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One does not undertake to reorganize the aquarium

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This post provides an overview of the principles of ownership of minerals in western Canadian law. Topics covered include private ownership, Crown ownership, Indigenous ownership, and title.

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Ontario Court of Appeal upholds authorization to intercept private communications as valid

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Condominium Corp. No. 311443 v. Goertz (2016), [2016] A.J. No. 1195, 2016 ABCA 362, 2016 CarswellAlta 2202 (Alta. C.A.) at para. 49 McDonald, Bielby and Wakeling JJ.A

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The Ontario Court of Appeal found that the trial judge properly instructed the jury on the fact that it was the trier of facts and clearly instructed the jury on legal issues such as the difference between negligence and error in professional judgment, and the onus of proof.

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Ontario Court of Appeal holds that Gladue factors are applicable to bail hearings

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The British Columbia Supreme Court discusses how to interpret "survive ... by five days" in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

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After dismissing 21 year employee, employer provided employee with minimum notice entitlements under Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Ont.

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This digest highlights a Supreme Court of Canada decision which allowed the Attorney General’s appeal from a lower court decision allowing rectification of a contract, holding that rectification was limited to cases where the agreement between the parties was not correctly recorded in the instrument that became the final expression of the agreement.

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Are you running a profitable small law firm? View the infographic to learn where small law firm time and money is being spent.

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It is the practice of the RCMP at the Shellbrook Detachment to make the calls for the accused persons.

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Toronto Standard Condominium Corp. No. 2130 v. York Bremner Developments Ltd. (2016), 2016 ONSC 5393, 2016 CarswellOnt 13671 (Ont. S.C.J.) at para. 117 Myers J.)

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