Ottawa Blog Roll: October 2018

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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