Handbooks Online
    The Osgoode Library has acquired the complete collection of law-related Oxford Handbooks Online and the records for the individual titles have been uploaded to the online library catalogue. Oxford Handbooks Online brings…
  • Apr 21

    Recent Acquisitions, April 14 – April 21, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, April 14 – April 21, 2014
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2014: Les droits de l'homme dans la société actuelle :… Ligue des droits de l'homme (Montréal, Québec) JC 599 C2 L54 Les droits de…
Rank this Week: 4637

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 24

    A Creative Sick Leave Benefits Award

    A Creative Sick Leave Benefits Award
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, making an interesting award with respect to past wage loss covered by a sick leave plan. In this week’s case (Bulpitt v. Muirhead) the…
  • Apr 23

    Principled Exception to the Hearsay Rule Fails to Save Mystery Witness Statement

    Principled Exception to the Hearsay Rule Fails to Save Mystery Witness Statement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, discussing the use of the principled exception to the hearsay rule with respect to a statement from an unidentified witness. In today’s case…
  • Apr 22

    Disbursement Interest Claim Allowed at 6%

    Disbursement Interest Claim Allowed at 6%
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, allowing a Plaintiff to recover interest charged on a loan which financed disbursements. In today’s case (Phippen v. Hampton) the Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 1872