Category: Administrative Law

Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks: Exclusive vs. Concurrent Jurisdiction for Labour Arbitrators

In Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks, 2021 SCC 42 [Horrocks], the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) held in a 6-1 decision that mandatory dispute resolution provisions...

Francis v Ontario: The ONCA Upholds Charter Breaches for Any Period in Administrative Segregation for Seriously Mentally Ill Inmates

In an unanimous decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA” or “the Court”) dismissed the Ontario government’s appeal against the $30 million solitary confinement class action. Francis v Ontario 2021...

ONCA Advances Pay Equity Legislation Enforcement of Proxy Method in Ontario Nurses’ Association v Participating Nursing Homes

On March 9, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) ruled in favour of Ontario Nurses Association (“ONA”) and Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) Local 1 on the pay equity...