Stacks of loonies and toonies. Image credit: Sharon Drummond/Flickr
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Ontario's unions say Bill 124, which restricts wage increases and benefit improvements in the public sector, violates bargaining rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Medical face mask. Image credit: Mark König/Unsplash
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl | With measures in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, some people feel that their rights are under attack. But individual rights, even those protected by the Charter, are not absolute.
Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Big changes to public-sector bargaining introduced by Alberta's UCP government yesterday is likely to unleash a flood of litigation.
François Legault. Image: LouisRoyQc/Wikimedia Commons
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl | While Bill 21 clearly violates rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Quebec has invoked the notwithstanding clause to protect the law from challenges that it violates those rights.
Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto which houses the headquarters of the Law Society of Ontario. Photo: Oliver Mallich/Flickr
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono | A dispute over the promotion of diversity is dividing the Law Society of Ontario, at a time when freedom of speech is seen as something that trumps equality rights.
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Judy Rebick | After more than 50 years, Indigenous women are still fighting for gender equality under the Indian Act. You can help.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Photo: Marc Lostracci/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | It's tempting to see this as a small matter concerning only ambitious politicians in Toronto. But to paraphrase the old saw about the lost $5 bill, it's not the lousy five bucks, it's the principle.
News conference following 2011 Supreme Court ruling with Insite's supporting partners. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health/Flickr
Pro Bono, Brynn Leger | If denying access to supervised injection sites was found to be an infringement of the Charter by the Supreme Court, the same may be said of Ontario's decision to halt new overdose prevention sites.
A woman wearing a niqab on Rue Ontario in Montreal in 2012. Photo: Claude Robillard/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Some political leaders have condemned Quebec's Law 62 as a violation of human rights; others not. Trudeau has been circumspect, while Jagmeet Singh and the Ontario legislature have gone further.
Meghan Sali | OpenMedia will be intervening in a landmark case at the Supreme Court of Canada -- defending the free expression of Internet users across the globe.
Stephanie McLean and Patrick
David J. Climenhaga | Stephanie McLean and her baby offered a powerful symbol of the change this government has wrought, and it is said here this will be an electoral incentive to many voters come 2019.
David Suzuki | Environmental rights are also about social justice. Many environmental problems are tied to societal inequities as people at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale are disproportionately affected.