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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 14

    Don’t Believe Everything You Think

    Don’t Believe Everything You Think
    November has set in, along with its cold blustery weather and long dark nights. Inside, it’s a busy time of year for law firms and legal departments. This combination of a lot of work and not a lot of daylight hours can be quite a…
  • Dec 13

    Med-Arb: Efficiency vs. Justice?

    Med-Arb: Efficiency vs. Justice?
    I had the pleasure recently of co-chairing a one-day seminar on mediation-arbitration (med-arb), sponsored by the ADR Institute of Ontario, the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and Osgoode Professional Development. The program…
  • Dec 13

    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. R. v. Marakah, 2017 SCC 59 [1]…
Rank this Week: 45

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
  • Dec 5

    Reasons to Consider the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

    Reasons to Consider the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
    While those interested in immigrating to Canada most commonly choose Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver as a final destination, they often don’t consider the vast opportunity that exists in other parts of the country. The Atlantic…
  • Dec 4

    Top 10 Immigration Tips for Meghan Markle for Being a Royal

    Top 10 Immigration Tips for Meghan Markle for Being a Royal
    According to the New York Times, Prince Harry’s new fiancée could receive a royal moniker long before she’s a British citizen. Meghan Markle, who is set to become the first American-born member of England’s royal…
  • Nov 7

    What Decisions Were Made in Canada’s 2018 Immigration Plan

    What Decisions Were Made in Canada’s 2018 Immigration Plan
    We recently wrote about the arguments surrounding Canada’s 2018 potential immigration plan. On November 1st, Canada announced its finalized plan, and it has been deemed the “most ambitious plan” in recent history by…
Rank this Week: 123

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday December 14, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
  • Dec 13

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday December 13, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
  • Dec 11

    Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of December 11, 2017

    Top 10 Legal Headlines for the Week of December 11, 2017
    140Law: Here are our Top 10 #legalheadlines for the week of December 11, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.com- Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website:…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
Rank this Week: 150

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 14

    Wife Returns $1 Million Dollar Cheque to Husband and Seeks Monthly Support

    Wife Returns $1 Million Dollar Cheque to Husband and Seeks Monthly Support
    When couples separate one of the first legal issues to consider is whether one spouse should pay the other interim spousal support. Interim spousal support is support intended to ensure that the lower income, or non-income earning spouse has…
  • Dec 13

    High-Stakes Litigation Results in Costs Award of $1.4 Million to Wife

    High-Stakes Litigation Results in Costs Award of $1.4 Million to Wife
    It wasn’t that long ago that family law was considered the “poor sister” of commercial and corporate litigation, labelled “pink collar” law and considered a less worthy pursuit than other areas of the law.…
  • Dec 3

    How to Ensure Your Family Court Judge Will Rule Against You….

    How to Ensure Your Family Court Judge Will Rule Against You….
    Family law is incredibly emotional, particularly when it comes to parenting and children’s issues. But there are basic “rookie” mistakes that well-meaning moms and dads make, despite their valiant efforts to present…
Rank this Week: 183

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 196

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Law Library Benchmarks 2018-19

    Law Library Benchmarks 2018-19
    New York-based Primary Research Group has released Law Library Benchmarks 2018-19 Edition:"The report looks closely at the current policies and plans of North American law libraries in many areas, focusing especially on plans for …
  • Dec 12

    December 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Librarie

    December 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Librarie
    The December 2017 issue of In Session is available online. It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • Dec 12

    Canadian Government Response to Crown Copyright E-Petition

    Canadian Government Response to Crown Copyright E-Petition
    This is a follow-up to the October 18, 2017 Library Boy post entitled Crown Copyright E-Petition Update.Earlier this year, University of Alberta Copyright Librarian Amanda Wakaruk circulated a petition asking the Government of Canada to make…
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Dec 12

    Seeking Assistance: Employment Lawyer vs. Government Appointed Officer

    Seeking Assistance: Employment Lawyer vs. Government Appointed Officer
    When an employee is terminated, they are often owed a severance package unless the termination was a result of misconduct that justified a dismissal. Where the severance package contravenes minimal entitlements under the law, an … Read…
  • Dec 12

    Misrepresentation Made During the Course of Hiring: Long Term Benefit

    Misrepresentation Made During the Course of Hiring: Long Term Benefit
    Employers must make sure that personnel involved in the recruitment process accurately represent all conditions of employment. This not only includes salary, but any perks offered to employees such as benefits and long term disability…
  • Dec 12

    What Types of Deductions can an Employer Make?

