Human Rights Commission clarifies Mandatory Vaccination

September 22nd, 2021 by Celia Chandler

Today the Ontario government’s proof of vaccine certificate goes into effect for specific higher-risk indoor public settings where masking is not possible. At the same time, other organizations have made their own decisions to follow the provincial lead and implement their own vaccine policies. 

We have heard many people using human rights related arguments to justify remaining unvaccinated on medical grounds or on the ground of creed or a belief system. Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a statement on this issue.  

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Free webinar series: Back to School with Iler Campbell LLP!

September 20th, 2021 by Iler Campbell

Free webinar series: Back to School with Iler Campbell LLP. Wednesdays in October

It’s that time of year! Join us for our ‘back to school’ webinar series this October and brush up on some important legal topics.

Read on for event descriptions and signup links. Can’t make an event? Make sure you’re signed up for our blog — we’ll send a notice when recordings are posted online. Continue reading “Free webinar series: Back to School with Iler Campbell LLP!”

Another election, the same housing crisis

August 27th, 2021 by Celia Chandler

As another federal campaign begins, it’s time for me to dust off my previous rabble.ca article about the state of housing in Canada, update the dates, increase the numbers, and press “send.”

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After over ten years of waiting, the “Ontario Not‑for‑profit Corporations Act” (ONCA) will finally be proclaimed into force on October 19, 2021!

August 18th, 2021 by Iler Campbell

The Ontario government remains optimistic about the legislation, and anticipates that ONCA will simplify the incorporation process, clarify rules for governing a corporation, enhance members’ rights, as well as give members greater access to financial records.

The legislation, which passed in 2010, will be the legal framework under which most provincially incorporated not‑for‑profit corporations will operate come October 19th. More specifically, it will apply to every corporation that does not have share capital and is incorporated under an act of the Ontario legislature, other than the Co‑operative Corporations Act.

ONCA will bring lots of change to the regulatory landscape, and corporations will have three years after proclamation to comply with the new rules. As a result, provincially incorporated not‑for‑profit corporations will need to review their governing documents, and make any necessary changes within three years, to ensure compliance with ONCA. Continue reading “After over ten years of waiting, the “Ontario Not‑for‑profit Corporations Act” (ONCA) will finally be proclaimed into force on October 19, 2021!”

Some Iler Campbell staffing news

August 4th, 2021 by Celia Chandler

With the pandemic slowing the world down last year, as we slowly re‑open, we know lots of people have started making some personal and professional changes.  Our team is no different. While we are sad to be losing a couple of excellent lawyers, we’re excited to bring some new blood onto the team. Continue reading “Some Iler Campbell staffing news”

Unvaccinated employees could in fact lose their jobs

July 30th, 2021 by Michael Hackl

This article was first posted to rabble.ca.

Earlier this year, I wrote a Pro Bono column on how people felt that COVID-19 restrictions were infringing on their rights and freedoms. At the risk of being seen as a “one trick pony,” I wanted to address another aspect of how COVID might be seen as infringing on our personal freedoms. Continue reading “Unvaccinated employees could in fact lose their jobs”