Human Rights

In relation to human rights, Miller Thomson focuses on providing strategies and advice to ensure compliance and avoid costly complaints and litigation. The Labour Relations and Employment Law Group provides effective support through client-specific and all-client seminars, workshops and training sessions and the development of policies and workplace discrimination and harassment prevention strategies. Our Group also provides practical and technical support for the investigation and resolution of formal or internal human rights complaints. Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending management against alleged breaches of human rights legislation before arbitrators and human rights tribunals governed by federal and provincial legislation and before the courts.

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Gerald Chipeur provides opinion before Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill C-14

On June 6, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC was called to testify before the Senate Committee studying Bill C-14. The Globe and Mail reported that in his testimony he expressed the opinion that Bill C-14, a bill creating safeguards to protect...

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Gerald Chipeur quoted in The Globe and Mail on assisted-dying bill

Read the article: What you should know about the Liberals’ assisted-dying bill.

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Supreme Court of Canada rules religious schools protected from discrimination by government

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on March 19, 2015 that the guarantee of freedom of religion in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is available to protect religious schools in Canada from discrimination by government.  Furthermore, the Court affirmed...

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Nicole Byres, Q.C. interviewed on CBC Radio’s World at Six

Nicole was interviewed by CBC Radio on a human rights arbitration decision in Manitoba concerning a complaint against the Brandon police by a military veteran with PTSD. The interview runs on the May 14th edition of World at Six. Listen to the...

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Gerald Chipeur, QC and Sean Kelly succeed in application for leave to intervene in Supreme Court of Canada

Gerald Chipeur, QC and Sean Kelly have succeeded in an application for leave to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Loyola v. Quebec.  The hearing will take place in March of this year and will...

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Gerald Chipeur Honoured at Religious Liberty Dinner at the Embassy of Canada in Washington

Canadian lawyer Gerald Chipeur received the International Award at the Religious Liberty Dinner for his efforts in promoting religious freedom through his writing, and his work with the Canadian Bar Association and the International Academy for Freedom of Religious and...

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C., Counsel to Christian Legal Fellowship, spoke at the The Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC.  The Christian Legal Fellowship intervened in that appeal in support of the constitutionality of the Criminal Code prohibition of physician...

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. participated in an international conference on Religious Freedom in London, Ontario on May 6, 2015.

Gerry spoke to three panels addressing recent Supreme Court of Canada Charter appeals in which he participated.

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Labour and Employment Update

Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for senior corporate executives, business owners, in-house counsel, human resource professionals, and members of your management team who have a role in the employment, labour relations, and human resources management within your organization....

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Labour and Employment Update

Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for senior corporate executives, business owners, in-house counsel, human resource professionals, and members of your management team who have a role in the employment, labour relations, and human resources management within your organization....

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The Dangers in Managing an Aging Workforce

Miller Thomson presents a seminar covering what all employers should know about the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta’s decision on age discrimination.

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Pastors – People – Protection

Robert Hayhoe, Carol VandenHoek and Sheldon Wood speak on issues affecting churches at a seminar entitled “Pastors – People – Protection.”

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Recent Developments in Human Rights Law

Miller Thomson’s Alberta Labour & Employment Group hosts a breakfast seminar on recent developments in Human Rights Law.

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Physician-Assisted Suicide: Drafting Memo for Parliament

Charter and Human Rights Litigation, 1912-1914

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The Awarding of Costs at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?

Bill 147, Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Awarding of Costs), 2013 (“Bill 147”) has passed First Reading in the Ontario Legislature and, if enacted, could significantly alter the legal landscape as it relates to the litigation of human rights issues....

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The High Price of Age Discrimination

One of the most important issues facing employers today is the management of employees of the baby boomer generation who are nearing the end of their careers. Organizations need to consider their succession plans, while respecting the rights of senior...

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Canada’s First Ambassador to the Office of Religious Freedom

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The Protection of Freedom of Expression is not Just the Responsibility of the Courts

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Polygamy: The Curious Case Of The Unrequited Reference

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Another Free Speech Precedent in Alberta

Charter and Human Rights Quarterly

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