Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Levesque v. Windsor (2020 ONSC 3110)
child — father — stay — anxiety — irreparable harm
Justice J. Mackinnon

Dehaan v. Billings-Turner (2020 ONSC 3002)
children — access — temporary parenting agreement — affidavit — supervised
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Civil Matters

Kossay El-Khodr v. Northbridge Commercial Insurance Company (2020 ONSC 3160)
costs outline — amount — disbursements — unsuccessful — permitted to ask
Justice H. Williams

Perodeau v. TD Canada Trust et al. (2020 ONSC 3057)
fees — substantial indemnity scale — costs — motion — disbursements
Justice S. Corthorn

Przybytek v. 3002071 Canada Inc. (2020 ONSC 3045)
costs — second mortgage — lawyer — lender — application
Justice H. Williams

Attorney General of Ontario v. 947014 Ontario Inc. & Michael Norwood (Estate) (2020 ONSC 2945)
corporation — legal expenses incurred — disbursements — cap — payment
Justice C. Hackland

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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Family Matters

Perreault v. Marleau (2020 ONSC 2828)
child — self-isolation — without the father — return — motion
Justice J. Mackinnon

O’Connor v. Merlo (2020 ONSC 2531)
access — child support — parenting time — income — texts
Justice D. Summers

Zeitoun v. Abdallah (2020 ONSC 2770)
children — father — parenting time — residential — home
Justice J. Mackinnon

Charlton v. Coburn (2020 ONSC 2690)
income — spousal support — increase — impute — mid-range
Justice T. Engelking

Fluet v. Arbarbanel (2020 ONSC 2705)
child support — urgent — credit — line — mortgage
Master A. Kaufman

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Upcoming Legal Research Webinars

As both Thomson Reuters (the publisher of WestlawNext Canada and ProView) and Lexis Nexis (of Lexis Advance Quicklaw) have both extended offers to Ontario legal practitioners for at-home access during the COVID-19 emergency, we at the CCLA have set up some online training on all of these products for you to brush up on your skills!

Lexis Advance Quicklaw Webinar – Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Brush up on your research skills! Join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at noon for an hour-long virtual training session on Lexis Advance Quicklaw. If you use this database but could use some fresh instruction on how to use it more effectively, this is the session for you.

This program has been LSO accredited for 1.0 CPD hour toward the annual Professionalism Requirement.

There is no cost for this program. Please click here for more information and to register!


WestlawNext Canada Webinar – Tuesday, May 19, 2020 & Thomson Reuters ProView Webinar – Tuesday, May 25, 2020

Brush up on your research skills! Join us online for our free upcoming training on WestlawNext and ProView (e-books and e-looseleafs). Please register at the links below:

These programs has been LSO accredited for 1.0 CPD hour each toward the annual Professionalism Requirement.


Personalized Virtual Training Sessions for WestlawNext and ProView – Anytime!

These times don’t work for you? Want something a little different? We’re also pleased to share that you can now schedule your own personalized virtual training session on WestlawNext or ProView with our wonderful trainer, Josée Provost. To schedule a session, please click here!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Potvin v. Boros (2020 ONSC 2398)
motion — notice-to-the-profession-the-public-and-the-media-regarding-civil-and-family-proceedings-update — divorce — email
Justice P. MacEachern

Tessier v. Rick (2020 ONSC 2391)
father — child — access — household — partner
Justice P. MacEachern

Jumale v. Mahamed (2020 ONSC 2316)
urgency — child support — costs — request — deficiencies
Justice J. Mackinnon

Mwadi c. Mihalache (2020 ONSC 2280)
dépens — pension alimentaire — arriéré — autoreprésentée — dossier
Juge M. Labrosse

Stewart v Reid (2020 ONSC 2262)
father — children — timesharing — homeschooling — motion
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Remote Access to Westlaw and ProView during COVID-19 5

Some more happy news during this strange time!

Thomson Reuters has agreed to help support Ontario lawyers with their remote work during the COVID-19 crisis. Thomson Reuters alongside the LIRN network of courthouse law libraries is providing all Ontario licensees of the Law Society complete remote access to Westlaw and an online ProView Library of legal texts and looseleaf equivalents covering the practice areas most important to you.

