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Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Image description: Multicoloured houses seen from above The right to adequate housing is considered to be a ...
Conversion Therapy Banned in Canada: A Wake-Up Call for Others

Conversion Therapy Banned in Canada: A Wake-Up Call for Others

Image Description: A 6-colour (Rainbow) Pride Flag flying in the sky. The rays of the sun are falling on the ...
Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

On October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered a 5-4 judgement that strengthens protection for ...
Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

“While I was breathing in wildfire smoke last month with Vancouver’s air quality rated worst in the world, ...
What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

The boy with a subwoofer on his head. When I complained that he sang badly, I was told “He’s dying. Let him live ...
Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

In the coming days, labour lawyers from around the world will be tuning in to watch the arguments in Uber v Aslam. ...
Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – I

Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – I

Across the world, Gig employers are now facing a legal reckoning in the highest courts. On 21st July, the issue of ...
COVID and the Constitution: Breaking Down Canada’s First Pandemic Charter Challenge

COVID and the Constitution: Breaking Down Canada’s First Pandemic Charter Challenge

On May 5th Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) adopted the strictest pandemic border restrictions in Canada. Through ...
Does State laicity in Québec breach gender equality?

Does State laicity in Québec breach gender equality?

The ongoing debate on State laicity in Québec recently took a new twist before the courts. Shortly after the ...
Foodora Couriers are ‘Dependent Contractors’ Rules Ontario Labour Relations Board

Foodora Couriers are ‘Dependent Contractors’ Rules Ontario Labour Relations Board

In August 2019, couriers working for Foodora Inc. (Foodora), a web services company that provides an online ...
Vaccines and the Notwithstanding Clause: an Unnecessary Creation of a Dangerous Precedent

Vaccines and the Notwithstanding Clause: an Unnecessary Creation of a Dangerous Precedent

On November 22, 2019, the provincial government of New Brunswick (Canada) announced it would be employing the ...
Canada’s Notwithstanding Clause: An Overlooked Threat to Minority Rights

Canada’s Notwithstanding Clause: An Overlooked Threat to Minority Rights

The notwithstanding clause, also referred to as section 33 of Canada’s Constitution, has been described as a ...

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