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.

•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.
•Canada's new anti-spam legislation, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website,, May 2014.

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


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Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation
Margaret R. Truesdale, June 5, 2014
Is your business in the habit of sending unsolicited promotional emails or updates? If so, you need to know about Canada’s new anti-spam legislation which will become law on July 1, 2014. The legislation is entitled “An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian...
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Margaret R. Truesdale

1400-340 Albert Street
OttawaON K1R 0A5

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