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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 8:33 AM


Determination of whether a deputy warden’s decision to rescind Strauss’ security clearance was capable of judicial review. ... [read more]

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

Sex, snitching and school: The Ontario sex education debate secrets.jpg

In July 2018, Premier Doug Ford announced changes to the province’s sex-ed curriculum. Most controversial of the changes is the removal of sex-ed topics pertaining to gender identity, cyberbullying, same-sex relationships and consent. In the meantime, the province has mandated that elementary school teachers follow the sex education curriculum previously in place from 1998 to 2014. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

The Coach: Your people, cost or investment? | Gary Mitchell

Many of my clients struggle with this question when taking a look at ways to grow their practice or firm. Whether you are in solo practice or heading a large international firm, my answer remains the same. Here is how I help them determine the difference. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 2:19 PM

Audio conference will address ‘borderline’ sexual harassment in workplace

The #MeToo movement has placed today’s workplace under a scrutinous eye, with both employers and their employees having to sort out the difference between cases of sexual harassment and those possibly falling short of that, said Toronto employment lawyer Madeleine Loewenberg, who will co-moderate an audio conference to bring clarity to the blurred line between harassment and cases falling into a grey area of what could be considered objectionable behaviour.   ... [read more]

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

Tribunal finds requirement for permanent eligibility to work in Canada discriminatory 2menchasm.jpg

In a case recently heard by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, an employer had posted a job advertisement looking for a project engineer (Haseeb v. Imperial Oil Limited 2018 HRTO 957). The employer required applicants for this position to be permanently eligible to work in Canada, and made this requirement clear throughout the job application and interview process. The applicant applied for the position and initially indicated that he was permanently eligible to work in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Langlois adds two lawyers to Montreal office

Langlois lawyers announced that Marie-Pier Desmeules and Kathleen Houlihan have joined its litigation and employment and labour law groups in its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

Employment discrimination based on citizenship discrimination_immigration_sm

Canadian citizens and permanent residents have an unrestricted right to work for any employer in Canada. Non-citizens’ right to work is restricted by a statutory requirement to obtain a work permit. When employers make a distinction between job candidates on the basis of a person’s immigration status it may lead to an allegation of discrimination on the basis of citizenship, a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Code (Code). ... [read more]

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 2:51 PM

Managing ‘peternity’ leave in your workplace adopted pup

It has become commonplace for leading edge companies, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter to go  above and beyond  by offering their employees innovative benefits including, among other things, gym memberships, catered meals and unlimited vacation. In fact, given the increased usage of these types of perks in recent years, millennials and new members of the workforce are not only expecting but are demanding to receive an enhanced portfolio of benefits. ... [read more]

Friday, September 07, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

Express Entry 2018: By the numbers express_immigration_sm

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system. The system is designed to select economic class immigrants who have the highest probability for success in Canada. Express Entry manages the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades Program and some Provincial Nominee Programs. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

CJC to appeal Federal Court’s ruling that judicial council subject to judicial review; discipline body alleges errors, appearance of bias Simon Noel

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) is appealing an important jurisdictional decision in which the presiding Federal Court judge accuses the leadership of the council of 39 chief justices of disrespecting his court and making poor litigation choices, and also “questions” whether CJC responses to queries from The Lawyer’s Daily amounted to “pressuring” federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to fire a Quebec judge “without regard for the judicial [review] proceedings that are legitimately before this [Federal] Court. ... [read more]