Margaret R. Truesdale: Lawyer with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Margaret R. Truesdale


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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Government Relations & International Trade Tribunals
  • Immigration
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Employment
  • Estates
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law
  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Legal Needs
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Family
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Personal Tax
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1980; University of Ottawa, LL.M., 1998
Admitted1982, Ontario


•Legal Research Network
•Women's Law Association (Ottawa Steering Committee)
•Canadian Bar Association

BornSaint John, New Brunswick, June 28, 1953

Margaret Truesdale is the Research Director for Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall. She has peerless experience working across a wide range of business, litigation, real estate, and personal legal needs specialties. In a profession where the learned application of knowledge and precedent is so critical, the value that Margaret brings to our firm's clients cannot be underestimated.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1982 following studies at Osgoode Hall, Margaret quickly focused her attention on legal research, working as a research lawyer at the Law Society of Upper Canada for over ten years and then operating her own private legal research service. For almost twenty years, Margaret has proven her research abilities in all areas of law, both criminal and civil, as well as her leadership talent. In 1998 Margaret added to her depth in legal analysis by completing her Masters of Law degree at the University of Ottawa. She is adept at using all research methods, with extensive expertise in online information retrieval systems such as WestlaweCARSWELL and LEXIS.NEXIS.

Margaret is able to find and synthesize the most critical legal information for any situation with the efficiency needed to effectively advance client interests.

Professional Activities:

•Chair of the Articling Committee, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall
•Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa


• Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Proof Required for a Discrimination Claim , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , October 21, 2015.
• Supreme Court of Canada Finds Lawyer Guilty of Civil Contempt for Returning Funds to Client , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , April 29, 2015.
• Navigating the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal , HQ Magazine, published by the OACP in the summer of 2015.
• Supreme Court of Canada Allows Criminal Intercepts to be Disclosed in a Civil Context , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , November 20, 2014.
• Canada's new anti-spam legislation , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , May 29, 2014.
• Digital and Internet Age Meet the Law of Search and Seizure , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , December 17, 2013.
• The Supreme Court of Canada Continues to Struggle with 21st Century Technology , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , May 31, 2013.
• Further Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada with respect to the Application of the Charter by Administrative Tribunals , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , June 2012.
• Employer's increased reporting requirements re Occupational Health and Safety Act , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , October 2011.
• I'm So Sorry! - The Apology Act Takes The Sting Out Of Apologizing , Ottawa Business Journal, February 2009.
• Employees' Duties to Accept a Reasonable Accommodation , Ottawa Business Journal, June 2008.
• Are You Ready For The New Ontario Human Rights Regime? , Ottawa Business Journal, January 2008.
• Are You Meeting Your Employer's Duties with Respect to First Aid in the Workplace? , Ottawa Business Journal, July 2007.
• Amendments of the Ontario Human Rights Code of Interest to Employers , Ottawa Business Journal, January 2007.


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Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Proof Required for a Discrimination Claim
Margaret R. Truesdale, October 26, 2015
In Quebec (Commission des droits de al personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), 2015 SCC 39 (CanLII) [Bombardier], the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) clarified both the requirements of prima facie proof in discrimination...

Supreme Court of Canada Finds Lawyer Guilty of Civil Contempt for Returning Funds to Client
Margaret R. Truesdale, May 13, 2015
In a case that should be regarded carefully by all lawyers and other professionals who handle client funds, the Supreme Court of Canada found in Carey v. Laken, 2015 SCC 17 that a lawyer was guilty of civil contempt when the lawyer returned money to a client from his trust account in the face of a...
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Margaret R. Truesdale

1400-340 Albert Street
OttawaON K1R 0A5

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