Vaccines, masking, and human rights: where do we go from here

April 28th, 2022 by Safia Lakhani

Legally speaking, mandatory vaccination policies may be permissible in the context of employment, business, and housing. However, such policies should account for possible exemptions under the applicable human rights legislation.

Where do we draw the line between human rights, and masking and vaccine mandates?

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Harnessing the power of community for live music

March 31st, 2022 by Brian Iler

Artists don’t play Massey Hall’s stage without first building their career in smaller venues with supportive audiences. That’s what Hugh’s Room is trying to build in Toronto’s east end.

Downtown Toronto’s Massey Hall. Credit: Ryan Raz / Flickr

The pandemic hit the live music industry extremely hard in Canada. Many live music venues, without income for two years, permanently closed. But even before the pandemic, many venues were struggling with increasingly unaffordable rents.

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Client Profile: Aron Theatre Co-operative

March 23rd, 2022 by Maggie Fleming

Aron Theatre is a historical and cultural hub in Campbellford, Ontario. What started out in 1947 as a privately‑owned theatre has since transformed into a thriving non‑profit consumer co‑operative. The theatre had been declining for years and the owner was retiring. In 2009, the community came together to save the beloved theatre in a resounding testament to the efficacy of the co‑operative business model.

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Spring training round up

March 17th, 2022 by Celia Chandler

It’s true that co‑opers are committed to the 5th Co‑operative Principle – Education, Training, and Information – even when it has to be done remotely! I have to look no further than my own calendar to see this. Continue reading “Spring training round up”

What happens if you fly a Confederate flag in Canada

March 4th, 2022 by Michael Hackl

Do current Canadian laws consider flying Confederate flags or displaying Nazi symbols as statements that incite and promote hatred?

Some members of the trucker convoy raised Confederate flags during their month long occupation of the National Capital. Credit: Ana Krach | Ottawa Graphics / Pixabay

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Who can provide legal advice in Ontario?

February 4th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

In Ontario, only lawyers and paralegals can give legal advice. The Law Society of Ontario is the governing body for Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals. Continue reading “Who can provide legal advice in Ontario?”