    What Types of Deductions can an Employer Make?
    The only types of deduction employers can make are ones mandated by law, such as CPP, Federal/Provincial tax, or court ordered garnishments. A court may order the employer to deduct wages from the employee if … Read More The post What…
Rank this Week: 295

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 348

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
Rank this Week: 441

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
Rank this Week: 573

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/
  • Dec 13

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?
    The issue of what to do with the stuff in the house, garage, shed, and cabin is being discussed every day. What do you plan to do with yours when you pass away? Are you assuming your children and grandchildren will want your china, stamp…
  • Dec 6

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver
    A man in New Zealand named Leslie Willis installed a baby monitor in his aging father's room to help him keep an eye on his dad, who was sick with cancer. The things he heard through the monitor raised his suspicions about his father's…
  • Nov 30

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing
    In a recent American case, a jury awarded $8 billion to the family of Max Hopper, who died without a will. Mr. Hopper's estate was about $19 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co (our Canadian equivalent would be a trust company) was hired to…
Rank this Week: 447

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 516

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 465

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 466

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 397

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Dec 14

    Private Prosecution by Neighbour over Boundary Tree - Tree By-law Conviction Upheld on Appeal

    Private Prosecution by Neighbour over Boundary Tree - Tree By-law Conviction Upheld on Appeal
    Disputes between neighbours about boundary trees are not uncommon; private prosecutions by neighbours against neighbours, especially concerning boundary trees, are uncommon.  In a recent decision, Justice Libman of the Ontario Court of…
  • Aug 31

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed
    In September, 1990, an oil spill occurred on a property owned by Shell.  The spill released approximately 9,000 litres of oil, and clean-up measures were undertaken.  Nearly 23 years later, in the spring of 2013, a neighbouring…
  • Jul 26

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal
    The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) appeal of the National Energy Board ("NEB") approval of the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9 Reversal Project.  The Court has…
Rank this Week: 881

Jason P Howie Blog

Jason P Howie Blog

Covers family law in Windsor, Ontario.

https://jasonpaulhowie.com/
  • Dec 13

    Disputes Over the Matrimonial Home Where Parties are Joint Tenant

    Disputes Over the Matrimonial Home Where Parties are Joint Tenant
    An Ontario court recently examined a dispute over a matrimonial home between a separated couple who had purchased the home as joint tenants prior to their marriage. The court found that the husband in question was not entitled to any…
  • Dec 4

    Imputing Income Based on Lifestyle: Ferrari’s, and Cadillacs and Luxury Vacations, Oh My!

    Imputing Income Based on Lifestyle: Ferrari’s, and Cadillacs and Luxury Vacations, Oh My!
    A recent “bitterly contested” motion over financial issues stemming from a separation and presided over by the perpetually charismatic Justice Pazaratz is best summarized in Justice Pazaratz’s own words: If you claim…
  • Nov 28

    Federal Child Support Guidelines Have Been Updated

    Federal Child Support Guidelines Have Been Updated
    As of November 22, 2017, the Federal Child Support Guidelines have been changed to reflect recent tax rules. This will have an impact on both payor parents and recipients of child support. The Child Support Guidelines As we’ve…
Rank this Week: 749

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 11

    The best of Dispatch 2017

    The best of Dispatch 2017
    As I mentioned in a post earlier this fall, I publish a free e-newsletter called “Law21 Dispatch” every two months to about 2,800 readers. The content is exclusive to subscribers, but at the suggestion of some readers, I’ve…
  • Oct 11

    Changing the lawyer assessment system

    Changing the lawyer assessment system
    Every two months, I publish a short e-newsletter called “Dispatch” that’s sent to about 2,700 subscribers. (To sign up, email me at jordan@law21.ca). Each edition contains exclusive content for subscribers, which I sometimes…
  • Oct 4

