Yearly Archives: 2020


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Purdy v. Purdy (2020 CanLII 90809)
father — in-person schooling — motion — timesharing — affidavit
Justice P. MacEachern

Liwak-Muir v Muir (2020 ONSC 7042)
offer to settle — parenting — matrimonial home — costs — successful
Justice M. Smith

Hoysted v Abitbol (2020 ONSC 6799)
addresses — email — penalty — purge his contempt — online postings
Justice M. Smith

Civil Matters

Ciarlo et al. v. Sesula and Rees (2020 ONSC 7051)
motion record — third party defended the main — draft — settlement — approval
Justice S. Corthorn

Boone v. O’Kelly (2020 ONSC 6932)
expert — report — evidence — cross-examination — scoliosis
Justice R. Beaudoin

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New Features on CanLII!

Keen CanLII users may have noticed a few new features in the last month or two, and if you’re legal research nerds like us, were probably quite excited! For all the details on these upgrades and how to make use of them, check out the CanLII Blog. In short, here are two of the updates we think you’ll like:

  • Unfavorable mentions”: This is a big one! A yellow jalapeño will now appear when there is an unfavourable mention in a citing decision.  This complements the blue jalapeño of relevancy.
  • “Heatmaps” in legislation: Our reference librarian Brenda absolutely loves this one. Heatmaps are a tool used to visually indicate which parts of a document have been cited more frequently. CanLII rolled out this feature for decisions earlier this year, and it’s now available on legislation.

As we always say with CanLII, the best way to learn how to use these new features is to just do it! Head on over to CanLII’s blog for all the details on how these features work, and then jump in on CanLII. Want a quick link to both of these? Check out Canada v. Vavilov and look for the yellow pepper! For the legislative heatmap, take a look at the right side of the screen on the Construction Act. Remember, the darker the blue, the more heavily cited that section is.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

I.S. v. T.C. (2020 ONSC 6789)
school — father — home — parenting — settlement conference
Justice J. Mackinnon

Beaulieu v. Diotte (2020 ONSC 6787)
substantial indemnity costs — children — successful — overheld — partial
Justice J. Mackinnon

Rizzotto v. Ouellette (2020 ONSC 6769)
screenshot — evidence — disability — require an in-person — motion
Justice P. MacEachern

Kaszap v. Volk (2020 ONSC 6723)
father — contempt — costs — motion — school
Justice M. Shelston

Goodwin v. Goodwin (2020 ONSC 6686)
admissions — response — admit — motion — assertions
Justice P. MacEachern

DeJong v. DeJong (2020 ONSC 5367)
father — children — parenting — boys — home
Justice D. Summers

Beardsley v. Beardsley (2020 ONSC 6624)
separation agreement — family court application — funds — equalization — transfer
Justice M. Labrosse

Pare v. Leblanc (2020 ONSC 6593)
parenting schedule — father s urgent motion — costs — children — docketed
Justice S. Corthorn

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Marchal v. Mulloy (2020 ONSC 6419)
father — investigator — costs — parenting — successful
Justice H. Williams

Re: M.B. (A Child) (2020 ONSC 6360)
child’s mental disorder — cause serious bodily harm — secure treatment — doctor — psychiatric
Justice M. Shelston

McIntyre v. Winter (2020 ONSC 6259)
periodic spousal support — one-time lump — property — costs — non-compensatory
Justice M. Shelston

Blackmore v. Blackmore (2020 ONSC 6194)
dad — father — child — income — school
Justice D. Summers

Zeineldin v. Aly Elshikh (2020 ONSC 6248)
father — motion — children — income — subrule
Justice J. Audet

O’Connor v. Duguay (2020 ONSC 6138)
school — father — daycare — child — kindergarten
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Civil Matters

Gorham et al. v. Behm et al. (2020 ONSC 6469)
ringette — coaches — email — league — public interest
Justice K. Phillips

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Fraser v. Perez (2020 ONSC 6076)
school fees — success — alternative relief — partial indemnity — costs
Justice J. Mackinnon

Daff c. Bassoum (2020 ONCS 5894)
père — scolaire — virtuelle — école en ligne — mère
Juge J. Audet

