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November 7, 2014

Jan Wong and The Globe and Mail

In a decision released November 3, 2014, the Divisional Court dismissed a proposed application for judicial review brought by journalist Jan Wong in a case against The Globe and Mail. The case highlights several important aspects of our legal system that are worth commenting on. First, the context. Ms. Wong had been a reporter at...

November 1, 2014

An Analysis of Jian Ghomeshi’s Statement of Claim

With the dizzying events of the past week, it seems worthwhile to revisit Jian Ghomeshi’s statement of claim, since it contains the most detailed account of his dealings with the CBC and advances his legal theory in response to the termination of his employment. Para. 6: Mr. Ghomeshi states the CBC misused personal information “provided...

November 10, 2013

Rob Ford and Termination for Cause

The travails of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack, being intoxicated during Mayoral outings and making death threats in an inebriated state, raise an interesting question: If Mayor Ford was employed as a senior executive in a private company, could he be terminated for cause without any notice or warning? Would...

Dilanka’s Case: Employment Law, Unjust Dismissal, and The Canada Labour Code

Background Dilanka was working in inventory control for a large Federally regulated employer. He was highly dedicated and conscientious, always looking for work and opportunities to grow in the company. His performance appraisals were glowing. Dilanka’s efforts were recognized with promotion and assignment to important projects, yet he hadn’t advanced as far as he thought...

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