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Tuesday, November 02, 2021 @ 8:26 AM

Re-elected Liberal government’s plans for immigration | Colin Singer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government got the vote of confidence it needed from Canadians to form another minority government, paving the way for an even greater push for more immigration to the country. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 @ 8:09 AM

Sharing the wealth of the lands | Stephen O’Neill

“The prime minister … cares about the people way up north, that we were trained our entire lives to ignore, trained our entire lives to hear not a word of what’s going on up there. And what’s going on up there ain’t good. It’s maybe worse than it’s ever been, so it’s not on the improve. (But) we’re going to get it fixed and we got the guy to do it, to start, to help. Thank you everybody. Thanks for listening to that.” (Gord Downie, Tragically Hip Concert, Kingston, Ont., Aug. 21, 2016). ... [read more]

Monday, November 01, 2021 @ 9:17 AM

Federal summer jobs program reflects proportionate balancing of Charter rights: judge

A Federal Court judge has ruled it was reasonable for Ottawa to include a pledge to respect reproductive rights as part of an application for federal summer jobs funding. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 1:57 PM

Feds issue further guidance on mandatory vaccination for travellers, transportation employees

On Oct. 29, the federal government reinforced its commitment to mandatory vaccination for travellers “flying on domestic, transborder, or international flights” departing from Canadian airports, transportation sector employees, as well as “rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains.” Mandatory vaccination for travel comes into effect as of Oct. 30. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 1:04 PM

Canada’s new immigration minister: What we can expect | Ravi Jain

Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser has been appointed Canada’s new immigration minister. Fraser is 37 years old and a former lawyer. He was elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 and again in 2021. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 12:33 PM - Last Updated: Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 4:39 PM

Comic’s ridicule of well-known child singer with a disability was not illegal discrimination: SCC Chief Justice Richard Wagner and Justice Suzanne Cote

In a far-reaching human rights ruling that interprets the Quebec Charter’s anti-discrimination provisions in the context of the right to expressive freedom, a deeply divided Supreme Court of Canada has overturned a Quebec human rights tribunal award to a youth with a genetic disorder, who was publicly denigrated for his physical attributes by a stand-up comic during the comedian’s performances. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 9:58 AM

Access to Justice: #A2J Week in Canada is reason to celebrate | Beverley McLachlin

It is Access to Justice Week in Canada. Every year across the country we take the last week of October to gather — in small groups, large events, between justice service providers, with the public — to talk about the access to justice issues. In other words, we focus on people-centred justice. ... [read more]

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 8:50 AM

Appeal Court ruling re-emphasizes importance of addressing workplace sexual harassment: law prof Osgoode Hall Law School professor Eric Tucker

A three-judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal highlighted the importance of addressing sexual harassment in the workplace in overturning a lower-court judgment that awarded the man accused of such harassment against his female colleague damages for wrongful dismissal. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 3:45 PM

Ontario proposes legislation that gives people the right to wear a poppy in workplace

On Oct. 28, the Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, would “amend the Remembrance Week Act, 2016 to give Ontario workers the right to wear a poppy in the workplace during Remembrance Week.” ... [read more]

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 3:43 PM

Ontario unveils legislation to ‘fix long-term care,’ increase transparency for retirement homes

On Oct. 28, the government of Ontario introduced legislation that, if passed, would “would repeal the current Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and create the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021.” ... [read more]