Shoumali v. Telatin (2020 ONSC 5893)
spousal support — child — offers — costs — income
Justice D. Summers

Civil Matters

Hickey v. Christie and Walther Communications Limited (2020 ONSC 6100)
discovery — documents — earned — shareholder — motion
Justice C. MacLeod

Charlebois v. Charlebois (by his Estate Trustee) (2020 ONSC 6092)
pre-judgment interest rate — substantial indemnity scale — costs — pre-judgment interest in the amount — non-pecuniary damages
Justice S. Corthorn

Roppovalente v. Danis (2020 ONSC 6075)
contempt — costs — removal motion — lease — joint case management conference
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Eureka 93 Inc. et. al. (Re) (2020 ONSC 6036)
noteholders — debt — million — security — subsidiaries
Justice C. MacLeod

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Abbas v. Ayoade (2020 ONSC 5821)
children — access — relocate — best interests — refugee
Justice J. Blishen

Liwak-Muir v. Muir (2020 ONSC 5669)
children — matrimonial home — parenting time — pandemic — separation
Justice M. Smith

Liwak-Muir v. Muir (2020 ONSC 5757)
exchanges — call — agitated — children — access
Justice M. Smith

Davey v. Davey (2020 ONSC 5675)
primary care — parenting — attend school in-person — time — virtual
Justice T. Engelking

Overdulve v. Overdulve (2020 ONSC 5673)
parenting time with the children — urgent — domestic violence — school — supervised access to the children
Justice T. Engelking

Sammon v. Krajewski (2020 ONSC 5655)
father — child — proposal — daycare — disruption
Justice J. Mackinnon

Lechner v. Lechner (2020 ONSC 5576)
costs — litigation guardian — bill — assessment — funds
Justice T. Engelking

Brophy v. Briand (2020 ONSC 5568)
child — habitual residence — jurisdiction — pandemic — children
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Whelan v. Whelan (2020 ONSC 5514)
enforcement — maintain life insurance — suspending — spousal support — motion
Justice D. Summers

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New Titles – September 2020

With the CCLA Library reopening earlier this month, we’ve been able to get some new books on the shelves! Check out the new titles below!

2020 Annotated Customs Act (Thomson Reuters)

Administrative Law: Principles and Advocacy, 4th Ed. (Emond Publishing)

Associations Canada 2020, 41st Ed. (Grey House Publishing)

Child and Youth Protection and Canadian Law, 2nd Ed. (Emond Publishing)

Code criminel annoté 2021 (Éditions Yvon Blais)

Commercial Insolvency in Canada, 4th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Communications for Legal Professionals, 2nd Ed. (Emond Publishing)

Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties, 2020 Ed. (Canadian Pharmacists Association)

Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants, 5th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals, 5th Ed. (Emond Publishing)

The Law of Civil Procedure in Ontario, 4th Ed. (LexisNexis)

The Law of Product Warnings and Recalls in Canada, 2nd Ed. (LexisNexis)

The Law of Search and Seizure in Canada, 11th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Legal Research: Step by Step, 5th Ed. (Emond Publishing)

LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis (Emond Publishing)

Martin’s Annual Criminal Code, 2021 Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Martin’s Related Criminal Statutes, 2020-2021 Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Civil Practice 2021 (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Small Claims Court Practice 2021 (Thomson Reuters)


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Chenier v. Sommers (2020 ONSC 5470)
children — register — affidavit — email — school
Justice J. Mackinnon

I.S. v. T.C. (2020 ONSC 5411)
conference — child — awarded — costs in relation — urgency determination
Justice J. Mackinnon

Joachim v. Joachim (2020 ONSC 5355)
in-class learning — girls — father — children — school
Justice D. Summers

Juteau v Orr (2020 ONSC 5324)
imputed income — part-time employment — expenses — spousal support — financial disclosure
Justice M. Smith

Halawa v. Brady (2020 ONSC 5284)
contempt — access — home — must — told
Justice T. Engelking

Jessie Melanie Mancini v Eric Mancini (2020 ONSC 5259)
spousal support — imputed income — financial — disclosure — subcontractor
Justice M. Smith

