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Ottawa Blog Roll: March 2018

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

Civil Litigation

Perils of Joint Ownership of Property
– Anthony McGlynn, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Examinations of Corporate Parties – Who is the mouth piece?
– Shauna Cant, Mann Lawyers

Did Brain Injury Cause Securities Trader to Make Poor Investments?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Andersson v Aquino, 2018 ONSC 852
– Matt Smith, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Summary: Leonard v Saint-Vincent Hospital, 2018 ONSC 370
– Tess Brown, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

When is a Motion for Summary Judgment Appropriate?
– Jennifer Aouad, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Case Commentary: North Elgin Center Inc. V. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited
– Doug Smyth, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

When Should the Court Allow the Examination of a Non-Party?
– Christine LaCasse, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Condominium Law

Changes to the Status Certificate
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Electric Car Charging Stations in Condos
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements for Condos
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Regulations Will Arrive on May 1st Respecting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums
– David Lu, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Some Human Rights News for Condominium Corporations
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Recent Case Respecting Owner’s Application for Minor Variance
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Construction Law

New Construction Act takes effect
– Neil S. Abbott, Edward (Ted) G. Betts, & Louis-Pierre Grégoire, Gowling WLG

Corporate Commercial Law

OSC Makes New Rule On Distributions Outside Canada
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

CSA Propose Amendments to Remove Prospectus and Registration Exemptions for Syndicated Mortgages
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

The Decline of Door-to-Door Sales – Changes to the Ontario Consumer Protection Act
– Lacey Miller, Mann Lawyers

Oppression: Divisional Court Upholds Liquidation to Resolve Shareholder Dispute
– Chris McLeod, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

Why the New Justice Reform Bill, C-75, Is Anything But Just
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Liberal Criminal Justice Reforms A Bold Betrayal
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Grant Revived
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

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

Just Say No to the Police
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Pot Bill’s Sober Second Thought
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

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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

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Ottawa Blog Roll: January 2018

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

Civil Litigation

What Is The Threshold And Who Meets It?
– Edward (Ted) Masters, Mann Lawyers LLP

Reduced Accident Benefits And Insurance Broker Liability
– Edward (Ted) Masters, Mann Lawyers LLP

For WSIB Purposes, is “Intent” to Study Enough to Make You a “Student”?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

New Owner Information Certificate
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo Learning Opportunities February/March
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

New Employment Standards Affecting Condominium Corporations
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Can Owners Install Clotheslines Under the Green Energy Act?
– David Lu, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

New Regulations for Condominium Managers
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proxies and How They May Now be Used for Elections
– Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

The Basics of Blockchain and Smart Contracts
– Mark Asfar, Momentum Business Law

Criminal Law

The Theoretical case of R. v. Patrick Brown
– Bryan Delaney, Delaney’s Law Firm

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

On Technology And Access To Justice
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

The Presumption of Innocence is for Courtrooms, Not Politics
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Trudeau’s Aga Khan Vacation, Get Ready for Duffy Part 2
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Loblaws Skates on Price-Fixing, Tried to Send Homeless Man to Jail
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

My Predictions for Federal Justice Reform in 2018
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

The Man and the Mini-Horse in the Middle Office – Service Animals in the Workplace
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers LLP

Court of Appeal Confirms that Silence is Golden
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employers Can No Longer Require Employees to Wear High Heel Shoes – Except in “Entertainment and Advertising Industry”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

New Rules for Employers for Public Holidays
– Megan Cornell, Momentum Business Law

Changes to Ontario Employee Personal Emergency Leave, January 2018
– Megan Cornell, Momentum Business Law

Limitation periods and statutory severance pay: an update
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

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Ottawa Blog Roll: December 2017

Huge congratulations to Sean Bawden and Woods LaFortune LLP for carrying the Ottawa torch as Clawbie Winners this year! Well deserved!!

