Excluding ‘managers’ from collective bargaining doesn’t infringe Charter’s s. 2(d) guarantee: SCC
Supreme Court of Canada Justice Mahmud Jamal
Supreme Court of Canada Justice Mahmud Jamal ruled that ‘the purpose of the legislative exclusion is not to interfere with managers’ associational rights.’

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 5:08 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-0 that the Quebec legislature’s exemption of “managers” from a statutory definition of “employees” — thereby excluding them from collective bargaining and other protections in Quebec’s Labour Code — does not infringe the s. 2(d) Charter-guaranteed freedom of association of members of an association of first-level casino managers, which had applied to be certified under the province’s general labour relations regime.   ... [read more]

Tax lawyers sound alarm about enhanced CRA powers in federal budget

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 4:01 PM

Some tax lawyers are warning that enhanced enforcement rules proposed for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in this week’s federal budget could erode taxpayer protections and lead to more litigation and higher costs. ... [read more]

Family court judges must balance fairness in assisting the self-represented: lawyer Anna Singer, Scharfstein LLP.

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 2:54 PM

Given the growing number of self-represented litigants in family court, judges must ensure fairness to both sides when assisting those who appear without counsel, says a lawyer following a Saskatchewan case where a trial judge failed to give adequate help to a father acting for himself in a parenting dispute. ... [read more]

Ontario case has ‘novel issues’ on consent, legal requirements of physicians: lawyer

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 2:51 PM

Ontario’s top court has ruled that a physician’s duty of disclosure of the risks of medical treatment is not necessarily limited to the doctor carrying out the procedure. ... [read more]

Domestic steel producers welcome new CBSA market watch unit aimed at protecting Canadian industry

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 1:30 PM

Canadian steel producers have welcomed the federal budget announcement of a dedicated market watch unit to monitor unfair trade practices and update trade remedy measures annually. ... [read more]