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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Fundamental freedoms - Freedom of expression

Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 9:12 AM  

Application by Hamilton for a declaration that the Ambulance Services Bargaining Act violated s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). Hamilton was employed as a paramedic and was a member of CUPE 1764. In the unique circumstances of paramedics, collective bargaining negotiations were governed by the Ambulance Services Bargaining Act. Under the Act, an essential services agreement (ESA) must be negotiated prior to collective bargaining or any strike situation.

Hamilton argued that the Act violated s. 2(d) of the Charter due to...