Monthly Archives: August 2019

CCLA Conference Papers Database: On Hiatus

Following our post from earlier this week about the CCLA Library Catalogue, we’d also like to note that our Conference Papers Database is currently unavailable.

If you would like to receive a copy of a CCLA conference paper, please feel free to email us in the library.

If you would like to review the contents of past conference binders, a PDF and Word document version of the contents for each conference from 2010 to the present are available directly from the conference page on our website.

We will be sure to update everyone when the papers are available online again.

Ottawa Blog Roll: July-August 2019

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

Civil Litigation

Cleanup in Aisle 5: Recent Occupiers’ Liability Cases at Commercial Establishments
– Ashley Bennett & Caleb Timmermann, Soloway Wright LLP

Condominium Law

What Would I Change About Condo Law?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Do Condos Have a Duty to Accommodate Disabled Residents?
– Kelli-Anne Day, Chuck Merovitz & Bram Potechin, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Court Upholds Condo Smoking Ban
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can Condos Reimburse Budgetary Surpluses to Owners?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos Must Step in When an Aggressive Owner Goes Too Far
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Are your Condo Fees Too High?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

An Update on Annual Fire Code Testing
– Andrea Daly, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Can New Condominium Corporations Get Out of Their Cost-Sharing Obligations for Shared Facilities?
– David Lu, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Email Messages Are Not Condominium Records
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Owners Are Not Entitled to Email Addresses of Other Owners
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Gender Inclusivity
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

A Condominium Corporation’s Access Rights
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Construction Law

Bonding with the Queen over construction projects
– Louis-Pierre Grégoire, Gowling WLG

ADR Chambers Appointed Authorized Naming Authority
– David Contant, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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CCLA Library Catalogue: 1990-2019

Big changes are underway at the CCLA Library with regard to our online catalogue. It was in 1990 that the CCLA replaced the old card catalogue with an online system, as announced in the newsletter below. Sorry to everyone who wants the actual old card catalogue for their home – it’s long gone!

From the August 1990 CCLA Bulletin

From our understanding, this was the first courthouse library catalogue in the province. Go us! In time, however, the Law Society’s Great Library catalogue (Advocat) came into being, and more recently, their Infolocate search engine, which looks through library holdings for every courthouse library in Ontario (including the CCLA) *and* the online CPD materials prepared by the Law Society.

Due to required software and hardware upgrades at the CCLA, it was time to decide what to do with our now redundant catalogue. We have made the call to sunset our dear old catalogue in favour of the admittedly far superior Great Library catalogue. We’ve updated the links on our website and in-library computers.

Some much better features of the Great Library catalogue software that CCLA Library users will enjoy:

  • Fuzzy searching: You don’t have to spell everything exactly right to get results. This was a huge drawback of our old in-house catalogue
  • Tables of contents: Lots of the entries for texts books or looseleafs will have a table of contents in the item record. You can look at what’s in a resource without leaving your computer.
  • Law Society of Ontario CPD materials: When searching the catalogue, you’ll also pull up hits for individual PDFs of relevant conference papers from LSO CPD.

Please Note: Selecting the CCLA Library

When you access Infolocate, the default is to search all of the Ontario courthouse libraries.

If you wish to limit this to just Ottawa, select Carleton County in the drop down  menu:

New Titles – August 2019

See the list below for new titles now available at the CCLA library!

2019-2020 Annotated Contraventions Act (Thomson Reuters)

2019-2020 Annotated Ontario Employment Standards Act (Thomson Reuters)

2019 Annotated Ontario Highway Traffic Act (Thomson Reuters)

Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada, 6th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Annual Review of Criminal Law 2018 (Thomson Reuters)

Assessment of Personal Injury Damages, 6th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Black’s Law Dictionary, 11th ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Canadian Personal Property Security Law, 2nd Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Capacity and Undue Influence, Second Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Constitutional Remedies in Canada, 2nd Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Defending Drinking, Drugs and Driving Cases 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Employment Contracts Handbook, Fourth Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, 2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Legal Problem Solving – Reasoning, Research and Writing, 8th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Managing Domestic Violence: A Practical Handbook for Family Lawyers (LexisNexis)

Martin’s Ontario Criminal Practice, 2020 Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Annual Practice 2019-2020 Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Planning Legislation 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Provincial Offences 2020 Pocket Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Small Claims Court Practice 2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Practitioner’s Ontario Taxes Annotated 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Stikeman Income Tax Act Annotated 2019, 66th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

The Ultimate Guide to Canadian Legal Research, 4th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Watt’s Manual of Criminal Evidence 2019 (Thomson Reuters)


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Cohen v. Cohen (2019 ONSC 4456)
dependant — bifurcation — spousal support — will — deceased
Justice J. Audet

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. H.D. (2019 ONSC 4402)
children — care — emotional — school — home
Justice J. Audet

Barber v. Edwards (2019 ONSC 4637)
spousal support — income — expenses — dog — marriage
Justice D. Summers

Malboeuf v. Belter (2019 ONSC 4573)
wording — terms of the settlement — draft — expenses — life insurance
Justice P. MacEachern

Blackmore v. Abdi (2019 ONSC 4550)
trustee — home — undischarged bankrupt — property — assignment
Justice A. Doyle

Simmonds v. Ring (2019 ONSC 4714)
father — child — paternal grandmother — school — contact
Justice J. AudetContinue Reading…

Ontario Employment Standards Act Policy and Interpretation Manual – Now Online!

Here is a terrific resource for any of you practicing employment law in Ontario: The Employment Standards Act Policy and Interpretation Manual is now available for free, online, from anywhere you can get internet access. This is straight from the Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Program, so it’s good stuff.

You can find the HTML version of the guide here:

As you can see, the latest update was just a few days ago. Typically, the manual is updated a couple of times per year. We hope this helps in your research work, and also in your budget for collecting quality legal research materials for your office.

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Kopra v. Moreau (2019 ONSC 4528)
possession of the matrimonial home — spousal support — children — income — exclusive possession of the matrimonial
Justice P. MacEachern

Baker v. Baker (2019 ONSC 4491)
children — interim — birthday — mid-week overnight — school
Justice P. MacEachern

Norris v. Norris (2019 ONSC 4490)
charging — equity in the matrimonial home — equalization payment — date of separation — uncontested
Justice M. Labrosse

Director, Family Responsibility Office for the benefit of Kimberly Melissa Stewart, v. Fuhgeh (2019 ONSC 4390)
child support — income — motion — stay — arrears
Justice P. MacEachern

Demerse v. Aubry (2019 ONSC 4439)
father — child s best interests — risk — motion to change — access
Justice A. Doyle

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