Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

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February 2012

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Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Ethics & Religious Culture Program

On February 17, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on the latest challenge by parents to religious freedom and education. In S.L. and D.J. and Commission scolaire des Chênes and Attorney General of Quebec the Supreme Court of Canada...

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Pre-Reform Decisions from the Ontario College of Teachers Discipline Committee

Gillian Tuck Kutarna

The Ontario College of Teachers (“College”) recently announced that it has hired retired Justice Patrick LeSage to undertake a comprehensive review of its disciplinary process, to be completed by May 2012. Education Minister Laurel Broten has also introduced reforms, including...

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OLRB Will Not Take Jurisdiction of Harassment Cases

Nadya Tymochenko

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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