New Titles – May 2019

See the list below for new titles now available at the CCLA library!

2019 Annotated Ontario Personal Property Security Act (Thomson Reuters)

Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act, 18th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Conduct of Lien, Trust and Adjudication Proceedings, 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Dispositions Without Trial, 3rd Ed. (LexisNexis)

Estoppel, 2nd Ed. (LexisNexis)

A Guide to Family Arbitration in Ontario (LexisNexis)

Martin’s Related Criminal Statutes 2019-2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law (LexisNexis)

A Practical Guide to the Charter: Section 11(b) (LexisNexis)

Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law, Policy and Value for Money (LexisNexis)

Regulation and Governance of Municipally-Owned Corporations in Ontario (LexisNexis)

Sale of a Business, 12th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Stikeman Income Tax Act Annotated 2019, 65th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Norris v. Norris (2019 ONSC 2795)
exclusive possession of the matrimonial — disclosure — financial statements — request to admit — motion
Justice P. MacEachern

Children’s Aid Society (Ottawa) v. A.F. (2019 ONSC 2771)
children — cocaine — care — counselling — reliability
Justice M. Shelston

Hamilton v. Saint Denis (2019 ONSC 2766)
spousal support — post-separation income increases — divorce — post-dated cheques — marriage
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Querry v. Ostrander (2019 ONSC 2762)
spousal support — income — post-secondary education — child support — expenses
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Moncrieff v. Floresco-Dakin (2019 ONSC 2740)
access — supervised — doctor — meters — medical
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Continue Reading…

Library Tours for Summer Students

With summer students starting in the firms, we’d like to remind everyone that we offer library tours! This year we’re very excited to be able to offer them tours in the newly renovated library! Library tours are a great opportunity to meet library staff and learn about library resources, training opportunities, and legal services to support and assist a legal practice. We also encourage any and all students to sign up for the CCLA Newsletter to begin learning about news, events, and opportunities in the East Region. The newsletter is always free, and not tied to CCLA membership.

Tours will be held beginning May 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, and usually take between 15 to 20 minutes. Please email or call 613-233-7386 x221 to schedule a tour.

#ThrowbackThursday: East Region Solicitors Conference 1999

I’m impressed to say that for a conference held in November 1999, there doesn’t appear to be have been even one session on Y2K Preparedness at the 1999 Solicitors Conference! That year, the theme was advising the family-owned business, though the agenda held quite a bit more than that! I’m not sure which Trumps Justice Kershman was referring to in his talk (sadly, the paper does not make reference to any Trumps), but I can only imagine it’s our neighbours to the South! The 2019 conference kicks off tomorrow – you can see that agenda here.

Ottawa Blog Roll: April 2019

Please find below links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in April.

Civil Litigation

When is it too late to sue for debt owing on multiple issued invoices?
– Sarah Macaluso, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Parental Waivers for Children’s Activities – Are they valid?
– Michael Brown, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Condominium Law

When Neighbourly Disputes Get Out of hands
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Should Condo Owners Vote on Changes to Common Elements?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Soliciting Proxies: Can Condominium Managers Do It?
– Melinda Andrews, Davidson Condo Law

Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?
– James Davidson, Davidson Condo Law

Criminal Law

Ontario’s Legal Aid Cuts: David vs Goliath
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Wilson-Raybould Was Not Wrong to Record Wernick’s Call
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

April 2019 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Employment & Labour Law

Employee Entitled to Vacation Pay on “Discretionary” Bonus
– Sean Bawden, The House Work Blog

Medical Cannabis and Safety-Sensitive Jobs: Where can Employers Draw the Line?
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Arbitrator reinstates locomotive engineer fired for drinking whiskey on the job
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Bill 66 becomes law, changing overtime and union representation of some employees in construction
– André Poulin-Denis, Gowling WLG

