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A Triumph Of Administrative Law: 2018's Supreme Court Of Canada Religious Freedom Cases
2018 was touted as the year the Supreme Court of Canada would consider how religious freedom should be valued as a right guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada
25 Oct 2018
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Human Rights Tribunal Dismisses Application Seeking Delivery Of Autism Therapy In The Classroom
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently dismissed an Application brought by a student's mother on behalf of her son, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Canada
8 Oct 2018
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Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Accessible Education For Students With Disabilities Policy
The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently released a new policy titled "Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities."
Canada
8 Oct 2018
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The TWU Decision: Five Big Questions
On June 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated rulings in the matters of Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University 2018 SCC 32 ...
Canada
13 Sep 2018
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Court Affirms Physician Requirements To Provide Effective Referrals For MAID
On January 31, 2018, the Ontario Divisional Court affirmed that "conscientiously objecting" physicians can be required to provide emergency care and referrals relating to medical services ...
Canada
15 May 2018
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Federal Legislative Update: Amendments To The Canada Labour Code And The Canadian Human Rights Act
Federally-regulated employers should take note of the following recent changes to the Canada Labour Code ("Code") and the Canadian Human Rights Act ("CHRA"):
Canada
8 Aug 2017
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Federal Government Consultation On Planned Accessibility Legislation
The federal government has commenced a national consultation process to inform the development of new planned federal accessibility legislation...
Canada
28 Nov 2016
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Dear Health Care Facility: Are You Prepared For A Request For Medical Assistance In Dying?
With the amendments to the Criminal Code, physicians and nurse practitioners may now legally provide MAID to eligible individuals.
Canada
26 Jul 2016
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Dealing With Service Dog "Impersonation"
While most condominium residents accept the limitations that come with condominium living, there are always some who refuse to live by the rules.
Canada
14 Apr 2016
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OHRC Releases Policy Statement On "Sexualized" Dress Codes In The Workplace On International Women's Day
The Ontario Human Rights Commission yesterday – International Women's Day – released a policy statement on gender-specific dress codes in the workplace.
Canada
15 Mar 2016
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BC Court Strikes Down Landmark Award For Injury To Dignity, Feelings And Self-Respect
On September 24, 2015, the BC Supreme Court struck down the highest damages award that has ever been granted in a human rights complaint in British Columbia for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.
Canada
27 Oct 2015
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Dogs And Disabilities
We often come across situations where a resident of a condominium who has a dog claims to have a disability that requires that the dog live in their unit contrary to a pet restriction in the condominium's documents.
Canada
11 Sep 2015
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Loyola: Allowed To Teach The Catholic Religion From The Catholic Perspective
Many have been anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Loyola High School v. Quebec (Attorney General).
Canada
25 Mar 2015
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Occupancy Standards
The Condominium Act allows condominiums to limit the numbers of people who can occupy a unit in a corporation.
Canada
3 Mar 2015
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What Hospitals Need To Know Following The Supreme Court Of Canada’s Decision On Physician-Assisted Dying
On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) ("Carter"), a landmark and unanimous decision on physician-assisted dying.
Canada
24 Feb 2015
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S.C.C. Gives The Right To Strike Constitutional Protection For The First Time
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan recognized for the first time a constitutional right to strike for employees.
Canada
24 Feb 2015
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Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act: Are You Compliant With The January 1, 2015 Requirements?
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, SO 2005, c 11 (the "AODA"), is an Act aimed at developing, implementing and enforcing standards that promote accessibility for people with disabilities in Ontario.
Canada
16 Feb 2015
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School Board Found Liable For Student’s Harassment Of A Teacher
This decision is noteworthy for Ontario school boards in that it clearly establishes that school boards can be held responsible for the discriminatory actions of third parties, including its students.
Canada
5 Feb 2015
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Allegation Of Discrimination Not Upheld
A recent 87 page decision by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal considered an allegation of discrimination on the basis of race, colour and ethnic origin.
Canada
11 Jun 2014
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BC Human Rights Decision Sets New High For Damages For Injury To Dignity
The British Columbia Human Rights Code, like human rights legislation in other provinces, prescribes a number of remedies once the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ("Tribunal") determines that a human rights violation has occurred.
Canada
16 Feb 2014
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