Category: Human Rights

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...

Longueépée v University of Waterloo: Demarcating the Duty to Accommodate in University Admissions for Students with Previously Undiagnosed & Unaccommodated Disabilities

In Longueépée v University of Waterloo, 2020 ONCA 830, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) found that the University of Waterloo (“UW”)’s failure to consider the impact of a prospective...

Transnational Canadian Corporations Can Be Liable Under Customary International Law For Human Rights Abuses: The Phoenix Flies in Nevsun v Araya

Content warning: mention of slavery, torture, false confinement, murder, and rape Can Canadian courts adjudicate international human rights violations committed by Canadian companies abroad? Usually, the spectre of limited corporate...