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Big freedom of association win in the SCC

January 16, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a historic freedom of association decision today.

In Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Attorney General of Canada, the Court held that members of the RCMP have the right to have the right to be represented by an association of their own choosing and that the guarantee of freedom of association in s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a meaningful process of collective bargaining that provides employees with a degree of choice and independence sufficient to enable them to determine and pursue their collective interests.

Read a summary of the case here.


Steven Barrett, Ethan Poskanzer

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law, Labour Law