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Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • OECD, Canada
  • February 13 2018

The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to “strengthen Canada’s approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies


Human Rights Complaint on “Chief Wahoo” (Cleveland Indians) Logo to Proceed - Update on Law of Controversial Sports Logos
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2018

In October 2016, hours before a championship series game between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays, Douglas Cardinal, an Anishnaabe


CORE: New Federal Office to Investigate Human Rights Complaints Against Canadian Multinationals
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • OECD, Canada
  • February 2 2018

In his January 17, 2018 announcement, the Minister of International Trade provided significant insight into the mandates of CORE and an Advisory Panel


Ktunaxa Case Summary
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) 2017 SCC 54


Court of Appeal Upholds Finding that School Board Did Not Infringe Parent’s Freedom of Religion When Denying Accommodation Request
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 30 2018

Late last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s finding that a decision by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the


Canada steps up human rights oversight of companies operating abroad
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada
  • January 22 2018

Last week, Canada announced the creation of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), an independent officer who will be tasked


Canada Strengthens Transnational Business and Human Rights Oversight
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • OECD, Canada
  • January 19 2018

The Canadian federal government has announced the creation of an Ombudsperson for "responsible enterprise", an office to be housed within Global


The expanded scope of human rights protection: The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • January 16 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently released its decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62, on appeal from the


Human Rights Law: 2017 In Review
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2018

Human rights issues continue to be amongst the most common and tricky issues affecting employers today. Key developments in the case law reflect


Report on the re-establishment of B.C. Human Rights Commission released
  • Harris & Company
  • Canada
  • December 22 2017

On December 10, 2017, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released his much-anticipated report and recommendations on