Rights, Roads & Wrongs: CanLII Cases for Paralegals


CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. See Scope’s Publisher Page. Here are some recent cases of direct interest and use to paralegals in Ontario:

  • “No longer any security of employment under the Canada Labour Code” – Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 2015 FCA 17 (CanLII)
  • Federal Court overturns government Citizenship niqab ban – Ishaq v Canada 2015 FC 156
  • ONCA finds it’s OK to review expert report drafts
  • R. v. Oakes, [1986] 1 SCR 103, 1986 CanLII 46 (SCC) – This Charter-challenge classic is among the most-viewed cases at CanLII
  • Is privacy legislation exhaustive, precluding a civil claim for intrusion upon seclusion? Ontario Court of Appeal says no – Hopkins v. Kay, 2015 ONCA 112
  • Video evidence – introduction, disclosure, Browne v. Dunn considered – Iannarella v. Corbett, 2015 ONCA 110
  • Correctness Standard applied to Condominium Act arbitration
  • Should a suspended licensee be permitted to represent a family member in court? Ontario Court of Justice said no
  • Lloyd v. Napanee (Town), 2015 ONSC 761 – A winter maintenance risk case turns on shifted onus and failed evidentiary burden
  • Message does not become privileged merely by sending a copy of it to a licensee
  • Employer’s ‘Systemic Wrongdoing’ = Greater Punitive Damage Award”
  • Landlord entitled to reduced rent; tenants entitled to heat and maintenance: Adjudicator NOL-17922-14 (Re), 2015 CanLII 2796 (ON LTB)
  • Salasel v. Cuthbertson, 2015 ONCA 115 (CanLII) – Absolute privilege applies outside defamation actions; substitute decision-maker had filed claim against physicians
  • Royal succession could be heading to SCC: ONCA disallows challenge to no-Catholic monarch laws
  • All the way to Woodstock – N.W.T. self-rep wins in generator case; Deputy Judge clarifies that orders are not ex juris mandatory injunctions, but rather, necessary for justice
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