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July 18, 2016
SCC decision reverses Federal Court of Appeal ruling on federally regulated employees
In a dramatic reversal, last week the Supreme Court overturned what had been called a “game-changing” decision by the Federal Court of Appeal and ruled that non-unionized employees of federally regulated businesses are entitled to similar protections against dismissal as those afforded to unionized workers.
The Woodshed
July 18, 2016
It’s been 25 years since Askov but little has changed
In 1991, more than 47,000 criminal charges were thrown out of Ontario courts. Why? Because of systemic disregard for the Charter-protected right to a trial within a reasonable time and a man named Elijah Anton Askov.
TheTwila Zone
July 18, 2016
Is today yesterday?
Four-year-olds have an amazing ability to ask very confusing questions, including my son’s “Is today yesterday?” I found myself asking a similar question when considering some recent cases regarding the summary judgment/trial process in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Rights Matter
July 18, 2016
Time to take bold steps towards independence
Is the time ripe for some fundamental changes at the Canadian Human Rights Commission? Marie-Claude Landry, who was appointed chief commissioner more than a year ago, thinks so.
In-house Coach
July 18, 2016
The international lawyer’s dilemma
At this time of the year, it is very common to start receiving calls from law students seeking last minute articling positions. There are often many reasons as to why these students have been unable to secure a role.

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July 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 7
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