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Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Sep 10

    Amendments To The Ontario Construction Lien Act Have Been Given First Reading (Part 1)

    Amendments To The Ontario Construction Lien Act Have Been Given First Reading (Part 1)
    On May 31, 2017, the Ontario Legislature gave first reading to Bill 142, which will enact the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017. By this legislation, substantial amendments are proposed to the Ontario Construction Lien Act, including the…
  • Aug 27

    Which Takes Precedence In A Building Contract: A Performance Standard Or A Design Standard?

    Which Takes Precedence In A Building Contract: A Performance Standard Or A Design Standard?
    The United Kingdom Supreme Court recently considered the question of whether the performance standard or the design standard prescribed in the contract took precedence. In MT Hojgaard AS v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd…
  • Aug 22

    A Subcontractor Recovers Against The Owner In Unjust Enrichment

    A Subcontractor Recovers Against The Owner In Unjust Enrichment
    A subcontractor who fails to register a construction lien faces an uphill battle in asserting a claim in unjust enrichment against the owner. That is because the owner will rely upon its contract with the contractor for any benefit that the…
Rank this Week: 2207

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Sep 5

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?
    By Gabrielle Baracat and Paul Blanchard In Camions Daimler Canada ltée v. Camions Sterling de Lévis inc., 2017 QCCA 798, the Quebec Court of Appeal confirmed that the duty to inform that exists between contracting parties, which…
  • Aug 16

    Ivic. v. Lakovic: vicarious liability is no short-cut to compensation

    Ivic. v. Lakovic: vicarious liability is no short-cut to compensation
    By Kosta Kalogiros On June 2, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided, in what it described as a case of first impression, that a taxi company was not vicariously liable for a sexual assault allegedly committed by one of its employees,…
  • Jul 27

    The SCC versus the “culture of complacency”: R. v. Cody

    The SCC versus the “culture of complacency”: R. v. Cody
    By Emily MacKinnon and Adriana Forest In R v. Cody, 2017 SCC 31, the Supreme Court of Canada reiterated its earlier call for reform to the criminal justice system, criticizing a “culture of complacency” toward delays. The…
Rank this Week: 1985

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 29

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 
    In a prior blog post we reported that a commercial condo unit owner successfully sued the condominium corporation after the corporation registered a lien against his unit for repair costs related to clearing a blockage in the plumbing system.…
  • Aug 22

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence
    Starting November 1, 2017, all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. There are two classes of licences: a limited licence and a general licence. The Minister of Government and…
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
Rank this Week: 1916

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Aug 16

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar

    “RAISE”-ING the Bar
    With the recently proposed changes to the U.S. immigration system, will the future of immigration to the U.S. be an impossibility given the RAISE Act? The post “RAISE”-ING the Bar appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Aug 14

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2

    Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2
    Learn about the family-based US immigration system as it pertains to & defines Immediate Relatives to see if it may be an immigration path for you to the US. The post Understanding the U.S. Immigration System – Part 2 appeared first…
  • Jul 28

    Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application

    Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application
    When submitting an 8288-B Withholding Certificate Application under the FIRPTA rules, timing is everything. The post Timing is Key with FIRPTA Withholding Certificate Application appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 2389

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: 2262

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program

    Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program
    Edmonton Law Libraries Association is proud to present the 15th Annual HeadStart ProgramFrom request to memo, follow the trail of legal research including finding articles, books, case law, and legislation. Research professionals will provide…
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
Rank this Week: 1525

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1604

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver
    What is SEF44 coverage? In an article and video on the McKiggan Hebert website John McKiggan discussed how the SEF44 Family Protection Endorsement works. But a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has made some important…
  • Feb 17

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver
    What is SEF44 coverage? In an article and video on the McKiggan Hebert website John McKiggan discussed how the SEF44 Family Protection Endorsement works. But a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has made some important…
  • Feb 3

    Is my Nova Scotia “Minor Injury” claim capped at $7500.00?

    Is my Nova Scotia “Minor Injury” claim capped at $7500.00?
    Minor Injury Cap This is a question I get asked a lot. Some people have heard that Nova Scotia has a law that places a “cap” on the amount of compensation that people can receive if they have been injured in a car accident. The…
Rank this Week: 1676

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 Lawyers.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified. City of Saint John to Appeal.

