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Month: September 2021

A Settler’s Reflections on Orange Shirt Day: Reconciliation as awareness, acceptance, apology, atonement and action

Natai Shelsen reflects on the meaning of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and considers how we, as settlers, can engage in the process of reconciliation.

September 30, 2021
Natai Shelsen

Section 35 rights may extend to Indigenous peoples outside of Canada

Indigenous persons who are not Canadian citizens and who do not reside in Canada can exercise constitutionally protected Aboriginal rights. Darryl Korell takes us through the Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of section 35 rights in R. v. Desautel.

September 29, 2021
Darryl Korell

Who regulates pension plans and how?

Doug LeFaive of our pension team tells us the basics of pension plan regulation rules in Canada, with a focus on Ontario.

September 22, 2021
Doug LeFaive

Canada’s new public holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The federal government recently enacted a new public holiday, to be observed every year on September 30, which honours Indigenous People and commemorates the legacy of the residential school system. Gabe Hoogers explores what the day means and who will get the day off.

September 15, 2021
Gabriel Hoogers