Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Cohen v. Cohen (2019 ONSC 4456)
dependant — bifurcation — spousal support — will — deceased
Justice J. Audet

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. H.D. (2019 ONSC 4402)
children — care — emotional — school — home
Justice J. Audet

Barber v. Edwards (2019 ONSC 4637)
spousal support — income — expenses — dog — marriage
Justice D. Summers

Malboeuf v. Belter (2019 ONSC 4573)
wording — terms of the settlement — draft — expenses — life insurance
Justice P. MacEachern

Blackmore v. Abdi (2019 ONSC 4550)
trustee — home — undischarged bankrupt — property — assignment
Justice A. Doyle

Simmonds v. Ring (2019 ONSC 4714)
father — child — paternal grandmother — school — contact
Justice J. AudetContinue Reading…

Ontario Employment Standards Act Policy and Interpretation Manual – Now Online!

Here is a terrific resource for any of you practicing employment law in Ontario: The Employment Standards Act Policy and Interpretation Manual is now available for free, online, from anywhere you can get internet access. This is straight from the Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Program, so it’s good stuff.

You can find the HTML version of the guide here:

As you can see, the latest update was just a few days ago. Typically, the manual is updated a couple of times per year. We hope this helps in your research work, and also in your budget for collecting quality legal research materials for your office.

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

Kopra v. Moreau (2019 ONSC 4528)
possession of the matrimonial home — spousal support — children — income — exclusive possession of the matrimonial
Justice P. MacEachern

Baker v. Baker (2019 ONSC 4491)
children — interim — birthday — mid-week overnight — school
Justice P. MacEachern

Norris v. Norris (2019 ONSC 4490)
charging — equity in the matrimonial home — equalization payment — date of separation — uncontested
Justice M. Labrosse

Director, Family Responsibility Office for the benefit of Kimberly Melissa Stewart, v. Fuhgeh (2019 ONSC 4390)
child support — income — motion — stay — arrears
Justice P. MacEachern

Demerse v. Aubry (2019 ONSC 4439)
father — child s best interests — risk — motion to change — access
Justice A. Doyle

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CCLA Articling & LPP Students Breakfast & Legal Research Primer

On August 22, the CCLA welcomes 2019-2020 articling and LPP students to our breakfast and legal research primer!

Following a light breakfast, students will take a crash course in the legal research they’ll be given over the next year, and how to get the work done. They will also have a chance to tour the CCLA library and learn about all of the resources we have available for to use at absolutely no cost.

This event is free with payment of the CCLA articling student membership registration. For $25 + HST, CCLA Articling Student Membership entitles students to 24/7 access to the CCLA Library, an Ottawa Courthouse Security Card (to bypass security in our courthouse), and other CCLA membership perks.

Registration is capped at 60 students, so make sure to register early!  A waiting list will be established once we hit capacity.

To register (or to register on behalf of your students), please follow this link! If you are already a CCLA student member, please sign in to the site before proceeding and the registration will be free.

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Cuffe v. Desjardins (2019 ONSC 4365)
spousal support — income — savings — material change in circumstances — separation
Justice P. MacEachern

Brissett v. Coughlan (2019 ONSC 4330)
child — access — custody — weekend — email
Justice D. Summers

Guenette v. Morrisey (2019 ONSC 4326)
child support — undue hardship — income — access — required to pay
Justice P. MacEachern

Delulio v. Persi (2019 ONSC 4303)
income — table amount — set-off calculation — child support arrears — period
Justice P. MacEachern

Dear v. Kennedy (2019 ONSC 4302)
appraisal of the matrimonial home — separation — equalization — motion — partition
Justice M. Shelston

Beischer v. Cournoyer (2019 ONSC 4269)
pension — spousal support — income — temporary — value
Justice T. Engelking

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

Stow v. Davidson (2019 ONSC 4073)
child s best interests — school — access — schedule — parent
Justice P. MacEachern

DeGroot v. Iouguina (2019 ONSC 3878)
costs — father — access — relocation — child
Justice J. Mackinnon

Wakeling v. Debassige (2019 ONSC 4058)
powwows — children — school — material change — heritage
Justice P. MacEachern

Miller v. Scott-O’Leary (2019 ONSC 3861)
school — post-secondary education programs — child support obligation — stylist — motion
Justice J. Audet