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified. City of Saint John to Appeal.
    In a decision released February 8, 2017 SJC-533-2013 Hayes v. The City of Saint John Decision of Justice Grant Feb 9, 17 Justice Grant of the New Brunswick Court of Queens Bench certified the class action filed by Bobby Hayes on behalf…
  • Feb 15

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified, City of Saint John to Appeal

    Estabrooks Class Action Certified, City of Saint John to Appeal
    In a decision released February 8, 2017 SJC-533-2013 Hayes v. The City of Saint John Decision of Justice Grant Feb 9, 17 Justice Grant of the New Brunswick Court of Queens Bench certified the class action filed by Bobby Hayes on behalf…
  • Jun 9

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abuser

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abuser
    For years now the Catholic Church has been facing criticism around the world for its inaction in failing to prevent sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. Furthermore, the Church has been criticized for failing to hold Bishops who…
Rank this Week: 1844

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 2226

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.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.…
Rank this Week: 1574

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: 1595

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Covers family law, child custody, child & spousal support, and property division. By Jeffrey Behrendt.

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Can I Deny Access?

    Can I Deny Access?
    One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?” The short answer is a resounding NO! There is really only one reason you can deny access and that is if there is good reason…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court released the Leskun decision today: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/judgments/2006scc025.htm At issue was the interplay between fault and spousal support. Ms Leskun argued that support should not be reduced as, 8 years after the…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage. Ms Leskun claimed that 8…
Rank this Week: 1480

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Covers copyright and its interdependence with the overall political regime.

http://mincov.com/articles
  • Sep 11

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne
    Often when I argue the case for individual rights and radical departure from government regulation, I hear words to the effect that it is the collectively financed government regulation that creates the framework for a civilized life, from…
  • Jun 17

    Monument to Human Devolution

    Monument to Human Devolution
    There once was a time in human history when monuments stood for something. They used to be erected to celebrate triumphs and achievements. Sometimes, they were built to commemorate national losses and tragedies. This happens no more. We are…
  • May 29

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination
    Most people unwittingly consider laws against private discrimination one of the greatest social achievements of the modern times.  In this article I will explain how these laws are nothing more than a tool of everyone’s enslavement.
Rank this Week: 2422

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 1691

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: 1445

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

http://canadalawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Going Rate

    The Going Rate
    I came across a 2010 legal fees survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer's Magazine (see here). I found it quite fascinating to go through, and wondered if it might be a useful resource when meeting with clients - especially when they are asking…
  • Feb 5

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada
    Read about re-qualifying as a lawyer in Canada here (Lawyer's Weekly).
  • Feb 5

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 1791

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: 1583

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

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

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

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

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

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

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

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1588

Connie Crosby Links

Connie Crosby Links

Documenting the World Wide Web, one webpage at a time.

http://conniecrosbylinks.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Negotation Skills for Librarian

    Negotation Skills for Librarian
    My colleague Yasmin was asking if I knew of any materials on negotiation skills. Here are a few things I came up with:We covered it at NE2007 -- the audio is on this page-- http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/NE2007/Proceedings.html it is program…
  • Mar 12

    South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Link

    South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Link
    South by Southwest is not just a music event, but also a big event in the social media industry. I'm pulling together a few links to help me track everything while I watch from afar:Main page: http://www.sxsw.com/Schedule: …
  • Feb 25

    Stem Legal Update

    Stem Legal Update
    My friend and colleague Steve Matthews of Stem Legal is a busy guy! Here are some of his recent announcements:
Rank this Week: 1536

Perspectives from a…

Perspectives from a Mediator/Arbitrator

Covers current trends and ideas in the areas of ADR and mediation. By Stephen Raymond.

http://raymonddisputeresolution.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Why no blogging Steve?

    Why no blogging Steve?
    I have been asked this question over and over again. I thought I would try to answer it. There are a couple of things stopping me from blogging. The first is time. I do not seem to have any extra. From arbitrating or mediating almost…
  • Feb 18

    Baseball Arbitrator

    Baseball Arbitrator
    I am indebted to http://www.baseballmusings.com/ for bringing the following to my attention. I expect that there is (or should be) a good book out there all about the arbitrators in baseball history.
  • Sep 17

    The Election and Proportional Representation

    The Election and Proportional Representation
    The Ontario Provincial Election is now underway. The election of a government is very important. However, perhaps even more important is a referendum on proportional representation. I have to admit that I have always been a fan of the…
Rank this Week: 1605

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 3237

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban
    On Wednesday, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted to begin the rule making process that could lead to a fracking ban in parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Commission, which regulates the Delaware River…
  • Aug 2

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit
    On 18 July 2017, INEOS was granted an environmental permit to drill an exploratory borehole to take core shale samples at a site near Common Road, Harthill, South Yorkshire. It was the second permit granted by the Environment Agency (EA) to…
  • Jul 30