    Tomorrow’s law firm, today

    Tomorrow’s law firm, today
    When I spoke at the Lexpo ’17 legal technology conference in Amsterdam earlier this year, I had the good fortune to finally meet Jacky Wetzels of Salesmoves (a Dutch consultancy specializing in business training, coaching, and…
Rank this Week: 634

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Sent texts and reasonable expectations of privacy in Marakah

    Sent texts and reasonable expectations of privacy in Marakah
    Expectations of privacy in sent messages, the Supreme Court of Canada case of R. v. Marakah Whether you’re making dinner plans or maybe sending a “risky text”, our text messages are private. They’re a record of…
  • Nov 23

    Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm under Canadian Criminal law

    Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm under Canadian Criminal law
    Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Dangerous Driving Causing Death Under Canadian Criminal Law Earlier this week, lawyers from our law firm represented a young man on charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing…
  • Oct 23

    “The police want to interview me. What do I do?”

    “The police want to interview me. What do I do?”
    "The police want to interview me in a criminal investigation. What should I do?" Many times a month, our lawyers get calls from terrified people telling us that police want to interview them and wondering what to do. All too often we hear…
Rank this Week: 867

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Dec 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently diy genetic engineering is just around the corner, if you're brave (or silly) enough. perhaps promising,… https://t.co/8fwLJ2veUl 2017-12-01 nasdaq plans launch of bitcoin futures in 2018. https://t.co/udmpiSWaR8 2017-12-01…
  • Dec 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently diy genetic engineering is just around the corner, if you're brave (or silly) enough. perhaps promising,… https://t.co/8fwLJ2veUl 2017-12-01 nasdaq plans launch of bitcoin futures in 2018. https://t.co/udmpiSWaR8 2017-12-01…
  • Nov 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    thiel alleges he is being blocked from bidding on gawker (which is bankrupt as a result of losing a lawsuit funded… https://t.co/tlYTdQPuKY 2017-11-27 filmmakers try out video game engines for real-time vfx with rather impressive…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Dec 2

    Report on Vulnerable Investor

    Report on Vulnerable Investor
    The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law have published their Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity. …
  • Nov 26

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)
    This is my fourth post, on the decision in Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 1496, a case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in George Banton’s five children.…
  • Nov 18

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)
    In my two previous posts, I've written about Mr. Justice Cullity’s decision in Bantonv. Banton,1998 CanLII 1496, case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in…
Rank this Week: 1044

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Competition Bureau Issues Expanded Draft Immunity Program For Comment

    Competition Bureau Issues Expanded Draft Immunity Program For Comment
    October 29, 2017 On October 26, 2017, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued its revised draft Immunity Program for public comments. The Bureau is updating its Immunity Program to reflect recent legal and policy developments…
  • Oct 21

    CRTC Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)

    CRTC Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)
    October 21, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an important CASL (anti-spam law) related decision in Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-367 (CompuFinder). In this…
  • Oct 16

    The Ontario Government’s Pulp Fiction Approach to Pot Legalization

    The Ontario Government’s Pulp Fiction Approach to Pot Legalization
    October 16, 2017 Following the Federal Government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada, provinces are now working through the logistics of pot legalization at a local level. In this regard, Ontario and Alberta recently announced their…
Rank this Week: 1004

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    How to Apply for a Study permit for Canada – the logic of a study permit from outside of Canada

    How to Apply for a Study permit for Canada – the logic of a study permit from outside of Canada
    How to Apply for a Study permit for Canada – the logic of a study permit from outside of Canada This article will briefly review what is required to apply for a study permit from outside of Canada. We remind the reader that this does…
  • Jul 31

    I have a visitor Status in Canada can I apply for a work permit in Canada?

