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Employees Entitlement To Time Off For Voting This Federal Election
Election day is set for October 21, 2019 and with that comes an obligation, in some circumstances, for employers to provide their employees with time off to vote.
Canada
17 Oct 2019
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New Changes To The Northwest Territories' Human Rights Act
Big changes are coming to the NWT's Human Rights Act that will impact the way human rights complaints are handled in the NWT.
Canada
9 Aug 2019
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The Notorious Bill C-69 Becomes Law in Canada
Late on June 20, 2019, Bill C-69 was passed into law by the Senate notwithstanding strong and vocal opposition from across the country.
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Can Catholic Schools Receive Government Funding For Non-Catholic Students?
Today and tomorrow Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal hears the appeal as to whether the Saskatchewan government is entitled to fund non-Catholic students who attend Catholic Schools.
Canada
21 Mar 2019
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NEB Recommends TransMountain Expansion Project Be Approved
Earlier this morning, the National Energy Board ("NEB") delivered its Reconsideration report to the federal government, ultimately recommending that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project ...
Canada
4 Mar 2019
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Auditor General Reports Highlight A Need For Stronger Internal Controls By School Boards
Managing risk is an important component of school board work.
Canada
18 Feb 2019
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Bill C-88: A Return To Status Quo For The Northwest Territories' Regulatory Regime
In November 2018, federal Bill C-88, (the "Bill") was introduced in the House of Commons by the Liberal federal government.
Canada
5 Feb 2019
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Lien Rights – When The Developer Doesn't Have An Interest In The Land
In an earlier article, we warned of the risk of loss of lien rights if a transfer of land occurs during construction. A 2018 court decision reminds us that there is also a risk of loss ...
Canada
9 Jan 2019
9
Duty To Consult Indigenous Peoples Does Not Extend To Federal Legislative Drafting Stage
On October 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a 7-2 decision, ruling that Canada's federal lawmakers do not have a duty to consult with Indigenous peoples before tabling legislation in Parliament...
Canada
18 Oct 2018
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Meaningful Consultation Requires Grappling With Indigenous Concerns
On August 30, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal (the Court) issued a decision that quashed the Governor-in-Council (GIC) ...
Canada
25 Sep 2018
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Treaty Rights And The Crown's Duty To Consult Remain At Forefront Of Legal Discourse
In 2017, several significant decisions were released that keep the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples and the Crown's duty to consult at the forefront of legal discourse.
Canada
14 Feb 2018
12
Changes To The Human Rights Act And The Impact On Age-Restricted Condominiums
On January 1, 2018, the Human Rights Act (Alberta) (the "Act") was amended, in part, to put age discrimination protections in place as it relates to apartments and condominiums.
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Meaningful Access To Education For Students With Disabilities
On December 29, 2017, Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal issued a decision in U.M. v. York Region District School Board where it examined whether two students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum...
Canada
19 Jan 2018
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Supreme Court Of Canada Dismisses Consultation And Charter Claims In Relation To Jumbo Valley Resort
On November 2, 2017 in Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2017, SCC 54, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the Ktunaxa Nation ...
Canada
8 Nov 2017
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Employer Liability When Providing Employee References
If you can't say anything nice, is it better to say nothing at all?
Canada
8 Nov 2017
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The Role Of A Tribunal In Fulfilling The Duty To Consult
The Supreme Court of Canada (the "SCC") recently provided welcomed guidance on the role of a tribunal in fulfilling the duty to consult with Indigenous peoples when their rights...
Canada
17 Oct 2017
17
Court Of Appeal Decision Highlights Important Lessons On Settlement Agreements
On June 23, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal concluded that Jan Buterman was bound by a settlement he reached in relation to his complaint of discrimination.
Canada
12 Jul 2017
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Posting Offensive Blog Posts As A Union President: Protected By The Charter?
Bill Gates once said: "the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow".
Canada
7 Feb 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada To Consider The Duty To Consult In The Context Of NEB Proceedings
On March 10, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in the matters of Hamlet of Clyde River v. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Canada
16 Mar 2016
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Physician-Assisted Death
Since the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark ruling...those directly affected by the prospect of physician-assisted death have been awaiting legislative and parliamentary response.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
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