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Steven Barrett looks at the implications of the MPAO decision on labour rights

April 09, 2015

Steven Barrett will participate in the Forum on the January 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decisions on labour rights: What are the implications of the decisions for the Canadian labour movement? The Forum is sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.

Steven will discuss the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada for the right of workers to organize, to be represented by independent trade unions of their own choosing and to engage in meaningful bargaining. He will also examine the implications of the Court’s rejection
of collective bargaining as a derivative right, and of the “impossibility test” for establishing a breach of s. 2(d) of the Charter, and the broader implications for workers beyond collective bargaining and for other civil society associations outside of the workplace context.

When:   Thursday, April 9, 2015
Where:  Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Time:     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Steven Barrett

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law, Labour Law