Manitoba eLaws – New Edition – Business Law

The latest Business eLaw has been published. If you’re not familiar with  this resource, it is a publication produced by the Law Society of Manitoba with the latest news on a particular area of law, including digests of recent decisions, relevant changes to legislation, and other interesting commentary. eLaws are produced on Business, Criminal, Family, Labour and Employment, Litigation, Property and Succession, and Practice Management.

Selected contents from this edition of Business eLaw:

  • Framework for Imposing Liability in Negligent Misrepresentation Cases: SCC
  • Courts Play a Critical Role in Safeguarding Treaty Rights: SCC
  • Certainty in Commercial Relations Critical: MBCA
  • Retroactive COLA Payments Not Oppressive: MBQB
  • By-law Interpretation Challenge Compelling but Unsuccessful: MBQB
  • Legislative Update
  • FinTech Report: Competition Bureau
  • 2018 Mid-Winter Conference: MBA

You can sign up to receive eLaws directly to your email inbox, selecting only the areas of law you’re interested in.

Contents Update – Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal

Vol. 37, No. 1 of the Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal has just arrived.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the Legislature

  • RESPs and the Deceased Subscriber by Lorraine Allard and Bernadette Dietrich
  • The Modernization of Trustee Law in Atlantic Canada by Sarah Dykema
  • Foreign Guardians of Property and the Ontario Substitute Decisions Act by Matthew Furrow

Articles

  • Multiple Wills in British Columbia by Geoffrey W. White
  • Multiple Wills in Alberta by Nancy Golding
  • Multiple Wills in Saskatchewan by Karen Crellin
  • Multiple Wills in Manitoba by K. Eleanor Wiebe
  • Multiple Wills in Ontario by Marni M.K. Whitaker
  • The Use of Multiple Wills as an Estate Planning Technique in Atlantic Canada by Timothy C. Matthews and Gerald S. McMackin
  • Informal Fiduciary Accounting: Who, What, When, Where and Why by Susannah B. Roth
  • Quebec: “La Fente” or Legal Devolution to Relatives of the Half-Blood by Marilyn Piccini Roy

Practice Notes

  • Ontario and the Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition by K. Thomas Grozinger
  • Whose Claim is it Anyway: Who is Entitled to Assert and Settle a Claim with Respect to a Pension Benefits Act Deemed Trust? by Andrea Boctor

If you would like to receive a copy of any of these articles, please contact the library at greatlibrary@gov.mb.ca.

 

Charterpedia!

The law librarian world is geeking out today over Charterpedia, the federal government’s compilation of analysis and caselaw on the Canadian Charter. It’s like a crowd-sourced annotated Charter, for free!

This Charterpedia provides legal information about the Charter and contains information about the purpose of each section of the Charter, the analysis or test developed through case law in respect of the section, and any particular considerations related to it. Each Charterpedia entry cites relevant case law, and citations to Supreme Court of Canada decisions are hyperlinked whenever possible.

If you don’t have access to a paid annotated Charter product (or even if you do), I’d highly recommend starting with this.

Welcome, vLex!

Once again, more legal resources behind the Law Society of Manitoba’s Member’s Portal! My personal mission is to step beyond the Perimeter to provide service and value to those members who live and work outside of Winnipeg. From the press release:

vLex Canada, the only place to research enriched Canadian case law alongside a growing collection of law journals, secondary sources and a dozen core legal texts. A service of Compass, the successor to Maritime Law Book, vLex Canada is home to the venerable Manitoba Reports (2d), and it supports topic-based Canadian case law browsing and search using the MLB Key Number System across over 100 topics and tens of thousands of sub-topics.

vLex US provides comprehensive case law, statutes and regulations at both the federal and state level, as well as full-text access to over 290 secondary legal sources.

If you would like training on these or any of the other e-products available, please contact us and we will be happy to set up a webinar.

I think this will be the end of new electronic content for a little while. I’ll be reviewing analytics to determine the uptake of all these new resources, so please try them out.

Read the full press release here.

Even More Desktop Content for LSM Members

If you’re a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, there is now even more content available for you behind the Member’s Portal. Under “Library Resources”, in addition to Heinonline.org, and Rangefindr.ca, we’ve added full Irwin Law collection, including the series, “Essentials of Canadian Law“.

Now you can have seamless access to authoritative secondary sources no matter where you live. However, you will have to remember your LSM username and password.

If you have any trouble accessing the site, please contact us at the Great Library.