Monthly Archives: August 2015

Police Record Check Reform Act, 2015: What it means for charities in Ontario

Authored by Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government unanimously enacted the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015  (the “Act”), also known as Bill 113. While the Act is not yet in force, it is expected that the in force date will be announced shortly. The Act circumscribes… More

Trinity Western University and the Legal War of Attrition: Isn’t It Time To Let Diversity Flourish?

This entry is part 13 of 36 in the series Trinity Western University.

A legal war of attrition is an apt description.  Trinity Western University’s (TWU) bid for a law school has one court victory in Nova Scotia (now appealed), one loss in Ontario (also soon to be appealed) and is about to embark on its third court hearing in less than a… More

Unfair or Bad Faith Dealings in the Course of Staff Member Dismissals

Guest Authored by Chris Hall, Manager of Human Resources Many Canadians will experience job loss at some point over the course of their working lives. Loss of employment can leave people feeling shocked, anxious about the future, depressed, or even angry. Termination of employment is a very litigious area for… More

Religious Neutrality of the State – Yes, but…

The mayor of Saguenay, Quebec and his council members were wrong to open their public meetings with prayer.  That was the message of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision.  The Court was unanimous in its holding that public officials could not favour one religion over another.  The use of… More

CASL: One year later

Authored by Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director of Legal Affairs Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is celebrating its first year since coming into effect on July 1, 2014. The Act takes a tough stance on spam, imposing up to $10 million in administrative monetary penalties for one violation of CASL. There have… More