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B.C. Appeal Court case has potential to bring human rights protections to corporations: lawyer

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 11:01 AM | By Ian Burns

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled it does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a labour arbitrator’s decision in a conflict between a union and a logging company owned by a First Nations band, and the union’s lawyer is saying the arbitrator’s ruling has the potential to lead to the application of the B.C. Human Rights Code to corporations in the province.

The case involves logging operations on Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the west coast of British Columbia which is the home...