This Week's Issue
Alex Robinson - Monday, October 17, 2016
Labour lawyers say Legal Aid Ontario is dragging its feet when it comes to allowing its articling students to unionize, following the three years it took the organization to agree to negotiate with its staff lawyers’ chosen union.
LAO articling students are now waiting to see the results of a vote that will determine if they join The Society of Energy Professionals, as a dispute between the union and LAO draws out the process.
The Society filed a certification application in May on behalf of the articling students.
The students subsequently held a vote that month over whether they wanted to be represented by the group. But the votes have not been counted yet, as the Ontario Labour Relations Board sealed the results, pending decisions in two disputes between the parties.
The first dispute stems from the LAO’s rejection that the Society has status as a trade union — a ch...
The Divisional Court has ruled that Ontario Health Insurance’s decision not to reimburse the family of a deceased Ontario man who sought treatment in Texas was reasonable.
A fired justice of the peace will get another shot at having his $600,000 legal bill covered by the public purse after a court ruled his discipline panel relied on flawed reasoning to deny him compensation for the cost of his defence.
The superintendent of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario has approved an auto insurance policy that covers all Uber drivers, passengers and vehicle owners in Ontario from the moment the Uber app is turned on to the moment passengers exit the vehicle.
This Oct. 19, it will be precisely one year since the federal Liberal government took office under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership. The date is also an anniversary of a more sombre kind. On Oct.19, 2007, 19-year-old Ashley Smith died in a segregation cell at Grand Valley Prison in the custody of Federal Corrections. The coincidence of these two anniversaries should prompt us to reflect on how far we still have to go toward improving the functions of the criminal justice and correctional systems, particularly as they are deployed in relation to girls.
- Lawyer accuses Legal Aid of stalling
- Lawsuit against police over wiretapping authorization thrown out
- Court of Appeal gives condo corps deference on ‘reasonable’ decisions
- Focus: Court opens door to extending liability to gamblers
- Injury claim by illegal immigrant denied: court
- Judge allows lawsuit against LSUC to proceed