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EAs Accompanying Students on Overnight Excursion is Not ‘Volunteering’

The Ontario Divisional Court recently heard an application for judicial review of a labour arbitration decision involving the Toronto District School Board (the “Board”) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4400, (“CUPE”) representing educational assistants (“EAs”) working for...

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Update Regarding the Accepting Schools Act

Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, was introduced by the government on November 30, 2011. Its stated purpose is to provide additional protections to students who are victims of bullying. Bill 13 was presented to the legislative assembly for first...

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Bill 39, Concussions – Is it Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?

On March 6, 2012, the Ontario Liberal Government introduced legislation amending Ontario’s Education Act to add provisions regarding concussions. Concussions have received increasing media attention due to significant issues with former hockey and football players in Canada and the United States....

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MFIPPA Duty to Disclose: “Some Form of Connection” to Employment is Sufficient for Exemption

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (“Commissioner”) recently upheld a Toronto District School Board (“Board”) decision to deny a request made under Ontario’s Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“MFIPPA”). The Board had conducted investigations into two...

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The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and Light Rail Transit in the Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region’s exploration of light rail transit provides an excellent case study and example of some of the challenges that exist with Ontario’s current Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (“Act”). On June 15, 2011, the Council for the Regional...

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Board Does Not Have to Compensate Teachers for Work that is not Performed

In a matter between the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF) and Peel District School Board (the ‘Board’), Arbitrator Laura Trachuk was asked to consider the case of a full time teacher who for several years requested and was given...

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DECEs are Instructional Support Staff

In a February 2012 decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the OLRB determined that Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE) working for the District School Board of Niagara (School Board) were part of a pre-existing Canadian Union of Public...

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Claim Against Board and Teacher for Student Suicide May Proceed

On February 7, 2011, the Ontario Superior Court released a decision on a motion that was made for a summary judgment in a claim by the family of a deceased student, Jordan Gallant, and Thames Valley District School Board (the...

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OLRB Will Not Take Jurisdiction of Harassment Cases

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) recently put to rest the question of whether or not changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act brought about by Bill 168 also changed the OLRB’s authority to supervise employers with respect to...

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Student Codes of Conduct Not Subject to Arbitration in B.C.

A recent B.C. Court of Appeal decision held that the B.C. Teachers’ Federation could not require school boards to establish and enforce student codes of conduct through the collective agreement because they were never negotiated between the parties. By Ministerial...

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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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