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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 12:59 PM

Twitter survival, tracking tips | Naomi Sayers

In 2014, I publicly opposed then-prime minister Stephen Harper’s Bill C-36, which is now law, named the Protection of Community and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA). I was about to enter law school as a first year and I was completing a pre-law program in Saskatchewan for Indigenous students. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 8:28 AM

Google subject to federal privacy law but ‘right to be forgotten’ issue still undecided: lawyers Mark Phillips

A Federal Court judge has ruled that Google search results are subject to federal privacy law, but legal observers are pointing out it may be some time before a final decision is made on whether a broader “right to be forgotten” exists in Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 9:34 AM

Quebec court dissent in liability case ‘goes too far’ on obligation to carry mobile device: lawyer Patrice Deslauriers, a law professor at the Université de Montréal

A divided Quebec Court of Appeal may have opened the door towards a positive obligation to carry a mobile phone when doing physical outdoor activities as a precaution against foreseeable risk or face the possibility of being held to account for a contributory fault, according to experts. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 8:45 AM

Reforming partial defence of provocation in Canada Man facing away from woman

The highly controversial partial defence of provocation was introduced into the Criminal Code of Canada in 1892, with Canada inheriting it from Britain. The partial defence functions differently from other defences because it is not a full acquittal for murder. Instead, it reduces a murder conviction to manslaughter for individuals provoked by a “wrongful act or insult” adequate to “deprive an ordinary person of the power of self-control.” ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 1:33 PM

Preparing for corporate liability as result of family law claim, part two An assortment of corporate shares

The first article in this two-part series on the recent decision in Berman v. 905952 Alberta Ltd. 2021 ABQB 434 of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench discussed the application of the oppression remedy in the context of a matrimonial dispute and highlighted the importance of anticipating potential shareholder disputes and having an appropriate unanimous shareholder agreement (USA) in place to address them. ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 8:57 AM

Canada launches consultation on copyright framework for AI and Internet of Things

On July 16, the federal government launched a public consultation to develop “a modern copyright framework for artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).” ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 8:48 AM

Digital assets inventory: The executor and today’s digitally connected home Laptop with gold bars on screen

Part one in this series introduced the concept of a digital assets inventory. Part two provided a deep dive on a digital assets inventory with examples from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). This article, part three, looks at further examples in a digital asset inventory. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:14 PM

Preparing for corporate liability as result of family law claim, part one Assortment of corporate shares

A recent decision in Berman v. 905952 Alberta Ltd. 2021 ABQB 434 of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench sheds light on the application of the oppression remedy in the context of a matrimonial dispute and highlights the importance of anticipating potential shareholder disputes and having an appropriate unanimous shareholder agreement (USA) in place to address them. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:13 PM

B.C. Supreme Court scheduling system broken, has been for a long time | Kyla Lee

On the second Tuesday of every month, alarm clocks across the province go off early. Lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals and self-represented individuals get out of bed early, make a big cup of coffee and start to engage in finger stretching exercises. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 8:38 AM

Hidden contracts: A danger in charity and not-for-profit governance Contact with red seal attached

Contracts or covenants are a central concept in many the world’s main religions, in particular the Abrahamic Covenant ones, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Today’s North American secular culture is similarly attracted to agreements as the basis for mutual activities, whether in government or in non-profit movements. Given their prevalence, it is not uncommon to find hidden contracts in religious settings, in the form of joint resolutions or covenants between not only God and an individual but between co-religionists. ... [read more]