As we prepare for the party of the century (and a half), we must remember that not everyone who calls this land home feels that this is a milestone worth celebrating. For many indigenous people, this anniversary overlooks their much longer relationship to the land. For others, it represents a celebration of the same colonization
Lawyers are notorious for arguing technicalities and finding loopholes in legislation. However, our judicial system reminds us that Canadian legislation, especially in the human rights context, is in place to protect the values that make Canada great and should not be marginalized. In the words of the then Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Dickson in
The diversity of Canada’s population has become a modern-day catch phrase used by politicians from coast to coast. As employment lawyers, Canada’s diversity is much more than just that – it is a reality of the legal landscape that informs the very advice we give on a daily basis. In the words of Chief Justice
The first year of law school can be a drag. Endless assigned reading for mandatory courses, some of which had no long-term appeal for me. However, whenever I found myself thinking, “What I am doing here?” a reading assignment for Constitutional Law always saved the day. I loved reading decisions that applied the Canadian Charter
With the advent of Trump’s presidency, words, facts (alternative and otherwise) and information have been scrutinized like never before. Our American neighbours are questioning their country’s identity and its future. In contrast, Canada has maintained its commitment to be a sanctuary for refugees and its acceptance of people from all faiths and backgrounds though its
I like to travel and I travel a lot. I love visiting new places and returning to those that have become familiar to me. I love experiencing new people, new food, new sights and new lands. However, upon return from a trip outside of Canada I feel a profound sense of gratitude to be “home”.
Work is one of the single most important aspects of our lives. It fills our days and shapes our existence. Work is as old as humankind. These are the reasons that motivated me to become an employment lawyer – to help people in that aspect of their lives that we all have in common. The
My son recently had a birthday and while talking about how he wanted to celebrate, I told him that the country we live in, Canada, is having a big birthday next year and that there would be lots of parties and fun things to do to commemorate the occasion. In typical young child fashion he