Monthly Archives: July 2019

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

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

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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