Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

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April 2012

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

Gillian Tuck Kutarna

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...


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

Eric Davis

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...


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

Nadya Tymochenko

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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