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.




Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

S.A. v. M.L. (2019 ONSC 3450)
urgent motion — supervised access — conference — costs — voluntary service agreement
Justice P. MacEachern

Mooers v. Parent (2019 ONSC 3447)
father — child support — undue hardship — income — daycare
Justice J. Audet

Pryce v. Pryce (2019 ONSC 3441)
costs thrown away — adjournment — wasted — will need to be redone — preparation
Justice P. MacEachern

Glazer v. Hill (2019 ONSC 3432)
costs — offer — child support — incurred prior to the service — proportional
Justice P. MacEachern

Armstrong v. Armstrong (2019 ONSC 3227)
husband — wife — matrimonial home — interest in the farmland — post-separation adjustments
Justice J. Audet

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#ThrowbackThursday: CCLA / GCTC Lawyer Play 2009

The 20th anniversary CCLA / GCTC Lawyer Play – War of Two Worlds – is currently running, so this week we’re throwing back to the 2009 Lawyer Play. That year, the play was written by Ottawa’s own (and CCLA Past President!) Ian Stauffer and was called Lost in Paradise.


You can find a listing of all of the past Lawyer Plays on the CCLA website. We have a few more recent posters to add, and now that renovations are complete, we’ll be re-instituting the wall of Lawyer Play posters in the Library!

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

Boyer v. Brown (2019 ONSC 3011)
date of separation — interest in the matrimonial home — affair — couples counselling — infidelity
Justice S. Corthorn

Children’s Aid Society of (Ottawa) v. JR. (2019 ONSC 3012)
access visits — apartment — child — police — shelter
Justice S. Gomery

Yovcheva v. Hristov (2019 ONSC 1007)
husband — income — spousal support — wife — child support
Justice A. Doyle

Sealey v. Hoyte (2019 ONSC 2702)
offer — costs — unsupervised access — motion — favourable
Justice P. MacEachern

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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)