Ottawa Blog Roll: February 2018


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

Condominium Law

Amendments to Ontario’s Condominium Legislation
– Darrell R. J. Daley, Gowling WLG

Explaining the Preliminary Notice to Condo Owners
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Explaining the New Proxy to Condo Owners
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

News on How to File your Condo Returns with the CAO
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

A “New”, New Home Warranty Program on the Horizon
– Christy Allen & David Lu, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
– Mark Asfar, Momentum Business Law

Criminal Law

More Tasers, More Problems?
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Policing Black Lives: A Guide For Lawyers
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

February 2018 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Kelly Egan and Anonymous Police Officer Wrote a Hot Mess of an OpEd
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Tweet Less, Legislate More
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Ottawa Police: Defying Logic and Misrepresenting Justice
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Commitment to “comply with statute” not enough to displace common law rights on termination
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Dating and Harassment in a 21st Century Workplace
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers

Twenty-Six Months’ Notice Awarded to Employees Who Rejected Offer of Continued Employment
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Lack of Clear Warning Voids Termination Provision
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Day in Ontario – Why Some Employees Don’t Have the Day Off
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Workplace Harassment “Arises From” but does not “Relate To” Employment
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employers May Not Make Changes to Terms of Employment During Working Notice Period
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Law

Abusive Spousal Conduct Does Note Prevent Regular Access
– Carol Cochrane, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Food Law

Advancing food law and policy research
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling requirements are one step closer
– Katrina Coughlin & Megan Martins, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

IP Round Up: “Banal” Lyrics and “Taco Tuesdays”
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Distinctly different? Trade marks and the standards for distinctiveness
– Multiple Authors, Gowling WLG

How a Polish Holocaust Story Became the Basis of a Controversial Copyright Case in Canada’s Federal Court
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Genetically Modified Biological Materials
– Wendy Lamson, Perley-Rovertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Patenting Dosage Regimes in Canada: The Patent Office Loosens its Reins
– Wendy Lamson, Perley-Rovertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

China & India Make Software Patenting Easier
– Adrian O’Donnell, Perley-Rovertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Government Affairs

Budget 2018: Sensible Measures
– Multiple Authors, Gowling WLG

Marketing Law

Ad Standards publishes Guidelines for Consumer Advertising of Health Products
– William Bjornsson, Gowling WLG

Privacy & Security Law

The Judicialization of Bulk Powers for Intelligence Agencies
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Intelligence Swords and Shields in Canadian Law
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Tax Law

Changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program Effective March 1, 2018
– Alanna Mar, Perley-Rovertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Raw Deal for Sushi Restaurants and All Future Corporate Appellants Seeking to Self-Represent at the Tax Court
– Cadham Rains Law

Trade Law

Canada-EU – Old Ties, New Trade Partners
– Michael Woods, Woods LaFortune LLP

“Buy America” retaliation – Ontario’s Fairness in Procurement Act , 2018 (Bill 194)
– Richard G. Dearden, Phuong T.V. Ngo, & Wendy J. Wagner, Gowling WLG

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
– Richard G. Dearden, Wendy J. Wagner & Vicky Edgecombe, 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!

 

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