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BC Tribunal more than doubles historical injury to dignity awards

Canada - December 20 2013 The BC Human Rights Tribunal recently awarded a complainant damages for injury to dignity in the amount of $75,000.00. The previous high watermark…

Lou L. Poskitt.

BC Court of Appeal upholds award on exclusions from bargaining unit

Canada - November 29 2013 The Court of Appeal recently confirmed the rights of parties to a collective agreement to negotiate their own test for exclusion from the bargaining…

Lou L. Poskitt.

Federal government introduces the Economic Action Plan No. 2

Canada - October 29 2013 On October 22, 2013, the Federal government tabled Bill C-4, the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 (Bill C-4), which amends a number of existing…

Ilan B. Burkes.

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Saskatchewan’s labour laws

Canada - October 21 2013 In 2008, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced legislation restricting the ability of public sector workers to engage in strike activity. The…

Ilan B. Burkes.

Once a lie, always a lie

Canada - August 19 2013 Even if told through a trustworthy witness, an untrustworthy complainant's evidence is not reliable. That's what the BC Supreme Court found recently…