Litigation

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”

Could Air Canada’s ban on emotional support animals be challenged?

June 28th, 2021 by Claudia Pedrero

Animals are an essential form of support for many living with disabilities.

Most people are familiar with service dogs who support people with physical disabilities — such as guide dogs assisting people with visual impairment. Animals can also provide psychiatric and cognitive support to people with mental disabilities, including anxiety and post‑traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading “Could Air Canada’s ban on emotional support animals be challenged?”

Sheriff can enforce Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) Eviction Orders again

June 9th, 2021 by Hunter Stone

In January of 2021 (what seems like a lifetime ago), the Ontario Government temporarily paused the enforcement of residential evictions for the second time in less than a year. Continue reading “Sheriff can enforce Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) Eviction Orders again”

What to do with an anti-masker?

April 8th, 2021 by Celia Chandler

We’ve all seen them – people who don’t wear masks, or who wear them improperly, in situations where they are required. Often, we can achieve the necessary distance from the person so that we feel safe. But what if this happens in a place where we cannot escape, for example, in the common spaces of the building where we live? Continue reading “What to do with an anti-masker?”

Where there’s a will, there’s a way forward

November 30th, 2020 by Celia Chandler

This article was first published on rabble.ca.

COVID-19 has brought a lot of things into sharp focus for most of us — what we value; divisions in our society between those who can and cannot work from home; how we enjoy spending time; the quality of our domestic relationships; the challenge of “stay at home” for the homeless; how access to technology divides us; who we enjoy spending time with; etc. Continue reading “Where there’s a will, there’s a way forward”

Court order gives Mi’kmaw fishers temporary protections, but what are the next steps?

October 29th, 2020 by Safia Lakhani

This article was first published on rabble.ca.

This publication and others have written about the shocking acts of violence and intimidation toward Mi’kmaw lobster fishers in Nova Scotia following the inauguration of a fishery in St. Mary’s Bay by the Sipekne’katik First Nation in September 2020. Continue reading “Court order gives Mi’kmaw fishers temporary protections, but what are the next steps?”