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Still Finding Time for Fitness

  • 02 mai 2024
  • Micheal Okumura

Back in 2016, Kim Whaley was featured in an OBA article doing exercises and stretches to offset being stuck at a desk for long hours. Kim offered up sensible ways of finding the time to stay fit. The exercises were accessible for everyone who could sit, stand and breathe. This follow-up is more involved, with the intention to create real change for your spine which will improve your posture and your desk performance.

Praticien exerçant seul, petit cabinet et pratique générale, Student Forum

Arc’teryx v. Adidas: The Battle of TERREX, an important case on trademark injunctions

  • 01 mai 2024
  • Aviva Snitman, Lomic Law

In the recent decision of Amer Sports Canada Inc. v. Adidas Canada Limited, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted Arc’teryx an interlocutory injunction, temporarily preventing Adidas from using the word “TERREX” in association with its retail stores until a decision is made at trial.

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head-shot photo of co-author M. Imtiaz Karamat

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

  • 30 avril 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.

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

  • 30 avril 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.

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

  • 30 avril 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.

Droit constitutionnel, libertés civiles et droits de la personne, Student Forum

Ontario Court of Appeal Ruled Bill 124 Unconstitutional

  • 25 avril 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.

Droit relatif à l’éducation, Student Forum

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

  • 25 avril 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.

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New Historical Abuse Decision Provides Greater Clarity in Assessing Risk of Vicarious Liability Against Schools and School Boards

  • 25 avril 2024
  • Caitlin Merritt, Janis McAfee, and Cecilia Hoover (Dolden Wallace Folick LLP)

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently dismissed a Plaintiff’s claim for vicarious liability against the defendant school board which had arranged for private tutoring sessions with a tutor who later sexually abused the Plaintiff.

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

  • 25 avril 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.

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