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OHRT decision on distribution of religious materials in schools
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2013

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently ruled on an Application brought by a parent of children in the District School Board of Niagara (the

Mayor found in conflict of interest, loses council seat
  • Harris & Company
  • Canada
  • December 6 2012

In a much anticipated decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was found to have violated the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, and his seat on Toronto City Council was declared vacant

Employees have limited privacy rights on employer - issued computers
  • Harris & Company
  • Canada
  • October 19 2012

In a much anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in R. v. Cole, and has concluded that the evidence obtained through a warrantless police search of a laptop issued by the employer to a teacher should not have been excluded

ATS of the north? Canadian court allows suit to continue for human rights abuses committed abroad
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Canada
  • August 7 2013

The Superior Court of Justice of Ontario's recent ruling in the matters of Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., Caal Caal v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., and

This week at the SCC
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 11 2013

This week, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision that provides a legal framework for injurious affection and nuisance claims resulting from

Gender identity and gender expression under the Human Rights Code: One year later
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • July 18 2013

In the July 2012 edition of the Blaney's Employment Update, we reported on Bill 33, an Act to amend the Human Rights Code (the "Code"), which

The limits of combat immunity
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • July 17 2013

The claims in three cases against the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) arose from military operations in Iraq, in which soldiers were either killed or

Canada's highest court rules on employee privacy rights over work computer
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • October 23 2012

In R. v. Cole, 2012 SCC 53, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a warrantless search and seizure by police of a teacher’s employerissued computer containing sexually explicit images of a female student were in violation of the teacher’s rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Crossing the line: Supreme Court of Canada to consider balance between privacy rights and freedom of expression in picket line videotaping case
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • October 25 2012

In an important constitutional case, the Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to hear an appeal from a decision that found that the application of privacy law to the videotaping of individuals crossing picket lines infringed the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Federal Court of Appeal affirms Canada has no duty to consult BC First Nation before ratifying investment agreement with China
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • February 5 2015

In 2012, Canada signed a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement with China to establish a legal framework for bilateral investment