There has been much discussion recently about conflict of interest rules, what is and isn't a conflict of interest, and whether there can be degrees of conflicts of interest.
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.
The recent Supreme Court decision of R. v. Cole indicates that an employee's personal information, even if stored on computers owned by an employer, may attract a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The dramatic growth of social media use in Canada has raised novel legal issues around work, including whether off-duty conduct online can get an employee fired.
Until now, ownership and participation in Canada's growing green energy sector has been dominated by private sector interests. It looks like things may be starting to change.
On April 26, 2012, the federal government introduced Bill C-38, which contains proposed changes to the Income Tax Act, affecting charities and how political activities are to be accounted for.
The issue of paying fundraisers in the context of charitable donations has been a controversial one for some time. Charities are obligated to devote their resources exclusively to charitable purposes.
The House of Commons recently passed a private member's bill, Bill C-304, to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, repealing Section 13, the "hate speech" clause, in its entirety.
A reader asked us if Canadian municipalities can pass an environmental bill of rights, as some American jurisdictions have with the help of the Community Environmental Legal Defence Fund.
Over the past 12 months, a number of pundits, academics and pollsters have suggested that support for unions and the labour movement is on the decline in Canada.
For citizens and NGOs who want to challenge environmental decisions, the biggest obstacle is usually obtaining information about the potential environmental effects of a decision or project.