Following are this week's summaries of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
It was a light week at Ontario's Court of Appeal and most of the decisions released were criminal in nature.
Ramkey Communications Inc. v. Labourers' International Union of North America involved an appeal of a judicial review of a construction union certification application. In allowing the appeal, the Court determined that the Divisional Court had misapplied the test for derivative federal jurisdiction established by a line of labour law cases culminating with the Supreme Court of Canada's 2012 decision in Tessier. The result meant that the "construction technicians" were allowed to unionize under provincial labour laws and not regulated by federal labour laws as essential to federal works telecommunications projects.
Wishing everyone an enjoyable weekend.
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