Ottawa Blog Roll: March 2017


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

Civil Litigation

The Defence of “Fair Comment”
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Corporate Damages for Defamation
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

A Deadly Season for Ontario Snowmobilers
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Did a “Secret Policy” Deprive Hundreds of Workers of Their Full WSIB Injury Awards?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

The Streamlining of International Rules: Changes aimed at improving efficiency, transparency
– R. Aaron Rubinoff & John Siwiec, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McGougall LLP

Condominium Law

Condo Managers Will Not Be Able to Solicit Proxies Under the New Condo Management Services Act
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

A Requisition for a Special Owners Meeting can Lead to a Defamation Case
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

What can Condo Corporations do When Owners Display Signs of Mental Incapacity?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Corporate Commercial Law

Securities Alert – Disclosure of Cyber Security Risks
– Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

Restoring Public Faith In The Courts Around Sexual Assault: Judicial Education Is Not Enough
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Women In Criminal Law
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

ASAP: Constitutional Or Evidentiary Requirement, It Depends
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Institutional Bias Favouring Crown Attorneys Preventing Level Playing Field
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Jim Watson and the Sound of Cowardice
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Is a legal ban on requiring high heeled shoes in the workplace inevitable?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Business and Booze: Dealing with alcohol in the workplace
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Q&A: Employee Sick Leave and Medical Information
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Failure to Pay $300,000 Bonus a Breach of Contract Only and Not a Constructive Dismissal: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Workplace Investigations – Best Practices
– Ella Forbes-Chilibeck, Forbes-Chilibeck Employment Law

Former Employee Files Wrongful Termination Suit Against City
– Vice & Hunter LLP

Why Are Unions Good For Canadian Workers?
– Karine Dion, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Family Law

Amendment to Legislation Gives Hope to Grandparents Seeking Access
– Kathleen Wright, Mann Lawyers

Is the cost of hockey a special expense?
– Kayla Sanger, Fresh Legal

IP & Copyright Law

Is Blacklock’s Now Engaging in a Strategy of Start, Stay and Delay?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Marketing Law

Misleading Advertising…Misleading Complaints About Advertising
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

The Exercise of Common Sense
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Getting over technology
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

So I wrote a book
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Tax Law

Tax Credits Support the Spirit of Giving
– Alanna Mar, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Wills & Estates Law

The Law Commission of Ontario Releases Its Recommendations For Changes To Powers of Attorney
– Carol Craig, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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

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