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Mounties get a labour front win, lawyer says her clients ‘thrilled’

The Supreme Court has fleshed out the scope of the Charter’s protection of meaningful collective bargaining, underscoring the importance of “choice and independence” in addressing the power imbalance between workers and management.

Supreme Court to hear case on eligibility issue

The Supreme Court of Canada will determine whether Justice Robert Mainville and other judges of the Federal, Tax and Quebec provincial courts are constitutionally eligible for appointment to Quebec’s superior trial and appellate courts.

Expanding the duty of good faith

The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew [2014] S.C.J. No. 71, makes it clear that there is now a common law duty to act honestly in the performance of all contractual obligations.

Adding up the damage

When a business is destroyed as a result of wrongdoing, there are two commonly used methods by which the plaintiff’s damages may be measured.

Using humour to get through the daily grind

What do you have when 100 lawyers are buried up to their necks in sand? Not enough sand. Ba-dum-bum. We’re here all week, try the veal.
Ah, lawyer jokes, they’ve been around for decades. Some are clever, while a good many are, well, less so.