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule
    The US Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would rescind Obama-era fracking regulations. The regulations, which were promulgated in 2015 and related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands, had never…
Rank this Week: 2740

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://www.courthouselibrary.ca/
  • Sep 18

    Secondary School Essay Contest 2017 - 2018

    Secondary School Essay Contest 2017 - 2018
    For the 2017/2018 school year, the Law Society is inviting all Grade 12 students and any secondary school students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in either Law 12 or Civic Studies 11, to submit an essay on the following topic: How…
  • Aug 17

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter
    BC Company law practice manual, updated October 2016 Did you know, the BC Company law practice manual was updated in October 2016 with a new comprehensive chapter for British Columbia societies under the new Societies…
  • Aug 17

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter

    BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter
    BC Company law practice manual, updated October 2016 Did you know, the BC Company law practice manual was updated in October 2016 with a new comprehensive chapter for British Columbia societies under the new Societies…
Rank this Week: 4658

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Sep 18

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?
    Pourriez-vous être poursuivis pour avoir demandé à un tatoueur de reproduire sur votre peau l’image de Garfield ou d’un dragon que vous avez trouvé sur Pinterest ? Claudette van Zyl, stagiaire,…
  • Aug 1

    Les gros changements!

    Les gros changements!
    Tel qu’annoncé, voici notre sommaire des points saillants des changements proposés aux Règles sur les brevets, dans la foulée de l’annexion canadienne au PLT (discuté ici).  C’est…
  • Jul 31

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè
    Merci beaucoup à Fortunat Nadima, étudiant de notre bureau de Montréal, qui a écrit cet excellent article! Qu’ont en commun un kleenex, un yo-yo et un thermos ? Ce sont tous des objets dont…
Rank this Week: 2727

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Sep 18

    “Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination

    “Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination
    In a recent decision from Windsor, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ordered an employer to pay almost $60,000 in damages for the way in which a female employee was repeatedly harassed, insulted and humiliated by senior management.
  • Aug 29

    Paul Willetts Quoted in the Ottawa Metro

    Paul Willetts Quoted in the Ottawa Metro
    Vey Willetts lawyer Paul Willetts was quoted in the August 21, 2017 edition of the Ottawa Metro News. The article, "Be Warned, Job Seekers: There is Such a Thing as a Bad Reference", considers a recent Ontario court case in which…
  • Aug 22

    Protecting Employees from Third-Party Harassment

    Protecting Employees from Third-Party Harassment
    All Ontario employers have a duty to protect employees from workplace harassment. These protections are set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”).
Rank this Week: 2474

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism

    Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism
    Activist investors engaged in proxy fights typically mount aggressive public relations campaigns in order to undermine shareholder confidence in a target company’s performance and leadership, whether through social media, online forums…
  • Sep 8

    Expect the Unexpected: What Boards can do to Plan for Crise

    Expect the Unexpected: What Boards can do to Plan for Crise
    As a standard precaution, boards should take steps to handle potential crises before one arises. This is particularly so in light of the increasing risk of cybercrime and privacy breaches, and the broader impact of negative social media…
  • Aug 21

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change
    Shareholders are placing increased value on non-financial factors when making investment decisions. Some of these factors are environmental and social issues. In particular, shareholder proposals on climate change have recently gained some…
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Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    New Books at the Law Library – September 18, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – September 18, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5121 .H35 2016 Maggie Hall, The Lived Sentence: Rethinking Sentencing, Risk and Rehabilitation (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8716732 LAW LIBRARY…
  • Sep 11

    New Books at the Law Library – September 11, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – September 11, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K120 .R68 2016 Peter Rouse, Every Relationship Matters: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform Your Business, Your Firm, and Yourself (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K120 .S87 2017…
  • Sep 5

    New Books at the Law Library – September 5, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – September 5, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV6556 .P69 2017 Anastasia Powell & Nicola Henry, Sexual Violence in a Digital Age (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8833661 LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
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techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the sun sets on solaris. rather a shame. https://t.co/UJbV7Tlo81 2017-09-08 how london is using wifi to track subway users to improve it. interesting. https://t.co/kCRszYgUqk 2017-09-09 ai can accurately identify sexual orientation based only…
  • Sep 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    china announces plan to build hyperloop-like trains with top speed of 4,000 km/h. hmm. https://t.co/mJHmDcDEFE 2017-09-01 blaneys recognized as a top regional law firm. very proud of my colleagues. https://t.co/VfGm6aQfYX 2017-09-06 [Click on…
  • Aug 31

