Ottawa Blog Roll: December 2018

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

Civil Litigation

But It Was Just An Accident!
– Najma Rashid, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Ontario Court of Appeal Comments on the Duty of Honest Performance
– Shauna Cant, Mann Lawyers

Recent Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Regarding Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers

Condominium Law

How Long Must Condos Retain Corporate Records?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo Year in Review: Top Five Decisions of 2018
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

How Long Must a Condo Retain Information Certificates?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Shared Common Elements in a Condominium – An explanation of POTL and CECC
– Michael Brown, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Green Thumbs: Growing Cannabis in Condos
– Andrea Daly, Davidson Condo Law

CAT – The First Year
– James Davidson, Davidson Condo Law

Decision Respecting Smoking
– James Davidson, Davidson Condo Law

The Proxy is (sometimes) the Ballot
– James Davidson, Davidson Condo Law

Appealing Decisions From the Condominium Authority Tribunal
– David Lu, Davidson Condo Law

Corporate Commercial Law

Competition Bureau and Defence Construction Canada sign agreement to safeguard procurements
– Quin Gilbert-Walters & François Baril, Gowling WLG

Criminal Law

Liberals’ New Impaired-Driving Rules Will Inevitably Target Minorities
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Impaired Driving Update: Implications Of Bill C-46
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

MCLNugget: McGuigan ONCA
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Prystay ABQB
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Plante ONCA
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Employment & Labour Law

Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law – 2018 Edition
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Arbitration Clause Illegal & Unconscionable: Uber Drivers Taken for a Ride
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Wrongful dismissal in Ontario: how do we calculate the value of lost benefits?
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Bill 47 – The Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Another Canadian Court Warns Employees Against Making Secret Recordings at Work
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

The ONCA’s Decision in the Uber Case and the (Il)legality of Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

ONCA says Uber’s Arbitration Clause is both Illegal and Unconscionable
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Slate Not Wiped Clean by Release in Context of Share Sale
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Simply Complying with the ESA not Enough to Rebut Common Law Presumption of Entitlement to Reasonable Notice – ON Divisional Court
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Update To Cannabis Law In Workplaces – What’s New?
– Jim Anstey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

The Making Ontario Open for Business Act – What Are The Impacts?
– Jim Anstey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Bill 66: More changes to employment and labour legislation
– André Poulin-Denis, Gowling WLG

Family Law

Court Ordered Counselling Offers Hope to Re-Establish a Parent’s Relationship With An Estranged Child
– Jim Jeffcott, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

General Interest

Who is the Best Fictional Lawyer of All-Time?
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

IP & Copyright Law

Update and Comment on Blacklock’s Latest Move and Mega Motion: Be Careful What You Wish For?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Canadian patent law: 2018 year in review
– Alex Gloor & Michael Crichton, Gowling WLG

Notice-and-Notice Regime in Canada: Don’t include a Settlement Offer in your Copyright Infringement Notice
– Stéphane E. Caron & William S. Foster, Gowling WLG

Bill introducing changes to IP legislation receives swift approval from Parliament
– Michael O’Neill, Gowling WLG

Privacy & Security Law

Privacy Commissioner requires revamp of privacy policies
– Wendy J. Wagner & Reem Zaia, Gowling WLG

Transition Time 2019
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate Law

Real Estate in Ontario — Will it Incorporate or Not?
– Andre Martin, Mann Lawyers

Regulatory Law

AGCO releases Cannabis Retail Store Licensing Expression of Interest Lottery Rules
– Lewis Retik & William Bjornsson, Gowling WLG

Food in Canada: 2018 year in Review
– Katrina Coughlin, Gowling WLG

Ontario amends regulations with respect to cannabis retail lottery
– Lewis Retik & William Bjornsson, Gowling WLG

Proposed regulations for cannabis edibles
– Lewis Retik & Katrina Coughlin, Gowling WLG

Ontario postpones retail cannabis licence applications at the eleventh hour
– Lewis Retik & William Bjornsson, Gowling WLG

Supreme Court

2018: The SCC year in review
– D. Lynne Watt, Gowling WLG

Trade Law

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
– Richard G. Dearden, Wendy J. Wagner & Hunter Fox, Gowling WLG

NAFTA is dead! Long live NAFTA!
– Jean-Marc Clément, Canadian Trade Law


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