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

Civil Litigation

Adjudication coming to a construction project near you – lessons learned from the english experience
– Louis-Pierre Grégoire & Patrick Lavoie, Gowling WLG

Appeal Court orders rehearing on coverage for workplace accident
– Stephanie Doucet, Gowling WLG

Employer vs. Employee – Who Was Telling the Truth in Workers’ Compensation Claim?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

CPP Benefit Claims – Does Choosing Your Own Doctor Affect Your Success?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Information Certificate Updates
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

A Condo Year in Review – Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

AGM Notice Calculator
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Things to watch for in 2018
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

“Summary Judgment and Evidence of ‘Material Change’ – Hepburn v AlarmForce”
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Criminal Law

December 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Top Criminal Cases Of 2017
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Digital Evidence: A Book Review
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Let’s Talk About Mental Health
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

$750,000 in moral and punitive damages awarded to employee left to “twist in the wind”
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Higher wages, more vacation, more protected leave – what’s not to like?
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers

The Legality of Taking Away Paid Breaks and Benefits
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law – 2017 Edition
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Workers Now Eligible for WSIB Benefits for Chronic Mental Stress and Workplace Harassment
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

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Ottawa Blog Roll: November 2017

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

Civil Litigation

Court Of Appeal Clarifies Pre-Judgment Interest Rate
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers

Court Of Appeal Clarifies Collateral Benefits Issues
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers

License suspensions mulled for distracted driving in Ontario
– Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP

How Much “Good Faith” Must the Insurer Show its Insured?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Could Judge Decide MVA Case on “Geometry Alone”?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Disclosure Obligations of Condo Directors at AGMs
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condos?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The New Periodic Information Certificate
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Airbnb partnership may impact condominium law
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Helpful Recent Decision About Condominium “Changes”
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The New Condominium Authority Tribunal Rules Are Out!
– James Davidson, Nancy Houle and Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Federal Government Responds to Feedback on Proposed Changes
– Alanna T. Mar, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Criminal Law

Bail Reform: Naqvi Tells Crown Attorneys to Follow the Law
– Michael Spratt

Bill C-51: On Sexual Assault, Records And The Right To A Fair Trial
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

November 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Employment & Labour Law

Brave New World: ONCA Says that in Asset Transaction, an Offer of Employment is Sufficient Consideration for Material Changes
– Sean Bawden, Kelly Santini LLP

Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited: Termination clause fails to rebut employee’s entitlement to reasonable notice
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Same Game, New Rules: Changes to Ontario’s Workplace Laws
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Working Notice Inappropriate for Employees on Disability Leave
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Undertaking to Comply with the ESA does Not Displace Common Law Presumption of Reasonable Notice
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Mooch Ado About Nothing: Being Fired Before You Begin
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Failure to Comply With Employment Standards Act Minimum Requirements Is Fatal to Employers
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Postmedia-Torstar Deal Means Wrongful Dismissal Suits Likely to Follow
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

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Ottawa Blog Roll: October 2017

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

Civil Litigation

Court of Appeal Gives Thumbs Down to Dog Bite Plaintiff
– Mitch Kitagawa and Joshua Vickery, Kelly Santini LLP

License suspensions mulled for distracted driving in Ontario
– Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP

Insurers Not Obliged to Advise Insured of Appeal Deadlines
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

The Forms Under the New Condo Act Are Out!
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Condo Managers will be Required to Provide Police Record Checks
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo Learning this Month – Learning and Networking Opportunities
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Important Court Decision About Recovering Costs From Owners
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Changes Are Almost Here…Important Dates To Keep In Mind
– Cheryll Wood, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Appeal Court Confirms Owner’s Obligation to Prove Case When Challenging Lien
– Victoria Craine, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Examination of Records – Do Condominium Owners Need a Proper Reason?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Amendments to the Ontario Corporations Act
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers LLP

Support for Small Cideries in Ontario – An Overview of the 2017-2018 Small Cidery Program Guidelines
– Paul A. Lalonde, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Criminal Law

Limited Use Doctrine Defined…Again
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Effective Assistance – Tactical Dispute
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

October 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Liberals Break Two and a Half Promises with New Pot Laws
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Scissors Beat Paper; Statutes Beat Scissors: Severability Clauses Can’t Fix Illegal Termination Provisions
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Bad faith dismissal: is medical evidence required to prove damages?
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

North v. Metaswitch Networks: Ontario’s Top Court Confirms the Correct Approach to Employee Severance
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

