Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

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September 29, 2022

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College of Teachers revokes teaching licenses as a result of speech

Kayla Cockburn, Nadya Tymochenko

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

Kayla Cockburn, Nadya Tymochenko

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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