Jennifer Walker


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Fraser v. Perez (2020 ONSC 6076)
school fees — success — alternative relief — partial indemnity — costs
Justice J. Mackinnon

Daff c. Bassoum (2020 ONCS 5894)
père — scolaire — virtuelle — école en ligne — mère
Juge J. Audet

Shoumali v. Telatin (2020 ONSC 5893)
spousal support — child — offers — costs — income
Justice D. Summers

Civil Matters

Hickey v. Christie and Walther Communications Limited (2020 ONSC 6100)
discovery — documents — earned — shareholder — motion
Justice C. MacLeod

Charlebois v. Charlebois (by his Estate Trustee) (2020 ONSC 6092)
pre-judgment interest rate — substantial indemnity scale — costs — pre-judgment interest in the amount — non-pecuniary damages
Justice S. Corthorn

Roppovalente v. Danis (2020 ONSC 6075)
contempt — costs — removal motion — lease — joint case management conference
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Eureka 93 Inc. et. al. (Re) (2020 ONSC 6036)
noteholders — debt — million — security — subsidiaries
Justice C. MacLeod

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Abbas v. Ayoade (2020 ONSC 5821)
children — access — relocate — best interests — refugee
Justice J. Blishen

Liwak-Muir v. Muir (2020 ONSC 5669)
children — matrimonial home — parenting time — pandemic — separation
Justice M. Smith

Liwak-Muir v. Muir (2020 ONSC 5757)
exchanges — call — agitated — children — access
Justice M. Smith

Davey v. Davey (2020 ONSC 5675)
primary care — parenting — attend school in-person — time — virtual
Justice T. Engelking

Overdulve v. Overdulve (2020 ONSC 5673)
parenting time with the children — urgent — domestic violence — school — supervised access to the children
Justice T. Engelking

Sammon v. Krajewski (2020 ONSC 5655)
father — child — proposal — daycare — disruption
Justice J. Mackinnon

Lechner v. Lechner (2020 ONSC 5576)
costs — litigation guardian — bill — assessment — funds
Justice T. Engelking

Brophy v. Briand (2020 ONSC 5568)
child — habitual residence — jurisdiction — pandemic — children
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Whelan v. Whelan (2020 ONSC 5514)
enforcement — maintain life insurance — suspending — spousal support — motion
Justice D. Summers

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Chenier v. Sommers (2020 ONSC 5470)
children — register — affidavit — email — school
Justice J. Mackinnon

I.S. v. T.C. (2020 ONSC 5411)
conference — child — awarded — costs in relation — urgency determination
Justice J. Mackinnon

Joachim v. Joachim (2020 ONSC 5355)
in-class learning — girls — father — children — school
Justice D. Summers

Juteau v Orr (2020 ONSC 5324)
imputed income — part-time employment — expenses — spousal support — financial disclosure
Justice M. Smith

Halawa v. Brady (2020 ONSC 5284)
contempt — access — home — must — told
Justice T. Engelking

Jessie Melanie Mancini v Eric Mancini (2020 ONSC 5259)
spousal support — imputed income — financial — disclosure — subcontractor
Justice M. Smith

Rocheleau v. Lajoie (2020 ONSC 5242)
social circle — cardiologist — aortic — bicuspid — higher risk
Justice J. Mackinnon

Charron v. Hollahan (2020 ONSC 5204)
costs — father — legal fees — sub-rule — successful
Justice J. Audet

Cameron v. Vincent (2020 ONSC 5222)
access to the child — high-risk pregnancy — extraordinary expenses — school — best interests
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Sussman v. Fabrega (2020 ONSC 5162)
school — child — father — immersion program — education
Justice J. Audet

Civil Matters

Tataryn v. Axa Insurance Canada (2020 ONSC 5479)
exclusion — brokers — crossclaims — building is under construction — motions
Justice P. Roger

Dotality Canada Inc. v. Hunt et al. (2020 ONSC 5403)
refusals — timetable — shares — insurance — application
Justice C. MacLeod

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HeadStart Ottawa 2020: Legal Research for Articling & LPP Students

Welcome to all new articling and LPP students!

The CCLA Library is excited to announce a virtual series legal research programs for our incoming students this fall. (If you’re coordinating your students at your firm or organization, please take note!) You can register for all or just some of these programs, but we strongly suggest attending our first session on September 24.

All of our library research sessions are completely free, and will also be recorded so they’re available later. Click on the program title to register, or send us an email if you’re registering multiple students.

HeadStart Ottawa: Legal Research for Articling & LPP Students 
Thursday, September 24 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
This is our flagship student session, and we are so excited to see you there – over Zoom! Join us virtually this year to get right down to the most critical pieces of information you need to know for doing research over the next year (and beyond). You are guaranteed to leave the session with a clear idea of how you’ll approach your research assignments, and which research platforms, materials, and supports are in place to help you succeed.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw 
Monday, September 28 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
This session is fantastic for anyone who is working with Quicklaw in their offices, or who prefer to use this platform at the CCLA Library. It’s also great if you’re generally unfamiliar with what is included in a Quicklaw subscription (spoiler: A LOT). For this session, we’ll turn it over to local Quicklaw trainer Ron Jones, who will show you the ins and outs of this platform and how you can make the most out of your time on Quicklaw.

