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Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Cannabis legalization: Avoiding the personal injury potholes | Jasmine Daya Cannabis legislation

Canadians are gearing up for Oct. 17, 2018, a date that will forever be remembered by generations to come. Whether you are a consumer wanting to blaze legally, a firm believer in medical marijuana, a liberal who believes in the freedom of choice or a dealer wanting to earn a buck above board, this movement has brought Canadians together with excitement and anticipation. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 2:10 PM

Police forces planning ‘absolute’ abstinence pot policies may face legal hurdles, lawyer says Staurt_Rudner_sm

Police forces that ban officers outright from using recreational marijuana after it is legalized will likely face court challenges, says an Ontario employment lawyer. With Canada’s legalization of cannabis set for Oct. 17, police forces from coast to coast are wrestling with setting policies that protect the public and officers but at the same time respect the rights of officers and what they do while not on duty. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

Two former students return to Paliare Roland as associates

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein announced that associates Hailey Bruckner and Charlotté Calon have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 2:08 PM

B.C. arbitrator: Worker drug and alcohol testing must be assessed separately urinetest_sm.jpg

In Vancouver Drydock Co. v. Marine Workers and Boilermakers Industrial Union, Local 1 (C.L. Grievance) [2018] B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 34, a recent decision from British Columbia labour arbitrator David McPhillips, the arbitrator held that the fact that an employee reported to work smelling of alcohol did not provide the employer with reasonable cause to test that employee for drugs. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

Is there employment life after #MeToo? | Stuart Rudner

What is an employer to do when they receive an application from someone that they know, or suspect, was previously outed as a sexual harasser? ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

CROWN - Crown privilege - Parliamentary privilege

Appeal by the President of the National Assembly of Québec (President) from a judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal setting aside a decision of the Superior Court allowing an application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 11:58 AM - Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 4:25 PM

SCC rules 7-2 that parliamentary privilege does not pre-empt grievances from workers fired by Quebec’s legislature Justice Andromache Karakatsanis

In a far-reaching clarification of the scope of the parliamentary privilege of legislatures across Canada, the Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 that the speaker of Quebec’s National Assembly cannot rely on such privilege to immunize from review by a labour tribunal his decision to fire three security guards for on-the-job misconduct. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Bias in a world of hashtag justice | Robert Harvie

There was a time where “public influence” was generally left to the wealthy and the connected and to dominant mainstream media publications. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

Doug Ford’s disruptive repeal of Bill 148 stackunstack_sm.jpg

As if the tumult surrounding the invocation of the notwithstanding clause by Premier Doug Ford’s government a few weeks ago was not enough, less than one year into its inception, Ford has announced the Ontario government’s proposed repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 11:17 AM

Discrimination claimed in British Columbia medical residency placements Lisa Feldstein, Lisa Feldstein Law Office

The system of matching medical school graduates with residencies is coming under fire in B.C., with a petition before that province’s Supreme Court saying the system in place violates the Charter rights of Canadians who have pursued their education outside the country. ... [read more]