Articles 2023

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The Dual Edge of AI: Promise and Perils for Cyber Defence

  • April 30, 2024
  • Allessia Chiappetta, JD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, and M. Imtiaz Karamat, Associate, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has obtained mainstream celebrity with the success of technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT fueling its popularity on a global scale. Apart from the average consumer, AI is revolutionizing traditional approaches for businesses across every industry.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Unmasking Deception: Canada Weighs in on the Dark Side of Deepfakes

  • April 30, 2024
  • Jennifer R. Davidson, partner, Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law, and Victoria Di Felice, articling student, of Deeth Williams Wall LLP

A closer look at deepfake technologies in the legal landscape of Canada and the blurred lines between reality and fiction.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Divisional Court: Human Rights Code Establishes Concurrent Jurisdiction Between the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Labour Arbitrators

  • April 30, 2024
  • Cassandra Ma

On March 13, 2024, the Ontario Divisional Court released its long-awaited decision in London District Catholic School Board v. Weilgosh, 2023 ONSC 3857 (“Weilgosh”). The decision confirms that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) and labour arbitrators share concurrent jurisdiction over human rights complaints arising from a provincially regulated collective agreement.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Student Forum

Ontario Court of Appeal Ruled Bill 124 Unconstitutional

  • April 25, 2024
  • Rita Yousif, associate, Keel Cottrelle LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal released its recent decision in Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association v Ontario (Attorney General). The majority of the ONCA ruled that the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019, known as Bill 124, was unconstitutional in so far as it applies to unionized employees.

Education Law, Student Forum

Program Recap: Privacy Issues In Education Law And Considerations For Technology Use

  • April 25, 2024
  • Andrea Lee, articling student 2023-2024, Lerners LLP

On January 25, 2024, the OBA hosted a program exploring the use of technology in the education sector and the potential privacy implications. Co-Chaired by Danielle Douek, partner at Lerners LLP, and Christiane Saad, director of the University of Ottawa's Law Practice Program, the session brought together experts to discuss the evolving landscape of technology in education and the associated legal and practical challenges.

Education Law, Student Forum

Case Comment: Kudrocova v Waterloo Region District School Board (2023)

  • April 25, 2024
  • Myle Nguyen, Genest Murray LLP

This Divisional Court decision involves a successful motion to strike a parent’s claim against a school board for failing to disclose a reasonable cause of action and for being an abuse of process and vexatious under Rule 21.01.

Education Law, Student Forum

ESG Building Certification

  • April 24, 2024
  • Jason Lewis

An overview of the ways in which environmental, social and governance standards positively affect owners, builders, end-users, and society as a whole.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum

Practicalities of Notices of Non-Payment

  • April 24, 2024
  • Dan Fridmar

Ontario is now a little over four years into the new prompt payment requirements under the Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.30. While there have been many articles on the written requirements set out in the new Part I.1 of the Act, not much is set in stone as far as the implementation and enforcement of these new provisions. More particularly, some members of the construction industry are finding it hard to understand and follow the requirements pertaining to Notices of Non-Payment.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Student Forum