#MeToo: Workplace Harassment
– Megan Cornell, Momentum Law

Indigenous Law

Federal vs Provincial – Whose Legislative Authority Is It Anyway?
– Michel Nolet, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Toronto Neighbourhood Heats Up Over Copyright Battle
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Submissions Posted on Canada’s Copyright Board – the Consultation Process
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Proposed Amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules
– Solomon Gold, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Practice Management

Changing the lawyer assessment system
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 4 – Re-training the brain (Pt 1): The road to work after concussion
– Roberto Aburto & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 5 – Re-training the brain (Pt 2): Employee-employer dynamics when dealing with concussion
– Roberto Aburto & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Real Estate Law

Decreased rental real estate following new rent controls
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

 

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Ottawa Blog Roll: September 2017

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

Civil Litigation

Proving Negligence in a motor-pedestrian collision: beware of s. 193 of the HTA
– Sherif Rizk, Codified Law Blog

Unnamed Insured May be Able to Recover Damages For Denial for Benefits of Another Insured
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

Cost Savings in Summary Judgment Motions
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

Not all Medical Examination Consent Forms are Created Equal
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

“Opportunistic” MVA Plaintiff Misses Deadline to Sue for Damages
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Update on Injured Ontario Workers and Bill 148
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Using the “Transmission of Force” Principle in MVA Claims
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

The Economic Loss Expert
– Najma Rashid, OTLA Blog

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 1 – Prompt Payment Rules
– Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 2
– Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Automated vehicles – disrupting the traditional city
– Michael S. Polowin & Jacob Polowin, Gowling WLG

Condominium Law

The Limited Jurisdiction of the New Condo Authority Tribunal
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

New condominium law to help regulate financial transparency
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

The Complaint Process under the CMSA
– Melinda Andrews, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proposed Code of Ethics for Condominium Managers has been released
– James Davidson & Melinda Andrews, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

New Proposed Regulations under the CMSA
– James Davidson & Melinda Andrews, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

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Ottawa Blog Roll: August 2017

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

Civil Litigation

Insurers can still face liability after conviction for driving without insurance
– Mitch Kitagawa and Sarah Reich, Kelly Santini LLP

Discoverability and Due Diligence Require more than an Expert Report to Extend the Limitation Period
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

Accident Benefits Disputes Require Notification to the Other Insurer and the Claimant Within 90 days
– Mitch Kitagawa, Kelly Santini LLP

Damages Can Vary Widely for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Court Splits Trial of $20 Million Boating Accident Claim in the “Interests of Justice”
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Condo Authority of Ontario – Services, Fees and Implementation
– Kelli-Anne Day, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 396 v Burdet, 2016 ONCA 394
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Condominium Authority of Ontario: Monthly Fees and Dispute Resolution Fees Confirmed
– Kristen Bailey, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

SURVEY: Should Marijuana be Allowed in Condos?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Strict Deadlines to Register Condo Liens when Collecting on Judgments
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Electric Cars and Charging Stations in Condominiums
– Cheryll Wood, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Criminal Law

Justice By Popular Opinion
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Defining Hate Crimes In Canada
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

July & August 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

No Discretion To Circumvent
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Employment & Labour Law

Supreme Court Upholds Termination for Violation of Anti-Drug Policy
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Vey Willetts Launches Ottawa Severance Pay Calculator
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance, But How Much Tolerance is Too Much? Part II – Employees
– Rick Norian, Maclaren Corlett

Protecting Employees from Third-Party Harassment
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Ontario’s Top Court Confirms that Employees May Sometimes be Required to Attend Medical Examination by Doctor of Employer’s Choosing
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Entitlement to Bereavement Leave in Ontario
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Ottawa Judge Rules that Severance Offers Should Not be Pleaded
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

You Can’t Take It With You: Good Faith and Fiduciary Duties of Departing Employees
– James Cameron, Raven Law

Notice Periods for Short-term Employees Who Are Terminated
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Family Law

Caught in the Middle – Children’s Voices in Disputes About Parenting
– Kathleen Wright, Mann Lawyers

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Ottawa Blog Roll: July 2017

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

Civil Litigation

The Court of Appeal finds Spilt Coffee at a Drive-Through is an Insurable Accident
– Shawn O’Connor and Sasha Willms, Kelly Santini LLP

