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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 →

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 →

Under the Influence: Discrimination Under Human Rights Legislation and Section 15 of the Charter

Author: Jennifer Koshan Abstract In this paper, I review the approaches to discrimination under human rights legislation and the Charter, considering the Supreme Court of Canada’s historical approaches through to its most recent decisions in Moore v British Columbia and… Continue Reading →

Communicating for the Purposes of Human Rights: Sex Work and Discursive Justice in Canada

Author: Mary J. Bunch Abstract This article develops a principle of ‘discursive justice’ that combines Jürgen Habermas’ theory of the public sphere, with the understanding of epistemic violence developed by Jean Francois Lyotard and Gayatri Spivak. This concept is considered… Continue Reading →

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