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Introduction To Modern Slavery Issues In Businesses And Supply Chains In Canada
A rapidly growing challenge for Canadian businesses is how to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
Canada
3 Oct 2019
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2018: The SCC Year In Review
This article summarizes the 10 most significant Supreme Court cases of 2018, as selected by Gowling WLG's Supreme Court of Canada Services Group.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Business And Human Rights - UK NCP (Partially) Accepts Complaint In Relation To The Royal Windsor Horse Show
On 7 November 2018, the UK NCP issued its Initial Assessment of a complaint from the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) against HPower Group Limited (HPG).
Canada
21 Nov 2018
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Is Your Condo Ready For The Legalization Of Cannabis?
We are only days away from the Federal legalization of cannabis. In response to this legislative change, many condominium corporations have decided to implement rules to address smoking ...
Canada
17 Oct 2018
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Québec Securities Regulator Provides Guidance On Modern Slavery Disclosure Requirements
Modern slavery - an umbrella term used to describe exploitive labour practices such as slavery, forced labour, bonded labour and human trafficking - has been the subject of international regulatory developments ...
Canada
28 Sep 2018
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Public Law Case Update – September 2018
In 2004, Parliament enacted the Civil Partnership Act (the CPA) which enables same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship...
UK
14 Sep 2018
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Business And Human Rights - Are Parent Companies Liable For Violations By Overseas Subsidiaries?
There have been several cases in recent years in which the courts have considered whether it is permissible to bring a tort claim against a UK parent company in relation to alleged human rights...
UK
16 Aug 2018
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Canada Introduces New Corporate Social Responsibility Measures
With a pair of newly introduced tools to encourage corporate social responsibility, the federal government is seeking to expand its reach when it comes to controlling the way Canadian businesses operate abroad.
Canada
20 Feb 2018
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Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 1 - Coming Attractions: A Sneak Peek At Season 2 Of Diversonomics
We are very excited about the season ahead — so much so that we couldn't wait to showcase some of the awesome things diversity champions around the world are doing. From corporate social responsibility...
Canada
19 Sep 2017
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Jordan's Principle: New Ruling Of The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
On May 26, 2017, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ("Tribunal") released a new ruling regarding the implementation of Jordan's Principle by the Government of Canada.
Canada
16 Aug 2017
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Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Key Points To Know
Following on from our recent article on the issue of modern slavery in the construction industry, we have prepared a podcast highlighting the general application of the Modern Slavery Act 2015...
UK
10 Apr 2017
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One Toke Over The Line
Canada's human rights laws offer vital protection for individuals whose personal characteristics historically pose barriers to employment and full participation in society.
Canada
15 Mar 2017
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Slavery In The UK Construction Industry - A Modern Problem?
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) was the UK's latest step towards eliminating slavery, in all its forms. Since then, many UK construction companies have reviewed their own businesses...
European Union
23 Feb 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Refuses To Hear Charter Challenge Of Investigative Powers In The Alberta Securities Act
The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a leave application arising from a decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal that upheld sections 42 and 46 of the Alberta Securities Act ("SA").
Canada
18 Jul 2016
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Update: Bill 173 To End Discrimination Against Indigenous Naming Traditions In Ontario
On February 25, 2016, Bill 173 was introduced into the Ontario Legislature.
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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Constitutional Challenges Bring An End To Canada's Only Provincial Cyberbullying-Specific Legislation
While we previously reported on the available statutory recourse in Nova Scotia against parents for damages caused by the cyberbullying actions of their children...
Canada
22 Jan 2016
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Nova Scotia's Cyberbullying Legislation A "Colossal Failure," Declared Unconstitutional
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has declared the Cyber-safety Act, Nova Scotia's controversial cyberbullying legislation, to be unconstitutional.
Canada
19 Jan 2016
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2015: The SCC Year In Review
This article summarizes Gowlings' picks for the most important decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015.
Canada
6 Jan 2016
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Supreme Court Refines The Test For Damages For Non-Disclosure: Henry V. British Columbia (Attorney General)
This decision deals with the issue of whether a person who was wrongfully convicted due to a breach of his constitutional rights can claim Charter damages based on the negligent conduct of the Crown Attorney.
Canada
11 May 2015
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The SCC Rules Against Prayer At City Council Meetings
On April 15, 2015, in Mouvement laïque québécois, et al v. City of Saguenay, et al, 2015 SCC 16, the Supreme Court of Canada ended a lengthy judicial dispute that centered on private faith and state secularism in Québec.
Canada
22 Apr 2015
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