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    managed to get published. nifty. https://t.co/QobTcGp5mw 2017-08-25 us first circuit rules that copyright does not extend to chicken sandwiches. good to know. https://t.co/vfAIt93esj 2017-08-26 interesting (but long) piece on palantir and its…
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Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
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Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Sep 13

    Drug Policie

    Drug Policie
    I blogged about pot in the workplace early this past August – see my post here. The legalization of marijuana made the news again, as Ontario announced its plans with respect to how the legal sale of marijuana will be practically rolled…
  • Sep 8

    Parental Obligations in the Workplace

    Parental Obligations in the Workplace
    For many of us who are parents, September feels like the real New Year.  Workplace issues can arise with respect to shifting childcare obligations, as kids transition from summer schedules to school schedules. Employers may be met with…
  • Aug 30

    Labour Day

    Labour Day
    The first Monday of September is Labour Day (Labor Day to our friends in the States). In Canada, this is a provincial statutory holiday, celebrated in all of our Provinces and Territories. Most businesses will be closed, with the exception of…
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Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Sep 13

    The revenue-neutral associate

    The revenue-neutral associate
    Last month, while writing an article about professional development in the law, I impulsively posted the following question on LinkedIn: Quick survey for those of you who began your careers as law firm associates: How many months and/or years…
  • Sep 5

    Should you go to law school?

    Should you go to law school?
    “Letters! I get letters!” Well, actually, I get emails, and sometimes direct messages on LinkedIn, but the main thing is, people frequently write me with questions about what they should do in the new legal market. I respond as…
  • Aug 17

    Legal Demand 3.0

    Legal Demand 3.0
    Every market has both supply and demand. But law is unusual in the degree to which the vast majority of attention has been paid to the supply side. I’m willing to wager that at least 80% of everything that’s been written about…
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Ontario Personal Injury Blog

Ontario Personal Injury Blog

By Iacobelli Law Firm Professional Corporation. Covers Ontario personal injury law in Ontario.

http://www.iacobellilaw.com/ontario-personal-injury-blog
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Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Sep 8

    LawNow Vol 42-1 Sept/Oct 2017

    LawNow Vol 42-1 Sept/Oct 2017
    Leaving a legacy is no simple matter. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure that you maximize the benefit to your families and loved ones even after you’ve kicked the bucket. Volume 42-1  Sept/Oct  2017 Table of Contents…
  • Mar 6

    LawNow Vol 41-4 Mar/Apr 2017

    LawNow Vol 41-4 Mar/Apr 2017
    Canada's Aboriginal children have been and continue to be among our most vulnerable citizens. Featured articles on Aboriginal Children, and Special Report on Innovations in Legal Services. The post LawNow Vol 41-4 Mar/Apr 2017 appeared first…
  • Mar 6

    LawNow Vol 41-4 Mar/Apr 2017

    LawNow Vol 41-4 Mar/Apr 2017
    Canada’s Aboriginal children have been and continue to be among our most vulnerable citizens.  Volume 41-4  Mar/Apr 2017  Table of Contents Featured Articles: Aboriginal Children Special Report: Innovations in Legal…
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Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

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

    Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario

    Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario
    How the delegation of bail hearings to Justices of the Peace has failed, and a judicial recalibration is required. Recently, the the CBC reported  that"Judges will be taking over bail hearings at two Ontario courthouses Tuesday as…
  • Sep 8

    5 things I learned in my first weeks as a criminal defence lawyer

    5 things I learned in my first weeks as a criminal defence lawyer
    5 things I have learned in my first weeks as a defence lawyer Following my call to the Bar, I traded in my dogeared copy of the Rules of Civil Procedure, turned my back on the Masters’ courts at 393 University, and returned to the…
  • Aug 28

    IMPAIRED AND OVER 80 CARE AND CONTROL: What does “Care and Control” Mean

    IMPAIRED AND OVER 80 CARE AND CONTROL: What does “Care and Control” Mean
    IMPAIRED AND OVER 80 CARE AND CONTROL: What does “Care and Control” Mean "Drinking and Driving" In Canadian criminal law, there are two distinct offences that constitute what is colloquially knows as “drinking and…
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Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Sep 8

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?
    While personal bankruptcy information is publicly recorded, it’s not broadcasted like corporate bankruptcies.  There are several places where bankruptcy information can be found. 1. In your Licensed Insolvency Trustee’s…
  • Aug 11

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…
    I have been meeting with people for many years – reviewing their situation, discussing the issues that have caused them to fall into a debt crisis, and looking at the options that will best suit their situation. Sometimes people come in…
  • Jul 14

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt
    The number of retired people earning a pension income, carrying credit cards, and line of credit debts is growing significantly. Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
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Canada Immigration Blog