Rocheleau v. Lajoie (2020 ONSC 5242)
social circle — cardiologist — aortic — bicuspid — higher risk
Justice J. Mackinnon

Charron v. Hollahan (2020 ONSC 5204)
costs — father — legal fees — sub-rule — successful
Justice J. Audet

Cameron v. Vincent (2020 ONSC 5222)
access to the child — high-risk pregnancy — extraordinary expenses — school — best interests
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Sussman v. Fabrega (2020 ONSC 5162)
school — child — father — immersion program — education
Justice J. Audet

Civil Matters

Tataryn v. Axa Insurance Canada (2020 ONSC 5479)
exclusion — brokers — crossclaims — building is under construction — motions
Justice P. Roger

Dotality Canada Inc. v. Hunt et al. (2020 ONSC 5403)
refusals — timetable — shares — insurance — application
Justice C. MacLeod

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HeadStart Ottawa 2020: Legal Research for Articling & LPP Students

Welcome to all new articling and LPP students!

The CCLA Library is excited to announce a virtual series legal research programs for our incoming students this fall. (If you’re coordinating your students at your firm or organization, please take note!) You can register for all or just some of these programs, but we strongly suggest attending our first session on September 24.

All of our library research sessions are completely free, and will also be recorded so they’re available later. Click on the program title to register, or send us an email if you’re registering multiple students.

HeadStart Ottawa: Legal Research for Articling & LPP Students 
Thursday, September 24 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
This is our flagship student session, and we are so excited to see you there – over Zoom! Join us virtually this year to get right down to the most critical pieces of information you need to know for doing research over the next year (and beyond). You are guaranteed to leave the session with a clear idea of how you’ll approach your research assignments, and which research platforms, materials, and supports are in place to help you succeed.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw 
Monday, September 28 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
This session is fantastic for anyone who is working with Quicklaw in their offices, or who prefer to use this platform at the CCLA Library. It’s also great if you’re generally unfamiliar with what is included in a Quicklaw subscription (spoiler: A LOT). For this session, we’ll turn it over to local Quicklaw trainer Ron Jones, who will show you the ins and outs of this platform and how you can make the most out of your time on Quicklaw.

WestlawNext Canada 
Tuesday, October 6 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
If you’re planning on using WestlawNext Canada in your research, whether at your office or at the CCLA, this session is definitely one to attend. Our local WestlawNext trainer Josee Provost will show you how to best use this platform in your research, including the various practice-area specific sources that the CCLA subscribes to.

CanLII 
Thursday, October 15 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
CanLII is wildly popular with everyone working in the justice system. If you haven’t had much cause to use it before but will be relying on it more frequently as you enter a legal practice, this session is a great overview of CanLII’s functionalities. There will certainly be some neat tips and tools that you didn’t know about!

Legislative Research 
Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Lawyers love to assign legislative research tasks to their students! If that thought scares you, be sure to sign up for this session. CCLA’s Reference Librarian and legislative research aficionado Brenda Lauritzen will take you through some of the most common types of legislative research tasks and leave you feeling ready to take on an assignment.

Library Tours 

Group tours of the Gordon F. Henderson Library will not be available this fall due to space constraints, but we are happy to provide individual tours. Please email us if you’d like a tour of the space.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

N.N.N.P.V. v. J.S. (2020 ONSC 5137)
jurisdiction — habitually resident — child — daycare — custody
Justice T. Engelking

Firth v. Mohamed (2020 ONSC 5047)
father — pandemic — paternal — access — relocate
Justice J. Audet

Ziten Lyons v. Lyons (2020 ONSC 4971)
father — parenting time — children’s passports — decision-making authority in respect — costs
Justice H. Williams

I.S. v. T.C. (2020 ONSC 4929)
father — dad — parenting time — review — visits
Justice J. Mackinnon

Klassen v. Klassen (2020 ONSC 4835)
loan — jury notice — proceedings — family — non-occupying spouse
Justice H. Williams

Civil Matters

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. v. Morrissette (2020 ONSC 5177)
lawsuits — vexatious litigant — dismissal — costs — lawyers
Justice S. Gomery

Kennedy v. Perrault (2020 ONSC 5114)
extension — application — filing deadline — documents — five-month period
Justice S. Corthorn

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