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?”

CHF Canada launches its first-ever Virtual Fall Education Forum!

October 27th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Tomorrow marks the first webinar in CHF Canada’s month-long Virtual Fall Education Forum.

Tomorrow, Celia Chandler will join co-op managers across Canada to talk about human rights in housing in a live Zoom session.  Later in November, Celia will participate in a session on mental health and human rights; this one is geared to all co-op members and staff.

But these are just two of the 20 or so sessions that are on offer.  For the complete line up, click this link.  There’s something for everyone.

That’s not all though.  No conference – even an online one – is complete without sponsors.  Be sure to check out the partners’ page found here.  Iler Campbell is proud to be on the list.

Is the LTB collapsing under its case weight?

October 20th, 2020 by Celia Chandler

As you likely know, because of the pandemic restrictions, the Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) suspended hearings related to eviction applications and also put the brakes on issuing eviction orders. The Sheriff too was stopped from carrying out eviction orders from mid March until the end of July.

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Voluntary organizations and member disputes take another trip to the Supreme Court

September 30th, 2020 by Ted Hyland

According to a June 2020 Statistics Canada study, in 2018 more than 12.7 million people in Canada volunteered for charities, non-profits and community organizations, contributing more than 1.6 billion hours. While not all are members of the organizations for which they volunteer, many are.

Under what circumstances does their membership have the legal status that will attract a judge’s jurisdiction and oversight, particularly when there are disputes leading to the expulsion or other discipline of members? This question is again headed to the Supreme Court of Canada for an answer later this fall.

The question is not an abstract one. It involves the interplay between the rights of the members and the discretion of those in charge of the organizations to make decisions that affect their members’ rights. If a member is dissatisfied with the decision, can they go to court?

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Returning to work: Tips and considerations for employers

September 30th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

This is part of a series of webinars we’re running all September long. Check out the other events here!

We’ve just posted a recording of Safia Lakhani’s webinar, “Returning to work: Tips and considerations for employers” Check it out below.

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Navigating post-pandemic changes at the LTB

September 24th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

This is part of a series of webinars we’re running all September long. Check out the other events here!

We’ve just posted a recording of Karly Wilson’s webinar, “Navigating post-pandemic changes at the LTB” Check it out below.

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