    I have a visitor Status in Canada can I apply for a work permit in Canada?
    I have a visitor Status in Canada can I apply for a work permit in Canada? A lot of people contact us and ask us if they can apply for a work permit with their visitor visa or their visitor record. The answer is not as straight forward seeing…
  • Jul 26

    Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Statu

    Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Statu
    Loss of Canadian Permanent Resident Status Permanent Residence is technically not “permanent” in the sense that a person may lose their status if they don’t comply to some requirements. Section 2 (1) of the Immigration…
Rank this Week: 938

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 865

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 637

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 619

Lawyerlike

Lawyerlike

Canadian law student blog.

http://lawyerlike.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Case Rested

    Case Rested
    Last post! Except for graduation in three weeks, I have four months without thinking, writing, or agonizing over the law. Thankfully, though we've spent the last three years studying inside the crumbling edifice that is the Curtis Building…
  • Apr 27

    I can vouch for your user experience

    I can vouch for your user experience
    Some law school purists may have questioned my insistence that films can be an amazing study guide. Well, maybe now film purists can find out the same. Lawyerlike, meet IMDb!
  • Apr 26

    L to the L to the B

    L to the L to the B
    It's not a couplet, but it's close. The last sentence I wrote on my Admin final, my last final, summing up a question where I was asked to offer advice on the likelihood of a successful immigration appeal for a Mr. and Mrs. Singh, was not…
Rank this Week: 616

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Dec 14

    Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) No 2 Regulations 2017 published

    Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) No 2 Regulations 2017 published
    There has been published on the legislation.gov.uk website, The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) (Markets in Financial Instruments) (No 2) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations). The Regulations complete the UK implementation…
  • Dec 14

    PSR decision on proposals to improve switching of Facilities Management provider

    PSR decision on proposals to improve switching of Facilities Management provider
    The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has published Policy Statement 17/3: Direct Debit Facilities Management: Switching Providers: Our decision on changes to the Direct Debit rules relating to the switching of Facilities Management providers…
  • Dec 14

    PFOF – priority area of FCA supervisory focu

    PFOF – priority area of FCA supervisory focu
    The FCA has published a Dear CEO letter on payment for order flow (PFOF). The Dear CEO letter follows the FCA’s Market Watch 51 on PFOF, which we blogged in September last year (here). In the Dear CEO letter, the FCA reiterates that…
Rank this Week: 1829

Guelph Employment Law Blog

Guelph Employment Law Blog

Discusses labour and employment issues such as termination, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, severance, notice, and non-competes.

http://petermcsherry.ca/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Contractual Terms – What You Read May Not Define Your Case

    Contractual Terms – What You Read May Not Define Your Case
     Interpreting the Contract Often many people believe that the clearly stated words in a contract will govern their legal rights. They may be mistaken in this presumption. Take, for example, the case of a contract which was described as…
  • Dec 7

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law
    Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the…
  • Dec 7

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law
    Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the…
Rank this Week: 2075

Peter McSherry Blog

Peter McSherry Blog

Covers employment law issues in Canada.

http://petermcsherry.ca/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Contractual Terms – What You Read May Not Define Your Case

    Contractual Terms – What You Read May Not Define Your Case
     Interpreting the Contract Often many people believe that the clearly stated words in a contract will govern their legal rights. They may be mistaken in this presumption. Take, for example, the case of a contract which was described as…
  • Dec 7

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law
    Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the…
  • Dec 7

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

    Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law
    Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the…
Rank this Week: 2011

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Dec 14

    “Equal pay for equal work” provisions in a collective agreement may prevail over Bill 148 ESA amendment

    “Equal pay for equal work” provisions in a collective agreement may prevail over Bill 148 ESA amendment
    As we explained in yesterday’s post, the Bill 148 amendments to the ESA minimum standards will generally apply to unionized workplaces as of the effective date of the particular amendment. However, there are two circumstances in which a…
  • Dec 13

    How do Bill 148 amendments to the ESA affect existing collective agreements?

    How do Bill 148 amendments to the ESA affect existing collective agreements?
    It is hard to imagine a question more pressing for Ontario employers of unionized employees. For the most part, the Bill 148 amendments to the ESA minimum standards will apply to unionized workplaces as of the effective date of the particular…
  • Dec 11

    What rights does an employer have to suspend an employee in Germany?