Food & Beverage Law

Blockchain: An innovative tool for keeping the global food supply chain safe and ethical
– Stephen A. Pike, Shaela W. Rae & Filip Hrga, Gowling WLG

Naturally complicated
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

Data protection in Canada: The six-month pediatric extension
– Cole Meagher & Jenny Thistle, Gowling WLG

New Streamlined System for Remedying Double Patenting is on the Horizon for Canada
– Wendy Lamson, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong with the Government’s Proposed Regulations re Time Limits at Canada’s Copyright Board?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Copyright Board’s “New Leaf”? Not So Much and Not at All
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Toronto Real Estate Board is Back in the Copyright News
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright Proposed Tariffs: Is the Copyright Board Turning Over New Leaves?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Practice Management

How to make less money
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

The future of law, maybe
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy Law

Federal Privacy Commissioner proposes a complete reversal of its longstanding approach to data transfers, including cross-border transfers
– Multiple authors, Gowling WLG

Security Law

Attorney General Independence: The Forgotten Basford Standard and its National Security Nexus
– Craig Forcese, Intrepid

Testimony: Professor Michael Nesbitt on Bill C-59 in Senate
– Michael Nesbitt, Intrepid

Testimony: Professor Leah West on Bill C-59 in Senate
– Leah West, Intrepid

Trade Law

Steel Safeguards: The First Test of Canada’s Membership in the Alliance for Multilateralism
– Gordon LaFortune, Canadian Trade Law Blog


We include highlights of recent posts and articles from Ottawa-area blogs that are of substantive value to the legal community. Did we miss one? Let us know!

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

A.L. v. L.L. (2019 ONSC 2628)
costs — access — motion — fees — children
Justice P. MacEachern

Clark v. Fuelling (2019 ONSC 2621)
interest in the property — support — showings — shows her total — rent
Justice C. Aitken

Van Delst v. Hor (2019 ONSC 2569)
survivor benefit — pre-judgment interest — unreduced pension — date of marriage — value
Justice T. Engelking

Jiang v. Parham (2018 ONSC 2706)
father — child support — income — financial — motion
Justice J. Mackinnon

Hum v. Skoll (2019 ONSC 2367)
income — company — family — separation — tab
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Continue Reading…

Newly Received Materials from LSO CPD

Below are some of the most recent CPD materials added to the library collection. Each title links to the book record where you can view more details and the full table of contents. All materials are available in print at the library, or if you’re interested in only a couple of articles, feel free to email us a request for a scanned copy.

23rd Intellectual Property Law : the Year in Review (January 17, 2019)

  • Patents : 2018 in review / Dominique T. Hussey, Shelby Morrison, Katherine Rusk
  • Trademarks update / Mark Evans
  • Copyright update / Gerald (Jay) Kerr-Wilson

The Annotated Alter Ego Trust and Discretionary Trust 2019 (February 21, 2019)

  • Taxation of trusts in Canada / David P. Stevens
  • Overview of the twenty one year rule a trust lawyer’s perspective / M. Elena Hoffstein, Corina S. Weigl
  • Estate planning and the taxation of trusts / Maria Elena Hoffstein
  • Discussion of the annotated alter ego trust / David Stevens

Family Law Refresher 2019 (February 22, 2019)

  • What you need to know about the law of custody and access and support / Fareen L. Jamal
  • The do’s and don’ts in completing financial statements / Christopher Burrison, Sydney Bunting
  • What you need to know about the litigation process / Annie Noa Kenet
  • ADR 101 : practical tips for lawyers / Seema Jain

The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019 (February 25, 2019)

  • Cannabis retail store update / Cory Sherman, Caterina White
  • Issues related to terraces and patios / Faruk Gafic
  • Offers to lease : what to watch out for / Elizabeth Earon
  • Are you sure you understand insurance terms in leases? / Darrell Gold, Rachel Puma
  • When does a landlord have to intervene in a dispute between two tenants? / Sonja K. Homenuck

