Click on the links above to view recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and summaries for noteworthy cases from across the country.
Putting Canadians first
On June 20, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada announced an overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Given the heightened scrutiny on employers resulting from several abuse scandals in the retail and food services sectors, this announcement came as no surprise to practitioners in this area.
Given increases in international travel and immigration, many people who come into contact with the justice system (e.g., victims, witnesses, suspects, litigants) might have difficulties communicating in English.
Walking the firing line
That lawyer who was hired a few months back just isnít cutting it. Heís fallen behind in his work, his billings arenít up to snuff and heís not getting along with other staff at the firm. All signs point to the fact he should be fired.