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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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

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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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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

Marchard v. MacKenzie (2019 ONSC 3650)
child support — income — financial disclosure — custody — declared
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Kelly v. Kelly (2019 ONSC 3749)
two-thirds of the proceeds — interim spousal support — matrimonial home — equalization payment — pension
Justice P. MacEachern

Hoffman v. Johnson (2019 ONSC 3621)
children — father — imputed — born — income
Justice R. Maranger

Kooistra v. Rochon (2019 ONSC 3688)
father — child support — decision-making authority — costs — parenting
Justice J. Audet

Tomaszewski v. Allin (2019 ONSC 3622)
father — summer access — non-consecutive periods — child s best interest — clinicians
Justice R. Maranger

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