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Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Hi-Tech: Legal translation technology a matter of trust | Luigi Benetton

Companies that file documents with the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) often need to ensure they are in both of Canada’s official languages. Document translation is expensive. Can businesses avoid this expense? After all, it’s 2019. Free translation services abound online. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Online gaming and the responsibility to protect privacy online_gaming_sm

The world of video games has undergone a massive transformation, bringing with it new opportunities for gamers, gaming companies, advertisers, marketers and a host of other entities in the industry. As online gaming continues to thrive, the industry must earn the trust of its consumers to maintain its success. As custodians of gamers’ personal data, gaming companies have a responsibility to protect gamers’ privacy and ensure proper safeguards are in place to mitigate against breaches.   ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Labour market impact assessments: Going high or low labour_impact_sm

For employers facing a labour shortage, Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) can be a necessary evil, allowing them to hire qualified foreign workers if qualified Canadians are not available in the labour market. They are often a near last resort due to their complexity, slow processing times and the fact that deficiencies in the smallest details can be fatal to an application forcing the employer to have restart a months-long process. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 03, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

Changes to industrial design law put ‘Canadian businesses on par with international competitors’ Timothy Bourne

Canadians will now be able to obtain industrial design registrations in more 65 countries with a single international application following an extensive and significant overhaul to legislation and regulations that came into force at the beginning of November. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 03, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

Trump on trade: Lessons from a bad negotiator boxing_glove_sm

Halfway through his first term, the U.S. president shows no signs of putting a lid on his practice of trumpeting his self-perceived iconic status as a negotiator beyond compare. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

A basic primer on the mysteries of the blockchain blockchain_mystery_sm

Blockchain applications introduce certain advantages and efficiencies for businesses, but there are attendant legal issues that must be navigated. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

Judge’s political lobbying, advocacy on behalf of black Canadians crossed line, but wasn’t ‘misconduct’ Mark Sandler

The Ontario Judicial Council (OJC) has ruled that a judge who founded an advocacy group for black Canadians, and lobbied politicians with the “highly laudable” aim of helping his community overcome racism and poverty, engaged in a form of impermissible “advocacy and political activity” — but his actions did not amount to “judicial misconduct” that could merit his removal from the bench. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

From autonomous cars to smartphone zombies, analysis and opinion highlights of 2018

Here are 16 memorable and outstanding stories from 2018, as selected by The Lawyer's Daily Analysis Editors Richard Skinulis and Peter Carter. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Immigration with the stars: So you think you can work? immigration_stars_sm

Any foreign worker, regardless of the number of awards and accolades and appearances on magazine covers requires work authorization if they want to work in Canada’s performing arts, film and television industry. Actors, artists, technicians and similar workers in film, television, theatre and radio require work authorization. Yes, this even includes Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg, although Ryan Gosling, Sandra Oh and Jean-Marc Vallee do not require authorization as they are Canadian citizens. ... [read more]