WestlawNext Canada 
Tuesday, October 6 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
If you’re planning on using WestlawNext Canada in your research, whether at your office or at the CCLA, this session is definitely one to attend. Our local WestlawNext trainer Josee Provost will show you how to best use this platform in your research, including the various practice-area specific sources that the CCLA subscribes to.

CanLII 
Thursday, October 15 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
CanLII is wildly popular with everyone working in the justice system. If you haven’t had much cause to use it before but will be relying on it more frequently as you enter a legal practice, this session is a great overview of CanLII’s functionalities. There will certainly be some neat tips and tools that you didn’t know about!

Legislative Research 
Tuesday, October 27 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Lawyers love to assign legislative research tasks to their students! If that thought scares you, be sure to sign up for this session. CCLA’s Reference Librarian and legislative research aficionado Brenda Lauritzen will take you through some of the most common types of legislative research tasks and leave you feeling ready to take on an assignment.

Library Tours 

Group tours of the Gordon F. Henderson Library will not be available this fall due to space constraints, but we are happy to provide individual tours. Please email us if you’d like a tour of the space.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

N.N.N.P.V. v. J.S. (2020 ONSC 5137)
jurisdiction — habitually resident — child — daycare — custody
Justice T. Engelking

Firth v. Mohamed (2020 ONSC 5047)
father — pandemic — paternal — access — relocate
Justice J. Audet

Ziten Lyons v. Lyons (2020 ONSC 4971)
father — parenting time — children’s passports — decision-making authority in respect — costs
Justice H. Williams

I.S. v. T.C. (2020 ONSC 4929)
father — dad — parenting time — review — visits
Justice J. Mackinnon

Klassen v. Klassen (2020 ONSC 4835)
loan — jury notice — proceedings — family — non-occupying spouse
Justice H. Williams

Civil Matters

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. v. Morrissette (2020 ONSC 5177)
lawsuits — vexatious litigant — dismissal — costs — lawyers
Justice S. Gomery

Kennedy v. Perrault (2020 ONSC 5114)
extension — application — filing deadline — documents — five-month period
Justice S. Corthorn

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Arthurs v. Cress (2020 ONSC 4892)
child — best interests — parent — access — custody
Justice M. O’Bonsawin

Stewart & Bernard v. Fuhgeh et al. (2020 ONSC 4850)
costs — exceeded the three-page limit — set aside — submits — process
Justice M. Shelston

Shouldice v. Shouldice (2020 ONSC 4768)
costs — property — full recovery — cross-motion — offer to settle
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Pare v. Leblanc (2020 ONSC 4701)
children — father — parenting schedule — school — decision-making authority
Justice S. Corthorn

J.D. v. N.D. (2020 ONSC 4637)
father — children — sexual — motion — overnight access
Justice J. Mackinnon

Civil Matters

Eureka 93 Inc. et. al. (Re) (2020 ONSC 4703)
noteholders — debtors — proposals — vote — creditors
Justice C. MacLeod

1479021 Ontario Inc. v. Hawkesbury (Town of) et. al. (2020 ONSC 4570)
timetable — discoveries — discovery plan — builder — cross motions
Justice C. MacLeod

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O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms: Now on WestlawNext Canada!

If the CCLA Library staff team had one legal research wish, it was for the wildly-popular O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms collection to move off of the existing O’Brien’s platform and into Westlaw.  Well, wishes do come true: O’Brien’s is now available in WestlawNext Canada!

As we are subscribers to the complete O’Brien’s service, we have access to all of the divisions that are available electronically. Sadly, “Mortgages and Conveyancing” is a discontinued division (Division 3), and was not available on the old online platform either.

When we re-open the Library next month (details on that forthcoming), we hope you’ll come check it out for yourself and see how wonderfully easy it is to access the forms. In the meantime, if there’s anything we can do to help, let us know!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Chentoufi v. Popescu (2020 ONSC 4507)
children — father — access — daycare — parenting
Justice D. Summers

Charron c. Gomez (2020 ONCS 4492)
mère — déménagement du père — changement — bénéficieront — ébénisterie
Juge M. Smith

Shouldice v. Shouldice (2020 ONSC 4451)
properties — vesting order application — motion — listed — property
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Smith v. Reynolds (2020 ONSC 4459)
daycare — access — child support — will — undue hardship
Justice J. Blishen

Civil Matters

Horrocks v. McConville et al (2020 ONSC 4645)
properties — sold — holding company — badges — defeat
Master A. Kaufman

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New on CanLII: Additional Reports of Family Law Decisions

Family law practitioners, this is for you!

CanLII has announced that approximately 4,800 judicial decisions from the Reports of Family Law (from 1968 to the present!) have been added to their database. This was made possible from a grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario, and fills in some significant gaps in the jurisprudence that was available – for free – on their site.

For more details, check out CanLII’s blog post.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Baron v. Baron (2020 ONSC 4138)
costs — indemnity — faith — resolve — besting
Master A. Kaufman

Stakenvicius v. Coates (2020 ONSC 3966)
father — child — call — worker — suicidal
Justice J. Mackinnon

Charron v. Hollahan (2020 ONSC 4423)
school — father — daycare — child — parenting
Justice J. Audet

Magotiaux v. Stanton (2020 ONSC 4049)
secondary arbitration — family arbitration agreement — parenting coordinator — mediation-arbitration — formalities
Justice J. Mackinnon

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