    What rights does an employer have to suspend an employee in Germany?
    Under German law, an employer can only suspend an employee in certain cases. One of the core obligations of the employment relationship is an obligation on the employer to provide the employee with relevant work to be performed. If it fails…
Rank this Week: 1807

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Dec 14

    December 2017 Ackah Law Newsletter

    December 2017 Ackah Law Newsletter
    12 December 2017 • Ackah Law Nominated for B2B Top Choice Award • Season’s Greetings • Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) backlog will be eliminated by end of 2018 • What are the changes to…
  • Dec 9

    Canada Immigration Medical Inadmissibility Rules Will Change Says Minister

    Canada Immigration Medical Inadmissibility Rules Will Change Says Minister
    Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told the Canada House of Commons immigration committee Canada Immigration Medical Inadmissibility rules to ensure applicants do not cause “excessive demand” on…
  • Dec 5

    5,545 ITAs Issued by IRCC in November

    5,545 ITAs Issued by IRCC in November
    There were 5,545 ITAs issued by IRCC in November, establishing 2017 as a record-breaking year for Express Entry. November had 4 drawings for Canada’s Express Entry System; Canada’s new 3-year immigration target…
Rank this Week: 3224

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 14

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store
    According to a recently published PwC report (the Report), Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. We recently reported that Canadian-backed equity financing activity in emerging venture capital companies is…
  • Dec 13

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer
    M&A deals aren’t easy to close. As we previously reported, due diligence typically increases the likelihood of a deal closing. Buyers often conduct extensive diligence: they analyze the financial documents, projections, contracts…
  • Dec 13

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive
    In a recently released report, the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, EY suggests that M&A intentions in the global oil and gas sector are at an all-time high. Most notably, 69% of the oil and gas executives surveyed indicated that they…
Rank this Week: 1804

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1441

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Dec 13

    What can an estate lawyer do to address language barriers?

    What can an estate lawyer do to address language barriers?
    I recently read an article that features a discussion of issues relating to seniors living in the “Little Tokyo” neighbourhood of downtown Los Angeles.  In the context of North America’s aging population, the residents…
  • Dec 13

    Five threats to a healthy estate

    Five threats to a healthy estate
    We need to be vigilant on a number of fronts every day – from health, to financial security, to our relationships with others. But there’s another front – the estate front – that requires some vigilance as well. While…
  • Dec 12

    Hull on Estates #535 – Limitations on the Obligation to Account

    Hull on Estates #535 – Limitations on the Obligation to Account
    In today’s podcast, Natalia Angelini and Garrett Horrocks discuss the court’s reasons for declining to order a formal passing of accounts in the McLoughlin Estate decision. Should you have any questions, please email us…
Rank this Week: 2091

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Dec 13

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift
    This blog is written by Sally Lee, LLB, and Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management. Publication 559 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service states: The gift tax applies to lifetime transfers of property from one person (the…
  • Dec 10

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion
    I am sharing my good fortune in that I am proud to be a ‘puppy raiser’ for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).I am doing so in this blog because it relates directly to aging well and philanthropic opportunities.…
  • Dec 8

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency
    In 2009, Hermine Wekerle, mother of financier and Dragon’s Den star, Michael Wekerle, signed an unconditional power of attorney for property giving one of her three daughters, Caron, authority to be her substitute decision-maker. In…
Rank this Week: 3193

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Dec 13

    CASL: A Call for Clarity

    CASL: A Call for Clarity
    Today the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology presented its report on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) to the House of Commons, as part of the three-year CASL statutory review. The report title is telling: …
  • Dec 13

    NIST Releases Draft Update To Cybersecurity Framework

    NIST Releases Draft Update To Cybersecurity Framework
    In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its first version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Cyber Framework). The Cyber Framework was originally developed as a voluntary…
  • Sep 21

    Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Pursues a Stronger Consent Framework and More Proactive Enforcement

    Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Pursues a Stronger Consent Framework and More Proactive Enforcement
    On September 21st, 2017, Daniel Therrien, Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner, tabled his annual report to Canada’s Parliament today. The report to Parliament includes results and recommendations with respect to the OPC’s…
Rank this Week: 3423

