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Inaccessible Inclusion: Privacy, Disclosure and Accommodation of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author: Nicholas Caivano Abstract Many employees living with mental health disabilities recognize the risk of being stigmatized by co-workers and supervisors and are reluctant to disclose their diagnoses. Employees who disclose their mental health conditions may face restricted opportunities, micro-management,… Continue Reading →

Universities and Freedom of Expression: When Should the Charter Apply?

Author: Linda McKay-Panos Abstract There is confusion about whether “public” activities at universities should invoke application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). Two recent lines of authority have reached different conclusions. The 2016 decision of the British… Continue Reading →

Acadianité et droits de la personne : autodétermination identitaire, membriété, langue et droit des minorités nationales

Auteurs: Mark C. Power et Darius Bossé Résumé Dans cet article, les auteurs argumentent que les lois en matière de droits de la personne peuvent servir, au Canada, de mécanismes complémentaires à la Charte permettant de réaliser l’égalité de statut… Continue Reading →

Troubling Waters: Recent Developments in Canada on International Law and the Right to Water and Sanitation

Author: Karen Busby Abstract In less than a decade, Canada has moved from resisting the recognition of the human right to water and sanitation in international law to explicitly recognizing the right. This paper reviews how Canada and, tangentially, other countries,… Continue Reading →

Saskatchewan, the Patriation of the Constitution and the Enactment of the Charter: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Author: Thomson Irvine Abstract The patriation of the Constitution and the enactment of the Charter was a watershed event in the protection of human rights in Canada. The new constitutional provisions have had a tremendous impact in many areas, such… Continue Reading →

Concepts and Precepts: Canadian Tribunals, Human Rights and Falun Gong

Authors: David Matas & Maria Cheung Abstract This article analyzes five Canadian tribunal cases brought forward by Falun Gong practitioners against their perpetrators. Falun Gong is a peaceful spiritually based meditative practice highly persecuted and propagandized against by the Chinese… Continue Reading →

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