Arbitrator rules part-time university professors are hired under fixed-term employment contracts and are not eligible for ESA 6% vacation pay benefit
Co-author David Bolger is a Special Advisor, Legal Counsel at the University of Ottawa. University of Ottawa and the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (2020 CanLII […]
WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that John Wilkinson has been awarded the 2019 John Hackett Memorial Award by the Canadian Association of University Solicitors (CAUS). The John Hackett Memorial Award […]
The RHPA’s “blanket provision”: protecting professional self-regulatory colleges from human rights complaints
In a recently released decision, Dindial v. College of Nurses, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) dismissed an application by a registered nurse alleging that she was discriminated against […]
Consider the following hypothetical: The “Vetting Committee” of a professional regulator refers specified allegations of professional misconduct against a member to the Discipline Committee. After the Notice of Hearing is […]
The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Sobeys West Inc. v. College of Pharmacists of British Columbia is an important decision for regulators in two respects. First, it recognizes the latitude regulators ought to be given when enacting by-laws. Second, it clarifies the nature of the evidence that regulators will need to provide when their by-laws are challenged on judicial review. On the whole, the decision comes as a welcome confirmation of the deference that courts will show to regulators when they enact by-laws in the bona fide exercise of their authority.
Breaches of Health Privacy: Role of Professional Regulatory Colleges
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The ICRC’s Power to Order an Independent Medical Examination: The Ontario Divisional Court’s Decision in Iacovelli v. College of Nurses of Ontario
The recent Divisional Court decision of Iacovelli v. College of Nurses of Ontario1 discusses the significant power of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) of a health regulatory College to order an independent medical examination.
Regulatory colleges must review accommodation requests from individuals with disabilities within the context of their public protection mandate. The Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) requires that they accommodate applicants and […]
The Divisional Court’s recent decision, Katsoulakos v Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, raises two important issues for professional self-regulatory bodies in respect of the degree to which procedural fairness […]
Accountability, Transparency and Professional Ethics: Today’s Challenges for the Ontario College of Teachers
At the 2013 Annual Meeting of Members Raj Anand, a lawyer, arbitrator and mediator with WeirFoulds LLP and a member of the board of directors of the Law Society of […]
Administrative Law Investigative Powers College of Physicians and Surgeons
Public tendering is perhaps the most active area of interest within construction law.