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Anti-SLAPP Legislation Tested At The Court Of Appeal
On August 30, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released six unanimous decisions that address Ontario's "anti-SLAPP" legislation.
Canada
10 Sep 2018
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Voulez-vous… Legal Services In French?
WeirFoulds litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette is a contributor to the July 2017 edition of Advocacy Matters, one of the newsletters produced by The Advocates' Society,
Canada
4 Aug 2017
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The RHPA's "Blanket Provision": Protecting Professional Self-Regulatory Colleges From Human Rights Complaints
The applicant self-reported to the CNO several criminal convictions and provided background information relevant to those convictions.
Canada
28 Sep 2016
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Case Commentary: Ontario Court Of Appeal Delivers Stern Message To Employers Who Mistreat Employees With Disabilities
The Plaintiff was employed by the defendant for 15 years. She earned $12.95 per hour. She was dismissed at the age of 56 after she became totally deaf, possibly due to a virus.
Canada
27 Jul 2016
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Levelling The Playing Field: CCES Guidance For Creating Inclusive Environments In Sports
The treatment and legal protection of the transgender community has become an increasingly important topic globally.
Canada
15 Jun 2016
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Regulators Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: Registration Of Foreign-Trained Professionals
The Association has the authority to regulate the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta pursuant to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and its General Regulation.
Canada
3 Mar 2016
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Addressing Conflicting Human Rights: Some Recent Case Law
In a society as diverse and multi-cultural as our own, in which individuals are becoming ever more aware of their legal rights, it is no surprise that we are seeing an increase in competing human rights claims.
Canada
27 Jan 2016
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Two Important Cases For Regulatory Bodies On The Ontario Human Rights Code
The recent Divisional Court decision of Ontario (Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services) v. De Lottinville1 considered the authority of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario...
Canada
12 Oct 2015
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The Supreme Court Of Canada Overturns Prohibition On Physician-Assisted Suicide
Today the law criminalizing physician-assisted suicide was overturned in the landmark unanimous decision of Carter v. Canada (Attorney General).
Canada
9 Feb 2015
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The ICRC’s Power To Order An Independent Medical Examination: The Ontario Divisional Court’s Decision In Iacovelli v. College Of Nurses Of Ontario
The recent Divisional Court decision of Iacovelli v. College of Nurses of Ontario discusses the significant power of the ICRC of a health regulatory College to order an independent medical examination.
Canada
4 Feb 2015
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Undue Hardship In M.H. v. College Of Nurses Of Ontario: Setting Limits On The Duty To Accommodate
Regulatory colleges must review accommodation requests from individuals with disabilities within the context of their public protection mandate.
Canada
15 Dec 2014
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British Columbia (Workers Compensation Board) v. Figliola
This decision addressed the jurisdiction of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ("BCHRT") to consider an application regarding a Workers Compensation Board ("WCB") policy, when the substance of the application had already been heard by a WCB Review Officer, who had considered the policy and determined that it adhered to the B.C. "Human Rights Code".
Canada
18 Nov 2011
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Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v Canada (Attorney General)
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ("the Tribunal") does not have the authority to award legal costs.
Canada
18 Nov 2011
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Constitutional Division Of Powers – I Nterjurisdictional Immunity – Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms – Life, Liberty And Security Of The Person – Principles Of Fundamental Justice – Ministerial Discretion
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ordered that the federal Minister of Health (the "Minister") must exempt Insite, a safe drug injection facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, from provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ("CDSA").
Canada
21 Oct 2011
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Her Majesty The Queen (Ex Rel City Of Toronto) v Andrade; Her Majesty The Queen (Ex Rel City Of Toronto) v Hariraj
The question of constitutionally tolerable delay with respect to the prosecution of minor regulatory and human welfare offences under the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O., 1990, c. P.33 ("POA") has been the source of much recent debate.
Canada
29 Sep 2011
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The Role Of The Ontario Municipal Board In Human Rights Issues
This article examines the role and jurisdiction of the Ontario Municipal Board (the "Board") with respect to human rights issues emerging from the land use planning process in light of the reasons of the Board in "Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario v. Waterloo".
Canada
7 Sep 2011
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A.M.R.I. v K.E.R.
In this decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal elaborated on its brief reasons, provided April 18, 2011, setting aside an order to return a child to her mother in Mexico pursuant to the "Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" (the "Hague Convention").
Canada
23 Jun 2011
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Human Rights Update – Dealing With Applications At A Preliminary Stage
Applications under the Human Rights Code ("Code") present a real risk for employers and an important avenue of redress for employees.
Canada
8 Mar 2011
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Ontario (Director, Disability Support Program) v. Tranchemontagne
The Court of Appeal affirmed the holding of both the Social Benefit Tribunal and the Divisional Court that the prohibition on providing benefits to those disabled solely due to addiction in s. 5(2) of the Ontario Disability Support Program Act violated the Human Rights Code.
Canada
21 Oct 2010
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Shaw v. Phipps
The applicant at the Human Rights Tribunal, a black male, was a letter carrier with Canada Post.
Canada
21 Oct 2010
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