Can the government of the day bind future legislatures to spend money through entering into contracts, whether they be collective agreements, or ordinary contracts to expend money over multiple years?
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the corporations who use the factory expressed grave concern for the deceased workers and their families and committed to helping them.
The Canadian Bar Association released a summary report this month which addresses the challenges to accessing the civil justice system in Canada and sets out targets that should be achieved by 2030.
This decision represents a victory for advocates of improved corporate social responsibility and greater accountability from Canadian corporations in relation to their foreign operations.
The court was also asked to dismiss the applications outright on the basis of how the applicants were funding their legal bills.
A number of migrant worker issues have been discussed in the media lately. However, there are different migrant worker programs in Canada, and these give rise to different legal and policy issues.
Given the scientific consensus that wind turbines are not dangerous to human health, it is time to shift focus to a real issue: fixing wind energy policy to increase community power in Canada.
Although federal public servants have always had a limited right to freedom of expression, certain employees have been subjected to increasingly strict policies which govern their behaviour.
A recent Supreme Court decision clarifies Canadian courts' discretion in granting standing to public interest groups to pursue litigation aimed at protecting the rights of vulnerable groups in Canada.
On January 8, 2013, Frog Lake First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation launched judicial review cases in the Federal Court to challenge the passage of omnibus budget bills Bill C-38 and Bill C-45.