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

Civil Litigation

“Justice Must be Seen to be Done”–Are LAT Decisions Truly Independent?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Must Condos Grandfather Cannabis Smoking When Adopting a Rule?
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Smoking Cannabis in Condos is Not a Protected Human Right
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Changes to the Smoke-Free Act Affecting Condos
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Cannabis Rules: What Do Condo Owners Think?
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

Coming to a Compromise: Condominiums, Cannabis, and Human Rights
– Nancy Houle & Andrea Daly, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Criminal Law

Indigenous People And The Criminal Justice System: A Book Review
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

With Bill C-75 Liberals Break Three Promises
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Pot Pardons: My Choice is What I Choose To Do and If I’m Causing No Harm It Shouldn’t Bother You
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP.

Kavanagh Confirmation Sows Decades of Judicial Distrust
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

The Liberals are All Vision, No Reform
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Open Letter Re: Bill 47 and Bereavement Leave
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Court Invalidates Working Notice Period – Qualitative Component Absent
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Court Says New Zealand Lamb Company’s Termination Clause Just Plain Baaa-d
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Sweet Revenge: Business Ordered to Pay Children Minimum Wage for Selling Chocolates
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Hit Rewind: Ford Government Reverses Bill 148 Changes to Ontario Employment Laws
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Just cause for dismissal: context is key
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

When is Retraining a Reasonable Approach to Mitigating Loss of Employment?
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Bill 47 – A Step Backward for Workers in Ontario
– Megan Fultz & Amanda Montague-Reinholdt, Raven Law

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap: The Pay Transparency Act
– Karine Dion & Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Will They Believe Me? Workplace Investigations and Credibility
– Claire Kane Boychuk, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Entertainment & Sports Law

Concerned about risk? #METOO : A Discussion on Civil Liability, Sports and the #MeToo Movement
– Jahmiah Ferdinand-Hodkin & Scarlett Trazo, Gowling WLG

An Intro to VR Legal Issues
– Edwards PC, Creative Law

Family Law

Whose Embryo is it Anyway?
– Jillian Allen, Fresh Legal

Ensure You Insure
– Carol Cochrane, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Always Taking Money: Adult Children and the “ATM” Syndrome
– Carol Cochrane, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Barwin Fertility Case – The Many Ways People Have Been Affected
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Indigenous Law

The Supreme Court holds that the duty to consult Indigenous peoples does not apply to the law-making process: Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40
– Cam Cameron & Kaisha Thompson, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

The Cost of Canadian IP Capitulation in NAFTA.
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

NAFTA/USMCA is Even Worse Than You Thought on Intellectual Property: CETA Victory is Now Forfeited & Long Live Life + 70 etc.
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Voltage Pictures and the Massive Mass Litigation Mess in Canada
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Massive Canadian IP Law Reform in a Budget Bill – Throwing Parliamentary Scrutiny Under the Omnibus Bus with Bill C-86
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Federal Court Recognizes Limits of Decisions under the Old PM(NOC) Regulations
– Alexander Camenzind, Gowling WLG

A First reading of Bill C-86 introduces a number of amendments to the Patent Act, Copyright Act and Trademarks Act
– Multiple Authors, Gowling WLG

Canada’s revamped industrial design regime to come into effect next month
– M. Kent Ledwell, Gowling WLG

The USMCA: What does it mean for patents and the pharmaceutical industry?
– Multiple Authors, Gowling WLG

Practice Management

Diversonomics Season 3 | Episode 4: To affinity & beyond: Managing diversity & inclusion in the workplace
– Roberto Aburto, Gowling WLG

Diversonomics Season 3 | Episode 3 – True inclusion: Is treating everyone the same a help or a hindrance?
– Roberto Aburto, Gowling WLG

After the millionaires
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Real Estate Law

Cannabis Landlord Tenant
– Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP

Regulatory Law

A Quick Re-Hash of the Cannabis Regulations in Canada
– Mark Asfar, Momentum Law

High time for clarification on cannabis advertising in Canada
– Lewis Retik & Megan Martins, Gowling WLG

Cannabis & blockchain: Bad romance or a perfect match?
– Shaela W. Rae & Alanna Robinson, Gowling WLG

Security Law

Bill C-59 Flowcharts: Revised and Expanded
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

A Podcast Called INTREPID Second Season Underway
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

We include highlights of recent posts and articles from Ottawa-area blogs that are of substantive value to the legal community. Did we miss one? Let us know!


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