Ontario decision on back-to-work legislation ‘interesting’ despite mootness ruling: legal scholar
Michael Lynk
Western University faculty of law emeritus professor Michael Lynk says a recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court on back-to-work legislation 'seems to have implicitly lowered' the threshold for establishing a violation of s. 2(d) of the Charter.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 2:32 PM

An Ontario judge has turned back a constitutional challenge of federal back-to-work legislation that put an end to a labour dispute with the union representing postal workers, saying it was moot despite finding the law violated the Charter’s protections for freedom of association. ... [read more]

Federal Court orders government to disclose redacted information in $102M contract with Ford Canada

Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 5:26 PM

The Federal Court has directed the federal government to disclose some previously redacted information related to an agreement through which the government committed to contribute $102.4 million towards an engine program at the Ford plant in Windsor, Ont. ... [read more]

Last major grocery chains sign on to Grocery Sector Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 5:16 PM

Touting it as a win for consumers, federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture and agri-food have announced that all of Canada’s major grocery chains have now signed on to the Grocery Sector Code of Conduct that was developed by government and industry. ... [read more]

Court finds doctor cannot amend libel claim against lawyer who represented car accident victim

Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 5:11 PM

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal of a decision that denied a doctor’s request to amend his statement of claim in a libel case against a lawyer who was involved in a car accident insurance claim case. ... [read more]

Alberta laws need updated definition of family violence, academics say

Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 3:52 PM

A group of academics is saying the law and procedures on family violence in Alberta are in need of reform to bring them up to date with federal legislation and what is done in other provinces. ... [read more]