Gelman and Associates Blog

Gelman and Associates Blog

Cover family law in Canada. By Lisa Gelman.

https://lisagelman.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    The Importance of Obtaining Independent Legal Advice in a Family Law Dispute

    The Importance of Obtaining Independent Legal Advice in a Family Law Dispute
    A recent Ontario decision highlights the importance of obtaining independent legal advice prior to signing any legal documents in a family law dispute. Failure to do so can have a significant impact on your legal rights and on your finances…
  • Dec 4

    Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer: Custody and Access and the Best Interests of the Child

    Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer: Custody and Access and the Best Interests of the Child
    An Ontario court recently considered a situation where the parties’ custody and access proceedings were adjourned so that the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) could become involved and potentially conduct an investigation…
  • Nov 28

    Non-Parental Access to a Child: What Will Court’s Consider?

    Non-Parental Access to a Child: What Will Court’s Consider?
    An Ontario court recently examined a request by a non-parent for access to a child, and found that it would not be in the child’s best interests to have continued contact with his mother’s ex-boyfriend (who was not his biological…
Rank this Week: 1894

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers family law related issues including divorce, separation, child custody & access, child support, spousal support, and property division. By Gelman & Associates.

http://www.lisagelman.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    The Importance of Obtaining Independent Legal Advice in a Family Law Dispute

    The Importance of Obtaining Independent Legal Advice in a Family Law Dispute
    A recent Ontario decision highlights the importance of obtaining independent legal advice prior to signing any legal documents in a family law dispute. Failure to do so can have a significant impact on your legal rights and on your finances…
  • Dec 4

    Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer: Custody and Access and the Best Interests of the Child

    Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer: Custody and Access and the Best Interests of the Child
    An Ontario court recently considered a situation where the parties’ custody and access proceedings were adjourned so that the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) could become involved and potentially conduct an investigation…
  • Nov 28

    Non-Parental Access to a Child: What Will Court’s Consider?

    Non-Parental Access to a Child: What Will Court’s Consider?
    An Ontario court recently examined a request by a non-parent for access to a child, and found that it would not be in the child’s best interests to have continued contact with his mother’s ex-boyfriend (who was not his biological…
Rank this Week: 2080

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3576

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1806

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/
  • Dec 13

    Choosing a New Supreme Court Judge

    Choosing a New Supreme Court Judge
    A few weeks ago a new judge was put forward as the recommended candidate to replace our current Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who will be retiring this month. The candidate, Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah…
  • Nov 29

    18 Month Federal Parental Leave

    18 Month Federal Parental Leave
    The Liberal government has introduced changes to the federal parental leave benefits program. Details of the changes were announced early November and are set to come into force on December 3, 2017.  This change is separate from the…
  • Nov 22

    Sweeping Changes: Bill 148 Now Law in Ontario

    Sweeping Changes: Bill 148 Now Law in Ontario
    Brace yourself, Ontario.  Today Bill 148 passed Third Reading and the Ontario Legislature passed the bill into law.  Most of the changes will come into force on January 1, 2018, while a small handful of the amended ESA…
Rank this Week: 4218

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Share Lawyer’s Blog

Covers long term or short term disability insurance law in Canada.

http://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Long Term Disability, Unionized Employees and the Jurisdiction of the Court

    Long Term Disability, Unionized Employees and the Jurisdiction of the Court
    Earlier this year, we appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, in the case of Barber v. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife Financial), 2017 ONCA 164 (CanLII) which revisited what has become an age-old question about…
  • Dec 13

    How to Manage Chronic Pain

    How to Manage Chronic Pain
    Chronic pain is a debilitating affliction that can prevent you from working, socializing, or even performing adequate self-care. At Share Lawyers, we understand how your pain may be different from someone else’s. In addition to…
  • Dec 7

    A Day In A Life: Wanda’s Journey With Fibromyalgia

    A Day In A Life: Wanda’s Journey With Fibromyalgia
    When Wanda wakes up and starts her day, she can’t help but be thankful for how much her life has improved compared to the year before. Wanda has always been a shoot-from-the-hip woman who was never afraid of hard work. A mother of…
Rank this Week: 1781