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Bill 124 declared unconstitutional: Implications for the Education sector

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently found Bill 124, Ontario’s public sector wage restraint legislation, to be unconstitutional.[1] As a result, the Court declared the statute to be void and of no effect. However, the government has announced their...

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Bill C-27 and the protection of children’s privacy

In June 2022, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry introduced in the House of Commons Bill C-27, An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act...

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Arbitrator awards teachers damages due to unilaterally re-allocated prep time

A labour arbitrator recently awarded damages to Catholic secondary school teachers after finding that a school board did not provide the teachers with requisite daily preparation time in accordance with the collective agreement.  In the decision, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’...

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Ontario Government tables legislation to prohibit strike or lockout

On October 31, 2022, the Ontario government introduced Bill 28, Keeping Students in Class Act, 2022. If passed, this legislation would prohibit CUPE workers (approximately 55,000 Ontario education workers, including educational assistants, custodians, librarians, and early childhood educators) from striking...

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Tribunal rejects parent’s attempt to challenge school lesson on gender ideology

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in N.B. v. Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, 2022 HRTO 1044 (CanLII) recently confirmed that including gender identity in lessons taught to grade one students is not discriminatory. To the contrary, existing legislative provisions serve to...

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HRTO confirms it has concurrent jurisdiction with labour arbitrators

This month, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released a decision in Weilgosh v. London District Catholic School Board, 2022 HRTO 1194 confirming the approach of the Tribunal that it has concurrent jurisdiction with labour arbitrators over human rights claims by...

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College of Teachers revokes teaching licenses as a result of speech

Two recent cases heard by the Ontario College of Teachers addressed the behaviour of teachers who were espousing racist and disparaging remarks both in and outside the classroom. Ontario College of Teachers v Dimarco, 2021 ONOCT 142 Along with allegations...

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Anti-SLAPP motion protects TCDSB trustees from defamation claim

In Volpe v. Wong-Tam 2022 ONSC 3106, the Ontario Superior Court granted an anti-SLAPP motion and dismissed a defamation suit against City of Toronto councillors and Toronto Catholic District School Board (“TCDSB”) school trustees. The plaintiffs, M.T.E.C. Consultants Ltd., which...

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Wandering children and educator culpability

Educators have a responsibility to supervise children in their care and protect them from reasonably foreseeable risks. Two recent arbitration cases considered whether educators can be disciplined when a student in their care wanders away or goes off school premises...

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A teacher’s past life may come back to haunt them

A registered teacher’s pre-registration conduct may, in some cases, be considered by the Ontario College of Teachers’ (the “OCT”) Discipline Committee in determining whether a Member is guilty of professional misconduct. This was explicitly recognized in Ontario College of Teachers...

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An Educator's Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom

This book by Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna addresses a wide range of issues that educators face in today’s online world.

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Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Education Law publication

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Morning Recess Webinar Series

Learn about upcoming and complimentary Morning Recess webinars for new school administrators

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