The Rise of Deepfake and Media Synthetization
Internet users are sounding the alarm as “Deepfake” videos are increasingly becoming more common. Deepfakes are videos made by software apps where users can take an original video file and have an app alter the subject matter’s speech, appearance and facial expression in real time.

Case Review: Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28
This appeal deals with the application of the common law of negligence to claims for mental injury. The majority decision, led by Justice Brown, filled a void in Tort law that previously required the establishment of a recognized psychiatric illness in mental injury claims.

Copyrights for Photographers
A copyright has the literal meaning of the two words informing it: a "copy right." That is, a copyright is the exclusive right of the creator of an original work to control the reproduction of his/her work. Such copying includes all forms of reproduction, publication, public display and other uses.

Changes to the Insurance Act
Consumer Protection is a cornerstone of the Act and, at section 136.5, the new Act ensures coverage for innocent co-insured by restricting the criminal or intentional-act exclusions such that it would not apply to an insured whose claim was triggered by the intentional acts of a co-insured.

Morden Family Lawyer or Winkler Business Lawyer? Why not Both?
It used to be that people wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of Big City life to open a small Bed & Breakfast in the country or even retire to a small hobby farm. However we now live in an age where we take the Internet and 500 channels for granted, and that dream seems further away than ever. Luckily for those that do choose to make the leap, it turns out to be easier than they ever realized.

How the changes to Canadian Citizenship Act affect you?
The controversial Bill C-24, which is also cited as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, has received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014 and is now law. On one hand, this Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act makes some positive changes. On the other hand, the new laws do make Canadian citizenship "more difficult to obtain and easier to lose", especially for those naturalized citizens.


"How long to get Divorced", or Why the Lawyer says "It Depends"
It seems like such a simple question, but the reality is that depending on the issues, circumstances and personalities involved, the time, and therefore cost, can vary a great deal. This article lists some of the most common factors that can result in such differing lengths of time.

Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives
When planning for your affairs, you need more than just a Will. A Will is a written document that controls the disposal of your property after death. Before death (and therefore arguably more important to you), you need a Power of Attorney, and a Health Care Directive.

Trademark Registration in Canada; Worth the Investment?
There is no legal requirement to register a trademark in Canada, and every small business needs to ask themselves the question, "should I bother to register a trademark, and if so, should I do it now or wait?" In the case of my client, the answer is a resounding yes, and as soon as possible.

Cyber-squatting; or "Hey! Get Your Stuff Off My Name!"
A whole shadow industry has blossomed on the internet of people and businesses purchasing, operating, and selling domain names that are permutations, variations, and misspellings of established names.

How to Have a Happy Holiday Season
With the holiday season, office parties are on the horizon. They are a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season and to thank employees for their hard work over the previous year. Unfortunately, every year seems to bring to light recurring problems resulting from improperly managed office parties.

Do You Need a Will?
Most people know they need a will but never prepare one - find out what is involved and how easy it can be.

Legal Business Advice 101
Tips, Traps, and Legal Basics for Small Business.