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

Civil Litigation

Cleanup in Aisle 5: Recent Occupiers’ Liability Cases at Commercial Establishments
– Ashley Bennett & Caleb Timmermann, Soloway Wright LLP

Condominium Law

What Would I Change About Condo Law?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Do Condos Have a Duty to Accommodate Disabled Residents?
– Kelli-Anne Day, Chuck Merovitz & Bram Potechin, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Court Upholds Condo Smoking Ban
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can Condos Reimburse Budgetary Surpluses to Owners?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos Must Step in When an Aggressive Owner Goes Too Far
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Are your Condo Fees Too High?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

An Update on Annual Fire Code Testing
– Andrea Daly, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Can New Condominium Corporations Get Out of Their Cost-Sharing Obligations for Shared Facilities?
– David Lu, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Email Messages Are Not Condominium Records
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Owners Are Not Entitled to Email Addresses of Other Owners
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Gender Inclusivity
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

A Condominium Corporation’s Access Rights
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Construction Law

Bonding with the Queen over construction projects
– Louis-Pierre Grégoire, Gowling WLG

ADR Chambers Appointed Authorized Naming Authority
– David Contant, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Criminal Law

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

– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

CCTV Cameras Don’t Deter Crime, So Why Does Ottawa Want Them?
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

More Is Needed Than Judicial Education for Sexual Assault Law
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Baseball Bean Balls as a Crime
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Newly Released Documents Show Doug Ford Lied about Legal Aid
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Fixed-term contract costs employer $1.2 million in severance
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Labour arbitrator grants interim protection for complainant of workplace sexual harassment
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Employee’s tweets about confidential settlement payments cost him $50,000.00
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Employee Has Right to Change Mind about Resignation: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Conscionability of Release Not Appropriate for Resolution by Summary Judgment
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Bill C-81: new accessibility obligations are here for federal entities
– André Poulin-Denis, Gowling WLG

Restructuring tools to minimize the risk of successful constructive dismissal claims
– Mark Josselyn, Gowling WLG

Cheating, Lying, Impaired, Fraudster….Surely This is Just Cause for Termination?
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers

Early 2019 Judicial Updates that affect Employers
– Alan Riddell & Kyle Van Schie, Soloway Wright LLP

Environmental Law

How to Deal with Carbon Pricing
– Roxie Graystone, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Family Law

Custody and Access: The Impact of Religion
– Jennifer Reynolds, Fresh Legal

Updates to the Divorce Act
– Jeff Jeffcott, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Food & Beverage Law

CFIA serves up next course of consultations on food labelling modernization
– Victoria Antoinette Asikis & Katrina Coughlin, Gowling WLG

Access to Interprovincial Trade in Alcohol Improving
– John Siwiec & Trent McBain, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

IP & Copyright Law

Publication of the finalized Patent Rules, and announcement of coming-into-force date
– Glen Deleavey & Trevor Newton, Gowling WLG

Canada’s Trademark applications for marijuana products and services cause an international stir at the Nice Committee of Experts
– Kimberley Baillie, Gowling WLG

Voltage Turns Up the Voltage & Appeals the Rogers Reimbursement Ruling
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Blacklock’s Tendentious and Tenacious Litany of Litigation – the Latest (Lack of) Developments
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Retransmission – Mission Accomplished?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Canadian Copyright Mass Litigation – Reasonable Reimbursement for Norwich Order Compliance
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Dazed and Confused: A closer look at the Amended Patented Medicines Regulations
– Alexander Camenzind & Cole Meagher, Gowling WLG

PMPRB shakeup – United States and Switzerland no longer relevant countries
– Alexander Camenzind & Cole Meagher, Gowling WLG

Practice Management

– K. Scott McLean, Mann Lawyers

How to save the lawyer development system
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Thrown from a Boat
– K. Scott McLean, Mann Lawyers

Summer School: Civility
– K. Scott McLean, Mann Lawyers

The W5 of Mentorship
– K. Scott McLean, Mann Lawyers

Tax Law

Transfer pricing: What’s new in Canada (Part I)
– Jim Wilson & Nathan Jin Bao, Gowling WLG

Collito: Timing Issues Related to the Collection Provisions of the Income Tax Act
– Alanna Mar, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Tech Law

Enhanced disclosure for virtual currency will soon be mandatory in Canada
– Shaela W. Rae & Mandy Van Waes, Gowling WLG

Emerging legal issues in an AI-driven world
– Todd J. Burke & Scarlett Trazo, Gowling WLG


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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