The following articles are published by OBA Sections, including the Student Section. Members are encouraged to submit articles.

Editor: Yoann Emian


Blaney's Appeals: Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

  • March 11, 2019
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Topics covered this week included the application of s.137.1 of the Court of Justice Act, the interaction between pre-incorporation contract provisions of the Ontario Business Corporations Act and the common law rules governing deposits in real estate transactions, the enforceability of restrictive covenants where the underlying contract has been frustrated, and secured creditors’ rights of entry to repossess equipment.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

Lapierre v. The Queen – A Call to Review the Taxation of International Civil Consultants

  • March 11, 2019
  • Alexandra Neacsu Monkhouse

In Lapierre v The Queen, the Tax Court of Canada considered the Canadian federal income tax treatment of an international civilian consultant's income from employment, concluding that the taxpayer was not eligible for particular deductions available to certain Canadian Armed Forces personnel who perform similar duties.

Student Forum, Taxation Law

R v Jarvis: A Momentous Decision For Children’s Rights

  • March 11, 2019
  • Brock Jones, Assistant Crown Attorney, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Toronto

According to Brock Jones, the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R v Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10, is an extraordinary decision for children’s rights with far-reaching implications.

Education Law, Student Forum

Brown Bag Lunch - February 19, 2019

  • March 06, 2019
  • Noah Weisberg and Pooja Sihra (articling student), Hull & Hull LLP,

Highlights from the February 19, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch, including a discussion on the concepts of "power of attorney" and "attorney", compensation for attorneys for personal care, specific property bequests, Re Carmichael Estate (2000) and the minimization of estate administration taxes through the use of alter ego trusts.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law