Was Door-to-Door Salesperson on Lunch Break Still Working for WSIB Purposes?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

“Self-Diagnosis” Not a Basis for Claiming CPP Disability Benefits
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Compelling Attendance at an Examination Under Oath Requires Notice but not Reason
– Mitch Kitagawa and Sarah Reich, Kelly Santini LLP

Insurers Bear the Burden of Non-Compliance with Non-Renewal Notice Requirements
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Relationships & the Interpretation of Dependency for the Purposes of Accident Benefits
– Mitch Kitagawa and Kate Craner, Kelly Santini LLP

Risky summer activities: What are you waiving when you sign that form?
– Peter J.E. Cronyn, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Mental Injury: What’s in a Name?
– Jennifer Aouad, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Condominium Law

Defamation: Condos must protect the reputation of its directors
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos will Need to Increase Their Fees to Pay for the New Condo Authority
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Info on the Education and Examination Requirements for Condo Managers
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos will Have to File Yearly Information Returns
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

How Much will a Condo Manager’s Licence Cost?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

How Much will the Condo Authority Cost and Who will Pay for it?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condominium Returns
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proposed Fees for the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario
– Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Summary of the Proposed Regulations now available: the Condominium Database, and filing Returns
– Kristen Bailey, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

CAO and CAT Proposed Fees
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Constitutional Law

The Case of Omar Khadr
– Delaney’s Law Firm

Twelve Points about the Khadr Saga
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

A Once & Final Parsing of the Legal Context for the Khadr Settlement
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Corporate Commercial Law

New International Commercial Arbitration Act in force in Ontario
– R. Aaron Rubinoff and John Siwiec, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Old and New Ontario Corporations: What are they?
– Philip M. Aubry, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

The Art Of Sentencing: Why It’s Time To Revisit Mandatory Minimums
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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Ottawa Blog Roll: June 2017

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

Civil Litigation

SCC Upholds Costs Order Against Lawyer Personally
– Margaret R. Truesdale, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Saadati v. Moorhead: The repudiation of a dubious perception of mental illness
– D. Lynne Watt, Gowling WLG

What is an Occupational Therapist?
– Najma Rashid, OTLA Blog

Relief From Forfeiture Granted Where a Tenant Failed to Deliver a Timely Written Notice of Their Intention to Renew the Lease
– Rob de Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Does the Insurer have a Duty to Defend the Insured Based on the Policy’s Coverage?
– Mitch Kitagawa & Kentt Coburn, Kelly Santini LLP

Insurers Must Provide Actual Reason(s) for Examinations Under Oath
– Mitch Kitagawa & Kentt Coburn, Kelly Santini LLP

Joint Retainers: When Multi-Parties Share the Same Lawyer
– Eric Appotive, Kelly Santini LLP

Using Expert Evidence in Medical Malpractice Claims
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

ODSP Rate Increase for Medical Travel: Moving in the Right Direction
– Emily Cumbaa, RavenLaw

Condominium Law

Can Condos Prohibit the Display of Canadian Flags?
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Will Toronto’s Proposed Airbnb Regulation Help Condos?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

How Much will the Condo Authority Cost Condo Owners?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Construction Law

It’s finally here! Ontario reforms the Construction Lien Act
– Gowling WLG

Corporate Commercial Law

New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Rules in Effect as of July 1, 2017
– Ian McLeod, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

Jordan, Cody And Some Friendly Reminders On Delays In The Courts
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Lessons Learned In Criminal Law
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

June 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Employment & Labour Law

Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Wrongful Dismissal Cases are Appropriate for Resolution by way of Application: ONSC
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Can Employers Opt-In to the Common Law to Opt-Out of the Canada Labour Code?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Mind the Gap – What Happens When Details Are Missing From a Settlement?
– Sean T. McGee, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Family Law

Securing Support with Life Insurance: The Dagg v. Cameron Estate Case
– Kathleen Wright, Mann Lawyers

School Registration
– Caspar Van Baal, Mann Lawyers

Indigenous Law

Own-Source Revenue – Reconcili-action?
– Michel Nolet, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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