Articles 2023

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CCCA Ontario Highlights the Pathways of Women General Counsel

  • March 22, 2023
  • Barbara De Dios

Pathways to Power: Women as General Counsel was offered as a part of the OBA WLF’s ongoing Pathways to Power program series, which specifically highlights the achievements of women in our profession.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum

Martin v AGO et al.: The Standard of Care Required of an Occupier is not One of Perfection

  • March 20, 2023
  • Lujza Csanyi

In Martin v AGO et al. , the Ontario Superior Court reiterated that the standard of care required of an occupier under Section 3(1) of the Occupiers’ Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.2 (the “Act”) is one of reasonableness and not perfection. Although the standard of care is fact-specific, occupiers are not responsible for eliminating every conceivable form of danger on the premises.

Insurance Law, Student Forum

Vitriol or Value? ONCA Provides Direction on Anti-SLAPP Analysis

  • March 17, 2023
  • Landan Peleikis

In Thorman v. McGraw, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified section 137.1(4)(b) of the Courts of Justice Act and further narrowed the class of public expression deemed worthy of protection under Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation.

Insurance Law, Student Forum
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Why Use CCDC Contracts?

  • March 16, 2023
  • Clive N. Thurston, president, Thurston Consulting Services Inc., former president of the Ontario General Contractors Association

The article addresses a repeating “urban legend” that there is no value to using CCDC contracts, and reinforces why the uniquely Canadian system is not only fair but eliminates a great deal of confusion and problems for all parties concerned.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum
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Compare and Contract: CCDC 2 and CCDC 5A

  • March 16, 2023
  • James De Melo, lawyer, Construct Legal

This article explores two of the most common construction contract formats in Ontario, the CCDC 2 – Stipulated Price Contract and the CCDC 5A Construction Management Contract – For Services, and identifies some of the similarities and differences between these project delivery models.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum
photo of author Daniel Fridmar

CCDC Contracts - Roast 'Em or Toast 'Em

  • March 16, 2023
  • Dan Fridmar

A summary of the event hosted by the OBA's Construction and Infrastructure Law Section on January 19, 2023.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum

Competition Policy and Canada's Grocers

  • March 15, 2023
  • Amy Hill, articling student, The Public Interest Advocacy Centre

This article discusses current issues facing Canadian grocery retailers, an upcoming market study and the potential impact of amendments made to the Competition Act.

Public Sector Lawyers, Student Forum
cover of the Civil Litigation Newsletter on Burnout

OBA Civil Litigation Section Insider: Burnout

  • March 13, 2023
  • Adil Abdulla

This newsletter includes interviews with six lawyers, four of whom are also registered psychotherapists: Erin Durant, Craig Gilchrist, Jordana Bergman, Kara Hardin, Melanie Goela, and Ellen Schlesinger.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum
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Interview with Jordana Bergman

  • March 13, 2023
  • Interview conducted by Adil Abdulla and Crystal Park

An interview with registered psychotherapist Jordana Bergman.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum