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Charter protects the right to strike

January 30, 2015

In another historic labour decision, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, the Supreme Court of Canada has held that the freedom of association guarantee in s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects employees’ right to strike.

This decision comes on the heels of the Mounted Police Association of Ontario decision, in which the Court held that the guarantee of freedom of association in s. 2(d) protects a meaningful process of collective bargaining.

Read a summary of today’s decision.


Steven Barrett, Peter Engelmann, Ethan Poskanzer, Colleen Bauman

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law, Labour Law