Please click here to see a full list of what is available. Initial access to these programs will be for 30 days.

If you are interested and would like to get started, please request access here:

For any questions on where to get started with WestLaw or ProView, feel free to visit the Customer Learning Centre, where you can find training materials, how-to videos and other resources to help you navigate and maximize your usage of WestLaw and the ProView Library.

Thanks, Thomson Reuters!

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Hamad v. Al-Rewashdy (2020 ONSC 2093)
matrimonial home — equalization — former — spouse — urgent
Justice J. Mackinnon

Abesteh v. Eagle (2020 ONSC 2086)
urgent — motion — everts — home — child
Justice J. Mackinnon

J.D. v. N.D. (2020 ONSC 2089)
motion — father — children — urgent — recording
Justice J. Mackinnon

Guerin v Guerin (2020 ONSC 2016)
matrimonial home — father — pandemic — children — protocol
Justice A. Doyle

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Remote Access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw during COVID-19

Lexis Advance Quicklaw Access

We’ve just heard some excellent news that we are pleased to pass along to all of our Ontario lawyers! During the COVID-19 crisis, LexisNexis Canada is offering Courthouse Library staff the opportunity to provide a link for a free 30-day trial of the Lexis Advance Quicklaw service to lawyers upon request. This means you can get remote access to our library subscription of Lexis Advance for 30 days; a timeline which will be re-evaluated based on the status of the pandemic.

Our library subscription includes case law, legislation, and an excellent collection of texts and commentary.

To request your 30-day trial, please click here!

Additional Resources

LexisNexis Canada has also extended free access to the following useful resources during the crisis:

Thank you to our friends at Lexis!

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Lapp v. Dunn (2020 ONSC 1720)
income — imputed — child support — arrears — payor
Justice S. Gomery

Cohen v. Cohen (2020 ONSC 1717)
motion — offer — settle — costs on a full recovery — testify
Justice S. Corthorn

DeGiorgio v. DeGiorgio (2020 ONSC 1674)
recording — father — child — admissible — electronic record
Justice J. Mackinnon

Civil Matters

Cowley v. Skyjack Inc. et al. (2020 ONSC 1718)
subrogation — benefits — double recovery — private insurance exception — motion
Justice S. Corthorn

Baker v. Maloney (2020 ONSC 1929)
covid — https — ontariocourts — can purchase a new draft — reattended
Justice S. Kershman

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Linking to Conference Materials on CanLII

With our announcement that the CCLA Conference Papers Database has moved to CanLII, we are sure some of you are wondering how you can link to your work (for example, if you wanted to link from your firm website to a paper you gave). This is very easy to do on CanLII, so here are the step by step instructions! 

1. Find Your Paper

You can find your paper by browsing through the contents for each conference, or you can use the search box on the Conference Proceedings page to look for your paper title or your name.

2. When you’ve found your paper, look at the boxed heading at the top of the page

3. Copy the permanent link, and use that link for your website (or wherever!)


If you’re curious, that same tidy permanent link is available on all documents on CanLII. If you’re using CanLII at all – and you probably are or should be! – check that out for a nice, stable link in your documents.

In decisions:



In legislation:

Available CCLA Library Services during COVID-19 Shutdown

The CCLA Library may have closed its physical doors for the time being, but we’re still able to assist you remotely with many of your legal research needs! Here’s what we can still help with :

  • Case & Looseleaf Searching: We still have access to Quicklaw Advance, WestlawNext, and Proview and are able to run keyword searches for you on a wide variety of topics.
  • Case & Document Retrieval: Missed the chance to grab a remote HeinOnline password while the Great Library is closed? Let us know if there are any journal articles you might need and we can forward them along to you!
  • Precedents: We might not have our print collection, but there are a ton of precedents available in O’Briens and Quicklaw that we can search for you to assist with your drafting.
  • Legislative Research: Historical legislation is confusing! (but we love doing it!) Let us help point you in the right direction with tracing or helping to find point-in-time legislation.

Unfortunately for the time being we are not able to assist with:

  • Scanning Print Materials
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Eliminating pandemic-related anxiety (let’s all breathe and do some yoga)

So please don’t hesitate to send us an email if there’s anything we may be able to help with as you’re locked up at home! Wishing you and your families health and safety.