Monthly Archives: May 2019

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Boyer v. Brown (2019 ONSC 3011)
date of separation — interest in the matrimonial home — affair — couples counselling — infidelity
Justice S. Corthorn

Children’s Aid Society of (Ottawa) v. JR. (2019 ONSC 3012)
access visits — apartment — child — police — shelter
Justice S. Gomery

Yovcheva v. Hristov (2019 ONSC 1007)
husband — income — spousal support — wife — child support
Justice A. Doyle

Sealey v. Hoyte (2019 ONSC 2702)
offer — costs — unsupervised access — motion — favourable
Justice P. MacEachern

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New Titles – May 2019

See the list below for new titles now available at the CCLA library!

2019 Annotated Ontario Personal Property Security Act (Thomson Reuters)

Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act, 18th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Conduct of Lien, Trust and Adjudication Proceedings, 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

Dispositions Without Trial, 3rd Ed. (LexisNexis)

Estoppel, 2nd Ed. (LexisNexis)

A Guide to Family Arbitration in Ontario (LexisNexis)

Martin’s Related Criminal Statutes 2019-2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations 2019 (Thomson Reuters)

A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law (LexisNexis)

A Practical Guide to the Charter: Section 11(b) (LexisNexis)

Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law, Policy and Value for Money (LexisNexis)

Regulation and Governance of Municipally-Owned Corporations in Ontario (LexisNexis)

Sale of a Business, 12th Ed. (LexisNexis)

Stikeman Income Tax Act Annotated 2019, 65th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through

Family Matters

Norris v. Norris (2019 ONSC 2795)
exclusive possession of the matrimonial — disclosure — financial statements — request to admit — motion
Justice P. MacEachern

Children’s Aid Society (Ottawa) v. A.F. (2019 ONSC 2771)
children — cocaine — care — counselling — reliability
Justice M. Shelston

Hamilton v. Saint Denis (2019 ONSC 2766)
spousal support — post-separation income increases — divorce — post-dated cheques — marriage
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Querry v. Ostrander (2019 ONSC 2762)
spousal support — income — post-secondary education — child support — expenses
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Moncrieff v. Floresco-Dakin (2019 ONSC 2740)
access — supervised — doctor — meters — medical
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

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Library Tours for Summer Students

With summer students starting in the firms, we’d like to remind everyone that we offer library tours! This year we’re very excited to be able to offer them tours in the newly renovated library! Library tours are a great opportunity to meet library staff and learn about library resources, training opportunities, and legal services to support and assist a legal practice. We also encourage any and all students to sign up for the CCLA Newsletter to begin learning about news, events, and opportunities in the East Region. The newsletter is always free, and not tied to CCLA membership.

Tours will be held beginning May 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, and usually take between 15 to 20 minutes. Please email or call 613-233-7386 x221 to schedule a tour.

#ThrowbackThursday: East Region Solicitors Conference 1999

I’m impressed to say that for a conference held in November 1999, there doesn’t appear to be have been even one session on Y2K Preparedness at the 1999 Solicitors Conference! That year, the theme was advising the family-owned business, though the agenda held quite a bit more than that! I’m not sure which Trumps Justice Kershman was referring to in his talk (sadly, the paper does not make reference to any Trumps), but I can only imagine it’s our neighbours to the South! The 2019 conference kicks off tomorrow – you can see that agenda here.

Ottawa Blog Roll: April 2019

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

Civil Litigation

When is it too late to sue for debt owing on multiple issued invoices?
– Sarah Macaluso, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Parental Waivers for Children’s Activities – Are they valid?
– Michael Brown, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Condominium Law

When Neighbourly Disputes Get Out of hands
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Should Condo Owners Vote on Changes to Common Elements?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Soliciting Proxies: Can Condominium Managers Do It?
– Melinda Andrews, Davidson Condo Law

Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?
– James Davidson, Davidson Condo Law

Criminal Law

Ontario’s Legal Aid Cuts: David vs Goliath
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Wilson-Raybould Was Not Wrong to Record Wernick’s Call
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

April 2019 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Employment & Labour Law

Employee Entitled to Vacation Pay on “Discretionary” Bonus
– Sean Bawden, The House Work Blog

Medical Cannabis and Safety-Sensitive Jobs: Where can Employers Draw the Line?
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Arbitrator reinstates locomotive engineer fired for drinking whiskey on the job
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Bill 66 becomes law, changing overtime and union representation of some employees in construction
– André Poulin-Denis, Gowling WLG

Food & Beverage Law

Blockchain: An innovative tool for keeping the global food supply chain safe and ethical
– Stephen A. Pike, Shaela W. Rae & Filip Hrga, Gowling WLG

Naturally complicated
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

Data protection in Canada: The six-month pediatric extension
– Cole Meagher & Jenny Thistle, Gowling WLG

New Streamlined System for Remedying Double Patenting is on the Horizon for Canada
– Wendy Lamson, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong with the Government’s Proposed Regulations re Time Limits at Canada’s Copyright Board?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Copyright Board’s “New Leaf”? Not So Much and Not at All
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Toronto Real Estate Board is Back in the Copyright News
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright Proposed Tariffs: Is the Copyright Board Turning Over New Leaves?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Practice Management

How to make less money
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

The future of law, maybe
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy Law

Federal Privacy Commissioner proposes a complete reversal of its longstanding approach to data transfers, including cross-border transfers
– Multiple authors, Gowling WLG

Security Law

Attorney General Independence: The Forgotten Basford Standard and its National Security Nexus
– Craig Forcese, Intrepid

Testimony: Professor Michael Nesbitt on Bill C-59 in Senate
– Michael Nesbitt, Intrepid

Testimony: Professor Leah West on Bill C-59 in Senate
– Leah West, Intrepid

Trade Law

Steel Safeguards: The First Test of Canada’s Membership in the Alliance for Multilateralism
– Gordon LaFortune, Canadian Trade Law Blog


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!