Yearly Archives: 2016

Newly Received Materials from LSUC 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.

The Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2016 (June 8, 2016)

  • Franchise law update / Siskinds LLP
  • Privacy and social media minefields: advising business clients how to protect themselves / Kathryn Manning
  • Some recent and noteworthy amendments to Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act / Rob Scavone
  • Doing business with the Canadian public sector / Alexis Levine and Stephanie Console

Criminal Law Practice Basics 2016 (May 7, 2016)

  • Fact scenario / Kimberley Crosbie and David Humphrey
  • Disclosure: the issues before the trial / Danielle Robitaille and Dimitra Tsagaris
  • Pre-trial conferences and trial readiness — resources / Nadia Liva
  • Case law update and new developments in criminal law / Seth Weinstein

Administrative Law Practice Basics 2016 (May 6, 2016)

  • Judicial review and appeals from administrative decisions / Neil Abramson and Marshall Swadron
  • Administrative law: an overview / Freya Kirstjanson
  • Administrative decision-making in immigration and refugee law matters / Chantal Desloges and Samuel Plett

18th Biennial National Conference: New Developments in Communications Law and Policy (May 5 – 6, 2016)

  • What’s the big deal with big data? Hopefully, a fair one / Chantal Bernier
  • A new regulatory framework for the digital ecosystem / Jeffrey Eisenach and Bruno Soria
  • Net neutrality in Canada / Bram Abramson
  • Social media ethics for communications lawyers / Crystal Hulley

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Morey v Bisson (2016 ONSC 7252)
jurisdiction — children are habitually residents — custody of the children — forum — care
Justice M. Labrosse

Levesque v Windsor (2016 ONSC 7206)
visits — supervised access — contempt — unsupervised — school
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Tajik v Maharlouie (2016 ONSC 7091)
marriage — contests — security for costs — motion — outstanding
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Maisonneuve v Preece (2016 ONSC 6987)
evidence — time — father — school — ride
Justice C. MacLeod

Wang v Grenier (2016 ONSC 6939)
motion — parenting — costs — recommendations — affidavits
Justice R. Beaudoin

Rochester v Rochester (2016 ONSC 7075)
equalization — spousal support — divorce — income — time
Justice C. MacLeod

Batten-Carew v Batten (2016 ONSC 6937)
partnership agreement — loan agreement — property — contend — entered
Justice T. Ray

Civil Matters

Lacroix v Dompierre (2016 ONSC 6931)
lien — costs — partial indemnity — breach of trust — added
Justice R. Beaudoin

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#ThrowbackThursday: Civil Litigation Updated 1981 2

The 2016 Civil Litigation Conference (aka “Montebello” aka “Civ Lit” aka “Trembello”) kicks off tomorrow, so naturally I hit the stacks to dig up the first ever Civil Litigation Updated program.

Civil Litigation 1981 - Program Day 1Civil Litigation 1981 - Program Day 2

I was looking up other key events from 1981, and just wow – a lot happened that year! Head over to Wikipedia to check out a list (and here’s one of Canada specifically).


CCLA Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario – October 2016 Update

This one is hot off the press! Just this morning, we were sent the latest update to our Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario. This guide has been produced for the CCLA for several years, with the assistance of students from the University of Ottawa law school, and under the leadership of The Honourable James Chadwick. This year’s update was prepared by Caleb Timmerman – we thank him tremendously for his work on the project!

To check it out, please click here. For your future reference, you can find this publication on the CCLA website under our “Civil Litigation” practice portal.

Also, if you’re looking for the CCLA’s Compendium of Costs, our most recent update is from 2013 – you can find that here.

New Titles – November 2016

The following list of new titles can now be found in the library:

Ontario Superior Court Practice 2017 (LexisNexis)

Chartes des Droits de la Personne : Législation, Jurisprudence et Doctrine (Wilson & Lafleur)

Macdonell, Sheard and Hull on Probate Practice (Carswell)

Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario 2015-2016 (Carswell)

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Canada (LexisNexis)

Hutchison’s Search Warrant Manual (Carswell)

The 2017 Annotated Ontario Education Act (Carswell)

Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016 (Carswell)

The Law of Adjournments: A Manual on Postponement (LexisNexis)

Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition (Carswell)

Ontario Courtroom Procedure (LexisNexis)

#ThrowbackThursday: The Poppy

Amidst other chaos, tomorrow we pause for a moment to remember and to honour our Veterans. In Canada, lapel Poppies have been a symbol of our remembrance since 1922, when they were first made by disabled Veterans, with the support of the Department of Soldiers Civil Re-establishment.

