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Canadian extradition system in need of significant overhaul, legal experts say
Robert Currie
Robert Currie, a professor at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law and author of the report, said he hoped its release was the beginning of a process of dialogue on reforming the system which involves the participation of government, parliamentarians and regular Canadians ‘because that is what has sadly been lacking from Canada’s entire international criminal co-operation system for decades.’

Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 11:42 AM

A group of legal experts is calling for the federal government to overhaul Canada’s extradition system, saying it is unfair to people being detained and needs to reflect a better balance between administrative efficiency and constitutional rights. ... [read more]

NDP MP, deputy chiefs call on government for A2J for St. Anne’s Residential School survivors

Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 4:04 PM

On Oct. 25, NDP member of Parliament Charlie Angus, along with residential school survivors and deputy chiefs, called on the prime minister to meet with St. Anne’s Residential School survivors regarding a “miscarriage of justice” highlighted by an interim report delivered by Justice Ian Pitfield. ... [read more]

Ontario introduces legislation to ban non-compete agreements in employment Subscriber only content

Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

On Oct. 25 the Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, would ban non-compete agreements in employment and establish policies for workers to “disconnect” from work. “The proposed changes would promote healthy work-life balance and will further enable competitiveness by banning unfair non-compete agreements that are used to restrict work opportunities, suppress salary increases and wage growth,” the government’s announcement said. ... [read more]

No evidence of legal wrongdoing by environmental groups in ‘anti-Alberta’ energy campaigns: inquiry Subscriber only content

Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 7:32 AM

A controversial public inquiry into funding of so-called “anti-Alberta” energy campaigns says over a billion dollars was used to target the province’s oil and gas development but could not find any evidence of legal wrongdoing by environmental groups. ... [read more]

Arbitrators usually have sole jurisdiction over human rights complaints in unionized workplaces: SCC Subscriber only content Supreme Court of Canada Justice Russell Brown

Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 4:39 PM

Last Updated: Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 11:06 AM

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that labour arbitrators have exclusive jurisdiction over unionized workers’ complaints of human rights violations in the workplace — unless there is “clearly expressed legislative intent to the contrary,” i.e. legislators clearly gave human rights adjudicators concurrent jurisdiction. ... [read more]