Canada Immigration Blog

Covers issues related to immigrating to Canada. By David Cohen.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-blog/
  • Sep 7

    More Personnel Needed to Process Asylum Claim

    More Personnel Needed to Process Asylum Claim
    Earlier this year, in a previous entry to this blog titled No Easy Answers, I suggested that Canada may not be as prepared as it could be to deal with the potential entrance of thousands of migrants arriving at the Canadian border. Moreover,…
  • Jul 20

    For the faint of heart

    For the faint of heart
    When Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues ambled through Ottawa to be sworn in this time last year, the new Prime Minister was much-quoted for repeating the line “sunny ways”. This, of course, was an allusion to Wilfried…
  • Jul 20

    Dear Phil . . .

    Dear Phil . . .
    I was in communication with an American friend of mine this week. It has been a tough few days for Phil, who lives in Ohio. Not only did his home state fall into the Trump column on election night, but the President-elect won enough states to…
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Share Lawyer’s Blog

Share Lawyer’s Blog

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

http://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Injury Leads to Disability – Share Lawyers Help

    Injury Leads to Disability – Share Lawyers Help
    At Share Lawyers we know that living with a disability is very difficult and that in an ideal world, the disabled would be given the benefits they deserve without question. Unfortunately, insurance companies often fight tooth and nail to deny…
  • Sep 1

    Long Term Disability Benefits and C.P.P. Disability – What’s the Difference?

    Long Term Disability Benefits and C.P.P. Disability – What’s the Difference?
    We often encounter confusion from people regarding LTD vs. CPP, and we hope to clarify the differences with some quick points. General LTD is private insurance available through Group Insurance Benefits, usually through a workplace, or group…
  • Sep 1

    Why Should I Apply for Disability Benefits?

    Why Should I Apply for Disability Benefits?
    When disaster strikes, our instincts can sometimes lead us astray. This is often the case for people newly diagnosed with a debilitating illness or disability. The situation is so foreign and disruptive that some people begin to worry that…
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ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://edmontonlawlibraries.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 3

    ELLA’s first business meeting of the 2017-2019 term

    ELLA’s first business meeting of the 2017-2019 term
    Edmonton Law Libraries Association Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building (lower level) 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square In our initial meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year we will be collecting…
  • Jul 20

    Job Posting – Public Services Librarian, J.A. Memorial Law Library

    Job Posting – Public Services Librarian, J.A. Memorial Law Library
    Public Services Librarian, J.A. Weir Memorial Law Library & Rutherford Humanities and Social Sciences Library LIB Public Services2 Competition No.  –           A101733366 Closing…
  • Jul 11

    Alberta Law Libraries – Board of Directors posting

    Alberta Law Libraries – Board of Directors posting
    Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the administration of justice, and access to justice for all Albertans, through a provincial law library network comprised of 18 libraries in 11 locations. ALL…
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Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
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Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

http://www.yourbestdefence.com/legal-commentary/
  • Aug 16

    Your Right to Speak With a Lawyer After You Are Arrested: What You Need to Know.

    Your Right to Speak With a Lawyer After You Are Arrested: What You Need to Know.
    Under section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, everyone who has been arrested by the police on a criminal charge has the “right to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right”.…
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
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Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securitie

    The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securitie
     On July 13, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada published IIROC Notice 17-0144 Withdrawal of the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securities-Dealer Member Rule 100 and Form 1 withdrawing Phase II of…
  • Aug 3

    IIROC Best Execution Amendments and Guidance

    IIROC Best Execution Amendments and Guidance
    Darin Renton -  On July 6, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published final amendments to the Universal Market Integrity Rules (UMIR) and the Dealer Member Rules (DMR) related to best execution…
  • Aug 3

    NI 31-103 Amendments: EMDs Banned from Prospectus Offering

    NI 31-103 Amendments: EMDs Banned from Prospectus Offering
    Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon and Darin Renton -  New custody rules for non-SRO registrants also introduced Under a series of amendments to National Instrument 31-103 – Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing…
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Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 9

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep
                                               Are Limited Scope Retainers Right for Everyone? You may feel that you have a strong case.…
  • Mar 2

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?
    I often have clients that ask, is it really necessary to get a travel consent letter? The short answer is yes. Unless you want to take the risk of having your beautifully planned trip ruined, then yes. It can be a small bothersome task to…
  • Feb 2

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.
    You can be self-represented and sue the CAS but I recommend that you hire a Lawyer on a limited scope retainer to assist you with preparing your Statement of Claim. You may also consider hiring a litigation coach on a limited scope retainer…
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