The Poppy is a trademarked symbol by the Legion, and Jen was able to dig up the Private Act of Canada where the drawing of the Poppy was found (SC 1980-81-82-83, c 179, Schedule II):

poppy poppy2

The poppy originally had a black centre before it changed to green for about twenty years (as seen above), and then was changed back to its original colour in 2002.



The Poppy Manual, Royal Canadian Legion
Why not all poppies look the same, Toronto Star, Nov 10, 2014

Sites Unseen: GlobaLex

We get research questions every now and then relating to foreign legislation or case law, and international legal materials are often difficult to find as most of our subscriptions do not cover much outside of Canada. So how do we go beyond the Google search to know what’s out there and what’s legitimate?

One of our favourite sites for International and Comparative law research is called GlobaLex, which is run by the New York University School of Law. From the homepage, click through to “Foreign Law Research”, and a list of each country will appear in alphabetical order.



Clicking on any one of these country links will bring you to the country overview, which includes a summary of the country’s legal system, the organization of its parliament and courts, plus links or references to secondary and primary sources.


This is a great place to start to get the lay of the land of a foreign jurisdiction, allowing you to follow through to other official links and resources from that jurisdiction. It’s a great first stop to doing international legal research!



Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

CAS v C.D. (2016 ONSC 6712)
maternal grandmother — children — care — access — affidavits
Justice M. Labrosse

Szonyi v Szonyi (2016 ONSC 6661)
child support — motion — post-dated cheques — matrimonial home — expenses
Justice S. Corthorn

Evans v Evans (2016 ONSC 6612)
spousal support — res judicata — estoppel — efforts to become economically self-sufficient — wife
Justice A. Doyle

Carter v Richer (2016 ONSC 6668)
questioning — arrears — litigant — support — justly
Justice A. Doyle

Civil Matters

Bouragba v Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (2016 ONSC 6810)
sub-rule — proceedings — served — email — school
Justice R. Beaudoin

Sagos v Attorney General of Bermuda (2016 ONSC 6806)
written — notice — requisition — pages in length — excepting
Justice R. Beaudoin

Continue Reading…

Weekend Edition – November 5 & 6

Howdy, Ottawa legal community! It’s the weekend, so the reference desk is closed. But to give you some inspiration, here’s what we’re reading, watching, and listening to this weekend.


Jen: Murder of a Lady: A Scottish Mystery – Anthony Wynne
Another cozy British mystery (surprise!).  This is another book is a series that’s published by the British Library of, basically, forgotten books from the Golden Age of crime writing.

Brenda: “Inside the Shafia killings that shocked a nation” -Michael Friscolanti, Maclean’s
I was reading about the Shafia appeal trial this week and stumbled across this article, which I somehow missed back in March.

Emily: The New York Times Book Review
This is one of my favourite sources for book reviews. This weekend I’ll be reading “A New Novel Stars Astronomer in the 1700’s”, and “10 Books We Recommend This Week”.


Brenda: Doctor Strange
I haven’t been to the movies in forever, and have heard good things!

Emily: “What a driverless world could look like” – Wanis Kabbaj, TED Talk
Ideas and news surrounding autonomous cars is always a topic that catches my interest when I come across it. 

Listening To

Jen: Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? – Connie Williams and Marnie Luke, CBC Podcast
I’ve been very much wanting to listen to this new podcast from the CBC for the last week, so this weekend I’ll be catching up on episodes one and two.

Upcoming Training: CanLII + Lexbox

Due to the success we had running the library’s first ever webinar back in February, we’ve decided we’d like to do it again! On Thursday, November 24 at 12:00 PM (Eastern), join us, from the comfort of your home or office, for an hour-long look at CanLII. We’ll dive into all the nice features of that website that you might not know how to do (like point-in-time legislation and noting up), as well as take a peek at LexBox, the cool (and free!) web app that allows you to organize and stay on top of your legal research. While we normally do not charge for our legal research sessions, we do have to charge a small fee for this session to cover the cost of the webinar platform. We hope that not having to contend with downtown traffic and parking will more than compensate for the charge!

To register, please click here!