Civil Matters

Andrzejewski v. Ottawa Police Services Board (2019 ONSC 4132)
expert — police — genuine issue requiring — probable grounds to arrest — officers met the required standard
Justice R. Smith

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Ottawa Blog Roll: May-June 2019

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

Civil Litigation

Provincial Trusts in a Bankruptcy
– Robert J. De Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP

One Boating Accident, Two Insurance Policies. Which One Pays?
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers LLP

Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. v Khalaf: The Court of Appeal Reviews Partial Summary Judgment and Discoverability
– Alexander Bissonnette, Mann Lawyers LLP

Mason v Perras Mongenais: Partial Summary Judgment Revisited
– Alexander Bissonnette, Mann Lawyers LLP

Contingency Fees: Re-leveling the Playing Field
– Tara M. Sweeney, Soloway Wright

When Tenants Default: Considering the Options for Commercial Landlords
– Ryan Garrett, Soloway Wright

Condominium Law

Can Condos Prohibit Canadian Flags?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos Must Notify Owners Before They Commence Lawsuits
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can Owners Access Emails Exchanged Between Condo Directors?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

No Gender Parity on Condo Boards
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

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

Construction Law

A New Procedure for Lien Claims Against Municipalities
– Ron Petersen, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Non-Payment of Holdback Under the Construction Act
– Matthew Smith, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Promotional and Problematic Disclosure
– Conor J. Cronin, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Big Changes to Corporate Privacy
– Andre Martin, Mann Lawyers LLP

Bill C-86: Amendments to the CBCA
– Daniel J. Cherney, Soloway Wright

Criminal Law

An Overview Of R V. Barton
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

May/June 2019 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Doug Downey: Who is Ontario’s Newest Attorney General
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Doug Ford’s Legal Aid Guarantee
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

MMIWG Report: Stop Your Conspiracy Theories – It Was Genocide
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Take Your Stinking Paws Off the Justice System You Damn, Dirty Politicians
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

Marchard v. MacKenzie (2019 ONSC 3650)
child support — income — financial disclosure — custody — declared
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Kelly v. Kelly (2019 ONSC 3749)
two-thirds of the proceeds — interim spousal support — matrimonial home — equalization payment — pension
Justice P. MacEachern

Hoffman v. Johnson (2019 ONSC 3621)
children — father — imputed — born — income
Justice R. Maranger

Kooistra v. Rochon (2019 ONSC 3688)
father — child support — decision-making authority — costs — parenting
Justice J. Audet

Tomaszewski v. Allin (2019 ONSC 3622)
father — summer access — non-consecutive periods — child s best interest — clinicians
Justice R. Maranger

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New Titles – June 2019

We have a great list of new books at the library this month! The list includes all of the recent titles in the Criminal Law Series from Emond Publishing, plus a few brand new titles to our collection. All books are on the shelves and waiting to be read!

2019 Annotated Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Thomson Reuters)

2019 Annotated Ontario Construction Act (Thomson Reuters)

2019 GST Memoranda, Bulletins, Policies & Info Sheets, 26th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Bennett on Small Claims Court (Thomson Reuters)

Cannabis Law (Thomson Reuters)

Charter Remedies in Criminal Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond Publishing)

The Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis, 3rd Ed. (Emond Publishing)

Environmental Law, 5th Ed. (Irwin Law)

Haber and Ross: Top Commercial Leasing Cases (Thomson Reuters)

Impaired Driving and Other Criminal Code Driving Offences: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond Publishing)

The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator, 6th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act & Commentary, 2019/2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Oosterhoff on Trusts, 9th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Personal Injury Damages, 2019 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Prosecuting and Defending Drug Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond Publishing)

Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases, 2nd Ed. (Emond Publishing)

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

Supreme Court of Canada Practice 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Tribunal Practice and Procedure (Emond Publishing)

Wrongful Dismissal Handbook, 8th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

CanLII Spring 2019 Updates

Keen observers and users of CanLII may have noticed that things look a little different lately. Last month, the CanLII team wrote about new design changes that were made on the website to help with clarity and consistency. Check out their blog post (linked above) for all the details.

For my money, I think the biggest change that you may want to familiarize yourself with is where to find additional information on decision and legislation pages. You can see on the example below, for a judicial decision, that links (or tabs) to the case history, decisions cited, subsequent case citations, and links to material on CanLII Connects are now available just below the name of the case (or legislation). Previously, these links were tucked in a bit further below.