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Skinkle v. Skinkle (2019 ONSC 2353)
credit rating — cash surrender value — amount — damages — indemnity
Justice M. Labrosse

Boily v. Eaton (2019 ONSC 2145)
costs — offer — motion — child support — spousal support payable
Justice T. Engelking

MacLeod v. MacLeod (2019 ONSC 2136)
birth certificate — father — marriage contract — spousal support — contempt
Justice J. Audet

Ma.M. v. A.W.M. (2019 ONSC 2128)
father — child — dad — access — matrimonial home
Justice J. Audet

Jiang v. Parham (2019 ONSC 2131)
arrears of child support — security for costs — vol — motion to change — outstanding costs
Justice J. Parfett

Kelly-Rampulla v. Frankson (2019 ONSC 2122)
child — interim access — owes — motion — costs
Justice P. MacEachern

Continue Reading…

Ottawa Blog Roll: March 2019

Please find below links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in March.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law

Are Licensed Insolvency Trustees Liable for Complying with Environmental Cleanup Orders?
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Civil Litigation

Is there a tort of harassment in Ontario? ONCA says “no, but maybe, but probably not, so yeah…” 
– Andrew Montague-Reinholdt, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Condominium Law

Soldier Ordered to Take Down Canadian Flag from Condo Unit
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Court Approves a Borrowing By-law Despite the Absence of a Majority Supporting it
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Must Condos Making Renovations Implement Accessibility Measures?
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

Do Police Need a Warrant to Investigate on Common Elements (Part I)
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Ontario Condominium Status Certificates
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Flagging Issues on the Common Elements
– Christy Allen & Andrea Daly, Davidson Condo Law

Costs, Costs, Costs… Another Court Decision Considers Recovery of Legal Costs
– Jessica Weick & Cheryll Wood, Davidson Condo Law

Corporate Commercial Law

International transactions: Consumer contracts Q&A Canada
– Multiple Authors, Gowling WLG

International transactions: Agency Q&A Canada
– Multiple Authors, Gowling WLG

For Whom the Limitation Period Tolls: Agreements under Section 11 of the Limitations Act
– Alexander Bissonnette, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

March 2019 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

MCLNugget: Montesano ONCA
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

SNC-Lavalin Affair Raises the Issue of the Role of Former Judges
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Gerald Butts’ Quarrel with Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Evidence Falls Short
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Ontario superior court confirms that frustration of contract is a two-way street
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Hi. I have some news.
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employer Entitled to Return of Severance Payment After Discovering Misappropriation of Funds
– Sean Bawden, The House Work Blog

Frustration Does Not Require an Act of an Employer
– Sean Bawden, The House Work Blog

Inability to Measure and Manage Risk of Harm Created by Cannabis Use Constitutes Undue Hardship: NFLD Supreme Court
– Sean Bawden, The House Work Blog

Did the WSIB get the memo on marijuana?
– Jim Anstey & Peggy King, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Government Affairs 

Ontario government announces plans for centralized procurement
– Multiple authors, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

Keatley v. Teranet: Land Surveys, the Law of the Land and Access to Justice – The Supremes will Have Their Hands Full but will They Have Everything they Need?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The WIPO Broadcasting Treaty – A Solution in Search of a Problem?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Update on Access Copyright Proposed Post-Secondary Educational Tariffs: 2011 – 2013 and 2014 – 2017
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Competition Bureau releases 2019 Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
– Cole Meagher & William S. Foster, Gowling WLG

There and Back Again – Protective Agreements in the Federal Court
– Alexander Camenzind & Ben Pearson, Gowling WLG

Marketing Law

The Influence of Underage Influencers
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

The moral issue here
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

The next top model: Law firm edition
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Tax Law

Budget 2019: Positioning for a fall election
– Multiple authors, Gowling WLG


We include highlights of recent posts and articles from Ottawa-area blogs that are of substantive value to the legal community. Did we miss one? Let us know!